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Good Album, But Not A Classic,
By A Customer
This review is from: Today (Audio CD)
Released in 1975, Elvis Today failed commercially, but did include some exceptional performances from the King.
The best tracks on the album are T.R.O.U.B.L.E, Shake a Hand, Pieces Of My Life and I Can Help.
T.R.O.U.B.L.E is excellent, a fast rocker and in fine form by Presley and the accompanying band.
Shake a Hand is outstanding, Elvis deliveres a fine performance, one of his best, far surpassing the Great Jackie Wilson's version, and Paul McCartneys version a couple of years ago pales miserably in comparison.
Pieces Of My Life is outstanding. This song is emotional, and powerful, and again a defining song for Presley. His phrasing, voice and breath control are still unsurpassed, I can only say WOW about this song.
I Can Help is the Billy Swan classic, and although Elvis version is not as good as Swan's, it is faster, and a lot of fun for the listner.