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Dinner at Eight
Dinner at Eight
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis' best Vegas season finally on a official release!, 27 Nov 2002
This review is from: Dinner at Eight (Audio CD)
In December of 1975 Elvis returned for a two week engagement in Las Vegas to compensate for shows he had to cancel in August of the same year. At this time people were questioning his health and if he still had it in him to deliver a good show. Well this Vegas season put all doubt aside and finally we have a complete show from this remarkable period in Elvis' career.
In my opinion, Elvis has never sounded better than he did in December of '75. Just listen to the powerful interpretation of the gospel standard "How great thou art". He sings with a voice so strong and confident that it's hard to realize that he had less than two years left in this world. For the die-hard Elvis fan another obvious highlight on this release is of course the ultra rare live performance of "Wooden heart". It's not great, but it's nice to see Elvis take on the spot requests from the audience. "Help me make it through the night" by Kris Kristofferson is also a song Elvis sings exceptionally well this winter night of '75 during what was to be his second to last Vegas engagement. Just to reiterate, Elvis never held better shows than he did at the end of '75. Sure he was fat and in bad condition physically, but boy he could sing!

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