Best track on "Speedway" LP 1968

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Best track on "Speedway" LP 1968

Poll ended at Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:08 pm

Speedway
2
8%
Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby
2
8%
Who Are You (Who Am I)
0
No votes
Let Yourself Go
10
40%
Five Sleepy Heads
0
No votes
Western Union
2
8%
Mine
3
12%
Goin' Home
3
12%
Suppose
3
12%
 
Total votes: 25


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Best track on "Speedway" LP 1968

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End of an era! This was the last movie soundtrack, if you don´t count "That´s the way it is" of course. A bit weaker than the last one (Clambake), mostly because the bonus tracks misses the edge found on tracks like "Guitar man" or "Big boss man" on the latter. Two tracks has to go and Nancy´s song is the first, because we´re voting on Elvis here :D . The second one is "He´s your uncle, not your dad". I don´t think that lots of you folks want change that one...

The title track is ok, but the duet between Elvis and Nancy is not that good in my opinion. "Who are you" reminds me a bit of "All that I am". But "Let yourself go" is a great rocker. Good producing/arranging here. The lullaby "Five sleepy heads" is short, but sung with care (perhaps he knew needed a song song like that in early 1968...).Return to sender part two...I mean Western union was the last song to be dragged out of the ´63 sessions. Not that much to care about. "Mine" is a good ballad and is a bit underrated...."Goin´home, recorded for "Stay away, Joe" sounds very fresh to my ears. Again nicely produced. The last one is a song that we know was a dear one to Elvis, but I think that I put my vote "let yourself go", with "Goin´home" as close second.

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shanebrown wrote:The live albums etc to come soon. How will Dreambear lose enough tracks to get them down to ten? I'm excited and can't wait to find out!!!
Madison:

1. Proud Mary
2. Never Been To Spain
3. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
4. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
5. Polk Salad Annie
6. The Impossible Dream
7. Suspicious Minds
8. For The Good Times
9. Funny How Time Slips Away
10. I Can’t Stop Loving You

Aloha:

1. Burning Love
2. Steamroller Blues
3. Something
4. You Gave Me A Mountain
5. My Way
6. It’s Over
7. What Now My Love
8. Welcome To My World
9. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
10. An American Trilogy

Memphis (original):

1. I Got A Woman
2. Trying To Get To You
3. Rock Medley
4. Why Me Lord?
5. How Great Thou Art
6. Blueberry Hill/I Can’t Stop Loving You
7. Help Me
8. Let Me Be There
9. My Baby Left Me
10. Lawdy Miss Clawdy

EIC

1. You Gave Me A Mountain
2. How Great Thou Art
3. I Really Don’t Want To Know
4. Hurt
5. My Way
6. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
7. Hawaiian Wedding Song
8. Fairytale
9. Early Morning Rain
10. And I Love You So



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"Western Union" (my vote) is actually a great track. It's fresher then "Return To Sender" to me as it hasn't been played to death. I agrue if it had come first it would have been just as big a hit. "Suppose" would be a close second. Haunting song and great vocals. Elvis' voice is getting deeper by this album, and overall it's a lot easier on the ears then Double Trouble and many of the other soundtracks.


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"Let Yourself Go." But I also like "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" and a couple others. The last of the 'formula' musicals. A handsome Elvis,
A delectable, mini-skirted Nancy, and some great racing footage.




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Ironically, Speedway was Elvis' most successful film of the last 3 or 4 years of the 60's. It's ironic because it's also the last formula film - but the formula done well. So it seems that the formula, when done well, still had some box-office appeal. :shock:



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shanebrown wrote:A difficult one. Let Yourself Go is probably the best track, but Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby is just sooooo cute! It gets the vote from me.

The live albums etc to come soon. How will Dreambear lose enough tracks to get them down to ten? I'm excited and can't wait to find out!!!
Hello Shanebrown!

I think that I have a solution. Of course I will bring on all the songs, never before recorded by Elvis, and fill it out with nice versions of already recorded songs. On the NBC special, it might be a "Best moment on..."

Best regards!//Björn



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shanebrown wrote:How will Dreambear lose enough tracks to get them down to ten?
Aloha:

1 See See Rider
2 Love Me
3 Johnny B. Goode
4 Blue Suede Shoes
5 Hound Dog
6 Fever
7 Welcome to My World
8 Long Tall Sally
9 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
10 Can't Help Falling in Love



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No. But it shows that it might well give reason to controversies. My suggestion would be to split it into two polls: Aloha I and Aloha II (then, of course, everyone has 2 votes in total). Instead of dropping songs.



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kuenzer wrote:No. But it shows that it might well give reason to controversies. My suggestion would be to split it into two polls: Aloha I and Aloha II (then, of course, everyone has 2 votes in total). Instead of dropping songs.
It won´t be two polls. I have excluded tracks on almost every poll yet, and there have also been a few arguments too. And I´m not gonna waste time om doing two polls on one album, just to bring on Hound dog from Elvis in concert...
Let´s remember that this is just a bit of fun.


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dreambear wrote:I have excluded tracks on almost every poll yet, and there have also been a few arguments too. And I´m not gonna waste time om doing two polls on one album, just to bring on Hound dog from Elvis in concert...
This time you have cut the list down to nine tracks. In order to save time, I assume.



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A very enjoyble LP , i kind like it all...
I choose: GOIN' HOME ! this is a fantastic song, very underrated
i remeber i heard it for the first time ever on the radio : THE VOICE OF PEACE ! and for a long time it was a mystery song to me, i didnt know what his name , from what LP... 8)
second is : LET YOURSELF GO & WHO ARE YOU ?
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I am missing There ain't nothing like a song which is quite a gas in my eyes.

In sight of its absence, I vote for Let Yourself Go, although I definitely prefer the TV Special version.

I also like - guilty pleasure - Who Are You (Who Am I) for its smoothness. That song is lounge pure. Great sax!

The LP is quite good. For me, there are only two bummers:
Five Sleepy Heads and He's Your Uncle, Not Your Dad.
No bad statistics for an Elvis soundtrack.


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As you usual I don't vote for the obvious one, Let Yourself, My choice is Suppose


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kuenzer wrote:
dreambear wrote:I have excluded tracks on almost every poll yet, and there have also been a few arguments too. And I´m not gonna waste time om doing two polls on one album, just to bring on Hound dog from Elvis in concert...
This time you have cut the list down to nine tracks. In order to save time, I assume.

Ooops! That was a serious mistake from my side...depending on lack of time. But I´m sorry!

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Let Yourself Go is a classic Elvis track for the era and stands up well today.
Your Time Hasn't Come is very nice, Speedway rocks along nicely, Mine, Suppose and especially Goin' Home are good bonus songs but the rest are poor
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Let yoursef go is the winner! No discussion!

Thanks for voting!

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Re: Best track on "Speedway" LP 1968

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let yourself go.
great song.
great scene.


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