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An Evolving Elvis

October 21, 2009 | Music

The VB Records import label will release a new CD entitled "An Evolving Elvis". It features an unreleased show from November 26, 1971 as recorded at the Las Vegas International Hotel according to the information we received. The date on the package and disc mentions August 26th. 

From the Press-release

The show itself is very enjoyable and also the sound is quite good for an audience recording.
There aren't surprises in the tracklist but Elvis delivering all songs in a great way.
As always, the VB Records label presenting this new product in a deluxe three panel longbook digipack with a collection of Elvis' pictures wearing his famous Green Cisco Kid Jumpsuit plus some International Hotel Memorabilia and an interesting newspaper clip with a review of that concert and reflections about the evolution of Elvis career…


01. 2001 A Space Odissey, 02. That’s All Right, 03. I Got A Woman, 04. Proud Mary, 05. Sweet Caroline, 06. Polk Salad Annie, 07. Instrumental, 08. Johnny B. Goode, 09. It’s Impossible, 10. Love Me, 11. Medley: Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin‘ On / Blue Suede Shoes, 12. Heartbreak Hotel, 13. Medley: Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel, 14. Hound Dog, 15. Suspicious Minds, 16. Band Introductions, 17. I’m Leavin’, 18. Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 19. Can't Help Falling In Love

Ciscoking wrote on October 21, 2009
My first impression....C-R-A-P...why..? Elvis didn`t perform in Vegas on November 26, 1971..the last Vegas show was on September 6..the last show in 1971 was on November 16.....
Ciscoking wrote on October 21, 2009
I just saw..the date on the cover is August 26, 1971 MS..well...we have it on cdr for ages now and it is nothing to brag about...average at best...43 minutes... Elvis hardly talks and seems quite bored...
Jerome-the-third wrote on October 21, 2009
looks a bit like showroom internationale, nice try fellows..
Musicwizard wrote on October 21, 2009
Why does the cd have such a big Center hole? Is this a cd or a 45rpm single? :)
drjohncarpenter0117 wrote on October 22, 2009
See this is more like the info about a import release that is what we need on this web-site,and as usual Ciscoking has put the record straight regarding date and what kind of show we should expect when we buy it........no other opinion is necessary?, and yes it does look like a very flimsy attempt to look like a INTERNATIONALE release?.
Lefty wrote on October 22, 2009
Suddenly, all shows from 1971 are hot Elvis property. Can't say I've heard them all, but what I have heard doesn't top the sound quality of disc 2 on Showroom Internationale. That being said, this new release doesn't look half-bad. We've all seen a heck of a lot worse.
dannyboy1 wrote on October 23, 2009
Funny isn't it how often the world "evolve" is used these days when really they mean "develop". The show didn't design itself! Elvis himself was making creative changes here and there, trying new things out. Evolution supposedly happened without a designer. Yeah, right.... Anyway, I think the packaging here probably makes it look better than it is. I'd have to give it a listen before I even thought about chasing it up. Too many of these shows are thrown on disc without the producers even bothering to make speed corrections, etc... Grew tired a long time ago of just paying the money and hoping it would sound okay.
dgirl wrote on October 24, 2009
jack409 - you really have a Michale Jackson complex. Almost everything you post mentions him in an unflattering light. Ease up on the dude. He was talented and in some ways (dancing & writing) more so than Elvis. Sorry but Elvis didnt corner the market on those 2 things.
Steve V wrote on October 24, 2009
Jack - I agree with you on a lot of points, but the songwriting thing is a stickler to many people especially critics who think creating music is almost as important as singing it. The problem is Elvis was only as good as the material given him. When it was Leiber/Stoller, Otis Blackwell, Pomus/Shuman, he was untouchable. When it was the hack movie writers, he was beatbale. Its that simple for me. Almost everyone on the charts in the mid-60's had better songs than Elvis. Writers wanted to give him songs, but were blocked. By 1969, Elvis finally took control and sang the songs given him despite the Colonel's objection, but it was short lived. By 1971 it was back to a lot of so-so songs while writers were again blocked getting their songs to him. Sure a few good originals snuck in, but mostly Elvis became a cover artist and a country cover artist at that. Sad.