Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley In Concert LG  Arena, Birmingham Concert review by Ian Harvey, Featured Writer, Express & Star  

“How do you fancy going to see Elvis Presley in  concert on Mother’s Day?” I asked my Mum a couple of weeks ago.

“You mean one of those impersonators?” she replied.

“No,” I said. “The real thing.”

At which point I was told off for being silly, until I explained that the  show would features archive concert footage of The King from 1968-1972 beamed on  to large screens with a full band, orchestra and backing singers performing  live.

Not only that, but many of those on stage were members of Presley’s touring  band, still recognisable as the much younger versions of themselves on the video  screens.

For nearly two hours last night the LG Arena was treated to a non-stop  collection of classic hits like Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel and  Suspicious Minds, Presley’s electrifying stage presence preserved by the magic  of technology.

There were big audience singalongs, especially to How Great Thou Art and  Elvis’s version of My Way.

On top of that there were some truly moving performances, among them In The  Ghetto and his rousing covers of Bridge Over Troubled Water and You’ve Lost that  Loving Feeling.

It was astonishing to realise that in real life, no Elvis Presley concert  ever sounded this good, with state of the art audio systems bringing the while  thing to life in a way that just wouldn’t have been possible four decades  ago.

It meant that at times the illusion was almost complete . . . on a couple of  occasions I even looked away from the big screens to see where Elvis was on the  stage!

For one night only, Viva Las Brum was all shook up.

Source:  Express & Star

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