The Set Lists from the 1968 Comeback Special

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After about 8 years of no performances, the King came back with a Set List you would never forget!

“Trouble”/”Guitar Man” – Show Opener
“Lawdy Miss Clawdy”
“Baby What You Want Me to Do”
Something wrong with my lip. / He’s gotta be crazy.
Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up
“Can’t Help Falling in Love”
“Jailhouse Rock”
Can I borrow your little whatchacallit? / This leather suit is hot
“Love Me Tender”
“Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
Rock & roll music is …
Gospel Production Number:
“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” / “Where Could I go But To The Lord” / “Up Above My Head” / Saved
“Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
“Blue Christmas”
“One Night”
“Memories”
Guitar Man Production Number:
“Nothingville” / “Guitar Man” / “Let Yourself Go” / “Guitar Man” / “Big Boss Man” / “It Hurts Me” / “Guitar Man” / “Little Egypt” / “Trouble” / “Guitar Man”
“If I Can Dream” – Show Closer

What many do not know is that there were Two tapings of the Tv Special. That means that more than one audience got to witness greatness!

We’ve got both Set Lists for you below. This is how the tapings went.

Taping #1
Elvis takes the stage.
Elvis introduces band-mates.
That’s All Right
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me
Swapping axes. / Are we on television?
Baby. What You Want Me To Do
Touching body with hands. / Rock & roll music is …
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby. What You Want Me To Do
Something wrong with my lip. / He’s gotta be crazy.
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Can You Buckle My Belt, Baby?
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Blue Christmas
Trying to Get to You
One Night – Somebody pulled the plug, man.
Baby. What You Want Me To Do
Man, I just work here. / No strap.
One Night
Memories

Taping #2
Audience warm-up / Mr. Elvis Presley.
Elvis talks.
Heartbreak Hotel
Baby. What You Want Me To Do
Elvis refers to script. / Introduces band-mates
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Baby. What You Want Me To Do
Can’t even touch myself. / you gonna get arrested, boy.
Blue Suede Shoes
We don’t have a strap? / Lines from MacArthur Park.
One Night
Love Me
Hanky flies about. / The new music. / My style came from … ‘
Trying To Get To You
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Girl saves Elvis tissue lint. / Never ceases to amaze me. baby.
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Blue Christmas
Tiger Man
Another tissue girl. / MacArthur Park lines.
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Memories

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