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One Night Only!

May 13, 2006
Madison just re-released the show formerly known as “Power of Zhazam” from November 10, 1971 in Boston. Did we really need it?

Design

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.

Content

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’”.

Conclusion

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!

Tracklisting:

2001 Opening Ouverture
That's All Right
I Got A Woman/ Amen
Proud Mary
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Polk Salad Annie
Coming home, baby (instrumental intermezzo)
Love Me
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art (incomplete)
Introductions
I'm Leavin'
Bridge Over Troubled Water
I Can't Stop Lovin' You
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
Coming home, baby (instumental intermezzo)
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
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Reactions

Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2006report abuse
Vegas', I don't see where anyone said it had *great* sound. The point is that it much improved from the original release, revealing as never before what a great show it was...!
VEGAS_KING70 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 21, 2006report abuse
I'm surprised, I expected a excellent sounding soundboard, according to the reviews here! Instead it is a very noisy cd a lot of high. maybe I'm getting crazy here. Also the cd quality is less than their previous releases. I can look through the cd..like a cheap CD-R. maybe 80 times playing pleasure. I love the package of this release AAA+++
RonBaker (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 15, 2006report abuse
It isn't the looks that count, it's the sound...and this is a beauty! The concert sounds great! It's one of the best (in my opinion). Well worth buying.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 13, 2006report abuse
No, The Power Of Zhazam was a soundboard too. One Night Only is an soundboard of a much higher quality !
boris (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2006report abuse
As I understand it the power of Shazam was an audience record while this one is a soundboard... Anyway it looks great an the concert was fantastic!
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 1, 2006report abuse
looks great and must have it!-i got lots of cd's from the excellant 'madison' lable and know that they're a serpurb import lable...cant waot to order this release!!.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2006report abuse
Excellent release, once again from our friends at Madison! The King's one and only show at the late and lamented Boston Garden is now resurrected! The raves over the sound on various sites is about the huge improvement over the old "Power of Shazam" version from the '90s. This version reveals a very-much engaged and outstanding King still knocking 'em dead. Once again, Madison treats us to beautiful liner notes with great (and rare) color photographs. The booklet alone is worthy of the upgrade. This Boston live disc now sits nicely alongside the Elvis' two New York MSG discs !
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on May 15, 2006report abuse
A must have for every collector. Sound quality is much better than on "Power Of Zhazam". Here we have an Elvis that is not bored yet to tour the country. Strong voice, good mood. It is indeed sad that "How Great Thou Art" is still incomplete but what can we do about that....That november 1971 tour was great indeed.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on May 15, 2006report abuse
This CD is a gas gas gas I tell you for sure. It´s sad tht How great thou art is not complete cause what we hear of that song is fantasic. Beautiful cover beautiful booklet and a Elvis at full blast and kickin´but. What do we need more !?!

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