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most underrated 70's song ?

Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:44 pm

HI all

what do you think is the most underrated (elvis' ) song of the seventies ?

my opinion is

studio : got my mojo workin'
live : america the beautiful

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:03 pm

Yii, for many years I could not bear to listen to this track- the"original" version that is, with his " ..and I mish you ..." :(

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:05 pm

Very difficult question. There are many hidden gems amongst the more mediocre, and it is hard to judge what song is under rated :smt017

(There's a) Honky Tonk Angel (who'll take me back in) from Promised Land is awesome to my ears, but not widely discussed (or liked?)

I would also agree that It's Midnight is great, but I personally would not consider that under rated - most fans I know love the song!!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:26 pm

Just like BIGREDG said: its very difficult question....
there are so many from the '70, like:
The one i listening right now:
SWEET ANGELINE 1973 (diamond for me )
others:
ILL NEVER KNOW ( great, just great ! )
RAGS TO RICHES ( Elvis voice is amazing here...love it )
WE CAN MAKE THE MORNING
THINKING ABOUT YOU
GOOD TIME CHARLIES GOT THE BLUES
:wink:
take care everyone
LIOR

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:32 pm

2 come to mind."The Sound Of Your Cry" original version and "Woman Without Love"(Legendary Performer version- without backing singers) Why the song wasnt released like that is a crime.

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:34 pm

I Just CanĀ“t Help Believing
Susan When she Tried
Just Pretend
Danny Boy

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:40 pm

The Sound Of Your Cry & Sylvia

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:44 pm

Three Corn Patches!!!



8)

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:49 pm

Oh behave Sam!
I think a lot of his 70s material was neglected or unfairly insulted.
How about Talk About the Good Times, Thinkin' About You, Good Time Charlie, Tomorrow Never Comes, Whole Lotta Shakin' - and many more
Rick

Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:16 pm

rickeap wrote:Oh behave Sam!

Rick


Seeing you asked so nicely!!! :wink:


Thinkin' About You, and You Asked Me To

Two of my favourite tracks from the Promised Land Album!!!

8)

Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:58 pm

sam wrote:Three Corn Patches!!!


Hidden deep inside somewhere is quite a good rockin' little song !

It's just that some of the words are a bit naff !

Especially the 'hook' !

A surprising lapse for the usually spot-on Jerry Leiber !

Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:11 pm

Denman wrote:The Sound Of Your Cry & Sylvia


Like both of them..especially the undubbed version of Sylvia.
The take of The Sound Of Your Cry on Nashville Marathon also is great.

Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:19 pm

"Tomorrow Never Comes"

A great performance which isn't known outside of the fan base.

Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:24 pm

Patch It Up studio version.

Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:25 pm

Matthew wrote:Patch It Up studio version.


Cool choice.
Why do many prefer the live version??

8)

Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:17 pm

Ciscoking wrote:
Denman wrote:The Sound Of Your Cry & Sylvia


Like both of them..especially the undubbed version of Sylvia.
The take of The Sound Of Your Cry on Nashville Marathon also is great.
I totally agree.

Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:39 pm

1970: How The Web Was Woven
1971: The Wonderful World of Christmas
1972: Where Do I Go From Here
1973: Sweet Angeline; You're Love's Been a Long Time Comin'; Find Out What's Happenin'
1975: Bringin' It Back
1976: It's Easy For You; Solitaire

Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:01 pm

sam wrote:
Matthew wrote:Patch It Up studio version.


Cool choice.
Why do many prefer the live version??

8)


I have no idea. The studio version packs more of a punch, rocks harder than the live version by far. I just wish it had a longer fade, I want to hear more of the ripping solo James goes into when the song ends!

Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:06 pm

How The Web Was Woven
Mary In The Morning
The Next Step Is Love (without strings)
When I'm Over You
It's Your Baby, You Rock It
We Can Make The Morning
Sylvia
For Ol' Times Sake
My Boy
If You Talk In Your Sleep (studio or live, great song)
It's Midnight
Woman Without Love (a very overlooked song)
For The Heart
I'm Leavin'
Patch It Up
I've Lost You
Rags To Riches (what a classic!)
The Sound Of Your Cry
It's A Matter Of Time
It's Only Love
Cindy, Cindy
Stranger In The Crowd
Don't Think Twice It's All Right
For Lovin' Me
Never Again
Love Coming Down
Solitaire
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall

Hey, I can go on.... :smt035 :smt003 :smt024 :smt026 :wink:

Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:08 pm

I'm going to say, Stranger in the Crowd.

Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:38 pm

sam wrote:
Matthew wrote:Patch It Up studio version.


Cool choice.
Why do many prefer the live version??

8)


For me the live version (which I believe is a key higher than the studio version) has more energy and is more rockin'. I never cared for the sound of the studio version...the mix was just muddy to me.

To answer the original question posed, there are lots to choose from but I'd have to go with When I'm Over You. I absolutely LOVE Burton's opening riff...

Axe

Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:01 pm

I will say PROMISED LAND. Best song from album, best Elvis 70s rocker, this version surpass lazy Berrys original million times. Elvis vocal is extremely strong and flexible, his phrasing without any mistake, tempo is much faster than in original version... Elvis is winning. It should be NO. 1.

Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:08 am

I've Got a Thing About You Baby.

Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:36 am

deadringer wrote:I will say PROMISED LAND. Best song from album, best Elvis 70s rocker, this version surpass lazy Berrys original million times. Elvis vocal is extremely strong and flexible, his phrasing without any mistake, tempo is much faster than in original version... Elvis is winning. It should be NO. 1.


I wouldn't say this track has ever been underrated, in fact it was included in a major motion picture: Men In Black in 1997 during one of the best sequences in the movie.

It was also featured on Second To None and other hits compilations over the years.

As to lazy Berry's original. Bear in mind Chuck Berry was a genius songwritter (I say was rather than is due to the lack of output since the 70s) and wrote this track whilst incarcerated from a map provided to him. As the songwritter he performed the original the way he wanted it to be.
Last edited by Matthew on Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:37 am, edited 1 time in total.

Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:37 am

It's hard to go with just one song, but right now my pick would be It's A Matter Of Time.

Tomorrow may be a different story.