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The brilliance of "If I can Dream" from the 68 spe

Sun Jul 13, 2003 6:19 am

Having just watched the video of this song several times the last couple of days I still can't get over how great Elvis performed it. The way he dug in and sang this song from beginning too end, throwing his body into this song practically squatting during certain areas to hit certain notes and how exhausted he looked when it was over, it brings tears to my eyes.

Sun Jul 13, 2003 6:50 am

Pretty good for a mime :D

Sun Jul 13, 2003 7:05 am

Elvis didn't mime it, at least not the one that's in the TV Special...

Pretty amazing stuff.

Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:56 am

oops :oops: I apologise.

I was thinking of the stand up shows.

He does impart a real feel for this song an all versions - just a pity he couldn't break away from the Bienstock empire more.

When he did the results could be spectacular - witness Suspicios Minds

Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:57 am

Yeah oops..

Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:17 am

Kylan wrote:Yeah oops..



Um, Kylan, somebody, ........ anybody ............. please pass the "Foot-from-Mouth" Extraction Tool ...........

All right, Kiwi, ..... steady now, .......... just hold still ............. that's it ......


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Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:24 pm

Well if you clowns can't accept an apology... then once again I feel sad for you :D

Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:41 pm

KiwiAlan wrote:oops :oops: I apologise.

I was thinking of the stand up shows.




HUH - the stand up shows ????? :?

Amazing how perfectly he mimes all those ad libs and song breakdowns on the stand up shows.
Last edited by ClintReno on Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

stand up show...

Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:48 pm

actualy elvis sings this song to in his black leather suite ....(the stand up show) another outtake... :lol:

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:02 pm

He does a pretty bad mime when he's dressed in the black leather.

Wonder why he didn't sing it live? He sang it perfectly in the cream suit.

I'd love to see some outtakes of the song - perhaps in the new DVD release? :D

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:21 pm

Getlo, the outtakes have been around for a while on boot video, in not bad quality.

Elvis sings about 4 or 5 versions, in the white suit.... to the backing tape.



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Re: The brilliance of "If I can Dream" from the 68

Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:37 am

Joe Car wrote:Having just watched the video of this song several times the last couple of days I still can't get over how great Elvis performed it. The way he dug in and sang this song from beginning too end, throwing his body into this song practically squatting during certain areas to hit certain notes and how exhausted he looked when it was over, it brings tears to my eyes.


Absolutely. Well said, Joe, beautiful. Thanks. See it exactly the same way.

"Dug in"
"Beginning to end"
"Throwing his body"
"Squatting"
"Exhausted"

It was a fight - and he won.

Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:42 am

Getlo wrote:He does a pretty bad mime when he's dressed in the black leather.

Wonder why he didn't sing it live? He sang it perfectly in the cream suit.

I'd love to see some outtakes of the song - perhaps in the new DVD release? :D


Jordans Elvis world had the video out takes to this performance,and they were fantastic! I hope they include these out takes too on the new DVD.

Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:48 am

Elvis truely gave a great perfirmance with this song. :D
Can't wait for the new DVD of this show.
Any release date mentioned yet???


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