Closing Night Cover Art

It seems that the cover art of the upcoming Follow That Dream release "Closing Night" is a mock up. E.I.N. mentions that the label will probably use live pictures from Dutch photographer, Laurens van Houten who photographed the September 1973 shows.
Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Aug 20, 2004 

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Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 25, 2004report abuse
this is one of elvis' best performances ever i heard. he is very energized and funny and he shows some sign of temper problems but to finnally hear elvis in a bad mood mouthing off about the hilton and his manager is great:) plus i heard he sings bridge over troubled water in the tune of suspisious minds or is it the other way around. but anyways this is deffintly one im gonna buy. im still waiting for polk salad annie stupid mailman grrrr lol
Tony Clapson (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2004report abuse
Soundboard recordings from this era are usually mono, which I expect this one to be, as they are a recording of the concert hall mix. This is why the audience response is so quiet, on a recordxing meant for release they would be miked-up and included in the mix. We are very fortunate to have any of these tapes, so we should not expect miracles in sound!
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2004report abuse
To Paul from France; Where have you been?! FTD have released TONS of '60's out-takes. CD's such as Fame and fortune, Run on, Long lonely Highway, Spinout, Frankie and Johnny, Studio B etc. And on the main lable, there has been Such a night (essential Elvis vol. 5), Close up, Today, tomorrow and forever. You need to catch up!!
E.L.V.I.S (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 22, 2004report abuse
concidering the vast amount of pictures which could be used i really think they should use one.Ok this one is different but i would rather have a very nice concert picture then one of a sign, :-( I too agree we must support everyone of there releases they do such great jobs.Well done ernst and the ftd team :-)
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2004report abuse
I'm not a great fan of all these concerts that look all the same, but this one has "Trouble" and some other gems, so I think I'll be happy with it. I hope FTD will release some stuffs from his studio work, mainly in the 60s, providing there is something listenable on the shelves.
Bur maybe we already have almost everything. Well... about the cover... not bad for a Las-Vegas concert.
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2004report abuse
Unlikely to be in stereo, as these shows were not recorded with the intention to release them! The fact that we are getting this material at all is an absolute bonus and we must all try to support our lable in order to keep this great series of collectors' releases going for as long as possible. We can't expect miracles, just be grateful this stuff still survives and is being released!
FTD44 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2004report abuse
i am wondering is this soundboard in stereo,if not please let me know so i can forget about getting it
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2004report abuse
I don't care for soundboard recordings and generally speaking I could care less what the cover looks like. But this one is really nice. They should keep it.
jessy (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2004report abuse
This is a beautifull picture!
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2004report abuse
Too bad ! That mock up was one of the few FTD covers that I liked !

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