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Closing Night - February 1970

June 15, 2007 | Music
The new release from the Madison label is "Closing Night - February 1970". For the first time ever, this show will be available from start to finish, with the best-ever audio source, direct, reel-to-reel transfers to DAT. The sound quality is excellent, given the limitations of early '70s soundboard recordings, and definitely superior to all previous, incomplete releases of this concert.

The 16-page booklet contains relevant notes, while the cover art of "Closing Night - February 1970" is a beautiful homage to Presley's 1970 RCA LP "On Stage - February 1970". Several bonus tracks are included, though previously released, as they are the perfect compliment to this project.

Tracks :
01 - All Shook Up 1:59 ; 02 - I Got A Woman 2:20 ; 03 - Long Tall Sally 2:43 ; 04 - Don't Cry Daddy 3:58 ; 05 - Hound Dog 1:57 ; 06 - Love Me Tender 2:35 ; 07 - Kentucky Rain 3:12 ; 08 - Let It Be Me 3:12 ; 09 - I Can't Stop Loving You 2:24 ; 10 - C.C. Rider 2:43 ; 11 - Sweet Caroline 2:23 ; 12 - Polk Salad Annie 4:30 ; 13 - Instrumental Intermezzo 2:01 ; 14 - Introduction of vocalists, band, orchestra 2:30 ; 15 - Blueberry Hill / Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Elvis plays piano) 2:08 ; 16 - Heartbreak Hotel 2:21 ; 17 - One Night (Elvis plays electric guitar) 2:39 ; 18 - It's Now Or Never 2:17 ; 19 - Suspicious Minds 4:27 ; 20 - Introduction of crew, management 1:33 ; 21 - Can't Help Falling In Love / announcement 2:06

1970 Bonus Tracks:
22 - Walk A Mile In My Shoes (acetate, February 18) 2:52 ; 23 - The Wonder Of You (rehearsal, February 18, take 2 and 3 - incomplete) 3:52 ; 24 - The Wonder Of You (rehearsal, February 18, take 4 ) 2:38 ; 25 - Press Conference (Houston, February 27) 8:50

Tracks 13-14, 19-21 are previously unreleased

Total Time = 74:25
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Ton Bruins wrote on June 15, 2007
Very interesting release !
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 15, 2007
So will they release the opening show? if not i dont quite understand!
I Saw the Light wrote on June 15, 2007
Somehow, I think that Southern Comfort double cd announcement with opening and closing night in one fancy package is a better idea
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 15, 2007
Yea thats why i dont understand this release,dont get me wrong madison is a great label but some of there releases are kinda strange!
I Saw the Light wrote on June 15, 2007
feb 23 1970
Mofoca22 wrote on June 15, 2007
can someone send me the website adress for this cd cuz i like to get this
gbalaban wrote on June 16, 2007
I would really like this Cd, I just hope I can find it!
Ciscoking wrote on June 16, 2007
This show must be something special..everybody releases it...lol..
Jerome wrote on June 16, 2007
this beautiful homage to 'On Stage' is something good. I feel On Stage was missing something.
Steve V wrote on June 16, 2007
Why cant FTD release a show from Feb 1970 from start to finish? What is the problem? This would be one of the few live Vegas shows I would buy.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 16, 2007
Steve i agree,this was before vegas became boring and he was still performing every song with passion and raw energy,why does ftd not release such shows? who know',now i wonder if madison releases the other show as announced for the upcoming high voltage release!
Greg Nolan wrote on June 17, 2007
Having it released on FTD is often as good as having an "official" FTD release. The attention to quality is equivalent and some would say higher. Madison always furnishes top-quality sound and terrific photos along with learned and entertaining notes by a resident specialist, all packed into a full-colour booklet. To me, Madison releases, like the best imports like Straight Arrow, always compliment official releases, so run, don't walk and get 'em while they last! Some Madisons remains AWOL on the used market. Why? Because no one wants to give them up! More of Elvis in 1970? I'm buying!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 17, 2007
You Mean having it released on Madison is like having it on ftd i think,as far as quality madison beats ftd,they give you 16 page booklets and ftd gives you? except for the classic seris (eye roll)ill be getting this one,and also the wild weekend volume, to be honest i hope madison releases the opening show!
Rob V wrote on June 17, 2007
Does anyone wanna buy my 'Closing Night' CD released by the Graceland Label?
vegaselvisfan wrote on June 18, 2007
i first saw elvis 2/13/70. he was awesome! it's hard to remember details when you're almost 13, (and over 35 yrs ago) but i remember how electrifying and handsome he was. and his voice was great. WOW. i really would like to get this CD!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 18, 2007
Its a real good show and worth getting. And of note.. thats a great Album / CD Cover pic and design. Attention RCA, take notes..
theoldscudder wrote on June 27, 2007
This appears to be a quality product. Nice to have an entire concert on a cd that has ex. sound & a really nice cover. And it's from 1970 when his live shows were high energy. Nice.