In a previous thread..I discussed the perfection of ALOHA...
Now I would like to open for discussion the impact of Elvis' performance of "Unchained Melody" in the CBS Special..1977
*I believe that for a brief moment,starting right after Elvis says to Charlie "Help me with it...." we see the true Elvis Presley..
maybe the ONLY time ever captured on film with such clarity..
Charlie tries to hide his concern...you can see his nervous facial expressions..
As the camera zooms in on Elvis' swollen face,sweat pouring off him into the microphone...he manages to reach down in the depths of his being..totally engulfed in the song..and the performance...
beating the odds...one last time...pulling off a BRILLIANT rendition of the song..
I have watched this clip 100's of times..and I'm speechless every time I see it..
and the look on his face after the last note says it all...just like the fist punch in ALOHA..
"I did it"
to me...Aloha was Elvis in perfection..
"Unchained Melody" CBS SPECIAL was the crowning jewel for a dying man.