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Leaner & Meaner Than Ever

By ElvisNews.com/ LexOct 6, 2013

Gravel Road Music just released their third 1971-show. This time it is the January 28 M.S., previously released by the late great Fort Baxter label as Lean, Mean and Kickin’ Butt.


GRM delivers their usual high quality. The booklet is a tasteful mixture of pictures and interesting text, mainly original clippings from several newspapers.

The fold out case has live shots on most panels, only behind the CD there is room for GRM’s other two releases of 1971 shows: Snowbird and Only Believe.


The show is great. Not too much fooling around and great deliveries of e.g. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin, Polk Salad Annie and Suspicious Minds. A very big pro for this show is the closing, not the ever so boring Can’t Help Falling In Love, but The Impossible Dream closes this one.

For those that were lucky enough to have the original Baxter release: this disc is a huge improvement soundwise. It still isn’t the best soundboard around, but it is definitely better than the original.


I would say this is a must have. Great show in better quality than before.


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You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 1, 2013report abuse
listened to this AGAIN Today. it IS a 'strong' show.... but short only 45 minutes.Elvis's performance delivers and he sings very well. Great Show....AND in the best sound i ever heard for a Winter 1971 Vegas show too.~~
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 14, 2013report abuse
The more I listen to it..the more I like it..really..well done..
NorwayElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 8, 2013report abuse
I also wonder how the sound is compared to "SHOWROOM INTERNATIONALE" released 3-4 years ago? That one was much better than old Baxter release. This short "review" is pretty much worthless.........
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2013report abuse
How does the sound on this CD compare with the sound on the "SHOWROOM INTERNATIONALE" version? Can anyone tell me? Thanks for any help on this.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2013report abuse
Jerom is just trying to help,is he wrong for that?
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2013report abuse
It`s a great pack..for all who don`t have the original a must-have...I am happy with it...
i saw the light (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2013report abuse
What drugs are you on, Jerome?
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2013report abuse
Glad that they did not use the 'Kicking Butt reference'. There is already so much agression in this world. Heal the World, just like Michael Jackson sang, who was famous for marrying Lisa Marie and I believe he made some songs as well. But that is not the point, the fact is that we should have that Tender Feeling and Let's be Friends! Heal the World!!..
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2013report abuse
Unlikely to be any significant difference in sound but the packaging alone makes these GRM releases great to own.
i saw the light (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2013report abuse
Is it an improvement in sound quality comparing with the Boxcar set 'Showroom Internationale'? Or not really...

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