Anything about Elvis
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Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:34 pm
I pitched this idea to Ernst and Roger while we were having a few drinks at a lap dancing bar last night.........they agree it's a great idea and have already compiled a CD which will be in the shops by lunchtime. There is talk of an accompanying movie but don't hold your breath!
Seriously it's a good idea and has the potential to slot in alternate takes etc that don't warrant padding out a regular compilation.
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:37 pm
Hey yeah, i never thought of that. This idea just keeps getting better
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:59 pm
It should also include "Never Been To Spain" to emphasise
the lack of a world tour
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:53 am
I have all ready included that. I finished the 2nd part of it last night
So here it is:
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)
Too much monkey business (The hollywood years)
Big Boss man (dedicated to the colonel)
Hawaiian wedding song (marrying Priscilla)
One night (68 comeback)
If i can dream (Elvis's plea for peace on the comeback special)
Suspicious minds (Elvis's first number 1 in 4 years plus his failing marriage)
Viva Las Vegas (The Las Vegas opening)
Johnny B.Goode (To reflect how far he has come)
Walk a mile in my shoes (relating to Elvis's critics and his lifestyle)
MSG excerpt: Is your wife Priscilla wth you?
Seperate ways (break up with Priscilla)
Interview of Elvis at MSG about touring over seas)
Never been to Spain (Elvis's failed dream of a world tour)
You gave me a mountain (Aloha version, reflecting on his tragic part of life)
I'll remember you (Elvis on hsi mothers death and the very reason for the Aloha special)
Promised land (touring in the 70s)
Pieces of my life (Elvis reflecting on the sad parts of his lfe)
My way (Elvis looking back on his trials and triumphs)
So thats a rough sketch of how i'd like it, but i ahve about 5 others that reflect on Elvis's death :American Trilogy, Young and beautiful, Take my hand,precious lord, Long black limousine, Memories
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:16 am
How about also Mama Liked The Roses for the time when Gladys died.
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:24 am
See, thats the absolute problem Jeff. There are a lot of songs that relate to his life, but i had to cut it down. If i listed every song possibly linked to Elvis's life, it'd be a mess. I have 3 songs dedicated to his mother's death in there
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:40 am
Thats a neat idea you have come up with Scott, really like reading everybodies setlist and what they think..i believe this would be an awesome release.
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:53 am
I have grown to like it more and more as i think about it Brad. With alternate takes, interviews, and radio spots, this could really be the definitive audio biography
Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:49 am
To sum up our feelings about your incessant bitching, how about "A Little Less Conversation"???
It's really sad how someone comes up with a brilliant idea and it turns into a joke.
That goes to show there's too much childsplay on here.