The Cisko kid strikes again

Scatter Records SCR 1000 (Released 1997)

That's al right
Proud Mary
I got a woman/ amen
Polk salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
Love me
Blue suede shoes/ whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Heartbreak hotel
Teddy bear/ don't be cruel
Hound dog
It's impossible
Love me tender
Little sister/ get back
Mystery train/ tiger man
Band introductions
I'm leavin'
Suspicious minds
Lawdy miss clawdy
Bridge over troubled water
Can't help falling in love
(Recorded live, August 21, 1971, MS, Las Vegas)
It's impossible
Heartbreak hotel
Teddy bear/ don't be cruel
Hound dog
Love me tender
I'm leavin
(Recorded live, August 22, 1971, MS, Las Vegas)

Once again from Las Vegas, this audience recording features a great show and 20 tracks from August 21, 1971 and 6 songs from August 22, 1971. The performances are all very good. Iím Leaviní and Bridge over Troubled Waters, both beautifully done. Unfortunately, this is not a soundboard recording. Still it is interesting to hear from an audience perspective. You donít hear a sterile, clean sound, you hear the room acoustics and audience reactions. Although a combination of the two with less tape hiss, or noise would be great.

My first reaction was this was a waste (considering sound quality and all the other CDís that are now available). After listening to it (and turning down the high frequencies on my EQ), I felt it was a worthwhile addition to my collection, even though itís one that doesnít often find itís way into my CD player.

To sum this up this CD, on the positive side it is a very good show along with good song selection. On the negative side it is an audience recording, although Iíve heard much worse. For someone beginning their collection, look at other titles. If a sound board recording of this show ever emerges, it will be a must own.

This CD illustrates the performer that Elvis should be remembered for. Unfortunately most Elvis laymen only remember his 2 or 3 bad years out of 20 years of performing. Funny how some people can only remember the negative.........

Reviewed by John Sterlini USA
Comments or questions can be sent to sterlini@usa.net

Sound rating ** 1/2