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NBC-TV Special
Elvis Presley
NBC-TV Special
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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As pivotal a moment in his career as "That's Alright, Mama" and "Heartbreak Hotel," this was the show that put Elvis Presley back on his throne. It came at a time when the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, and acid rock ruled ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Elvis Presley
Title: NBC-TV Special
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg / Elvis
Release Date: 8/27/1991
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078636102122

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As pivotal a moment in his career as "That's Alright, Mama" and "Heartbreak Hotel," this was the show that put Elvis Presley back on his throne. It came at a time when the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, and acid rock ruled the genre and followed a decade of nothing but mostly lousy Elvis movies. On December 3, 1968, the camera panned in on the King's incredibly handsome face: "If you're lookin' for trouble, you came to the right place," he snarled before bursting into a terrific "Guitar Man." From that moment through the special's goose-bump-inducing finale, "If I Can Dream" (after which, legend has it, Presley collapsed from exhaustion backstage), this stands as one of rock music's great moments. Alas, it was recorded for television, so the audio quality on both vinyl and CD has never been of the highest quality. Memories, a two-disc compilation with cleaned-up sound, includes all the outtakes from the "unplugged" segment, but the stuff remains best viewed on video via either the special itself or the One Night with You outtakes video. --Bill Holdship

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WhyElvis IsTheKING
Bob Waskiewicz | Wintersville, Ohio United States | 03/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This will be the 25th year Elvis has left the building.(Even though alot of people have seen him at Burger Kings and KFC)If there is anyone out there who can't understand why THE KING,IS THE KING?Just play this one record.The MAN was at his Peek,and everyone thought he was washed up.MTV,unpluged,has stollen this 1968 idea for there private concerts.Elvis talks about each hit,and lets it all out on his biggest hits(Heatbreak Hotel,HoundDog,All shook Up," and later,"Big Boss Man,Guitar Man)My all time favorite cut is "Where Could I go But to the LORD up Above my head/Saved"medley,and "Memories." We even get a live version of "Blue Christmas," on this Masterpiece of Elvis,Live,and recorded for his great comeback special in 1968.This recording is perfect except for the sudden cuts between some of the numbers.I know now why THe King IS THE KING."
Desert Island
Bob Waskiewicz | 08/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is awesome. What a mix of styles, in addition to live performances and great taped stuff, too. Buy this and the Aloha Special and you're set for life. (Tiger Man is worth a nod, too.)"