The Impossible Dream captures Elvis Presley at the start of his fourth Las Vegas season beginning on January 26th 1971 and marks the first time RCA/BMG/FTD have officially released live recordings from this year ... Overall it is a short and satisfying show, with a few songs introduced live for the first time alongside some excellent bonus songs. The packaging features nine photos from the engagement, even if the cover is spoilt by particularly large text. With total playing time just under an hour, the producers could have added other bonus songs that were sung during this engagement including: I Got A Woman, The Wonder Of You, Heartbreak Hotel, One Night and Teddy Bear. But this is only a minor complaint as FTD have made a fine compilation of Elvis' winter Las Vegas season. It may not be Elvis at his absolute best, but certainly a worthy addition to any fan's collection. Daniel Avram
Along with the regular new release will be a re-release of Elvis Recorded live On Stage In Memphis in the classic albums series (the one known from the soundtracks). It will include the songs that were left out of the original album and consequently the whole show has to be remixed. The package will be in the 7" format including a booklet with pictures and information about the show.
The Impossible Dream - Elvis Presley FTD CD
2001 Theme (January 26 Opening Night), That's All Right (January 26 Opening Night), You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Love Me Tender, Sweet Caroline, You've Lost That Loving Feeling, Polk Salad Annie, Introductions 1, Johnny B. Goode (January 26 Opening Night), Introductions 2, Something, Release Me, Love Me, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, It’s Now Or Never, Suspicious Minds, The Impossible Dream.
Bonus Songs : Mystery Train/Tiger Man (January 26 Opening Night), There Goes My Everything (January 27 Midnight Show), Make The World Go Away (January 27 Midnight Show), Love Me (January 27 Midnight Show), Only Believe (January 27 Midnight Show) How Great Thou Art (January 27 Midnight Show) Snowbird (January 29 Dinner Show), Can’t Help Falling In Love (January 26 Opening Night)