Everything about the show has been finely tuned to recreate the true charisma and electricity of Elvis Presley’s original performances in two landmark appearances:
The ’68 Comeback Special & Aloha from Hawaii
With the highest production values and the highest performance standard, it is truly as if Elvis Presley is performing in front of your very eyes!
Incorporating a cast of professional musicians, and one of the world’s leading Elvis performers Elvis the Ultimate Performance is guaranteed to blow your mind!
ELVIS THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE brings new life to two of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll televised broadcasts that the industry has witnessed.
These original broadcasts set new records and featured the KING at his very best.
’68 Comeback Special
Consisted of four one hour shows – two in which Elvis sat down with his original band members, and two in which he performed to both live and to pre-recorded music.
Filmed in the round, this was Elvis’s first live performances since 1961. It offered a casual rehearsal atmosphere showing the humorous side to Elvis.
The two shows known as the stand-up shows focus on Elvis performing by himself on a lit stage backed by an unseen live band.
An enormous success, the show was the highest-rated television special of the year and was considered a land-mark in Elvis Presley’s career and the height of rock ‘n’ roll performance
Aloha from Hawaii
Aloha from Hawaii was broadcast on January 14, 1973. It was the first ever performance to be broadcast live via satellite and was shown in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe. Elvis was dressed in a white “American Eagle” jumpsuit which is still remembered and associated with Elvis’ image over 30 years later.
Elvis performed a vast array of hits and showed his vocal range and strength by performing a collection of songs that spanned his entire career, from his early rock ‘n’ roll numbers such as “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’” and “Hound Dog” to ballads such as “Something”, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “It’s Over”, “Welcome to my World”, “I’ll Remember You” and “What Now My Love”.
The climax of the show was Elvis performance of the “An American Trilogy” which is now, because of this live performance, is regarded by many as Elvis Presley’s anthem. It is estimated that the show had over 1 billion viewers worldwide.