CD 2 is wrongly dated as February 22, 1970 - Midnight Show!|
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
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….