RCA/Legacy Recordings has announced that it will be releasing a 2xLP album of Elvis Presley’s sit down sets from his 1968 NBC comeback special. The album, The King In The Ring, will be available on November 30th.
As per the release: “These laid-back live performances were recorded in the round before a small audience and featured a powerful ensemble, including guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, both part of Elvis’ original classic backing band.”
Also available that day is a deluxe 5CD, 2 Blu-ray Disc set of all known audio and video from the special in a single package for the first time.
From the release announcement about the special: “Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) is the definitive chronicle of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performances ever televised: Elvis Presley at the peak of his powers. For the first time ever, all previously-released audio and newly-restored video from the taping of the special will be available in one package – including unused performances and studio outtakes that spotlight the real Elvis. The package contains an entire disc showcasing the legendary sessions for the special recorded with Elvis and the Wrecking Crew.”
The King In The Ring is available for pre-order now.
The ’68 Special CD & Blu-ray box set is also available for pre-order now.