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In Person


In Person
3.7 / 5
Released: 2008/12 by FTD

This is the FTD release of the "Elvis - In Person" album in their classic album series with following details:
1) 7” format cover (like a single or EP)
2) Original back and front cover
3) 3 panel Gatefold sleeve
4) 8 page booklet with photos and memorabilia
5) Original album with original album EQ
6) Additionally all previously released outtakes
7) Additionally previously unreleased outtakes

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Earlier this week I reviewed I’ll Remember You, now it’s time for the other release in the latest FTD-bunch, the classic In Person at the International Hotel.


As with all releases in the classic album series the design is well done. We have original cover art, a nice booklet with great shots of the man (mainly live), but no novelties. The background information is as it should be with every collector’s release.



The first disc is an obvious choice… the original album in top notch quality and the bonus songs were easy choices too… the two songs that originally ended up on On Stage: Runaway and Yesterday and the other rarities from this engagement, released on the fake show on Collector’s Gold back in 1991.

The second CD carries the complete August 22 Dinner Show. Since we have quite some shows of this engagement in this quality now, probably everyone knows what to expect. And you won’t be disappointed if you like that. It’s the same frantic Elvis, with the same stories and jokes and about the same song list.

Since I am one of those that enjoy these shows, I am happy with it, but I can understand that some people think “more of the same”. Sound wise this show isn’t my favourite, I happen to like the mix of the show included in Viva Las Vegas (August 21 D.S.) more, but that is just a minor remark, since there is nothing wrong with the sound of this one.


I loved the original album, enjoy the other shows… so I did enjoy this one too.


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ronnierogers wrote on August 28, 2008
This is one I can't wait for.
Rating: 5 / 5
dressingroomrehearsa wrote on September 01, 2008
anyone knowing the additional tracks? as a bonus cd I'll choose the July 31 opening show...;-)
Rating: 3 / 5
Mofoca22 wrote on September 24, 2008
please be opening night or i aint even gonna bother buying this one. i already have it and many other of his 1969 performances including the bonus cd in the viva las vegas cd. we want and we fans demand opening night we deserve it we been wanting that as much as we been wanting elvis on tour and elvis in concert on dvd even released on cd.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 29, 2008
We dont know the release date for sure,so the track listing is anyones guess.we got some real pros running this label!
Rating: 3 / 5
JimmyCool wrote on October 14, 2008
I was waiting for this release in a decent sound for a long, long time. I hope we don't get another complete 1969 show, I preffer bits and pieces of good songs, rarities and stuff... not the same line up time after time after time...
Rating: 5 / 5
kev11467 wrote on October 17, 2008
Was the July 31 show officially recorded?
Rating: 3 / 5
burninglove92 wrote on October 23, 2008
Can't wait for this, please no bits and pices Nooooo..... bts nd piecs are ok if theyare studioo recorded but one thing i cannot stand is bits n pieces of live work by elvis.. elvis shows were amazzin, ihate thinking out his early 70s shows and thinkn aout all the dialogue missing and all the other songs missing,, please i want another full concerts.. 31st july !!
Rating: 3 / 5
JerryNodak wrote on October 25, 2008
The problem with Elvis' complete shows whether from his return to Vegas '69, the early '70s or the mid to late '70s is that if you've heard one show from any one time period you've basically heard them all. Oh, some are better than others to be sure, but the set lists and "jokes" are repetitve to the point of boredom. I expect we probably will get another complete, repetitve, boring concert on disc 2. Personally, I'd rather have concert highlights, but oh well (sigh). Nevertheless, I'll buy this release for disc 1. If we get this release with concert highlights on disc 2 I give it 5 stars. If disc 2 contains a complete concert I give it 3 stars.
sitdown68 wrote on October 25, 2008
I guess the best 69 outputs so far are the original album and all shook up with the laughing version of are you lonesome tonight in its original context. the only essential output would be an original openning night soundboard. too bad that there never surfaced any rehearsals. this would have been a great box: original release, opening night and rehearsals.
Ronaldv wrote on October 27, 2008
Ernst & co are you listening? Release the july 31 st os show! This would be sensational! We know you found these show together with the great somgs released on the collector's boxset back in 1991. This would be the definitive release of the Elvis in person cd!
Rating: 4 / 5
Mofoca22 wrote on October 27, 2008
please ftd give us elvis fans a xmas gift by releasing the july 31st show. if you do that god you will find many more fans pop up and start buying from the label and that will be great. that show is the mecca of elvis's comeback its the pinacle from the standing ovation to the encore
JerryNodak wrote on November 01, 2008
Please Ernst, not another boring complete show on disc two. Highlights only please!
Mofoca22 wrote on November 02, 2008
jerry what in the world do you think the first cd is? i want opening night and so do many others
JerryNodak wrote on November 02, 2008
I know what disc one is. Highlights. With highlights you get the best stuff without having to suffer through the throwaways. Yes, he had those in '69 too. If you've heard one complete concert from '69, you've heard them all. I've heard 3. That's enough for me. However, I do expect Ernst will "bless" us with a complete concert on disc 2. A disc that won't get many spins in my CD player.
Rob Wanders wrote on November 03, 2008
if it is a complete show, please skip the boring monologues, specially the one before Hound dog. It was not ment for record this 10 minutes monologue. Make it shorter like on the original album, than its ok even after hearing it a 1000 times.
Rating: 3 / 5
JerryNodak wrote on November 04, 2008
If it's a complete concert on disc 2 there's no way Ernst will edit the boring monologue because the compleatists would have his guts for garters because it isn't complete. Guess they can't live without all that Elvis "humor"?
sitdown68 wrote on November 05, 2008
are there any collectors of elvis presley's joke outtakes?
Sandman wrote on November 06, 2008
Double CD edition of the album Elvis In Person. Including bonus songs recorded live in Las Vegas in August 1969 plus a complete show from August 22, 1969 (dinner show). The cover is made like the 7" soundtracks from FTD.
ttwiise wrote on November 19, 2008
What's this? How can you possibly complain that FTD are issuing a COMPLETE show from 1969, Elvis was at his very best and the sound should be superb, as have most of the other shows from this season. If you don't like the monologue just press skip! or do you still have record players? for goodness sake we should be grateful that we get to hear it after almost 40 years.!!!!
Rating: 4 / 5
JerryNodak wrote on November 24, 2008
Yes, I still do have a record player as you put it. It's the modern version including CD player, AM/FM radio, and an aux. jack to plug in an audio device such as an MP3 player. Crosley makes great products. I'm even able to play 78s from my childhood on it. What a hoot! Rest assured I WILL hit the skip button when the monologue comes up. 10 minutes or so of absolute boredom. I'm only buying this release for disc 1. Could care less about disc 2.
BBManTwo wrote on November 26, 2008
Really too bad they did not put on this CD the missing live renditions of Loving You, Matter of time, oh happy day, I walk the line, More, Trtouble, Folsom prison blues AND YES why not (from the 3CD Collectors) Surrender/Lonesome tonite and LYou/ReconsiderB....WHY is it almost always half-work done, never complete...Missed opportunity, really !
Rating: 3 / 5
JerryNodak wrote on December 05, 2008
How can I complain about another unreleased concert from '69? Because I've already got 3 of them. If you've heard one, you've heard them all. They are virtually indentical.
circleG wrote on December 23, 2009
one of my favourite albums coupled with a complete concert (including monologue!), thank you ernst. more concerts from '69 please - especially opening night!
Rating: 5 / 5
Sandman wrote on February 01, 2010
Rock'n'roll! His first live album is also his best. Just listen to his seven-minute run at "Suspicious Minds", frantic, funky and polished by the legendary TCB Band.
TheMemphisFan wrote on May 12, 2015
5 Stars!!!!!