In Person At The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada Live
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You put it in and at first you hear a horn intro most likely associate with jazz music. Then,you hear a guitat and just a few seconds later Elvis begins to sing Blue Suede Shoes. This leads into the greatest version of Johnny B. Goode Elvis ever did. "Here we go again" Elvis says before delivering a rocking version of his classic All Shook Up. "This is my first live appearence in 9 years",he states, "I've appeared dead before but this is my first live one" he jokes before delivering a beautiful rendition of Are You Lonesome Tonight. now it's time for the message song. "When I uh tried to think of a special song for tonight you know a message song I uh I uh what'd I do? Oh yeah I came up with this-I looked her square in the eye 'cause that's all she had was one big square eye right in the middle of her. I said baby,she said 'hu hu',she was weird to, you know. I looked her square in the eye,it was a very tender touching moment,I said baby baby baby YOU AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG". Wow,what an awsome version!!! He then performs the country cassic I Can't Stop Loving You, followed by a spiced up version of Ricky Nelson's My Babe. Then he does the Mystery Train/Tiger Man medley,always a highlight of his shows. Now he does the Bee Gees classic ballad Words, the best on the album in my opinion. Next up are two of his newer hits, the powerful In The Ghetto and a 7 minute jam of Suspicious Minds. He ends the disc with Can't Help Falling In Love.
This is a must have if you are an Elvis fan. If you aren't buy it, you will be.
It is really tragic how RCA/SONY/BMG or whomever these days has control of the Elvis catelogue treats it so abysmally and with so little regard not only for those of us who've long been fans but also those who should be familiar with the greatest of all rockers.
Michael Jackson called HIMSELF the King of Pop and forced people, interviewers, his PR people, etc to call him that. But Elvis was given the title of The King Of Rock by others, his fans and those in the business, who knew there was none better.
Anyway, I am quite sad, when thinking of this particular recording, that this was not reissued with more material from those particular shows with a background/history of why the album and those concerts in 1969 were so important and how powerful and committed Elvis was to the music, the performances and his fans. And maybe a DVD with more of the rehearsals and performances that must still have never been seen in the "That's The Way It Is" film(s).
What a missed opportunity by the caretakers of The King Of Rock's music. And how his fans have missed out in being able to celebrate that specific time in Elvis' life and the great recordings made from that incredible set of shows.
Someone, somewhere, should hang their head in shame for not having had the respect for Elvis and his music, as well as his fans, in making something like this happen.Read more ›
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Fantastic! I found this to be very sweet. Fresh off the 68' comeback, it shows the King's real character. You can feel just how nervous he was to be back on stage again. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cheryl Evans
Awesome, E at top of his game. Don't confuse with the comeback special. This was a year later. This was also a few shows blended together. Great rendition of suspicious minds.Published 20 months ago by stephen pippa jr
Beginning to end this is pure Elvis at his best.It feels like your in the front row.This is one of the best Concert albums from Elvis that I've ever heard. Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by NY Adirondack Man
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Elvis Presley had every reason in the world to be nervous when he got onto the stage of the International Hotel in Las Vegas on July 31, 1969. Read morePublished on February 14, 2009 by Erik North