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Plugged In & Geared Up

June 21, 2009 | Music

After The Brighest Star On Sunset Boulevard Gravel Road continues with the release of another great rehearsal Plugged In & Geared Up (July 29, 1970). This is by far an outstanding rehearsal, Elvis playing the songs he liked from his early career.

It is also a rare inside view to follow the progress of the filming for the That’s the way it is informal segment.

A large part has been released on various releases - like "Cream of Culver City" in mono or altered stereo but never uncut in stereo and as complete as this release, straight from the original tapes. The CD is packed in a deluxe digipack and a 20 page booklet.


  1. Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home
  2. Something
  3. Words
  4. I Just Can't Help Believin'
  5. Little Sister/Get Back
  6. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
  7. I Was The One
  8. Cattle Call
  9. Baby Let's Play House
  10. Don't
  11. Money Honey / Hard Headed Woman
  12. A Fool Such As I
  13. Froggy Went A Courting / Viva Las Vegas
  14. Such A Night
  15. It's Now Or Never / Are You Horny Tonight?
  16. What'd I Say
  17. The Lords Prayer
  18. My Country 'Tis Of Thee
  19. Nagila Hava
  20. My Baby Left Me
  21. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
  22. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me #2
  23. Stranger In The Crowd

Update June 21:

This release will be in real stereo and more complete than e.g. The Cream Of Culver City.

mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 20, 2009
Just ordered mine,due early next week,great stuff!
Harvey Alexander wrote on June 20, 2009
Wish BMG would put out 'Are You Horny Tonight' as a remix as a duet with someone like Snoop Dog. It's the only way the kids will dig Elvis. Either that or a circus in Las Vegas for Sillerman's almighty dollar.
dai hurley wrote on June 20, 2009
hi fello elvis fans, really interested in this release could someone tell me please where onling could i buy this cd.. thanks
Ciscoking wrote on June 20, 2009
Great stereo sound, for the first time complete, 20-page booklet,....great layout and stunning music...is there more that a blockbuster needs..?????
marco31768 wrote on June 20, 2009
A must have !
sitdown68 wrote on June 20, 2009
would anyone please tell me, why that is a must have, what is the difference between the other releases? It's just the same old rehearsal songs again, or not?
marco31768 wrote on June 20, 2009
For the better sound... 'Cause it's complete in one CD...
Ronaldv wrote on June 20, 2009
Great! And they did it again: NOTHING new here. Just another countless re re re release. A must -leave it alone- cd.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 20, 2009
Folks not everyone has the originals!
NONE000000 wrote on June 21, 2009
I am no expert...in fact I probably do not even know what I am talking about, but was this rehearsal even recorded in stereo? I mean, it was just a rehearsal, right? It is easy to fake stereo--I think even freeware can do it, but I just kinda wonder if they really recorded this is "true" stereo. (Maybe they did--I have absolutely no idea, just seems unlikely to me)
asd123 wrote on June 21, 2009
Hope they get track 19 right on the backcover, since the track should be correctly called "hava nagila" and nothing else - even though elvis sings "nagila hava" a couple of times.
Jerome-the-third wrote on June 22, 2009
indeed, is it really stereo? wasn't too impressed with the previous release regarding sound. Also this rehearsal doesn't seem to be performed that seriously- Cattle Call and My Country 'Tis Of Thee isn't really worth my money..
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 22, 2009
I enjoy it,as for the previous release brightest star on sunset blvd i agree the sound wasnt right,it was too low,but hopefully this one has better sound,and i dont know if its true stereo but if it sounds like theres always me vol 4 then im happy!
Tony C wrote on June 22, 2009
It was recorded on multi-track tape, as were the other recordings made for the audio track of the film "That's The Way It Is". A mono, stereo, quad or 5.1 mix could be made from these tapes.
japio wrote on June 22, 2009
Mature youre right.TAM4 was great,but mono.If this is real stereo it will be a welcome addition But the previously release of this label was also a nice cd.And a real great rehearsal
circleG wrote on June 23, 2009
i'm geared up for it!
burninglove92 wrote on June 23, 2009
i wish ftd would release some of this content. they could release it in a 7" digipack, the rehearsals for TTWII. i would really like to see 1970 opening night and closing night in a twin digipack the same as dixieland delight and nevada nights!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on June 26, 2009
I also would like to see a set of rehearsals from Ftd,a 2cd set would do just fine!