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Best track on "Something for everybody" LP 1961

Poll ended at Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:29 pm

There's Always Me
7
28%
Give Me the Night
3
12%
Sentimental Me
4
16%
Starting Today
2
8%
Gently
0
No votes
I'm Coming Home
0
No votes
In Your Arms
0
No votes
Put The Blame On Me
3
12%
Judy
3
12%
I Want You With Me
3
12%
 
Total votes : 25

Best track on "Something for everybody" LP 1961

Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:29 pm

A rather good album, but lacks something. The sound isn´t as clear as on "Is back"...and it´s the same studio!?. Two tracks have to go as usual. "It´s a sin" is not my cup of tea. Sounds very dated to my ears. "I slipped, I stumbled, I fell" was recorded for Blue Hawaii, but rejected. It has a completely different sound and doesn´t really fit on the album, so that´s the second track. On the positive side, the most tracks are solid, if not marvellous. But "There´s always me" is a powerful ballad sung with great care. "Gently" is...eh gentle and the guitar pickin´ is nice. "I´m comin´ home" is good, fun pop and the solos are great. "Put he blame on me" reminds me a bit of Ray Charles. But my choice of today is the opening track.

By the way: "Judy" was a very popular track in Sweden and hit here.

Vote on!

Regards//Björn

Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:47 pm

I never got 'Give Me The Night' on my copy !

Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:35 pm

"Give Me the Night" :smt015

Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:38 pm

I’m torn between "Starting Today" and "Judy" but have decided to go with the latter, as it’s vocally more challenging.

However, I cannot believe you removed "It’s a Sin". It’s a great song, and Elvis’s vocal is amazing. It would have been better to cut one of the lesser recordings; "Put the Blame on Me", "I’m Comin’ Home", "In Your Arms", or "I Want You with Me".

Per
Last edited by thekingisalive on Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:50 pm

This list just reminded me how disappointing the album was.

After the excellent Elvis is Back had proved that the post-army Elvis could still cut it, & handle any of the current music genres with ease, he brings out this bland, middle-of-the-road, easy-listening album.

Something for the mums & dads, more like.

Where was the danger ?

Where was the menace ?

Where was the rock 'n' roll ?

All sadly missing, I'm afraid.

Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:02 pm

The real strength of the album is that he proves he is also the greatest ballad singer in the world. That has got to count for something.

Per

Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:06 pm

Good posts, Colin and Per.

I vote for "There's Always Me". Elvis was also very proud of the operatic bellow at the end.

Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:34 pm

"There's Always Me" was the song that grabbed me way back in the day.
Still does.

"It's a Sin" grew on me over the years. Never liked "Judy".

Love the FTD version of this album.

Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:32 am

Elvis '61 thru '63, marvelous!! My favorite Elvis period.

Can't wait for the FTD version of "Pot Luck."

Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:04 pm

To me the whole album is great. Elvis just sounds phantastic and the songs are all great, too. I love the FTD edition of that album, especially because they included "Anything That's Part Of You". What a song!

Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:35 pm

ColinB wrote:I never got 'Give Me The Night' on my copy !


:oops:

Believe it or not, but I was sober when I did this poll :wink:

//Björn

Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:38 pm

shanebrown wrote:There's Always me does it for me. I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell was in Wild In The Country, it was Stepping Out Of Line from Pot Luck that was rejected from Blue Hawaii. I'm sure it was a slip of the tongue (fingers) but thought I'd say it before anyone else did! :wink:


Thank you Shane! Can you believe that I just watched those two movies...and still messed it up :oops: :oops: :oops:

//björn

Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:41 pm

thekingisalive wrote:I’m torn between "Starting Today" and "Judy" but have decided to go with the latter, as it’s vocally more challenging.

However, I cannot believe you removed "It’s a Sin". It’s a great song, and Elvis’s vocal is amazing. It would have been better to cut one of the lesser recordings; "Put the Blame on Me", "I’m Comin’ Home", "In Your Arms", or "I Want You with Me".

Per


Hi! The problem is that it doesn´t matter which song I remove, and it it will upset someone. But ok, "In your arms" is a bit weak.

Regards//Björn

Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:31 am

This is one of my favourite albums. I voted for Judy. I play this one most times. Always thought Judy should have been an A side single. I like most of the other tracks but not Put The Blame On Me. Every fan has their own favourite tracks.

Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:49 am

I haven't really listened to this album in awhile, but looking at the tracklist again, I realized that I do like it a whole lot.

There's Always Me is definetely a contender, for me, as the best track on that Lp, but I picked Put The Blame On Me.

Maybe it's because I loved the sequence in "TICKLE ME" when I was a kid ... :lol:

It is sometimes too hard, IMHO, to pick that best, or fave song on a specific record because It just really depends on the mood you are in at that particular moment.

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:00 pm

While There's Always Me is an undeniably masterful track, I voted for I Want You With Me. It's the closest he came in the 61-64 period to the raunchy-rockin' 50's Elvis.

I've never understood why so many fans are enamoured of Judy. That tune epitomizes the safe, toe-tappin' pop-rock for mom and pop that Colin wrote about.

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:30 pm

Judy is very good track on album -


:lol:
i aint got Give Me The Night on my album :wink:

Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:35 pm

Pete Dube wrote:While There's Always Me is an undeniably masterful track, I voted for I Want You With Me. It's the closest he came in the 61-64 period to the raunchy-rockin' 50's Elvis.

I've never understood why so many fans are enamoured of Judy. That tune epitomizes the safe, toe-tappin' pop-rock for mom and pop that Colin wrote about.


Let´s not forget about "Little sister" and "King of the whole wide world". The latter one has rather raw vocals.

//Björn

Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:52 pm

Suspicious Minds wrote:This is one of my favourite albums. I voted for Judy. I play this one most times. Always thought Judy should have been an A side single.


It's too soft for an A side -- but I share your affection for the track. In fact, that softness is what I like about: "Ohhh, Judy ..... PLEEEEASE...." And I like when Elvis dips down on: "Don't let our love wither and die like flowers in the FAALLL-AAALLL-ALLLL". Very well sung, as are all these tracks, of course.

Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:22 am

A favourite album of mine!
I'm Coming Home, Put The Blame On Me, Judy, I Want You With Me,
There's Always Me, Give Me The Right, Sentimental Me, Gently in any order!

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:04 am

I Want You With Me is my choice. There's Always me would be second

sentimental me

Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:04 pm

Sentimental Me is just a sweet, sweet track. I'm surprised it's so low on the poll.

Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:25 pm

without the singles from these sessions the album does seem very safe. It's beautiful but safe. I always liked Judy because it has an effortless swing to it. But I went for Put the Blame on Me because it has a bit of oompf. The real star from the sessions is I feel So Bad which is just awesome. If the singles were added this album would seem much better than without. But you could say the same about EIB and FEIM.

cheers Jamie

Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:18 pm

"Anything That's Part Of You" is so lovely, he sings it with such feeling like he's been there.

"theres always me" is great too.

Can't choose between them!

I don't think I'much help. :roll:

Debbie

Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:48 pm

"There´s always me" seems to be the most popular track on this album. Good choice!

//Björn