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Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessions?

Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:56 pm

In the course of the upcoming release of the third FTD installment of the American Sound Session series I would like to know which ten songs you like the most.
(I just hope it doesn't turn into another "Hey Jude" dispute... :roll: )


Here are the tracks to choose from:


Long Black Limousine
This Is The Story
Come Out Come Out (Wherever You Are) (Track)
Memory Revival (Slow; Track)
Wearin' That Loved On Look
You'll Think Of Me
A Little Bit Of Green
Gentle On My Mind
I'm Movin' On
Don't Cry Daddy
Poor Man's Gold
Inherit The Wind
Mama Liked The Roses
My Little Friend
Rubberneckin'
In The Ghetto
From A Jack To A King
Hey Jude
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
I'll Hold You In My Heart ('Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
I'll Be There
Suspicious Minds
Stranger In My Own Home Town
It's My Way (Of Loving You) / This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You (Jam)
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
Power Of My Love
After Loving You
Do You Know Who I Am?
Kentucky Rain
Only The Strong Survive
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
Any Day Now
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
The Fair's Moving On
Memory Revival (Fast; Track)
Who Am I?


Here are MY (today's) ten favourites including personal ratings for every track - from certain songs I sometimes prefer the undubbed versions (depending on the mood I'm in) but with this list I'll strictly stick to the masters (although the instrumental tracks cannot be called "masters"):


1. Suspicious Minds (10/10)
2. Long Black Limousine (10/10)
3. Stranger In My Own Home Town (10/10)
4. Power Of My Love (10/10)
5. In The Ghetto (10/10)
6. Kentucky Rain (10/10)
7. Wearin' That Loved On Look (9.5/10)
8. Any Day Now (9.5/10)
9. I'll Be There (9/10)
10. Without Love (There Is Nothing) (9/10)


I know this will be a pretty rough task for some of you here but: which ones are yours? Just curious. :wink:
Last edited by luckyjackson1 on Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:04 pm

1.Only The Strong Survive
2.It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
3. Stranger In My Own Home Town
4. I'll Be There
5. In The Ghetto
6. Kentucky Rain
7. Wearin' That Loved On Look
8. Suspicious Minds
9. Long Black Limousine
10. Power Of My Love

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:51 pm

1. Long Black Limousine
2. Gentle On My Mind
3. Kentucky Rain
4. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
5. Any Day Now
6. In The Ghetto
7. Suspicious Minds
8. You'll Think Of Me
9. Don't Cry Daddy
10. Wearin' That Loved On Look

(30 years ago, and even 10 years ago, my top 10 would have been quite different)

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:02 pm

Lucky, you have "True Love Travels" listed twice.

In no particular order (this will change tomorrow):

Long Black Limousine
This Is The Story
You'll Think Of Me
Don't Cry Daddy
In The Ghetto
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
Suspicious Minds
Do You Know Who I Am?
Kentucky Rain
The Fair's Moving On

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:07 pm

Any Day Now.
Only The Strong Survive.
Suspicious Minds.
Kentucky Rain.
Stranger In My Own Home Town.
Long Black Limousine.
In The Ghetto.
Gentle On My Mind.
Rubberneckin.
Power Of My Love.

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:30 pm

My favorite top ten are:

Suspicious Minds
Don't Cry Daddy
In The Ghetto
Any Day Now
Kentucky Rain
Wearin' That Loved on Look
The Fair is Moving On
True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
Any Day Now
Inherit The Wind

That's All !!

What about the TOP Ten Alt takes from American Sessions ?

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:12 pm

1 stranger in my own home town
2 any day now
3 in the ghetto

4 long black limo
5 suspicious minds
6 inherit the wind
7 Kentucky rain
8 you'll think of me
9 wearing that loved on look
10 power of my love

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:49 pm

Long Black Limousine
Wearin' That Loved On Look
Rubberneckin'
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Stranger In My Own Home Town
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Power Of My Love
After Loving You
Kentucky Rain

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:52 pm

Off the top of my head, i'll go with these, but i'll change it later after i go and listen to these songs again.

In no particular order.

Long Black Limousine
Wearin' That Loved On Look
Mama Liked The Roses
In The Ghetto
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
Suspicious Minds
Stranger In My Own Home Town
Kentucky Rain
Only The Strong Survive
Any Day Now

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:07 pm

1. Long Black Limousine
2. Wearin' That Loved on Look
3. I'm Movin' On
4. This Is The Story
5. Gentle On My Mind
6. Inherit The Wind
7. If I'm A Fool (For Lovin' You)
8. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
9. I'll Be There
10. True Love Travels On Gravel Road

These are my fav's from the Memphis '69 sessions. I didn't include the hits like, "Minds" & "Ghetto" because they are the most common one's, greats songs, of course.

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:26 pm

1. Kentucky Rain
2. Suspicious Minds
3. If I'm A Fool For Loving You
4. I'll Be There
5. Don't Cry Daddy
6. My Little Friend
7. In The Ghetto
8. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
9. After Loving You
10. You'll Think Of Me

Honorable mention to: "Any Day Now," "I'm Movin' On," "The Fair's Moving On," "Rubberneckin'," "Do You Know Who I Am" and "Who Am I?"

MT

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:41 pm

Long Black Limousine
Gentle On My Mind
In The Ghetto
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
I'll Hold You In My Heart ('Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
Suspicious Minds
Stranger In My Own Home Town
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Power Of My Love
Any Day Now

Wow, that was a hard one. A case of kill your darlings. Anyway, i did include Suspicious Minds and In The Ghetto because they are, besides great hits, important and crucial songs in my book and most certainly they are both an artistic statement that aimed at a new group of Elvis fans.
The other 8 songs are great and important in their own right. I simply can not praise them enough. They would make a great album, maybe with a different running order.
This topic made me realize once again how great the 69 sessions just were.

(Did i mention my wish for a strictly Memphis box set already?)

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:51 pm

My ten favourites, in order. Then in parenthsis, the tracking order I would have chosen, in a 12 song album, with the other two added below


Stranger in my own hometown (1)
Anyday now (6)
Suspicious Minds (9)
Only the strong survive (8)
Long black limousine (2)
Power of my love (3)
True love travels on a gravel road (alternate) (7)
You're wearing that loved on look (10)
In the Guetto (4)
After loving you (5)

Without love (11)
Don't cry daddy (12)

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:03 pm

Suspicious Minds
You'll Think Of Me
After Loving You
Kentucky Rain
Don't Cry Daddy
Power Of My Love
Any Day Now
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
Stranger In My Own Home Town
Mama Liked The Roses

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:46 pm

In no particular order

Stranger In My Own Home Town
Long Black Limousine
True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
Any day Now
This is the Story
I'm Movin' On
Gentle on my Mind
You'll Think of Me
Without Love
I'll Hold You In My Heart

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:54 pm

Pretty easy top 10 for me, but wouldn't want to rank them!

In no particular order:

Long Black Limousine
A Little Bit of Green
Inherit the Wind
Suspicious Minds
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
Do You Know Who I Am?
Kentucky Rain
Wearin' That Loved On Look
You'll Think Of Me

That would make a great 10 track album!

Close contenders:

I'll Be There
Power Of My Love
Stranger In My Home Town

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:41 pm

Hard to choose, but this is my top 11 of the the day:

Long Black Limousine
Wearin' That Loved On Look
Gentle On My Mind
Don't Cry Daddy
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Stranger In My Own Home Town
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Power Of My Love
Kentucky Rain
Any Day Now

(Sorry, "Only The Strong Survive"...)

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:23 pm

In no particular order:

Kentucky Rain
A Little Bit Of Green
Suspicious Minds
Don't Cry Daddy
Stranger In My Own Hometown
Long Black Limousine
You'll Think Of Me
Mama Liked The Roses
Who Am I
From A Jack To A King

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:33 am

Long Black Limousine
Wearin' That Loved On Look
Gentle On My Mind
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Stranger In My Own Home Town
Power Of My Love
Kentucky Rain
Only The Strong Survive
Any Day Now

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:48 am

If I had to pick only ten to listen to right now this would probably do though I couldn't bear to put them in order. There's at least another three or four I'm pining for.

Long Black Limousine
Wearin' That Loved On Look
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
Stranger In My Own Home Town
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Power Of My Love
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
Only The Strong Survive
The Fair's Moving On
Who Am I?

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:17 am

I love all 37 tracks committed to tape at 827 Thomas Street so long ago.

Elvis Presley
American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN


1-13-1969 to 1-23-1969

Long Black Limousine
This Is The Story
Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are)
Memory Revival [slow tempo]
Wearin' That Loved-On Look
You'll Think Of Me
I'm Movin' On
A Little Bit Of Green
Gentle On My Mind
Don't Cry Daddy
Poor Man's Gold
Inherit The Wind
Mama Liked The Roses
My Little Friend
In The Ghetto
Rubberneckin'
Hey Jude
From A Jack To A King
Without Love
I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
I'll Be There
Suspicious Minds

2-17-1969 to 2-22-1969
Stranger In My Own Home Town
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
It's My Way / This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
Power Of My Love
After Loving You
Do You Know Who I Am?
Kentucky Rain
Only The Strong Survive
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
Any Day Now
If I'm A Fool
The Fair's Moving On
Memory Revival [fast tempo]
Who Am I?

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:18 am

Long Black Limousine
Rubberneckin'
Suspicious Minds
This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
Do You Know Who I Am?
Kentucky Rain
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
Who Am I?


...but I would never want to be without Wearin' That Loved On Look (particularly the Memphis Record mix/vocal), Only The Strong Survive, Power of My Love, etc. As an aside, I think the Platinum version of After Loving You not only beats the pants off of the 1969 version, but is one the saddest, most emotional vocals I've heard from EP.

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:28 am

Too many to list, so the heck with the list. :smt012 :smt011

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:44 pm

JimmyCool wrote:Hard to choose, but this is my top 11 of the the day:

Long Black Limousine
Wearin' That Loved On Look
Gentle On My Mind
Don't Cry Daddy
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Stranger In My Own Home Town
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Power Of My Love
Kentucky Rain
Any Day Now

(Sorry, "Only The Strong Survive"...)

Same with me, I would've ranked "Only The Strong Survive" at No. 11 too! :D

Great read so far - keep it up, folks! ::rocks

Now that I've just finished listening to the American masters I realized once more the weaker tracks for me - don't wanna be negative again so I won't list them. There once was a topic where the '69 sessions were split up in good, average and weaker tracks which was quite interesting.

Doc, you really like Elvis' recording of "Hey Jude"? :shock: :wink:

Re: Your ten favourite tracks from the American Sound Sessio

Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:33 pm

The Doc loves "Hey Jude". What is there to even like about "Hey Jude"?