All Shook Up

All Shook Up (cover)
Released: 2005/07/01 by FTD
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This release contains Elvis' Las Vegas performance from August 26, 1969 (midnight show). From this show the laughing version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight" originates.

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The ElvisNews Review

With this outing from Elvis’ “comeback” in Vegas FTD brings us the third complete (?) show from 1969 (officially). Cover Art It’s the easiest task in the world to make a cover for an Elvis 1969 show… just put a picture of him during one of those shows on a piece of paper and you have a marvelous cover. No difference this time, and gladly they decorated the pictures in a tasteful way. The coverpicture was also used on "A Touch Of Platinum volume 2", but this time we get it full color. Remarkable here is that the cover mentions Millie Kirkham, while Elvis doesn’t introduce her and Tunzi doesn’t mention her in his book either. But then again, Tunzi says Elvis did “What’d I Say” during the midnight show too, and why would Ernst & Co leave it out? Because the total time might exceed the maximum of the CD? Content Of course the highlights of this midnight show from August 26 were already released: the famous laughing version of “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (Elvis Aron Presley and on single various times) and the live-rarities “Rubberneckin’” (exclusive false start) and “This Is The Story” on Collector’s Gold (for the completists: also “Baby What You Want Me To Do” and “Runaway” were on Collector’s Gold). Still it is fantastic to have those songs in their right setting, the complete performance. The show starts with a frantic version of “Blue Suede Shoes”. The mix is very different from what we are used to. Gladly the rhythm section is very upfront, especially Larry Muhoberac on his piano, the unnecessary orchestra is not very audible, only during the crescendos at the end of the songs. This makes of “Baby What You Want Me To Do” probably the best version we have, but in general the whole show benefits from it. The first thing in Elvis’ performance that appears is that “Are You Lonesome” is not alone in this show. Elvis is laughing nearly the complete show: in between songs, but also during songs. Although his laugh is very infectious, it is sometimes almost as if he drank too much before getting on stage… especially during the intro of “Hound Dog”. On the other hand it makes the show outstanding from the others, because next to a few song changes it is nearly identical to the other show, including the monologue and jokes. Conclusion All together this FTD outing is a very welcome one and shows what a party it must have been to attend an Elvis show in 1969.
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1015elvis (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2011report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starswhat'd i say was done that night
Elvis Fan 1976 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 22, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsThis Cd is #1 on my Top 5!
ext_mnx (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsIs excellent!!!!!
FLY-TROUBLE! (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsOne of the best FTD's!
Elvisuperman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2007report abuse
2 Stars2 StarsListen, even an Elvis album with a one rating is 10 times better than any other album from any other artist. However when we fans talk with one another and rate and compare Elvis albums against each other, let's show/provide some objectionable and legitimate comments and ratings instead of giving everything a 5 and saying perfect. This album is enjoyable, but not for its musical genius or to show to others how great our man really was.
Axeman517 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsI can see why this show would NEVER be released officially...Elvis is just having too much fun. Can you imagine all the recation from the media about how high he must be to laugh through a show? Now, granted, you and I know he's not high (well, maybe a little, but he's not out of control), but it's not a cohesive enough show for the mainstream, I'd reckon. But screw the general public ;-) We're fans and we're the only ones who can TRULY apprecite a CD like this. I think it is one of the finest releases FTD has put out so far, a great high-energy show, Elvis is happy, and the mix, much to my surprise, is really good. Light years away from the "Collector's Gold" mixes! This one is definitely the highlight of the July releases for me.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starsabsolutley amazing! simply the best f.t.d. CD ever released, ever. it blew my mind how good it was,and the dialouge is so intresting and gets you to "know" elvis far better than previous concerts. i played it 10 times the first time i got it in the post(from 'now dig this') thanks to now dig this for sending it so quickly! this cd is so full of magic its unbeleivable, elvis seems so happy and engergetic, the audience were real blown-away. why this wasn't released officialy by rca in thre past-i don't know. i think its so good, it should ave been released as an official cd album in the record shops. just to show the public how good elvis really was 'live'. elvis is the best performer in history, this cd proves it!!
lone cowboy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starsi have this cd(all shook up) brilliant elvis best period 69 and 70 even the talk between songs is good probably my second best cd of elvis go buy it now you wont be dissapointed.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starsgonna order my copy from 'now dig this' a.s.a.p. and loofoward to hearing the original show-undubbed and uncut. unlike the collectors gold cd, which was a mix of various vegas shows from 1969. giving the false impression it was a full concert.
Axeman517 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsLet's just hope the mix and fidelity are better than Collector's Gold! PS- Hey, I like Elvis' stage banter...
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsI'm probably not going to buy this. To similar to Elvis At the International. I'm sure it will have all that damn talking between tracks. My review based on the similar Elvis/International:
Elvis vocals 5 stars
BG Vocals/singers 5 stars
Band/Orchestra 5 stars
Same old, same old '69 concert 4 stars
Stage banter 2 stars
Overall 2 and a half stars.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsCOLLECTORS GOLD.Jailhouse Rock and Inherit the Wind from August 26, 1969 DS. Baby, What You Want Me To Do, Runaway, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Rubberneckin,This is The Story from Aug 26, 1969 MS Jailhouse Rock and Inherit the Wind from August 26, 1969 DS. Surrender (1 line) from Aug 21, 1969 MS. My Babe DS Elvis Aron Presley ONELINER: Polk salad Annie, Elvis didn`t sung what I say
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 8, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsHi RenanAugusto, " Iherit the wind " is from the Dinner Show of the same date. The FTD-Cd is the Midnight Show! But where is " What'd I say ". This song was performed during the Dinner and Midnight Show! Always Elvis, Musical greetings
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsWhere is "Inherit The Wind"??
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 2, 2005report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Starslooking foward to this one!-it semms to be the 'same' concert as the one released way back in 1991 on the amazing 3 cd box set "collectors gold"?..can anyone verify this?..it appears to be the same songs as the 3rd cd on collectors gold?..i'm sure its the same show!(august 26th 1969),i will certainly be buying 'all shook up' from 'now dig this' soon as its available just to instigate my theory.