Astonishingly, given Elvis Presley's physical condition, he (or his management) agreed to film a TV special in June 1977 at two concerts held in Omaha and Rapid City, SD. There was no soundtrack album scheduled, and it's hard to believe that CBS-TV actually would have aired the show if Presley hadn't died two months later, making it his final recorded performance (and making his records big sellers again). CBS showed the one-hour special on October 3, 1977, and RCA released this double-LP set, Elvis in Concert, in which Presley walks through some of his best-known numbers. His fans can be heard praising him, and his father signs off mournfully (in the middle of the album). "My Way," released as a single, made the Top 40 and went gold; it and "Unchained Melody" made the Country Top Ten, while the album went platinum within two weeks. But it is Elvis Presley's least effort, as well as his last.
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann