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08/70: Elvis is back in Las Vegas filmed live for documentary: Elvis - That’s the Way It Is “Something” - George Harrison song from Beatle days - Elvis introduces song - wah-wah elec. guitar is ‘70s sound - tambourine, vocal pads - more Millie K.! - full orchestra + Elvis’s rhythm section “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ ” - Righteous Bros. hit - bass intro, simple ac. guitar - strong Elvis vocal - thick texture at chorus - dynamic arrangement - blatty bass trombone! - free Elvis and backup vocals at end ‘Men With Broken Hearts’ - Hank Williams lyrics - quoted by Elvis as poem - no vocals or accompaniment “Heartbreak Hotel” - more relaxed version than ’56 hit - bluesy feel, great ac. piano fills - elec. guitar solo - organ with vibrato 09/70: Elvis starts next tour in Phoenix 09/70: Elvis records in Nashville “Snowbird” - Anne Murray hit - C&W Pop song - thick texture- vocals & strings “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” - Jerry Lee Lewis ’57 hit - blues song form - driving drums, up tempo R&R - low Elvis vocal at end, builds to a frenzy
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- visits F.B.I. headquarters and Pres. Nixon - gets official D.E.A. badge 03/71: Elvis records in Nashville “Amazing Grace” -Gospel hymn, redone with blues tinge -waltz tempo, med. slow -vocal pads & organ- churchy sound -bluesy piano fills “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” -Roberta Flack ’72 #1 hit -Elvis phrases freely -med. tempo Pop ballad -strings & vocal pads wordless vocal middle section 05/71: Elvis back in studio “Lady Madonna” -Beatles hit -informal Elvis recording -unreleased version -Elvis ad libs vocals -harmonica fills “I Shall Be Released” -Bob Dylan song -short, informal recording -Elvis’s vocals are upfront in mix -Elvis talks at the end “I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen” -traditional Irish ballad -Elvis on piano & vocal -no others perform -unreleased version -dynamic Elvis vocal with vibrato 06/71: Elvis records in Nashville
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