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Best track on "Elvis" (NBC TV Special) LP 1968

Poll ended at Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:21 pm

Opening sequence
3
20%
Sit down part one
0
No votes
Stand up medley
5
33%
Stand up part two
1
7%
Gospel sequence
0
No votes
Sit down part two
0
No votes
Memories
0
No votes
Road medley
1
7%
If I can dream
5
33%
 
Total votes : 15

Best track on "Elvis" (NBC TV Special) LP 1968

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:21 pm

Hi again!

This time I had to face a problem: How to do a poll of this allbum with all it´s bits and pieces. Instead of using separate tracks, I will go for ”best moment on”. The moments are:

Opening sequence: Trouble/Guitar man

Sit down part one: Lawdy, miss Clawdy/Baby what you want me to do

Stand up medley: Heartbreak hotel/Hound dog/All shook up

Stand up part two: Can´t help falling in love/Jailhouse rock/Love me tender

Gospel sequence: Where could I go but to the lord/Up above my head/Saved

Sit down part two: Blue christmas/One night

Memories

Road medley: Nothingville/Big boss man/Guitar man/Little Egypt/Trouble/Guitar man

If I can dream

This is indeed a historic album that certainly lifted a few eyebrows back in 1968. It´s hard to believe that it is the same man who sang on the ”Double trouble” soundtrack just 2 years earlier. It is Elvis who saves the day, because the sound quality differs very much and some of the more heavy produced songs like the stand up rock medley, doesn´t sound that good to my ears (Do I dare to write this about this classic album?).

The opening sequence is probably my favourite piece on this album. Perhaps because I can´t help seeing Elvis´ evil looking eyes in front of me. Sit down cuts like Lawdy miss Clawdy and One night really hits hard too.

I know that a lot of people like Memories, and I can hear that Elvis´ singing is splendid, but the song itself doesn´t mean anything to me.

The road medley is also good and the inclusion of Little Egypt is weird, but refreshing. If I can dream is a very good and natural album closer, but I will give my vote to the album opener.

Please vote on!

Regards Björn

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:01 pm

I voted for the stand up medley. The best part of the album I thought.

Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:03 am

This is one Elvis' best. Personally I like it more then From Elvis In Memphis because it's a little more edgy. I love the Big Boss Man Guitar Man Road sequence, but the whole LP is terrific in my eyes. Only ones that are better for 1968 are the Burbank Sessions LP's from 1978.

Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:54 am

Hello Shanebrown! Yes, Elvis did never play "If I can dream" live. I wonder if there´s one other artist who ha rejected as many of his own hits in lice performances? Big hits like Surrender, His latest flame, Devil in Disguise, Good luck charm etc to name a few.

regards//Björn

Re: Best track on "Elvis" (NBC TV Special) LP 1968

Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:15 am

Lawdy Miss Clawdy by a mile - it's the most raw and powerful rock performance Elvis ever gave in my opinion.

Re: Best track on "Elvis" (NBC TV Special) LP 1968

Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:02 pm

The entire album is of very high quality. The opening sequence is a very powerful moment not only on the album, but in rock history as well.

Re: Best track on "Elvis" (NBC TV Special) LP 1968

Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:11 pm

The opening sequence, by all means, followed by the finale with "If I Can Dream."
Unforgettable moments.