Post here all polls related to Elvis Albums/Songs Etc.

Best track on "How great thou art" LP 1967

Poll ended at Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:28 pm

How Great Thou Art
2
9%
In The Garden
2
9%
Somebody Bigger Than You And I
3
14%
Farther Along
1
5%
So High
0
No votes
Where Could I Go But To The Lord
2
9%
By And By
0
No votes
Run On
4
18%
Where No One Stands Alone
7
32%
Crying In The Chapel
1
5%
 
Total votes : 22

Best track on "How great thou art" LP 1967

Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:28 pm

I can´t imagine what relief it must have been for the fans, when this album was released (if you´re into gospel of course) after the soundtracks of the mid sixties. As a gospel album, it sems perfect to me and it is my favourite of the three albums (the other two are great as well).

Three tracks have to go and it´s a pain to do it, because there´s not a bad track iin sight. Crying in the chapel doesn´t really fits vocally as it was recorded in 1960, but I can´t put that track away. So "Without him", "Stand by me", and If the lord wasn´t walking by my side must leave...for no particular reasons. To choose the winner is even harder, although the title track perhaps is the obvious winner, but I really love "Somebody bigger..", "Where could I go.." (it was even better in 1968) and Where no one stands alone". Just to surprise a few here, I give my vote to the last one.

Keep the votes coming!

Regards//Björn

Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:08 pm

I voted for Somebody Bigger Than You and I. A nice ballad I thought.

Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:52 pm

Where no one stands alone, my favorite Elvis Gospel (studio) song.

Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:33 pm

"In the Garden" for me. beautiful melody, beautiful lyrics and the one I imagine was the first he sang after he died.

(Occupational hazard imagining that kinda thing!)

Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:00 am

"Crying in the Chapel" is sheer bliss. I rate this as one of EP's finest vocal performances.

But my vote out of the songs recorded during the actual session and which appear on this album would be for the eponymous "How Great Thou Art". Elvis really nailed this one. His voice is deep, rich and majestic -- a "furious devout drench", to quote Philip Larkin.

One track I don't care greatly for is "Where No One Stands Alone". Compared to the impassioned, one-off 1977 live performance, this version sounds somewhat anemic and stale.

Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:39 am

I would have removed "Crying In The Chapel" from the 10 options and left on "Stand By Me". As great as "Crying In The Chapel" is, it was only ever a bonus track when it came to the "How Great Thou Art" album. On the flip side of this we must be very thankful to the fans that made the 1965 single such a success, for without them we may not have the “How Great Thou Art” album to enjoy today.

From the list my vote goes to: “Where Could I Go But To The Lord?”, I love the grove of this song.

Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:24 am

All the songs are great. It's a shame any had to go. All the tracks are "best." I'll vote for "How Great Thou Art."

Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:52 am

Cryogenic wrote:"Crying in the Chapel" is sheer bliss. I rate this as one of EP's finest vocal performances.

But my vote out of the songs recorded during the actual session and which appear on this album would be for the eponymous "How Great Thou Art". Elvis really nailed this one. His voice is deep, rich and majestic -- a "furious devout drench", to quote Philip Larkin.

One track I don't care greatly for is "Where No One Stands Alone". Compared to the impassioned, one-off 1977 live performance, this version sounds somewhat anemic and stale.


There´s no question about the passion of the 1977 recording, but he had better timing, breath control and vibrato on the studio master. So I really prefer the 1966 recording.

//Björn

Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:47 am

Suspicious Minds wrote:I voted for Somebody Bigger Than You and I.


So did I.

Btw, Spellbinder, shouldn't it be "Somebody Bigger Than You And Me"? Or is it just short for "Somebody Bigger Than You And I Thought"?

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:37 am

every track on this wonderful LP is diamond but i voted for:
RUN ON
also like very much: STAND BY ME , SOMEBODY BIGGER THAN YOU & I
sincerely
Lior

Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:21 pm

Where no one stands alone won over the mighty title track. It´s so fun when pure Elvis fans votes!

Thanks for voting!

//Björn