Elvis: '68 Comeback - Special Edition

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Elvis: '68 Comeback - Special Edition

Elvis: '68 Comeback - Special Edition

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Sony will celebrate Elvis Presley‘s ’68 Comeback Special will a seven-disc super deluxe edition box set, due to be issued at the end of November. Howe insisted on the possibility of a soundtrack album from which he would earn royalties as its producer. Binder planned to shoot the segment in the locker room to give the public a sense of how Presley's music was developed in an intimate setting, but Parker opposed this concept.

To reflect the new intended direction of Presley's career, Finkel recruited director Steve Binder, who had directed the concert film T. If you don’t see a personalisation section, you can always message the seller with your request too. It included a bordello scene that was originally approved by the censors but had been removed at the request of the Singer Corporation to avoid controversy. The special's first single to be released was "If I Can Dream" by RCA Victor (47–9670) in October 1968. This is a new DVD compilation, featuring 15 performances from the 'stand up' and 'sit down' shows filmed for the 1968 broadcast, plus 3 original studio recordings that represent songs that appear in the new special.Egged on by highly supportive audiences, Elvis' initial nervousness disappears within seconds as stellar versions of Blue Suede Shoes and Don't Be Cruel emerge among others. Dual triumphs in both the record charts and Nielsen ratings aside, the Peabody Award-winning special only grew in stature over the years, particularly after Presley's passing. but as this is regarded by many as Elvis at his peak, maybe the guy just didn't have any more to give.

Not that the material isn't great, but witnessing the amount of work that Presley and his cast go through (sometimes for edit pieces lasting no longer than :30s to :45s) is draining yet inspiring; you get a sense of how tight the Comeback unit was by many moments of applause following the end of a successful take along with abundant smiles and laughter.I. Show, Hullabaloo) has seen a different side of the performer during preparations for his debut television special: a driven, passionate artist anxious to emerge from a comfort cocoon and recapture his artistic integrity left behind a half-decade earlier. Having received a “meticulously remastered sound and picture” - according to the informative bundled booklet - I had high hopes that we would be seeing Elvis as sharply defined as never before. A single-disc edition was released in 2006 with the program expanded to 94 minutes by adding material from the outtakes to the original broadcast.

What this special points out is that this charismatic performer was at his best 10 years ago, but he hasn't lost his grip on the best music he had to offer then. The films were low-budget, formulaic comedies that were successful at the box office, while the resulting albums sold well. In his review for The New York Times, critic Robert Shelton wrote: "Parts of the hour program were unbelievably stagey, but other parts were believably effective and natural glimpses of one of the pop-culture phenomenons of the century at work where he works best, in music. In 1985, HBO broadcast the first sit-down session of the show under the title Elvis: One Night with You. Binder and Howe hired the production crew, repeating their collaboration with various people whom they had used for past specials.Producer Bob Finkel hired director Steve Binder, who, rather than creating a Christmas special, created a concert that would reflect the musical trends of the time and appeal to a younger audience. In the 1990s and 2000s, RCA issued more complete soundtrack recordings, including Memories in 1998, a 30th-anniversary release that was an expansion of the original album.



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