Elvis Presley – NBC-TV Special (Live) (1968/2015) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Elvis Presley – NBC-TV Special (Live) (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:39 minutes | 972 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RCA – Legacy

By 1968, Elvis Presley’s career appeared to be in irreversible decline, torpedoed by the innumerable inane films he had made throughout the previous decade. While Elvis had wiled away the ’60s playing characters named Lucky and Spike, artists like the Beatles and Bob Dylan had altered the pop music scene, making Elvis’ previous accomplishments appear quaint but outdated to most young record buyers. Searching for a vehicle to revitalize his career, Elvis and the Colonel decided on a 60-minute television special.

The show, quickly dubbed The Comeback Special, accomplished its goal in spades, reestablishing Presley’s artistic validity and preparing the public for a string of great singles that arrived early the following year. NBC-TV Special opens and closes huge, kicking off with Elvis sneering “If you’re looking for trouble, you’ve come to the right place” and ending with one of his most impassioned performances, “If I Can Dream.” In between, Presley reunites with original band members Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana on eight numbers, among them a blistering version of “One Night,” and blazes through several production numbers and medleys of his hits. NBC-TV Special documents a defining moment in Presley’s career, and is a must for any fan of the King.

01. Medley: Trouble / Guitar Man
02. Medley: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy / Baby, What You Want Me to Do / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender
03. Medley: Dialogue / Where Could I Go but to the Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved
04. Dialogue / Blue Christmas / One Night05:33
05. Memories
06. Medley: Nothingville / Big Boss Man / Guitar Man / Little Egypt / Trouble/Guitar Man
07. If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley, vocals
The Blossoms, backing vocals
Tommy Morgan, harmonica
Mike Deasy, electric guitar
Al Casey, electric guitar
Tommy Tedesco, electric guitar
Larry Knechtel, keyboards
Don Randi, piano
Charles Berghofer, double bass
Hal Blaine, drums
John Cyr, percussion
Elliot Franks, percussion
Frank DeVito, bongo
Billy Goldenberg, orchestra conductor