October 08 - Gospel Rock Is Back

Out next week from the "VV" import label is an unreleased show from the magical Elvis’ first Las Vegas season titled "Rock Is Back" and will feature the Las Vegas August 15, 1969 Midnight Show. 

From the press-release:
We are glad and overall happy to have the possibility to produce a show from Elvis very first season. VV label for his seventh release is proud to present the complete show from August 15th midnight performance of the first Elvis’ historical Vegas season.

The midnight show from August 15th, as presented on this double vinyl set, 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 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 is almost complete, missing a little part of the Life Story dialogue , while we have been able to include Can’t help falling in Love from a different 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 We try always to give more release after release at least something different, this new LP comes with an gatefold sleeve with a few beautiful concert photos giving an unique view. The bonus cd comes from an alternate source , the same used to complete the concert with the song Can’t help Falling in Love, included the folded sleeve. We decide to include a special bonus Card A/4 sized to complete this beautiful package. Each copy will be individually sealed.

The LP 150 Gr. vinyl, brings the best quality to date. It is limited to 500 copies. We hope you can enjoy this seventh product in the way to give life to the next volume soon as possible. The running time of the LP is approximate time 65 minutes.

LP Tracks: 
Side A: 01. Opening Theme/ Blue Suede Shoes 02.I Got A Woman 03. All Shook Up 04. Love Me tender 05.Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
Side B: 06. Heartbreak Hotel 07. Hound Dog 08. Memories 09. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Side C: 10 . Life Story 11.Baby What You Want Me To Do 12.Runaway 13.Are You Lonesome Tonight? 14.Yesterday 15. Hey Jude
Side D : 16. Band Introduction & Elvis introduced Jerry Lee Lewis 17. In The Ghetto 18. Suspicious Minds 19. What‘d I Say *20. Can’t Help Falling Love 

Alternative version respect the audio edit on Vinyl. Rough copy from the original tape. The approximate running-time is 67 minutes.

Bonus CD Tracks:
01. Opening Theme/ Blue Suede Shoes 02. I Got A Woman 03. All Shook Up 04. Love Me tender 05. Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel 06. Heartbreak Hotel /Hound Dog 07. Memories 08. Mystery Train/Tiger Man 09. Life Story 10. Baby What You Want Me To Do 11. Runaway 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 13.Yesterday/Hey Jude 14. Band Introduction & Elvis introduced Jerry Lee Lewis 15. In The Ghetto 16. Suspicious Minds 17. What‘d I Say 18. Can’t Help Falling Love 

Elvis Presley - The 1960 Gospel Album

The One label released the CD "Elvis Presley - The 1960 Gospel Album" in their "Bootleg Series”. The CD contains the original mono recordings for Elvis Presley’s first gospel album, alternative stereo tracks and false starts and alternative takes. 

(Source: FECC / Elvis Aktuell)



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