On Stage [Legacy Edition]

On Stage [Legacy Edition]

by Elvis PresleyElvis Presley

CD(Bonus Tracks / Digi-Pak)

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Elvis may have made his comeback in 1968, but 1969 is when he truly became a working performer again, heralded by a two-month stint at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. This July and August stand was so successful he returned for another two months at the beginning of 1970. Both of these runs of shows were recorded, with selections from 1969 appearing as an LP in the double-LP set From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis, (and also issued by itself as Elvis in Person: At the International Hotel, Las Vegas), with the 1970 show providing the core of the '70 album On Stage. That is the title Legacy uses for its 2010 expanded double-CD Legacy Edition of this material, trumping the previous expanded 1999 disc by many bonus tracks. All of the material on both From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis and On Stage is present, along with assorted tracks scattered on releases over the years, such as Follow That Dream's "In Person," and Collectors Gold, along with a complete rehearsal of "The Wonder of You" that was originally released as an excerpt on Platinum: A Life in Music. All this means, that the Legacy Edition of On Stage is a welcome way of sorting through a mess of released tracks over the years and, when they're all placed together in an attractive package like this, it offers a convincing argument that Elvis' comeback continued strong into 1970. While these performances aren't as loose and sexy as those from 1968 -- either those on the justly celebrated television special or the recordings from that year -- Presley is still singing with passion, nicely balancing the splashy arrangement, designed to be bigger and better for the Vegas stage. Within those arrangements lay the seeds of the cartoonish Elvis of the '70s, but he's not heard here: Presley is still revitalized with the thrill of performing and that energy remains evident on On Stage, one of his best live sets.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2010
Label: Rca
UPC: 0886976321321
catalogNumber: 763213
Rank: 37342

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar
Imperials   Vocals
James Burton   Guitar
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Charlie Hodge   Guitar
Millie Kirkham   Vocals
Bob Lanning   Drums
Larry Muhoberac   Organ,Piano
Jerry Scheff   Bass
John Wilkinson   Guitar
Bobby Morris and His Orchestra   Vocals
Ronnie Tuft   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Eddie Rabbitt   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Elvis Presley   Arranger,Composer
Del Shannon   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Max Crook   Composer
Glen D. Hardin   Arranger
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Billy Goldenberg   Arranger
Mike Leech   Arranger
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Glen Spreen   Arranger
Mike Stoller   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Bergen White   Arranger
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen   Producer
Roger Semon   Art Direction
Ken Sharp   Liner Notes
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Tommy Durden   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Sam Burns   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
Ken Sharp   Liner Notes
Dick Heard   Composer
George Weiss   Composer
Sam C. Phillips   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer
Joe Hill Lewis   Composer
Mann Curtis   Composer
Gilbert Bécaus   Composer
Scott "Mac" Davis   Composer

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