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He sang this like he really felt it. He owned this song.

“In the Ghetto” is a song written by Mac Davis and first recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969. The song tells the story of a young boy who grows up in poverty in the inner city and ultimately meets a tragic end.

The expanded version of “In the Ghetto” was released in 1997 as part of the compilation album “Elvis 24 Karat Hits!”. This version features a longer instrumental introduction, additional lyrics, and a more prominent orchestration than the original studio recording.

The expanded version of the song brings a greater depth and emotion to the already powerful lyrics. The added instrumentation adds to the song’s dramatic impact, making it even more poignant and unforgettable.

“In the Ghetto” remains one of Elvis Presley’s most well-known and respected songs. Its themes of poverty, social injustice, and tragedy continue to resonate with audiences today, making it a timeless classic that will never be forgotten.

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