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Elvis songs that have ONLY ONE VERSION/VARIATION

Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:32 pm

There can't be many Elvis songs that we only have ONE single version of!! Many songs have alternate takes, alternate masters, multiple live versions, remixes, with / without overdubs etc. Can you name some?
A few that spring to mind are;
MY HAPPINESS
FOOL, FOOL, FOOL,
IT WOULDN'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU
MAYBELLINE,
HOW'S THE WORLD TREATING YOU,
JUST BECAUSE
DANNY

I KNOW there are others, but I will leave it to you to enjoy the game!! And remember, there must not be any other version of the song in existence!!

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:37 pm

DON'T THINK TWICE, IT'S ALRIGHT
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY
I CAN HELP
TIGER MAN

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:40 pm

Not correct, as "Don't think twice" has appeared in 3 different edits. "MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY" has appeared in different edits, mixes and even has strings overdubbed onto it on "This is Elvis". "TIGER MAN" has been used as a medley and on it's own during live performances!!
"I CAN HELP" has appeared without overdubs on both "Our memories of Elvis" and "Elvis today" FTD.
See, it's not as easy as you may have thought!!
There has to be no other variation released.

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:48 pm

You're The Reason I'm Living (March 1975)
When The Snow Is On The Roses (August 1970)

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:15 pm

Starting Tonight - 12.6.1964 8)

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:34 pm

Very good! And how about;
MY WISH CAME TRUE
THERE AIN'T NOTHIN' LIKE A SONG (does the song vary any in the movie?)
OLD MacDONALD (Thankfully!)

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:58 pm

TONY wrote:Not correct, as "Don't think twice" has appeared in 3 different edits. "MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY" has appeared in different edits, mixes and even has strings overdubbed onto it on "This is Elvis". "TIGER MAN" has been used as a medley and on it's own during live performances!!
"I CAN HELP" has appeared without overdubs on both "Our memories of Elvis" and "Elvis today" FTD.
See, it's not as easy as you may have thought!!
There has to be no other variation released.


But isn't it still the same take and the only performance of these two by Elvis? It is. It's the edits/overdubs that make it appear as several "different" versions. That's why I would agree with The Welz on this one.

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:06 pm

Do the Clam - 12.6.1964 also from the Girl Happy soundtrack

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:07 pm

hm80ep wrote:
TONY wrote:Not correct, as "Don't think twice" has appeared in 3 different edits. "MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY" has appeared in different edits, mixes and even has strings overdubbed onto it on "This is Elvis". "TIGER MAN" has been used as a medley and on it's own during live performances!!
"I CAN HELP" has appeared without overdubs on both "Our memories of Elvis" and "Elvis today" FTD.
See, it's not as easy as you may have thought!!
There has to be no other variation released.


But isn't it still the same take and the only performance of these two by Elvis? It is. It's the edits/overdubs that make it appear as several "different" versions. That's why I would agree with The Welz on this one.


I don't agree, since Tony clearly states: There can't be many Elvis songs that we only have ONE single version of!! Many songs have alternate takes, alternate masters, multiple live versions, remixes, with / without overdubs etc.

Tony, are you talking official releases only? Or boots as well? I'd figure the first, right?

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:23 pm

Suzy Q

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:38 pm

I'll Never Stand In your Way
Hearts Of Stone

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:56 pm

I think boots can be included too. I'm looking for songs that have absolutely no release anywhere without any variable. Two more;
SWEET INSPIRATION
WHAT EVERY WOMAN LIVES FOR

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:05 pm

True Love, I Need You So, Tell Me Why.

Steve Morse

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:07 pm

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
One Sided Love Affair
Milkcow Blues Boogie

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:23 pm

You're a Heartbreaker
Anyway You Want Me
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Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:34 pm

Fun in Acapulco
(There’s) No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car
A World of Our Own
Alright, Okay, You Win
You Can Have Her

If you go to a one of those two sites showing sessions (Keith’s and Oven’s), you can see for yourself what’s been done in one take and which songs exist in one version only.

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:47 pm

Ken Jensen wrote:Fun in Acapulco


The Double Features and FTD/original LP versions differ a bit. But it is derived from the same take, sure.

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:52 pm

TONY wrote:There can't be many Elvis songs that we only have ONE single version of!! Many songs have alternate takes, alternate masters, multiple live versions, remixes, with / without overdubs etc. Can you name some?
A few that spring to mind are;
MY HAPPINESS
FOOL, FOOL, FOOL,
IT WOULDN'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU
MAYBELLINE,
HOW'S THE WORLD TREATING YOU,
JUST BECAUSE
DANNY

I KNOW there are others, but I will leave it to you to enjoy the game!! And remember, there must not be any other version of the song in existence!!


I thought there were a couple versions of "Fool Fool Fool" out there from different days.

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:54 pm

You are quite right, Booker. I forgot about the DF. Man, it ain’t easy! :lol:

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Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:02 pm

Ken Jensen wrote:You are quite right, Booker. I forgot about the DF. Man, it ain’t easy! :lol:


It's an insane tangle of snakes, the E catalogue isn't it? I start to get dizzy when I think about it.

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Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:52 am

I'll Hold You In My Heart

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Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:32 pm

I'll hold you in my heart was included on the "Too much monkey business" CD (an FTD release featuring the original "Guitar man" overdubbed album with extra tracks)!!
There's no room to rhumba.... varies slightly in the actual movie!

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Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:24 pm

I could nit pick at "Lady Madonna" as Elvis did sing a few bursts of this in Lake Tahoe during David Brigg's keyboard solos!!!! Plus, wasn't "Froggy went a courtin" edited on the 70's masters box set???!!

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Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:36 am

Happy birthday?
Auld Lang Syne?
Let Me Be There?
My Babe?

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Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:29 pm

Hopeless!!!! Several bootleg versions exist of Elvis singing "Happy birthday" to various people. "My babe" was included on the 1980 'silver box set' and several other releases from different shows since.
"Let me be there" appears on many live albums, both FTD and bootleg and "Auld Lang Syne" has been sung twice by Elvis; in Pontiac on new years' eve '75 (released on a bootleg), and Pittsburgh, NYE '76 (now released on FTD).
You really must try better, Gal!!! :oops: