Sunday, February 22, 1970 Midnight Show, Las Vegas International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
This year, the 'Straight Arrow' label team promises to focus especially on the concert years 1969-1972. After the great success of our 1969 release, titled 'Elvis - Strike Like Lightning!' (SA/SP 2019-56-02), we're back again – this time with two great releases from 1970! The first CD is titled 'Kentucky Rain' (SA/SP 2019-57-02). The February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show is a previously unreleased concert, taken directly from an original audience recorded master tape. This concert was never available in good sound quality thus far (note: in 2007, the 'SR' label released a so-called February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show on the 'Rock In Black' double CD, but this show was wrongly dated and in fact it was the February 23rd, 1970 Dinner show!)
The February 22nd, 1970 Midnight show recording is slightly incomplete, missing the last song 'Can't Help Falling In Love', so we have included this song in the same good sound, as taken from the February 20th, 1970 Dinner show, to make the concert 'complete' for listeners' comfort.
As usual, this release is presented in a deluxe 6-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, February 1970 and a press review.
01. Opening Vamp - 02. All Shook Up - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Long Tall Sally - 05. Don't Cry Daddy - 06. Hound Dog - 07. Monologue - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Kentucky Rain - 10. Let It Be Me - 11. I Can't Stop Loving You - 12. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (false start only) - 13. C. C. Rider - 14. Sweet Caroline - 15. Polk Salad Annie - 16. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introduction of Roy Orbison - 19. Can't Help Falling In Love.
Track 19 taken from February 20th, 1970 Dinner show.