From Elvis Presley Boulevard: which songs do you pick?

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From Elvis Presley Boulevard: which songs do you like?

Hurt
61
14%
Never Again
34
8%
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
46
10%
Danny Boy
55
13%
Last Farewell
38
9%
For The Heart
43
10%
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
41
9%
Solitaire
41
9%
Love Coming Down
46
10%
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
35
8%
 
Total votes: 440


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From Elvis Presley Boulevard: which songs do you pick?

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Which songs do you like from From Elvis Presley Boulevard? Or, if you like to phrase it that way, which are credible masters? See also the discussion on this thread.

Pick as many as you want, from 0 to 10. If you change your mind, you can re-vote.

(We presumably will have dreambear's poll at a later stage, in which you then should pick just a single favourite. I don't mean to interfere with that series of polls.)



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I´m gonna be the first one to write an answer :)

It´s a kind of strange album, isnt it? Elvis sounds wounded and bombastic at the same time. On some songs like "Love coming down" or "Bitter they are..." and of course "Hurt", it works. But on "Never again" and "I´ll never fall in love" it sounds downright painful.

"For the heart" is good with surprisingly strong vocal effort from Elvis. He really seems to like this rocker.

More on a future voting!

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My votes are going for "Danny Boy" and "Love Coming Down".

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Voted for:
Hurt
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Danny boy
For the heart

Back in 1976 when I bought the album I would have chosen Bitter they are, harder they fall instead of Danny boy.


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Not surprisingly, Danny Boy and Hurt are leading the poll. But what may be a surprise to some, Last Farewell is on a par with For The Heart and Love Coming Down at the moment.

Vote on!



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I voted for:
Hurt
Danny Boy
bitter they are , harder they fall
Love comin down

Danny boy is my top song for this sad LP. Brilliant recording!
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This is the track's I voted for;

Hurt
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Danny boy
The Last Farewell
For the heart
Solitaire
I'll Never Fall In Love Again


Danny Boy is my favourite track. Sounds better on CD.


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Well, "Hurt" is just fantastic.....I love it, but my vote goes to "I`ll never fall in love again"...., I don`t think it`s painful.......I think it`s brilliant and Elvis did a good job. "Love comming down" is another favorite of mine from that album


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elvisa wrote:Well, "Hurt" is just fantastic.....I love it, but my vote goes to "I`ll never fall in love again"...., I don`t think it`s painful.......I think it`s brilliant and Elvis did a good job. "Love comming down" is another favorite of mine from that album
You are aware that you have several votes (and that you can re-vote if you like)?



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kuenzer wrote:
elvisa wrote:Well, "Hurt" is just fantastic.....I love it, but my vote goes to "I`ll never fall in love again"...., I don`t think it`s painful.......I think it`s brilliant and Elvis did a good job. "Love comming down" is another favorite of mine from that album
You are aware that you have several votes (and that you can re-vote if you like)?
Oh.....no I wasn`t aware of that...thank you :D , I`ll put another vote, on "Hurt" and "Love comming down" then, BUT I don`t want to re-vote :wink:(My first vote are to be, can`t change my mind on that one)


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I voted as follows:
1.) Hurt
2.) Danny Boy
3.) For The Heart
4.) Solitaire
5.) Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
6.) Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall



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This might be interresting to compare, when you only can vote at one song.

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My guess is that then 80% of the votes go to Hurt and Danny Boy (mine will go to Bitter They Are).



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My Picks were:

1. Hurt
2.Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
3. Love Coming Down
$. I'll Never Fall In Love Again


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they'r e ALL excellent--Never Again is painful only in the sense that Elvis conveys a palpable angst and hurt--the performance is filled with emotion--he sings it with incredible realism



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the only songs i dont care for in any form are danny boy and solitaire


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Epcollect wrote:they'r e ALL excellent--Never Again is painful only in the sense that Elvis conveys a palpable angst and hurt--the performance is filled with emotion--he sings it with incredible realism
In my opinion it has to do with uncontrolled vibrato. I tink he would have tackled this song better in, let us say, march 1972 (Separate ways sessions).

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Epcollect wrote:they'r e ALL excellent--
Do you own any other Elvis Presley albums?



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None, this is the one album I can never play. I like I´ll never fall in love by Tom Jones. To hear Elvis version is unbearable. I never liked Danny Boy. I guess For The Heart is less awful. Glad this album was not Elvis' last one. Moody Blue is so much better.


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buddy holly wrote:None, this is the one album I can never play. I like I´ll never fall in love by Tom Jones. To hear Elvis version is unbearable. I never liked Danny Boy. I guess For The Heart is less awful. Glad this album was not Elvis' last one. Moody Blue is so much better.
Really? There are a few standout performances like "Pledging My Love," "Way Down" and "Unchained Melody" -- but, there is also some real crap like "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)," "Little Darlin'" and the recycled "Let Me Be There." Another hodge-podge release. Poor Felton really wanted to put a solid album together and was forced to assemble a very mixed back of track varying in quality because his recording star had no interest and passion for crafting studio music.



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midnightx wrote:
buddy holly wrote:None, this is the one album I can never play. I like I´ll never fall in love by Tom Jones. To hear Elvis version is unbearable. I never liked Danny Boy. I guess For The Heart is less awful. Glad this album was not Elvis' last one. Moody Blue is so much better.
Really? There are a few standout performances like "Pledging My Love," "Way Down" and "Unchained Melody" -- but, there is also some real crap like "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)," "Little Darlin'" and the recycled "Let Me Be There." Another hodge-podge release. Poor Felton really wanted to put a solid album together and was forced to assemble a very mixed back of track varying in quality because his recording star had no interest and passion for crafting studio music.
Sure but it's compared against From EP Blvd. Moody Blue is not so depressing as From EP Blvd. I actually like "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and "Little Darlin". I didn't know for years "Let Me Be There" was recycled. "Pledging My Love" is really good. In only don't like "It's Easy For You" and "He'll Have To Go".


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Never again



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sylvain wrote:Never again
That thought probably comes to mind quite frequently when consumers give this album a spin....



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Sylvain wrote:Never again
You are aware that you have several votes (and that you can re-vote if you like)?
midnightx wrote:
sylvain wrote:Never again
That thought probably comes to mind quite frequently when consumers give this album a spin....
Consumers, as opposed to fans.

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kuenzer wrote:
Sylvain wrote:Never again
You are aware that you have several votes (and that you can re-vote if you like)?
midnightx wrote:
sylvain wrote:Never again
That thought probably comes to mind quite frequently when consumers give this album a spin....
Consumers, as opposed to fans.

Rock-a-hula, baby.
And you call yourself an Elvis fan ???