On Vinyl: Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Recorded in 1969 in Las Vegas, a Classic

In recent weeks, we have shared our thoughts on Tom Jones [see here] and Diana Ross’s [see here] live concert vinyl records. Those recordings took place here, in Las Vegas.

This week as promised, we share our thoughts on Elvis in Person at the International Hotel. Performed by The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley, it is arguably the gold standard for live performances in Las Vegas, available on vinyl.

The International Hotel currently lives on in Las Vegas as the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. For a long time, it was known as the Las Vegas Hilton. It has operated under other banners along the way. The hotel opened in 1969. At one time, it was the largest hotel in the world.

In Las Vegas entertainment history, you could make the case that Elvis Presley’s seven year run, from 1969 to 1976, at the International ranks as one of the most important residences in the town’s history. It sold out over 600 consecutive shows.

The live Elvis performance on vinyl was recorded in 1969. The final album includes songs from a variety of nights at the hotel and casino.

Hearing Elvis Presley live in concert in vinyl will make you feel like you are reliving the event at the International Hotel and Casino. The King enjoys talking with the audience and sharing stories in between songs.

The opening performances on side one of the album, of Blue Suede Shoes and All Shook Up, are classic performances by Mr. Presley.

The more than seven-minute performance of Suspicious Minds shows off Elvis’s ability to keep an audience engaged and entertained.

The record closes with a feel good performance of Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis where he dedicates the song to his crowd and calls them a, “Beautiful audience.”

More recently, a CD was also made of this concert. The vinyl record will cost you around $15. It is well worth it. This is a classic Elvis Presley concert.