This is the one I like most. Very undarrated song. It is a pity that there are only a few versions. He is incredible.
“Stranger in the Crowd” is a soulful ballad performed by Elvis Presley, which was first featured in the 1970 documentary, “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is”. The song showcases Elvis’ powerful vocal range, as he pours his heart and soul into the emotional lyrics.
This particular version of the song is taken from a rehearsal recording made in 1970, which offers a unique insight into the process behind the creation of one of Elvis’ most iconic performances. In this rendition, Elvis is accompanied by a full band, with soaring strings and gentle guitar chords providing a rich and textured musical backdrop to his vocals.
As Elvis sings, his voice is filled with a deep sense of longing and melancholy, perfectly capturing the emotions of the song’s lyrics. The theme of isolation and loneliness is a recurring theme in Elvis’ music, and “Stranger in the Crowd” is no exception, as he sings of feeling like an outsider in a world that is increasingly unfamiliar to him.
Despite the heavy subject matter, the song is also infused with a sense of hope and redemption, as Elvis’ powerful vocals offer a glimmer of light in the darkness. Whether you’re a die-hard Elvis fan or simply appreciate great music, this expanded version of “Stranger in the Crowd” is a must-listen for anyone looking to experience the raw emotion and passion of one of the greatest performers of all time.