Friday Night Lights
Our new release is titled "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS" (SA/SP 2019-59-02). "STRAIGHT ARROW" label is continuing to release early 70s concerts and this new release is a direct follow-up to our July release called "KENTUCKY RAIN" (SA/SP 2019-57-02).
The Las Vegas, February 20th, 1970 Dinner show was previously released by the "SR" label in 2015 from an inferior, degraded copying and basically unlistenable source. The show was incomplete with cuts and running way too slow).
Now you have a chance to listen to this fantastic concert in the best possible quality, for the first time.
The Las Vegas, February 20th, 1970 Midnight show is previously unreleased and it was never available in good quality and in complete form - until now! It is one of greatest Elvis shows ever with “Polk Salad Annie” and “Suspicious Minds” being reprised!!
We decided to add 5 bonus tracks, recorded during the February 21st, 1970 Dinner show. These tracks were never available in decent sound quality either. This recording includes the one-liner of the Pat Boone hit "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano." Unfortunately, no more tracks from this concert were taped.
All material (incl. the bonus tracks) presented on this release was recorded by same person. This release is presented in a de-luxe 8-panel digipak, with a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas, NV, February 1970 as well as a press review.
CD1 (20.02.1970 D/S)
01. Orchestra Intro (part) - 02. Opening Vamp (incomplete) / All Shook Up - 03. I Got A Woman - 04. Long Tall Sally - 05. Don't Cry Daddy - 06. Hound Dog - 07. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 08. Kentucky Rain - 09. Let It Be Me (with false start) - 10. I Can't Stop Loving You - 11. Walk A Mile in My Shoes / In the Ghetto - 12. Sweet Caroline - 13. Polk Salad Annie - 14. Dialogue - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Suspicious Minds - 17. Can't Help Falling in Love.
CD2 (20.02.1970 M/S)
01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Opening Vamp - 03. All Shook Up - 04. I Got A Woman - 05. Long Tall Sally (with false start) - 06. Don't Cry Daddy - 07. Hound Dog - 08. Love Me Tender (with false start) - 09. Kentucky Rain (with false start) - 10. Let It Be Me - 11. I Can't Stop Loving You - 12. Walk A Mile in My Shoes / In the Ghetto - 13. Sweet Caroline - 14. Polk Salad Annie (with reprise) - 15. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 16. Suspicious Minds (with reprise) - 17. Can't Help Falling in Love.
Bonus (21.02.1970 D/S):
18. All Shook Up (incomplete) - 19. I Got A Woman - 20. When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano (one line) - 21. Long Tall Sally - 22. Don't Cry Daddy.
This release is expected very soon. In the meantime you may ask your local dealer for audio samples to judge for yourself! It's a new "STRAIGHT ARROW", so you know what to expect, anyway! Every second of these concerts was digitally restored, every click or disturbing clap in quiet songs manually removed, every drop-out or damaged place fixed to achieve optimal listening pleasure. Next "STRAIGHT ARROW" releases will be 1971/1972 shows, so stay tuned!