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Elvis's '''68 Comeback Special'' convinced many that Elvis was still the "king" and revitalized his career. Many music fans see it as his finest last hour before his Las Vegas period set in and the quality of his concerts seriously went down the drain, not to mention his dignity.

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Elvis's The program, officially titled ''Elvis'' but often known as the '''68 Comeback Special'' Special'', convinced many that Elvis was still the "king" and revitalized his career. Many music fans see it as his finest last hour before his Las Vegas period set in and the quality of his concerts seriously went down the drain, not to mention his dignity.


'''''Elvis''''' is the debut {{live album}} by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968, on the {{Creator/NBC}} TV network.

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'''''Elvis''''' ''Elvis'' is the debut {{live album}} by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis ''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', Special'', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968, on the {{Creator/NBC}} TV network.


'''''Elvis''''' is the debut {{live album}} by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 on the NBC TV network.

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'''''Elvis''''' is the debut {{live album}} by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 1968, on the NBC {{Creator/NBC}} TV network.



* UnpluggedVersion: The jam-session segment of the show, in which Elvis plays a mix of his older hits and blues classics with his old band members in an informal setting surrounded by a small audience, is considered a forerunner of this. Electric guitars are used, but drummer D.J. Fontana is using a guitar case to keep the beat.

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* UnpluggedVersion: The jam-session segment of the show, in which Elvis plays a mix of his older hits and blues classics with his old band members in an informal setting surrounded by a small audience, is considered a forerunner of this. Electric guitars are used, but drummer D.J. Fontana is using keeping the beat on a guitar case to keep the beat.
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* UnpluggedVersion: The jam-session segment of the show, in which Elvis plays a mix of his older hits and blues classics with his old band members in an informal setting surrounded by a small audience, is considered a forerunner of this. Electric guitars are used, but drummer D.J. Fontana is using a guitar case to keep the beat.


The event was a huge media spectacle, breaking all records as the highest-rated TV special of that year. Not only was this his first live concert since 1961, but it showed Elvis could still rock the crowd and remind the world why he was such a RockAndRoll superstar. He was very enthusiastic about the concept and it really shows from his energetic performance. Although it sometimes shows him perform with a backing band and background dancers most of the concert is [[IAmTheBand an one-man special]].

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The event was a huge media spectacle, breaking all records as the highest-rated TV special of that year. Not only was this his first live concert since 1961, but it showed Elvis could still rock the crowd and remind reminded the world why he was such a RockAndRoll superstar. He was very enthusiastic about the concept and it really shows from his energetic performance. Although it sometimes shows him perform with a backing band and background dancers most of the concert is [[IAmTheBand an a one-man special]].


'''''Elvis''''' is the debut [[LiveAlbum live album]] by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 on the NBC TV network.

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'''''Elvis''''' is the debut [[LiveAlbum live album]] {{live album}} by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 on the NBC TV network.



Elvis's '''68 Comeback Special'' convinced many that Elvis was still the "king" and revitalized his career. Many music fans see it as his finest last hour before his Las Vegas period set in and the quality of his concerts seriously went down the drain, not too mention his dignity.

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Elvis's '''68 Comeback Special'' convinced many that Elvis was still the "king" and revitalized his career. Many music fans see it as his finest last hour before his Las Vegas period set in and the quality of his concerts seriously went down the drain, not too to mention his dignity.


'''''Elvis''''' is the debut LiveAlbum by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 on the NBC TV network.

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'''''Elvis''''' is the debut LiveAlbum [[LiveAlbum live album]] by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 on the NBC TV network.


'''''Elvis''''' is the debut live album by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 on the NBC TV network.

The event was a huge media spectacle, breaking all records as the highest-rated TV special of that year. Not only was this his first live concert since 1961, but it showed Elvis could still rock the crowd and remind the world why was such a RockAndRoll superstar. He was very enthusiastic about the concept and it really shows from his energetic performance. Although it sometimes shows him perform with a backing band and background dancers most of the concert is [[IAmTheBand an one-man special]].

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'''''Elvis''''' is the debut live album LiveAlbum by Music/ElvisPresley, released in 1968. It is often [[FanNickname nicknamed]] '''''Elvis NBC TV Special''''', for there are two other albums by him with the same title. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made Elvis great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on 3 December, 1968 on the NBC TV network.

The event was a huge media spectacle, breaking all records as the highest-rated TV special of that year. Not only was this his first live concert since 1961, but it showed Elvis could still rock the crowd and remind the world why he was such a RockAndRoll superstar. He was very enthusiastic about the concept and it really shows from his energetic performance. Although it sometimes shows him perform with a backing band and background dancers most of the concert is [[IAmTheBand an one-man special]].



'''Elvis''', [[FanNickname nicknamed]] "Elvis NBC TV Special" is a 1968 LiveAlbum by Music/ElvisPresley, registrating his comeback special that same year. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made "the King of Rock 'N' Roll" great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on December 3, 1968 on the NBC TV network.

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Elvis '68 Comeback Special convinced many that Elvis was still the "king" and revitalized his career. Many music fans see it as his finest last hour before his Las Vegas period set in and the quality of his concerts seriously went down the drain, not too mention his dignity.

'''Tracklist'''

[[AC:Side One]]

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'''Tracklist'''

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* {{Gospel}}: Elvis performs a medley of three gospel songs: "Where Could I Go But To The Lord?"/"Up Above My Head"/"Saved". During the performance he is backed by a group of Afro-American singers and dancers. Elvis loved the genre and explains during his intro:

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* {{Gospel}}: GospelMusic: Elvis performs a medley of three gospel songs: "Where Could I Go But To The Lord?"/"Up Above My Head"/"Saved". During the performance he is backed by a group of Afro-American singers and dancers. Elvis loved the genre and explains during his intro:

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'''Elvis''', [[FanNickname nicknamed]] "Elvis NBC TV Special" is a 1968 LiveAlbum by Music/ElvisPresley, registrating his comeback special that same year. By the end of TheSixties Elvis' career was pretty much in a slump. For most of the decade he had appeared in rather bad Hollywood films and released hit singles that were a watered down version of everything that originally made "the King of Rock 'N' Roll" great. Many young people felt he had lost "it". In an attempt to revive Elvis' career this comeback special was created and broadcast on December 3, 1968 on the NBC TV network.

The event was a huge media spectacle, breaking all records as the highest-rated TV special of that year. Not only was this his first live concert since 1961, but it showed Elvis could still rock the crowd and remind the world why was such a RockAndRoll superstar. He was very enthusiastic about the concept and it really shows from his energetic performance. Although it sometimes shows him perform with a backing band and background dancers most of the concert is [[IAmTheBand an one-man special]].

Elvis '68 Comeback Special convinced many that Elvis was still the "king" and revitalized his career. Many music fans see it as his finest last hour before his Las Vegas period set in and the quality of his concerts seriously went down the drain, not too mention his dignity.

'''Tracklist'''

[[AC:Side One]]
# "Trouble/Guitar Man" (3:26)
# "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"/"Baby What You Want Me To Do"/"Heartbreak Hotel"/"Hound Dog"/"All Shook Up"/"Can't Help Falling In Love"/"Jailhouse Rock"/"Love Me Tender" (14:52)

[[AC:Side Two]]
# "Where Could I Go But To The Lord?"/"Up Above My Head"/"Saved" (7:31)
# "Blue Christmas"/"One Night" (5:33)
# "Memories" (3:16)
# "Nothingville"/"Big Boss Man"/"Guitar Man"/"Little Egypt"/"Trouble"/"Guitar Man" (6:42)
# "If I Can Dream" (3:19)

!! ''Where Could I Trope But To The Lord?''
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''H'''eartbreak '''H'''otel".
* ChristmasSongs: "Blue Christmas".
* {{Corpsing}}: At some points Elvis cracks up, most noticeably during "Love Me Tender", where he adlibs certain lines, laughing with them as he goes along.
* FaceOnTheCover: Elvis seen performing in front of a neon sign spelling his first name.
* GodIsLoveSongs: "Where Could I Go But To The Lord?".
* {{Gospel}}: Elvis performs a medley of three gospel songs: "Where Could I Go But To The Lord?"/"Up Above My Head"/"Saved". During the performance he is backed by a group of Afro-American singers and dancers. Elvis loved the genre and explains during his intro:
--> ''Rock and roll is basically gospel, or rhythm & blues. It sprang from that, people have been adding to it.''
* HellBentForLeather: Elvis performs in black leather with skin tight pants.
* {{Improv}}: "Love Me Tender" has a funny adlib:
--> ''You have made my life a wreck... err... complete!''
* LiveAlbum: Probably the best and most famous live album by Elvis available.
* {{Medley}}: Most of the material performed by Elvis is done in medley form, presumably to get as much hits in as possible.
* NewSoundAlbum: Elvis returning to his roots.
* NonAppearingTitle: The album is just titled after his first name.
* OneManSong: "Guitar Man"
* OneWomanSong: "Lawdy Miss Clawdy".
* OneWordTitle: "Trouble", "Nothingville" and "Memories"
* {{Pacifism}}: "If I Can Dream"
--> ''There must be peace and understanding''
* PopCulturalOsmosis: The neon letters spelling Elvis' first name have been parodied so much in popular culture, for instance Krusty's Comeback Special in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E22KrustyGetsKancelled "Krusty Gets Kancelled"]], that people who never saw this special might not be aware of its origin.
* QuestioningTitle: "Baby What You Want Me To Do" and "Where Could I Go But To The Lord?"
* RockersSmashGuitars: Subverted by the reprise of "Guitar Man". During the TV concert Elvis sings the song while being confronted by an actor who wrecks his guitar, causing a fight between Elvis and a gang to break out.
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