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Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:40 am

Axeman wrote:
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.

Axe


The live version certainly has more pace. For me the tight mix of the studio version gives it more strength than the live version which also I feel lacks the rhythmic feel provided by the acoustic guitar(s) heard on the studio version.

Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:13 am

I've Got A thing About You, Baby is another brilliant Stax song that deserved to be a big hit
rick

Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:01 am

one of my faves : I'll Never Know (especially on Nashville Marathon FTD)

Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:03 am

Here here, one of my very faves. 'For Ole times sake' is another little underrated beauty, one of the saddest songs he ever sang. His voice was'nt spot on, but the WAY he sang it was. Have yet to hear an alternate take too

If we talk from a view from the public's eyes, Elvis in the 70s has always been known as some washed up drugged fat jumpsuited mumbling guy saying 'Thank you very much'. It is so hard to pick just one, so here are a few of my choices

Bridge over troubled water-Best cover
Just pretend- Best original ballad
Polk salad Annie- Best live rockn'roll song
T-R-O-U-B-L-E- Best studio rockn'roll song
I got a feeling in my body- Best funk/soul song
Good time Charlie's got the blues- Best folk/country number (Don't know if it can really qualify as blues)
You gave me a mountain/What now my love- Best live ballad

Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:10 am

Scott Haigh 781990EP wrote:Bridge over troubled water-Best cover
Just pretend- Best original ballad
Polk salad Annie- Best live rockn'roll song
T-R-O-U-B-L-E- Best studio rockn'roll song
I got a feeling in my body- Best funk/soul song
Good time Charlie's got the blues- Best folk/country number (Don't know if it can really qualify as blues)
You gave me a mountain/What now my love- Best live ballad


You've got some great choices here, Scott, but if I could just sneak one in...

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling -- Best Live Cover

Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:15 am

Yeah, i gotta agree there, so add that one too mate :wink:

Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:14 am

I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
Make The World Go Away

Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:22 pm

Love Me, Love The Life I Lead.

Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:45 pm

How The Web Was Woven
Mary In The Morning
My Boy
If You Talk In Your Sleep (studio or live, great song)
Promised Land
Lovin Arms
It's Midnight
I'm Leavin'
I've Lost You
It's A Matter Of Time
Cindy, Cindy
Just Pretend
Stranger In The Crowd
T.R.O.U.B.L.E.
Always On My Mind
Saperate Ways
Steamrollar Blues
Polk S.A.
Walk Mile in My Shoes
Bring It Back
I Wash My Hand In Muddy Water
Whole Lot A Shakin Going On
Hurt
Piece Of My Life
He'll Have To Go
Pledging My Love
Stranger My Home Town (XXX TTWII Reharsal Version)

Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:26 pm

Ton Bruins wrote:Love Me, Love The Life I Lead.



Certainly under rated, but also not liked by a lot of people (strained vocals etc)

I like it a lot though :)

Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:27 pm

Stranger In The Crowd (particularly the superb version on Brightest Star on Sunset Boulevard)
Loving Arms ("dreaming of the arms that held me tight")
Pieces Of My Life (the equal of Always On My Mind)
Mr Songman (great harmonies on a bittersweet song that Elvis identified with)
Danny Boy (live, Tucson 76)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (live, Burning In Birmingham)

Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:06 pm

BIGREDG wrote:
Ton Bruins wrote:Love Me, Love The Life I Lead.



Certainly under rated, but also not liked by a lot of people (strained vocals etc)

I like it a lot though :)



Good lyrics, I wish there were a few outtakes from this song without the strained vocals. Only Elvis with only a few instruments. wow !

Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:15 pm

BIGREDG wrote:
Ton Bruins wrote:Love Me, Love The Life I Lead.



Certainly under rated, but also not liked by a lot of people (strained vocals etc)

I like it a lot though :)
Sssshh! Quiet! You can't say that loud here!

I like it too, actually

Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:24 pm

What's that Denman, YOU LIKE IT TOO!!!! :twisted:

Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:24 pm

I forgot a classic from 75' - 'Pieces Of My Life', another overlooked beauty
:wink:

Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:39 pm

For some reason, I'd always overlooked "It's You're Baby, You Rock It" until fairly recently. I was listening to the country album on my headphones (pretty loud) and the brilliance of the vocal suddenly struck me. There are many classic moments in Elvis songs that I always listen out for, eg "dreaming of the arms that held me tight" in Loving Arms. I'm sure we all have our favourite lines. For me, the final time he sings "you made the bed you're sleeping in" has joined that list of classic moments. Just love the way he modifies and attacks the line that last time. It's moments like that which put him a cut above other singers.

Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:57 pm

It's only love

Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:34 pm

TJ wrote:For some reason, I'd always overlooked "It's You're Baby, You Rock It" until fairly recently.


One of my all time faves..I love this song..
Especially the version on Pure Diamonds..

Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:04 pm

She Thinks I Still Care. Even the Guitar Man album remake is great with a sizzling guitar solo (only version with any kind of solo).

Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:55 am

Ton Bruins wrote:Love Me, Love The Life I Lead.


Hmmm, respectfully I would say this track has got the rating it deserves.

Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:40 am

TJ, gotta agree. 'Its your baby' is a great, under rated country song, with a convicted vocal, just LOVE that line 'She done you like she done me, and i've used up all my sympathy'. Great song :D

Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:47 am

Shake A Hand

Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues

I'm Leavin'

Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:47 pm

All the songs mentioned are wonderful. Only if the general public heard
these, instead of the usual Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Don't Be Cruel,
All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds (which they associate Elvis with).
The finger has to be pointed at someone for this. For not allowing these
'hidden gems' to be heard by others (GP). Only we as collectors know that
these songs are great. What a shame!!! :cry:

Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:36 am

Absolutely agree! 8)