Elvis: The Return Of A Prodigy - 40th anniversary Las Vegas 1969 Edition CD
By: Elvis Australia
Source: For Elvis Fans Only
July 30, 2009 - 12:41:22 PM
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This is the earliest soundboard to date of Elvis first Las Vegas engagement in 1969.
It's also the sixth live performance he gave in 1969, this is to date the closest you can get to the opening show of July 31st, 1969 and the music is very different from the late August released live performances.
A preview; a remastered soundtrack and 32 pages booklet with reviews, interviews and over 60 photos.
The liner notes are a review of somebody who actually was there so it will give you a very lively idea how it looked. The more than 50 photos of the same show (many in color) included will help you even more to imagine the first few shows of 1969. As an bonus, included are some interviews prior to the opening show and original radio spots of 1969. We hope at Gravel road Music that you all are just as excited as we are about this release cause it's a historical soundboard recording, placed in the right perspective.
Note; The show itself was released by Fort Baxter in 1993 as 'Opening Night' no edits were made at the time and an effect was placed on the audio to cover up the tape noise.
Now it is upfront clear and very lively as a wild 69 show should be. For the ones who have 'Opening night' or the copy from this show, this release will appear as if you hear it for the first time.
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- The earliest known soundboard of 1969 to date
- Newly discovered '69 audio
- The differences between the later released shows of end August 1969 will strike you.
01. Opening Theme 02. Blue Suede Shoes 03. I Got A Woman 04. All Shook Up 05. Love Me Tender 06. Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel 07. Heartbreak Hotel 08. Hound Dog 09. Memories 10. Mystery Train / Tiger Man 11. LIFE STORY (MONOLOGUE) 12. Baby What You Want Me To Do 13. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 14. Yesterday / Hey Jude 15. introductions 16. In The Ghetto 17. Suspicious Minds 18. What I'd Say 19. Can't Help Falling In Love 20. Interviews - BEFORE OPENING NIGHT (31 JULY) 21. RADIO SPOTS FROM 1969
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.