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Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:21 pm
they said this song is a faster version
but to be it's med slow version of this song
what do you guys thank.
Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:41 pm
The print is pretty small, but it actually says first version not fast version !!
Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:49 pm
It does say first version on the box set; but I remember first reading about the set on a website, before it was released, and that definitely said fast version!
Nice version nevertheless and a great box set.
Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:55 pm
He recorded 'Singing Tree' on the 11th September, 1967, and then did a remake on the 12th.
The 2nd version is a little different, but there isn't any noticeable change in tempo between the two.
Wed Jul 23, 2003 8:30 pm
Do you know if he overdubbed any of his harmonizing on the first version, or was it just his solo vocal on those takes?
Wed Jul 23, 2003 8:46 pm
It seems that Elvis only did his harmony vocal overdub on the remake.
He obviously felt that the song [which was never going to be a classic] needed something extra !
It was all to no avail, as it remains bland and insipid, with some of the silliest words in a non-film song that he ever did.
Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:14 pm
I remember first hearing the song as a 'bonus' on a soundtrack, and I liked it then. The lyrics are pretty silly - but I do like the way Elvis sings it.
The harmonizing with himself works particularly well.