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Line Up NBC Tribute

January 08, 2019 | Other

A huge roster of stars will to take on some of Elvis Presley's most beloved songs on NBC's upcoming Elvis All-Star Tribute, as the network announced on Tuesday (Jan. 8).

The Feb. 17 two-hour prime-time event -- a tribute to the rock icon's legendary '68 Comeback Special -- will be hosted by Blake Shelton and feature performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Yolanda Adams, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. 

The tribute, produced by Ken Ehrlich for AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC,  will recreate the 1968 special and feature rare footage and interviews with wife Priscilla Presley, the original special's director, Steve Binder, as well as a special appearance from daughter Lisa Marie Presley, according to a release announcing the show. 

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An accompanying album, The Best of the '68 Comeback Special, will be released on Feb. 15 on RCA/Legacy Recordings, including the Elvis recordings and performances that inspired the special as well as the new version of "If I Can Dream." The 15-track album of remastered performances will feature the "stand up" and "sit down" portions of the original '68 special, plus three original studio recordings of songs that appear in the NBC special. 

Check out the list of performances set for the special below.

"Trouble”/”Guitar Man” – Blake Shelton 
“Hound Dog” – Shawn Mendes
“Burning Love” – Keith Urban 
“Baby, What You Want Me to Do” – Keith Urban & Post Malone
“Jailhouse Rock” – John Fogerty
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Ed Sheeran
“Always on My Mind” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Heartbreak Hotel” – Jennifer Lopez
“One Night” – Darius Rucker
“Suspicious Minds” – Blake Shelton
“Love Me Tender” – Alessia Cara
“Memories” – Mac Davis
“A Little Less Conversation” – John Legend
“Are You Lonesome Tonight” – Little Big Town
“Blue Suede Shoes” – Adam Lambert
“Love Me” – Pistol Annies
Hits Medley (“That’s All Right,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Suede Shoes”) – Mac Davis, Post Malone, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker & Blake Shelton
Gospel Medley (“How Great Thou Art,” “He Touched Me,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carrie Underwood & Yolanda Adams
“Little Sister” – Dierks Bentley
“It’s Now or Never” – Josh Groban
“If I Can Dream” – Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton 

Tracklisting of CD

1. Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening)
2. Heartbreak Hotel (First “Stand Up” Show)
3. Hound Dog (Second “Stand Up” show)
4. All Shook Up (Second “Stand Up” show)
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Second “Stand Up” Show)
6. Jailhouse Rock (Second “Stand Up” Show)
7. Don’t Be Cruel (First “Stand Up” Show)
8. Blue Suede Shoes (Second “Sit Down” Show)
9. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (First “Stand Up” Show)
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (First “Sit Down” Show)
11. One Night (Second “Sit Down” Show)
12. Love Me Tender (First “Stand Up” Show)
13. Trying To Get To You (Second “Sit Down” Show)
14. Love Me (Second “Sit Down” Show)
15. Memories

Bonus Tracks:
16. A Little Less Conversation
RCA Victor single
17. Suspicious Minds
RCA Victor single
18. Burning Love
RCA Victor single
*19. If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton

*Previously Unreleased

Tracks 1-15 Recorded June 1968 at Western Recorders Hollywood, CA and NBC Studios, Burbank, CA for the Elvis (NBC TV Special)

Track 16 recorded March 1968 at Western Recorders Hollywood, CA
Track 17 recorded January 1969 at American Sound, Memphis, TN
Track 18 recorded March 1972 at RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA
Track 19 recorded October 2018 at Universal Studios, Universal City, CA


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JerryNodak wrote on January 08, 2019
i won't be watching the TV show. But I might buy the CD.
JerryNodak wrote on January 11, 2019
I've pre-ordered the CD.
TheMemphisFan wrote on January 12, 2019
Bonus Tracks -- "A Little Less Conversation" and "Suspicious Minds" are listed as RCA Victor singles, which makes me wonder if they will be in MONO just as the original singles were?