Such Night CD : August 16, 1969 Midnight Show
By: Elvis Australia
March 4, 2013 - 1:47:37 PM
The midnight show from August 16th, as presented on this CD, represents one of the best show of Elvis' first and maybe best Vegas season. Elvis' first Vegas act is incredible, like a wild animal free from his cage. Elvis gave life to a memorable first season. Dressed in black tunic. Elvis stepped in the stage shaking, gyrating like nothing was changed in the last 9 years of his absence from the stage. He performed the best of his past hits and the new two singles from the Memphis 1969 sessions. The music is the focus of the season. Elvis appear better than ever, concentrate and strong He delivered a long show with no surprises in the track list respect the season, but pure dynamite from the begin to the end of the show.
This recording come from an early generation copy of the audience recorded master tape, the sound quality is very good considering the first 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 was missing and most part of the Life Story dialogue (only the first 48 seconds left), we have been able to include Suspicious Minds from a second source of the same show in the matter to give to the show the deserved completeness. So enjoy our work and realize: this is one of the best possible audience recording of this season you can find all around! In spite the RCA recording of the last week of the season, here you have the chance to listen to a solid and powerful Elvis in an almost complete show far away from nervousness of an opening night or a professional recording. 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 +a four pages booklet.
01, Intro, 02, Blue Suede Shoes, 03, I Got A Woman, 04, All Shook Up, 05, Dialogue(cut) 06, Love Me Tender, 07, My Babe, 08, Dialogue, 09, Such A Night (one line) 10, Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel, 11, Heartbreak Hotel, 12, Dialogue, 13, Hound Dog 14, Dialogue, 15, Memories, 16, Dialogue, 17, Mistery Train/Tiger Man, 18, +Life Story19, Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do, 20, Runaway, 21, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, 22, Yesterday/Hey Jude, 23, Band Introduction, 24, In The Ghetto, 25, *Suspicious Minds26, What'd I Say, 27, Can't Help Falling In Love
*denote a difference soure
+ Incomplete, first 48 seconds only
Approximate Total running time: 69:11
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.