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Best track on GL Blues" LP 1960

Poll ended at Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:23 pm

Tonight Is So Right For Love
3
18%
What's She Really Like
0
No votes
Frankfort Special
1
6%
Wooden Heart
0
No votes
G.I. Blues
0
No votes
Pocketful Of Rainbows
5
29%
Shoppin' Around
3
18%
Big Boots
0
No votes
Didja´ever
0
No votes
Doin' The Best I Can
5
29%
 
Total votes : 17

Best track on "GL Blues" LP 1960

Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:23 pm

This is not one of my favourites. Not even my favourite among the soundtracks. Sometimes I think it´s because it was the album that was released after the marvellous "Is back". And here we talk about a huge let down! One song have to go and I almost can´t decide which one of Big boots or Didja´ ever that´s the loser. I find Didja´ever a bit irritating. But "Blue suede shoes" is the track that has to go. A better version is to be found on his debut album. I have no big favourites on this album (some times I do sing a bit of "What´s she really likes in the shower :) ...), but the alternate version of "Shoppin´around" on the "silver box" is really good. So the "wrong" version of that song gets my vote.

Now, over to you folks!

Vote on!

Björn

Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:08 pm

I’ve never heard of the GL album, Bjørn. :P

The best track from the GI Blues album is a though call. It’s not a bad soundtrack, everything considered. Today, I’ll vote for "Shoppin’ Around". Tomorrow, it might be "Pocketful of Rainbows". Or something else, maybe even "Blue Suede Shoes", which should have been left in. "Big Boots" should have been the one to go, if for nothing else then for the poor running time.

Per

Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:34 pm

thekingisalive wrote:I’ve never heard of the GL album, Bjørn. :P

The best track from the GI Blues album is a though call. It’s not a bad soundtrack, everything considered. Today, I’ll vote for "Shoppin’ Around". Tomorrow, it might be "Pocketful of Rainbows". Or something else, maybe even "Blue Suede Shoes", which should have been left in. "Big Boots" should have been the one to go, if for nothing else then for the poor running time.

Per


I see your point, but the one´s that like Blue suede shoes (I voted on that song myself), had the possibility to vote on that track on the "Elvis Presley" poll. Aha...it should have been Gl instad of GL??? :wink:

//Björn

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:36 pm

I voted for Pocketful of Rainbows. One of my favourite Elvis ballads. GI Blues is my favourite soundtrack but I did not like Blue Suede Shoes. Not so good as the 56 version.

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:55 pm

I also voted for : POCKETFUL OF RAINBOWS this one is my favorite & the one i hear most from the G.I. BLUES LP
sincerely
LIOR

Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:36 am

I remember when I first heard this album way back in the day how
"Tonight Is So Right For Love" just reached out and grabbed me.
Moreso, than any of the other songs. Although, I enjoy a number of them.
Last edited by JerryNodak on Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:40 pm

Pocketful Of Rainbows got my vote.

Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:41 pm

"Doin' The Best I Can"

Magical.

But the title track is very good, too.

Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:35 pm

Don't care much for this album, either... How disappointed Elvis must have been to get material like this after the Elvis Is Back sessions... Voted for Doin' The Best I Can, although I find The Jordanaires a bit irritating on that song... Pocketful Of Rainbows is also very good. Would have made a great EP, this one.

Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:41 am

Hav-A-Tampa wrote:Don't care much for this album, either... How disappointed Elvis must have been to get material like this after the Elvis Is Back sessions... Voted for Doin' The Best I Can, although I find The Jordanaires a bit irritating on that song... Pocketful Of Rainbows is also very good. Would have made a great EP, this one.


Spot on! I think we often have the same opinion. We will be known as the "Swedes that stick together"! :D

//Björn

Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:51 pm

And here are the results. Equal between Doin´the best I can and Pocketful of rainbows. I voted on Shoppin´around, but of these two I dig Pocketful... a bit more.

Regards//Björn

Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:16 pm

G I Blues was the best album and a No 1 in 1960 in the UK. How can it be a bad album?

Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:12 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:G I Blues was the best album and a No 1 in 1960 in the UK. How can it be a bad album?


Being no 1 and quality is not the same thing. If you still think so, you better rush and buy this weeks no 1 : Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake
"Give It To Me" :wink:

I don´t think anybaody said it was a bad album, but a let down after "Is back" and a disappointment.

//Björn