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A Touch Of Gospel

By ElvisNews.com / Kees, October 12, 2006 | Other
The Belgian Elvis Matters organized their 20th concert in the -only- three years of their existence.

The fan club invited the Imperials with guest vocalists Barbara Dex and Maarten Jansen to perform a special gospel concert. In front of a sold out showroom Barbara and Maarten allowed the Imperials to show their love for The Lord through their music.

The vocalists, in harmony with the "Fab Four", performed a wide variety of gospels from the "Milky White Way" early years to the seventies showstoppers like "You Gave Me A Mountain". You can hear that the guys are getting a bit older but they still know how to entertain a full house, with their own and and Elvis' material. A gay "First Day In Heaven" and a more sacred "He Touched Me", "Peace In The Valley". The standing ovations and long applauses showed the appreciation from the audience, and the performers visibly enjoyed the reception of the Belgian and Dutch fans. Barbara Dex showed very well that these classics performed by a female voice can sound very great, just like Elvis she put her soul in the songs she performed, “I Got A Feeling In My Body” really rocked, and at moments I thought Tammy Wynette was on stage.

Maarten Jansen, who has a great voice for the big showstoppers, was able to lay down the up-tempo “Run On” and "Joshua Fit The Battle" or the before mentioned "Milky White Way" which was originally sung by a young Elvis with a much higher voice. The King Of Belgium Band deserves a compliment too; they allowed the stars on stage to shine very bright. The only minor was the sound in the first half; it was too loud ruining the vocal performances by the singers on stage when they gave it all.

Elvis was once called the atomic powered singer; looking at the location of the concert (the atomic power plant of Mol) this fan club can be called the atomic powered fan club if they keep this up!

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SPK wrote on October 13, 2006
Well, keep up the great work for the Lord. God Bless.