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04-18-2004, 01:24 PM
Choose your dreamsetlist of Elvis concert from 69-77 era.

My choose for 25 songs set:

01. See Se Rider 3?
02. I Got A Woman 6?
03. Something 3?
04. You Gave Me A Mountain 3?
05. Steamroller Blues 3?
06. Jailhouse Rock 2?
07. It?s Midnight 3?
08. Promised Land 3?
09. Burning Love 3?
10. Polk Salad Annie 5?
--. Introduction 10?
11. Johnny B. Goode - long version ala Aloha 2? (y)
12. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 3?
13. Heartbreak Hotel 2?
14. Suspicious Minds 4?
15. If You Talk In Your Sleep 3?
16. How Great Thou Art 3?
17. Why Me Lord 3?
18. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin? Goin? On 2?
19. An American Trilogy 4?
20. Hound Dog 2?
21. Hurt 2?
22. Funny How Time Slips Away 2?
23. That?s Allright 2?
24. Unchained Melody 3?
25. C.H.F.I.L 3?
cca running time of this show - 85 mins :cheers: .
Please, choose from songs he played live in this era. :D

U.S. Male
04-18-2004, 03:04 PM
I have many different ideas, but I'll only list one:

Jumpsuit: Blue Owl Suit w/ cape

Also Sprach Zarathustra
That's Alright (w/ Gibson Dove guitar)
Burning Love (w/ Gibson Dover guitar)
Kentucky Rain
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Return To Sender
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Help Me
I'm Leaving
Way Down
Little Sister/Get Back (playing electric guitar)
Baby I Don't Care (playing electric guitar)
Are You Lonesome Tonight (playing electric guitar)
A Little Less Conversation
Heartbreak Hotel
Boss Man
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
Promised Land
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog (complete version)
American Trilogy
Closing Vamp / Announcements

04-18-2004, 03:23 PM
O man, that's a good topic (y)

I love our guy, but I really find it a shame that a person who had more top10 hits than any other artist or band on the world, had such a poor setlist. I mean, he could easily change it more often.

This would be my dreamlist:

1) See See Rider (gotta love that tune)
2) I Got a Woman / Amen (love that interaction with the audience)
3) Susan When She Tried (great upto country)
4) Always On My Mind (amazing ballad)
5) Any Day Now (contemporary ballad)

golden oldies:
6) a Big Hunk O'Love
7) Jailhouse Rock
8) Loving You
9) (Marie Was The Name) Of His Latest Flame

10) Moody Blue (modern)
11) Never Been To Spain (fantastic cover)

12) How Great Thou Art
13) Run On / Bosom Of Abraham
14) You'll Never Walk Alone

15) Down In The Alley / Let Yourself Go (medley)
16) And I Love You So (love this ballad)
17) I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (imagine the orchestra getting wild on the end)
18) Can't Help Falling In Love

Possibly it will be too long. But I think that with a changing setlist Elvis would have kept his focus on touring and would have been able to do a longer show :D

04-18-2004, 03:33 PM
Now, lets see......
1. See See Rider
2. I Got A Woman / Amen
3. Trying To Get To You
4. What Now My Love
5. You Gave Me A Mountain
6. Patch it Up
7. My Boy
8. Trouble
9. Johnny B Goode
10. I'm Leavin'
11. American Tilogy
12. Kentucky Rain
13. Steamroller Blues
14. Fairytale
15. I Really Don't Want To Know
16. Thats All Right
17. One Night
18. Faded Love
19. Suspicious Minds
20. Hurt
21. Let It Be Me
22. Can't Help Falling In Love

This might be too long too :oops: but what a show (y)

04-18-2004, 04:51 PM
Hey, don't forget Elvisn needs to bare his soul.

Sits down at the keyboard & plays on his own either Rags to Riches &/or Where No One Stands Alone.

AND plugs in his guitar to play Reconsider Baby &/or Such A Night (properly!).

Heaven !


04-18-2004, 04:54 PM
And dont forget "Bridge over troubled water" :oops:

04-18-2004, 06:58 PM
There are too many good songs to choose from :clap:

04-18-2004, 08:08 PM
Hmmm....indeed, missed a few classics out there :oops:

Hard to get them all in....... (y)

04-18-2004, 08:20 PM
Make the show longer :cheers:

04-18-2004, 08:21 PM
I was just thinking the same Kenny (y)

04-19-2004, 05:52 AM
On that subject, I am surprised that more people weren't dissatisfied with the length of the shows Elvis generally gave in the 70s, or that an issue was never made of that to the point where he felt he needed to make them longer. You had Bruce Springsteen giving his all for 3 hours--well, that's an exception to the rule, but still Elvis's were on the short side for sure.

I guess seeing Elvis for any length of time though was enough to satisfy. I wouldn't know. :mad:

That's one great thing about Elvis The Concert: it's a long show!

04-19-2004, 11:48 AM
:oops: I don?t know one song from your setlist!!! I?m Moving On!!! :help: :please:

04-19-2004, 01:00 PM
SETLIST (http://www.tcb-world.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=320&view=findpost&p=2770)
What most people forget is the pace of the show, some put to many rockin' songs into the show and others to many ballads, you have to keep in mind that Elvis has to do the show! if he had to do to many uptempo songs in the beginning of the show he would have been out breath in 20 minutes. And to many ballads at the start, people fall a sleep in the stadium :lol:
So the way i made this setlist is to keep the pace in it and to keep everyone happy..i hope i succeded in that...

U.S. Male
04-24-2004, 02:06 PM
Jumpsuit: Blue Tiffany Suit

Also Sprach Zarathustra
That's Alright (w/ acoustic guitar)
Burning Love (w/ acoustic guitar)
Promised Land (w/ acoustic guitar)
Trouble / Raised On Rock
Kentucky Rain
Moody Blue
Blue Suede Shoes (complete version)
Steamroller Blues
Any Day Now
A Liittle Less Conversation
Return To Sender
Fame and Fortune
U.S. Male (playing electric guitar)
Baby I Don't Care (playing electric guitar)
After Loving You (playing electric guitar)
Suspicious Minds
If I Can Dream
Jailhouse Rock (complete version)
You'll Never Walk Alone (playing piano)
Unchained Melody (playing piano)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy (playing piano)
Way Down
Hurt (w/ repeat)
Hound Dog (complete version)
American Trilogy
Closing Vamp / Announcements

04-24-2004, 02:45 PM
Nice setlists.... (y)

U.S. Male
04-24-2004, 05:10 PM
Thank you Peter! Since I am having fun w/ this, I might as well do one more, which is my final one:

Jumpsuit: Black Matador Suit

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider (w/ acoustic guitar)
Johnny B. Goode (w/ acoustic guitar)
Big Boss Man (w/ acoustic guitar)
Welcome To My World
Long Black Limousine
Medley: Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
One Night
Hound Dog (complete version)
It's a Matter of Time
Viva Las Vegas
It Hurts Me
What'd I Say
Memphis (playing electric guitar)
Merry Christmas Baby (playing electric guitar)
Medley: Loving You/I Was The One/Money Honey (playing electric guitar)
Mamie (*sang by Charlie Hodge*)
Wearing That Loved On Look
Polk Salad Annie
How Great Thou Art
Proud Mary
Funny How Time Slips Away
My Babe
Just Pretend
Mystery Train / Tigerman
My Way
Closing Vamp / Announcements

04-26-2004, 02:13 AM

To be perfectly honest, I don't think I could come up with a set list for one of Elvis' shows simply because it would depend on my mood at the time I chose the songs, much like how Elvis did things when he was on stage.

A perfect example of this comes from the new FTD release THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, where seemingly out of nowhere, he launches into SNOWBIRD. Same with ONLY BELIEVE, also from that CD. I agree with Albert's post that, considering how many songs Elvis recorded during his career, that he never really strayed from the usual set list too often. He recorded so many GREAT songs in the 50's and 60's, yet so many of them never even got a passing glance in terms of making it into his stage shows. Wouldn't it have been cool for Elvis to perform songs like U.S. MALE, GUITAR MAN, TOO MUCH, I WANT YOU I NEED YOU I LOVE YOU or MY WISH CAME TRUE once in a while?

But, one thing I wish Elvis would have done on stage in the 70's is perform more of the songs from his then-current albums more often. Yes, he did usually perform his latest singles like T-R-O-U-B-L-E, PROMISED LAND, IT'S MIDNIGHT, MY BOY, HURT, etc. But what about some of the other songs from the albums, like I CAN HELP, SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED, YOUR LOVE'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMIN', BLUE EYES CRYIN' IN THE RAIN, YOU ASKED ME TO, etc.? Perhaps the inclusion of some of these songs, along with the hit singles would have encouraged more people to go out and buy the albums, thus helping to increase sales and giving Elvis some higher-charting singles/albums in the 70's. Personally, I am curious as to why Elvis didn't try and perform more of the songs from his albums in the 70's....maybe he wasn't sure the fans would enjoy the newer material? Although if I had to venture a guess on this, I would say that maybe it's because Elvis chose not to hold as many rehearsals in the mid to late 70's, so the band (and Elvis himself) wasn't familiar enough with the newer songs to try them out on stage. Just a theory...

Anyway, Peter....GREAT QUESTION!! But as I said, comprising my dream set list would depend on my mood!! So I will just sit back and enjoy reading everyone else's ideas (for now, anyway!) ;)


Elena/The Russian EP Fan Club
04-27-2004, 03:09 PM
OK here is my list:


That's All Right

I Got A Woman

Burning Love

Steamroller Blues

U.S. Male

Crying Time

Trying To Get To You

I Wonder

Portrait Of My Love (Elvis at piano)

Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Rock'n'Roll Medley

500 Miles

Promised Land

I'll Remember You

Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Proud Mary

For The Good Times

Run On/Bosom of Abraham

How Great Thou Art

Stranger In The Crowd


My Babe

When The Snow on The Roses

What Now My Love

Rages to Riches

It's A Matter of Time

American Trilogy

Closing Vamp

01-15-2007, 05:51 AM
Suit: Chinese Dragon jumpsuit

This would be a cool setlist for me:

That's All Right
Way Down
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
You Gave Me a Mountain
Don't Cry Daddy/In the Ghetto
Burning Love
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
All Shook Up
Jailhouse Rock (complete)
What Now My Love?
Steamroller Blues
Kentucky Rain
Polk Salad Annie
Intros: Johnny B. Goode, Early Morning Rain, I Really Don't Want to Know
Moody Blue
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Little Sister
Where No One Stands Alone (piano)
Unchained Melody (piano)
My Way
Hound Dog
A Big Hunk of Love
Suspicious Minds
Can't Help Falling in Love

elvis himselvis
01-15-2007, 11:18 AM
see see rider
proud mary
return to sender
one broken heart for sale
how great thou art
sweet caroline
when my blue moon turns to gold again
moody blue
i'll never fall in love again
blueberry hill
what now my love
the impossible dream
true love travels on a gravel road
don't cry daddy
kentucky rain
blue moon of kentucky
such a night
crying in the chappel
fairy tail
it's now or never

01-15-2007, 01:49 PM
Tiger Man
Memphis Tennessee
Treat Me Nice
After Loving You(Elvis on Piano)
Hearts Os Stone
Long Lonely Highway
Baby I Don't Care
Polk Salad Annie
Pieces Of My Life
When My Blue moon turns to gold again
Just Pretend
Too Much Monkey Business
Talk About The Good Times
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
Mean Woman Blues
Fools Fall In Love
You're Cheating Heart
From A Jack To A King
King Creole
Only The Strong Survive
and the last song would be I'm Leaving

what a cool concert that would be(y)

01-15-2007, 02:53 PM
Mine would be as follows:

2001 Space Theme
Mystery Train
Promised Land
Big Boss Man
Young And Beautiful
Love Letters
He'll Have To Go
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
Why Me Lord
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Band Intro's
It's Over
Tomorrow Never Comes
Burning Love
Big Hunk Of Love
Doncha Think It's Time
Moody Blue
Welcome To My World
Unchained Melody
Can't Help Falling In Live
Closing Vamp

01-15-2007, 04:01 PM
Also Sprach Zarathustra
1 See See Rider
2 I Got A Woman/Amen
3 Big Boss Man
4 Never Been To Spain
5 It's Midnight
6 Love Me
7 If You Love Me, Let Me Know
8 Trying To Get To You
9 Heartbreak Hotel
10 Polk Salad Annie
11 He Touched Me
12 How Great Thou Art
14 Hurt
15 Bridge Over Troubled Water
16 Let Me Be There
17 Fever
18 Suspicious Minds
19 American Trilogy
20 Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp/See See Rider

This is just one of many sets I'd love to hear!

01-15-2007, 04:13 PM
Sorry, but I think the perfect Elvis concert set list has already been released.

It's the August 12th 1970 show from the THAT'S THE WAY IT IS, 3 disc special edition! (y)

From That's All Right to Can't Help Falling In Love, it is sublime. (y) (y)

Nothing else is needed. The finest Elvis show ever released, IMHO. :notworthy

01-16-2007, 03:03 PM
Now if I had to choose I list for a concert Elvis would do for like around Christmas, my list would be:

2001 Theme
That's All Right Mama
Blue Christmas
Mama Liked The Roses
Why Me Lord
Help Me
Only Believe
O Come All Ye Faithful
How Great Thou Art
Peace In The Valley
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Merry Christmas Baby
Band intro's
Johnny B. Goode
Ronnie Tutt solo
Glen Hardin solo
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Morning Has Broken (I know he never did this song, but I'd have love to hear him do it....)
An American Trilogy
I'll Be Home On Christmas Day
Can't Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

President Presley
07-25-2007, 06:09 PM
1. See see rider/That's all right
2. Burning Love
3. Steamroller Blues
4. Baby what you want me to do
5. Johnny b. goode
6. A big hunk o' love
7. Love me
8. Polk salad Annie
9. Never been to Spain
10. T-r-o-u-b-l-e
11. Moody Blue
12. Let me be there
13. Teddy bear/Don't be cruel
14. Jailhouse rock
15. All shook up
16. Lead me, guide me
17. How great thou art
18. An American Trilogy
19. Suspicious Minds
20. Can't help falling in love

07-25-2007, 08:44 PM
Here is my list:
Suit: Concho

2001 Theme
See See Rider
I got a woman/Amen
Mystery train/Tiger Man
Burning Love
Big hunk of love
It`s over
You gave me a mountain
Early Morning Rain
Ronnie Tutt Solo
Jerry Scheff Solo
Glen D. Hardin Solo/Lawdy Lawdy miss Clawdy
Joe Guercio Orchestra Solo
My way
Polk Sallad Annie
All Shook up
Suspicious minds
An American Trilogy
One Night
Can`t help falling in love
End theme

Maybe a long concert, but....:king:

07-25-2007, 10:17 PM
cc Rider
Viva Las Vegas
A Little Less Conversation
Devil In Disguise
Way Down
A Fool Such As I
Trying To Get To You
Baby What You Want Me To Do
King of The Whole Wide World
Burning Love
So Glad Your Mine
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
I'll Remember You
In The Ghetto
Welcome To My World
Steamroller Blues
Patch It Up
Suspicious Minds
American Trilogy
If I Can Dream