March 30 - The First Engagements 1969 - 1970

The U.K. based Memphis Recording Service announced the release of the triple CD set ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis - The First Engagements 1969 - 1970’ featuring a selection of tracks drawn from Elvis’ first two engagements at the Las Vegas Hilton. The release date is May 7th 2021. 

A series of 180 Gr. LP versions (including the former MRS release of ‘Summer Festival '70 - The Rehearsals) will all be released a month later, in June 2021. 

From the press release: This three CD set contains a selection of captivating performances drawn from Elvis’ first two engagements at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August 1969 and January thru February 1970.

For the first time ever, these soundboard recordings (formerly in mono) have been remastered, carefully restored, and remixed to true stereo with outstanding expertise using the most sophisticated technologies to achieve the best possible sound. 

This technology is not available to the major record label industries and the tracks have not been electronically processed and nothing has been added to make these tracks to true stereo. 

The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.

CD 1 - August 1969:

Blue Suede Shoes - I Got A Woman - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Jailhouse Rock / Don’t Be Cruel - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - Memories - Mystery Train / Tiger Man - Monologue - Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Yesterday / Hey Jude - Introductions - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - What’d I Say - Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD 2 - Opening Show - January 26th 1970:

All Shook Up - That´s All Right - Proud Mary - Don't Cry Daddy - (Let Me be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Long Tall Sally - Let It Be Me - I Can´t Stop Loving You - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - In The Ghetto - True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - Sweet Caroline - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Kentucky Rain - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love

CD 3 - Closing Show February 23rd 1970:

Opening Vamp / All Shook Up - I Got A Woman - Long Tall Sally - Elvis Talks - Don't Cry Daddy - Elvis Talks - Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Kentucky Rain - Let It Be Me - I Can’t Stop Loving You - See See Rider - Sweet Caroline - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Talks - One Night - It's Now Or Never - Suspicious Minds - Elvis Talks - Can´t Help Falling in Love

Bonus Songs - February 19th 1970 (Dinner Show):

Don't Cry Daddy - Let It Be Me - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Walk A Mile In My Shoes.


Friday Music re-issued their limited edition translucent orange colored version of the 'Roustabout' soundtrack.  This LP comes in a gate-fold cover. 

Side A: Roustabout - Little Egypt - Poison Ivy League - Hard Knocks - It's A Wonderful World - Big Love Big Heartache

Side B: One Track Heart - It's Carnival Time - Carny Town - There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon - Wheels On My Heels.

(Source: Anthony Stuchbury / FECC / Elvis Club Berlin / Memphis Recording Service)