'Elvis : Let It Rock!' February 23, 1971 Closing Show CD from Gravelroad Music
Source: EPN : Elvis Presley News.
May 22, 2014 - 5:03:12 PM
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Twenty-two color photos of the same show and a beautiful and rare poster as a centerfold are used to make this a fabulous package Elvis 1971 style! Audio has been restored to a more balanced sound and the missing rare first live version of 'Help me make it through the night' is also included! We believe, with our four releases to have captured Elvis at his best! In Vegas 1971
Great sound, Quality photos, Strong in-depth liner notes.
About the show, the quality of performing is truly excellent, Elvis is committed to give an excellent show. Less talkative between songs until the last part of the show, where he start to talk and surprises us with his very first known performance of 'Help Me Make It Through The Night', which he will record only a little while later that same year. Was it a try out? Much more background info you can find in the liner notes ...
Definitive highlights of the show are 'Polk Salad Annie', 'How Great Thou Art', 'Bridge Over troubled Water', 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and the powerful 'The Impossible Dream'! What you can expect from us ... Gravelroad Music stands for high quality releases, with very high expectations for both the audio and the packaging and background information.
February 23, 1971 Closing Show (12.00 am). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel
01 Also Spoke Zarathustra 02 That's All Right 03 I Got A Woman / By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Excerpt) 04 Love Me Tender / Love Me 05 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 06 Sweet Caroline 07 You've Lost That Loving Feeling 08 Polk Salad Annie 09 Something 10 Johnny B Goode 11 How Great Thou Art 12 Don't Be Cruel 13 Heartbreak Hotel 14 Blue Suede Shoes 15 Bridge Over Troubled Water 16 Little Sister/Get Back 17 Hound Dog 18 Suspicious Minds* 19 The Impossible Dream* Extra Tracks: Audience recording: 20 Suspicious Minds 21 Band Introductions 22 Help Me Make It through The Night 23 The Impossible Dream.
Note: * Tracks 18 & 19 are from January 28, 1971 Midnight Show
Together with the other three releases 'Snowbird', 'Only Believe' and 'Leaner & Meaner Than Ever' you'll have 4 fantastic sounding soundboards of 1971 with beautiful Booklets, insightful written liner notes, together almost 100 pages , some 100+ photos, rare or in the best quality ever seen! and time related souvenirs!
A truly great audio and visual collection of the January / February 1971 Las Vegas engagement!
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