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NBC TV Special

April 18, 2016 | Music

FTD will release the NBC TV Special in their classic album series.

Tracklisting

DISC 1

ORIGINAL ALBUM

01 Trouble / Guitar Man (3:28) June 22 & 30, 1968
02 Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (14:45) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
Baby, What You Want Me To Do - June 27, 1968. 6 PM show
Dialogue; Medley: Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up - June 29, 1968. 6 PM show
Can’t Help Falling In Love - June 29, 1968. 6 PM show
Jailhouse Rock - June 29, 1968. 8 PM show
Dialogue; Love Me Tender - June 29, 1968. 8 PM show
03 Dialogue; Where Could I Go But To The Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved (7:35) - June 21 & 22, 1968
04 Dialogue; Blue Christmas (5:34) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
Dialogue; One Night - June 27, 1968. 6 PM show
05 Memories (3:20) - June 23, 1968
06 Medley: Nothingville / Dialogue; Big Boss Man / Guitar Man / Little Egypt / Trouble / Guitar Man (6:44) - June 20, 21 & 30, 1968
07 If I Can Dream (3:26) - June 23, 1968

BONUS CUTS

08 It Hurts Me (splice/edit of part 1 – take 7, part 2 – take 7 & part 1 – take 6) (2:33) - June 20 & 21, 1968
09 Let Yourself Go (splice/edit of part 1 – take 1 & part 2 – take 2) (2:38) - June 20, 1968
10 Memories (stereo master) (3:09) - June 23, 1968
11 If I Can Dream (stereo master) (3:13) - June 23, 1968
12 That’s All Right (3:10) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
13 Love Me (2:38) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
14 Baby, What You Want Me To Do (1:48) - June 27, 1968. 6 PM show
15 Are You Lonesome Tonight? (3:38) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
16 Blue Suede Shoes (1:45) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
17 Trying To Get To You (3:00) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
18 Tiger Man (2:44) - June 27, 1968. 8 PM show
19 Let Yourself Go (closing instrumental) (1:09) - June 23, 1968

DISC 2

THE WRECKING CREW SESSIONS

ROAD MEDLEY OUTTAKES – June 20-21, 1968:

01 Nothingville (Guitar Man's Evil #1) - take 1* (1:16)
02 Nothingville (Guitar Man's Evil #1) - takes 5 & 6 (2:15)
03 Guitar Man (Guitar Man's Evil #1) - take 10/M (1:02)
04 Let Yourself Go, part 1 (Guitar Man's Evil #2) - takes 5 & 6 (2:40)
05 Let Yourself Go, part 1 (Guitar Man's Evil #2) - take 7/M (2:17)
06 Let Yourself Go, part 2 (Guitar Man's Evil #3) - take 6 (1:32)
07 Let Yourself Go, part 2 (Guitar Man's Evil #3) - take 7/M (1:35)
08 Guitar Man (Escape #1, fast) - takes 1, 2 & 5 (2:48)
09 Guitar Man (Escape #1, remake) - takes 6 & 7/M (1:27)
10 Big Boss Man (Escape #3) - take 1* (1:17)
11 Big Boss Man (Escape #3) - take 2 (1:40)
12 It Hurts Me, part 1 (Escape #4) - take 1* (1:48)
13 It Hurts Me, part 1 (Escape #4) - take 5 (1:58)
14 It Hurts Me, part 2 (After Karate #1) - take 3 (1:08)
15 Guitar Man (After Karate #2) - take 1 (0:51)
16 Little Egypt (After Karate #2) - take 6* (1:25)
17 Little Egypt (After Karate #2) - take 8 (1:28)
18 Trouble / Guitar Man (After Karate #3) - take 2 (3:02)

GOSPEL MEDLEY OUTTAKES – June 21-22, 1968:

19 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But To The Lord (Gospel #1) -  rehearsal & take 1 (5:24)
20 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But To The Lord (Gospel #1) - take 4 (3:25)
21 Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved (Gospel #2) - takes 4* & 7 (3:39)
22 Saved (Gospel #3) - take 1 (4:26)
23 Saved (Gospel #3) - takes 2* & 4 (4:34)
24 Saved - splice of takes 6 & 5/M (rough mix) (4:22)

OUTTAKES – June 23, 1968:

25 Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening) - take 1 (3:54)
26 Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening) - takes 6 & 7 (5:31) 
27 If I Can Dream - take 1 (3:14)
28 If I Can Dream - takes 2*, 3 & 4 (4:24)
29 Memories - takes 3* & 4/v.o. #1 (3:46)
30 Let Yourself Go (closing instrumental) - take 1* (1:13)

*Previously unreleased

Recorded at the Las Vegas Hilton showroom, Las Vegas, Nevada

Source:The OEPFC of Great Britain

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schemies wrote on April 18, 2016
Not sure if the few unreleased outtakes are worth it. Had the original album too many times now (LP, later on the first CD release, then the first extended version on CD, then the "complete" '68 special box, and on the Complete EP Masters box) , also the stereo master of "If I Can Dream".
JerryNodak wrote on April 19, 2016
Looking forward to this one. Didn't buy "Let Yourself Go" back in the day. So disc 2 will be knew to me.
circleG wrote on April 19, 2016
I was wondering when this would be released and what it would hold. Not essential as it could have been after the release of the box set. It would have been better to have It Hurts Me back in at least or if the song list of the Directors cut was used just to make it ... special
Steve V wrote on April 20, 2016
Been buying the 68 TV Special stuff since, well 1968 and I have it all and I have enough of it. Its not something I play much on CD anyway. When I am in the mood for it, I just take out the deluxe DVD box and watch what I want of it. So, passing on this.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 20, 2016
I have all I want of this 1968 era; I'll pass.
TheMemphisFan wrote on April 21, 2016
~ I'm undecided about buying this FTD because I already have most of the material. It's too bad they didn't include any of the soundstage takes of "If I Can Dream" recorded by Elvis dressed in the white suit on June 30, 1968. Those stage performances were stronger vocally than what he recorded in the studio one week earlier on June 23, 1968.
Boxcar wrote on April 21, 2016
Ernst has yet not realized that many people are no longer willing to pay high price for a handful of unreleased takes like they did in the "Legendary Performer" times. CD 1 has nothing new and CD 2 has 9 out of 30 tracks that seem to be new .. at least in parts. What kind of collector's release is this? His increasing duplicating from other FTDs is a slap in the face for every loyal FTD customer.
Yoshi wrote on April 21, 2016
Well said boxcar. I would consider this as a legacy-label tracklisting but not as a collector's FTD CD. And to be honest I've had Legacy CDs I was more excited about. Old stuff we already have for decades numerous times, mixed with mostly available outtakes from other CDs and even FTDs and a handful of unreleased moments. We're back in "milking the fans" times. How much money shall a collector spend for something like this? I'll save my bucks.
2kisses&3scarfs wrote on April 21, 2016
Boxcar, I couldn't agree with you more! You said it perfectly. Enough of duplicating what was already released on earlier FTDs. I'm not buying this one.
VivaLasDavies wrote on April 21, 2016
It's for people, like me, who want ALL classic albums in 7" and are happy to pay for them. Moaning about duplication with Elvis releases after all these years - it's all duplication in one form or another.
Pieter wrote on April 22, 2016
Recorded at the Las Vegas Hilton showroom, Las Vegas, Nevada??????
Deke57 wrote on April 23, 2016
I have to say that I will buy EP '68 every time they release it...just LOVE it!!
TheMemphisFan wrote on April 24, 2016
Very logical points, VivaLasDavies.
circleG wrote on April 29, 2016
I also agree but Aloha From Hawaii has yet to be released by FTD and if we're talking about duplication just how different will it be to the recent Legacy release. Now I'd expect it to be unedited unlike the Legacy CD which was but looking at this 68 special I really don't think it will be.
Mike Johnson wrote on May 26, 2016
Hello everyone, i have a question for you. I have all the RCA/Sony official NBC TV special releases (Tiger Man, Memories the 68 comeback Special & The Complete 68 Comeback Special 4 CD Box) and also the import from Venus: Singer presents Elvis. It looks like that CD 2 on the FTD release is almost the same (or at least mostly) as the Venus release. Is there still material on the FTD release i don't have? Thank you for your response.