Love Me Tonight CD
By: Elvis Australia
August 31, 2013 - 1:31:24 AM
As everybody knows SR concentrates its work on early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his possibilities. In this our new release, we are proud to present the complete show from February 13th midnight performance of the fourth Elvis' historical Vegas season.
The midnight show from February 13th, as presented on this CD, no surprises in the tracklist, but the show is extremely solid and good, the sound is good and powerful using a straight copy of the original source tape.Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. The season will be remembered for the beautiful new closing number 'The Impossible Dream' which Elvis sang with power and feeling giving us proof that Elvis continued to grow as a performer.
This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the early season. We have on our hands the original mono tape of extremely good quality enabling us to carry out simple re-mastering work, concentrating on the reduction of noise trying to achieve a more clear sound and of Elvis, keeping his vocal power up in the central mix and at the same time trying to give a great definition to the background music. The Tape was incomplete, 'Suspicious Minds' last only four minutes for a cut in the middle.
As usually from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative liner notes.
01.Opening/That's All Right, 02.I Got A Woman, 03.I Can't Help Falling,04.Proud Mary, 05.You'Ve Lost Than Loving Feeling06.Polk alad Annie, 07.Johnny B.Good, 08.Something, 09.How Great Thou Art, 10.Mistery Train/Tiger Man, 11.Love Me,12.Don't Be Cruel, 13.Heartbreak Hotel, 13.Blue Suede Shoes, 14.Little Sister/Get Back, 15.Hound Dog, 16.*Suspicious Minds, 17.Band Introduction, 18.The Impossible Dream.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.