A new live Elvis Presley box set is coming to mark the 50th Anniversary of his Las Vegas residency

A new live Elvis Presley box set is coming to mark the 50th Anniversary of his Las Vegas residency

Live 1969 is a new 11-CD boxset of live music taken from Elvis Presley's International Hotel Las Vegas Residency. It's due for release on 9th August.

Live 1969 is the definitive collection of The King at the height of his power. For the first time ever, it features the release of eleven complete sets from Elvis’ August 1969 engagement at Las Vegas’ International Hotel. Of these performances, four are being released in full for the first time ever - including two Elvis shows that have remained almost completely unheard for fifty years (August 22 and 25). The package also includes a 52-page booklet with rare photos, memorabilia and an oral history by Ken Sharp curated from historic interviews with Elvis, Colonel Tom Parker, Tom Jones, Jerry Schilling, James Burton, Cissy Houston, Terry Blackwood, George Klein, Fats Domino and more.

Also, being released on 9 August 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. The material includes a repertoire of blues-tinged rock ‘n’ roll, beautiful ballads and his two, brand-new hit singles 'In The Ghetto' and 'Suspicious Minds'. The performance also gives rare insight into an otherwise very private man, as Elvis cracks jokes and tells in-depth stories about his career.

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