Wednesday, February 03, 2021

February 03 - Summer Festival 1970

Due for release from the U.K. based Memphis Recording Service is the 3-CD / book box 'Summer Festival 1970 - The Rehearsals'. The release-date is set for March 12, 2021.

From the press release: Summer Festival 1970 - The Rehearsals

MRS will release a 3CD Deluxe titled ‘Summer Festival 1970 - The Rehearsals’ on March 12, 2021.

The CD’s contain rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. These truly historical recordings, remastered and restored capture the raw and early development of songs that were performed weeks later in Las Vegas. The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs taken at some of these rehearsal sessions. 

As usual MRS has spared no expense in our remastering techniques. For the first time ever all, the tracks listed have had repairs and restorations having now the same mastering techniques, used on such recent MRS releases such as ‘Made in Germany’ and ‘Such a Night in Pearl Harbor’.  

The 180g 3LP Gatefold version will be announced soon.

This is a prequel to a series of releases coming out this year from MRS. In that series will be a totally new and unreleased soundboard from the Summer Festival in 1970. A recording never heard before, stay tuned.

CD 1 - MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, Los Angeles, California - 14.07.1970:
Words - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Juli 1970:
Stagger Lee - Got My Mojo Working - I’ve Lost You - Stranger In The Crowd (Rehearsal 1) - The Next Step is Love - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - Sweet Caroline - Yesterday - Ghost Riders In The Sky - Runaway - Peter Gunn Theme - One Night - Alla En El Rancho Grande - That’s All Right  - Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Rehearsal 1) - Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Rehearsal 2) - Patch It Up - Cotton Fields - Sylvia - Stranger In The Crowd (Rehearsal 2)

CD 2 - RCA Studios, Hollywood, California - 24.07.1970:
That’s All Right - I Got A Woman - The Wonder Of You - I’ve Lost You - The Next Step Is Love - Stranger In The Crowd - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 1) - Something - Don’t Cry Daddy / Don’t Cry Daddy (Faster Version) - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me - Polk Salad Annie - Bridge Over Troubled Water - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Just Pretend - Sweet Caroline - Words - Suspicious Minds

Bonus Stereo Mix Tracks:
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 1) - Sweet Caroline

CD 3 - RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA - 24.07.1970 (Continued):
I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (1) - Tomorrow Never Comes - Mary In The Morning - Twenty Days And Twenty Nights - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Rehearsal 2) - I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (2) - Heart of Rome - Memories - Johnny B. Goode - Make The World Go Away - Stranger In My Own Hometown - I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water

MGM Sound Stage 1, Culver City, CA - 29.07.1970:
Elvis Talking - Something - (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I - Froggy Went A-Courtin’ - Such A Night - It’s Now Or Never - Hava Nagila

(Source: Fan Shop / Memphis Recording Service)