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Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:39 pm
There's a big demand for lounge music of late, seemingly sparked by endless TV ads using Nat King Cole, Andy Williams and Dean Martin music in them. Bobby Darin returned to the fore via the Kevin Spacey Bio-pic. Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum are big business. Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Westlife and everyone else seems to be doing albums of lounge music.
Elvis' lounge side has never really been explored, and I think a well thought out lounge music Elvis CD could do well for him, and show him in a different light.
Tracks such as "Am I Ready", "Almost" and "Let's Forget About The Stars" would sit well alongside classics like "Almost In Love" and "Memories".
And there could be inclusions of the likes of "This Is Our Dance", "All That I Am", "Tender Feeling" and "Who Are You?".
"City By Night" would be a nice addition, as it's a track never really used on compilations, and with great little lounge gems like "I Need Somebody to Lean On" and "Big Love Big Heartache" also available, it'd be an album we could all groove to.
Mainly a 60s compilation, we could choose to include live versions of "It's Impossible" and "Just Can't Help Believing" etc at our peril.
We've had the Rock'n'Roll compilations & the Country material is constantly being re-packaged. We've had releases focusing primarily on Gospel recordings, and Blues albums have been put together. So why not delve into the lost aspect of Elvis' legacy?
Check this out for a late night chill-out lounge experience:
City By Night
A House That Has Everything
You Can't Say No In Acapulco
Let's Forget About the Stars
A Boy like Me, A Girl like You
I Need Somebody To Lean On
Who Are You?
All That I Am
Go East Young Man
Big Love, Big Heartache
I Don't Want To
Almost in Love
Let's Be Friends
You Don't Know Me
Am I ready
Could I Fall In Love?
Today, Tomorrow And Forever
This Is Our Dance
I Just Can't Help Believing
Dim the lights, slip into something comfortable, poor a double clam juice and spawl out on the couch as Elvis relaxes you. Grrrrrrrrreat!
A nice late 60s' pic of Elvis in a tuxedo (possibily a Frankie & Johnny shot) could grace the cover of one of the greatest after dark albums ever to hit the deck.
Any body got any more suggestions?
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:10 pm
What a terrific idea. How about calling your CD "Lounging with EP." Makes perfect sense after reading the "Marketing Elvis" thread in the All Elvis forum. By the way, for some added cool, I'd include "You're the Boss."
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:23 pm
Great addition! Maybe that would warrent the other Ann duet of "Today Tomorrow And Forever".
We could also feature the standards such as My way, It's Impossible, Yesterday, And I Love You So, Danny Boy, Solitaire etc I think it would be excellent!
Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:39 pm
But I would drop Go East Young Man if it were my compilation!!
I think it would be a great release of some little known "nice" songs.
Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:08 am
Here's my additional compilation:
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
Wild In The Country
I’m Falling In Love Tonight
They Remind Me Too Much Of You
Do You Know Who I Am?
This Is My Heaven
That’s Someone You Never Forget
Puppet On A String
Doin’ The Best I Can
Anything That’s Part Of You
Where Do You Come From
One Boy, Two Little Girls
I Will Be Home Again
How’s The World Treating You
Mary In The Morning
Is It So Strange
I Met Her Today
Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:31 pm
I don´t know why but I liked very much the idea!
"I Need Somebody To Lean On" is a song to be the first track. This song is my best friend in the bad days....
Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:32 pm
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain