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Title: Showroom Internationale 1971
Label: International
Label Number: INT-2009-28171 / NT-2009-23271
Release Date: 2009
Recording Type: Live Soundboard Recording
Location: Las Vegas, Hilton Hotel
Date: January 28, 1971, Midnight Show
February 23, 1971, Closing Show  (wrongly dated "Dinner Show")
Sound: Soundboard !
       
Track Listing: 
  CD 1: January 28, 1971 - Midnight Show        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra       01:14
02 Thatís All Right       02:12
03 I Got A Woman       02:21
04 Love Me Tender       03:25
05 You Donít Have To Say You Love Me       02:08
06 Sweet Caroline       02:35
07 Youíve Lost That Loviní Feeling       03:03
08 Polk Salad Annie       02:35
09 Introductions (part 1)       01:10
10 Johnny B. Goode       01:39
11 Introductions (part 2)       00:32
12 Something       03:16
13 Introductions (part 3)       01:24
14 The Wonder Of You       01:29
15 Heartbreak Hotel       01:32
16 Blue Suede Shoes       01:05
17 Hound Dog       01:43
18 One Night       01:33
19 Teddy Bear       01:15
20 Suspicious Minds       04:21
21 Instrumental       01:06
22 The Impossible Dream       02:58
23 There Goes My Everything (January 27 MS)       02:52
24 Make The World Go Away (January 27 MS)       03:02
25 Only Believe (January 27 MS)       02:49
26 Itís Now Or Never (January 28 DS)       02:07
27 Snowbird (January 29 DS)       03:04
           
  CD 2: February 23, 1971 - Closing Show        
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra       01:04
02 Thatís All Right       02:04
03 I Got A Woman / By The Time I Get To Phoenix (part.)       02:12
04 Love Me Tender (intro only) / Love Me       02:46
05 Mystery Train / Tiger Man       02:19
06 Sweet Caroline       02:20
07 Youíve Lost That Loviní Feeling       02:50
08 Polk Salad Annie       03:44
09 Something       03:20
10 Johnny B. Goode       01:43
11 How Great Thou Art       02:32
12 Donít Be Cruel       01:22
13 Heartbreak Hotel       01:38
14 Blue Suede Shoes       01:04
15 Bridge Over Troubled Water       04:12
16 Little Sister / Get Back       01:53
17 Hound Dog       01:01
18 Suspicious Minds (spliced with version from January 28, Dinner Show)       04:20
19 The Impossible Dream (January 28, DS)       03:07
     
Sound Samples: Suspicious Minds (1971, January 28, MS)

Mystery Train / Tiger Man (1971, February 23, CS)
Notes: Comes as a long-box with 80-page hardcover book. The latter show is wrongly dated "23.2.1971 DS" and released here for the first time in soundboard quality.
The first show has been previously released  on "Lean, Mean And Kickin`Butt".

Showroom Internationale 1971 - Elvis Presley Bootleg CD

Announcement: The latest upcoming box set release from the "International" label titled "Showroom Internationale 1971" will be released 24th August 2009.
In conjunction with "DAE" this release will feature a brand new unreleased soundboard performance from the closing night Jan/Feb 1971 Las Vegas engagement, the February 23rd 8pm show.
The 2CD/Book set will also feature the January 28th Midnight show (previously released on the Fort Baxter label as "Lean Mean and Kicking Butt") but this time, unlike before, it is directly mastered from the original reel tapes thus clearly showing vast noticeable sound improvements to its original release. All the audio restoration and remastering are by DAE.
This package also has an accompanying 100-page glossy hardback book featuring great unreleased photographs from the time, as well as a detailed essay encapsulating the actual engagement in January / February which help in putting this time-frame into some historical perspective by looking at what went before and afterwards.
This will be the last major release from the International label and the fabulous box set release has only a limited edition run of 999 copies.


 
Concert:

I would consider the first show as the better one out of these two which are featured here.
Elvis sounds fresher and more committed whereas on closing night he seems like wanting to bring the whole thing to an end and as soon as possible.
Many songs are rushed and he hardly talks. Polk Salad Annie, How Great Thou Art and Bridge Over Troubled Water are highlights though. (Ciscoking)