ELVIS: ’68 COMEBACK – SPECIAL EDITION
ELVIS, ALOHA FROM HAWAII – SPECIAL EDITION
BONUS CONTENT, REMASTERED AUDIO, ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE
IN STORES AUGUST 1, 2006
The SONY BMG Strategic Marketing Group and Elvis Presley Enterprises will release two new single-disc versions of “Elvis: ’68 Comeback â€“ Special Edition DVD” and “Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii â€“ Special Edition DVD” on August 1 as follow-ups to the smash hit, deluxe edition box sets, which were released 2004.
“Elvis: ’68 Comeback – Special Edition” features a new expanded version of the historic TV broadcast including additional footage of Elvis clad in his iconic black leather suit. “Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii – Special Edition” includes the original January 14, 1973 concert from Honolulu, Hawaii. Both discs boast bonus content including a photo gallery and hidden content as well as audio that has been remastered for optimum sound quality and rechanneled and remixed for 5.1 surround. The discs will be priced at $19.98 and have a total running time of 94 (’68 Comeback) and 87 minutes (Aloha from Hawaii).
ELVIS: ’68 COMEBACK – Special Edition DVD
In the 1950â€™s, singer Elvis Presley led the rock â€˜nâ€™ roll revolution in music and pop culture. In the 1960’s he concentrated mainly on his successful movie career. By 1968, it had been more than seven years since he had appeared on stage in front of a live audience. In his first television special, clad in his now-iconic black leather suit, Elvis performed classic hits both on stage alone and, in sequences generally regarded as the forerunner of todayâ€™s popular â€œunpluggedâ€ jam sessions, with friends and original bandmates. The program also included splashy production numbers. Usually referred to as the “â€™68 Comeback Special”, the actual name of the program was “Elvis”. Taped in June 1968 in Burbank, it first aired that December 3rd on NBC – the networkâ€™s biggest ratings victory that year and the seasonâ€™s top-rated show. It stands today as one of the great moments in rock music history and as a stunningly brilliant milestone in Elvis Presley’s career. After this triumph, Elvis poured renewed creative vigor into his recording work, wrapped up his movie contract obligations and returned full-time to the concert stage, beginning a new and exciting era of the Elvis phenomenon.
ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII – Special Edition DVD
Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with his “Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii” concert, performed at the Honolulu International Center Arena on January 14, 1973. It was beamed live via to various countries and it first aired in America on April 4th on NBC in edited form, including four â€œinsertâ€ songs shot just after concert. In all, the concert was seen in about forty countries by close to 1.5 billion people that year which was a global ratings smash. Never before had one performer held the worldâ€™s attention in such a way. “Aloha from Hawaii” presents Elvis Presley at the pinnacle of his superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career.