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Elvis Presley / Live 1969 / 11CD box set

Eleven complete Elvis sets. Four issued for the first time ever.

Live 1969 is a brand new Elvis Presley 11CD box set that marks the 50th anniversary of his performances at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Returning to the stage for the first time in eight years, the 1969 Vegas run saw Presley perform 57 sold-out shows and the live debut of ‘Suspicious Minds’. During this residency he was backed by two vocal groups (The Imperials and The Sweet Inspirations), a full orchestra and a band later known as the TCB band.

Live 1969 features the release of eleven complete sets from Elvis’ August 1969 engagement at Las Vegas’ International Hotel. Of these performances, four are being released in full for the first time ever – including two Elvis shows that have remained almost completely unheard for fifty years (August 22 and 25).

This package comes with a 52-page booklet with photos, images of memorabilia and more.

Released at the same time (in early August) is a 2LP vinyl set called Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 26, 1969 (not quite as snappy as Live 1969). The vinyl release features Elvis’ complete set from 26 August’s midnight show. The material includes a repertoire of blues-tinged rock ‘n’ roll, ballads and his new singles ‘In The Ghetto’ and ‘Suspicious Minds’.

These new physical releases are issued on 9 August 2019, via Sony’s Legacy Recordings.

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Disc 1
Show 1 – August 21, 1969. Midnight show
01) Blue Suede Shoes* (Carl Perkins)
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/(Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
08) Memories (Billy Strange/Scott “Mac” Davis)
09) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
10) Monologue*
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
12) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
13) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
14) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
15) Introductions including Happy Birthdaysung to James Burton)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set 08-13-1991
16) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
17) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
18) What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
19) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Tracks 2-9, 11-19 first issued on the album Viva Las Vegas-7-31-2007
*Previously unreleased

Disc 2
Show 2 – August 22, 1969. Dinner show
1) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
First release: RCA Walmart Special (US) & International BMG ELVIS VIVA LAS VEGAS 2-CD set- 07-31-2007
2) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
3) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
4) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
5) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
6) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
7) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
8) Memories (Billy Strange/Scott “Mac“ Davis)
9) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
10) Monologue
First release: RCA Walmart Special (US) & International BMG ELVIS VIVA LAS VEGAS 2-CD- 07-31-2007
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
12) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
13) Are You Lonesome Tonight?  (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
14) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
15) Introductions
16) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
17) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
18) What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
19) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Complete show release: FTD ELVIS IN PERSON AT THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, Las Vegas, Nevada 2-CD-12-2008

Disc 3
Show 3 – August 22, 1969. Midnight show
1) Blue Suede Shoes* (Carl Perkins)
2) I Got A Woman * (Ray Charles)
3) All Shook Up* (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
4) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
5) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD -08-13-1991
6) Heartbreak Hotel* (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
7) Hound Dog* (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
8) Memories* (Billy Strange/Scott “Mac” Davis)
9) My Babe (Willie Dixon)
First release: RCA ELVIS: TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER 4-CD SET 06-25-2002
10) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set -08-13-1991
11) Monologue*
12) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
First release: RCA ELVIS: TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER 4-CD SET-06-25-2002
13) Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
First release: RCA ELVIS: TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER 4-CD SET-06-25-2002
14) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
First release: RCA ELVIS: TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER 4-CD SET-06-25-2002
15) Are You Lonesome Tonight?* (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
16) Yesterday/Hey Jude* (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
17) Introductions*
18) In The Ghetto* (Scott “Mac” Davis)
19) Suspicious Minds* (Mark James)
20) What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
First release: RCA ELVIS: TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER 4-CD SET 06-25-2002
21) Can’t Help Falling In Love* (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

*Previously unreleased
Previously Unreleased as a Complete Show

Disc 4
Show 4 – August 23, 1969. Dinner show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
08) Memories (Billy Strange/Scott “Mac” Davis)
09) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
10) Monologue
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
12) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
13) Are You Lonesome Tonight?  (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
14) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
15) Introductions
16) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
17) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
18) What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
19) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

First release: RCA 2-LP set THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, AUGUST 23, 1969- 04-13-2019

Disc 5
Show 5 – August 23, 1969. Midnight show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
08) Memories (Billy Strange/Scott ”Mac” Davis)
09) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
10) Monologue
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
12) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
13) Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulsom)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set -08-13-1991
14) Are You Lonesome Tonight?  (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
15) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
16) Introductions
17) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
18) Suspicious Minds (Mark Davis)
19) What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set 08-13-1991
An edited version was first released on RCA ELVIS-GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE 11-1981
20) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Complete show release: FTD ELVIS AT THE INTERNATIONAL- 01-2003

Disc 6
Show 6 – August 24, 1969. Dinner show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set 08-13-1991
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
08) I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
09) Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
10) Monologue
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
12) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
13) Are You Lonesome Tonight?  (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
14 Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
First release:  (“Yesterday” only) RCA ELVIS ARON PRESLEY 8-LP set 08-1980
15) Introductions
16) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
17) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
18) What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
19) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Complete show release: RCA LIVE IN LAS VEGAS 4-CD set -7-10-2001

Disc 7
Show 7- August 24, 1969. Midnight show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)- 11-2006
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)- 11-2006
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)- 11-2006
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)- 11-2006
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)- 11-2006
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)-11-2006
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)-11-2006
08) I Can’t Stop Loving You* (Don Gibson)
09) Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2 LP set-10-14-1969
10) Monologue*
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
First release: RCA PLATINUM – A LIFE IN MUSIC 4 CD set-7-15-1997
12) Runaway* (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
13) Are You Lonesome Tonight?  (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2 LP set-10-14-1969
14) Words (Robin, Barry & Maurice Gibb)
First release: RCA PLATINUM – A LIFE IN MUSIC 4 CD set-7-15-1997
15) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)- 11-2006
16) Introductions*
17) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
First release: RCA ELVIS ARON PRESLEY 8-LP set 08-1980
18) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)-11-2006
19) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)-11-2006

*Previously unreleased
Previously Unreleased as a Complete Show

Disc 8
Show 8 – August 25, 1969. Dinner show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set -08-13-1991
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
03) All Shook Up* (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
04) Love Me Tender* (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel* (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel* (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
07) Hound Dog* (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
08) Memories (Billy Strange/Scott “Mac” Davis)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
09) Mystery Train/Tiger Man* (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
10) Monologue*
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do* (Jimmy Reed)
12) Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
13) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
First release: RCA ON STAGE – FEBRUARY, 1970-06-01-1970
14) Words (Robin, Barry & Maurice Gibb)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)-11-2006
15) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
First release:  (“Yesterday”): RCA ON STAGE – FEBRUARY, 1970-06-01-1970
First release:  (“Hey Jude”): RCA ON STAGE (1999 re-release)-05-18-1999
16) Introductions*
17) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
18) Suspicious Minds* (Mark James)
19) What’d I Say* (Ray Charles)
20) Can’t Help Falling In Love* (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

*Previously unreleased
Previously Unreleased as a Complete Show

Disc 9
Show 9 – August 25, Midnight show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set 10-14-1969
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
08) I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
09) My Babe (Willie Dixon)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
10) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
11) Monologue
12) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
13) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
14) Are You Lonesome Tonight?  (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
15) Words (Robin, Barry & Maurice Gibb)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
16) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
17) Introductions
18) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
First release: FTD WRITING FOR THE KING (book & 2-CD set)-11-2006
19) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
20) What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
21) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Complete show release: FTD HOT AUGUST NIGHT-06-2013

Disc 10
Show 10 – August 26, 1969. Dinner show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
08) Memories (Billy Strange/Scott “Mac” Davis)
09) My Babe (Willie Dixon)
First release: RCA ELVIS ARON PRESLEY 8-LP set -08-1980
10) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
11) Monologue
12) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
13) Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
14) Inherit The Wind (Eddie Rabbitt)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
15) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
16) Introductions
17) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
18) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969
19) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)
First release: RCA FROM MEMPHIS TO VEGAS/FROM VEGAS TO MEMPHIS 2-LP set-10-14-1969

Complete show release: FTD LIVE IN VEGAS-02-2011

Disc 11
Show 11 – August 26, 1969. Midnight show
01) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
02) I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
03) All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
04) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
05) Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/ (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
06) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
07) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
08) I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
09) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/ (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
10) Monologue
11) Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
12) Runaway Max Crook/Del Shannon)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
13) Are You Lonesome Tonight?  (Laughing version) (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
First release: RCA ELVIS ARON PRESLEY 8-LP set-08-1980
14) Rubberneckin’ (Dory Jones/Bunny Warren)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991 (complete version only)
15) Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
16) Introductions
17) In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
18) This Is The Story (Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin)
First release: RCA COLLECTORS GOLD 3-CD set-08-13-1991
19) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
20) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Complete show release: FTD ALL SHOOK UP-07-2005

Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 26, 1969 2LP set

LP 1 – SIDE A
1. Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
2. I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
3. All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
4. Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
5. Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/(Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
6. Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
7. Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)

LP 1 – SIDE B
1. I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
2. Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/(Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
3. Monologue

LP 2 – SIDE C
1. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
2. Runaway (Max Crook/Del Shannon)
3. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing version) (Roy Turk/Lou Handman)
4. Rubberneckin’ (Dory Jones/Bunny Warren)
5. Yesterday/Hey Jude (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

LP 2 – SIDE D
1. In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
2. This Is The Story (Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin)
3. Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
4. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

48 responses to Elvis Presley / Live 1969 / 11CD box set

  1. MARK LEVY says:

    Got the boxed set today and already found an error in the booklet! Disc 5 reads 25th of August, Midnight Show. Although it is correct as the 23rd on the disc itself. Rather than fork out for another set. J would hope booklets would be made available with the correct tracklisting.

  2. Ben in Colorado says:

    Just got the set today, and I think it’s a great box. Sound quality is incredible, and though I’ve only listen to the first two shows, I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun. Yeah a lot of the songs repeated from disk to disk, but the first two shows had some variances which made them unique.

    And the box itself is well-made. Tons of large graphics in the book, and it looks fantastic with this great heavy paper that kind of stays open on its own. So you don’t have to feel like you’re going to break the spine.

  3. Dave H says:

    Can any of you Elvis collectors tell me more about the ‘Memphis Recording Service’ label?

    I see RCA / Sony released the compilation ‘A Boy From Tupelo 1953 – 1955’ a year after MRS had released their own 1953 – 1955 package.

    • Kevin Aston says:

      Out of stock at amazon and quoting September delivery, what is happening, does anybody know

      • Ben in Colorado says:

        It is back in stock now, on the 10th.

        The UK price was about $30 cheaper than the US, so I am thinking there were a lot of US orders. Maybe tat accounted for initial stock to be depleted.

  4. Kevin says:

    That is one very cool looking box set.

  5. Benjamin says:

    No Patch It Up?? What an outrage!

  6. MARK LEVY says:

    Have ordered. I hope they expand on other Elvis live albums in the future, though Follow That Dream have done justice to one or two of them already

  7. Patrick Lynch says:

    Seems awfully repetitive.

    Love this website, check it all through the week.
    Thanks for all the great info about forthcoming releases.

    • emjel says:

      That’s because they are 11 shows recorded across five or six nights (two shows per night) one after the other. You would not expect a setlist to significantly change on a daily basis.

  8. dennyelvis says:

    Will this set also be available to stream via Spotify etc?

  9. Sean O'Brien says:

    This era of Elvis (68-74) performances are much better than people remember. It would be great to see a two cd highlight set in the vein of the Dylan bootleg series.

  10. David Bly says:

    Looking at the discs I’m a tad puzzled about the disc colours.
    The orange ones make sense as that was the colour of the RCA Victor labels after RCA went to its ‘modern’ designs.
    But the pink labels were for RCA Victrola, an RCA’s budget lines for classical music.

    Budget albums that RCA released of Elvis where on the RCA Camden label, which in its ‘modern’ design was light blue.

    I’,m guessing that maybe someone just thought that alternating colours would be cute or something.
    Could’ve at least gone with the Camden colour, cause at least there were Elvis albums on that label.

    • emjel says:

      The colours are designed to match the colours used at the International Hotel – nothing to do with the RCA label

  11. Jarmo Keranen says:

    There’s 9 versions of Are You Lonesome Tonight and one of those are laughing version. Does anyone know what was the reason that makes Elvis laugh? Was he tired because it was midnight show and he take too many pills before the concert to stay awake?

    • Ben Williams says:

      It was one of the backing singers singing a very high note. I believe that singer is in fact Whitney Houston’s mum.

      • Martin says:

        It was Millie Kirkham.

        • Sebastian says:

          No, it was Cissy Houston. Millie Kirkham only worked with Elvis on stage for a couple of shows in Aug. 1970 (before she was replaced by Kathy Westmoreland).

          • Martin says:

            Not true, Millie Kirkham was in the 1969 Vegas concerts as well. She is listed as such on the cd ‘All shook up’ which contains the August 26 1969 show. She is also mentioned as vocalist for the 1969 shows in Ernst Jorgensens’s ‘A life in music’.

          • Martin says:

            To quote from Ernst Jorgensen’s book (p. 284-285) regarding the 1969 Vegas shows: ‘Elvis had also hired his favorite soprano singer, Millie Kirkham, as the only musician from his Nashville band to join him in Las Vegas, and for her he came up with a high, wordless countervocal for “Are you lonesome tonight?”, her voice soaring high above Elvis’s own like a tormented soul crying out an unbearable loneliness.’

          • sean says:

            they we’re BOTH there ! millie was the soprano tho and im sure its her really going for those high ” wooos” – cissy was part of the sweet inspirations ! he started laughing because of his “bald head” lyric and he kept laughing because they never ever falted and stayed 100% professional (i assume) ! you can hear elvis after the song say
            ” thats 14 yrs right down the drain .. etc ” i think charlie says something to him and he then says “houston right” !!!
            i wasnt there but i figured he was laughing at that and/or cissy somehow cos of his reference to “houston”

    • Martin says:

      Het changed the lyrics from: Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there? to: Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair?, and cracked himself up. It wasn’t a spur of the moment joke, though: he did it in one of the rehearsals for the ’68 Comeback Special as well. Elvis wasn’t beyond self-parody: when he first performed in Vegas he announced Heartbreak Hotel as Heartburn Motel. And he announced Hound Dog at Madison Square Garden as a song he played at the Ed Sullivan Show in 1912.

      • Sebastian says:

        I have read somewhere that, prompted by the lyric change, a guy in the audience lifted up his toupet and that that’s what caused Elvis’ meltdown.

        • Göran Berglund says:

          That is also the story I have read. The fact that he saw this man in front of him explains why he couldn’t stop laughing.

    • Terrance says:

      I radio they told, Elvis was laughing because of the “opera background singer” who sang unimpressed louder than him.

    • emjel says:

      Listen to the change of lyrics with his sense of humour and the interaction with The Sweet Inspirations.

  12. Charlie Waffles says:

    I am happy SDE made the track listing available. I received an e-mail yesterday from ShopElvis.com and there was nothing listed for the tracks of the eleven cd’s.

  13. Tom says:

    This will be like the That’s the Way It Is set which had repeated songs. I did find there wasn’t a lot of variety.

    However, I do think these deluxe sets are really nice.

    Elvis was at his best here, in my opinion, so I will definitely be getting this.

  14. Shane says:

    Michael, when I mentioned retire it was about Sinatra not Elvis :)

  15. Gareth Jones says:

    I’m sure nobody would want to hear all 57 shows (…Okay, maybe not nobody. Somebody would!), and yet 11 seems a sensible number? Why not stop at a nice rounded 10? I presume these 11 shows are the most interesting and most entertaining of the 57. …Or the tape wasn’t running and recording the remaining 46?? I have a few live bootlegs and official live albums of certain artists I like, but I’m not sure I could handle predominantly the same set list over and over again, however different the banter may be. No thank you very much!

    • emjel says:

      RCA only started recording in the third week of the engagement for a single “live” album. Parker did not want Elvis to worry about getting recorded earlier in the engagement. That’s why nothing got officially filmed either.

  16. madman says:

    “Retire? You’re obviously too young to remember the time of his passing (August 16, 1977). He still had concert dates planned at the time of his passing.”

    IIRC, he was supposed to leave for Portland Maine, that day for a show.

    As for the differences in the songs, he had a tendency to do the 50s hits as medleys, with no solos. They could go through three songs in about 1:30. The (at the time) contemporary hits usually got the full-length treatment. But, we shall see.

  17. David Parker says:

    These 11 shows were taped for the purpose of compiling the In Person album from the Memphis To Vegas set, and are representative of all of the multitracks left in the vault.

    FTD released a great show on soundboard from earlier in the season titled, Return To Vegas, which presumably has been omitted from this set due to the limitations of the source tape.

    Elvis was consistently good here. There are s few jokes thrown into the songs, with the laughing version of Are You Lonesome Tonight being the best example, but overall this is Elvis at his best and the performance standard is high.

    The monologues are also quite funny. Some jokes are repeated, but he would never be so open about his career on stage again, so they are fascinating insights.

  18. Wayne Olsen says:

    Nice set. I’ll wait for one of Paul’s Super Deal Alerts.

  19. Tom m hans says:

    Less than 80 USD incl shipping to the US from AmzUK. Noice.

  20. Shane says:

    Not sure about ticket prices. Not every once-a-legend remains in such demand. I guess one could try and use Sinatra as simîar case? How much was it to see him live before he retired? Did he ever?
    By the way is it known how they chose these 11 shows out of 57?

    • Michael says:

      Retire? You’re obviously too young to remember the time of his passing (August 16, 1977). He still had concert dates planned at the time of his passing.

      How did they choose these 11 out of the 57? So they can milk fans out of more $$$ later:

      “ELVIS: The 46 1969 Las Vegas Shows You’ve NEVER Heard!! Now On This New 46-Disc Collection!!”

      • Paul says:

        RCA recorded only 11 of the 57 concerts in professional stereo quality. They also recorded one (1) of the 57 concerts in mono early July of 1969. That particular concert was released on the Sony/FTD collectors label just a few years ago.

  21. MARK LEVY says:

    Still cheaper than going to see him, had he still been alive. The tickets would be very expensive.

  22. Shane says:

    Elvis does Dylan then. If his fans buy his whole tour dates why not Elvis? I’m a buying!

  23. Leonardo L Marques says:

    This is the definition of eye candy to me!
    Can’t wait!

  24. Spiderbite says:

    Awesome set but dang, that is a lot of the same songs repeated over and over. Is there going to be enough variety in each version to keep a listener’s interest or make them want to but the set?

    • Eamonn says:

      To be blunt…no.

    • Charles K. says:

      Elvis wasn’t always a pure performer, he would interject a lot of banter and he loved goofing off with the band, especially on numbers played constantly. We might be surprised by the differences…or not if I’m wrong, that’s all I got. :-)

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