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This is yet another album from the Elvis specialist record label known as FTD and this album is a very, very good one that will or at least should in my opinion appeal to everyone and not just fans.
This album features material taken straight from Elvis`s 6th engagement in Las Vegas which took place back in 1972, there was an album being planned around the same time and was to be titled "standing room only" but for a variety of reasons this album was never released and the lads at FTD have now brought us the material destined for that album under the new title of "An American trilogy".
These songs have in the main been heard before but this time we get alternate versions of the tracks and all live and all re-mastered for the digital age, tracks such as It`s impossible" and "Bridge over troubled water" sound even better live and make this a truly awesome album.
This album will cost you around £20 if you wish to own it but in my opinion that is twenty pounds very, very well spent and I would suggest that if you are a true fan then this is an album you would not want to be without.
This Elvis Presley CD, from the specialist Elvis record label FTD, features material from Elvis' 6th engagement in Las Vegas, which took place in January and February 1972. Back in '72 there was to be a new album entitled STANDING ROOM ONLY, but for a variety of reasons this album never came into being. The material on AN AMERICAN TRILOGY is mainly the material recorded for that album.
This means that we get some fantastic music, all live performances, including IT'S IMPOSSIBLE, IT'S OVER, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, and my personal favourite from the album I'LL REMEMBER YOU, which is beautiful in its simplicity.
This album is still available, and if purchased from Amazon UK will set you back £18.59 - be careful though as there are lots of Elvis collections with the same name.
All in all this is an essential purchase, particular for those Elvis fans with a particular fondness for the 1970s live recordings.