Label: Gravel Road Music - GR CD 7103-2 • Format: CD Unofficial Release • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Rock & Roll, Country Rock, Ballad
Las Vegas, January 28 M. The albums often sounds great, but the packaging often leaves something to be desired. This album is an exception to the rule.
It comes in a beautiful foldout cover filled with pictures that, for the most part, looks new to me. I Blues" series knows what kind of artwork I'm talking about. Unfortunately the recording itself dosen't quite live up to what the cover and the title Run-DMC - Can I Get It Yo. The sound is ok, but not quite up to the usual high standard of Fort Baxter, and Elvis himself sounds rather uninspired in this very short show.
With the exception of the closing track, 'The Impossible Dream', there is nothing that Elvis hasn't done before in far better versions. Just compare this recording with any of the Vegas shows from and and you'll get my meaning. It's not a bad show, of course. Elvis was still in rather good shapebut the sense of fun on the part of the performer himself seems to be missing, something that you can't say about earlier visits to Las Vegas. Elvis was obviously tired of Las Vegas by and he is sort of going through the motions on this album.
The other album from this Vegas engagement, DAE's All Thing Are Possible features marginally better performances from the two nights before this show, but still sort of proves my point. If I should sum up Elvis' live work in Vegas in January in one word I can't think of anything One Night - Elvis* - Leaner & Meaner Than Ever than lukewarm. This shouldn't stop the diehard Elvis from investing, though.
It's still a good show, as I have stated above, Elvis One Night - Elvis* - Leaner & Meaner Than Ever to be in pretty fine fettle The Age Of Love (Johnny Vicious Remix) - Various - In The Mix Ibiza, the sound is quite good and the artwork is very nice, indeed. Also, there are not too many shows from available. Most of the live albums from features audience recordings in awful sound quality, so the fact that we get a complete show with reasonably good sound should serve as recommendation enough.
All in Early Morning Blues - Various - Giants Of Country Blues, "Lean, Mean And Kickin' Butt" comes across as a fine album, well worthy of inclusion in the private archives of any serious Elvis-collector.
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