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I first heard him sing this on Aloha, before I heard his 66 version, but which is your favourite live cut, I recently played Opening Night 72 and he sings it beautifully, I guess most will go for 73?


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dennyelvis wrote:I first heard him sing this on Aloha, before I heard his 66 version, but which is your favourite live cut, I recently played Opening Night 72 and he sings it beautifully, I guess most will go for 73?
I do, definitely.



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Like them all but the 66 original is top's with me.

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The 1966 version it's the best for me.



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dennyelvis wrote:I first heard him sing this on Aloha, before I heard his 66 version, but which is your favourite live cut, I recently played Opening Night 72 and he sings it beautifully, I guess most will go for 73?
I like the afternoon recording from Madison Square Garden on 6-10-1972, first issued by RCA in 1983 on Elvis: A Legendary Performer, Volume 4.

http://www.elvisinnorway.no/legperfvol4.html


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Dennyelvis, what did you think the first time you heard the 1966 version?

That MSG afternoon show is very good but he did have some extra voice cracks that afternoon.



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drjohncarpenter wrote:
dennyelvis wrote:I first heard him sing this on Aloha, before I heard his 66 version, but which is your favourite live cut, I recently played Opening Night 72 and he sings it beautifully, I guess most will go for 73?
I like the afternoon recording from Madison Square Garden on 6-10-1972, first issued by RCA in 1983 on Elvis: A Legendary Performer, Volume 4.

http://www.elvisinnorway.no/legperfvol4.html
Very nice performance but my go to version is 1973 Aloha
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Something about his look (starts at 1:38) that sums up the guy for me, that smile. It never fails to make me laugh, thanks E
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drjohncarpenter wrote:
dennyelvis wrote:I first heard him sing this on Aloha, before I heard his 66 version, but which is your favourite live cut, I recently played Opening Night 72 and he sings it beautifully, I guess most will go for 73?
I like the afternoon recording from Madison Square Garden on 6-10-1972, first issued by RCA in 1983 on Elvis: A Legendary Performer, Volume 4.

http://www.elvisinnorway.no/legperfvol4.html
Heh.. we agree on something here. This would be my favourite version too


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dennyelvis wrote:I first heard him sing this on Aloha, before I heard his 66 version, but which is your favourite live cut, I recently played Opening Night 72 and he sings it beautifully, I guess most will go for 73?
I too heard the Aloha '73 version long before I got my hands on the 'Spinout' album; before the needle crackled to that last track I wondered could it be the same song? Then the opening guitar began, telling me all I needed to know and I was mesmerised by that performance and that arrangement. I loved it and kind of appreciated the '73 version a little more somehow too. Come 1993 when I bought 'From Nashville To Memphis' I wondered how there could possibly be an unedited version of what seemed to me to be an already complete song? Well, we all know the answer and I loved it a little more.
If I had to grab one version off a sinking ship in some kind of bizarro situation, I'd reach for that 1966 master for sure - be it edited or not...


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I first heard this on the Profile set. "I'll be back....."

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The 1966 recording is unsurpassed. It's beautifully sung, and the unedited version first released on the 60s boxed set is even better.



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The Aloha version is memorable for how well he nails the bridge. The smile is genuine and justified. That part isn't actually sung in the same way in the studio version, so a direct comparison isn't possible, but overall the studio version is superior. Opening night '72 is nicely controlled, but the backing seems a little more overbearing. He took more care with the singing than in the summer though.


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January 14, 1973... the flute is beautiful in this version... number one in my book.



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poormadpeter2 wrote:The 1966 recording is unsurpassed. It's beautifully sung, and the unedited version first released on the 60s boxed set is even better.
Has the unedited version been released since, and is the mix on the 60s box slightly diff?


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elvis-fan wrote:January 14, 1973... the flute is beautiful in this version... number one in my book.
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stevelecher wrote:Dennyelvis, what did you think the first time you heard the 1966 version?

That MSG afternoon show is very good but he did have some extra voice cracks that afternoon.
The first time I heard the 66 I like many thought it's a bit slower, but beautifully sung, in fact its so controlled its almost 61/2 quality, on the negative side I first thought it dragged a little but I think the Aloha rendition made me think that!
I also want to ask u guys if like Love Letters could he have cut a decent Studio version of it in 72/3?


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First time I heard the unedited version on the 60's box I thought it was such a shame that it had not been released in that version as a single at the time. A sublime recording that could have done very well. Quality ballads were still charting against the grain with things like Jim Reeves Distant Drums, and Sinatra Strangers In The Night and Elvis himself the previous year with Crying In The Chapel. I believe Elvis himself may have thought it a worthy contender given the vocal performance and commitment he gives it and the fact that he revisited the song for the live shows.

I DJ and have played this track at non Elvis discos as I pack down and the lights go up and have had people come up and ask about it and comment what a lovely song it is. I think it could yet have a market as a hidden gem



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I never really cared for the studio version, especially the unedited version, but do like most live versions. Best one being the one recorded at Madison Square Garden in 1972.




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dennyelvis wrote:
poormadpeter2 wrote:The 1966 recording is unsurpassed. It's beautifully sung, and the unedited version first released on the 60s boxed set is even better.
Has the unedited version been released since, and is the mix on the 60s box slightly diff?
Don't know on that one, sorry. The Guitar Man Ftd perhaps?




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The studio version has always been one of my favorites and I still play it often (it has a personal meaning for me).




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The unedited master of I'll Remember You is indeed on Elvis Sings Guitar Man



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I like the June 1972 version best, and especially the line "Oh, so lonely." So pretty. Listened to it earlier today.

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TJ wrote:The Aloha version is memorable for how well he nails the bridge. The smile is genuine and justified. That part isn't actually sung in the same way in the studio version, so a direct comparison isn't possible, but overall the studio version is superior. Opening night '72 is nicely controlled, but the backing seems a little more overbearing. He took more care with the singing than in the summer though.
Almost agree with everything you wrote...



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I first heard "I'll Remember You" on the "Aloha" show and i loved it!! The flute was beautiful in the song!! I also even like the official studio version of the song. Shoot, I like the song, itself, period!! Elvis sings it beautifully!


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