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I Sing My Own Kinds

December 06, 2007 | Music
The import SR label will release the CD "I Sing My Own Kinds" containing the unreleased August 10, 1971 Dinner Show plus part of the Midnight Show from the same day as recorded from the audience in Las Vegas. The CD, due for release in the middle of January 2008, has a running time of close to 80 minutes and comes as a deluxe digipack.

The press release:

The forthcoming release from the "SR" label scheduled for the middle January, is titled "I Sing My Own Kinds" and will feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 10, 1971 Dinner Show plus part of the Midnight Show.

As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on the early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to always produce unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his ability. In this our eighth 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 day. Three songs from August 10th dinner were already present as bonus on the first SR release “Trying to Get to Memphis” here you have the possibility to listen the complete concert. 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 August 10th, as presented on this CD, represents just one of the best shows of the season. If we look closely at the early Vegas act of August 1971 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows. Elvis singing straight to the audience without pauses or jokes, the performance is solid and rough; the basic track listing is presented superbly. Songs like Proud Mary, You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling or Polk Salad Annie never sounded better; Elvis is still dynamic on stage especially in songs like Suspicious Minds. He presents the best of his repertoire from the last two years. The only new song is the single I’m Leaving, heavily promoted during all of 1971 and sang until 1974.

The man looks, sings and moves in a great way. Elvis is still performing at the height of his ability despite the presence of the golden cage of Vegas and the mediocre management, Elvis is still into his music. His focus, the attitude and his relationship with the music are still evident which enables him to deliver a great show. This level remains throughout the season

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 listen with pleasure.

For the second time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs of the August season and some informative liner notes.


01. Also Sprach Zarathustra 1.15
02. That's All Right Mama 2.33
03. Proud Mary 2.57
04. Jailhouse Rock 1.43
05. You Don't Have To Say You love Me 1.59
06. You've Lost that Loving Feeling 4.23
07. Polk Salad Annie 5.18
08. It's Over 2.22
09. Love Me 1.34
10. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin' 1.30
11. Heartbreak Hotel 1.37
12. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 1.52
13. Love Me Tender 2.36
14. Hound Dog (false starts) 2.47
15. Hound Dog 1.11
16. Suspicious Minds 5.46
17. Band Introduction 2.02
18. Mike Stone' introduction 1.13
19. I'm Leaving 3.22
20. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1.29
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water 5.35
22. Can't Help Falling In Love 1.43
23. Closing Vamp 0.23

Time: 57.24

Bonus tracks:

24. That's All Right, Mama 2.43
25. Proud Mary 3.16
26. Jailhouse Rock/Amen 2.45
27. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2.07
28. You've Lost The Loving Feeling 4.29
29. Polk Salad Annie 4.25
30. Johnny B. Good 1.58

Time: 21.86

Approximate total running time: 79.10.
Harvey Alexander wrote on December 06, 2007
What a highly original title! More audience-recorded garbage we don't need.
Mofoca22 wrote on December 06, 2007
harvey alexander shove it we dont need to hear your input you aint even an elvis fan cuz your always trashing him. i say this cd is a must have because of the rarity of many of the songs he sang at this time like jailhouse rock/amen
Mr. Songman wrote on December 06, 2007
I'm not sure about a "must have," but I'll certainly be adding it to my collection. Yeah, Harvey -- like he said!
Elvisnites wrote on December 06, 2007
SR puts out a good product. Its only part audience recording. Looks interesting to me. I'd like to add this to my collection.
Steve V wrote on December 07, 2007
Nice to see there's an effort to put out these 1971 shows. We have enough from 1973 onwards.
Harvey Alexander wrote on December 07, 2007
Hey Mofocca, you wouldn't be one of the jokers behind this release, would you? Just read that press release - waffle, waffle, waffle about an audience recorded show from a 30+ year old cassette tape. Bollok, man. And you say I'm not an Elvis fan?!?! Get real will ya. It's fools like you who ensure crap like this continues to come out. Flashy booklets don't make a shit audience tape sound any better. Take the money and run - that's what this release is.
circleG wrote on December 07, 2007
er ... i'll buy it :)
EspenK wrote on December 07, 2007
One thing that puzzles me is: Why is *everything* that's released on bootleg nowadays only audience recordings? Where did the sources for all the soundboards go? What do the guys behind the quality releases do today? The quality releases stopped around the time FTD started. Any relation between these two facts? One can only speculate...
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on December 07, 2007
I dont think Ftd has anything to do with the lack of new soundboard releases,just that the sources have dryed up,it was gonna happen sometimes,Ftd by my understanding has many many soundboards in there vaults,but there choose of soundboard releases is baffling to me,but they have plenty left im sure,as for this release,enjoy it,just not for me!
Ciscoking wrote on December 08, 2007
This release features a solid show from these days. The songs are performed very strong. Elvis isn`t very talkative thou, just a few jokes and he hurries from song to song. But this disc doesn`t belong to the audience crap we had these weeks. it is a nice addition..