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3.6 out of 5 stars
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3.6 out of 5 stars
Unchained Melody
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on 8 July 2017
Great album
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on 1 April 2007
A rather cheering album for the Elvis fan this one. Getting to the end of his life, he is still in dramatically good form... sure there's some editing going on, but he sounds fantastic.

Thankfully we're not given the usual preamble (see-see rider, I've got a woman etc), but instead we get right into the concert. Elvis seems really involved too, he even gives some fire to "Jailhouse Rock" and "Little Sister", while his version of "Love Letters" is probably the best version of the song I've head live. Usually he sleep walks through these songs, so it's great to hear them given proper care and attention.

It's great to hear "Reconsider Baby" too. It will draw obvious comparisons with the version he turned in in New York 5 years previously. It's overall more relaxed and bluesy, and while it lacks some of the energy of the earlier performance, it has it's own character and shows Elvis somewhere near the top of his game.

Sure "Fairytale" and "Teddy Bear" are rather strained, and "Moody Blue" and "Why Me Lord" lack a touch of professionalism , but this is Elvis startlingly close to his best form. The gospel numbers stand out. "How Great Thou Art", "Unchained Melody" and the wonderful "Where No One Stands Alone" are the real reason to buy this album. Elvis struggles for some of the notes that came naturally ten years previously, but he gives "Where No One Stands Alone" a more intimate rendition than the classic album version
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on 26 January 2007
I was initially dubious about buying another expensive FTD live Elvis 77 concert CD, but after listening to this glad I Did. Good sound quality - surprisingly Elvis himself informs the crowd they are recording the show that night! Here we have Elvis really enjoying himself and as a real rare treat a good rendition of Moody Blue - this alone is worth buying the CD for! Plus Where No One Stands a gospel gem that Elvis introduces live for the first time. This CD is above the norm for FTD, good CD cover and photos, great song selection and Elvis singing well and obvioulsy having a great time as well!! - buy this and enjoy Elvis doing what he did best - entertain the fans....
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on 19 June 2017
Not worth the £34 paid. There is a lot to be said for what the technicians & computers in a recording studio can do . This is raw and rubbish. Nothing but Cat - a - walling. The only reason I bought it was for Unchained Melody, which turned out to sound like a neutered Tom Cat fighting his territory with un-neutered Toms chasing a tabby in season. Nightmare. What a disappointment. Presley was clearly past it and getting ever nearer the end of his life.
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on 6 April 2008
another great concert release from ftd,this time from feb 1977. elvis seems to be injoying himself and although elvis voice does not quite have the power it had 5 or 6 years earlier he still sounds in great form and puts in a good effort on all songs and it is great to hear him perform moody blue for the first time ,(and the only time that i know of.)the sound quality is good although you do get some distortion at times but overall a great cd and an essental purchace for eny serious fan
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on 25 July 2014
This is why he is the king great album
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on 18 July 2007
I bought my first Elvis record at the age of 10 in 1956 'Heartbreak Hotel' and have been a fan ever since. I particularly like the 50's recordings and have them all. I was never fond of his 60's films but like some of his later concerts. I purchased this in the hope that it would be a good example of his later live recordings but in my opinion the recording quality was poor and the voice and feeling only a shadow of what they had been. Overall absolute rubbish.
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