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Elvis Presley 50th Anniversary Sets Planned for Las Vegas Residency, American Sound Sessions

New collections will feature unreleased recordings from International Hotel performances, From Elvis in Memphis studio sessions

Two new collections, 'Live 1969' and 'American Sound 1969,' will feature previously unreleased music from Elvis Presley.

Bob Klein

Two new collections will delve into the music Elvis Presley produced in Las Vegas and Memphis in 1969, Live 1969 and American Sound 1969, which will be released August 9th and August 23rd, respectively.

Live 1969 commemorates the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ residency at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, which at the time, marked his first live shows in eight years. The musician performed 57 sold-out shows, during which he was backed by two vocal groups — the Imperials and the Sweet Inspirations — a full orchestra and band later known as the TCB Band.

Live 1969 will collect 11 full sets from Elvis’ run recorded in late August, including four shows that have never been previously released in full (two of those gigs, recorded August 22nd and 25th, have remained almost completely unheard since 1969). The set will be released digitally and as an 11-CD box set, with the latter coming with a 52-page booklet featuring rare photos, memorabilia and an oral history by Ken Sharp comprising historic interviews from Presley, Colonel Tom Parker, Tom Jones, Jerry Schilling, James Burton, Fats Domino and more.

Live 1969 is available to pre-order, along with a separate two-LP vinyl set chronicling Elvis’ August 26th, 1969 midnight show, which will also arrive August 9th. A limited edition version of that record pressed on hot pink and yellow vinyl will be available via the Graceland store.

American Sound 1969, meanwhile, will comprise 90 tracks of rare and unreleased material that Elvis recorded during the American Studio sessions that produced his acclaimed record, From Elvis in Memphis. That set is available to pre-order and will only be available digitally.

Live 1969 Track List

Disc 1 – August 21, 1969, Midnight show
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”*
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “Memories”
09) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
10) Monologue*
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
12) “Runaway”
13) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
14) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
15) Introductions, including “Happy Birthday” sung to James Burton
16) “In The Ghetto (Scott “Mac” Davis)
17) “Suspicious Minds”
18) “What’d I Say”
19) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 2 — August 22, 1969, Dinner show
1) “Blue Suede Shoes”
2) “I Got A Woman”
3) “All Shook Up”
4) “Love Me Tender”
5) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
6) “Heartbreak Hotel”
7) “Hound Dog”
8) “Memories”
9) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
10) Monologue
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
12) “Runaway”
13) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
14) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
15) Introductions
16) “In The Ghetto”
17) “Suspicious Minds”
18) “What’d I Say”
19) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 3 — August 22, 1969, Midnight show
1) “Blue Suede Shoes”*
2) “I Got A Woman” *
3) “All Shook Up” *
4) “Love Me Tender”
5) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
6) “Heartbreak Hotel”*
7) “Hound Dog”*
8) “Memories” *
9) “My Babe”
10) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
11) Monologue*
12) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
13) “Funny How Time Slips Away”
14) “Runaway”
15) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”*
16) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”*
17) Introductions*
18) “In The Ghetto”*
19) “Suspicious Minds”*
20) “What’d I Say”
21) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”*

Disc 4 — August 23, 1969, Dinner show
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “Memories”
09) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
10) Monologue
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
12) “Runaway”
13) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
14) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
15) Introductions
16) “In The Ghetto”
17) “Suspicious Minds”
18) “What’d I Say”
19) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 5 — August 23, 1969, Midnight show
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “Memories”
09) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
10) Monologue
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
12) “Runaway”
13) “Reconsider Baby”
14) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
15) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
16) Introductions
17) “In The Ghetto”
18) “Suspicious Minds”
19) “What’d I Say”
20) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 6 — August 24, 1969, Dinner show
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “I Can’t Stop Loving You”
09) “Johnny B. Goode”
10) Monologue
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
12) “Runaway”
13) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
14 “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
15) Introductions
16) “In The Ghetto”
17) “Suspicious Minds”)
18) “What’d I Say”
19) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 7 — August 24, 1969, Midnight show (Complete show previously unreleased)
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “I Can’t Stop Loving You”*
09) “Johnny B. Goode”
10) Monologue*
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
12) “Runaway”*
13) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
14) “Words (Robin, Barry & Maurice Gibb)
15) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
16) Introductions*
17) “In The Ghetto”
18) “Suspicious Minds”
19) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 8 — August 25, 1969, Dinner show (Complete show previously unreleased)
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”*
04) “Love Me Tender”*
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”*
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”*
07) “Hound Dog”*
08) “Memories”
09) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”*
10) Monologue*
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”*
12) “Funny How Time Slips Away”
13) “Runaway”
14) “Words”
15) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
16) Introductions*
17) “In The Ghetto”
18) “Suspicious Minds”*
19) “What’d I Say”*
20) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”*

Disc 9 — August 25, Midnight show
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “I Can’t Stop Loving You”
09) “My Babe”
10) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
11) Monologue
12) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
13) “Runaway”
14) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
15) “Words”
16) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
17) Introductions
18) “In The Ghetto”
19) “Suspicious Minds”
20) “What’d I Say”
21) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 10 — August 26, 1969, Dinner show
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “Memories”
09) “My Babe”
10) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
11) Monologue
12) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
13) “Runaway”
14) “Inherit The Wind”
15) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
16) Introductions
17) “In The Ghetto”
18) “Suspicious Minds”)
19) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Disc 11 — August 26, 1969, Midnight show
01) “Blue Suede Shoes”
02) “I Got A Woman”
03) “All Shook Up”
04) “Love Me Tender”
05) “Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel”
06) “Heartbreak Hotel”
07) “Hound Dog”
08) “I Can’t Stop Loving You”
09) “Mystery Train/Tiger Man”
10) Monologue
11) “Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
12) “Runaway”
13) “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (Laughing version)
14) “Rubberneckin'”
15) “Yesterday/Hey Jude”
16) Introductions
17) “In The Ghetto”
18) “This Is The Story”
19) “Suspicious Minds”
20) “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

*Previously unreleased

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