Elvis Presley circa 1969
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Elvis Presley 'Live 1969' & 'American Sound 1969' 50th Anniversary Releases Announced
A pair of Elvis Presley box sets are on their way celebrating the 50th anniversary of the music he made in Las Vegas and Memphis in 1969. Live 1969 and American Sound 1969 are due out Aug. 9 and Aug. 23, respectively.
The new deluxe release ‘Live 1969’ is the definitive chronicle of Elvis’ first residency at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, with 11 complete sets from August of that year — four of which are released in full for the first time ever!
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Live 1969 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Presley’s residency at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, his first live shows in eight years. The 11 CD collection includes 11 full sets from the 57 sold-out shows, including four never-before-released shows.
There will also be a separate double LP vinyl set of his Aug. 26, 1969 midnight show. There is also a limited edition available on hot pink and yellow vinyl at the Graceland store. Live 1969 is available to pre-order here.
American Sound 1969 inlcudes 90 rare and unreleased songs Presley recorded for his From Elvis in Memphis during the American Studio sessions. It will be a digital-only release and it's currently available for pre-order here.
A full track listing for both collections can be found here.