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Elvis - '68 Comeback Special - 50th Anniversary Edition

Elvis Presley

CD/BLURAY  |  Rock  |  30 Nov 2018


Elvis - '68 Comeback Special - 50th Anniversary Edition | CD/BLURAY
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Elvis Presley Elvis - '68 Comeback Special - 50th Anniversary Edition CD/Blu-Ray/Book

 

 

 

5 CD / 2 Blu-Ray, 80-page book housed in hardshell slipcase.

’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) is the definitive chronicle of the now legendary NBC-TV show, Elvis. After years of making formulaic movies, Elvis was finally unleashed to perform live again on an intimate stage with his original sidemen, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana. Playing “That’s All Right”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and many of his great hits, the sheer rawness and excitement of the performances attracted unanimous critical acclaim. Greil Marcus in his book Mystery Train said, “If ever there was music that could bleed, this was it”.  1968 was a profound year for America. Martin Luther King had been assassinated, and while Elvis was making the special, Bobby Kennedy was shot. The closing song “If I Can Dream” encapsulates every emotion that Elvis and the entire production crew felt during the making of the special. NBC-TV’s Elvis is as raw and inspirational today as it was in 1968.

This 50th Anniversary Edition includes all the known audio recordings from RCA’s vault and all the videotaped performances are here for the first time on Blu-ray.

For millions of fans, including a young Bruce Springsteen, the Elvis ‘68 Comeback Special was a life-changing event.  “I remember I waited for weeks for the ’68 Special," Springsteen recollected recently. "I knew it was coming. I can remember exactly where our TV was set up in the dining room, the exact place I was sitting.  I mean, it’s one of those things that’s imprinted on my memory forever."
CAREER-DEFINING ’68 COMEBACK
7-Disc definitive box set chronicles the pivotal NBC-TV ’68 special called Elvis and takes you behind the scenes in audio and remastered 4:3 Blu-ray video

Contains ALL KNOWN recordings/rehearsals from the RCA vaults and from original NBC-TV videotapes

80-page book includes a new, oral history on the special, crafted from interviews with producer Steve Binder, recording engineer Bones Howe, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Priscilla Presley, Emmylou Harris, Scotty Moore conducted for Thom Zimny's 2018 documentary, "Elvis Presley: The Searcher.”  

The book also features rare photos and memorabilia and full recording data

Over 7.5 hours of footage across 2 newly mastered Blu-ray discs, overseen by Thom Zimny.
 

DETAILS

Title: Elvis - '68 Comeback Special - 50th Anniversary Edition

Format: CD/BLURAY

Release Date: 30 Nov 2018

Artist: Elvis Presley

Sku: 2404623

Catalogue No: 19075884022

Category: Rock

TRACKS

DISC 1

The Original Album

1. Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening)

2. Medley:

Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

Baby, What You Want Me To Do

Dialogue; Medley: Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up

Can't Help Falling In Love

Jailhouse Rock

Dialogue; Love Me Tender

3. Medley:

Dialogue; Where Could I Go But To The Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved

4. Medley:

Dialogue; Blue Christmas (5:34)

Dialogue; One Night

5. Memories

6. Medley:

Nothingville / Dialogue; Big Boss Man / Guitar Man / Little Egypt / Trouble / Guitar Man

7. If I Can Dream

Bonus Cuts

8. It Hurts Me (splice/edit of part 1 – take 7, part 2 – take 7 & part 1 – take 6)

9. Let Yourself Go (splice/edit of part 1 – take 1 & part 2 – take 2)

10. Memories

11. If I Can Dream

DISC 2

First "Sit Down" show

1. That's All Right

2. Heartbreak Hotel

3. Love Me

4. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

5. Blue Suede Shoes

6. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

7. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

8. Are You Lonesome Tonight?

9. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

10. Blue Christmas

11. Trying To Get To You

12. One Night

13. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

14. One Night

15. Memories

First "Stand Up" show

16. Heartbreak Hotel

17. Hound Dog

18. All Shook Up

19. Can't Help Falling In Love

20. Jailhouse Rock

21. Don't Be Cruel

22. Blue Suede Shoes

23. Love Me Tender

24. Trouble

25. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

26. If I Can Dream

DISC 3

Second "Sit Down" show

1. Heartbreak Hotel

2. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

3. Introductions

4. That's All Right

5. Are You Lonesome Tonight?

6. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

7. Blue Suede Shoes

8. One Night

9. Love Me

10. Trying To Get To You

11. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

12. Santa Claus Is Back In Town

13. Blue Christmas

14. Tiger Man

15. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

16. Memories

Second "Stand Up" show

17. Heartbreak Hotel

18. Hound Dog

19. All Shook Up

20. Can't Help Falling In Love

21. Jailhouse Rock

22. Don't Be Cruel

23. Blue Suede Shoes

24. Love Me Tender

25. Trouble/Guitar Man

26. Trouble/Guitar Man

27. If I Can Dream

DISC 4

First rehearsal

1. I Got A Woman

2. Blue Moon / Young Love / Oh, Happy Day

3. When It Rains It Really Pours

4. Blue Christmas

5. Are You Lonesome Tonight? / That's My Desire

6. That's When Your Heartaches Begin

7. Peter Gunn Theme

8. Love Me

9. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

10. Blue Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town

Second rehearsal

11. Danny Boy

12. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

13. Love Me

14. Tiger Man

15. Santa Claus Is Back In Town

16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

17. One Night

18. Blue Christmas

19. Baby, What You Want Me To Do

20. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

21. Blue Moon Of Kentucky

DISC 5

The Wrecking Crew Sessions

1. Nothingville (Guitar Man's Evil #1) - takes 5 & 6

2. Guitar Man (Guitar Man's Evil #1) - take 2

3. Let Yourself Go, part 1 (Guitar Man's Evil #2) - take 5 & 7/M

4. Let Yourself Go, part 2 (Guitar Man's Evil #3) - take 7/M

5. Guitar Man (Escape #1, fast) - takes 1, 2 & 5

6. Big Boss Man (Escape #3) - take 2

7. It Hurts Me, part 1 (Escape #4) - take 5

8. It Hurts Me, part 2 (After Karate #1) - take 3

9. Guitar Man (After Karate #2) - take 1

10. Little Egypt (After Karate #2) - take 6

11. Trouble / Guitar Man (After Karate #3) - take 2

12. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But To The Lord (Gospel #1) - rehearsal & take 1 (5:23)

13. Up Above My Head / Saved (Gospel #2) - takes 4 & 7

14. Saved (Gospel #3) - takes 2 & 4

15. Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening) - takes 6 & 7

16. If I Can Dream - take 1

17. If I Can Dream - takes 2, 3 & 4

18. Memories - takes 3 & 4/vocal overdub #1

19. Let Yourself Go (closing instrumental)

DISC 6

Blu-ray Disc 1:

Elvis NBC TV Special originally broadcast on December 3, 1968

Black Leather Sit-Down Show #1 - June 27, 1968

Black Leather Sit-Down Show #2 - June 27, 1968

Black Leather Stand-Up Show #1 - June 29, 1968

Black Leather Stand-Up Show #2 - June 29, 196

DISC 7

Blu-ray Disc 2:

Trouble/Guitar Man TV Show Opener - June 30, 1968 - All Takes and Raw Components

If I Can Dream TV Show Closer - June 30, 1968 - All Takes

Huh-Huh-Huh Promo - June 30, 1968

Elvis Closing Credits Without Credit Roll - June 30, 1968

If I Can Dream Special Music Video 2004 - June 30, 1968

Gospel Production Number - All Takes and Raw Components

Guitar Man Production Number - All Takes and Raw Components

Blu-ray Special Feature Re-Cut