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All Shook Up


All Shook Up
4.3 / 5
Released: 2005/07/01 by FTD
This release contains Elvis' Las Vegas performance from August 26, 1969 (midnight show). From this show the laughing version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight" originates.

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With this outing from Elvis’ “comeback” in Vegas FTD brings us the third complete (?) show from 1969 (officially).

Cover Art

It’s the easiest task in the world to make a cover for an Elvis 1969 show… just put a picture of him during one of those shows on a piece of paper and you have a marvelous cover. No difference this time, and gladly they decorated the pictures in a tasteful way. The coverpicture was also used on "A Touch Of Platinum volume 2", but this time we get it full color.

Remarkable here is that the cover mentions Millie Kirkham, while Elvis doesn’t introduce her and Tunzi doesn’t mention her in his book either. But then again, Tunzi says Elvis did “What’d I Say” during the midnight show too, and why would Ernst & Co leave it out? Because the total time might exceed the maximum of the CD?


Of course the highlights of this midnight show from August 26 were already released: the famous laughing version of “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (Elvis Aron Presley and on single various times) and the live-rarities “Rubberneckin’” (exclusive false start) and “This Is The Story” on Collector’s Gold (for the completists: also “Baby What You Want Me To Do” and “Runaway” were on Collector’s Gold). Still it is fantastic to have those songs in their right setting, the complete performance.

The show starts with a frantic version of “Blue Suede Shoes”. The mix is very different from what we are used to. Gladly the rhythm section is very upfront, especially Larry Muhoberac on his piano, the unnecessary orchestra is not very audible, only during the crescendos at the end of the songs. This makes of “Baby What You Want Me To Do” probably the best version we have, but in general the whole show benefits from it.

The first thing in Elvis’ performance that appears is that “Are You Lonesome” is not alone in this show. Elvis is laughing nearly the complete show: in between songs, but also during songs. Although his laugh is very infectious, it is sometimes almost as if he drank too much before getting on stage… especially during the intro of “Hound Dog”. On the other hand it makes the show outstanding from the others, because next to a few song changes it is nearly identical to the other show, including the monologue and jokes.


All together this FTD outing is a very welcome one and shows what a party it must have been to attend an Elvis show in 1969.


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pasa-ryu wrote on June 02, 2005
looking foward to this one!-it semms to be the 'same' concert as the one released way back in 1991 on the amazing 3 cd box set "collectors gold"?..can anyone verify this?..it appears to be the same songs as the 3rd cd on collectors gold?..i'm sure its the same show!(august 26th 1969),i will certainly be buying 'all shook up' from 'now dig this' soon as its available just to instigate my theory.
Renan Augusto wrote on June 03, 2005
Where is "Inherit The Wind"??
Rating: 5 / 5
benny scott wrote on June 08, 2005
Hi RenanAugusto, " Iherit the wind " is from the Dinner Show of the same date. The FTD-Cd is the Midnight Show! But where is " What'd I say ". This song was performed during the Dinner and Midnight Show! Always Elvis, Musical greetings
Rating: 5 / 5
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on June 28, 2005
COLLECTORS GOLD.Jailhouse Rock and Inherit the Wind from August 26, 1969 DS. Baby, What You Want Me To Do, Runaway, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Rubberneckin,This is The Story from Aug 26, 1969 MS Jailhouse Rock and Inherit the Wind from August 26, 1969 DS. Surrender (1 line) from Aug 21, 1969 MS. My Babe DS Elvis Aron Presley ONELINER: Polk salad Annie, Elvis didn`t sung what I say
Rating: 5 / 5
JerryNodak wrote on July 07, 2005
I'm probably not going to buy this. To similar to Elvis At the International. I'm sure it will have all that damn talking between tracks. My review based on the similar Elvis/International: Elvis vocals 5 stars BG Vocals/singers 5 stars Band/Orchestra 5 stars Same old, same old '69 concert 4 stars Stage banter 2 stars Overall 2 and a half stars.
Rating: 5 / 5
Axeman517 wrote on July 07, 2005
Let's just hope the mix and fidelity are better than Collector's Gold! PS- Hey, I like Elvis' stage banter...
pasa-ryu wrote on July 08, 2005
gonna order my copy from 'now dig this' a.s.a.p. and loofoward to hearing the original show-undubbed and uncut. unlike the collectors gold cd, which was a mix of various vegas shows from 1969. giving the false impression it was a full concert.
lone cowboy wrote on July 23, 2005
i have this cd(all shook up) brilliant elvis best period 69 and 70 even the talk between songs is good probably my second best cd of elvis go buy it now you wont be dissapointed.
Rating: 5 / 5
pasa-ryu wrote on August 06, 2005
absolutley amazing! simply the best f.t.d. CD ever released, ever. it blew my mind how good it was,and the dialouge is so intresting and gets you to "know" elvis far better than previous concerts. i played it 10 times the first time i got it in the post(from 'now dig this') thanks to now dig this for sending it so quickly! this cd is so full of magic its unbeleivable, elvis seems so happy and engergetic, the audience were real blown-away. why this wasn't released officialy by rca in thre past-i don't know. i think its so good, it should ave been released as an official cd album in the record shops. just to show the public how good elvis really was 'live'. elvis is the best performer in history, this cd proves it!!
Axeman517 wrote on August 06, 2005
I can see why this show would NEVER be released officially...Elvis is just having too much fun. Can you imagine all the recation from the media about how high he must be to laugh through a show? Now, granted, you and I know he's not high (well, maybe a little, but he's not out of control), but it's not a cohesive enough show for the mainstream, I'd reckon. But screw the general public ;-) We're fans and we're the only ones who can TRULY apprecite a CD like this. I think it is one of the finest releases FTD has put out so far, a great high-energy show, Elvis is happy, and the mix, much to my surprise, is really good. Light years away from the "Collector's Gold" mixes! This one is definitely the highlight of the July releases for me.
FLY-TROUBLE! wrote on February 28, 2007
One of the best FTD's!
Rating: 5 / 5
ext_mnx wrote on April 06, 2007
Is excellent!!!!!
Rating: 5 / 5
1015elvis wrote on August 23, 2011
what'd i say was done that night
Rating: 5 / 5