A very short and sweet review.
Setting The Standard
is a CD worth having if.....
1. You are a fan of 1971 Vegas shows.
2. You don't mind audience recorded shows.
3. You prefer the shows with very little banter with the audience by Elvis.
The show has a very clear sound and Elvis' dialogue is easily understood. There is just not enough bass or fullness in the CD for me. It is too tinny
sounding. The show has several good moments such as Sweet Caroline
, It's Impossible, Lawdy Miss Clawdy
and the rare for 1971, It's Over
. The Little Sister / Get Back
medley is obviously from another show, even if it is not mentioned (trust me, it is).
There aren't enough 1971 shows available, so if you are a collector of audience recordings, this is for you.
Las Vegas, Aug. 17 1971 Dinner Show
Also Sprach Zarathustra
That's All Right
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin' On
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Little Sister/Get Back
Can't Help Falling In Love