Here is the press release on the new SR import release "Rock And Blues" which contains an audience recording of Elvis' midnight show performance from February 06, 1972 with additional bonus material. This import release is due for release mid June 2007.
Recorded live in Las Vegas on February 06, 1972, Midnight show. As Bonus part of February 21 Midnight Show and February 22 Dinner Show.
This is the first audience show ever released of the 1972 season.
The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "Rock and Blues" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 06, 1972 Midnight + two parts of a show preformed February 21 and 22, 1972.
As everybody knows SR concentrates it's work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. This our seventh release, we are proud to present three very rare shows, one complete and part of two others so as to give you a more complete view of the season. The complete show from February 6th midnight performance is the first audience released recording from this season and in addition we combine the best of the February 21st midnight show and the 22nd dinner show to give you the opportunity to listen to a larger picture of the man and his music during this season. Elvis' love of singing is clear in these tapes and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to them.
The midnight show from February 06th, as presented on this CD, represents just one of the best shows of the season, If we look closely at the first Vegas act of 1972 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered promptly without even a pause for applause. The 'NEW' songs introduced do reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great ability.
Talking of these new additions we see some great songs, representative of his life from this stage on. Naturally we are referring to songs such as 'You Gave Me A Mountain' which has an autobiographical theme and 'An American Trilogy' which demonstrates his personal beliefs and patriotic views. Elvis also worked hard to promote his new single 'Until It's Time For You To Go.' Here are also included rare performances of Help Me Make It Through The Night and Hawaiian Wedding Song.
These recordings come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the season. The sound was restored in a studio to achieve best possible results. We have spent hours in the studio over the digital restoration of the sound, to achieve the best possible results and to give you the chance to hear it with pleasure. So enjoy our work and realize: this is the best possible audience recording(AR) of this season you can find all around! Until now we had only the opening night and a live compilation from BGM from the period 14-17 February. Here is the first chance to listen to a different Elvis in a complete show far away from nervousness of an opening night or a professional recording.
For the first time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe package with a 16-page booklet, containing a collection of live and candid photographs from February - 1972 and informative liner notes. Not a simple collection of pictures but a booklet professionally edited in line with the tradition of SR's previous one. We spent time to research good shots in a way to give shape to something different and an artistic layout hard to do overall because extended throughout a 16 page booklet.
01. 2001 Theme
02. C.C. Rider
03. Proud Mary
04. Never Been To Spain
05. You Gave Me A Mountain
06. Until It's Time For You To Go
07. Polk Salad Annie
08. Love Me
09. Little Sister/Get Back
10. All Shook Up
11. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
12. One Night
13. Hound Dog
14. A Big Hunk O'Love
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Suspicious Minds
18. American Trilogy
19.Can't Help Falling In Love
Time 49.00 min.
20. Proud Mary
21. Never Been In Spain
22. You Gave Me a Mountain
23. Until It's Time For You To Go
24. Help Me Make It Through The Night
Time 16.23, from February 21, Midnight Show
25.Polk Salad Annie
26.A Big Hunk O'Love
27.Hawaiin Wedding Song
28.Bridge Over Troubled Water
29. American Trilogy
Time 14.33 from February 22 Dinner Show
Approximate Total running time: 79.50