"I really think that all those experiences kind of shaped me for what I eventually am blessed to go and do. I really think that you’re kind of a sum of all the parts of where you’ve been in the process."
It was well recorded, and mixed with incredible finesse, including layering Gaye's vocals, rendering them deep, and alluring. The impact that this album had on music going forward, especially soul, was immense.
Throughout his life and career Elvis has influenced and inspired musicians of all genres, and he continues to do so almost 39 years after his death. He proved time and again that he can sing any style of music and make it his own.