Elvis Presley - King in the Ring 2LP NEW
Elvis Presley - King in the Ring
Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Elvis Presley re-established himself as The King of Rock and Roll with Elvis, the widely-seen "comeback special" broadcast on NBC at the end of 1968. The show's many highlights included laid-back live performances recorded in the round before a small audience and featuring a powerful ensemble - including guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, both part of Elvis' original, classic backing band. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis, both electrifying, intimate "sit-down" sets are released widely on vinyl for the first time. Elvis aired on NBC on December 3, 1968. It marked Presley's return to live performance after seven years during which his career was centered in the movie business. The show consisted of a sit-down section, stand-up numbers and two musicals. The sit-down session showcased Presley in an informal setting, surrounded by fans and small band. The stripped sound, and intimate atmosphere would become the forerunner to MTV Unplugged.