Monday, June 21, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 43: If I Can Dream

If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley (1968)

I'll never argue that this is the greatest song Elvis Presley ever recorded. That list is too long and features too many cornerstones of modern music for this piece to be in the average critic's top twenty. But it is my favorite. And it never loses its power. And just look how in touch with the music he was for the '68 Comeback Special. This is a man that has shaken off the shackles of bad movies and come back hungry and determined to regain his crown. And he does, every time I hear this tale of peace, love and understanding.

And even though it's cheesy, there is something magical about this clip!

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