Elvis 5/24/22

Set for release on Friday (May 27th) is the new archival four-CD set, Elvis Presley: Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – Now 1971. The collection features six soundboard recordings from “The King’s” early-’71 Vegas run.

According to the press release:

For the first time ever, these soundboard recordings have been remastered, carefully restored and mixed to true stereo using the most sophisticated technologies to achieve the best possible sound.  

For the first time ever though, the material from these shows is presented in stereo. The accompanying 40-page booklet which includes rare photographs and memorabilia dating from this and the following summer appearance in August 1971 — also includes liner notes which set the scene.

Original “Memphis Mafia” member Jerry Schilling — who now serves as the president of the Beach Boys‘ Brother Records’ Inc. — proved to be perhaps Elvis’ truest friend, told us that friendship aside — his love of Elvis as a cutting edge rock performer never diminished: [“First of all, I thought he was at his greatest in ’56 — and I loved him in ’54. I loved him untamed in the beginning of ’56 on the Dorsey (BrothersShow because he was such a rebel — and he was like a musical James Dean, if you will. And I was drawn to that. And then, he comes back with the ’68 ‘comeback special’ and Vegas shows, and I realized he still had some of that rawness that he had developed to a much higher degree.”] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . much higher degree)

SOURCE: Press release

TL: DR

  • Set for release on May 27th is the new archival four-CD set, Elvis Presley: Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – Now 1971.

SIDE NOTES

The full tracklisting to Elvis Presley: Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – Now 1971 is:

Disc One

January 26th, 1971 – Opening Show – (Partially Recorded)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. That’s All Right
3. Mystery Train – Tiger Man
4. Love Me Tender
5. Johnny B. Goode
6. Introductions
7. The Wonder of You
8. Can’t Help Falling in Love
9. Make the World Go Away
10. Something

January 27th, 1971 – Midnight Show – (Partially Recorded)

11. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
12. Love Me Tender
13. There Goes My Everything
14. Sweet Caroline
15. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
16. Polk Salad Annie
17. Only Believe
18. How Great Thou Art
19. Introductions
20. Johnny B. Goode
21. The Wonder of You
22. Something
23. Make the World Go Away
24. Love Me
25. One Night
26. Blue Suede Shoes
27. Hound Dog

Disc Two

January 28th, 1971 – Dinner Show – (Partially Recorded)

1. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
2. Love Me Tender
3. Sweet Caroline
4. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
5. Polk Salad Annie
6. Band Introductions
7. Something
8. Release Me
09. Blue Suede Shoes
10. Hound Dog
11. It’s Now or Never
12. Suspicious Minds
13. The Impossible Dream

January 28th, 1971 – Midnight Show

14. Also Sprach Zarathustra
15. That’s All Right
16. I Got a Woman
17. Love Me Tender
18. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
19. Sweet Caroline
20. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
21. Polk Salad Annie
22. Introductions 1
23. Johnny B. Goode
24. Introductions 2
25. Something
26. Introductions
27. The Wonder of You
28. Heartbreak Hotel
29. Blue Suede Shoes
30. Hound Dog
31. One Night
32. Teddy Bear
33. Suspicious Minds
34. Come Home Baby (Instrumental Vamp)
35. The Impossible Dream

Disc Three

January 29th, 1971 – Dinner Show

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. That’s All Right
3. I Got a Woman
4. Love Me Tender
5. You Don’t Have to Say Love Me
6. Sweet Caroline
7. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
8. Polk Salad Annie
9. Johnny B Goode
10. Band Introductions
11. Something
12. Heartbreak Hotel
13. Blue Suede Shoes
14. Teddy Bear
15. Hound Dog
16. Snowbird
17. The Impossible Dream

Disc Four

February 23rd, 1971 – Closing Show – (Partially Recorded)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. That’s All Right
3. I Got a Woman
4. Love Me
5. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
6. Sweet Caroline
7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
8. Polk Salad Annie
9. 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 (Spliced with 28th January 1971-DS)