Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched The King of Rock and Roll trademark to his name.
Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in over 35 top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all time. In 1968, after a series of very successful movies and top charting recordings, Elvis made a wise decision to work with the folks at NBC and develop a Christmas TV special, which would have The King perform in front of a live studio audience for the first time in years.
This legendary career move spread like wildfire and soon was hailed as The Comeback, further igniting his career to an all new high. The King took his shows to the theatres and casinos and super massive stadium tours over the next number of years, while releasing a plethora of even more gold and platinum recordings With the soundtrack album nearing release, it was already gaining popularity in advance thanks to the chart single smash If I Can Dream. This masterwork album included a treasure trove of rare television studio performances that captured a very great time in the musical history of this genius.
In addition to the wonderful hit single aforementioned, The King reaches back to his early Memphis days with his first chart topper Heartbreak Hotel and more fifties classics like Lawdy Miss Clawdy, All Shook Up and even a pair of Jimmy Reed blues classics with Big Boss Man and Baby, What You Want Me to Do.
Even more hit tracks and sensational medleys featuring Elvis classics abound including Guitar Man, Blue Christmas, Love Me Tender and Cant Help Falling in Love. Plus the beautiful ballad Memories is also included which has since become an Elvis fan favorite thanks to the wonderful production on this brilliant album.
Elvis Presleys TV Special album would go on to become one of his biggest albums ever, as fans rushed to the stores to buy this stunning rock and roll soundtrack back in December of 1968. Initially pressed on vinyl, this amazing album has been out of print on vinyl for several decades...that is until now!
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King of Rock and Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the 45th Anniversary Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Elvis - TV Special by Elvis Presley.
As Firday Msuic further continues their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they proudly present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis - TV Special will be a much anticipated audiophile vinyl dream release for Elvis fans everywhere.
For this exclusive 45th Anniversary Edition, Friday Music includes a first time beautifully pressed 180 Gram vinyl LP and limited gatefold album artwork which includes the original stunning LP cover graphics. Also enclosed is a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your limited edition Elvis - TV Special vinyl album in mint shape.
Elvis Presleys...Elvis - TV Special...A history making album from an historic legend, a soundtrack essential...first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl...is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true...From your friends at Friday Music.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Pressed at RTI!
Gatefold jacket including the original LP cover graphics
Poly lined inner sleeve
1. Trouble / Guitar Man
2. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Dialogue / Medley: Heartbreak Hotel; Hound Dog; All Shook Up / Can't Help Falling in Love / Jailhouse Rock / Dialogue / Love Me Tender
1. Dialogue / Where Could I Go But to the Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved
2. Dialogue / Blue Christmas / Dialogue / One Night
4. Medley: Nothingville; Dialogue; Big Boss Man; Guitar Man; Little Egypt; Trouble; Guitar Man
5. If I Can Dream