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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sylvain wrote:
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.

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kuenzer wrote:Which songs do you like from From Elvis Presley Boulevard? Or, if you like to phrase it that way, which are credible masters?
Credible masters in RED.

Hurt
Never Again
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Danny Boy
The Last Farewell
For The Heart
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
Solitaire
Love Coming Down
I'll Never Fall In Love Again


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... masters. I must not make that pun with the incredible masters. I must not make that ...



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kuenzer wrote:... masters. I must not make that pun with the incredible masters. I must not make that ...
Don't then.


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ColinB wrote:Don't then.
Thanks for holding me back. I was on the verge of making a grave mistake.



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drjohncarpenter wrote:
kuenzer wrote:Which songs do you like from From Elvis Presley Boulevard? Or, if you like to phrase it that way, which are credible masters?
Credible masters in RED.

Hurt
Never Again
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Danny Boy
The Last Farewell
For The Heart
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
Solitaire
Love Coming Down
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Clearly, you overlooked one of the finest masters the king ever laid down....



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Oh, dammit!


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Hurt, Danny Boy and For The Heart are the clear highlights in my opinion. I like the groove/feel of Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain but sadly Elvis' vocal is noticeably weaker so couldn't vote for it.



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KevR wrote:Hurt, Danny Boy and For The Heart are the clear highlights in my opinion. I like the groove/feel of Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain but sadly Elvis' vocal is noticeably weaker so couldn't vote for it.
Good observation. The quality of the recording is one of the finer ones from the JRS, but EP's vocals clearly are not up to par. A pretty sad reminder of where things were at because had EP had the vocal control of years past, he could have made this a special track.




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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.
Whatever the reason, his recording star should have not been subjected to recording and touring in the first place.
Poor Felton....? :roll:



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for me the top song on this album has to be "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"...you can just feel how much he putting into this song.....although from the entire Jungle Room Sessions i would say that Way Down and Moody Blue were my favs, just something about the way he sings them



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epf wrote:
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.
Whatever the reason, his recording star should have not been subjected to recording and touring in the first place.
Poor Felton....? :roll:
You have no compassion for Felton? Even with his flaws as a producer, it isn't as if he received any help from Elvis in maximizing the potential of recording sessions as the 70's progressed. RCA wanted him out of the picture for failing to deliver quality albums and the proper number of masters required. Tom Parker was also not a fan. So, under a great amount of pressure, Felton goes into a session ready record a ton of music, and Elvis Presley is holed up at Graceland screwing around with little-to-no interest in recording or being professional. So, once again, Felton ended up with a lack of quality masters, some real lackluster recordings and was seen as a failure by RCA.



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elvispresleyuk wrote:for me the top song on this album has to be "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"...you can just feel how much he putting into this song ...
The feeling a discerning listener gets is acute embarassment.

This may be the worst Presley master release of the 1970s -- all claims for "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead" notwithstanding.

Even longtime friends, like Marty Lacker, thought it should not have been released. Elvis' voice is not up to snuff, and he is tackling a song made into a standard by Tom Jones. Play the Jones recording back to back with this if you have any doubt.


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Hurt
Never Again
Danny Boy
The Last Farewell
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
Solitare
Love Coming Down




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drjohncarpenter wrote:
elvispresleyuk wrote:for me the top song on this album has to be "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"...you can just feel how much he putting into this song ...
The feeling a discerning listener gets is acute embarassment.

This may be the worst Presley master release of the 1970s -- all claims for "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead" notwithstanding.

Even longtime friends, like Marty Lacker, thought it should not have been released. Elvis' voice is not up to snuff, and he is tackling a song made into a standard by Tom Jones. Play the Jones recording back to back with this if you have any doubt.
I am in total agreement, DJC.

I remember when I first saw the song in the tracklist how excited I was that Elvis had recorded it. But then when I played the album... What a disappointment.



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Thanks, Jerry. Even if Elvis had been in tip-top shape -- think 1969-1970 -- it's not likely he would have exceeded Jones on that track. But at last we'd have a credible, satifying master to enjoy.


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I like them all in the order they play on the original album. For some reason, Never Again, tends to pop up in my mind more often as years go by!


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Votes are in, it seems. The songs in order are:

31 Danny Boy
30 Hurt
22 Love Coming Down
21 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
20 For The Heart
19 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
19 Solitaire
17 Last Farewell
15 Never Again
14 I'll Never Fall In Love Again

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drjohncarpenter wrote:
elvispresleyuk wrote:for me the top song on this album has to be "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"...you can just feel how much he putting into this song ...
The feeling a discerning listener gets is acute embarassment.

This may be the worst Presley master release of the 1970s -- all claims for "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead" notwithstanding.

Even longtime friends, like Marty Lacker, thought it should not have been released. Elvis' voice is not up to snuff, and he is tackling a song made into a standard by Tom Jones. Play the Jones recording back to back with this if you have any doubt.
Strange...Love me, love the life I lead is one of my favorites. Just LOVE that song.

But I do agree with you on the "I'll never fall in love again"-part. Just as with several other songs on the EPB album...his voice isn't stable enough or is too weak to do those songs. Not all of them, but a lot of them. :(


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Monique wrote:Strange...
Just sit back, relax, and trust the doc!


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I'll Never Fall In Love Again.

The ultimate sad love song, apart from It's Easy For You, Which would've gotten my vote had it been on the album.



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Why so few votes for Whittaker's "The Last Farewell"?



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"Feelings" would have put this album over the top.



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Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain and Love Coming Down are my votes.
Although I rather hear the outtakes !!!


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drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks, Jerry. Even if Elvis had been in tip-top shape -- think 1969-1970 -- it's not likely he would have exceeded Jones on that track. But at last we'd have a credible, satifying master to enjoy.
i cant argue that Elvis master is better but at the end of the day when I compare the 2 versions I believe Elvis will never fall in love again but i am not remotely convinced by Jones that he will not

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