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Thread: My Way (Aloha or In Concert)

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    My Way (Aloha or In Concert)

    Which version is your favourite?
    (Blackmore - Gillan - Glover - Lord - Paice)
    Sweet child in time
    you?ll see the line
    line that?s drawn between
    good and bad
    see the blind man
    shooting at the world
    bullets flying taking toll
    If you?ve been a bad
    oh Lord I bet you have
    and you?ve not been hit
    by flying led
    you?d better close your eyes
    you?d better bow your head and
    wait for the ricochet

    - Lyrics of most beautiful song in rock music ever!!!

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    To hear it is the in concert version I prever...

    But to watch ALOHA

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    During 'The Aloha' Elvis was on top of the world. But during 'In Concert' Elvis was already dying. While others sing this song, Elvis really lived it. And the version of 'In Concert' shows it.....
    ‎"A year from now, you'll wish you had started today"

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    I like the in concert version.
    and then i like the aloha.
    Curtis Simpkins

    Long Live Vinyl. :worthy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert
    During 'The Aloha' Elvis was on top of the world. But during 'In Concert' Elvis was already dying. While others sing this song, Elvis really lived it. And the version of 'In Concert' shows it.....

    Very well put. He had lived it and he could feel in his bones that every time he sang the song, it could be the last time, for real.

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    The In Concert version...

    I couldn't have said it better than Albert did.

    It was a Sinatra song, but it could have been written especially for Elvis.

    Sonny

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    The In Concert version beat Hawaii by many miles, to me it sounds like the Hawaii version needs a good kick in the butt, it never take off

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    I like both versions but i think i would have to give the 77 version the nod. More passion and feeling in that version. He made it his own...whereas i think the aloha version, although pretty good...he just sung the song...if you see what i mean
    TCB Chris.

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    Have to agree that the 77 version you kind of feel that Elvis might explode if he put anymore into it. whereas in Aloha its by the numbers, same thing with Something I don't feel Elvis gives 100% some how.

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    I voted for In Concert, because I fealt that even in-spite of his poor health at the time, Elvis' voice was very strong, which lead him to belt out an awesome vocally strong version of the song.
    "Don't tamper with the property of the U.S. Male"

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    Definitely 'My Way" In Concert one, except is that a little heart breaking seeing elvis sing that song as if he sang his own life.

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    I love Aloha version. I think that In Concert version is really sung very nice but arrangement of this song is definately worse on In Concert:
    - Elvis sung it differently (he didn?t sing the highest parts of song)
    - guitar instead violin
    (Blackmore - Gillan - Glover - Lord - Paice)
    Sweet child in time
    you?ll see the line
    line that?s drawn between
    good and bad
    see the blind man
    shooting at the world
    bullets flying taking toll
    If you?ve been a bad
    oh Lord I bet you have
    and you?ve not been hit
    by flying led
    you?d better close your eyes
    you?d better bow your head and
    wait for the ricochet

    - Lyrics of most beautiful song in rock music ever!!!

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    Yes, I agree, Peter. The tempo in the Aloha version is just a tad slower and more befitting of the lyrics I think. In Concert he sung from his gut and like I said before as if he knew each time he did the song it could be the last as he himself was aware it had now become his anthem and the truth of the lyrics about the "final curtain" was almost within reach. In Aloha there was less urgency in his delivery, for sure, but still I musically prefer this version, too.

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    Love both versions but I would lean to EIC, Elvis was pouring his heart out in this song.

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    "In Concert" would have to get my vote, as Elvis really does a good vocal job on the song. But, "Aloha" would visually get the vote.

    I always thought Elvis didn't seem quite as focused in the rehearsal for Aloha, as he misses the intro. Unfortunately, the band carry on and Elvis has to try and start in a different key!
    Too much monkey business for me to be involved in

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    for me it has to be the latter - Elvis in concert.

    it is very sad but to hear that Man's voice... beautiful x

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    Much more emotion and feeling and power in '77
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