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Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:04 pm

good review shane brown .



i have both versions of Lp in my collection - one had a pic of Elvis wearing blue aqua suit from Vegas on cover and the other version had Elvis wearing the red waist coat from 68 on cover .


good songs on these 2 different version of same Lp title i have .-

Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:31 pm

I also have both versions. The english version on cassette...if anybody reminds that format :oops:

Good review!

//Björn

Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:39 pm

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:57 am

Nice review Shane. I too think High Heel Sneakers should've been on the lp instead of Long Legged Girl.

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:51 am

I always liked this, and some of the other camden / pickick albums, as they gave me a cheap price to start my collection. I had one called Return To Sender, from what I remember, that included Whole Lotta Shakin Going On - still one of my favourite 70's rockers!

For what it's worth, Elvis is standing in front of the bordello set from the 68 special, and the pic was one of the publicity shots for the special.

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:18 am

DarrylMac wrote:I always liked this, and some of the other camden / pickick albums, as they gave me a cheap price to start my collection. I had one called Return To Sender, from what I remember, that included Whole Lotta Shakin Going On - still one of my favourite 70's rockers!

For what it's worth, Elvis is standing in front of the bordello set from the 68 special, and the pic was one of the publicity shots for the special.


I have "Return to sender" too, with a shot of Elvis from "Flaming star" on the cover. A poster was included.

//Björn

Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:41 am

That's an enjoyable review, Shane, and it's close to what I would have written. It's one of my favorites, I'm not ashamed to say.

I grew up with the "Stay Away" version at the end, and do prefer it to the hoe-down that is "Stay Away, Joe," however.

Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:27 pm

Stay Away Joe was the last track on Almost In Love album first release. Stay Away is last on the remastered version. Somebody made a mistake about those tracks.

AIL

Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:04 am

I still play this album a lot. The title cut is a nice opener, one of the best of the later movie songs. Edge of Reality and Rubberneckin' are excellent, too, far from the bland material featured in the mid-60's flicks. I love Elvis' vocal on Stay Away, and Charro is a challenging song that brings out Elvis' best. The rest of the album is enjoyable, in fact this thrown together collection is stronger than some of the "proper" studio albums of the 70's (Love Letters from Elvis, Elvis Now).

Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:59 pm

Shane: Great review. Always enjoyed this album. Bought all the Camden/Pickwick albums released back in the day except the Frankie & Johnny release.

Bought all 4 of the CD release/re-releases so far. Will buy others if they release more. Guess they won't release any this year according to what I read somewhere.

These Camden/Pickwicl albums hold a lot of great memories for me.

Keep those great reviews coming.

Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:02 pm

For anybody that bought the new "Elvis at the movies" set am I correct in assuming that the last five tracks on the second disc of this set are the Camden "Almost in love" album mixes? They sure sound like them...

16. Stay Away
17. A Little Less Conversation
18. Charro!
19. Clean Up Your Backyard
20. Rubberneckin'

Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:32 am

From EIN review . . .

"The 'Almost In Love' CD has been mastered from the original Camden LP Master tape and so it does feature the original mixes but at the same time has that rather flat-ish sound of the old Camden LPs. Knowing what great sound we can now get from Elvis' original Masters I do find some of the tracks a little disappointing but let's face it, The Colonel was never going to put quality money behind these budget albums! 'Almost In Love' immediately doesn't have the sparkle of the Double Features version and 'Edge Of Reality' is a muffled mono-ish mix. However to be honest some tracks like 'Long Legged Girl' sound fine, (I guess because it was rough to start with!)"

So I sure hope the 'At the Movies' are not these audio versions!

Full EIN review here>
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/cdreview_almostinlove.html

and if you hadn't noticed ..
"There a few anomalies with 'Almost In Love' having the guitar intro edited down by 4 bars. (The Master runs 3.02 which this "Camden" sleeve indicates, although the track only runs 2.52! ) Similarly 'Edge Of Reality' is shamefully faded out @ 3.13, so it misses that great "Hah!" that Elvis gives towards the end of the full-length Master. The sleeve again incorrectly says 3.27. But what am I doing here? - Picking errors on a Camden LP! The Colonel must be laughing all the way to the bank! "

I still think it is a real fun listen.
Would would expect two 'new millenium' chart hits on such a budget package!

Cheers
Piers

Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:35 am

Shane, excellent review!

Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:17 am

I agree with any remark you made, Shane.

The material holds together well with the one exception you singled out.
Long legged girl, however, is fun to listen with that wild scratchy guitar intro, and if you don't like it, it's over before you start get annoyed by it.

I liked the title song from the beginning (and it is still one of my movie favorites today). Almost in love is lounge pure.

Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:35 am

I've even picked up spare copies of the new budget eissue of "Almost in Love" to give away to some nominal fans who I know appreciate Elvis' "out there" '60s output. This is one near-classic package that captures, as they might have said back then, "the many moods" of Elvis Presley.

Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:26 am

I just went to Walgreens drugstore tonite and saw all the Elvis Camden budget cd's selling for $5 apiece !!!

I picked up Separate Ways and Burning Love And Hits From His Movies and a few extra copies of the others ...

The sound quality, IMHO, sounds real good on these discs.

Great bargain.

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:29 pm

You bought Burning Love and Hits From His Movies? For shame!! Don't you know that's the prime offender. The worst of the Camden lot according to many fan(atics)? That's okay. I bought one too. Sure was great to hear Burning Love; Tender Feeling; Am I Ready; etc. in their "proper" running order once again.

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:56 am

I haven't picked up Burning Love and Separate Ways yet, but I will!
But, then that's as far as I will go regarding the Camden LP's.
At the time they really made sense, even including C'mon Everybody and I Got Lucky. Because they contained tracks hard to find or never released on album before, back then!

Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:16 am

Listened to this one again last night. IMHO better than some of the 'proper" albums than came out later (Love Letters from Elvis, Elvis Now, Elvis Fool). If those albums had come out on Camden, I'd have no complaints. Camden was the place to dump the outtakes and throwaway material. Albums like "Almost in Love" and "Let's Be Friends" were a good buy for the time - and this one includes 2 recent hit singles! Amazing! also shows how much the movie material had improved towards the end ("Almost in Love", "Edge of Reality", "Rubberneckin'", "Stay Away", "Charro", "ALLC").

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Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:44 pm

karlos wrote:good review shane brown .



i have both versions of Lp in my collection - one had a pic of Elvis wearing blue aqua suit from Vegas on cover and the other version had Elvis wearing the red waist coat from 68 on cover .


good songs on these 2 different version of same Lp title i have .-


Have been looking through the board at old threads as I only joined last week. But I'm lost. What review are you talking about on this thread??

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Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:18 am

poormadpeter wrote:
karlos wrote:good review shane brown .



Have been looking through the board at old threads as I only joined last week. But I'm lost. What review are you talking about on this thread??

Unfortunately you won't be able to read this review until you have paid your subscription. Let me know when you're ready and I'll send you my address. Please note Paypal is NOT accepted...cash only I'm afraid.

Re: Almost In Love - Revisited

Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:23 am

Now, I may be mad but I ain't completely nuts! ;)