Live in Vegas [Dekuxe]

Live in Vegas [Dekuxe]

by Elvis PresleyElvis Presley

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Overview

Just as there is only one Elvis Presley, there is only one Las Vegas. The two have become synonymous with indulgence and ironically with each other. The seeming love-hate relationship that Presley shared with Sin City is documented on this four-disc collection -- which contains 53 previously unissued concert performances. Although fans and critics alike have inferred that Vegas became Presley's ultimate graveyard, these recordings prove otherwise. A vibrant and overwhelmingly energetic Presley is the focus of the first two discs -- containing complete performances from August 24, 1969, and August 11, 1970, respectively. More than half of the material from these two shows is being issued here for the first time. As one may well anticipate, the sets feature a healthy sampling of Presley's voluminous back catalogue. "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," and "I Got a Woman" are given a workout during each performance. As were the more current hits such as "Suspicious Minds," "In the Ghetto," and "Can't Help Falling in Love." Presley's knack for inimitable remakes is also displayed as he gains inspiration from concurrent chart-toppers such as "Hey Jude," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and "Polk Salad Annie." Unlike the first two discs, the final pair do not contain complete performances and likewise are not presented chronologically. For the sake of contrast, the four song mini-set documenting the final performance of Presley's first Vegas stand on May 6, 1956, begins disc four. What remains consistent -- in both the brief 1956 set as well as on the remainder of the mid-'70s recordings -- is Presley's impeccable taste in cover material. These include stunning readings of "Kentucky Rain" and "Never Been to Spain." [A 2016 Deluxe Edition comprised four discs and 89 tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 0888751324725
catalogNumber: 5030557
Rank: 26325

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Blue Suede Shoes
  2. I Got a Woman
  3. All Shook Up
  4. Elvis Welcomes the Audience
  5. Love Me Tender
  6. Jailhouse Rock/Don't be Cruel
  7. Heartbreak Hotel
  8. Hound Dog
  9. I Can't Stop Loving You
  10. Johnny B. Goode
  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
  20. Elvis Talks About His Career

Disc 2

  1. That's All Right
  2. I Got a Woman
  3. Hound Dog
  4. Love Me Tender
  5. There Goes My Everything
  6. Just Pretend
  7. I Just Can't Help Believin'
  8. Something
  9. Men With Broken Hearts
  10. Walk a Mile in My Shoes
  11. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
  12. Polk Salad Annie
  13. One Night
  14. Don't be Cruel
  15. Love Me
  16. Instrumental Vamp
  17. Heartbreak Hotel
  18. Introductions
  19. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  20. Suspicious Minds
  21. Can't Help Falling in Love
  22. When the Snow is on the Roses

Disc 3

  1. See See Rider
  2. Release Me
  3. Sweet Caroline
  4. The Wonder of You
  5. Polk Salad Annie
  6. Proud Mary
  7. Walk a Mile in My Shoes
  8. In the Ghetto
  9. Let it Be Me
  10. Don't Cry Daddy
  11. Kentucky Rain
  12. Long Tall Sally
  13. I Can't Stop Loving You
  14. Suspicious Minds
  15. Never Been to Spain
  16. You Gave Me a Mountain
  17. It's Impossible
  18. It's Over
  19. Hound Dog
  20. Little Sister/Get Back
  21. A Big Hunk O' Love
  22. The Impossible Dream
  23. An American Trilogy

Disc 4

  1. Heartbreak Hotel
  2. Long Tall Sally
  3. Blue Suede Shoes
  4. Money Honey
  5. Promsied Land
  6. It's Midnight
  7. If You Talk in Your Sleep
  8. I'm Leavin'
  9. Why Me Lord
  10. Help Me
  11. Softly as I Leave You
  12. My Baby Left Me
  13. It's Now or Never
  14. Hawaiian Wedding Song
  15. Trying to Get to You
  16. Green, Green Grass of Home
  17. You're the Reason I'm Living
  18. Big Boss Man
  19. Burning Love
  20. My Boy
  21. And I Love You So
  22. Just Pretend
  23. How Great Thou Art
  24. America the Beautiful

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