Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:52 am
shanebrown wrote:So THATS why he recorded all those broken heart songs in the 70s - cos he forgot priscilla quickly and moved on within a few months. of course. i understand now!
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:42 am
shanebrown wrote:I just don't feel that, as love songs, they are particularly passionate.
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:50 am
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:32 am
I have not implied the performance was less than perfect. You may have implied that from reading my posts, but that's your choice.
Elvis gave a perfect performance, one I didn't like at all (huh? -Greg), but it was flawless to the degree it was boring.
I would have preferred a more natural performance with the parameters allowing Elvis to be himself more, I recall the brief moments of clips I've seen and I just want him to fall on his ass or trip of forget just one word of a song because it seems so lifeless. Like I've already said earlier, it was a show of studio masters and I can listen to them on CD. Where's the spontaineity (sp?), where's the "show" ?
None of this is Elvis' fault as I said earlier on, it's because of the strict parameters he was given to work within. It's the show itself, the structure of it that causes the problem for me and Elvis is merely the vehicle that shows the problem up.
Very good points...-Greg
What was the point of the show ? What was the reason for doing it ? what were Parker / RCA trying to achieve ? Elvis earnt less out of it than the TTWII and EOT movies although it was only two shows. But a third of a century later I still don't know why it was done.
Cryogenic wrote:"Aloha From Hawaii" (main show) exhibits a mixture of good and bad.
The good is really good ........ and the bad is ...... not so bad.
There is also nothing else quite like this epic musical event. In some ways: Elvis raised the bar too high. Not just for other performers, but even for himself. Again: this also gives Aloha an impressive scale ...... and a bittersweet feel. There is much to take from it.
Sometimes ............ the feel is subdued; other times, it's practically religious. This show is a testament to who Elvis was when he performed it ........ where he had come from ....... and where he was going. It's supremely entertaining ...... and even more fascinating. I never tire of watching or contemplating it.
For what it's worth: I also like the "business" feel. It was a new facet to Elvis' live performing, and -- as it turned out -- a singular feature. The smoothness sets it apart from his other live material. I think it helps in making AFH feel like more of an "event". Elvis had something to prove here and did so.
"Aloha" has my vote.
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