The latest import release from the Madison label, "Closing Night - February 1970", has been released.
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.
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
Closing Night ReleasedJune 20, 2007 | Music Source:Email
lray wrote on June 20, 2007
It is rare for me to go after these non BMG CD's but this is the right one for me seek. If anyone knows where I can find this, please let me know.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 20, 2007
Now does this change southern comfort plans.if after all this comes from a reel to reel tape,will madison be the ones to release the opening show! is the tape be passed around? to be continued!
Mofoca22 wrote on June 21, 2007
i want this cd how do you get this one over in america?
Tony C wrote on June 21, 2007
I ordered my copy yesterday from the worlds largest auction site. Judging by the review, this looks to be a great CD.
boris wrote on June 21, 2007
I ordered it the same way Kilburn did and got it yesterday... I must say I'm more than satisfied with this release... Higher quality really.
the colonel wrote on June 21, 2007
i would sure love to get this, if anyone can pm me details on how i sure would appreciate it, thanx.
Tony C wrote on July 05, 2007
My copy arrived yesterday and I am very pleased with it. The packaging is great, and the sound quality is much better than the incomplete versions we have had before. Although it is obviously from a lower quality source than the multi-track recordings RCA made earlier in that season, I'm sure few buyers will be disappointed.