Elvis returned to the stage after the Benefit Concert in Pearl Harbour on March 25, 1961.
In the Elvis fans mind was still the recently TV success "Comeback 68". It seems like the press, fans and business was waiting for this moment. Elvis on stage after his career of actor in Hollywood. It seemed incredible to fill the showroom with 2,200 seats two times per day during four weeks but Elvis filled up this showroom.
The concerts were electrical, high-powerful voice and good selection of songs. The press reviews were extremely positive like from a The Newsweek article dated on August 11, 1969
The total attendance reportedly topped 101,509, a new Las Vegas record. The gross receipts were $1,522,635 also a Las Vegas record.
Recording InformationMultitrack recordings.
- RCA recorded all concerts from 21st August Midnight Show to 26th August Midnight Show.
- ELVIS AT THE INTERNATIONAL released under the FTD label featuring August 23, 1969 MS.
ELVIS LIVE IN LAS VEGAS presents a concert released entirely under RCA from August 24, 1969 DS.
- ALL SHOOK UP released under FTD label from August 26, 1969 MS.
- Some tracks from the other concerts recorded have been released on several CDS like:
- COLLECTORS GOLD: Surrender (1 line), Introductions, Happy Birthday to James Burton from Aug 21, 1969 MS. Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel and the medley: Mystery Train and Tiger Man from Aug 22, 1969 MS. Loving You, Reconsider Baby, What'd I Say from Aug 23, 1969 MS. Heartbreak Hotel from Aug 24, 1969 DS. Blue Suede Shoes, I Got A Woman, Memories, Funny How Times Slips Away from Aug 25, 1969 DS. Inherit the Wind from August 26, 1969 DS. Baby, What You Want Me To Do, Runaway, Are You Lonesome Tonight (laughing version), Rubberneckin, This is The Story from Aug 26, 1969 MS
- ELVIS AARON PRESLEY: Yesterday from Aug 24, 1969 DS. My Babe from Aug. 26, 1969 DS. Are You Lonesome Tonight (laughing version) from Aug 26, 1969 MS.
- IN PERSON: Johnny B. Goode and Are You Lonesome Tonight from Aug 24, 1969 MS. Blue Suede Shoes, All Shook Up, Hound Dog, I Can't Stop Loving You, My Babe, Mystery Train - Tiger Man, Words from Aug. 25, 1969 MS.
- ON STAGE: Runaway and Yesterday - Hey Jude from Aug. 25, 1969 DS.
- TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER: Baby, What You Want Me To Do, Funny How Times Slip Away, Runaway, My Babe, What'd I Say from Aug 22, 1969 MS.
- WRITING FOR THE KING: Blue Suede Shoes, I Got A Woman, All Shook Up, Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, Don't Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, Hound dog, Yesterday - Hey Jude, Suspicious Minds and Can't Help Falling In Love from Aug 24, 1969 MS. Words from Aug. 25, 1969 DS. In The Ghetto from Aug. 25, 1969 MS.
Audience recordings on CD:
- Fort Baxter released the CD OPENING NIGHT but the date written on the cover is wrong. It's not the Opening Night (July 31, 1969) and it's not Aug. 1, 1969 Dinner Show neither. The most accepted date is August 3rd, Dinner Show.
ELVIS LIVE and ELVIS MEETS THE BEATLES are the same material that Opening Night 69.
- Other soundboard released is HERE I GO AGAIN (Aug. 24, 1969 MS) from D.A.E. in a good sound quality and a beautiful package. CD was wronlgy dated as Aug. 23, 1969 DS.
- THE RETURN OF TIGER MAN (Aug 6, 1969 DS) is one of the complete concerts from the audience.
- Others are incomplete concerts like WINNER BACK IN VEGAS and VEGAS MEMORIES 8.15 PM and completed with other songs.