Rock In Black

Here is a press release from the SR import label announcing their sixth release entitled "Rock In Black". The sixth release from the “SR” label scheduled for an early February release is entitled ‘Rock In Black’ and will feature both the complete January 26th 1970 Las Vegas opening show and the complete February 22nd midnight show from the showroom. As with the other SR releases we get something new and a little different. For this release we decided to focus on the early 1970 Vegas season affording you the possibility to listen to the quality of the performance throughout this season via the two shows presented here. This Deluxe Digipack import is limited to only 500 copies. The 6 panel packaging will include unreleased Elvis photo’s, the black jumpsuit of the opening night will appear here for the first time, as a bonus three side fold out inlay poster. The producers are aware of the fact that the opening night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been released in parts on two previous imports. Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety and with professionally remastered sound from the original audio source. The second show, the unreleased February 22nd midnight show, although not new to tape collectors, will not have been heard in this quality before. This release is taken directly from a first generation tape and has been professionally remastered to a high standard producing an excellent audio quality. Elvis is still able to concentrate to the end of the season, delivering a great performance that compares with the opening night in terms of quality. Excerpt from sleeve notes: …’Rock In Black’ wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during this February Vegas season. The second season allows Elvis, after paying his debt to the golden past in the ’69 season, to demonstrate his true abilities. We see the best of Elvis in songs that will become the fulcrum of the Elvis show until 1972. Here you can hear the complete remastered and remixed opening night with the almost complete February 22nd show. If we listen carefully we can see through the music more of the man we all appreciate and how the music develops through hard work during the course of the season. The opening night and throughout this season we can hear…. Track list: CD 1 opening night January 26, 1970 01. Intro 02. All Shook Up 03. That's All Right 04. Proud Mary 05. Don't Cry Daddy 06. Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 07. Long Tall Sally 08. Let It Be Me 09. I Can't Stop Loving You 10. Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto 11. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 12. Sweet Caroline 13. Polk Salad Annie 14. Introductions 15. Kentucky Rain 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Can't Help Falling in Love (Part only) CD 2 Midnight Show February 22, 1970 01. Intro 02. All Shook Up 03. I Got A Woman 04. Long Tall Sally 05. Don't Cry Daddy 06. Hound Dog 07. Love Me Tender 08. Kentucky Rain 09. Let It Be Me 10. I Can't Stop Loving You 11. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 12. C.C. Rider 13. Sweet Caroline 14. Polk Salad Annie 15. Introductions 16. Suspicious Minds 17. Can't Help Falling In Love 18. Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto* 19. Sweet Caroline* 20. Polk Salad Annie* 21. Suspicious Minds* * February 22 DS, 1970
Source: Email / Updated: Feb 2, 2007 
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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 14, 2007report abuse
Second show must be a audiance recording,no thanks!
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 7, 2007report abuse
Well, June, being an Elvis fan is all about history isnt it? ;) But that's interesting to read, ElvisNews, cause at least here in Norway "import label" is a rather unknown expression - other than in Elvis related websites. Also, when I think about it, on other fan forums that I read (for other artists) noone ever talk about "import labels", just "bootlegs". Oh well, history lession over, class dismissed :)
June (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
I love these history lessons.......
ElvisNews (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
Espen, it is just an euforism that is used for many years, not only in the Elvis world. Years back when the hunting for bootlegs wasn't that furious, record shops (at least here) used to have an "import corner", which were merely bootlegs.
benny (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
they might call it import instead of bootleg to make it sound less illeagel.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
Hehe :) But my question is really about the expression "import label", not bootleg. Searching on Wikipedia (to try and find an answer) that expression isn't even registred in their database. When I try to google it, it returns mainly irrelevant links about importing labels (hehe!). Could it be the Elvis world that for some reason has started calling bootlegs for "imports"? If so I become even more curious... ElvisNews, why do you use "import" instead of "bootleg" in your articles?
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
bootleg comes from the illegal pratice used by smugglers to hide liquor in their boots!!, now you know, lol
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
Offtopic (sorry) but I've always been wondering about how/why bootleg labels are called "import label"? There are lots of small (legal) record labels who do not have an office worldwide, to call them "import labels" would perhaps make some sort of sense (unless you live in the same country of course). But pirate releases already have a name, bootlegs have been around for decades. Anyone know the story behind this rather strange expression?
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
very nice cover. Opening night is already released in its entirety, so nothing new. feb 22 is new, I hope the sound is worthwile. overall this new release looks like a keeper to me!
June (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2007report abuse
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2007report abuse
The OS should be from SB...there is a AR floating around, but the sound is horrible. The MS should be the AR that collectors know. IMO two fine shows with the OS being one of the best our man ever gave.
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2007report abuse
yep, definately like the look of this one, great tracking,unfortunately, like a lot of these we hear about they seem to be american releases, can anyone tell me how to get it from the uk...benny, see that you have got in past, where from??
Scratch (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2007report abuse
When they say the original audio source, are we talking an audience recording or a soundboard?
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2007report abuse
Why FTD doesn't release stuff like that? Well, it could be interesting to the fans so they better postponed it. LOL.
DJB (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2007report abuse
How about FTD put out both the opening & closing night soundboards from this Vegas season, in one package!
wmarkj (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2007report abuse
How does one see about purchasing one of these? Does the SR label have a website?
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2007report abuse
Why oh why cant FTD release an entire Feb 1970 show? Prob his best Vegas engagement ever. Would love it.
wayup (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2007report abuse
Just few points: > the show in its entirety - it WAS released in its entirety. > from the original audio source. - I think not. From already released CDs. > taken directly from a first generation tape - again not. > an excellent audio quality. - not. The rest is OK.
benny (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2007report abuse
ill have to buy this. i have a few other SR releases & the artwork & sound is good.

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