Best track on "Something for everybody" LP 1961

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Best track on "Something for everybody" LP 1961

Poll ended at Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:29 pm

There's Always Me
7
28%
Give Me the Night
3
12%
Sentimental Me
4
16%
Starting Today
2
8%
Gently
0
No votes
I'm Coming Home
0
No votes
In Your Arms
0
No votes
Put The Blame On Me
3
12%
Judy
3
12%
I Want You With Me
3
12%
 
Total votes: 25


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Best track on "Something for everybody" LP 1961

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A rather good album, but lacks something. The sound isn´t as clear as on "Is back"...and it´s the same studio!?. Two tracks have to go as usual. "It´s a sin" is not my cup of tea. Sounds very dated to my ears. "I slipped, I stumbled, I fell" was recorded for Blue Hawaii, but rejected. It has a completely different sound and doesn´t really fit on the album, so that´s the second track. On the positive side, the most tracks are solid, if not marvellous. But "There´s always me" is a powerful ballad sung with great care. "Gently" is...eh gentle and the guitar pickin´ is nice. "I´m comin´ home" is good, fun pop and the solos are great. "Put he blame on me" reminds me a bit of Ray Charles. But my choice of today is the opening track.

By the way: "Judy" was a very popular track in Sweden and hit here.

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I never got 'Give Me The Night' on my copy !


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"Give Me the Night" :smt015




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I’m torn between "Starting Today" and "Judy" but have decided to go with the latter, as it’s vocally more challenging.

However, I cannot believe you removed "It’s a Sin". It’s a great song, and Elvis’s vocal is amazing. It would have been better to cut one of the lesser recordings; "Put the Blame on Me", "I’m Comin’ Home", "In Your Arms", or "I Want You with Me".

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This list just reminded me how disappointing the album was.

After the excellent Elvis is Back had proved that the post-army Elvis could still cut it, & handle any of the current music genres with ease, he brings out this bland, middle-of-the-road, easy-listening album.

Something for the mums & dads, more like.

Where was the danger ?

Where was the menace ?

Where was the rock 'n' roll ?

All sadly missing, I'm afraid.


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The real strength of the album is that he proves he is also the greatest ballad singer in the world. That has got to count for something.

Per



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Post by Cryogenic »

Good posts, Colin and Per.

I vote for "There's Always Me". Elvis was also very proud of the operatic bellow at the end.




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"There's Always Me" was the song that grabbed me way back in the day.
Still does.

"It's a Sin" grew on me over the years. Never liked "Judy".

Love the FTD version of this album.




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Elvis '61 thru '63, marvelous!! My favorite Elvis period.

Can't wait for the FTD version of "Pot Luck."



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Post by dl »

To me the whole album is great. Elvis just sounds phantastic and the songs are all great, too. I love the FTD edition of that album, especially because they included "Anything That's Part Of You". What a song!



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ColinB wrote:I never got 'Give Me The Night' on my copy !
:oops:

Believe it or not, but I was sober when I did this poll :wink:

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shanebrown wrote:There's Always me does it for me. I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell was in Wild In The Country, it was Stepping Out Of Line from Pot Luck that was rejected from Blue Hawaii. I'm sure it was a slip of the tongue (fingers) but thought I'd say it before anyone else did! :wink:
Thank you Shane! Can you believe that I just watched those two movies...and still messed it up :oops: :oops: :oops:

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thekingisalive wrote:I’m torn between "Starting Today" and "Judy" but have decided to go with the latter, as it’s vocally more challenging.

However, I cannot believe you removed "It’s a Sin". It’s a great song, and Elvis’s vocal is amazing. It would have been better to cut one of the lesser recordings; "Put the Blame on Me", "I’m Comin’ Home", "In Your Arms", or "I Want You with Me".

Per
Hi! The problem is that it doesn´t matter which song I remove, and it it will upset someone. But ok, "In your arms" is a bit weak.

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This is one of my favourite albums. I voted for Judy. I play this one most times. Always thought Judy should have been an A side single. I like most of the other tracks but not Put The Blame On Me. Every fan has their own favourite tracks.




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Post by minkahed »

I haven't really listened to this album in awhile, but looking at the tracklist again, I realized that I do like it a whole lot.

There's Always Me is definetely a contender, for me, as the best track on that Lp, but I picked Put The Blame On Me.

Maybe it's because I loved the sequence in "TICKLE ME" when I was a kid ... :lol:

It is sometimes too hard, IMHO, to pick that best, or fave song on a specific record because It just really depends on the mood you are in at that particular moment.


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While There's Always Me is an undeniably masterful track, I voted for I Want You With Me. It's the closest he came in the 61-64 period to the raunchy-rockin' 50's Elvis.

I've never understood why so many fans are enamoured of Judy. That tune epitomizes the safe, toe-tappin' pop-rock for mom and pop that Colin wrote about.



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Judy is very good track on album -


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i aint got Give Me The Night on my album :wink:



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Pete Dube wrote:While There's Always Me is an undeniably masterful track, I voted for I Want You With Me. It's the closest he came in the 61-64 period to the raunchy-rockin' 50's Elvis.

I've never understood why so many fans are enamoured of Judy. That tune epitomizes the safe, toe-tappin' pop-rock for mom and pop that Colin wrote about.
Let´s not forget about "Little sister" and "King of the whole wide world". The latter one has rather raw vocals.

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Suspicious Minds wrote:This is one of my favourite albums. I voted for Judy. I play this one most times. Always thought Judy should have been an A side single.
It's too soft for an A side -- but I share your affection for the track. In fact, that softness is what I like about: "Ohhh, Judy ..... PLEEEEASE...." And I like when Elvis dips down on: "Don't let our love wither and die like flowers in the FAALLL-AAALLL-ALLLL". Very well sung, as are all these tracks, of course.



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A favourite album of mine!
I'm Coming Home, Put The Blame On Me, Judy, I Want You With Me,
There's Always Me, Give Me The Right, Sentimental Me, Gently in any order!


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I Want You With Me is my choice. There's Always me would be second


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sentimental me

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Sentimental Me is just a sweet, sweet track. I'm surprised it's so low on the poll.



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Post by Jamie »

without the singles from these sessions the album does seem very safe. It's beautiful but safe. I always liked Judy because it has an effortless swing to it. But I went for Put the Blame on Me because it has a bit of oompf. The real star from the sessions is I feel So Bad which is just awesome. If the singles were added this album would seem much better than without. But you could say the same about EIB and FEIM.

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"Anything That's Part Of You" is so lovely, he sings it with such feeling like he's been there.

"theres always me" is great too.

Can't choose between them!

I don't think I'much help. :roll:

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Post by dreambear »

"There´s always me" seems to be the most popular track on this album. Good choice!

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