The forthcoming release from the "SR" label scheduled for the beginning of November is titled "The Unreachable Star" and will feature an unreleased show from Cincinnati November 11, 1971.
From the Press-release:
As you are aware the SR Label concentrates on early unreleased 1970’s shows when Elvis was at his peak. In this our twelfth release, we are proud to present a great show, one of the best of the 1971 November tour. Having been imprisoned in the golden cage of Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe Elvis got the opportunity towards the end of the year to embark on his longest tour since 1957 and without doubt amongst the best of the 70’s.
Unlike 1969/70 the tour isn’t well covered with official releases so what we have in our hands gives us the possibility to hear the quality of a Presley show from this tour. Elvis’ activity on the stage is incredible and the vocals stretch his ability, he performs the best numbers in his repertoire from the last two years with practically no new songs. Elvis is so dynamic that sometimes he can’t control himself, but at the same time he is able to deliver his best repertoire, sometimes reinventing it to. We can imagine Elvis concentrating on the music to produce a great show. Elvis, singing straight to the audience, the performance is solid, long and rough; the 24 songs are presented superbly. Songs like Proud Mary, You’ve Lost the loving Feeling and Polk Salad Annie never sounded better; Elvis covers every period of his career from the classic oldies passing from the early sixties hits to the best of his comeback years. Toward the end perhaps the only surprise is the classic Hawaiian Wedding song.
The man looks, sings and moves in a great way. Elvis is performing at the height of his ability, Elvis is into his music. His focus, the attitude and his relationship with the music are evident which enables him to deliver a great show. This level remains throughout the tour here we have its peak.
The idea to release a 1971 November show was present from the begin of the SR label, the research of a good tape to gives the pleasure of the listen has continued in the last four years, finally this summer we have what we were looking for. Despite the limitation of the binaural tape, we believe that overall for an early seventies recording it represents the best and the only way to listen and enjoy Elvis at his best.
This previously unreleased recording was taken from an early generation copy of the original master tape, as recorded by a member of the audience. All tracks were digitally restored for your best possible listening pleasure; the sound quality is incredibly good considering the early Tour.
As usual from this label, this new CD will come in a deluxe digipack containing a collection of live photographs of the Cincinnati’ concert.
Total running time 68.10 minutes.
01. 2001 Theme
02. That’s All Right
03. I Got a Woman / Amen
04. Proud Mary
05. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
06. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
07. Polk Salad Annie
09. Love Me
10. Heartbreak Hotel
11. Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
12. One Night
13. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
14. It’s Now or Never
15. Hound Dog
16. How Great Thou Art
17. Band Introductions
18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water (+ reprise)
20. I Can’t Stop Loving You
21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man
22. Release Me
23. The Impossible Dream
24. Suspicious Minds
25. Funny How Time Slips Away
26. Hawaiian Wedding Song
27. Can’t Help Falling In Love /Closing Vamp
Source: Email / Updated: Oct 19, 2009