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There is a cut after the intro of Bridge Over Troubled Water,
therefore, a short part of the first verse is missing.
The bootleggers made a mistake while creating the master.
Suspicious Minds can be heard before The Impossible Dream,
it should be the other way round.
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.