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    how great thou art

    i wander wich version of "how great thou art" is your fav?????
    ("Memphis 74", "cbs 77" or maybe "all things are possible"???)
    Or for some members the studio version???

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    There are so many beautiful versions.

    The one from Memphis 1974 is really great, but my favorite must be the In Concert version from 1977.

    To me, in a way, he sings it like he's completely into it at that point in his life. I get the same feeling I get with the My Way version from In Concert.

    His voice is full and loud, and the way he holds that last note is just fantastic! Great version!

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    The most rythmic version 74

    But most powerfull 1977

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvos
    The most rythmic version 74

    But most powerfull 1977

    I agree with you Elvos
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    ive heard 2...the studio and 1972.
    "Elvis, we're talking about shooting from the waist down, and not being able to touch hands with body, or body with hands, excuse me. I just got this show off the air boy"

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    Cool

    The on tour ('72 version) just kicks *** man.He sung it with such power and feeling.Yet another occasion which makes you proud to be a fan of the king:worthy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.L.V.I.S
    The on tour ('72 version) just kicks *** man.He sung it with such power and feeling.Yet another occasion which makes you proud to be a fan of the king:worthy:
    No contest!! 77 version, blows every other version out of the water, as one of the backing singers said "Even at the very end when he wasn't at his best, every time he sang HGTA, something happened to him,it seemed to lift him"
    "When You Let Your Head get Too Big, It'll Break your Neck" Elvis Presley.

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    No contest!! 77 version, blows every other version out of the water, as one of the backing singers said "Even at the very end when he wasn't at his best, every time he sang HGTA, something happened to him,it seemed to lift him"
    **** right ,
    the '77 is sure a great version too.I dont really have a faviourte but the on tour version is the first version that came to mind
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    I can't really judge this since I've only heard about three or four versions: studio, 1972, 1974 and 1977.

    Of the four I know they all have their pros and cons.
    studio: very contained and sacred but impressive nonetheless. But because of the instrumentation it does have a bit dated sound to it
    1972 (from on tour): like many of the songs shown in on tour to me it comes across as a bit rushed and wild. Not bad! But to me a bit too rushed for the kind of song it is
    1974: I don't know off hand what concert this is from (the version I have) but he totally messed up the ending (his voice broke in the last long note and thus he ends quite a bit off key). He apologized to the crowd, then started the finale again, and this time ends it perfectly.
    1977 (the CBS TV version): quite good, although as I stated in some other post, it seemed during the time he was ill he often came across to me as "wanting to prove he could still do it/nothing was wrong, he was as strong as ever" and thus often resulting in that almost operatic "yelling" mode and doing "interesting" vocal effects during many songs. So, for me apart from those antics, this is a very good version, especially the ending

    Just my personal opinion folks (gotta be careful these days )

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    His most powerfull voice i think it's the 77 version, so so beautiful.......
    give presley a gospelsong and its pure..........

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    Omaha '77 is certainly a favorite.

    You can't shake a stick at the Grammy-winning version from '74 either, but I think Elvis bested that one 15 months later back in Memphis, as heard on the import CD Let Me Take You Home.
    ...you won't forget me when I go.

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    The 1974 version is beautiful

    but the 1977 gives me goose pimples..so much power and emotion!! :worthy:

    It's magical
    Elvis grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can
    and the wisdom to know the difference

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