There are few things in this world that make me laugh with joy like a little kid. You know when little tears well up in the corner of your eye but fail to move any further? Elvis is one those things and this raw footage of a 1972 rehearsal for “Burning Love” did just that. My appreciation for late era King continues to grow and the playing and vocals of this version of the song are a great example of why that it is.
Sidenote: My friend Kevin and I used to randomly sing parts of this song when we’d pass each other at work. His favorite: “it’s getting closer, the flames are now licking my body,” and of course the high pitched “girl, girl, girl (oooh, oooh, oooh)” part. He was cool like that.