Every time I hear this it still always takes my breath away and makes me miss him
The rehearsal of Elvis Gospel Medley for the 1968 Comeback Special is a rare and intimate glimpse into one of Elvis’ most iconic performances. The medley consists of three gospel songs: “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” “Where Could I Go But to the Lord,” and “Up Above My Head.”
In the expanded version of the rehearsal, we get to hear Elvis’ raw, unfiltered vocals as he works through the medley with his backing singers and band. From the first notes of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” it’s clear that this performance is going to be something special. Elvis’ voice is strong and powerful, conveying a deep sense of emotion and conviction as he sings the poignant lyrics.
As the medley moves into “Where Could I Go But to the Lord,” Elvis’ vocals become even more powerful, his voice soaring above the backing singers and the music. The lyrics of the song speak of finding refuge and comfort in the Lord, and Elvis delivers them with a sense of sincerity and passion that is truly inspiring.
The final song in the medley, “Up Above My Head,” is a rollicking gospel number that allows Elvis to show off his playful side. As he sings the catchy chorus, “Up above my head, I hear music in the air,” it’s impossible not to feel uplifted and energized by the music.
Overall, the rehearsal of Elvis Gospel Medley for the 1968 Comeback Special is a testament to Elvis’ incredible talent as a performer and his deep connection to gospel music. Whether you’re a fan of Elvis, gospel music, or just great music in general, this expanded version of the medley is a must-listen.