9 August, 2019Print
Elvis Presley's Historic August 1969 Las Vegas Residency Commemorated with 11-CD Live 1969 Box Set, Out Today on RCA/Legacy Recordings
RELIVE THE STAR-STUDDED OPENING NIGHT (ELVIS’ FIRST LIVE SHOW IN EIGHT YEARS) WITH JAMES BURTON, DARLENE LOVE AND ROBERT CHRISTGAU VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/the-summer-of-1969-when-elvis-made-his-true-comeback/2019/08/06/178e901e-b772-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html
THE 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH 90-TRACK AMERICAN SOUND 1969 DIGITAL SET OUT AUGUST 23
New York, NY – Today, RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has released Live 1969 - a collection of eleven full performances from Elvis Presley’s legendary 57-show run at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Featuring the inclusion of never-before-heard recordings and four complete shows available in full for the first time, Live 1969 captures Presley at the height of his powers in the midst of what some have called the greatest comeback in music history.
The “dazzling 11-CD set” (Washington Post) led the New York Times to note that Live 1969 captures a pivotal moment “that not only revitalized Elvis’ career, but changed the face of Las Vegas entertainment.”
Watch an unboxing video of the Live 1969 set here, which includes a 52-page booklet with rare photos and memorabilia from the historic residency: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnSzx1SpDaQ
Order Live 1969 here: https://Elvis.lnk.to/Live1969PR
Being released today along with Live 1969 is the special 2-LP Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 26, 1969. The vinyl release features Elvis’ complete set from August 26’s Midnight show. Order here: https://Elvis.lnk.to/Live1969PR
In addition to these two collections, RCA/Legacy Recordings will release American Sound 1969 digitally on August 23rd. The set features over 90 tracks of rare and unreleased material from Elvis’ 1969 American Sound Studio sessions, including alternate versions of his 18th and final #1 hit “Suspicious Minds” - which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on August 26.
American Sound 1969 is available for pre-order now: https://Elvis.lnk.to/AS1969PR