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Best track on "Elvis´Gold records vol. 4" LP 1968

Poll ended at Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:28 pm

Love letters
3
16%
Witchcraft
1
5%
It Hurts Me
7
37%
What'd I Say
1
5%
Please Don't Drag That String Around
2
11%
Indescribably Blue
1
5%
(You're The) Devil in Disguise
2
11%
Mess of Blues
0
No votes
Ain't That Loving You Baby
0
No votes
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
2
11%
 
Total votes : 19

Best track on "Elvis´ Gold records vol. 4" LP 1968

Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:28 pm

I hope that I don´t tire you with so many polls this week, but I have been silent a couple of weeks, and I will probably have less time in the future too. I don´t count vol 5 in this serie, so to me this is the last of the golden records. Many will say that this is the weakest one, but strangely enough, this one is the one that spins around most in my stereo. Not his greatest hits, but there are certainly interesting songs on it. 2 have to go. I feel that the organ on "Ask me" sounds very dated so thats number one. I like the rest of the tracks but no 2 to go is "Lonely man", which is lovely but sounds different to the other "Nashville-sounding" tracks (Yes I know..."What´d I say" wasn´t recorded in Nashville). "Just tell her Jim.." is nice, but has an annoying triangle way too loud in the mix. "Devil.." is brilliant but so are the sax solo in Witchcraft too. A party hit! I prefer the fast version of "Ain´t that loving you baby". So I´m down to choose between "A mess of blues" or "It hurts me". Both are incredible performances (Elvis didn´t come close to the master on his 68 version of the latter song). The drum fills are incredible on a "Mess of blues". Status Quo played the drum fills exactly like Elvis´version. But at the end of the day, I must give my vote to "It hurts me".

Vote on!

Regards!

Björn

Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:56 pm

No one will prevent me from voting for Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello! It was the fourth song on my first Elvis cassette, after I Got Stung, One Night and Big Hunk. And just before Now Or Never.

Re: Best track on "Elvis´ Gold records vol. 4" LP

Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:03 pm

dreambear wrote:I hope that I don´t tire you with so many polls this week, but I have been silent a couple of weeks, and I will probably have less time in the future too. I don´t count vol 5 in this serie, so to me this is the last of the golden records. Many will say that this is the weakest one, but strangely enough, this one is the one that spins around most in my stereo. Not his greatest hits, but there are certainly interesting songs on it. 2 have to go. I feel that the organ on "Ask me" sounds very dated so thats number one. I like the rest of the tracks but no 2 to go is "Lonely man", which is lovely but sounds different to the other "Nashville-sounding" tracks (Yes I know..."What´d I say" wasn´t recorded in Nashville). "Just tell her Jim.." is nice, but has an annoying triangle way too loud in the mix. "Devil.." is brilliant but so are the sax solo in Witchcraft too. A party hit! I prefer the fast version of "Ain´t that loving you baby". So I´m down to choose between "A mess of blues" or "It hurts me". Both are incredible performances (Elvis didn´t come close to the master on his 68 version of the latter song). The drum fills are incredible on a "Mess of blues". Status Quo played the drum fills exactly like Elvis´version. But at the end of the day, I must give my vote to "It hurts me".

Vote on!

Regards!

Björn


Dreambear, these polls are a lot of fun and gives us a good read on who likes what, thanks again. As far as my favorite track, it's a tie between It Hurts Me, and Devil in Disguise, both performed brilliantly by our guy!

Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:04 pm

"Love Letters", "It Hurts Me", "Indescribably Blue", "(You're The) Devil in Disguise", "Mess of Blues" and "Ain't That Loving You, Baby" are all equally brilliant, IMO.

Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:10 pm

I Love all the tracks on here so it's hard to choose, but because we can't choose all of them, I will go for Witchcraft.. Love it!!

Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:47 pm

I voted for Please Don't Drag That String Around. Could have been an A side too. One of my favourite B sides.

Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:12 am

One of my all time favorite Elvis songs has always been (You're The) Devil In Disquise. Just below that would be It Hurts Me.

Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:56 pm

I voted for LOVE LETTERS. I like the intimate mood.

Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:02 pm

shanebrown wrote:It Hurts Me, along with Tomorrow Is A Long Time, must rank as Elvis' greatest ballad performance during the wilderness years. It Hurts Me gets my vote. A masterpiece.


Would "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" rank as a ballad? I've always thought of it more as a slow folk/blues. In either case I agree, these are two of Elvis' best performances from the mid 60s period.

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:01 am

i love this LP , one of my very first as a kid when i was about 12 years old
i love all the tracks !
i voted for: JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO ! what a sweet sad song & fantastic vocal
sincerely
LIOR :wink:

Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:06 am

It´s very hard to guess the winner here. 5-6 tracks have a good chance. Exciting!


//Björn

Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:32 pm

You are right this is a great album, one of the first I owned back when I started collecting in 1982.

Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:26 pm

dreambear wrote:It´s very hard to guess the winner here. 5-6 tracks have a good chance. Exciting!


//Björn


I have to quote myself for the first, and probably last time. It hurts me won comfortably and it is a masterpiece!

Thanks for voting//Björn