Elvis Presley

Complete '68 Comeback Special: 50th Anniversary Edition

(Digital Download - Legacy / RCA #)

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Elvis Presley's 1968 special for NBC TV is one of the most storied events in rock & roll history. The legend of how the December 1968 special revitalized Presley's career -- how it announced to the public at large that Elvis was no longer wasting his time on silly Hollywood movies -- has often been told, including with lavish reissues on the special's 30th Anniversary (Memories: The '68 Comeback Special) and its 40th Anniversary (The Complete '68 Comeback Special). '68 Comeback Special: 50th Anniversary is the third of these lavish sets and it’s the most complete of them all, containing all known recordings and rehearsals over the course of five discs, along with the special and other video footage on two Blu-Rays. Since RCA has returned to this well several times before, this box doesn't provide any revelations -- Presley's passion and professionalism on the finished special remain a wonder, and it remains a delight to hear him joke around with his band and audience behind the scenes -- yet there's no denying this package is the best presentation of this seminal and powerful moment of rock & roll history.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:00
2
2:54
3
3:12
4
5:44
5
2:20
6
4:02
7
3:02
8
2:51
9
0:39
10
2:36
11
2:49
12
3:56
13
5:10
14
2:37
15
3:23
16
1:26
17
0:46
18
1:57
19
2:18
20
1:59
21
1:42
22
2:33
23
4:17
24
3:01
25
3:05
26
3:16

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:11
2
3:27
3
2:16
4
3:07
5
3:59
6
3:24
7
2:26
8
3:19
9
4:14
10
3:04
11
2:57
12
1:17
13
4:02
14
3:11
15
1:17
16
3:12
17
1:23
18
0:46
19
1:36
20
2:25
21
2:00
22
1:37
23
2:46
24
3:31
25
5:10
26
2:29
27
3:20
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