Live 1969

By ElvisNews.com/ LexAug 17, 2019
Live 1969

Just over a week ago Sony Legacy released the 11CD box Elvis Live 1969, containing 11 complete shows recorded during Elvis August 1969 gig at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Is it worth the money?

Design

Well, to be blunt:. the package stinks. The box is pure crap. Box is even too much a word for it, coloured envelope might be better (and even a lot of envelopes are of better quality). I’m not even complaining about the quality of the pictures, but they deserved so much more. The CD-holders are about the most terrible things you can imagine. Even without artritis it is a pain to get the CDs out. Many bootleg labels would do a better job on this part.

The booklet is a kind of colour circus, but the text is readable, there is enough contrast mostly. The whole package is decorated with photos and memorabilia. Guess that’s just a matter of taste if you like it or not.

Content

The booklet is just a collection of quotes about Elvis or his shows and two pages highlights of the August 1 press conference. No essay with some more background information, which was common in previous boxsets. The tracklists are complete and they clearly marked what was previously available, and where for the first time.

We all know what to expect by now from this engagement. A frantic Elvis, with long boring monologues, especially when you hear it 12 times (CD box and double album)  in a week (I have to admit I didn’t sit through them all). Some terrific versions of Baby What You Want Me To Do, showstopper Suspicious Minds is always super, Memories gets ruined by fooling around, well, I guess everybody will have his or her personal highs and lows in the box. All the highlights/ rarities were (of course) released before. 

So all that really matters is the sound. In my ears that is super. It is well balanced, maybe a tiny bit heavy on the bass, but I happen to like that. So we have all the great tracks in terrifically fresh sound in their right context now. Too bad RCA only started recording on August 21st.

Conclusion

I saw some comments by someone who does not like the frantic versions of the old hits that much. I can understand that, but I prefer this Elvis way above the lacklustre, sick one from 1976/77. 
As answer to the question “is it worth its money?” I can only wholeheartedly say, the package is absolutely not, but the content is.

Flyer Elvis Live 1969 International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada


Tracklisting

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 Birthday” sung 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
Complete show previously unreleased

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
Complete show previously unreleased

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
Complete show previously unreleased

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 2-LP Tracklist

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Reactions

EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2019report abuse
That's exactly what I did Gladyslove, from the first day I received my copy. But instead of jewel-cases I used plastic pockets that can take one disc on each side, then put them between the panels of the digipak. Fitted in perfectly without any damage and can easily go in the outer sleeve as well.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2019report abuse
… and if you got them out store them seperatly in jewel cases, that´s what I did.
Matthias Kuenzer (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2019report abuse
Here is a trick to get the CD out of the packaging: Use a small piece of paper. Move it under the CD. Press the CD down a bit to that paper with a finger. Pull the paper. Voilà!
claunath82 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2019report abuse
thank you Milky White Way this joke is not very clear it seem:)
this boxset is really great the same jokes are not a problem we can skip them. the music and Elvis' voice are the most important
Milky White Way (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2019report abuse
Claunath82 I’ve also wondered about the use of the word Woolly Booger and I’m English! I believe it was a word for a hairy caterpillar but also used to describe person of low intelligence. But this is just internet research. I’ve listened to most of this set now and my earlier points have been even magnified by the pure sonic delight and dynamic pleasure of Elvis performing in 69. Don’t care about the same jokes (though the hound dog routine is too long).
claunath82 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2019report abuse
hello, I listened to several concerts of this box and I do not understand the joke that elvis made several times (I'm French so some expressions are unknown to me in English) what does he mean when he talks about "wooly booger" if anyone can help me understand thank you
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2019report abuse
I agree with bajo.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2019report abuse
Tired of all the same 'ol jokes'? Don't forget that back then it was a SHOW! And you don't change the pattern night after night because some fans want to be enjoyed some 50 years after. This set is remixed and sounds so good, that if your'e a fan of Elvis in Vegas '69, this is a go get! There are some minor edits in there, but to me those makes the set more listenable! You get away from some tiresome repeat of the "same 'ol"! But, the Music and not least Elvis himself shines here!
Milky White Way (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2019report abuse
I might be a bit late for the party but for what its worth, I have just received my copy due to having to wait for my birthday today. I have not listened to any cd yet but we all know about the content and I can't wait to work my way through them. But regarding the package as a whole....It is STUNNING! The artwork and box set is very high class IMO. The booklet is of really good quality matt heavy paper, packed with live 69 shots that I have never seen before and I mean really good photos of Elvis on stage from all different angles. I've been a fan for over 45 years and have never seen these photos! Yes it may be hard to get the discs out but I can see what Sony are doing. This is a truly stunning modern looking package that's different from anything RCA have ever done before. I believe a lot of thought has gone into this set and I love it.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 1, 2019report abuse
And again, I realy got mad about the storage of the cds. I will keep them seperatly in jewel cases to be sure that they last a long life. What they have done can not be forgiven. Why didn´t they release the box in the same format as the ttwii and 68 box ??? To save Money and make us fans mad about the storage of the cds, right ??? To the music: it is brilliant. Elvis is on fire, he loves to be back on stage in front of an audience and you can feel it. To the set lists: yes they are very similiar but look at other acts at that time or even today. Today we have all the concerts and see the concert song lists. But if you were back in the 60s you must´ve been lucky to hear these songs Elvis did or maybe you saw two concerts.It must ´ve been a gas, gas, gas !!! Indeed.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2019report abuse
Hi Larry, just wanted to say i agree with Martin about the different audiences. No more, no less.
As for your opinion : complete respect and no intention from my part to criticise your reaction. Have a nice weekend !
Larry_G (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2019report abuse
Of course. I said you can't change history, What Elvis did, he did. He could have varied it a bit more, some of the audience were lucky enough to see the show more than once. Elvis' performances were top notch. I notice that the author of this was not criticised for saying the package stinks, didn't listen to all of the material, and boring monologues. I'm giving my reaction to the package and I don't need to be reminded of the blidingly obvious
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2019report abuse
Martin DJ :amen to that ! Good reaction and sensible reasoning !
Martin DJ (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2019report abuse
As for the repetetiveness of the set list and the monologues: don't forget that it;s a different audience each time that hadn't heard the show or the monologue before.
Larry_G (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 29, 2019report abuse
I thought this was going to be something special, but the whole package is disappointing. It's not just the repeteitiveness of the song list but also the same dialogue as well. To me it represents a lack of commitment, easy money maker. Historically, you can't change a thing, including my long held view that many of the concert years were just a waste of time when we replay them now, pretty boring. Maybe we would think the same if he hit the road with just a 'five piece band'. He should have had two touring shows, jamming like he did in the '68 special, and a 'Vegas Show'.and occassional TV specials. I would even prefer a 'hits from the movies' tour... but too much work re-learning the lyrics I guess.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 22, 2019report abuse
Can you imagine this released in the 90s? It would have flown off the shelves. I'm happy with it because I wanted this for a long time. but some of the strange mixes are well, strange. the packaging is bloody awful though, this should have been a box like the 50s Masters or something like TTWII.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2019report abuse
I love the box set. From 3 shows they only did release parts years ago and now we get these shows in complete form. Also 1 complete unreleased show. ( If you didn´t bought the lp on the record store day. ) Realy very good stuff I enjoyed listening to these shows. Hey, it´s Elvis in 1969, what more can I say !
Torments my heart (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2019report abuse
I love it... I sold my four FTDs from this engagement, and this box containing 11 concerts virtually paid for itself. I like the compact sized box (concur that the CDs are a bit hard to get out but hardly a worry), enjoyed the booklet and the quotes... the photos that adorn the two expanding gate-folds are magnificent (but then again how could you go wrong with Elvis in'69) and the sound is spectacular... I reckon it was a bargain.
claunath82 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2019report abuse
Fabulous ! the box is really nice and well done contrary to the criticisms that I could read above that seems too harsh and unfair (I paid 80 € for 11 CD and booklet it's right) the presentation is in colors and design that fit the time, the sound is superb. I only owned the FTD at the international (2002) and all shook up (2005) so many new things to discover for me.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2019report abuse
I paid only $87.24 (U.S. dollars) for my set, so I'll be happy when it arrives.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2019report abuse
I still haven't read anything, anywhere that has convinced me that I should spend a pile money to hear essentially the same concert 11 times. No thanks.

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