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GLAISTER wrote:'Kismet' is pleasant enough, but the world is not a better place because Elvis recorded it.

Unlike 'Hound Dog'.

Totally agree :D

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OK, what's your opinion about the LP Harum Scarum? How do you place it in the legacy of Elvis Presley?



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Josee wrote: I've always had a preference for ballads.
Just like Elvis!

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Re: Any love for "Kismet"?

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Josee wrote:I like "Kismet", too. Especially the way he sings "we've met". It's on my Elvis favourite ballads list. I became a fan in 1958 after seeing "Jailhouse Rock", but being a female, I've always had a preference for ballads.
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Re: Any love for "Kismet"?

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Maybe yes or maybe no.



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jurasic1968 wrote:OK, what's your opinion about the LP Harum Scarum? How do you place it in the legacy of Elvis Presley?

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To me: an early example of east meets west cross over music recorded during a low in Elvis' career. Pleasant enough to listen to now and than without any aspiration. Should't be compared with contemporary music of the time. It's not pop or rock or whatever. It's a cheap soundtrack. Elvis sounds somewhat indifferent (bored on some songs) and the mastering is really bad on the original album. Paradoxically that give some songs something extra. Something we can't hear in other recordings. Kismet is one of the songs I like, for reasons I already mentioned. The FTD is my go to version for this album.


The movie: I have it, but was never able to sit it through.


Legacy: one of the many soundtracks Elvis did. One, like some others, with a little bit extra: an eastern theme.


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Juan Luis wrote:
fn2drive wrote:You have almost a fetish in higlighting the most appalling recordings and labeling them underrated. This soundtrack is utter garbage and the nadir of Elvis soundtrack recordings. We get it-Elvis cut it so it is fantastic. I'm sure you must deep down believe that Elvis version of Old MacDonald brings something to the table-that ending mulligan stew how cool is that? As i noted in your thread of the pedestrian Girls Girls Girls title track, no one objects to you loving the most mediocre and poorest recordings of Elvis career. There are many i love. I just never pretend these are legacy recordings-they arent.
You like to put thoughts words in my mouth. It is all in the title. Any love? And I go further if you feel the "need"... Where do I state that this is top shelf song. Just highlighting a little nugget I like. And obviously what irks you and the others is that I am not alone on this. And there is NOTHING you can do about it.
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Re: Any love for "Kismet"?

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There are many, many gems to be found among the soundtrack recordings and Harum Scarum is one of my favourite 60's soundtrack albums.

There are some lovely ballads to be found on the Harum Scarum album, and Kismet is one. I also enjoy some of the groovy, more up tempo numbers.

There's the Eastern flavour to the melodies and some great musicianship to be heard - great guitar, piano, and drum runs and fills and Elvis employs some great vocal touches here and there.

Does every topic expressing enjoyment of Elvis' 1965 work have to descend into comparisons with what other artists were doing at the time?

1965 may have been far from his most creative year, but why should he have had to be competing all the time given his achievements anyway.

And just what were all these other artists doing that was greater in 1968 than the groundbreaking TV special? Or greater in 1969 when he was recording in Memphis and setting attendance records in Las Vegas?




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No joke guys, but I always loved that song as well as Mirage. But does it matter really? Anyone can picks his favorite: I take 90% of Elvis musical legacy. I don't count the soundboards here, just the masters and some interesting outtakes.



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As an isolated track, it's a quality tune and Elvis does a great job.
If people are able to separate the song from the overall movie quality the only conclusion is that it's above most movie sound track material in its genre, period.
And you gotta love the Nashville sound over the mostly bad Radio recorders studio productions.

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Love it, love this soundtrack. Another thumbs up. Oh btw love reading these topics.


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Forgot about this little ditty.Took a listen this morning.Yeah.....Elvis did a decent job.Works for me.


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GERRY wrote:Love it, love this soundtrack. Another thumbs up. Oh btw love reading these topics.

Footnote Elvis Star Trek sideburns and Star Trek was popular then:- coincidence? I place a bet that Elvis loved star trek.

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I made a mistake I think, as Star trek season one was 1966.

So appears to be just a coincudence. ::rocks




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TINML wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:
fn2drive wrote:You have almost a fetish in higlighting the most appalling recordings and labeling them underrated. This soundtrack is utter garbage and the nadir of Elvis soundtrack recordings. We get it-Elvis cut it so it is fantastic. I'm sure you must deep down believe that Elvis version of Old MacDonald brings something to the table-that ending mulligan stew how cool is that? As i noted in your thread of the pedestrian Girls Girls Girls title track, no one objects to you loving the most mediocre and poorest recordings of Elvis career. There are many i love. I just never pretend these are legacy recordings-they arent.
You like to put thoughts words in my mouth. It is all in the title. Any love? And I go further if you feel the "need"... Where do I state that this is top shelf song. Just highlighting a little nugget I like. And obviously what irks you and the others is that I am not alone on this. And there is NOTHING you can do about it.
Don't feed the troll JL, not worth it.
He is not trolling, just pointing out the errors in JLs post. Obviously you can't tell the difference between trolling and someone saying facts.




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jurasic1968 wrote:I'm not his yes man, like you sad very "polite". It's just a fact that this LP was one of the worst Elvis Presley ever recorded.
Indeed. It's not exactly in the same bracket as "Loving You", "Elvis Is Back" or "From Elvis In Memphis". The way some people on this thread react you'd think that they think "Harum Scarum" is the greatest LP ever... :facep:



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Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:
fn2drive wrote:You have almost a fetish in higlighting the most appalling recordings and labeling them underrated. This soundtrack is utter garbage and the nadir of Elvis soundtrack recordings. We get it-Elvis cut it so it is fantastic. I'm sure you must deep down believe that Elvis version of Old MacDonald brings something to the table-that ending mulligan stew how cool is that? As i noted in your thread of the pedestrian Girls Girls Girls title track, no one objects to you loving the most mediocre and poorest recordings of Elvis career. There are many i love. I just never pretend these are legacy recordings-they arent.
You like to put thoughts words in my mouth. It is all in the title. Any love? And I go further if you feel the "need"... Where do I state that this is top shelf song. Just highlighting a little nugget I like. And obviously what irks you and the others is that I am not alone on this. And there is NOTHING you can do about it.
Don't feed the troll JL, not worth it.
He is not trolling, just pointing out the errors in JLs post. Obviously you can't tell the difference between trolling and someone saying facts.
Ugh another brown-noser, what is this roll call?


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TINML wrote:
Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:
fn2drive wrote:You have almost a fetish in higlighting the most appalling recordings and labeling them underrated. This soundtrack is utter garbage and the nadir of Elvis soundtrack recordings. We get it-Elvis cut it so it is fantastic. I'm sure you must deep down believe that Elvis version of Old MacDonald brings something to the table-that ending mulligan stew how cool is that? As i noted in your thread of the pedestrian Girls Girls Girls title track, no one objects to you loving the most mediocre and poorest recordings of Elvis career. There are many i love. I just never pretend these are legacy recordings-they arent.
You like to put thoughts words in my mouth. It is all in the title. Any love? And I go further if you feel the "need"... Where do I state that this is top shelf song. Just highlighting a little nugget I like. And obviously what irks you and the others is that I am not alone on this. And there is NOTHING you can do about it.
Don't feed the troll JL, not worth it.
He is not trolling, just pointing out the errors in JLs post. Obviously you can't tell the difference between trolling and someone saying facts.
Ugh another brown-noser, what is this roll call?
Wow!! That's a clever answer :roll: This should be the all time top ten original post. Well done... :smt038



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Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:
fn2drive wrote:You have almost a fetish in higlighting the most appalling recordings and labeling them underrated. This soundtrack is utter garbage and the nadir of Elvis soundtrack recordings. We get it-Elvis cut it so it is fantastic. I'm sure you must deep down believe that Elvis version of Old MacDonald brings something to the table-that ending mulligan stew how cool is that? As i noted in your thread of the pedestrian Girls Girls Girls title track, no one objects to you loving the most mediocre and poorest recordings of Elvis career. There are many i love. I just never pretend these are legacy recordings-they arent.
You like to put thoughts words in my mouth. It is all in the title. Any love? And I go further if you feel the "need"... Where do I state that this is top shelf song. Just highlighting a little nugget I like. And obviously what irks you and the others is that I am not alone on this. And there is NOTHING you can do about it.
Don't feed the troll JL, not worth it.
He is not trolling, just pointing out the errors in JLs post. Obviously you can't tell the difference between trolling and someone saying facts.
Ugh another brown-noser, what is this roll call?
Wow!! That's a clever answer :roll: This should be the all time top ten original post. Well done... :smt038
Well at least it WAS clever, compared to what you do on this forum, you know parroting whatever HE says. ::rocks


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TINML wrote:
Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:
fn2drive wrote:You have almost a fetish in higlighting the most appalling recordings and labeling them underrated. This soundtrack is utter garbage and the nadir of Elvis soundtrack recordings. We get it-Elvis cut it so it is fantastic. I'm sure you must deep down believe that Elvis version of Old MacDonald brings something to the table-that ending mulligan stew how cool is that? As i noted in your thread of the pedestrian Girls Girls Girls title track, no one objects to you loving the most mediocre and poorest recordings of Elvis career. There are many i love. I just never pretend these are legacy recordings-they arent.
You like to put thoughts words in my mouth. It is all in the title. Any love? And I go further if you feel the "need"... Where do I state that this is top shelf song. Just highlighting a little nugget I like. And obviously what irks you and the others is that I am not alone on this. And there is NOTHING you can do about it.
Don't feed the troll JL, not worth it.
He is not trolling, just pointing out the errors in JLs post. Obviously you can't tell the difference between trolling and someone saying facts.
Ugh another brown-noser, what is this roll call?
Wow!! That's a clever answer :roll: This should be the all time top ten original post. Well done... :smt038
Well at least it WAS clever, compared to what you do on this forum, you know parroting whatever HE says. ::rocks
The trolls are the little tentacles of the big octopus! And enjoying every moment the thread is crapped. That won't stop me! ::rocks




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GERRY wrote:Love it, love this soundtrack. Another thumbs up. Oh btw love reading these topics.


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I love posting them. And will continue... ::rocks



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Juan Luis wrote:
GERRY wrote:Love it, love this soundtrack. Another thumbs up. Oh btw love reading these topics.


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I love posting them. And will continue... ::rocks

YES!!!

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Re: Any love for "Kismet"?

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MikeFromHolland wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:
GERRY wrote:Love it, love this soundtrack. Another thumbs up. Oh btw love reading these topics.


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I love posting them. And will continue... ::rocks

YES!!!

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Davelee wrote:
jurasic1968 wrote:I'm not his yes man, like you sad very "polite". It's just a fact that this LP was one of the worst Elvis Presley ever recorded.
Indeed. It's not exactly in the same bracket as "Loving You", "Elvis Is Back" or "From Elvis In Memphis". The way some people on this thread react you'd think that they think "Harum Scarum" is the greatest LP ever... :facep:
Yes but it did make the top 10 unlike From Elvis In Memphis which only went to number 13, so therefore,,,(just thought I'd beat someone to it)




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TINML wrote:
Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Davelee wrote:
TINML wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:
fn2drive wrote:You have almost a fetish in higlighting the most appalling recordings and labeling them underrated. This soundtrack is utter garbage and the nadir of Elvis soundtrack recordings. We get it-Elvis cut it so it is fantastic. I'm sure you must deep down believe that Elvis version of Old MacDonald brings something to the table-that ending mulligan stew how cool is that? As i noted in your thread of the pedestrian Girls Girls Girls title track, no one objects to you loving the most mediocre and poorest recordings of Elvis career. There are many i love. I just never pretend these are legacy recordings-they arent.
You like to put thoughts words in my mouth. It is all in the title. Any love? And I go further if you feel the "need"... Where do I state that this is top shelf song. Just highlighting a little nugget I like. And obviously what irks you and the others is that I am not alone on this. And there is NOTHING you can do about it.
Don't feed the troll JL, not worth it.
He is not trolling, just pointing out the errors in JLs post. Obviously you can't tell the difference between trolling and someone saying facts.
Ugh another brown-noser, what is this roll call?
Wow!! That's a clever answer :roll: This should be the all time top ten original post. Well done... :smt038
Well at least it WAS clever, compared to what you do on this forum, you know parroting whatever HE says. ::rocks
ANOTHER classic untrue rude remark.... it never ends with people who have no intelligence to say something positive, other then to put people down who give an honest opinion. Just for the record: i'm no Yes man to anyone on this forum, I say what I believe in, despite what you and others think, though I do agree with a lot of what the Doc says but that doesn't make me a "Yes man". Though to be fair I could accuse you, Juan, Hard Rocker, Mikefromholland the same thing, yes men, considering you lot are always liking each other's posts.