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Albert
06-12-2004, 12:32 PM
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BURBANK '68 - Outtakes From Elvis' Infamous 1968 Comeback Special

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Danny Boy (instrumental) - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Baby What You Want Me To Do - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Love Me - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Dialogue with Steve Binder - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
One Night - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Blue Christmas - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Baby What You Want Me To Do - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Elvis dialogue (no 2) - Rehearsal, June 25 1968
Heartbreak Hotel - 8 PM Show, June 29 1968
Hound Dog - 8 PM Show, June 29 1968
All Shook Up - 8 PM Show, June 29 1968
Can't Help Falling In Love - 8 PM Show, June 29 1968
Jailhouse Rock - 8 PM Show, June 29 1968
Don't Be Cruel - 8 PM Show, June 29 1968
Love Me Tender - 6 PM Show, June 29 1968
Blue Suede Shoes - 6 PM Show, June 29 1968
Trouble/Guitar Man - spliced take 1
If I Can Dream - alternate vocal take - spliced
Let Yourself Go (Instrumental)


Review:
Johnny Heering

Albert
06-23-2004, 08:27 AM
"Oh, my boy!"
Reviewed by Johnny Heering

This CD features '68 Comeback Special performances that were not featured on the Memories CD or the Tiger Man CD. It features the complete dressing room rehearsal tape from June 25. This features Elvis and his buddies jamming and joking around. The show producers occasionally interject a suggestion. This was recorded on a home tape recorder, so it's not professional sound quality, but it is very listenable.

The CD also includes the "stand up" peformances that were not featured on the Memories CD. They are the same songs as on that CD, but from different performances. You can tell that Elvis really got a charge out of performing in front of a live audience after such a long absence. He gets really fired up, but he makes a few mistakes. For instance, he misses the intro of "Heartbreak Hotel" and he completly loses his place in the middle of "Blue Suede Shoes". Those mistakes just add to the charm of the performance.

Then we have an alternate take of "If I Can Dream". This is an awesome performance done to a prerecorded backing track for the finale of the TV show. The last track on the CD is the closing credits theme, "Let Yourself Go". Elvis does not appear on this track. This CD would be a great addition to any Elvis fan's CD collection.

? Johnny Heering (Bethel, United States)

elVis112
08-18-2004, 07:27 PM
Why was "Jailhouse Rock" the only track drafted dirctly from the original Comeback album? This does not make too much sense for me since the sound quality is quite audibly different from the rest of the live tracks. I don't see the point in using this poorly mixed master instead of remixing it from the scratch - just like they did with all the other track released on Burbank, Memories an Tiger Man...

JerryNodak
02-05-2005, 07:07 AM
At the time of its original release this was a must have. Now, almost everything is available elsewhere. And in better sound. No longer essential.
But nice to have.

easyrider
12-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Yes it's a great cd!!!!

Winston
05-25-2013, 05:42 PM
... Yes it's a great cd ...
And the start of my dreams come true.

IM4Elvis
07-04-2013, 02:47 AM
This was and IS a great release from FTD. I was excited when it first came out and still give it a spin once in a while. Elvis at his best!

IM