The soundboard recording of the January 26, 1970 Opening Show has been released by the Madison label. From the press release:
The soundboard recording of the January 26, 1970 Opening Show was overall of poor quality because of severe microphone overload. It ain't perfect but now, and for the first time you will be able to enjoy this great concert in its entirety. This excellent new source has been greatly improved into a surprisingly fuller, dynamic and warmer sound, and without any doubts the best-ever sound fidelity attained on this amazing opening show of January 1970.
This limited edition of Opening Show - January 1970 will come with a professionally designed 16-page booklet, liner notes, memorabilia and photographs from Elvis' second Las Vegas season. Don't miss out soon a remarkable concert and Closing Night - February 1970's perfect companion, Opening Night - January 1970.
Tracklisting Opening Night - January 1970:
1- Opening /All Shook Up 2:22
2- That's All Right 2:51
3- Proud Mary 2:55
4- Don't Cry Daddy 3:00
5- Medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 2:24
6- Long Tall Sally 1:50
7- Let It Be Me 3:53
8- I Can't Stop Loving You 2:50
9- Medley: Walk A Mile In My Shoes 2:56
10- In The Ghetto 3:23
11- True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (with false start) 3:44
12- Sweet Caroline 4:02
13- Polk Salad Annie 5:27
14- Introduction of vocalists, band, orchestra 2:16
15- Kentucky Rain 3:18
16- Suspicious Minds 6:27
17- Can't Help Falling In Love 2:02
Opening Night 1970 ReleasedMay 14, 2008 | Music Source:Email
Ciscoking wrote on May 14, 2008
A winner for sure,..yes..with the Closing Night it´s a double impact..
EP1970 wrote on May 14, 2008
Has anyone listened to this cd? What's the sound quality? The review is vague. Unbiased feedback would be appreciated before I buy this one. Thank you!
the colonel wrote on May 15, 2008
looking forward to this release, and hope it lives up to its expectatations and claims.
Steve V wrote on May 15, 2008
Sound is the key. No matter how good a show is, I cant listen to bad sound. Let the reviews begin!
GeertFromNl wrote on May 16, 2008
The sound is much better than earlier!!!!! This is probably from the master tape. The design is top-notch,as always.
Jesse Garon Presley wrote on May 16, 2008
SUPERB and AWESOME release!!! fabulous artwork!!! Fantastic sound!! i received the cd this morning, so Steve V u won't be dissapointed.. Elvs sounds incredible!! ELVIS THE KING
memphis06 wrote on May 16, 2008
This is an unbelievable exciting CD, great sound, awesome show, great artwork. Madison has proved again to be the #1 import label by far, thanks guys.
ijustcanhelpbelievin wrote on May 16, 2008
memphis 06...how does this compare to closing night 1970 from madison because i thought the sound on that was bad?...you could hardly hear the band elvis was too much up front...details please....