Tracks 20 - 24 recorded February 21, 1972 - Midnight Show|
Tracks 25 - 29 recorded February 22, 1972 - Dinner Show
The forthcoming release from the "SR" label is titled "Rock and Blues" and will
feature the unreleased show from Las Vegas February 06, 1972 Midnight + two
parts of a show preformed February 21 and 22, 1972.
As everybody knows SR concentrates it's work on early 70's live period of Elvis'
activity, trying to produce always unreleased shows with Elvis at the top of his
possibilities. This our seventh release, we are proud to present three very rare
shows, one complete and part of two others so as to give you a more complete
view of the season. The complete show from February 6th midnight performance is
the first audience released recording from this season and in addition we
combine the best of the February 21st midnight show and the 22nd dinner show to
give you the opportunity to listen to a larger picture of the man and his music
during this season. Elvis' love of singing is clear in these tapes and we are
glad to give you the opportunity to listen to them.
The midnight show from February 06th, as presented on this CD, represents just
one of the best shows of the season, If we look closely at the first Vegas act
of 1972 we can see that Elvis concentrates on the music to produce great shows.
The in-between song chat and banter have gone and each number is delivered
promptly without even a pause for applause. The 'NEW' songs introduced do
reflect the mood of the man and for sure the rocking days are over but the
rendition of the early seventies repertoire is solid and sung with great
Talking of these new additions we see some great songs, representative of his
life from this stage on. Naturally we are referring to songs such as 'You Gave
Me A Mountain' which has an autobiographical theme and 'An American Trilogy'
which demonstrates his personal beliefs and patriotic views. Elvis also worked
hard to promote his new single 'Until It's Time For You To Go.' Here are also
included rare performances of Help Me Make It Through The Night and Hawaiian
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 hear it with pleasure. So enjoy our work and realize:
this is the best possible audience recording(AR) of this season you can find all
around! Until now we had only the opening night and a live compilation from BGM
from the period 14-17 February. Here is the first chance to listen to a
different Elvis in a complete show far away from nervousness of an opening night
or a professional recording.
For the first time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe package
with a 16-page booklet, containing a collection of live and candid photographs
from February - 1972 and informative liner notes. Not a simple collection of
pictures but a booklet professionally edited in line with the tradition of SR's
previous one. We spent time to research good shots in a way to give shape to
something different and an artistic layout hard to do overall because extended
throughout a 16 page booklet.