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UK盤 発売中
The Best Of
The '68 Comeback Special

US盤CD 発売中
日本盤CD 発売中
'68 Comeback Special DVD

EU盤DVD 4/19発売
日本盤DVD 6/26発売

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If I Can Dream (from the NBC Elvis All-Star Tribute)

Elvis, All-Star Tribute (NBC)

エルヴィスのトリビュート番組に エド・シーラン / ポスト・マローン / ジェニファー・ロペス / ジョン・フォガティなど 多数出演

 2019年2月17日に 米NBCで ゴールデンタイムに放送される、 エルヴィス・プレスリーの トリビュート・ライブ番組の 豪華出演者が1月8日に発表された。

 『Elvis All-Star Tribute』と題された、 タイトルどおりの オールスター・イベントは、 ブレイク・シェルトンが 司会を務め、 エド・シーラン、 ポスト・マローン、ジョン・レジェンド、 ショーン・メンデス、 ジョン・フォガティ、 アダム・ランバート、 ジョシュ・グローバン、 ジェニファー・ロペス、アレッシア・カーラ、 キャリー・アンダーウッド、 キース・アーバン、 リトル・ビッグ・タウン、 マック・デイヴィス、 ヨランダ・アダムス、ケルシー・バレリーニ、 ピストル・アニーズ、 ディエクス・ベントレー、 ダリアス・ラッカー (フーティー・アンド・ ザ・ブロウフィッシュ)、 そして シェルトンがパフォーマンスを 披露する予定だ。

 プレス・リリースによると、 この2時間番組では 伝説の 『'68 Comeback Special』 が再現され、 貴重な映像や、 エルヴィスの元妻 プリシラ・プレスリーと 元番組のプロデューサーである スティーヴ・ビンダーへの インタビューが 放送されるほか、 娘のリサ・マリー・プレスリーも 出演する。

 2月15日には 『The Best of the '68 Comeback Special』 と題されたアルバムも RCA/Legacy Recordingsから リリースされる。 リマスターされた 15曲入りのアルバムには、 新スペシャル番組のきっかけとなった エルヴィスの楽曲や パフォーマンス、 「If I Can Dream」 のニュー・ヴァージョン、 旧スペシャル番組の "スタンド・アップ" と "シット・ダウン" 部分や、 新スペシャルに登場する 3曲のオリジナル・スタジオ・レコーディングが 収録される。 iTunesなどでプレ・オーダーが開始されている。

"Elvis All-Star Tribute" (NBC) (Feb.17, 2019)

Celebrating one of the greatest musical events in television history, NBC will honor a true legend when it airs "Elvis All-Star Tribute," a look back at the network's iconic 1968 special that put Elvis Presley back on the map. From Ken Ehrlich, veteran executive producer of the Grammy Awards and a multi-Emmy Award nominee, the two-hour special will feature an all-star group of music superstars who will pay tribute to Elvis, recreating the spectacle - even the staging - of that legendary night. Elvis' December 3, 1968 special was his first live television performance since 1961 and a monumental television event. Dressed in a black leather jumpsuit and playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience, the telecast was hugely popular and was, in fact, the No. 1-rated show on NBC that season. In addition to musical performances, the special will showcase rare Elvis footage, outtakes and interviews from those involved in the special, including Director Steve Binder. Whether you're a lifelong fan or just getting to know Elvis, this is an event not to be missed. "Elvis All-Star Tribute" is executive produced by Ken Ehrlich and produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions.

A complete listing of the scheduled performances:

  • Trouble/Guitar Man - Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton
  • Hound Dog - Shawn Mendes
  • Burning Love - Keith Urban
  • Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Keith Urban & Post Malone
  • Jailhouse Rock - John Fogerty
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Ed Sheeran
  • Always On My Mind - Kelsea Ballerini
  • Heartbreak Hotel - Jennifer Lopez
  • One Night - Darius Rucker
  • Suspicious Minds - Blake Shelton
  • Love Me Tender - Alessia Cara
  • Memories - Mac Davis
  • A Little Less Conversation - John Legend
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight - Little Big Town
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Adam Lambert
  • Love Me - Pistol Annies
  • Hits Medley (That's All Right, Don't Be Cruel, Blue Suede Shoes) - Mac Davis, Post Malone, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker & Blake Shelton
  • How Great Thou Art - Carrie Underwood
  • He Touched Me - Yolanda Adams
  • You'll Never Walk Alone - Yolanda Adams & Carrie Underwood
  • Little Sister - Dierks Bentley
  • It's Now Or Never - Josh Groban
  • If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker & Blake Shelton

Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Adam Lambert Among Stars Lined Up for Elvis '68 Tribute

On the day Elvis Presley would have turned 84, NBC is marking the occasion by announcing performers for its “Elvis All-Star Tribute,” which will air on February 17 from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT).

A healthy mix of young stars (Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, Adam Lambert and Kelsea Ballerini) and established names (Blake Shelton, John Fogerty, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Groban, Darius Rucker, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Mac Davis) recreated the look and feel of the famed Elvis “’68 Comeback Special.” Complete with its “boxing ring without ropes” set on a Universal City soundstage, the special, hosted by Shelton, was taped last October before an invited audience. Ken Ehrlich produced and Don Was served as musical director.

With Ehrlich on board as producer for his own AEG Ehrlich Ventures, the longtime Grammy guru leaned on his years of experience to match the right performer with the right song and come up with well-curated collaborations. Speaking to Variety, Ehrlich explains: “I was just listening to John Legend one day and thought, he’d be perfect for ‘A Little Less Conversation.’ … Keith Urban personally requested Post Malone for a duet on ‘Baby What You Want Me to Do,’ a section of the show which recalls the part when Elvis and his band were just casually playing together onstage. When I asked Post Malone about performing it, he said, ‘Oh, yeah, the Jimmy Reed song.’”

Other highlights from the two-night taping included Shawn Mendes’ take on “Hound Dog,” which prompted a laughing Mike Stoller ― seated in the studio audience ― to utter his famous refrain, “I always preferred Big Mama Thornton,” and Adam Lambert’s cover of “Blue Suede Shoes,” for which he paid homage to the Carl Perkins-penned original by sporting a pair. Says Lambert: “What was I supposed to wear? Red ones? Elvis defined pop culture in the ’50s with his voice, style and swagger. He was one of the first icons I ever listened to, so to take the stage during this anniversary tribute feels like a big honor.”

Aside from the in-the-round presentation, there are several other iconic set pieces, including Jennifer Lopez singing “Heartbreak Hotel” against the glimmering neon lights spelling out ELVIS, along with Yolanda Adams and Carrie Underwood’s gospel tribute and Josh Groban’s operatic “It’s Now or Never.”

The special will also feature interviews with Priscilla Presley and original ’68 special director Steve Binder, as well as an appearance from Lisa Marie Presley.

In addition, Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA/Legacy Recordings will release “The Best of the ’68 Comeback Special” on February 15, two days before the airing of “Elvis All-Star Tribute.” The new album is, in large part, a condensed version of a 7-disc boxed set released in November that included all of the recordings taped for the show. The February album will 15 Presley performances from the “stand-up” and “sit-down” shows filmed for the ’68 broadcast, plus three original studio recordings representing songs that appear in the new special. It also offers one intriguing bonus not included in the recent boxed set: a new version of the closing number, “If I Can Dream,” from the special, featuring Elvis’ original vocals alongside performances by Underwood, Mendes, Rucker, Shelton and Post Malone.



(Jan. 9, 2019)

2019 Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony

 昨日、グレースランドで、 エルヴィス・プレスリー誕生日宣言式典が 行われました。


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