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Auld Lang Syne
Elvis also did "at the hop" with himself on the piano. Maybe that should also be here. You can find it on Off duty with private Presley.
Not really a Song to be taken all that serious, only sung from the stage twice to fit the moment. Both versions sound just fine in their context and created a wonderful Moment at the new years eve Shows.
Sorry, but I don't like 'Elvis version'. He kind of just, sing alone, together with all the others on stage and the audience. Almost llike happy birthday! But I'm sure he could have done a very personal commmited version in the studio.
I always feel very sad when I hear this recording, as Elvis was welcoming in the fateful year of 1977. I have the same feeling when he mentions 1982 on a 1970 Vegas show, he had so much more to give and life to live.
I enjoyed a lot the version done by EP. I wish there was a whole box of his last '76 tour! He was in great spirit.
It must have been quite a wonderful experience to say farewell to the old year and usher in the new year together with Elvis! As a die-hard fan I would have loved to be then and there present. However this was not to be. And in this context this recording should be seen. As a matter of fact the last years I play this around new year to sort of have an Elvis moment too around that festive occasion. I will definitely do this again at this very years end!
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