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As per Priscilla, this is the melody that Elvis performs with intense feelings.

Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special is widely regarded as one of the most iconic moments in his career. Among the many memorable performances from that special, “If I Can Dream” stands out as a powerful and emotional moment. The song was written by Walter Earl Brown as a response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis’ rendition of it with a full orchestra behind him was truly something special.

The black leather outfit that Elvis wore during the performance added to the intensity of the moment. He looked every bit the rockstar that he was, but there was also a sense of vulnerability and raw emotion in his delivery. As he sang the lyrics “If I can dream of a better land where all my brothers walk hand in hand,” you could feel the weight of the world on his shoulders.

The addition of the orchestra was a bold move for Elvis, who was known primarily for his rock and roll sound. But it paid off in a big way, adding depth and dimension to the already powerful lyrics. The combination of Elvis’ voice, the orchestra, and the message of hope in the song made for a truly unforgettable performance.

Even though over 50 years have passed since the ’68 Comeback Special, Elvis’ performance of “If I Can Dream” still resonates today. The message of unity and hope is just as relevant now as it was then, and hearing Elvis sing it with such conviction is a reminder of why he will always be remembered as one of the greatest performers of all time.

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