'Last Stint At The International' CD from Straight Arrow
January 15, 2016
It is with pleasure that we can now offer you more recordings from 1971. This fine Las Vegas season is still poorly documented, so we know that many fans will be delighted with this release. Elvis delivers the goods with two no-nonsense shows, from an engagement that marks the end of an era. From '69 until this point, Elvis had created so much magic with his shows at the International. Not long after this engagement, the International was sold to the Hilton group. The hotel was renamed, and, oddly enough, some of the magic that was synonymous with Elvis at the International disappeared. From this point onwards, his performances in Vegas became very much a case of 'hit and miss'. Let's go back and touch the past, put the CD in the player and let's enjoy one more dose of the original magic of Elvis at the International.
This release is presented in a de-luxe digipack, filled with rare images taken at the Las Vegas International hotel in August, 1971.
Sunday, August 29, 1971 Dinner Show
01. Orchestra Intro - 02. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 03. That''s All Right - 04. I Got A Woman / Amen - 05. Proud Mary - 06. Sweet Caroline - 07. Polk Salad Annie - 08. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 09. Johnny B. Goode - 10. It''s Impossible - 11. Love Me - 12. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin'' Goin'' On / Blue Suede Shoes - 13. Heartbreak Hotel - 14. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / don''t Be Cruel - 15. Love Me Tender - 16. Hound Dog - 17. Suspicious Minds - 18. Introductions of singers, musicians, orchestra - 19. I''m Leavin'' - 20. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - 21. Can''t Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp.
Sunday, August 29, 1971 Midnight Show
23. Orchestra Intro - 24. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - 25. That''s All Right - 26. I Got A Woman / Amen - 27. Proud Mary - 28. Sweet Caroline - 29. Polk Salad Annie - 30. Instrumental intermezzo / Elvis talks - 31. Johnny B. Goode - 32. It''s Impossible - 33. Love Me - 34. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin'' Goin'' On / Blue Suede Shoes - 35. Heartbreak Hotel - 36. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / don''t Be Cruel - 37. Love Me Tender.
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.