Elvis Presley's emphatic valedictory to the sound that shook America and the world
Oof. His quote about loneliness really hit me. It's wild to think how young he was when he was making all of these intricate, difficult decisions. I remember when I was in my early twenties I could hardly decide what to eat for dinner. And he had to make all these decisions with basically no road map because he truly was the first superstar.
Another great read from Robert about Elvis. These stories make me re-visit tracks I've heard hundreds of times before with a new angle. It's like hearing the tracks for the first time with this story in mind. For me, as an avid music listener, this is a great achievement I appreciate very much. I even consider making some changes in my established top 10 Elvis tracks after reading (and listening). The energy of "A big hunk of love" is pure magic. What a band! What a voice!
Thank you once again Robert for another truly enlightening delve into the Elvis recording catalogue. I think it's a shame that Elvis's artistry and dedication to getting the final master right is not fully appreciated by a lot of folks.