Here are the complete Deluxe Package and press-release for the "'68 Comeback Special" reissue which is due from BMG August 4,2008.
Elvis Presley Complete '68 Comeback Special
“The colonel wanted Elvis to wear a powder blue suit and sing carols to children…it turned out a whole lot different!” Steve Binder – Producer of The ’68 Comeback Special.
London - England. August 2008 will be a red letter month for fans of Elvis Presley. Amazingly it will be 40 years since the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll took to the stage in what became a milestone in televised musical performances and a career highlight, the infamous ’68 Comeback Special. To honour this very special occasion, Sony BMG Music Entertainment will release the ‘Complete ’68 Comeback Special’ 4 CD box set, featuring the whole story from the rehearsals to the finished show, out-takes and rarely-heard gems, packaged in both deluxe and standard versions.
During a career of invention and re-invention the ’68 Comeback Special is THE pivotal performance of Elvis’ career. He was back from the movie career that had kept him away from the live arena throughout most of the 60’s and what’s more he looked and sounded amazing.
This 4 disc box set will feature over 103 songs including “That’s All Right”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “One Night”, “Love Me” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”, all recorded at NBC’s Burbank Studios for a TV special which captured the ‘Guitar Man’ at his captivating best. Full track listings for all 4 Discs to follow.
- 4 CD Album Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition Available
- 40th Anniversary Celebrations
- Released August 4, 2008
Also released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment on August 4 2008, Elvis’s ’68 Comeback Special Deluxe Edition DVD; containing a treasure trove of footage from what was a remarkably intimate show. 40 years on since its original broadcast, Elvis has made another comeback!
- Title: Complete ’68 Comeback Special
- Artist: Elvis Presley
- Release Date: August 4 2008
- Format: 4 CD Box Set - Deluxe & Standard Editions
- Extras: 36 page booklet
- Each disc is housed in mini LP style wallets
- Deluxe Edition Only: CD sized box with text foil stamped lift off lid
- Catalogue No’s Standard: 88697332752
- Deluxe: 886973062
Source: BMG / Updated: Jun 9, 2008