Stream the 50th Anniversary Edition of Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special’ — Out Now

Stream the 50th Anniversary Edition of Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special’ — Out Now

Dec. 2 marks the 50th anniversary to the day that Elvis Presley‘s career-defining ’68 Comeback Special aired on NBC — and today, to mark the occasion just a couple days before the actual 50th anniversary, a special reissue of the live album was released.

From the official news release announcing the special edition:

Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) is the definitive chronicle of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performances ever televised: Elvis Presley at the peak of his powers. For the first time ever, all previously-released audio and newly-restored video from the taping of the special will be available in one package – including unused performances and studio outtakes that spotlight the real Elvis. The package contains an entire disc showcasing the legendary sessions for the special recorded with Elvis and the Wrecking Crew.

Pick up the deluxe box set edition at this link, and stream the set below, via Spotify:

In addition to the ’68 Comeback Special box set, a second release titled The King in the Ring will also be released highlighting the performance Presley and his backing band gave in the intimate “sit-down” sets from the TV special. Click here to purchase the 2-LP set.

These laid-back live performances were recorded in the round before a small audience and featured a powerful ensemble, including guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, both part of Elvis’ original classic backing band.

The track listing for the 2-LP The King in the Ring set:

Disc 1, Side A
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

Disc 1, Side B
1. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
2. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
3. Blue Christmas
4. Trying To Get To You
5. One Night
6. Baby What You Want Me To Do
7. One Night
8. Memories

Disc 2, Side C
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
Disc 2, Side D
1. Love Me
2. Trying To Get To You
3. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
4. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
5. Blue Christmas
6. Tiger Man
7. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
8. Memories

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