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NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:09 am

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Out shortly is the new Straight Arrow release “Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter”, which contains the St. Petersburg and Columbia 1977 concerts from newly obtained original audience recorded cassettes which both have surprisingly good sound. The Elvis tour in February of that year was affected in various ways by the weather conditions, which sometimes resulted in delays at airports and illness among the musicians and crew members. Presley himself was in less than stellar condition, and complained of a sore throat on some nights. Elvis gained some weight since the last tour, and the manic feel of those final December nights was now gone, but from February 14, he was in good voice for all remaining shows of his tour, and he even included rarities like ‘Release Me’ and ‘Blueberry Hill’.

A large chunk of the February 14 show and 2 tracks from February 18 were released from a soundboard sources, but we feel that these audience recorded tapes makes for a more entertaining and exciting listening experience. Note: The February 18, 1977 show was released in 1992 („ELVIS RELEASE ME IN CONCERT“) by the Peaf label, which was taken from an inferior source. If you liked our previous outing, „Chicago Double-Strike“, you will enjoy this new release, too.
Tracklist:

CD 1 / Monday, February 14, 1977, St. Petersburg.

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 08. Guadalajara (one liner) / All Shook Up - 09. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 10. And I Love You So - 11. Fever - 12. My Way - 13. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 14. Early Mornin' Rain 15. What'd I Say - 16. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 17. Bass Solo (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 18. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 19. Blueberry Hill (with 2 false starts) - 20. Love Letters - 21. School Day - 22. Hurt - 23. Hound Dog - 24. Can't Help Falling In Love - 25. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Approx. running time: 66:41.

CD 2 / Friday, February 18, 1977, Columbia.

01. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 02. C. C. Rider - 03. I Got A Woman / Amen - 04. Love Me - 05. Fairytale - 06. You Gave Me A Mountain - 07. Jailhouse Rock - 08. O Sole Mio (Sherrill Nielsen) / It's Now Or Never - 09. Tryin' To Get To You - 10. Little Sister - 11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 12. Are You Lonesome Tonight - 13. That's All Right, Mama - 14. My Way (with break) - 15. Release Me - 16. Introduction of vocalists, musicians - 17. Early Mornin' Rain - 18. What'd I Say - 19. Johnny B. Goode - 20. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 21. Bass Solo #1 (Blues, Jerry Scheff) - 22. Bass Solo #2 (Battle Of New Orleans theme, Jerry Scheff) - 23. Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - 24. Love Letters - 25. School Day - 26. Hurt (with reprise) - 27. Introduction of Billy Smith and Jo Smith - 28. Can't Help Falling In Love - 29. Closing Vamp / Announcements. Approx. running time: 74:57.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:28 am

Some of these titles are getting to be a bit strange!

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:43 am

True...a bit strange perhaps - but I like the creativity! It's a breath of fresh air. Keep them coming! :D :smt023 :smt023

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:58 am

I'm getting me some hot love in a long, cold winter.

I'll let you know how it is.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:16 am

will have same great sound quality as the Chicago double package. :)

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:27 am

Rob wrote:I'm getting me some hot love in a long, cold winter.

I'll let you know how it is.



I prefer hot showers...(and a rubber ducky)

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:53 am

Yeah there are some whacky titles, obviously created by those whose first language is not English. I laughed at 'Stronger Than Pride', there may have been some kind of erectile theme there. Here's a title for SA when they release the next show that has Priscilla in the audience:"Two Piss Holes In the Snow", produced by Colonel Bealieu.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:06 am

It's hard to believe there's anyone who would buy this.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:08 am

Jim Dandy wrote:Yeah there are some whacky titles, obviously created by those whose first language is not English. I laughed at 'Stronger Than Pride', there may have been some kind of erectile theme there. Here's a title for SA when they release the next show that has Priscilla in the audience:"Two Piss Holes In the Snow", produced by Colonel Bealieu.

Huh? OK.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:41 am

stevelecher wrote:
Jim Dandy wrote:Yeah there are some whacky titles, obviously created by those whose first language is not English. I laughed at 'Stronger Than Pride', there may have been some kind of erectile theme there. Here's a title for SA when they release the next show that has Priscilla in the audience:"Two Piss Holes In the Snow", produced by Colonel Bealieu.

Huh? OK.

:lol:

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:22 am

Jim Dandy wrote:"Two Piss Holes In the Snow"



Catchy title, but I have one better...... "Nature Calls, The Poop Falls".

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:27 am

The concert from February 14 we only had on an incomplete SB before..so debut here in full length on silver disc in great audiene recorded sound. This alone makes it worthwhile for collectors. The other show we already had but not in this good sound. Both shows spring from a good tour and are worthwhile getting..when you know what to expect from a good show from 1977...it`s not top notch like 1970..we all know of course...

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:58 am

Exactly the sound quality and COMPLETENESS will 'satisfy' all fans.The performance.... well it ain't June 9th 72' this time~! :sosorry:
still their are MORE Quality releases to come from SA this year and this is the start of the 2013 batch.....obviously i collect em' all!~ :wink: :roll: :lol:

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:14 pm

:lol: Who writes this stuff ?

Out shortly is the new Straight Arrow release “Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter”, which contains the St. Petersburg and Columbia 1977 concerts from newly obtained original audience recorded cassettes which both have surprisingly good sound. The Elvis tour in February of that year was affected in various ways by the weather conditions, which sometimes resulted in delays at airports and illness among the musicians and crew members. Presley himself was in less than stellar condition, and complained of a sore throat on some nights. Elvis gained some weight since the last tour, and the manic feel of those final December nights was now gone, but from February 14, he was in good voice for all remaining shows of his tour, and he even included rarities like ‘Release Me’ and ‘Blueberry Hill’.

A large chunk of the February 14 show and 2 tracks from February 18 were released from a soundboard sources, but we feel that these audience recorded tapes makes for a more entertaining and exciting listening experience. Note: The February 18, 1977 show was released in 1992 („ELVIS RELEASE ME IN CONCERT“) by the Peaf label, which was taken from an inferior source. If you liked our previous outing, „Chicago Double-Strike“, you will enjoy this new release, too.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:18 pm

The title is obviously inspired by "Winter in a Long Hot Summer" which was a title for an album that, of course, never was released -- or recorded, for that matter. It was supposed to feature material from 1967-1968. I think this rumour circulated in the late '60s...I can't remember the details exactly. Either way, "Hot Love in a Long, Cold Winter" is a weird title, especially for a 1977 show. :D

Keith Richards, Jr.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:10 pm

We already had a big part of the Feb. 14 1977 show on Madison's Cajun Tornado as a soundboard recording, so I do not need this as an audience recording at all, even if it is complete or almost complete.

And for the Feb. 18 show shortly there will be a single (re)release by TDP. We already had this one about 20 years ago on the PEAF label, but in not very good sound quality, so I'm sure that Touchdown will have a better source now and that's enough for me, so I'm definitely not going to buy another (unnecessary) Straight Arrow double release this time.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:15 pm

stevelecher wrote:
Jim Dandy wrote:Yeah there are some whacky titles, obviously created by those whose first language is not English. I laughed at 'Stronger Than Pride', there may have been some kind of erectile theme there. Here's a title for SA when they release the next show that has Priscilla in the audience:"Two Piss Holes In the Snow", produced by Colonel Bealieu.

Huh? OK.

I took it from the book "Elvis & Me" when Priscilla describes her Dad's comments after seeing her balling upon her return from the states after her first visit in '62 (or whenever) when she had mascara running down her cheeks as she alighted the plane.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:18 pm

walkamileinmyshoes wrote:We already had a big part of the Feb. 14 1977 show on Madison's Cajun Tornado as a soundboard recording, so I do not need this as an audience recording at all, even if it is complete or almost complete.

And for the Feb. 18 show shortly there will be a single (re)release by TDP. We already had this one about 20 years ago on the PEAF label, but in not very good sound quality, so I'm sure that Touchdown will have a better source now and that's enough for me, so I'm definitely not going to buy another (unnecessary) Straight Arrow double release this time.


touchdown isnt really better then straight arrow, Straight Arrow is a safe buy, with Touchdown its always just hoping its better.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:23 pm

As written before, a large portion of the St. Petersburg gig is available in form of a soundboard recording and I can easily live with the missing bits and pieces. So for me the Touchdown release will do. :D

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:07 pm

Ciscoking wrote:The concert from February 14 we only had on an incomplete SB before..so debut here in full length on silver disc in great audiene recorded sound. This alone makes it worthwhile for collectors. The other show we already had but not in this good sound. Both shows spring from a good tour and are worthwhile getting..when you know what to expect from a good show from 1977...it`s not top notch like 1970..we all know of course...


This tour is responsible for some of the worst photo's of Elvis ever taken, the infamous Hollywood Florida photo's Feb 12th 1977, It's hard to believe that this is actually a good tour when you see Elvis looking so ill?

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:10 pm

Matt Ashton wrote:
Ciscoking wrote:The concert from February 14 we only had on an incomplete SB before..so debut here in full length on silver disc in great audiene recorded sound. This alone makes it worthwhile for collectors. The other show we already had but not in this good sound. Both shows spring from a good tour and are worthwhile getting..when you know what to expect from a good show from 1977...it`s not top notch like 1970..we all know of course...


This tour is responsible for some of the worst photo's of Elvis ever taken, the infamous Hollywood Florida photo's Feb 12th 1977, It's hard to believe that this is actually a good tour when you see Elvis looking so ill?


i agree, Elvis gave a pretty good performance on February 12 1977, while looking way overweight, but seen on footage elvis was enjoying his show alot, His guitar strip broke during the end of see see rider so elvis put his guitar in the air, then performed i got a woman-amen without a guitar.

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:38 pm

I already have all the SA releases on silver in my collection so far, but I don't know what to do this time :roll: To Buy or not?

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:22 pm

A. C. van Kuijk wrote:So for me the Touchdown release will do.


I will definitely have the Touchdown release only this time, although I have a lot of SA's earlier releases. But this time TDP (again) announced it long before, as they did a little while ago with this March 29, 1975 show.

BTW, if you take a closer look one might think the renowned Straight Arrow label is going to watch out what other labels will release in the future and then simply rush announce a release on their own. smt176

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:29 pm

walkamileinmyshoes wrote:
A. C. van Kuijk wrote:So for me the Touchdown release will do.


I will definitely have the Touchdown release only this time, although I have a lot of SA's earlier releases. But this time TDP (again) announced it long before, as they did a little while ago with this March 29, 1975 show.

BTW, if you take a closer look one might think the renowned Straight Arrow label is going to watch out what other labels will release in the future and then simply rush announce a release on their own. smt176


Are we sure "Touchdown" and "Straight Arrow" are not the same person / people??!! :wink: Coming soon; another 'new' label - "Desperate records".

Re: NEW Straight Arrow: Hot Love In A Long, Cold Winter

Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:39 pm

Tony.. wrote:Coming soon; another 'new' label - "Desperate records".




As long as they release those long awaited unreleased 1976 soundboards......