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That's the Way It Is -- Special Edition

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That's the Way It Is -- Special Edition

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Elvis Presley
Producers:
RCA
genre:
Soundtracks

We gave it an A

The 1970 documentary ”That’s the Way It Is” caught Elvis Presley in all his post-comeback, pre-rot glory, but the accompanying patchy LP never did the film’s music justice. This expanded three-CD set, That’s the Way It Is — Special Edition, adds one disc of an entire Vegas show and another of rehearsals — and finally does. It’s Elvis in full effect: magnificent pop arias in the studio, swampy grit (and goofy banter) on stage, and covers (”You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”) that sound schmaltzy until the towering emotion in his voice makes you realize he means every word. A

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