Memories: The '68 Comeback Special

Memories: The '68 Comeback Special

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by Elvis Presley
     
 

Following Tiger Man, released four weeks earlier, Memories: The '68 Comeback Special completed RCA's repackaging of material recorded for Presley, and the Elvis Presley television special broadcast in December 1968 that revitalized his career. Where the single-disc Tiger Man presented an entire session from the informal performances in which aSee more details below

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Following Tiger Man, released four weeks earlier, Memories: The '68 Comeback Special completed RCA's repackaging of material recorded for Presley, and the Elvis Presley television special broadcast in December 1968 that revitalized his career. Where the single-disc Tiger Man presented an entire session from the informal performances in which a seated Presley revisited his old hits, the double-disc Memories basically was an expanded version of the TV soundtrack album, minus tracks used on Tiger Man, but with an additional 22 previously unreleased recordings out of its 35 selections, several of which were alternate takes, so that there was a fair amount of repetition on the album. (All but four tracks were in mono.) When the special aired, it was hailed as a return to form for a rock star who had spent most of the 1960s acting in mediocre movies and recording mediocre soundtrack albums. By largely returning to his 1950s repertoire and performing it before a studio audience, Presley reaffirmed his status and created a blueprint for his live shows for the rest of his career, even if the few newly written songs (including the treacly title track) did little to extend his appeal as a creative artist. Thirty years later, the special's impact could not be re-created, but the album did present committed performances of some of Presley's best-known songs, some of them in full-blown arrangements and others in the off-the-cuff, small-group sessions.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/1998
Label:
Bmg / Elvis
UPC:
0078636761220
catalogNumber:
67612
Rank:
118320

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Trouble/Guitar Man
  2. Heartbreak Hotel
  3. Hound Dog
  4. All Shook Up
  5. Can't Help Falling in Love
  6. Jailhouse Rock
  7. Don't Be Cruel
  8. Blue Suede Shoes
  9. Love Me Tender
  10. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
  11. Trouble/Guitar Man
  12. Gospel Medley: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child/Where ...
  13. Memories
  14. A Little Less Conversation
  15. Raod Medley: Nothingville/Big Boss Man/Let Yourself Go/It Hurts Me
  16. If I Can Dream

Disc 2

  1. When It Rains, It Really Pours
  2. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  3. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
  4. That's All Right
  5. Heartbreak Hotel
  6. Love Me
  7. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
  8. Blue Suede Shoes
  9. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
  10. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  11. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  12. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
  13. Blue Christmas
  14. Trying to Get to You
  15. One Night
  16. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
  17. One Night
  18. Memories
  19. If I Can Dream

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Don Randi   Piano
Mike Deasy   Guitar
Scotty Moore   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Blossoms   Vocals
John Bahler   Vocals
Hal Blaine   Drums
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Gary Coleman   Drums
John Cyr   Percussion
Frank DeVito   Bongos
D.J. Fontana   Drums
Billy Goldenberg   Conductor
Charlie Hodge   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Knechtel   Bass,Keyboards
Neil Levang   Guitar
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Sally Stevens   Vocals
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Joseph R. Gibbons   Guitar
B.J. Baker   Vocals
Bob Tebow   Vocals
Lance Legault   Tambourine
Casey   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jimmy Reed   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Jan Eliasson   Remastering
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Dennis Ferrante   Remixing
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Gene Sullivan   Composer
Wiley Walker   Composer

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