October 10 - Details 50th Anniversary Release Comeback Special


Here are the details for the upcoming 50th Anniversary 5 CD / 2 Blu-ray Edition  of the the "'68 Comeback Special" which is due November 30, 2018. 

This definitive box-set chronicles the pivotal NBC-TV special that helped Elvis Presley reclaim the title of "The King Of Rock and Roll". 

The original special included spirited "sit-down" performances with Elvis and original band members Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana plus then-new material, including the classic "If I Can Dream".

The 5CD/2Blu-Ray box set offers all previously released audiovisual material from the special including rare outtakes, plus deluxe book with rare photos and a newly-compiled oral history of the making of the program

Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)

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
BD1-2: Original and extended cuts of television special, complete "sit-down" and "stand-up" shows and outtakes

ELVIS PRESLEY – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)
CD 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 

CD 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 

CD 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 

CD 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 

CD 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) 

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, 1968

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

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

(Source: Elvis World Japan / Graceland)

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