Elvis - '68 Comeback Special (1968)

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Damn, this guy won't die. He came back stronger than ever in this TV special. Watch it here on youtube.com. Fabulous star that never knew he was the biggest contradiction living. Celebrity and non-star at the same time. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5n-N1Z16E8D0EJsRyyjSUPKMjLX1Nn7UuvT9ivH7Wh1h05yF8kw[/img] The live segments of the '68 Comeback Special in particular gave the audience more than a glimpse of Presley's charismatic and emotionally charged performing style that won him his first fans in the 1950s. See it love it buy into it. A small sample of the energy is this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tthEpLS69fo SEE the entire television broadcast here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkE6c--mvZc&feature=endscreen&NR=1 The informal setting is just right for Elvis. He adlibs all the time. His cast includes his lifelong supporting buds on stage. This is Elvis as we never saw him, off stage and human. If you don't see this, you ain't livin'. [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRBuRZ6qc9NgX4vJZKGPjNXskkZw55TqcCkvW5gYN7wyBk5HVfwEA[/img] NOTES: 1 Elvis, starring Elvis Presley, is a 1968 United States television special. Sponsored by The Singer Sewing Machine Company, it aired on December 3, 1968 on the NBC television network. The special is commonly referred to as the '68 Comeback Special, .... 2 Presley's informal jamming in front of a small audience in the '68 Comeback Special is regarded as a forerunner of the so-called 'Unplugged' concept, later popularized by MTV. 3 Despite huge success in both his music and acting careers following his release from the army in 1960, Presley's career had declined steadily in the years leading up to 1968. The music scene had changed dramatically since his last U.S. #1 single in 1962, and Presley was in no doubt that bands such as the Beatles, and the British Invasion in general, were leading "the swinging sixties". [img]http://www.elvis.com/news/images/Image/68specialmain_9_2_11.jpg[/img] Acclaim: The edited broadcast of December 3 - combining the big, choreographed numbers, lavish sets and some of the informal live sessions - was an enormous success. The show was the highest-rated television special of the year. According to Binder, it was probably the first one-man TV special to appear on commercial American television. Complete '68 Comeback Special On August 5, 2008, Legacy released a 4-CD compilation of the complete recording sessions for the special. The tracklisting is here: [img]http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/2//67/152/67152458_1290889265_RocknRoll_1flv_20101127_210429.jpg[/img] Disc one Medley: Trouble/Guitar Man Medley: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy/Baby, What You Want Me To Do/Heartbreak Hotel/Hound Dog/All Shook Up/C... Medley: Where Could I Go But To the Lord/Up Above My Head/Saved Medley: Blue Christmas/One Night Memories Medley: Nothingville/Big Boss Man/Guitar Man/Little Egypt/Trouble/Guitar Man If I Can Dream It Hurts Me Let Yourself Go Little Less Conversation Memories If I Can Dream Disc two Introductions That's All Right Heartbreak Hotel Love Me Baby, What You Want Me To Do Blue Suede Shoes Baby, What You Want Me To Do Lawdy Miss Clawdy Are You Lonesome Tonight? When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again Blue Christmas Trying To Get To You One Night Baby, What You Want Me To Do One Night Memories Heartbreak Hotel Hound Dog All Shook Up Can't Help Falling In Love Jailhouse Rock Don't Be Cruel Blue Suede Shoes Love Me Tender Trouble Baby, What You Want Me To Do If I Can Dream Disc three Heartbreak Hotel Baby, What You Want Me To Do Introductions That's All Right Are You Lonesome Tonight? Baby, What You Want Me To Do Blue Suede Shoes One Night Love Me Trying To Get To You Lawdy, Miss Clawdy Santa Claus is Back In Town Blue Christmas Tiger Man When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again Memories Heartbreak Hotel Hound Dog All Shook Up Can't Help Falling In Love Jailhouse Rock Don't Be Cruel Blue Suede Shoes Love Me Tender Medley: Trouble/Guitar Man Medley: Trouble/Guitar Man If I Can Dream Disc four I Got a Woman Medley: Blue Moon/Young Love/Oh, Happy Day When It Rains It Really Pours Blue Christmas Medley: Are You Lonesome Tonight?/That's My Desire That's When Your Heartaches Begin Peter Gunn Theme Love Me When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again Medley: Blue Christmas/Santa Claus is Back In Town Danny Boy Baby, What You Want Me To Do Love Me Tiger Man Santa Claus is Back In Town Lawdy, Miss Clawdy One Night Blue Christmas Baby, What You Want Me To Do When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again Blue Moon of Kentucky CREW: Directed by Steve Binder Produced by Steve Binder Bones Howe Written by Chris Bearde Allen Blye Starring Elvis Presley Editing by Wayne Kenworthy Armond Poitras Studio Binder/Howe Productions Distributed by NBC (TV Special) Sony BMG (DVD releases) Release date(s) December 3, 1968 (United States) Running time 76 minutes Language English

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