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"Until It's Time for You to Go" / "We Can Make The Morning" reached number 9 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in the US in March 1972 and number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1972.

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They could use Elvis' isolated vocal to create a new acoustic version or remix.


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It is a good song. ::rocks



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I agree with previous members who feel that the material is lacking here, and Elvis vocal goes over the top on the chorus. It appears to have been thought of as a pop A-side when submitted to the session, but the final result as a B-side was about right. Anyone remember the kind of songs issued by the Partridge Family? This one isn't too far off from that.


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I like it. Good B-side or album cut. Good arrangement by Glen Spreen.




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Another weak and properly failed single. Possibly released as side. Neither side should have been a single. Overdubs do little to improve it. The song runners were circling the drain on this one. Elvis does the best he can with it. Played it enough when released so no need to play it now. Just another lame track surely must have been tied to publishing. Felton must have thought it was a gas though. Finally US single cover artwork was abysmal.


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Both sides were weak for a single, and just OK as album tracks. Prefer the B side. Until just puts me to sleep and was not an improvement over Buffy's. Burning Love was thankfully around the corner.




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I don't object to We Can Make the Morning as a song, although, as a straight pop song, it lacks elements of country, gospel or blues that generally allow Elvis to sound more comfortable. The problem for me isn't Elvis's vocal, but the fact that the backing vocalists sound as if they have just got in from the pub. They and Elvis seem to be singing completely independently of each other instead of together - which is rather an uncommon problem on an Elvis recording. Again, the song has a catchy tuneful chorus, which Elvis seemed to favour at this point, and that helps matters, but it all sounds as if another take or two was required to bring it all together.



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Elvis was influenced by the Tom Jones style in this period and I think this is an example of that.


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Thanks GERRY.

I actually like both of these songs. I really like Elvis' single of "Until It's Time for You to Go." I find that the overdubs create an atmosphere which along with Elvis' voice make it a convincing performance. I regret that none of the concert performances of this song are as convincing as the single. There was a DJ here in the Philadelphia area who played nearly every morning he was on. He continually raved about Elvis' voice on that song each time he played it.

While "We Can Make the Morning" is not the greatest song in his catalogue, yet I have a soft spot for it. I like it because it sounds like Elvis was trying to be "current" when it was released and it was different for Elvis.

I like them both and play them both.



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When "Until It's Time For You To Go" plays,I kind of stop what I'm doing.He had a tone that is indescribable.
I like "We Can Make The Morning" too but for different reasons.Different songs stir people in different ways.
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I always thought Elvis sounded like he was 65 years old on Until It's Time. Another song recorded in 1971 that made me wonder what's going on with his voice?




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It's okay as a B side and at least it was an original song and not a cover of someone else's hit.




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As for live versions of Until It's Time, did he ever give this a committed effort on stage? He always seemed to goof around and half sing this number.



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stevelecher wrote:As for live versions of Until It's Time, did he ever give this a committed effort on stage? He always seemed to goof around and half sing this number.
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It is one of those: "Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't" songs. None of the two should have been single material, IMO! :)


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It was always a fav from the album for me, are there any outtakes of this?


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dennyelvis wrote:It was always a fav from the album for me, are there any outtakes of this?
Unfortunately not - the session reel #2 went missing which would have contained the last takes of 'I'm Leavin'' along with all outtakes to 'We Can Make The Morning' (thanks to Keith Flynn)

I've always wondered what the outtakes would have revealed as we don't know even know how many takes were attempted: there could have been 3 or 23...

As my FECC name reveals, I obviously like this track - I thought it had many good elements and would have been a tremendous new number to have introduced into his Lake Tahoe July/August engagement, along with 'It's Only Love'.




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stevelecher wrote:I always thought Elvis sounded like he was 65 years old on Until It's Time. Another song recorded in 1971 that made me wonder what's going on with his voice?
Here we go ...

Explain really, what does a 65 year old really sound like ?


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The vocal on this track is a bit dodgy, as the Doc pointed out, the chorus is a bit over the top vocally - his vocal sounds a bit shaky all through the song and the same with Until Its Time For You To Go vocal is not the best. As for the songs themselves the're not great but with a proper producer in charge may have produced better results.




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I think Elvis was aware of his vocals on UITFYTG. A remake didn't do any to improve it either, IMO! :smt020 Still, there are times I actually take time to listen to the song, in both versions. I repeat, I don't think they are bad!


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wecanmakethemorning wrote:
dennyelvis wrote:It was always a fav from the album for me, are there any outtakes of this?
Unfortunately not - the session reel #2 went missing which would have contained the last takes of 'I'm Leavin'' along with all outtakes to 'We Can Make The Morning' (thanks to Keith Flynn)

I've always wondered what the outtakes would have revealed as we don't know even know how many takes were attempted: there could have been 3 or 23...

As my FECC name reveals, I obviously like this track - I thought it had many good elements and would have been a tremendous new number to have introduced into his Lake Tahoe July/August engagement, along with 'It's Only Love'.
Would be great if Ernst can track this down.




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The problem with Until It's Time For You to Go is that Elvis took a fragile folk-themed song and turned it into a big ballad, seemingly imspired by Neil Diamond's rather shambolic recording from a couple of years earlier. And Diamond and Elvis weren't the only ones during that period to try to make something heavier of the material - Shirley Bassey's recording release in May 1971 suffered the same issue.

Had Elvis stuck to the folky sound from the March 1971 sessions, and recorded the song as a tender ballad as Buffy St Marie, Mike Nesmith, Bobby Darin and others had in the mid-1960s, then we might had something more worthy. That said, I heard Elvis's version for the first time in a year or two recently when working through the 60CD set and thought it was better than I remembered - I still think the arrangement is misjudged, but it's not as lumbering as I thought.



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Should not have been a single, but I do like the song.


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I like uitfytg - especially the live version


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I like the guy in that YouTube clip better than Elvis'.


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