Auld Lang Syne
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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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