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“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” is a popular song composed by Mitch Leigh, with lyrics written by Joe Darion. The song is the most popular song from the 1965 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha and is also featured in the 1972 film of the same name starring Peter O’Toole.
Elvis Presley first recorded “The Impossible Dream” in 1970 at American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The song was released as a single in January 1971, but it failed to chart. However, Presley’s live performance of the song at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in January 1971 was a huge success. The performance was recorded and released on the album Elvis: As Recorded at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada (August 1970), which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Presley continued to perform “The Impossible Dream” live throughout the 1970s, and the song became one of his signature tunes. His live performance of the song at Madison Square Garden in June 1972 is considered to be one of his finest.
Presley’s recording of “The Impossible Dream” has been covered by many other artists over the years, including Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, and Johnny Mathis. However, Presley’s version remains the most popular and is considered to be one of the greatest recordings of the song.
In 1971, Presley’s recording of “The Impossible Dream” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Although he did not win the award, the nomination helped to further cement his reputation as one of the greatest singers of all time.
Presley’s recording of “The Impossible Dream” is a powerful and moving interpretation of a classic song. His vocals are passionate and soaring, and the arrangement is both lush and dramatic. The song is a testament to Presley’s incredible talent as a singer and performer, and it remains one of his most beloved and enduring recordings.
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