That's the Way It Is [Legacy Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Elvis' live albums from the early '70s contain a substantial store of quality material -- dinner-show horn charts, strings, grandstanding vocals, and all. This 1970 offering from Las Vegas proves to be one of his best (it's actually the soundtrack to Denis Sanders' documentary of Elvis' summer run at the International Hotel). Acting on his affinity for country-pop figures like Campbell and Mac Davis, Elvis especially shines on the slow to mid-tempo ballads "I Just Can't Help Believin'" and "Just Pretend" (both seamless blends of torch song glitz and contemporary rock elements). And to provide the requisite amount of sweat for those nightly towel giveaways, the King works ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Elvis' live albums from the early '70s contain a substantial store of quality material -- dinner-show horn charts, strings, grandstanding vocals, and all. This 1970 offering from Las Vegas proves to be one of his best (it's actually the soundtrack to Denis Sanders' documentary of Elvis' summer run at the International Hotel). Acting on his affinity for country-pop figures like Campbell and Mac Davis, Elvis especially shines on the slow to mid-tempo ballads "I Just Can't Help Believin'" and "Just Pretend" (both seamless blends of torch song glitz and contemporary rock elements). And to provide the requisite amount of sweat for those nightly towel giveaways, the King works out extra hard on showstoppers like "Patch It Up" and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." Throughout the album, Presley sounds as commanding and powerful as he ever would and gets optimal backing by well oiled, Nashville-to-L.A. session luminaries like guitarist James Burton, bassist Jerry Scheff, and drummer Ronnie Tutt (Aretha Franklin's '60s backup singers, the Sweet Inspirations, deserve special mention as well). Also available as a deluxe three-disc set (including expanded concert highlights and rehearsal takes), That's the Way It Is is essential listening for Elvis fans, both die-hard and casual. [A Digital Legacy Edition was released in 2014.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2014
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888430777927
  • Catalog Number: 307779
  • Sales rank: 20,210

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist, Guitar
The Imperials Vocals, Accompaniment
James Burton Guitar
The Sweet Inspirations Vocals, Accompaniment
Jerry Carrigan Percussion, Drums
Chip Young Guitar
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Charlie Hodge Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Millie Kirkham Vocals, Accompaniment
Farrell Morris Percussion, Vibes
Norbert Putnam Bass
Jerry Scheff Bass
John Wilkinson Guitar
Charlie McCoy Organ, Harmonica
Ronnie Tutt Drums
David Briggs Piano
Technical Credits
John Jackson Production Director
Eddie Rabbitt Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Johnny Cymbal Composer
Paul Evans Composer
Mark James Composer
Simon Napier-Bell Composer
Luigi Creatore Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Pino Donaggio Composer
Bob Klein Photo Courtesy
Hugo Peretti Composer
Paul Parnes Composer
Winfield Scott Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Ben Weisman Composer
Vicki Wickham Composer
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen Producer, Session Information
Roger Semon Art Direction
Alan Blaikley Composer
Doug Flett Composer
Mae Boren Axton Composer
Warren Zanes Liner Notes
Vic Anesini Mastering
Rob Santos Producer
Joseph A. Tunzi Photo Courtesy
Tommy Durden Composer
Vera Matson Composer
Clive Westlake Composer
Tom Burleigh Production Director
Vito Pallavicini Composer
David Most Composer
Michael Rashkow Composer
Ken Howard Composer
Steve Barile Photo Courtesy
George Weiss Composer
Rory Bourke Composer
Guy Fletcher Composer
Kenny Kjøhl Photo Courtesy
Erik Lorentzen Photo Courtesy
Donald Most Composer
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