Snowbird Revisited

More news from Gravel Road, this time about a re-release. The January 29, 1971 Dinner Show, here is the press-release:

With great pleasure GRAVELROAD MUSIC announces the release of this excellent Show of 1971.

Deluxe Full color Digipack with 16-page booklet includes rare photos and extensive liner notes. Also included a Special bonus gift; a reproduction of an extremely rare two sided promo card this was only available in January – February 1971 at the International Hotel.

The January 29, 1971 Dinner show at the International Hotel Las Vegas.

It hardly needs introduction; the set list is a well-balanced mix with an impressive show!

A strong mix of his hits and fills the show with his latest recordings and topping it of with par excellence covers of very popular recent top ten charts hits like “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Sweet Caroline, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, Polk Salad, Something, Snowbird”.
Even the closing of the show had a drastic change.
Making the performances of January /February 1971 by far the most energizing starts of a Vegas Season.
The extra’s are a part of the Snowbird studio session with the unreleased undubbed Master take 6 & a rare take of the vocal harmony overdub by Elvis.

As extra bonus we included a seven-minute telephone conversation, privately taped in March/April 1971.
Elvis talks about recording sessions and performing in Las Vegas, his scary International Hotel earthquake experience. (The California/Nevada area had a big earthquake in February 1971).

Tracklist:

January 29, 1971 Dinner (8.15pm). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra 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 Band Introductions 1 10 Johnny B Goode 11 Band Introductions 2 12 Something 13 Heartbreak Hotel 14 Blue Suede Shoes 15 Teddy Bear 16 Hound Dog 17 Snowbird (two false starts) 18 The Impossible Dream.

Extra : Part of the Snowbird studio session; 19. part of “Snowbird” rehearsal 20. Take 1 21. Take 2-5 22. Take 6 23. Elvis’ vocal harmony overdub 24. Elvis’ telephone conversation of March / April, 1971.
 

Source: Email / Updated: Mar 8, 2013
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Reactions

GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
These are the kind of album covers, I wish RCA-FTD-SONY-would do ! RCA, at times, selects some of the worst photos of Elvis, along with so-so artwork, for some of the album covers. Of note: This Vegas show is a good one, and the extras are a must !
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
Eagerly indeed. I just ordered my copy!
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
We're all eaderly awaiting this famulous release.....I think.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
What I meant to state: these re-releases differ from compilations. And yes, the cover is famulous. Something to show to guests, too. Eaderly awaiting the release of this one. No news yet.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
The cover is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2013report abuse
Let's see if they really got take 3 of te Snowbird session. It's absolutely unreleased until now. This would mean that they really have new tapes others don't have.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2013report abuse
As some of us were unable to lay hands of earlier version a re-release is always welcomed. A re--- of a concert is quite different of compilations. One has the concert or not. I don't have the first one. So I hope I can lay my hands on this one. It seems a nice package too!
tcbboy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2013report abuse
Gravel Road make some excellent releases but I think they have slipped just a little bit with this one. First time round was great so there was no reason to re-issue this again. Just my opinion.
hankfnsw (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2013report abuse
I have the original but the soundboard is okay. A bit muffled but the rarity is the song "Sonwbird" which for me is great! A false start but beautiful sung. A must for this re-release. Bonus is that it's a great new graphic designed cover for it's time period. Gravel Road are the best in the business. I've talked with people who know a bit of sound engineering as remastering can give old material new life.
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2013report abuse
I missed the original one. Yes i'm gonna definately get this one!
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2013report abuse
Snowbird was released in 2000 on the great 2001 label. A short but great show. A very rare soundboard, but the sound is not great, a little bit dull. It contained one of the very few pictures of Elvis accompanied by an impersonator at the gate of one of his houses on the backcover of the cd. This cd was already re-released in 2008 as a digi pack. So this is a re-re-release. I don't believe they have used a better source. The version of the imposible dream is outstanding here, including the great imperials!
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
GRM stands above the rest when it comes to artwork, a re-release notwithstanding. I do not have this show. I've read that the sound quality of the original release is not very good. Any opinions out there on the sound quality?
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
I don`t have the original..so I will have this one..
E-vis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
Awesome cover!!! :)
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
Yes another re-release...but a good release for the fans that missed the first release I gues...:) pffff.....
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
Pfff, another re-release, I will skip it.

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