This deluxe 4 CD set released by Backdraft is the ultimate January/February 1970 engagement package. Rebooked at the International features multi-track recordings by RCA including unreleased leftovers that did not make the On Stage album. These are the original rough mixes made by Felton Jarvis in early 1970 in preparation for the up-coming On Stage album. No repairs, No overdubs!
CD 2 features the recordings that finally made the On Stage album however, for the first time, is released in its original form before studio overdubs were added. The tracks are unedited, with extra long unedited dialogue in between songs that also were never included on the album. This is the On Stage album that was meant to be, no overdubs, unedited and raw on stage directly from multi-track tapes.
CD 3 features the left over tracks that never made it to the album. For the first time, it contains many unreleased songs in multi-track form along with some previous material that were recorded from the same shows. This, with all the added unreleased dialogue in between the songs is accompanied with rehearsal tracks from the engagement, making this collection the most complete and compelling ever assembled on this, Elvis second coming to the International Hotel.
This box set also includes newly sourced soundboard recordings of the opening and closing shows of the engagement. Though both have been released several times before, none of those previous releases achieved the sonic quality presented here. The Opening show on CD 1 is presented for the first time without any of the heavy filters that were present on previous releases as well as the Closing show on CD 4, a much better recording, is slightly longer at the end than before. This is the first time that every single audio signal of the original recording has been used for the audio restoration. Backdraft has achieved a much clearer natural sound and a tremendous sonic separation of the instruments and voices. This is not a slight improvement like on other re-releases; this is a new sonic experience!
Many Elvis fans would appreciate the difficulty in obtaining photographs from the January/February 1970 engagement. In fact, fans would agree the enormous rarity of such since only a handful of these have been seen or available. For the first time included in the accompanying 100 page hardback book, are such photographs never before seen in beautiful quality accompanied with extensive liner notes and hard facts.
There was a limit of 1000 made of this high-quality beautiful box set. (sold out for years)
CD 1 Opening Show - January 26, 1970 - International Hotel - Las Vegas Nevada
Sammy Shore (Comedy Act)* Unreleased
Teddy Bear/Donīt Be Cruel
Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Canīt Help Falling In Love
CD 2 (Unreleased in its original form) On Stage - The Felton Jarvis Rough Mix
See See Rider (Feb. 18; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; MS)
Sweet Caroline (Feb. 16; DS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 18; DS)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18; DS)
Polk Salad Annie (Feb. 18; MS)
Elvis talks (Feb. 16; DS)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Feb. 19; MS)
Let It Be Me (Feb. 17; MS)
I Canīt Stop Loving You (Feb. 19; MS)
CD 3 (* Denotes as unreleased)
February 18, 1970 - Dinner Show
Long Tall Sally* (incl. false start)
February 19, 1970 - Dinner Show
Proud Mary (incl. false start)
Love Me Tender (Feb. 15, MS)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto (Feb. 15, MS)
Kentucky Rain (Feb. 16, DS)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, Rehearsal, Version 1)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, Rehearsal, Version 2)
The Wonder Of You (Feb. 18, Rehearsal, Version 3)
Release Me (Feb. 18, Rehearsal)
See See Rider (Feb. 18, Rehearsal)
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Acetate - Feb. 18, Rehearsal)
CD 4 - Closing Show - February 23, 1970
Blueberry Hill (Elvis at the piano)
Canīt Help Falling In Love
This highly collectable box set is new available and is expected to be sold out within days.