26. nov, 2013

New Vinyl/ CD combo from the VV Label

VV has announced their fourth release; Closing Strong. This is a double vinyl/ CD combo. The vinyl contains a soundboard recording of the Closing Show in Las Vegas February 23th, 1970. The CD contains an audience recording of the Afternoon Show in Houston Astrodome March 1, 1970. VV announces that both shows come in improved sound.


VV har annonsert sin fjerde utgivelse; Closing Strong. Denne utgivelsen inneholder både en dobbel vinyl og en CD. Vinylplatene inneholder et soundboard-opptak av avslutningsshowet i Las Vegas 23. februar 1970. CD-platen inneholder kveldsshowet i Houston Astrodome 1. mars 1970. I følge VV skal lyden være betydelig bedre på begge show sammenlignet med det vi har hørt før.


From the label; To be released soon on the VV label will be their fourth release entitled "Closing Strong!" featuring both the complete live soundboard recording from February 23th 1970 Las Vegas Closing show and the complete live audience recording from Houston on March 01, 1970 Afternoon Show . After the success of the first three releases we decided: first to improve the product and second, keeping the same formula to give you more.…..

The producers are aware of the fact that the closing night show, as one of the best Elvis Presley concerts ever, has been previously released in different imports. But Here we give you the chance to listen to the show in its entirety FOR THE FIRST TIME in a double high valued collector vinyl set. The second show, the Houston incredible March 1st afternoon show, presents Elvis at the pick of his possibility, although not new to CD 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. The sound quality is far superior to the previous released audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! Elvis at Houston is pure dynamite, delivering a great performance that compares with the Closing night in terms of quality, giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.

Note: the March 01, 1970 AS was released (by the King Crown Records label ”Elvis at the Dome“ CD, 2001) from an inferior audience recorded source. This CD has nothing to do with VV’s tape version.

“Closing strong” is the perfect companion to the previous “Better than Ever”. The Vegas 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 opening night. Houston three days later only from the end of the Vegas season, for Elvis the very first opportunity to face a real audience from his comeback to live scenes. The result six supernatural shows with record attendance set in the Saturday evening show…. the rest his history, Here you can hear the complete March 01 afternoon show. Elvis performed accompanied from the band only a solid and rough show singing the best of the previous Las Vegas Season, in spite the short show ( about 44 minutes) and the bad acoustic with this show as Houston Chronicle review suggest “ELVIS BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE AT THE DOME” can be reasonably to be included in one of best shows ever!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET, 200 VINYL GRAM ,33 RPM SPEED, PICTURE DISC!!!IT NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!!!!is a LIMITED HAND NUMBERED 500 COPIES. It comes with an three fold 300 gram high quality GLOSSY sleeve both sides printed, giving an unique view. The sleeve will be accompanied Newspapers clips and with many photographs of the Elvis different suits wore in February. Both the vinyl disc will be for the first time of the label, AN INCREDIBLE TWO PICTURE DISC A REAL COLLECTOR GEM!!!!!!.

The CD with the Houston show, will be accompanied with a plain sleeve.

We hope you can enjoy this Fourth product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.

 

Tracklist:

LP February 23, 1970 Closing Night - Live soundboard recording - RUNNING TIME 56,00 MIN - Side A*; 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got A Woman 04.Long Tall Sally 05.Elvis Talks 06.Don’t Cry Daddy 07.Elvis Talks 08.Hound Dog 09.Love Me Tender - Side B*; 10.Kentucky Rain 11.Let It Be Me 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.C.C. Rider 14.Sweet Caroline - Side C*; 15.Polk Salad Annie 16.Introductions 17.Bluberry Hill/Lawdy Miss Clawdy 18.Heartbreak Hotel - Side D*; 19.One Night 20.It’s Now Or Never 21.Suspicious Minds 22.Elvis Talks 23.Can’t Help Falling Love (*Tracks previously released soundboard recording)

CD Houston March 1th, 1970 afternoon show; 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.I Got a Woman 04.Blue Suede Shoes 05.Don’t Cry Daddy 06.Heartbreak Hotel 07.Hound Dog 08.Love Me Tender 09.Kentucky Rain 10.Release Me 11.Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto 12.I Can’t Stop Loving You 13.Polk Salad Annie 14.Introductions 15.Suspicious Minds 16.Can’t Help Falling In Love 17.Closing Vamp 18. Love Me Tender Theme

 

Source; FECC