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New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:23 pm

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Better Than Ever !


VV's third release entitled "Better Than Ever!" featuring both the complete live soundboard recording on January 26th 1970 Las Vegas opening show and the complete unreleased live audience recording from Houston on February 28, 1970 Afternoon Show . After the success of the first two 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 opening 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, 45 rpm speed. The second show, the Houston unreleased February 28nd afternoon show, presents Elvis at the pick of his possibility, although not new to tape 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. Elvis at Houston is pure dynamite , delivering a great performance that compares with the opening night in terms of quality, giving to this release the status of “UNIQUE”.

’Better than Ever” wants to give you a unique perspective of the man and his music during this February 1970. 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 February 28nd afternoon show.

About the Vegas opening night has been already said a lot a words, so We like spend some words on the Houston show here presented….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 this show as the title suggest Better than Ever directly from Houston Chronicle review can be reasonably to be included in one of best shows ever!!!

The DOUBLE LP SET 140 VINYL GRAM 45 RPM SPEED FOR A BETTER HIGH RESOLUTION SOUND, 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 have for the first time of the label, glossy full colour paper sleeve, including high quality photos with track listing.

The CD with the Houston show, will be accompanied with slim four panel digipack .
We hope you can enjoy this THIRD product in the way to give life to more of his kind in next future.


LP January 26, 1970 Opening Night
Live soundboard recording
RUNNING TIME 57,00 MIN
Side A
* 01.Opening Vamp 02.All Shook Up 03.That’s All Right 04.Proud Mary 05.Don’t Cry Daddy 06.Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Side B*
07.Long Tall Sally 08.Let It Be Me 09.I Can’t Stop Loving You 10.Walk a Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto

Side C*
11.True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 12.Sweet Caroline 13.Polk Salad Annie

Side D*
14.Introductions 15.Kentucky Rain 16.Suspicious Minds 17.Can’t Help Falling In Love
*Tracks previously released soundboard recording




CD : Houston February 28th , 1970 afternoon show complete unreleased show
Live Audience recording

Running time 44 min.
01. Intro 02. All Shook Up 03. I Got A Woman 04. Long Tall Sally 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. Band Introductions 15. Suspicious Minds 16. Can’t Help Falling In Love 17. Love Me Tender(instrumental)

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:23 pm

So when exactly was Elvis "Better Than Ever"? On January 26, 1970? February 28, 1970? Or perhaps September 12, 1970? :smt001

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Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:25 pm

was alreayd posted my friend ;)

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Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:32 pm

The Houston concert tapes sound were pretty bad.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:32 pm

Johnny2523 wrote:was already posted my friend ;)

Yeah, but nobody responded to yours.

Why do you reckon that is?

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:45 pm

Rob wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:was already posted my friend ;)

Yeah, but nobody responded to yours.

Why do you reckon that is?

coz i did half-assed jobs but forgot the scarfes?

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:02 pm

Not what I was thinking, but OK, I'll accept that.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Wed May 01, 2013 3:17 am

I bought first 2 VV releases, so i will buy this one, I enjoy vinyl releases. This show is good ( i prefear the colsing show from febraury) but this will do... Also the huston one is a nice touch. I really love the 7 inch EP from last VV realese! I think if they put a new soundboard on vinyl they will sell them all! Good artwork and quality most of the time, Come one VV new staff!

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Thu May 02, 2013 10:07 am

Country Hero In Vegas was C-R-A-P and so was Stronger Than Pride...for vinyl collectors only..
This time they chose a soundboard..for vinyl release..so that these poor fans of vinyl have the chance
to listen to a good sounding show, too by VV ecords for the first time..

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Thu May 02, 2013 10:16 am

I for one am very excited about this release. I have always wanted this show on vinyl and the 45 pressing should mean this show sounds great. Astrodome sounding better is another dream of mine so I hope that sounds good too. Unlike some here I have liked their releases so far. Elvis was at a second peak in early 1970, it's hard to fathom that he died a mere seven and a half years later.

I posted this in a new thread as I didn't see this one. Mods can delete my other thread on this title if they wish.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Thu May 02, 2013 5:08 pm

Not gonna buy this 26/01/70 show for the 10th time just to get a crappy sounding Houston show. PASS.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Thu May 02, 2013 5:45 pm

I'm getting two of them just for the hell of it.

I may sleep with one of them.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Thu May 02, 2013 7:12 pm

Although I'm happy with the Madison CD release of the 1-26-1970 OS -- it is by far the best edition of this excellent show -- this does look like a fun collectable for those who dig LPs.

The bonus CD of the 2-28-1970 AS is likely from the known audience recording made by super-fan Maria Davies. It's not very good quality, but is a great performance.

The cover shot is new to my eyes, and I like it a lot. But ... I believe it is a reversed-image.

I think the correction below is right. Anyone agree?



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Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Thu May 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Yes, I agree. It's reversed. No doubt the Houston show will be re-released on something else in the not too distant future anyway. But the tape I have is virtually unlistenable.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Thu May 02, 2013 8:23 pm

Soundboards and 45 rpm audiophile vinyl LP? What a weird combination

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:42 pm

Im listening to this release and i must say im not disapoited with the cd sound, its very good in comparison with the other cds we have in audience for Houston concerts. The show is great! "Release me" is amazing, Kentucky rain too!!! The pack is not so good.. the print it looks a little amateur to me... The vinyl sound is the same as the madison release. I Will buy the next VV release only if its something that really moves me!

::rocks

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:20 am

Yes soundwise the Houston show is nice BUT have you noticed that they made some mistakes? Realease Me and Love Me Tender are not at the right place at the show on this cd.... :facep: :lol:

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:55 am

This release has a TOP ranking in the charts of the worst junk ever ... :lol:

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:55 am

Carloselvis / Jamba
Could you post a sample of the Houston show?

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:16 am

Looks like a nice package. I don't have Vinyl player though, but would be nice for collection.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:21 am

Vinyl Release = PASS!

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:09 am

jeanno wrote:Carloselvis / Jamba
Could you post a sample of the Houston show?


I have a sample but i have no idea how i can post this here? :oops:

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:39 am

Just got your sample, Jamba: thank you so much!

It sounds pretty good for that kind of audience recording.
If only they could release it as a single project...

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:44 am

jeanno wrote:Just got your sample, Jamba: thank you so much!

It sounds pretty good for that kind of audience recording.
If only they could release it as a single project...

Agreed as far as a collector stand point goes i understand but I don't buy vinyl, i buy CD's so I can play them as i don't have a vinyl player.
Let down there is no single release containing cd.

Re: New VV Release : "Better Than Ever" 1-26-70 O.S.

Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:10 am

jeanno wrote:Just got your sample, Jamba: thank you so much!

It sounds pretty good for that kind of audience recording.
If only they could release it as a single project...


Are you serious..?