May 22 - A Spiritual Opening Night

The new Flaming Phoenix Productions import label announced the release of their first CD, simply entitled "Opening Night 1971". This album - packed in a digipack - features the opening show of Elvis' fourth appearance in Las Vegas as recorded from the soundboard on January 26, 1971. 

For the first time ever all the recordings from this show are assembled together on one CD, including some previously unreleased performances such as ''Johnny B. Goode'' and ''The Wonder Of You''. 

Unfortunately due to recording difficulties this concert was only partly recorded, and needed to be completed with songs from two other shows from the same season.


1- Introduction : Also Sprach Zarathustra ; 2- That's All Right ; 3- Mystery Train / Tiger Man ; 4- Love Me Tender ; 5- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me ; 6- Sweet Caroline ; 7- You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ; 8- Polk Salad Annie ; 9- How Great Thou Art ( with a false start ) ; 10- Introductions ; 11- Johnny B. Goode ; 12- Introductions ; 13- The Wonder Of You ; 14- Introducing Hal B. Wallis ; 15- Can't Help Falling In Love ; 16- Make The World Go Away ; 17- Something ; 18- Heartbreak Hotel ; 19- Blue Suede Shoes ; 20- Hound Dog ; 21- One Night ; 22- Teddy Bear ; 23- Suspicious Minds ; 24- The Impossible Dream / closing vamp

Tracks 5-10 recorded on January 27, 1971 Midnight Show;
Tracks 18-24 recorded on January 28, 1971 Midnight Show.

The Elvis Files Volume 3

Author Erik Lorenzen released the first book of his six volume series "The Elvis Files". The first book - volume 3 in the series - documents the years 1960 to 1965. It contains a stunning 472 pages containing 1500 photos. 

The series "The Elvis Files volumes 1 - 6" carefully documents almost every single day of Elvis Presley's life from the 1954 to 1977, covering everything from what he wore onstage to whom he met that day. Each book contains 360 pages. Packed with over 1200 images, many of them never seen before, interviews and concert reviews.

Spiritual Strings Of James Burton

James Burton released a gospel CD entitled "The Spiritual Strings Of James Burton" featuring James Burton on guitar and even on vocals. The Cd was presented at the Elvis 75 Concert with the TCB band organized by the ElvisMatters fanclub.

(Source: Elvis Files / For Elvis CD Collectors)

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