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Bloated, Exhausted and Respectless- though better than most,
This review is from: Elvis In Concert (Audio CD)Some say Elvis' later years were shameful, and clouded with poor performances and a failing reputation. They say his voice was faded and he was so off his head with precription drugs that it was embarassing to watch him sing.
To be honest, thats aload of rubbish. This CD proves that even when he was nearing the end of his sad and lonely life, the King still had enough power in his voice to outdo most modern muscians today. Hell could you imagine Eminem trying to do How Great Thou Art? or Metallica trying to sing 'Hurt'?. Elvis had talent, alot of it, his voice is one of the powerfulest i've heard and even when his health was failing, its still a briliant thing to hear.
Though most of his rock'n'roll songs are under performance, i think its not because he was ill, its just because he couldn't be bothered with them. Rock'N'Roll wasn't the focus of his career in the 70's, and also, he had done this songs in almost every concert. It wouldnt be suprising if he just wanted to get them over and done with and save what he had left of his voice for the ballads and gospil.
All in all, i think alot of material on this cd is better than many recordings- and it depicts the King in his final era. Maybe one day he wont be remembered by most for dying on a toilet, but for the talent he posessed as a singer.