Madison just re-released the show formerly known as “Power of Zhazam” from November 10, 1971 in Boston. Did we really need it?
As we are used to by now, Madison delivers a fantastic product. Great lay-out, marvelous combination of pictures, memorabilia and linernotes create a top notch booklet. Inside the booklet you see the cover of the single "I'm Leavin'" which inspired the designers for the cover of this CD.
The disc itself is familiar too, the “vinyl print” Madison uses often. BMG/ FTD should take a lesson from the designer at Madison.
Of course a lot of us know the show already from the pre-mentioned “Power of Zhazam”- CD. Madison claimed the quality would be better, and it definitely is. For a 1971 soundboard this is more than average, as a matter of fact we think it is the best sounding show from this period. Unfortunately “How Great Thou Art” and the introductions are still incomplete.
For those that do not know the show: Elvis is moving to his 1972 (Madison Square Garden)-set. He is in a very good mood, jokes a lot. Nevertheless he delivers some great performances between joking. Highlights are “Polk Salad Annie”, the beautiful “How Great Thou Art” and “Bridge over Troubled Water” and “I’m Leavin’”.
The improvement certainly justifies a re-release of this show. We liked it before, but now we will play it more often because of that improvement. If you can lay your pawns on it… don’t hesitate!
2001 Opening Ouverture
That's All Right
I Got A Woman/ Amen
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Polk Salad Annie
Coming home, baby (instrumental intermezzo)
Blue Suede Shoes
How Great Thou Art (incomplete)
Bridge Over Troubled Water
I Can't Stop Lovin' You
Love Me Tender
Coming home, baby (instumental intermezzo)
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can't Help Falling In Love