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Strike Like Lightning

Strike Like Lightning - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD Strike Like Lightning - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD

 
Title: Strike Like Lightning!
Label: Straight Arrow
Label Number: SA/SP 2019-56-02
Release Date: 2019
Recording Type: Live Audience Recording
Location: Las Vegas , Nevada
Date: August 8, 1969  - Midnight Show
Sound: Very Good (partly good)
Track Listing:
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Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Memories
Mystery Train / Tiger Man
Monologue (Life Story)
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Runaway
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Yesterday / Hey Jude
Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra
Introductions of Darlene Love & Bill Medley
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
What'd I Say
Can't Help Falling In Love.

Itís Now Or Never (partial, August 27, 1969 DS)
Loving You (August 27, 1969 DS)
One Night (August 27, 1969 DS)
Love Me (August 27, 1969 DS)
      00:40
02:17
03:15
03:20
02:53
02:13
03:01
03:35
04:12
04:15
03:13
02:18
02:21
02:57
05:11
02:19
00:53
03:11
06:48
04:12
02:00

00:35
01:15
02:32
02:01
Notes: 3 panel digipak

Strike Like Lightning - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD


From the press notes:
The "Straight Arrow" label is back with its first release of 2019, titled "Strike Like Lightning!" (SA/SP 2019- 56-02). We are aware of the fact that we have released 1974-1977 Elvis concerts of late. These releases were appreciated by the hardcore fans, but we strongly felt that the time had come for a change. On the 50th anniversary of Elvis' fantastic comeback in 1969, we are now able to release a tape that captures the electricity of that event. Until now, we had not released any 1969 live shows before, simply because most live tapes from that year are poor quality. Imagine our excitement when we got hold of a good sounding tape of a sensational gig from that magical year!

The August 8th, 1969 M/S is a previously unreleased recording, taken from a newly found audience recorded mastertape. This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far. There was a CDR with a so-called August 5th, 1969 M/S in circulation, which is the same concert, taken from an xxx-generation copy, but wrongly dated and in far inferior audio quality. Original cassette paperwork proves that this concert is definitely the August 8th, 1969 M/S!

As a small bonus, we have decided to add 4 tracks, recorded during the August 27th, 1969 D/S. Two of these tracks were released by the "Victrola" label on their conceptual 3CD album "FLESH, BLOOD AND BONE" but these were never before available in decent sound quality, before now.

As usual, this release is presented in a de-luxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, August 1969. Most of the photos were taken by Ann Moses, editor of Tiger Beat Magazine. Dig the psychedelic, period perfect artwork! As for the concert itself... wow, just wow! Elvis is groovy, sexy, earthy, charismatic, funny... And singing with real fire in his belly, never really heard again after this. Pure greatness.
Itís a new "Straight Arrow" so you know what to expect! Every second was digitally restored, every click manually removed, every drop-out fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Ask your local dealer for samples to judge for yourself!

In 2019, the Straight Arrow team will focus especially on the concert years 1969-1972, so stay tuned. We're just warming up! Ö There's more comin'!

Sound Sample: Runaway
Concert: You can't go wrong with concerts from 1969 and the closer to the opening night the better the shows were. Just rough and pure Rock and Roll combined with fine ballads very near to the original way they were performed.
As a nice addition we get those rare live tracks from August 27 in fine quality. This release is a must-have for collectors of such stuff ! (Ciscoking)