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on 30 January 2016
I was bought this album on vinyl at Christmas '77 I think, and when I saw the CD for £5.99 I thought I'd give it another go - forgetting why I had rarely listened to the vinyl album. There are times, listening to this, that I actually filled up. Yes - on some of the big ballads he really does still have the voice and hits the operatic notes. But then you have the faster tracks raced through (What'd I Say is only .45 seconds, for example), with him sounding strained.
But what really upset me was when he spoke in between songs - he sounds so frail. In fact his father (in his short speech recorded after Elvis' death), sounds healthier and stronger.
As a piece of his story - then it's a valid release. Demonstrating a performer who gave all he could to an audience, right to the end. But I'd rather not remember him like this. It's just too painful. An immense talent, gone too soon.