Due to space problems the first show is not complete although it was recorded
in its entirety.
The forthcoming release from the "SR" label scheduled for the beginning of
September is titled "September Nights" and will feature two unreleased shows
from Las Vegas September 04, 1970 Dinner Show (part only) + the complete show
from September 07, 1970 Closing Night. As everybody knows SR concentrates on the
early 70's live period of Elvis' activity, trying to provide unreleased shows
with Elvis at the top of his ability. In this our ninth release, we are proud to
present two very rare shows, one complete and part of the second to give you a
more complete view of the last part of Elvis’ August 1970 season. Despite being
the end of the season, Elvis' love of singing is clear in these tapes and we are
glad to give you the opportunity to listen to them.
The Dinner show from September 4th, as presented on this CD is almost complete,
missing the last two tracks only. If we look closely at the late Vegas act of
September 1970 we can see that Elvis although tired is still able to concentrate
on the music to produce great shows. Elvis sings straight to the audience with
pauses and jokes, but the performance is still solid and rough; the basic track
listing is presented superbly. Songs like I got a Woman, You’ve Lost that Loving
Feeling or Polk Salad Annie sound great; he presents the best of his repertoire
from the season. The best song from this dinner show is without doubt the oldie
“One Night” here performed in a very rough and concentrated way surely the best
version of the season.
The Closing Show of a memorable season maybe the best one, although shorter with
respect to the early shows and not of comparable intensity but still valuable.
Elvis performs the show in essence as his greatest hits of the season and he
performs it as only he can at that moment. Songs like I Just Can’t Help
Believing’, You’ve Lost Than Loving Feeling’ and Polk Salad Annie sound solid
and well performed overall with feeling, the same feeling the we find at the end
with Bridge Over Troubled Water, the best song of the show.
These recordings come from an early generation copy of the master tape; the
sound quality is very good considering the early season. The sound was restored
in a studio to achieve the 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 listen with pleasure.
For the Third time from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe DIGIPACK,
containing a collection of live unreleased photographs of the August season,
with a wide spectrum of jumpsuits included.
Both concerts are of high quality although they can`t quite match the
powerhouse performances from mid August.
Anyway, here Elvis bang out great renditions of That`s All Right, I’ve Lost You, I Just Can’t Help Believin’
(wonderful) , Polk Salad Annie or The Wonder Of You.
If only the sound would be a bit better,.....anyway.....recommendable. (Ciscoking)