From the producers of “Plugged In & Geared Up” comes a fully remastered and editted Las Vegas show from 1969 entitled "Elvis - Return Of A Prodigy". It contains the August 3, 1969 Dinner Show, straight from the original ‘69 reference mix. The CD will be released this August on the Gravel Road Import label. The show was originally released by the Fort Baxter import label in 1993 as “Opening Night”
From the press-release:
- 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.
“Elvis - The Return Of A Prodigy”, will be released by Gravel Road Music in August!
This is the August 3, 1969 Dinner Show, straight from the original ‘69 reference mix. It is completely remastered and edited. This is the earliest soundboard to date of Elvis first Las Vegas engagement in 1969. It’s also only the sixth live performance he gave, the music is very different from the late August released live performances. This is to date the closest you can get to the opening show of July 31st, 1969
The liner notes are a review of somebody who actually was there, 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 we included 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.
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.
- Opening Theme
- Blue Suede Shoes
- I Got A Woman
- All Shook Up
- Love Me Tender
- Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel
- Heartbreak Hotel
- Hound Dog
- Mystery Train / Tiger Man
- Life Story (Monologue 2
- Baby What You Want Me To Do
- Are You Lonesome Tonight?
- Yesterday / Hey Jude
- In The Ghetto
- Suspicious Minds
- Can't Help Falling In Love
- Interviews - Before Opening Night (July 31, 196921. Radio Spots From 1969
Source: Email / Updated: Jul 29, 2009