Tracks 1-12 were fully dubbed versions released on “From Elvis In Memphis”.
These were the only songs besides the single “Suspicious Minds” intended for
release of the magnificent studio recordings at the American Sound Studios.
The tremendous enthusiasm provoked using the remaining recordings as well. It
was proven right - it sold multi platinum.
Tracks 13 -22 were fully dubbed versions released on “Back In Memphis” which was
also released as a double release with Elvis In Person as, “From Memphis to
Vegas - From Vegas to Memphis”. Track 23 was released as single and not added to
either of the two studio albums. An extended live version was released on “Elvis
Disc two contains the multi track live recording of August 24, 1969 Midnight
Show. The Multi track recording has been repaired with segments of the August
24, 1969 Dinner Show (tracks 9, 11, 13, 20)
Disc three contains the raw unprocessed soundboard recording of the August 24,
1969 M/S, without effects. A significantly different August 24, Midnight Show
when compared to the fragmented release over the years of the multi track
recording. Edited due to improper language use or running times. Also segments
of this show were used to repair or enhance other 1969 and 1970 multi track
recordings. This is the real deal, uncut, raw and finally, no tons of reverb as
on previous releases of this remarkable show.
Tack 20 is a bonus track: Band Rehearsal and a first attempt of “Come Out, Come
Out (Wherever you are)” at American Sound studios (Roy Hamilton can be heard
here) January, 1969.
This release is intended to be a flawless release with the
best sounding Elvis of 1969.
We started by going back to the basic recordings of the American sound studio;
the edited repaired master tracks without the dubbing done later in Nashville.
Elvis himself wasn’t all that thrilled with some of the overdubs.
It’s been said that he was very happy with the sound on the acetates that he
took home with him, but less so with the final masters.
Elvis heard the dubbed masters at a very late stage and very little could be
As an artist, you can’t always be in complete control of your output, and
clearly especially when your name is Elvis Presley.
These original master tracks were the result of the joint vision of producer
Chips Moman, the musicians and Elvis.
The two most famous songs from these sessions are without a doubt “Suspicious
Minds” and “In The Ghetto”. In fact, they may well be the best-known recordings
of his entire career. Just ask anyone to name two Elvis songs…
On disc 2 you will find the multi-track live recording of the August 24, 1969
Midnight Show. Thanks to existing tape legends, paperwork and research and the
fantastic unprocessed soundboard recording of the same show, we were able to
piece this show together as it was originally recorded. We double-checked and
compared the whole show second for second with an audience recording of the show
that we had recently acquired. There are only three songs borrowed from the
dinner show: “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Runaway” and “ What’d I Say”, which are
98% identical to the midnight show versions. We used the career dialogue from
the August 24, 1969 dinner show. We don’t have this in multi-track quality and
therefore we decided to include a third disc with the original raw unrepaired
soundboard. As extra bonus, we used a very rare tape of a rehearsal from January
1969 at the American Sound Studios, where we can even hear a glimpse of Roy
The combination package “Elvis In Person & Back in Memphis” was the basic
concept, but we wanted more. During the first days of the comeback in Las Vegas
in 1969, special RCA presentation box sets were given away. These box sets are
very rare and expensive to get hold of. This was the perfect 1969 package idea
for this release.
- A 28 page full color /b&w photo folio with 28 photos of Elvis in the style of
1969 including rare or unpublished photos.
- A 32 page full color booklet with original articles,
- An interview with Elvis from 1969, co-workers and musicians about recording at
the American Sound Studios and performing in Las Vegas.
- Over 60+ photos of Elvis on stage (many from the same show), various are rare
- 15 incredible photos of The American Sound Studio with Elvis, again some are
rare or unpublished!!
- Previously unreleased versions.
- A rare studio rehearsal of January 1969.
- The unaltered raw audio of the August 24, 1969 M/S soundboard.
- The reproduction slipcase of the famous 1969 presentation box set.
- All recordings in excellent sound quality.
We hope you’ll agree we did our best to respect and honour the original artistic
ideas from 1969.