Elvis at the International Hotel Las Vegas 1969 Box Set

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  1. emjel

    emjel Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Looks like Sony are going to release all of the recorded shows of Elvis’ Comeback Shows in Vegas from August ‘69, for a t0th Anniversary which I believe is around 11 shows, but with around 5 of those shows already available via FTD, and if you are an Elvis fan, will you buy it? It will have to be a very good price for me to do so as there is so much repetition. I wonder if they will do anything for the 50th of the Memphis Sessions.
     
  2. Dr. Luther's Assistant

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    That's what I'd be interested in. I'd imagine that there's plenty of alternate takes and whatnot at their disposal.
     
  3. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    ( from memory ) those were some amazing sets. i'd love to have seen him do poke salad annie in his "comeback era". i dont know who to watch. elvis? or ronnie tutt. :)

    i saw him in 75(?) at long beach and he was already on a serious downhill run. fat elvis. sheesh.
     
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  5. DirkM

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    Almost all of them are already available on the FTD releases of the sessions (expanded issues of From Elvis In Memphis and Back In Memphis, plus a third volume that covers the leftovers). It'd be nice to have them all collected on a comprehensive set with new mixes, but I'd much rather have a complete set of the 1969 live tapes. Repetition isn't an issue for me; it took me a while to really appreciate Elvis' live 1969 shows, but now, I can't get enough of them.
     
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  6. PacificOceanBlue

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    Where did you hear this? Many Elvis fans have been speculating that there will be a complete 1969 concerts box set, but nothing has been publicly revealed. There has been a lot of discussion on this topic on the FTD thread. Have you heard something new about this release?
     
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  7. IndyTodd

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    Definitely looking forward to this box set. Glad to see they are evidently going to put all of them in the box. It's a shame there isn't more variety in the setlist but the performances are so strong that I won't be complaining. No need to have high quality recordings of Elvis in his prime not being released. Hopefully we finally get big Elvis On Tour box set for the 50th anniversary of that in 2022. I'm familiar with the issues that have held that up but hopefully they can work them out. It's not doing anyone a favor to leave tapes on the shelves collecting dust at this point. Those of us that are big Elvis fans aren't getting any younger.
     
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  8. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    No. I have way too much Elvis that I never listen to.
     
  9. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Love Ronnie Tutt!
    I was lucky to meet Ronnie and get his autograph, along with James Burton, Jerry Scheff and Glen D Hardin!
    That's a quad ripple spectacular right there in so many ways.
    Being a guitar picker, meeting James was a blast for me!
    Glen D Hardin, my god! What a musician, check out his wiki credits!
    They were all so humble and kind, amazing 'rock stars' right there!
     
  10. Dr. Luther's Assistant

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    It certainly was an incredible band.

    And with these shows being at the beginning of the touring era, I'm sure the freshness and enthusiasm is a driving force.
     
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  11. MRamble

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    Someone spotted on ebay. Note the sticker.

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  12. PacificOceanBlue

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    Image didn’t come through. I presume it is another leak, like the forthcoming Bob Dylan ‘75 box?
     
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  13. MRamble

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    Actually, a pic of the upcoming RSD release. The text on the RSD sticker;
    "From the upcoming box set covering all of the August 1969 Live Recordings."
     
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  14. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

  15. pseudopod

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    If this is happening, I'm in. No questions asked.
     
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  16. PacificOceanBlue

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    To answer the question, it depends. As discussed on the FTD thread, the majority of the 11 shows have been released, either as complete concerts or various songs spread out on various compilations. I’m not thrilled with the idea of repurchasing so much previously released content, but depending on the production, it could be intriguing having these stellar concerts in uniform mixing and mastering.

    Another factor will be the cost — the Comeback box was too expensive, especially for so much recycled content. If Sony puts this material together in a more economical package, it will be a pleasant surprise, but I suspect it will be part of a higher price point product.
     
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  17. rkt88

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    good for you, man. those are legends all, and if you can call yourself a picker in the same sentence with james burton. my ephemeral hat is off to you ;) i was a drummer first. so tutt resides among the pantheon for me.

    me and 7 million others are sure, E never had a better "band" than those vegas gigs.
     
  18. Rick Bartlett

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    Ha! well more of a 'thumb'ler' than a 'picker'. I'm a pretty big fella, and James is not a big guy,
    but I went to 'blubber' trying to ask him for an autograph.
    You feel like a real whimp sometimes when you meet your heroes, but glad just to say 'Hi' and see him
    with my own eyes, let alone get an autograph.
    A couple minutes if that of a meeting, and a lifetime memory for me.
    Pretty Cool for a geek like me.
    ;)
     
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  19. emjel

    emjel Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It is on the Hype sticker for the new RSD album.
     
  20. emjel

    emjel Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I agree. Price is the key issue for me and I hope Sony will take the FTD releases into consideration when they think about how much fans will pay, especially as there isn’t any movie stuff that can go with this release. But I suspect it will be a big 12" box with book etc and retail at over $120. Too much for me with such repetition. I would like to see a CD set that offers the new RSD release for those fans who simply cannot afford a big box, like Apple do with their Beatles box sets.
     
  21. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    I’ll wait to see what price Amazon sells it for. I’m a fairly new Elvis fan, but the live 1969 material is pretty much my favorite stuff so far. If there are some “new” concerts, the box set will be worth it to me.

    I saw that the RSD vinyl comes with a download code. Further indirect evidence that there is a box set coming.
     
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  22. Dr. Luther's Assistant

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    Well, I hope you're happy.

    I had assumed for awhile that the FTD stuff was out-of-print. (I guess because I never saw them on Amazon or wherever.) So, after reading your post, I started looking around.

    $250 later -- I've got 7 items on the way. :wtf:
     
  23. DirkM

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    I have to admit, I wasn't terribly impressed with the sample of the RSD release that came out a while ago. Keeping in mind that it was just a YouTube clip, I hope the whole box isn't mixed that way. I'd still pick it up eventually, but I'd probably wait a while to see if I could snag a used copy at a lower price.

    Now, if the whole thing sounds like In Person...I'll be pre-ordering it at any semi-reasonable price.
     
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  24. ClausH

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    I have seen the sticker and it confirms a box set containing all the August 1969 shows.
     
  25. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

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    I will have to get that box. Elvis live at his best.
     
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