Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mark winstanley, May 26, 2019.

  1. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

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    Fantastic post and thank you for chiming in with your favorite eras. I think that how your favorite era's list changed over time not only shows your growth and maturity as a person, but it explains Elvis's changing tastes in his music choices as well. As Elvis aged, he was just not going to have the same enthusiasm for most of the early rock 'n' roll stuff that he had as a young man. He was also going to be drawn more heavily to the storylines and sophisticated productions of adult contemporary and county-pop music. Some of his dedicated rock fans would find his changing tastes perplexing as well as disappointing, but it was simply a reflection of age and Elvis's very eclectic taste in music. It drives some fans nuts, and for other fans like me, his broad taste in so many genres of music is what turns us on so much about Elvis's large catalogue.
     
  2. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    I'm enjoying this more than I expected, and adding the 5 after-show songs to the end on the Complete Albums makes it a better listen. It's also great that the set list is quite different to the recently released MSG album. The back cover says that the concert includes '8 songs never before recorded by Elvis', but which ones are they? Welcome to My World, possibly My Way and I'll Remember You, but what else?
     
  3. Sebastian

    Sebastian Forum Resident

    Something
    You Gave Me a Mountain
    Steamroller Blues
    My Way
    It’s Over
    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
    What Now My Love
    Welcome to My World
     
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  4. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Thanks!
     
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  5. Sebastian

    Sebastian Forum Resident

    The claim "never before recorded by Elvis" is not entirely true. RCA had earlier live recordings of Something (August 1970), You Gave Me A Mountain (February and April 1972) and It's Over (February and April 1972) in the can. They had not been released, though.
     
  6. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    I'd forgotten that the 1970 Something (which is better to my ears) hadn't been released at that point. Thanks for the info.
     
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  7. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    It's also great that he skipped Love Me Tender for this show...
     
  8. Anthony Aloysius

    Anthony Aloysius Active Member

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  9. Anthony Aloysius

    Anthony Aloysius Active Member

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    London
    Yes,but only in your mind.
     
  10. ZoSoUK

    ZoSoUK Forum Resident

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    afraid not ! i wish it was 'only in my mind' ! its there in gorious technicolour, if you want to play the denial game and pretend hes still at his best and " still got his voice " then knock yourself out ! i wont be a part of that ! im as big a fan as ANYONE, i love on tour, i love MSG, im even very fond of 'aloha' - he NEVER did a better version of "A/trilogy" but i have no need or desire for E.i.C - its NOT commendable he carried on Touring in that condition - the only place he should have been after the summer of 1975 was locked away in a rehab centre , the last place he needed to be was on a stage
     
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  11. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    I actually prefer the live version on In Concert with less prominent steel guitar :hide:
     
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  12. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    My thoughts on EIC, for what they're worth (not much!). As an audio experience it's actually pretty good and not much different to Aloha or Memphis. I think I actually prefer it to MSG. The fan talking bits are of course awful and I look forward to making a version without them and an improved running order. As for the song selection, I'm glad there was no Love Me Tender, and it was great to see some different songs in the second half/LP 2, and I was a bit amazed to find four 60s songs in the second half. I was also surprised to not find Suspicious Minds - had he dropped it from the set by that point? This is all obviously coming from someone that does not know all of the live FTD material!
     
  13. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    I take it back - my memory was faulty and I don't really like either version!
     
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  14. Hooperfan

    Hooperfan Your friendly neighborhood candy store owner

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    "Suspicious Minds" was no longer a concert regular after mid-'74. He did it as a request in Vegas in August '75, but that was it
     
  15. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Senior Member

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    Elvis' commitment to the song wavered after 1970, the arrangement lost all of its soul, and the song should have been retired from the set-list. The 1972 live renditions were simply a perfunctory commitment (like his 50's gold), with an embarrassingly bad performance whipped out during Aloha in early 1973.
     
  16. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums Thread Starter

    The Fifties Easy Reference guide
    Elvis Presley the Albums and Singles Thread *


    1959 - Feb 10 1964 - Reference guide -
    Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt2 The Sixties


    April 1964 - Sept 1967
    Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt2 The Sixties


    October 1967 - December 1969
    Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt2 The Sixties


    January 1970 - March 1974
    Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies


    Reference Guide

    May 2 1974

    If You Talk In Your Sleep/ Help Me Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies

    July 1974
    Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
    Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 1 See See Rider Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 2 I Got A Woman/ Amen Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 3 Love Me Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 4 Tryin' To Get To You Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 5 Medley Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 6 Why Me Lord Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 7 How Great Thou Art Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 8 Blueberry Hill/ I Can't Stop Loving You Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 9 Help Me Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 10 An American Trilogy Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 11 Let Me Be There Elvis Presley - The Albums and Singles Thread pt3 The Seventies
    track 12 My Baby Left Me
    track 13 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
    track 14 Can't Help Falling In Love

    Oct 1 1974
    Promised Land/It's Midnight

    Oct 1974
    Having Fun With Elvis On Stage


    Jan 8 1975
    Promised Land

    1 Promised Land
    2 There's A Honky Tonk Angel
    3 Help Me
    4 Mr Songman
    5 Love Song Of The Year
    6 It's Midnight
    7 Your Love's Been A Long Time Comin'
    8 If You Talk In Your Sleep
    9 Thinking About You
    10 You Asked Me To

    Jan 1975
    My Boy/Thinking About You

    Mar 1975
    Pure Gold


    Apr 22 1975
    T-R-O-U-B-L-E/Mr Songman

    May 7 1975
    Elvis Today

    1 Trouble
    2 And I Love You So
    3 Susan When She Tried
    4 Woman Without Love
    5 Shake A Hand
    6 Pieces Of My Life
    7 Fairytale
    8 I Can Help
    9 Bringin' It Back
    10 Green Green Grass Of Home

    Sep 24 1975
    Pieces Of My Life/Bringin' It Back Home

    Dec 1975
    Double Dynamite


    Jan 1976
    Legendary Performer vol 2

    Harbor Lights
    Interview - Jay Thompson
    I Want you I Need You I Love You take 15
    Cane and a High Starched Collar
    Award Presentation thanks @ClausH
    Such A Night

    Mar 21 1976
    The Sun Sessions


    1976
    From Elvis Presley Blvd

    1 Hurt
    2 Never Again
    3 Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain
    4 Danny Boy
    5 The Last Farewell
    6 For The Heart
    7 Bitter They Are Harder They Fall
    8 Solitaire
    9 Love Coming Down
    10 I'll Never Fall In Love Again

    Nov 1976
    Frankie and Johnny (Pickwick)


    Nov 29 1976
    Moody Blue/ She Thinks I Still Care

    Mar 1977
    Welcome To My World


    June 6 1977
    Way Down/Pledging My Love

    July 18 1977
    Moody Blue

    1 Unchained Melody
    2 If You Love Me
    3 Little Darlin'
    4 He'll Have To Go
    5 Let Me Be There
    6 Way Down
    7 Pledging My Love
    8 Moody Blue
    9 She Thinks I Still Care
    10 It's Easy For You

    The King Is Dead

    Oct 3 1977
    Elvis In Concert

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 5
    Part 6

    Oct 28 1977
    My Way/ America The Beautiful
     
  17. minkahed

    minkahed Forum Resident

    Sorry, but I just can't stand the phrase "blue-eyed soul".
     
  18. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    I prefer "****ing bad ass", myself.
    :D
     
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  19. Iceman08

    Iceman08 Forum Resident

    I never even knew that Willie Nelson covered Always On My Mind- could it be that this is mainly a "USA phenomenom"?
    Here in Germany the Pet Shop Boys' version was a huge and lasting hit and it is still played regulary on the radio (I think I never heard Elvis' version on the radio- but also I never heard Willie's version).

    In a similiar way it puzzles me that singers like Garth Brooks or The Judds, Carrie Underwood are massive stars in THE U.S. and nearly unknown over here (like vice versa Cliff Richard or Robbie Williams in the USA).
     
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  20. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

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    To be honest Elvis wasn't charting very high at the time.
     
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  21. shanebrown

    shanebrown Forum Resident

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    It's worth remembering that Always on my Mind was voted the "Nation's favourite Elvis song" in the UK for a major TV show not all that long ago.
     
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  22. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums Thread Starter

    It has certainly grown in stature of the years.
     
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  23. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    Yeah, Country music is primarily a U.S. genre.
     
  24. minkahed

    minkahed Forum Resident

    Almost a complete album right there.
     
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  25. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    8 tracks - it would almost qualify as a Camden LP :D
     

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