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5.0 out of 5 stars The King Live In 1971!!!!!!
The Impossible Dream is a must have for Elvis fans as it is a near complete concert from Las Vegas in January 27th 1971, the 1971 concerts are so hard to get your hands on and they are told to be some of his best concerts. The opening track is the first time ever Elvis used the 2001 Theme from the previous day (26th-opening night) and it is one of the best versions and...
Published on 21 May 2005 by Mr. Mw Elphick

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3.0 out of 5 stars KING IN A HURRY.
In 1971, one would have expected a "tight" and focussed Elvis at all his concerts. For this reason, I bought the latest FTD release, but must express major disappointment at both sound quality and the King's delivery on most of the songs. He seems in a hurry and fools around too much, resulting in a fast and short show.
Nevertheless, the renditions of "Impossible...
Published on 16 April 2004 by Wallace Holmes


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5.0 out of 5 stars The King Live In 1971!!!!!!, 21 May 2005
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Mr. Mw Elphick "Mark" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
The Impossible Dream is a must have for Elvis fans as it is a near complete concert from Las Vegas in January 27th 1971, the 1971 concerts are so hard to get your hands on and they are told to be some of his best concerts. The opening track is the first time ever Elvis used the 2001 Theme from the previous day (26th-opening night) and it is one of the best versions and you can hear the audience get very excited - excellent! Elvis opens with That's All Right which is a good version, as you can tell the Vegas showroom had some sound problems during this engagement and Elvis had a cold, but he still sounds excellent. The songs he sang during these few opening days were sung excellently so i won't go through every song, some of the highlights include It's Now Or Never and the show closer for 1971 The Impossible dream (which was the replacement for Can't Help Falling In Love which was sung during the middle of the show!)excellent versions of How Great Thou Art as usual, and great versions of very rare live songs Only Believe (which was the current single)and Snowbird from the recently released Elvis Country album. All in all it's an excellent show with some stand out performances, the only down side is the hotel's sound system, buy it today!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concert from a little known period, 19 May 2004
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Marc Haegeman "Marc Haegeman" (Gent, Belgium) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
Of the final years of Elvis Presley as a concert artist, 1971 is undoubtedly the least well documented year. After the delectable abundance of the previous year with the "On Stage" and especially the "That's The Way It Is" sound and video recordings, 1971 remains a dark hole. RCA didn't record any concerts that year and the few bootlegs which surfaced are all below standard with disagreeable sound. The present Follow That Dream release, compiling performances from Elvis' 4th Las Vegas season in January 1971, is by all means a most welcome addition to the catalogue. True, the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired with tons of tape hiss, but is nonetheless better than anything we got from this season so far and considered within its historical context, this disc deserves to be heard by anyone interested in the man and how he developed during the 70's. By its rush tempo the general atmosphere of the concert is quite different from the previous Las Vegas seasons, but Elvis is in fine voice and in good spirits throughout, often sounding raw and risky (although the recording might be partly responsible for that) and this issue includes several songs which were rarely performed in concert, such as "It's Now Or Never", "Only Believe" and "Snowbird".
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3.0 out of 5 stars KING IN A HURRY., 16 April 2004
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Wallace Holmes (BEDFORDVIEW, GAUTENG South Africa) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
In 1971, one would have expected a "tight" and focussed Elvis at all his concerts. For this reason, I bought the latest FTD release, but must express major disappointment at both sound quality and the King's delivery on most of the songs. He seems in a hurry and fools around too much, resulting in a fast and short show.
Nevertheless, the renditions of "Impossible Dream" and "Snowbird" are particularly good. The show is also better than "It's Midnight", but not close to the 1977 energy of "Spring Tours.
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1.0 out of 5 stars IMPOSSIBLE TO LISTEN TO TWICE, 1 May 2004
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Laurie B. Stokes (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
Although this album consists of a selection of song titles that have been available on other releases several times over for many years it is always hopeful that we will be given something new in the way the songs are delivered, arranged or something
entertaining or of interest on the recording.
Not so here!
This release fails to deliver anything we have not heard before,
although from a 1971 show, Elvis hurrys nearly every song missing words or complete lines & cutting them short, he comes across has being totally uninterested in doing this show, not what you would expect from Elvis so early into his return to live performances.
To make things worse the sound quality is terrible...at times it makes you skip to the next track hoping things will be better
but never are.
The one thing I cannot understand is why FTD would release such a poor CD...I believe Elvis fans deserve to be treated in a much better way than to be sold what is a very poor package.
If this is the best they can offer perhaps they are running out of decent material to release...either way FTD, nothing like this again please, if you don't have anything decent to offer us please don't rip us off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Impossible Dream FTD is excellent., 14 Aug 2008
This review is from: The Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
FTD have released a great concert here which is mostly in good sound quality. The sound quality is great for a 1971 soundboard recording. The track list includes the usual songs like That's all right and Love Me Tender which are performed very well plus rarities like Snowbird and Only Believe which are some personal favourites. The Concert is highly enjoyable and I often listen to it. This CD is for every Elvis fan!
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4.0 out of 5 stars new elvis fan, 7 April 2008
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D. Burchell (england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
this is another great concert by the the king ,this time from 1971 the sound is very good but it is not muti track this time.it is great to hear elvis do some of the more rare live songs like there goes my everything,and only belive, and snowbird .a great concert .buy it today
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1.0 out of 5 stars impossible to recommend, 6 May 2004
This review is from: Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
The song list from this 1971 concert certainly reads well and is representative of the excellent material that Elvis was delivering at this stage of his career eg. 'Suspicious Minds', 'Something', 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', 'Polk Salad Annie' etc. However it is very hard to listen to this latest FTD recording more than once without feeling a mixture of sadness for Elvis and annoyance at FTD for its sub-standard fare (The fact that the sound is awful does not help!). There is a misconception that Elvis was at his peak as a live performer in the early 70s and that there was then a progressive decline as each year went by until his untimely death in 1977. However, this is clearly not the case if you compare the unfocused and disinterested Elvis of this 1971 show with the excellent 1974 'Live in Memphis' performance (also recently released by FTD sounding superb). Elvis was clearly on a highly medicated rollercoaster during the 70s and this more than anything was the main factor in the variable quality of his shows. I wonder what excuse FTD will offer for the very variable quality of their releases?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to really enjoy, 15 May 2004
This review is from: Impossible Dream (Audio CD)
I was really looking forward to this latest FTD release given the high quality of previous FTD releases such as 'Elvis Live At the International'(1969) and 'One night in Vegas'(1970). The song list from this 1971 concert, at the Hilton in Las Vegas, looked superb and promised much as it included the early 70s classics such as 'Polk Salad Annie', 'You've lost that Loving Feeling', 'Suspicious Minds' etc. along with a selection of rock and roll hits from the previous decades. But, sadly we find an apparently out of sorts Elvis stumbling as quickly as possible through a performance which would certainly not inspire too many dreams of what he was really capable of during this time. One has to question the logic of releasing such a below par performance from the King especially given the poor quality of the soundtrack. Come on FTD keep your standards high. Strictly for Elvis anoraks who must have everything he ever did!
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