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Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:37 am

I was thinking a few nights a go, would'nt it be cool to make a cd collection based on the story of Elvis's life. The cd could be called 'Pieces of my life', and you could have songs that related to Elvis's feelings at a certain time

eg: Stranger in my own hometown was sung in 1969, probably reflecting back on how he thought before 1954

Hawaiian wedding song: pretty obvious

Thats some one you'll never forget: related to the death of his mother in 1958

This could be edited together with interviews from the early days, and also fitted with milestone songs like 'My happiness', the first song Elvis ever recorded, or 'Heartbreak hotel', the song that made him nationally famous in 1956, followed by the whole world

With all the damn compilation cds being put out, i thought this was a different kind of concept. It does'nt just relate to a certain genre of songs, it relates to an audio visual of Elvis's life. Just thought i might share it with you 8)

Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:51 am

It's a better idea than some of the things BMG has released. I would think My Way would be the final song on the CD. However, it's your idea, Scotty. You make the tracklisting.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:55 am

Funnily enough Rob, My way was the last track i was going to have. Its just really fitting for the end of his life.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:58 am

Or For The Good Times.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:17 am

I would assume that you would have Ito Eats to reflect his overweight years :!:

Along with Three Corn Patches to represent his farm :?:

Do doubt Go East Young Man to illustate his Dorsey New York odessy.

Hard Headed Woman = Priscilla.

Old MacDonald to portray the Graceland melange.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:20 am

Before they were going to release the 70's box set I wrote to Ernst and told him I thought the title should be "Pieces of my life". I still like the title and I still think they should use it.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:59 am

Parker = The Devil in Disguise.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:49 am

Separate Ways for the divorce.

Who Needs Money for shopping sprees.

Long Lonely Highway touring.

Too Much Monkey Business movie years.

Tiger Man comeback.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:16 am

"For The Millionth and the Last Time"

His last gold record !!!

Have I got the hang of this???? :oops:



Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:43 pm

ColinB wrote:Parker = The Devil in Disguise.

Brilliant! :lol:

Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:47 pm

KiwiAlan wrote:Hard Headed Woman = Priscilla

:P :P

Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:54 pm

Charlie Hodge = Cut Across, Shorty

[That was an Eddie Cochran song ! - The Management]

Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:21 pm

Indescibably Blue.

One of the home movies he made! :oops:


Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:31 pm

Let Me Be There should also be included and the gospel side, probably How Great Thou Art or Take My Hand, Precious Lord would be my picks.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:37 pm

I got a feeling in my body...
to reflect the fiftys, shake, rattle and roll era


Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:13 pm

This is gettin silly!

Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:11 pm

Jay33 wrote:It's really sad how someone comes up with a brilliant idea and it turns into a joke. :roll:
That goes to show there's too much childsplay on here.

I'll get my coat.

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:28 pm

Sometimes Tony, Gettin' a good Thang!!

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:12 am

Not a bad idea there Scott. Tempted to make my own version actually :)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:57 am

RCA's A Legendary Performer series followed a similar path, with interviews, hits and rarities -- especially Vol. 1 - 3 (1974 - 76 - 78).


Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:46 am

The CD Words & Music has parts of Elvis interviews before each song, except for Memories(the first track.


Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:10 am

cool idea scot.

Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:04 pm

Jay33-Your list was extremely close to what i had for the first draft, but i have cut it down a bit . I would'nt say its a brilliant idea, but just something i think is better than the 'compilation crap' being put out. Yes, its a compilation, but a very different one. Here is half omy version, i'm still working on the other half

Pieces of my life (excerpt)
Old shep (the first song he sung in public)
Memphis Tennessee (His move from Tupelo in 1948)
Steadfast, loyal, and true (His high school graduation)
My happiness (must be included, his first recorded song!)
Stranger in my own hometown (How he felt before starting out)
That's All Right (first popular recorded song of his career)
Good Rockin' Tonight (rockabilly begins)
Mystery Train (early days on tour)
Shake Rattle And Roll (sung on his first tv appearance)
Heartbreak Hotel (first #1 single)
Blue suede shoes (Elvis fashion in the 50's)
Hound dog (Milton Berle)- with attacks from the media
Promo for first movie/ Love me tender
Teddy bear dialogue on Ed Sullivan/Teddy bear
Thats someone you'll never forget (death of his mother)
Don't cry daddy (death of his mother)
Army interview/GI Blues (his induction into the Army)
Its now or never (Elvis's biggest record PLUS when he met Priscilla)
Army return interview/Fame and fortune (showing Elvis's changed attitude
Girls! Girls! Girls! (his love for women)

Your list is great, and like i said, EXTREMELY close to what i have for my first draft. But i ahve changed and deleted a few. Hope you don't mind, plus insert interviews and news spots in between, and i think it'd be pretty good. You'd probably be wondering why the hell i'd put songs like 'Memphis Tennessee' before they were even recorded. I take it as a sort of autobiographical look back, Elvis saying how he felt back then. I'm beginning to get quite happy about how this'll turn out BTW, i think BMG should release this kind of thing