Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:10 am
rjm wrote:stevelecher wrote:Her version is lovely, and then Elvis takes it to the moon. What a great reading from Elvis. The older I get, the more I love it.
I agree. She essentially "finished" the song in a way that no one else who had previously recorded it. There were a few versions. So, on a creative level, she's the one who created the song that Elvis, in this case, truly interpreted. And that it was he did: in the traditional sense, interpreted it with his voice. And I would say that instead of "taking it to the moon," he took it down under the sea. He added a graceful bleakness, a desolation that almost has no bottom. Just in the singing. She did the arranging, and in doing so really made it into the song it became.
And there's a trivia quiz! What lyric did Elvis omit? You wouldn't think he did, but he did. I'm not sure why, but that particular word, or phrase just didn't appeal to him. I think it has to do with the particular feel of his singing: it's smooth . . . but not in a slick way at all. And this phrase would have interfered.
Anyone catch it? I think everyone else sings it, but him.
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:45 am
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George Smith wrote:What's my prize?
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:59 am
Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:02 am
George Smith wrote:The George Smith Cup for carrying around huge amounts of useless trivia in the back of your head.
Snappy title, huh.
Wed May 14, 2014 1:24 am
Wed May 14, 2014 7:42 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:Mike Windgren wrote:drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks. No, it will never stop!
Let us know what you think of the LP if you find a copy.
Will do if I find a nice copy and for an affordable price .
In the meantime let´s everybody over here listen to Odetta´s version of: Tomorrow Is a Long Time . You´re right Elvis did a carbon copy of her version. Thanks!
Her version is lovely, although Elvis puts a lot into his 1966 recording. One wonders if he listened a lot to the Boyer record after learning RCA decided to bury the track on Spinout as a "bonus" cut.
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