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ELVIS PRESLEY

Elvis: '68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) (Limited Deluxe Pack)

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19075884022
SKU:
345993
PLU: 190758840222

Limited Deluxe Pack!

'68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) is the definitive chronicle of the now legendary NBC-TV show, Elvis.

Limited Deluxe Pack!

'68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) is the definitive chronicle of the now legendary NBC-TV show, Elvis.

Format - 5CD + 2BLU-RAY + BOOK
Genre - Pop & Rock
Release Date - 30/11/18
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Limited Deluxe Pack!

'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!

Features:

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.

CD1: ELVIS (NBC-TV Special) original album and outtakes
CD2: First "sit-down" and "stand-up" shows – June 27 and 29, 1968
CD3: Second "sit-down" and "stand-up" shows – June 27 and 29, 1968
CD4: First and second rehearsals in Elvis' dressing room – June 24 and 25, 1968
CD5: The Wrecking Crew Sessions: studio outtakes from the special – June 20-23, 1968
Blu-Ray 1-2: Original and extended cuts of television special, complete "sit-down" and "stand-up" shows and outtakes

Musicians:

Vocal & guitar Elvis Presley
 
June 20-23 & 29
The Wrecking Crew:
Guitar: Tommy Tedesco
Guitar: Mike Deasy
Guitar: Al Casey
Bass & keyboards: Larry Knechtel
Bass: Charles Berghofer
Piano: Don Randi
Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussion: John Cyr
Percussion: Elliot Franks
Bongos: Frank DeVito
Harmonica: Tommy Morgan
The NBC Orchestra conducted by Billy Goldenberg
 
June 20-23
Vocals: The Blossoms: Darlene Love, Fanita James, Jean King
Vocals: Julie Rinker, B. J. Baker, Frank Howren, Bill Lee, Gene Merlino, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Brown,
Joe Eich, Elaine Black, Dean Parker, Jack Gruberman, Sally Stevens, Jackie Ward, Ronald Hicklin, Tom
Bahler, Mitch Gordon
 
June 24 & 25
Guitar: Elvis Presley
Guitar: Scotty Moore
Percussion: D. J. Fontana
And friends
 
June 27
Guitar: Elvis Presley
Guitar: Scotty Moore
Guitar & Vocals: Charlie Hodge
Guitar case used as Drums: D. J. Fontana
Percussion: Alan Fortas
Tambourine: Lance Legault

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistELVIS PRESLEY
LabelLegacy / Sony
Music GenreRock
Music Genre PrimaryPop & Rock
Music Genre Secondary50s & 60s

CD - 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 / Dialogue; One Night
  • 5. Memories
  • 6. Medley: Nothingville / Dialogue; Big Boss Man / Guitar Man / Little Egypt / Trouble / Guitar Man
  • 7. If I Can Dream
  • 8. It Hurts Me (splice/edit of part 1 take 7, part 2 take 7 & part 1 take 6) (Bonus Cut)
  • 9. Let Yourself Go (splice/edit of part 1 take 1 & part 2 take 2) (Bonus Cut)
  • 10. Memories (Bonus Cut)
  • 11. If I Can Dream (Bonus Cut)

CD - FIRST "SIT DOWN" SHOW / FIRST "STAND UP" SHOW

  • 1. First "Sit Down" Show: That's All Right
  • 2. First "Sit Down" Show: Heartbreak Hotel
  • 3. First "Sit Down" Show: Love Me
  • 4. First "Sit Down" Show: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 5. First "Sit Down" Show: Blue Suede Shoes
  • 6. First "Sit Down" Show: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 7. First "Sit Down" Show: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  • 8. First "Sit Down" Show: Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  • 9. First "Sit Down" Show: When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • 10. First "Sit Down" Show: Blue Christmas
  • 11. First "Sit Down" Show: Trying To Get To You
  • 12. First "Sit Down" Show: One Night
  • 13. First "Sit Down" Show: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 14. First "Sit Down" Show: One Night
  • 15. First "Sit Down" Show: Memories
  • 16. First "Stand Up" Show: Heartbreak Hotel
  • 17. First "Stand Up" Show: Hound Dog
  • 18. First "Stand Up" Show: All Shook Up
  • 19. First "Stand Up" Show: Can't Help Falling In Love
  • 20. First "Stand Up" Show: Jailhouse Rock
  • 21. First "Stand Up" Show: Don't Be Cruel
  • 22. First "Stand Up" Show: Blue Suede Shoes
  • 23. First "Stand Up" Show: Love Me Tender
  • 24. First "Stand Up" Show: Trouble
  • 25. First "Stand Up" Show: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 26. First "Stand Up" Show: If I Can Dream

CD - SECOND "SIT DOWN" SHOW / SECOND "STAND UP" SHOW

  • 1. Second "Sit Down" Show: Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2. Second "Sit Down" Show: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 3. Second "Sit Down" Show: Introductions
  • 4. Second "Sit Down" Show: That's All Right
  • 5. Second "Sit Down" Show: Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  • 6. Second "Sit Down" Show: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 7. Second "Sit Down" Show: Blue Suede Shoes
  • 8. Second "Sit Down" Show: One Night
  • 9. Second "Sit Down" Show: Love Me
  • 10. Second "Sit Down" Show: Trying To Get To You
  • 11. Second "Sit Down" Show: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  • 12. Second "Sit Down" Show: Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  • 13. Second "Sit Down" Show: Blue Christmas
  • 14. Second "Sit Down" Show: Tiger Man
  • 15. Second "Sit Down" Show: When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • 16. Second "Sit Down" Show: Memories
  • 17. Second "Stand Up" Show: Heartbreak Hotel
  • 18. Second "Stand Up" Show: Hound Dog
  • 19. Second "Stand Up" Show: All Shook Up
  • 20. Second "Stand Up" Show: Can't Help Falling In Love
  • 21. Second "Stand Up" Show: Jailhouse Rock
  • 22. Second "Stand Up" Show: Don't Be Cruel
  • 23. Second "Stand Up" Show: Blue Suede Shoes
  • 24. Second "Stand Up" Show: Love Me Tender
  • 25. Second "Stand Up" Show: Trouble/Guitar Man
  • 26. Second "Stand Up" Show: Trouble/Guitar Man
  • 27. Second "Stand Up" Show: If I Can Dream

CD - FIRST REHEARSAL / SECOND REHEARSAL

  • 1. First Rehearsal: I Got A Woman
  • 2. First Rehearsal: Blue Moon / Young Love / Oh, Happy Day
  • 3. First Rehearsal: When It Rains It Really Pours
  • 4. First Rehearsal: Blue Christmas
  • 5. First Rehearsal: Are You Lonesome Tonight? / That's My Desire
  • 6. First Rehearsal: That's When Your Heartaches Begin
  • 7. First Rehearsal: Peter Gunn Theme
  • 8. First Rehearsal: Love Me
  • 9. First Rehearsal: When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • 10. First Rehearsal: Blue Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  • 11. Second Rehearsal: Danny Boy
  • 12. Second Rehearsal: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 13. Second Rehearsal: Love Me
  • 14. Second Rehearsal: Tiger Man
  • 15. Second Rehearsal: Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  • 16. Second Rehearsal: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  • 17. Second Rehearsal: One Night
  • 18. Second Rehearsal: Blue Christmas
  • 19. Second Rehearsal: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  • 20. Second Rehearsal: When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • 21. Second Rehearsal: Blue Moon Of Kentucky

CD - 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
  • 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)

BLU-RAY

  • 1. Elvis NBC TV Special originally broadcast on December 3, 1968
  • 2. Black Leather Sit-Down Show #1 - June 27, 1968
  • 3. Black Leather Sit-Down Show #2 - June 27, 1968
  • 4. Black Leather Stand-Up Show #1 - June 29, 1968
  • 5. Black Leather Stand-Up Show #2 - June 29, 1968
  • 1. Trouble/Guitar Man TV Show Opener - June 30, 1968 - All Takes and Raw Components
  • 2. If I Can Dream TV Show Closer - June 30, 1968 - All Takes
  • 3. Huh-Huh-Huh Promo - June 30, 1968
  • 4. Elvis Closing Credits Without Credit Roll - June 30, 1968
  • 5. If I Can Dream Special Music Video 2004 - June 30, 1968
  • 6. Gospel Production Number - All Takes and Raw Components
  • 7. Guitar Man Production Number - All Takes and Raw Components
  • 8. Blu-ray Special Feature Re-Cut
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