FIRST LOOK: 'GOSPEL' ELVIS
Our Seventh Elvis Figure Salutes "If I Can Dream," from 'Comeback' Special
Friday, December 07, 2007
The King lives! Well, at least in action-figure form. Our seventh Elvis Presley figure re-creates one of the seminal moments in his amazing career.
As the finale of the 1968 televised "Comeback" special, Elvis' performed "If I Can Dream." The song contained direct quotations from Martin Luther King, Jr., and was recorded two months after King's assassination.
Although not technically gospel music, Presley performed the song with the intensity and intonations of southern gospel. McFarlane Toys' recaptures the greatness and emotion of "The King" as he sings in the white suit fans associate with the song.
'Gospel' Elvis will be in stores May 2008.
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