Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt2 The Sixties

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mark winstanley, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Shawn

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    I have the Victrola Harum Scarum set, and the masters never sounded better. Allegedly, the Clambake masters (stereo only this time around, no mono) are from the same DAT tape source. I'm a sucker for the movie soundtracks so I have this on order.
     
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  2. Iceman08

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    It sits beside the Beatles' "Let It Be" b/w "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" and some of the most absurd b-sides on Turtles' singles. :) But of course If I Can Dream b/w Edge of Reality are two seriously great songs yet musically bizarre extremes.
     
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  3. Iceman08

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    Even the Monkees' Davy Jones did a cover of "It Ain't Me Babe" on his "David Jones" Colpix teen pop debut album in 1965. So many artists were doing cover songs of him, also Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, mid 60's Dion DiMucci, Rick Nelson etc.
     
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  4. Iceman08

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    Ha ha, it was vice versa for me: I grew up listening a lot to the "I Got Lucky" Camden album including this song and only heard the Clyde McPhatter & Drifters version much later and thought wow that's much too slow, it has to be the Elvis tempo! :-D I love his version, it bounces along very nice and Elvis' voice is "riding on its waves on top". My mood rises immediately when I hear Fools Fall In Love. Indescribably Blue I like a lot, too. And yes, it was of course very dated in 1967 compared to The Doors, Cream, Dylan, Hendrix, all the singer-songwriter artists.
    There's also this nice home recording of him singing live to a (master?) backing track around the mid 60s.
     
  5. Iceman08

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    I prefer his studio version to all the various live recordings of How Great Thou Art. His studio version is controlled and a lot more relaxed. His 70's live versions are way to overpowered to my ears and he nealy screams most of the lyrics. Then usually he gave a routine revival of the last verse of the song and the speakers nearly explode because of all the bombast/ millions of background singers/ Joe Guercio's orchestra etc.
    It's similar to his way of presenting "Hurt" live. I'll always have to skip those songs as I can't stand all this screamed lyrics combined with an overblown orchestra.
     
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  6. Iceman08

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    Right- the tree "detectives" or what they should represent are annoying and unfunny as hell. "Double Trouble" for me is the movie I like the least. Beside "Double Trouble" and "City By Night" (jazzy-Elvis?!) I don't like the songs/ his leading actress has no charisma/ badly portrayed "Europe scenario" with no at least outside filmed scenes/ Elvis' character (or is it also himself?) is annoyed/ stressed throughout the whole film. And then there are "The Three Idiots". Ugh! I'm not exactly sure but I might even more "enjoy" the secene from "Stay Away Joe" where the party/ tear a house down to the grounds which drags on for something like half an hour.
     
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  7. Iceman08

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    That's a great compilation idea! And as far as I know there hasn't been something like an Elvis lounge/ easy listening themed release before, right? (Only countless ballads/ love-themed releases).
     
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