The SR label announced their new release: recordings of Elvis' September 4, 1970 Dinner Show and September 7, 1970 Closing Show, both recorded live in Las Vegas.
The forthcoming release from the "SR" label scheduled for the beginning of September is titled "September Nights" and will feature two unreleased shows from Las Vegas September 04, 1970 Dinner Show (part only) + the complete show from September 07, 1970 Closing Night.
As everybody knows SR concentrates on the early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to provide unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his ability. In this our ninth release, we are proud to present two very rare shows, one complete and part of the second to give you a more complete view of the last part of Elvis’ August 1970 season. Despite being the end of the season, Elvis' love of singing is clear in these tapes and we are glad to give you the opportunity to listen to them.
The Dinner show from September 4th, as presented on this CD is almost complete, missing the last two tracks only. If we look closely at the late Vegas act of September 1970 we can see that Elvis although tired is still able to concentrate on the music to produce great shows. Elvis sings straight to the audience with pauses and jokes, but the performance is still solid and rough; the basic track listing is presented superbly. Songs like I got a Woman, You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling or Polk Salad Annie sound great; he presents the best of his repertoire from the season. The best song from this dinner show is without doubt the oldie “One Night” here performed in a very rough and concentrated way surely the best version of the season.
The Closing Show of a memorable season maybe the best one, although shorter with respect to the early shows and not of comparable intensity but still valuable. Elvis performs the show in essence as his greatest hits of the season and he performs it as only he can at that moment. Songs like I Just Can’t Help Believing’, You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling’ and Polk Salad Annie sound solid and well performed overall with feeling, the same feeling the we find at the end with Bridge Over Troubled Water, the best song of the show.
These recordings come from an early generation copy of the master tape; the sound quality is very good considering the early season. The sound was restored in a studio to achieve the 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 listen with pleasure.
For the Third time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK, containing a collection of live unreleased photographs of the August season, with a wide spectrum of jumpsuits included.
01. Opening Vamp 0.38
02. That's All Right Mama 1.37
03. I Got A Woman 2.31
04. I Walk The Line (exc) 0.11
05. Monologue/Love Me Tender 6.53
06. I’ve Lost You 2.29
07. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feelin’ 4.09
08. Polk Salad Annie 4.12
09. Band Intro 2.34
10. Hound Dog (exc) 0.05
11. Johnny B.Goode 1.37
12. Band Intro 1.49
13. The Wonder Of You 3.07
14. One Night 1.37
15. Opening Vamp 0.31
16. That's All Right Mama 2.20
17. I Got A Woman 2.36
18. I Walk The Line (exc)1.54
19. Monologue 3.07
20. I’ve Lost You 2.33
21. I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 4.37
22. You’ve Lost Than Loving Feelin’ 4.44
23. Polk Salad Annie 4.46
24. Introductions 8.05
25. Blue Suede Shoes 1.50
26. All Shook Up (inc.) 1.21
27. Hound Dog 2.01
28. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4.59
29. Can't Help Falling In Love 1.55
30. Closing Vamp. (inc.) 0.14
Approximate Total running time: 79.30
Addition from FECC Forum:
Here is the more in-depth tracklist for the shows, there are some songs missing:
Las Vegas. September 4th Dinner Show - Vegas - 9/4/70 DS (available on CD-R)
Songs performed at this show: That's All Right: I Got A Woman: I Walk The Line(excerpt): Cattle Call(Excerpt): Love Me Tender(False Start):I've Lost You: You've Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Hound Dog (excerpt): Johnny B. Goode: Introduction of Band: The Wonder Of You: Heart Break Hotel(2 false start only): One Night: Everybody Loves Somebody(Excerpt): Blue Suede Shoes-Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin’ on: Hound Dog: Bridge Over Troubled Water: Can't Help Falling In Love
Las Vegas. September 8th 3AM Closing Show - King of Vegas Vol. 6 (Available on CD-R)
Songs performed at this show: That's All Right: I Got A Woman-Amen: I Walk The Line (excerpt): Love Me Tender (false start only): I've Lost You: I Just Can't Help Believin’: You've Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Introduction of Colonel Parker and Vernon and Priscilla Presley: Heartbreak Hotel (2 false start): Blue Suede Shoes-Whole Lotta Shakin' On-Blue Suede Shoes: Introduction of Bill Porter. Felton Jarvis, and Light Man: All Shook Up (false start): Hound Dog (false start): Bridge Over Troubled Water: Can't Help Falling in Love (false start)
Suit Worn At This Show: Chain Suit W/ Red Macramé Belt
Musicians: White Top and Pants
The Sweet Inspirations: White Top and Pants