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That's the Way It Is

Elvis Presley Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (6 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Follow That Dream
  • ASIN: B00163JGOG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 250,279 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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180 grams audiophile vinyl

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'That's the Way It Is' is the 40th album by Elvis Presley, originally released in November 1970. The album consists of eight tracks recorded in the studio in Nashville at the marathon sessions in June 1970 that would also yield several singles and the 'Elvis Country' album, and four tracks from his August 1970 show at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. Although it is not generally considered a soundtrack album, it accompanied the theatrical release of the documentary film of the same name.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis at his very best 29 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
This album from the early 1970's in Las Vegas is just Elvis at his very best, top notch! His voice is mature but still hungry, he is extremely sexy and his voice is just outstanding. His timing is perfect, is emotional contribute to these songs can never be challenged. It is like Paul Simon said about Elvis' interpretation of their song 'Like a bridge over troubled waters': 'who can beat that?!'. I love Elvis and I am so happy for this perfect album who shows the best singer ever throughout history: That's the way it is!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis - That's the Way it is 21 Sep 2010
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This is my favourite Elvis album. It is nothing less than FANTASTIC! Seventies Elvis is my favourite period; I love how his recordings during this period reflect his own interests and how human he sounded. That's the Way It Is is full of passion, tenderness and spine-tingling power. Elvis' version of Bridge Over Troubled Water left me open-mouthed when I saw him perform it in the original movie (it's a pity it is not included in the re-mastered dvd release). If I could take only one album on to a desert island, this would be the one. Listen to it for yourself, you won't be disappointed!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Music 9 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A very enjoyable cd. I did have the original lp many years ago. It sounds better now and anyone who enjoys the music of Elvis in the 70's will not be disappointed. Well worth the cost.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars probably his best album 8 Nov 2010
By jaarno
Format:Audio CD
I have collected hundreds of elvis recordings over the years since 1970, and i must say if i had to give one album to someone who didnt rate Elvis, than this would be in my top three. it certainly represents elvis in his third phase, in the best light. while he was still burning brighter than any star ever had before, and before he tired of the las vegas grinde and life in general. it's a shame he didnt sing these songs more often because they are thrilling in their performance. I will never grow tired of this album !
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5.0 out of 5 stars That's the way it is! 8 Jan 2010
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What an apt title to an iconic record. For anybody, like myself who just wants one record of Elvis, this is the one!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good performances and recordings. 25 Oct 2010
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These are some of Elvis's best live performances (before they tired him out), and they are very well recorded by the engineers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars VOCAL BRILLIANCE 27 Nov 2012
Format:Audio CD
Originally released in 1970 in conjunction with an on-stage documentary movie of the same title, the Elvis That's The Way It Is has achieved true legendary status. And not without good reasons.

Elvis Presley is strongly renowned for his voice, his on-stage performances, and of course his looks. In this release you get the vocals in lorry loads while the movie glaringly reveals all three attributes. Get both the cd and dvd and remain happy for the rest of your life.

We are so lucky that Elvis recorded the titles in this album. Listening to just the opening bars of the first track, I JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVIN', you are overcome with a warm feeling that you are about to experience something special - and you do. This song alone is worth the entire set. Then track after beautiful track, amazing demonstrations of Elvis Presley's powerful and multi-range voice reveal themselves.

Halfway through you suddenly realise you are not just marveling at Elvis' voice but also at his massively talented band and backing singers. Elvis handpicked this ensemble in the previous year and they prove to be a colossal bonus!

Though the album shares the same title with the movie That's The Way It Is, it is not strictly a live album. However, most of the tracks are studio recordings of songs that Elvis performs live in the movie, while just four of the tracks were lifted from the August 1970 Las Vegas live recordings, namely: I JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVIN, PATCH IT UP, YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN FEELING, and I'VE LOST YOU.

This is an album that should be included in every music fan's collection. I guarantee you a phenomenal listening experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE KING'S VEGAS PERIOD COMES OF AGE... 17 Aug 2014
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Released as a tie-in to the Denis Sanders-directed documentary THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (1970), this superb album represents the maturation of Elvis Presley's Las Vegas stage show. Dispensing with many of the vintage rock and roll classics, Presley was now filling out his set with a broad range of emotive songs tackling the more adult aspects of love and romance.

By today's standards, THAT'S THE WAY IT IS presents something of an odd programme, in that it mixes live tracks inter-mingled with brand new studio cuts, in this case songs which Presley had recorded in Nasville during the summer of 1970. However, the blending of such superlative ballads as 'Twenty Days And Twenty Nights', 'Mary In The Morning' and 'The Next Step Is Love' with in-concert powerhouses like 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' - two songs already on their way to becoming standards - manages to gel easily into a convincing and cohesive whole. Along with ELVIS COUNTRY, THAT'S THE WAY IT IS is easily a contender for Presley's finest album of the 1970s.

The first disc of this package is rounded out firstly with mono single mixes of 'I've Lost You' (a comparatively inferior live version is used on the album itself), 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' and their respective b-sides, the truly delightful 'The Next Step Is Love' and a studio version of the up-tempo 'Patch It Up'. We then get a series of early takes, most notably a studio rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' which is particularly impressive.

Disc two contains the entire "Dinner Show" from the 12th August 1970.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brought up on him and this collection is perfect.
The King holding court in his 70s glory , brought up on him and this collection is perfect .
Published 2 days ago by Gregg Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally...
Finally TTWII (talking about the original album) that is listenable production wise. I am not sure if it was remixed and remastered, or just remastered, but now it sounds great. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Nebojsa Nikolic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 days ago by cliff moore
1.0 out of 5 stars This is grannie music. The album cover says it ...
This is grannie music .The album cover says it all.Buy the elvis Presley/elvis or elvis is back/something for everybody in this legacy series.
Published 13 days ago by double dog dare me
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding
It s Elvis from the summer of 1970 live and in the studio
nothingmore needs to be said
Published 15 days ago by K. T. Hercock
5.0 out of 5 stars ELVIS AT HIS PEAK IN VEGAS SUMMER 1970.
Elvis Presley at his peak in Las Vegas summer 1970;As a serious Elvis fan I just had to to order this legacy edition as I own all the previous "legacy" cd's and im a great... Read more
Published 16 days ago by D. P. Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good quality and fast delivery
Published 25 days ago by JOHNNY
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for Elvis fans.
This was a present for my wife and she is delighted with it.
Published 1 month ago by Ayrshire Davy
5.0 out of 5 stars ALWAYS BE KNOWN AS THE KING
Published 1 month ago by brigadoon
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb album
I already own the concert DVD, but didn't realise that the album contained a lot of studio tracks. In fact only 4 of the tracks are form the concert. Read more
Published 2 months ago by S J Buck
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