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Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special Deluxe Edition DVD

When in June 1968 Elvis Presley made a television special to be aired in December of the same year, he accomplished two things. He saved his career, and he made the best music of his life. Wearing a black leather suit as if he were born in it-Elvis sang his old songs, but they did not sound old. Suddenly there were fewer songs than events-where anything could happen, where everything did. The discs that make up this DELUXE EDITION are a treasure chest of that moment: The Complete Original Broadcast plus three-and-a-half hours of BONUS MATERIAL - a total of 7 hours of material.

DELUXE EDITION FEATURES: 3 DVD set, over 7 hours of material ♦ Includes the original 1968 broadcast version of The Special plus over 3 1/2 hours of previously unseen material ♦ Outtakes, false starts, alternate stagings of the skits and dramatized musical numbers ♦ IF I CAN DREAM - Special music video combining white-suit finale with black-leather performance footage ♦ Deluxe booklet with historical text and never-before-seen photos and memorabilia ♦ THE LITTLE THEATER - Essay by Greil Marcus

Disc 1 (Running time: 2:40:49)

  • Available for the first time, the original ELVIS television special as it aired on NBC on December 3, 1968
  • For the first time, both BLACK LEATHER SIT-DOWN SHOWS in their entirety featuring jam sessions with original band-mates Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, and friends
Disc 2 (Running time 1:42:32)
  • For the first time, both BLACK LEATHER STAND-UP SHOWS in their entirety featuring Elvis performing solo on stage
  • IF I CAN DREAM - bonus music video created for this DVD
  • Available for the first time in its complete, raw form, used and unused takes:
    • TROUBLE / GUITAR MAN opening
    • IF I CAN DREAM show closer
    • "Huh-huh-huh" promotional tag for the television special - all takes
Disc 3 (Running time 2:51:27)
  • Available for the first time in its complete, raw form, used and unused takes:
    • Gospel production number
    • GUITAR MAN production number

Product Details:

  • Format: DVD
  • Dolby Digital
  • Region: NTSC
  • Running time: 440 min
  • Studio: RCA, BMG
  • Printed in USA
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