'68 Comeback Radio Special
|Title:||The Elvis Presley '68 Comeback Special (54:00 version)|
|Catalog Number:||Sony BMG / none|
0:00 -- 1:00 Billboard
In: "Welcome to The Elvis Presley '68 Comeback Radio Special. I'm Laura Cantrell."
Out: "I'm Laura Cantrell, and you're listening to The Elvis Presley '68 Comeback Radio Special."
1:00 -- 16:00 Segment 1
16:00 -- 17:00 Break 1 with music bed
17:00 -- 36:00 Segment
36:00 -- 37:00 Break 2 with music bed
37:00 -- 54:00
Released for airplay in radio stations. Broadcast window begins August 1, 2008.
NBC's December 1968 broadcast of "Elvis" was a huge success for the network that helped relaunch Elvis's career as the King of Rock & Roll. TV Guide recently named it as one of the "Most Memorable Moments in Television History," but the legend of the "68 Comeback Special" is as much about what people didn't see that night.
THE 68 COMEBACK RADIO SPECIAL takes your listeners beyond the original one-hour broadcast and inside the extensive archive of unedited live shows, backstage rehearsals long praised by fans and collectors. For his first concerts in seven years, the King turned in some of the most raw, captivating performances he ever set to tape. These include the leather-suited unplugged sessions with Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana, backstage rehearsal sessions, and more rarely heard recordings.
Emmy-winning director Steve Binder, guitarist Scotty Moore, and audience members discuss these performances, what they meant to everyone at the time and why they are still revered today. We also hear from Elvis, himself, through comments recorded throughout the footage.
The special produced Joyride Media and hosted by singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell - same team behung the acclaimed 2007 Elvis Specials THE EARLY YEARS, VIVA LAS VEGAS and HE TOUCED ME: ELVIS GOSPEL MUSIC.
|Extra Notes:||This title was also released as a 59 min. version.|