Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:12 pm

EPA4368 wrote:
midnightx wrote:
Lover Doll wrote:I remember buying the Burning Love album and then Separate Ways. I was just really starting to get into Elvis around this time. Both times I remember being so confused and disappointed by the majority of tracks on both albums. Just was not the Elvis who had captured my attention, nor the voice that was unlike anything I'd ever heard before. A real shame.

It was a real shame. Seriously, it is hard to believe RCA put Elvis' biggest single in years on a compilation of movie tracks. Talk about confusing the record-buying public and selling the single's potential short.


It all gets back to "what were they thinking?"


Maybe, that their artist hadn't fulfilled his obligation to record an entirely new, strong studio album to follow up on the success of the single.

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:32 pm

Frankie Teardrop wrote:Maybe, that their artist hadn't fulfilled his obligation to record an entirely new, strong studio album to follow up on the success of the single.

There was enough material for a such album from the 71/72 sessions.
Here's a possible track-list:

1- Burning Love
2- Separate Ways
3- Where Do I Go from Here?
4- For The Good Times
5- Fool
6- Love Me Love The Life I Lead
7- Always On My Mind
8- It's A Matter Of Time
9- It's Impossible
10- (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me
11- Don't Think Twice It's All Right

This would have been a good album. Not great,but good. Definitely much better than Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:36 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Frankie Teardrop wrote:Maybe, that their artist hadn't fulfilled his obligation to record an entirely new, strong studio album to follow up on the success of the single.

There was enough material for a such album from the 71/72 sessions.
Here's a possible track-list:

1- Burning Love
2- Separate Ways
3- Where Do I Go from Here?
4- For The Good Times
5- Fool
6- Love Me Love The Life I Lead
7- Always On My Mind
8- It's A Matter Of Time
9- It's Impossible
10- (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me
11- Don't Think Twice It's All Right

This would have been a good album. Not great,but good. Definitely much better than Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies


Better than the compilation release, but little more than passable, IMO. If that had been released, I think we'd still be talking about a missed opportunity.

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:10 pm

Good Time Charlie wrote:That's in Beckenham ain't it londonflash?


That's right! Are you a local then?

I only noticed last night that they've put a red and gold plaque outside the place.

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:30 pm

londonflash wrote:
Good Time Charlie wrote:That's in Beckenham ain't it londonflash?


That's right! Are you a local then?

I only noticed last night that they've put a red and gold plaque outside the place.


'fraid so!

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:38 am

Good Time Charlie wrote:
londonflash wrote:
Good Time Charlie wrote:That's in Beckenham ain't it londonflash?


That's right! Are you a local then?

I only noticed last night that they've put a red and gold plaque outside the place.


'fraid so!


Well, that is something!

Nice to meet you on here, mate.

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Fri May 16, 2014 10:53 pm

brian wrote:Burning love and hits from his movies was certified 2x platinum by the RIAA awhile ago.

That's more than Elvis is Back, Elvis Country, From Elvis in Memphis etc.

The movie songs do have an audience.


I would think it's more likely a lot of those sales were just because of the track Burning Love, and the LP was either returned, discarded or left unplayed by thousands upon thousands of its buyers. An example is posted above in the thread: sad but true.

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:29 am

Really, Colonel Parker AND RCA... what were they thinking ?

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:37 am

James27 wrote:Really, Colonel Parker AND RCA... what were they thinking ?
$$$$$$$$$$ :cry:

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:09 am

Great thread, Doc! You are so correct about the "strange bedfellows." When Burning Love was released I was in high school and one of the few die-hard Elvis fans, at least of those willing to actually admit they loved Elvis, in my high school. I was so excited in hearing Burning Love, enjoying the radio play it was receiving, and how it was topping the popular charts. However, what a let down bordering on embarrassment when the Burning Love album was released. How can you take such a chart topping hit and place it on an album with movie songs and then call the movie songs "hits"! Coming on the heels of the Madison Square Garden album and its success, what was RCA, Col. Parker, or Elvis' management thinking? In my opinion, this doesn't make any more sense than the so-called "Fool" album being released following the huge success of the Aloha album. I still stand amazed that the Burning Love album sold relatively well which demonstrated to the Col. and RCA, I suspect, that they had found a new formula in making a quick buck. At the same time I must confess that I was part of that problem as I purchased the album with money I earned from my paper route! I have to think that the relative success of the album led to the awful Separate Ways album (but that's for another thread). I would have loved to see a Burning Love album with some new material or even covers of other rock numbers. Even a studio version of "Never Been to Spain" would have been an improvement. I've always thought what a missed opportunity.
Yet that seems to be to pattern Parker and RCA used from the time Elvis was in the Army, and in some ways, regrettably, the same formula is employed today when it comes to Elvis releases.

rlj

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:31 am

rlj4ep wrote:Great thread, Doc! You are so correct about the "strange bedfellows." When Burning Love was released I was in high school and one of the few die-hard Elvis fans, at least of those willing to actually admit they loved Elvis, in my high school. I was so excited in hearing Burning Love, enjoying the radio play it was receiving, and how it was topping the popular charts. However, what a let down bordering on embarrassment when the Burning Love album was released. How can you take such a chart topping hit and place it on an album with movie songs and then call the movie songs "hits"! Coming on the heels of the Madison Square Garden album and its success, what was RCA, Col. Parker, or Elvis' management thinking? In my opinion, this doesn't make any more sense than the so-called "Fool" album being released following the huge success of the Aloha album. I still stand amazed that the Burning Love album sold relatively well which demonstrated to the Col. and RCA, I suspect, that they had found a new formula in making a quick buck. At the same time I must confess that I was part of that problem as I purchased the album with money I earned from my paper route! I have to think that the relative success of the album led to the awful Separate Ways album (but that's for another thread). I would have loved to see a Burning Love album with some new material or even covers of other rock numbers. Even a studio version of "Never Been to Spain" would have been an improvement. I've always thought what a missed opportunity.
Yet that seems to be to pattern Parker and RCA used from the time Elvis was in the Army, and in some ways, regrettably, the same formula is employed today when it comes to Elvis releases.

rlj


Thank you. Yes, the success of "Burning Love" and its subsequent handling by management are a very difficult story to comprehend, even today. At this point, Elvis should have moved on from Tom Parker and found a creative, honest management team. He was just 37, and the future could have been so much brighter and more exciting.

Re: Strange Bedfellows on a Saturday Night --> Nov 11, 1972

Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:30 pm

rlj4ep wrote:Great thread, Doc! You are so correct about the "strange bedfellows." When Burning Love was released I was in high school and one of the few die-hard Elvis fans, at least of those willing to actually admit they loved Elvis, in my high school. I was so excited in hearing Burning Love, enjoying the radio play it was receiving, and how it was topping the popular charts. However, what a let down bordering on embarrassment when the Burning Love album was released. How can you take such a chart topping hit and place it on an album with movie songs and then call the movie songs "hits"! Coming on the heels of the Madison Square Garden album and its success, what was RCA, Col. Parker, or Elvis' management thinking? In my opinion, this doesn't make any more sense than the so-called "Fool" album being released following the huge success of the Aloha album. I still stand amazed that the Burning Love album sold relatively well which demonstrated to the Col. and RCA, I suspect, that they had found a new formula in making a quick buck. At the same time I must confess that I was part of that problem as I purchased the album with money I earned from my paper route! I have to think that the relative success of the album led to the awful Separate Ways album (but that's for another thread). I would have loved to see a Burning Love album with some new material or even covers of other rock numbers. Even a studio version of "Never Been to Spain" would have been an improvement. I've always thought what a missed opportunity.
Yet that seems to be to pattern Parker and RCA used from the time Elvis was in the Army, and in some ways, regrettably, the same formula is employed today when it comes to Elvis releases.

rlj

I was guilty too - asked for this album for Xmas that year, and I got it. I had asked for 2 albums, and that was the cheaper one, so naturally that's the one my frugal parents bought. I just thought "that's so cool to get a current hit on a budget priced album". If Parker and RCA hadn't cannibalized Elvis' recent sessions on Camden albums, what became the Fool album could've been the Burning Love album, minus a couple of the weaker tracks.