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20 hours ago, Matthew C. Clark said:

The late Elvis Presley also covered Roger Whittaker "The Last Farewell" in June of 1976!!  


This Elvis album was recorded live, but not during a concert performance, as many have mistakenly assumed. This album was recorded in the Jungle Room of Elvis' Graceland home in 1976. Elvis was already in declining health, and he was often exhausted from his demanding concert tours. As such, getting him to meet his RCA Records contract obligations for new material to release was difficult. RCA's recording studio was in Nashville, quite a distance from Memphis. In attempts to facilitate the King's needs, arrangements were made for Elvis to record in Memphis' STAX Studios. But RCA didn't really like not having total control of the sessions and dealing with "non-company" personnel, so this only occurred once. Later on they brought all of the necessary recording equipment to Graceland in order to make it convenient for Mr. Presley. Using RCA's designation on the cover of this LP, aren't all albums recorded "live"? LOL!

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