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Las Vegas, January 26 - February 23, 1971

January, 31 1971

Elvis's musical intro by the"way up there for the occasion" Joe Guercio international Hotel orchestra last Tuesday turned out to be a very tough "act" to follow... Based upon the "2001 Space Odyssey" and replete with tympany, the overall effect needed only a "parting" of the high Big "I" showroom ceiling then a moment of hush followed by a sepulchral voice announcing. "My other son, Elvis!"

Suggested subtitle: The "third coming" of EP... The "King' was in great form ... We especially appreciated the addition of an authentic hymn "How Great Thou Art." ... This innovation was a highspot which might play even better at the second or third selection from the end ... "Impossible Dream" isthe end and the only "down" thing for us in Elvis's generous portion of the show... (End of our minority report).... The Sweet Inspirations opened and are completely "together" this time ......... Elvis, the Imperials, the Sweet Inspirations and that almost "almighty" J. Guercio orchestra are a fantastic aural as well as visual experience...