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"Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:36 am

Recorded for the film "Kid Galahad" on October 27, 1961 at Radio Recorders Studio B, Hollywood. Thorne Nogar behind the console and assisting Elvis Presley with the production.

"Home Is Where The Heart Is" was written by the critically acclaimed lyricist Hal David ("Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and many others) and Sherman Edwards, an acclaimed songwriter ("Flaming Star", "Wonderful, Wonderful", Broadway musical and film "1776" ). I have not found the source, but Edwards supposedly stopped writing for pop or rock music having (words to the effect) been fed up by the Colonel Parker about the publishing.

One of my favorite ballads (soundtrack or otherwise) from Elvis in the 1960's. It is beautiful and the meaning rings true to this very day. I love the lyric "rolling stone", a phrase later to help define the 1960's in song and group. Not saying it was inspired by this. I just think it is neat.

Elvis worked hard for twenty one takes to get this one right. It was worth it. In my opinion, there are many vocalists that were/are better technically than Elvis Presley. But the one thing that few could compete with him, is how greatly he communicates to the listener. So much emotion, that I get the feeling that he is baring his soul! Very touching and moving for me.
Thank you Elvis! Home is where the heart is... Mine surely is!

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:41 am

See:

Home is where the heart is
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=91179


Home Is Where The Heart Is....**
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40369

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:34 am

The song is beautiful.And Elvis delivery is sublime.I can feel his soul.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:35 am

Juan Luis wrote:Recorded for the film "Kid Galahad" on October 27, 1961 at Radio Recorders Studio B, Hollywood. Thorne Nogar behind the console and assisting Elvis Presley with the production.

"Home Is Where The Heart Is" was written by the critically acclaimed lyricist Hal David ("Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and many others) and Sherman Edwards, an acclaimed songwriter ("Flaming Star", "Wonderful, Wonderful", Broadway musical and film "1776" ). I have not found the source, but Edwards supposedly stopped writing for pop or rock music having (words to the effect) been fed up by the Colonel Parker about the publishing.

One of my favorite ballads (soundtrack or otherwise) from Elvis in the 1960's. It is beautiful and the meaning rings true to this very day. I love the lyric "rolling stone", a phrase later to help define the 1960's in song and group. Not saying it was inspired by this. I just think it is neat.

Elvis worked hard for twenty one takes to get this one right. It was worth it. In my opinion, there are many vocalists that were/are better technically than Elvis Presley. But the one thing that few could compete with him, is how greatly he communicates to the listener. So much emotion, that I get the feeling that he is baring his soul! Very touching and moving for me.
Thank you Elvis! Home is where the heart is... Mine surely is!

love the song and Elvis' interpretation


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Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:20 pm

Beautiful ballad, perfectly sung. Elvis in mellow mood!

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:03 pm

It's a beautiful song. Love it.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:24 pm

Hi there!! :D :D :D.

Beautiful ballad :smt020. Only he could deliver it with that low voice. Elvis voice in the early 60´s is really awesome! 8). Bye for now :smt006.



P.S: Lola Albright was a stunning woman! :smt007. (She´s is still alive, aged 92).

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Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:30 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:See:

Home is where the heart is
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=91179


Home Is Where The Heart Is....**
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40369


Thank you for those totally relevant links, I had forgotten all about Ben going on holiday in 2008 and I'm glad RJM was feeling better at the start of this year but I think Juan is wanting us to discuss the song " home is where the heart is" rather than the concept of home being where the heart is.

Alan.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:10 pm

:lol:

One of my faves from the early 60's which finds The King in fine form.... including possibly one of the lowest notes that he ever hit!

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:15 pm

Its a lovely song beautifully sung and I thank you for starting this topic and others like it.

Alan.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:50 pm

Its a good one. The movies ballads were very good in the early 60's. Later on, they became interchangeable, but this one stands out. I agree, Lola was stunning. I was a fan of hers long before Kid Galahad.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:59 pm

One of Elvis' best movie tunes. It's better than some of the non-movie album tracks on Something For Everybody and Pot Luck.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:31 pm

My wife, not an Elvis fan, didn't care for the extra low note on this song. Didn't think he hit it as much as coughed it out. I like it as is, but she's not wrong.

In the 60's, I had the EP before I saw the movie, which I first saw on a Sunday Night At The Movies. I believe it was on NBC. Like many others, I'm sure, I was surprised when the chorus was repeated and contained a beautiful high note. Usually, movie songs were edited from the records. I was not happy that here, the record was edited and the complete recording was in the film. I do not believe the complete recording would not have fit on the EP and find it egregious the complete recording was withheld until long after Elvis' death.

Three very good songs in this film: this one, King Of The Whole Wide World, and I Got Lucky. The rest are junk which Elvis elevated with his marvelous interpretations.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:40 pm

I Got Lucky is not a good song, in my opinion. Far from it.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:54 pm

jurasic1968 wrote:I Got Lucky is not a good song, in my opinion. Far from it.

Well, I like it and find it quite catchy. Of course, Elvis elevates it. Do we both agree it's better than Riding The Rainbow?

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:59 pm

I Got Lucky is I Need Your Love Tonight a few years down the line.

Decent track with a light-hearted & easy-going charm.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:01 pm

Hard Rocker wrote:I Got Lucky is I Need Your Love Tonight a few years down the line.

Decent track with a light-hearted & easy-going charm.
I love it.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:03 pm

One of the few movie soundtracks I really like.
Just easy listening...thanks for bringing it up

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:14 pm

Elvis delivers one hell of a vocal performance on this song . . . just fantastic.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:08 pm

Elvis had some real hidden gems in some of those early 60's movie soundtracks... this is definitely one of them!

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:07 pm

If all 3 truncated songs had been released at their full length, it would have been pushing the boundaries of the 7" 45EP format. But I agree, sequenced in just the right manner they could have fit.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:29 am

I Got Lucky is a good song. Like it alot. Another proof that the movie songs where far from being all bad...

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:35 am

Only one of the truncated recordings edited some of Elvis' vocals. I'm satisfied with the edited I Got Lucky and KOTWWW for the EP release.

The rolling stone term used in the song was a very common term before the famous band got going.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:43 am

It's okay not great.

Re: "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:28 am

I love the "Kid Galahad" EP, especially "Home Is Where The Heart Is". Thanks, Juan.