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I Sing My Own Kinds Out Now

February 07, 2008 | Music

The "SR" Import label is entitled "I Sing My Own Kinds" has been released. This CD features the unreleased dinner show from August 10, 1971 plus part of the midnight show as recorded in Las Vegas.

From the press release:

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