To be released shortly on the MxF label will be their second release entitled "Heavy Times!" featuring the Vegas performances on January 28th 1971, midnight show and January 29th 1971, dinner show.
The January 28, 1971 MS was previously released on "Lean, Mean And Kickin' Butt"while the January 29, 1971 DS previously saw the light on the import release entitled "Snowbird".
For the first time, both the performances remastered from the original sources will become available on a sole CD. Although these two concerts were released on two separate imports some years ago here we have the opportunity to listen to both shows in better, improved sound. Using the original source tape we were able to keep Elvis' vocal power central to the mix whilst at the same time giving a new definition to the supporting musicians and singers.
Elvis' performance on both nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers two short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. The season will be remembered for the introduction of the new opening composition 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' which although written by Richard Strauss in 1894 was more closely associated with the Stanley Kubrick film '2001 A Space Odyssey', a recent cinema release. As we now know this thunderous opening would be used until the final concert Elvis performed. The season will also be remembered for the beautiful new closing number 'The Impossible Dream' which Elvis sang with power and feeling giving us proof that Elvis continued to grow as a performer.
Packaged with a 16 page professionally edited booklet this picture disc CD will be accompanied by relevant liner notes and with over 27 photographs of the Elvis NOW suit from this season. These are not new shows, but the package and the 79:40 minutes of superb music definitely gives us something different, a different kind of product! The definitive product in reference to Elvis from January 1971, Don't Miss It!
Track list :
01. 2001 Theme / 02. That's All Right / 03. I Got A Woman / 04. Love Me Tender / 05. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / 06.Sweet Caroline / 07. You've Lost That Loving Feeling / 08. Polk Salad Annie / 09. Johnny B Goode / 10. Something / 11. The Wonder Of You / 12. Heartbreak Hotel / 13. Blue Suede Shoes / 14. Hound Dog / 15. One Night / 16. Teddy Bear / 17. Suspicious Minds / 18. The Impossible Dream / 19. That's All Right / 20. I Got A Woman / 21. Love Me Tender / 22. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / 23. Sweet Caroline / 24. You've Lost That Loving Feeling / 25. Polk Salad Annie / 26. Johnny B Goode / 27. Something / 28, Heartbreak Hotel / 29. Blue Suede Shoes / 30.Teddy Bear / 31.Hound Dog / 32.Snowbird / 33.The Impossible Dream.