Live in Las Vegas (Elvis Presley album)

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Live in Las Vegas
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Box set by Elvis Presley
Released July 10, 2001
Recorded 1956, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975
Genre Rock and roll
Length 4:29:34
Label RCA Records
Elvis Presley chronology
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Live in Las Vegas is a four-disc box set by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released in July 2001 on RCA Records, catalogue 07863 69354-2. It comprises live recordings from shows given by Presley in Las Vegas through every decade of his career.

Content[edit]

Disc one comprises a complete show from August 24, 1969, and disc two a complete show from August 11, 1970. Discs three and four present recordings from shows over a time span from 1956 through 1975, not in chronological order.

In his review of the album, music critic Lindsay Planer stated:

A vibrant and overwhelmingly energetic Presley is the focus of the first two discs - containing complete performances from August 24, 1969, and August 11, 1970, respectively. As one may well anticipate, the sets feature a healthy sampling of Presley's voluminous back catalogue. "Hound Dog", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Love Me Tender", and "I Got a Woman" are given a workout during each performance. As were the more current hits such as "Suspicious Minds", "In the Ghetto", and "Can't Help Falling in Love". Presley's knack for inimitable remakes is also displayed as he gains inspiration from concurrent chart-toppers such as "Hey Jude", "Bridge over Troubled Water", and "Polk Salad Annie". Unlike the first two discs, the final pair do not contain complete performances and likewise are not presented chronologically. For the sake of contrast, the four song mini-set documenting the final performance of Presley's first Vegas stand on May 6, 1956, begins disc four. What remains consistent - in both the brief 1956 set as well as on the remainder of the mid-'70s recordings - is Presley's impeccable taste in cover material.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one - August 24, 1969
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blue Suede Shoes"Carl Perkins2:37
2."I Got A Woman"Ray Charles, Renald Richard2:55
3."All Shook Up"Otis Blackwell1:49
4."Elvis welcomes the audience"1:48
5."Love Me Tender"Vera Matson2:37
6."Jailhouse Rock" / "Don't Be Cruel" (medley)Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller / Otis Blackwell2:37
7."Heartbreak Hotel"Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden2:01
8."Hound Dog"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller3:22
9."I Can't Stop Loving You"Don Gibson2:42
10."Johnny B. Goode"Chuck Berry3:15
11."Baby What You Want Me to Do"Jimmy Reed2:37
12."Runaway"Max Crook, Del Shannon2:16
13."Are You Lonesome Tonight?"Lou Handman, Roy Turk3:03
14."Yesterday" / "Hey Jude" (medley)John Lennon, Paul McCartney4:06
15."Introductions"2:34
16."In the Ghetto"Mac Davis2:47
17."Suspicious Minds"Mark James6:32
18."What'd I Say"Ray Charles3:47
19."Can't Help Falling in Love"Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss2:08
20."Elvis talks about his career"6:41
Total length:1:02:14
Disc two - August 11, 1970
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."That's All Right"Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup2:47
2."I Got A Woman"Ray Charles, Renald Richard2:34
3."Hound Dog"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller3:59
4."Love Me Tender"Vera Matson2:56
5."There Goes My Everything"Dallas Frazier3:56
6."Just Pretend"Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett4:18
7."Just Can't Help Believin'"Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil4:53
8."Something"George Harrison3:38
9."Men with Broken Hearts"Hank Williams0:40
10."Walk A Mile In My Shoes"Joe South2:12
11."You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil5:32
12."Polk Salad Annie"Tony Joe White5:10
13."One Night"Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, Anita Steiman2:00
14."Don't Be Cruel"Otis Blackwell1:34
15."Love Me"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller1:56
16."Instrumental vamp"0:58
17."Heartbreak Hotel"Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden2:19
18."Introductions"2:25
19."Bridge Over Troubled Water"Paul Simon4:14
20."Suspicious Minds"Mark James6:05
21."Can't Help Falling In Love"Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss2:07
22."When the Snow Is on the Roses"Ernst Bader, Larry Kusik, Eddie Snyder1:27
Total length:1:07:40
Disc three
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."See See Rider"TraditionalFebruary 18, 19702:33
2."Release Me"Eddie Miller, Robert YountFebruary 18, 19703:09
3."Sweet Caroline"Neil DiamondFebruary 16, 19702:51
4."The Wonder of You"Baker KnightFebruary 18, 19702:35
5."Polk Salad Annie"Tony Joe WhiteFebruary 18, 19704:42
6."Proud Mary"John FogertyFebruary 16, 19702:46
7."Walk A Mile In My Shoes"Joe SouthFebruary 19, 19702:49
8."In the Ghetto"Mac DavisFebruary 19, 19702:45
9."Let It Be Me"Gilbert Bécaud, Manny Curtis, Pierre DelanoëFebruary 17, 19703:23
10."Don't Cry Daddy"Mac DavisFebruary 17, 19702:59
11."Kentucky Rain"Dick Heard, Eddie RabbittFebruary 17, 19703:53
12."Long Tall Sally"Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard PennimanFebruary 18, 19701:26
13."I Can't Stop Loving You"Don GibsonFebruary 19, 19702:21
14."Suspicious Minds"Mark JamesFebruary 19, 19705:04
15."Never Been to Spain"Hoyt AxtonFebruary 16, 19723:28
16."You Gave Me A Mountain"Marty RobbinsFebruary 16, 19723:15
17."It's Impossible"Armando Manzanero, Sid WayneFebruary 16, 19722:52
18."It's Over"Jimmie RodgersFebruary 17, 19722:20
19."Hound Dog"Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerFebruary 14, 19721:06
20."Little Sister" / "Get Back" (medley)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman / John Lennon, Paul McCartneyFebruary 14, 19721:54
21."A Big Hunk o' Love"Aaron Schroeder, Sidney WycheFebruary 16, 19722:02
22."The Impossible Dream"Joe Darion, Mitch LeighFebruary 16, 19722:29
23."An American Trilogy"arranged by Mickey NewburyFebruary 16, 19724:31
Total length:1:07:13
Disc four
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Heartbreak Hotel"Mae Boren Axton, Tommy DurdenMay 6, 19563:02
2."Long Tall Sally"Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard PennimanMay 6, 19564:02
3."Blue Suede Shoes"Carl PerkinsMay 6, 19563:32
4."Money Honey"Jesse StoneMay 6, 19562:49
5."Promised Land"Chuck BerryAugust 19, 19742:43
6."It’s Midnight"Jerry Chesnut, Billy Edd WheelerAugust 21, 19742:54
7."If You Talk in Your Sleep"Johnny Christopher, Red WestAugust 21, 19743:04
8."I'm Leavin'"Sonny Charles, Michael JarrettAugust 21, 19743:05
9."Why Me Lord"Kris KristoffersonAugust 21, 19743:00
10."Help Me"Larry Gatlin, Elvis PresleyAugust 22, 19742:26
11."Softly As I Leave You"Giorgio Calabrese, Tony de Vita, Hal ShaperAugust 21, 19742:30
12."My Baby Left Me"Arthur "Big Boy" CrudupAugust 19, 19743:10
13."It's Now or Never"Eduardo DeCapua, Wally Gold, Aaron SchroederAugust 27, 19742:30
14."Hawaiian Wedding Song"Al Hoffman, Charles E. King, Dick ManningAugust 21, 19741:59
15."Tryin' to Get to You"Rose Marie McCoy, Charles SingletonAugust 20, 19741:55
16."Green Green Grass of Home"Curly PutmanMarch 22, 19753:30
17."You're the Reason I'm Living"Bobby DarinMarch 22, 19752:40
18."Big Boss Man"Luther Dixon, Al SmithMarch 30, 19752:30
19."Burning Love"Dennis LindeMarch 30, 19752:42
20."My Boy"Jean-Pierre Bourtayre, Claude François, Phil Coulter, Bill MartinMarch 30, 19754:40
21."And I Love You So"Don McLeanDecember 6, 19753:24
22."Just Pretend"Guy Fletcher, Doug FlettDecember 6, 19753:44
23."How Great Thou Art"Stuart K. HineDecember 6, 19754:24
24."America the Beautiful"Katherine Lee Bates, Samuel A. WardDecember 6, 19752:12
Total length:1:12:27

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Dutch Top 100 Albums[2] 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Review of Live in Las Vegas at AllMusic. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Dutch Charts - Live in Las Vegas

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