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Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:58 am

JimmyCool wrote:The December 13, 1975 MS is just beautiful.


Totally agree with ya Jimmy
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Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Renan wrote:And apparently, Elvis wanted to place the song again in his setlist for the August / September 1974 Las Vegas season:

August 14th, 1974 (Wednesday - Evening)
RCA Studio's, Hollywood, California


Something
I'm Leavin'
It's Over
The First Time
The Twelfth Of Never
Steamroller Blues
Just Pretend
Early Morning Blues
Down In The Alley
Fool
I'll Remember You
Johnny B Goode
I Walk The Line
Hello Josephine
Wabash Canonball
Faded Love
She's Not You
Suzie Q
Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On
You Gave Me A Mountain
I Just Can't Help Believin'
It's A Matter Of Time
Teddy Bear
Don't Be Cruel

Source:
http://keithflynn.com/essential_lists/r ... -1974.html

Definitely hope a tape of this rehearsal comes out someday. Be particularly interested in hearing "She's Not You."

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:12 am

U.S. Male1990 wrote:The 1972 version is excellent as well.

In 1975, however, it's almost as if he's trying to assure the fans, as futile as it may have been, that underneath the sweaty, puffy build, garish jumpsuits, and lifeless eyes, that the real Elvis is still there, and things will get back together. Looking at it from this angle, you can't help but appreciate these performances.

Man, if someone asked me to present Elvis singing "Just Pretend," I would choose one of the two RCA August 1970 recordings, probably 8-12-1970 MS. His 1975 recordings are not as well-sung, and should not be elevated because of a struggle against his "sweaty, puffy build, garish jumpsuits, and lifeless eyes."

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:34 am

I can't get excited over the 1975 renditions of the song. While the spring and summer shows are, more often than not, pleasant ways to spend an hour or so with Elvis in good humour and good voice, the December shows seem to be somewhat forced. While some performances are enjoyable enough, not least the Dinner at Eight show because of the superior sound quality, songs such as Just Pretend and How Great Thou Art find Elvis in bellowing mode, which do neither song any favours.

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:19 pm

Ciscoking wrote:I like the version from December 1975 in Vegas very much....
very committed ...

I like them too.

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:53 pm

ekenee wrote:
Johnny2523 wrote:Whats your favourite version of this song performed in 1975, For me my favourite version comes from december 6 1975, which is featured on the Live In Las Vegas box, Because it was still fresh. Elvis remark on ''we did this song about 3 years ago'' Was kind of right because the last time he performed it was in november '72.


All the versions from 1975 are too close to call.

And when Elvis remarked when "we did a song about ......" he is referring to the studio recording, and he was often off a few years.


Yeah that's Elvis' great memory about his own career showing itself again but that's a whole other story. We don't want that Tigerman argument starting up again. :wink: He made the same mistake with The Wonder of You. when he sang it in 1975 he kept saying he recorded it two years earlier.

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:54 pm

DEH wrote:Yeah that's Elvis' great memory about his own career showing itself again but that's a whole other story. We don't want that Tigerman argument starting up again. :wink: He made the same mistake with The Wonder of You. when he sang it in 1975 he kept saying he recorded it two years earlier.


Thanks.

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:00 am

:D i love the Dec 10th 75' show version when he had 2 false starts b4 getting it right.!~ :D

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:23 am

Agree the 8-12-70 version of Just Pretend is sublime, and with an Elvis at the peak of his powers, delivering probably one of the greatest single concerts of his whole career. In short it is as good as it gets. No worries though, you set the bar that high, maybe you wont match it again, at least we have it on film.

So sorry i guess i mean that 1975 is a pale comparison. Just my opinion.

Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:30 am

GERRY wrote:Agree the 8-12-70 version of Just Pretend is sublime, and with an Elvis at the peak of his powers, delivering probably one of the greatest single concerts of his whole career. In short it is as good as it gets. No worries though, you set the bar that high, maybe you wont match it again, at least we have it on film.

So sorry i guess i mean that 1975 is a pale comparison. Just my opinion.


I agree.

BTW, I fixed your avatar, here it is, if you want to upload it:

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Re: Best Version of Just Pretend in 1975?

Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:05 pm

Thankyou!, that is very kind of you Doc.