This is a truly mature artist peaking
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More of the same only better
The album has a sturdiness because it doesn’t crash and burn
The worst song in the world on a Presley album is better than the best song on a Sting album
The problem for Elvis and the Gold Records series is that the standard can not be any higher
Those five songs are still a leap back into the pop arena
Poor Elvis but on to “Clambake”
He used his skills as a great interpreter of love songs to redirect his love to Jesus.
It was 1966, the summer of bore.
A sorry movie and a sorry album
a fabulous human being
Not as bad as you’d think
Given by his father
Meanwhile, Lennon was closing out Rubber Soul by quoting Elvis Presley
Nipper the Dog, sitting on a cash register, might add: not a bow wow in sight
Three more years before he hits reset…
Why? How? What happened? No idea.
If you don’t like Elvis why are you reading this blog?
FDR playing professional backgammon
Sing some good songs.
They handle themselves a million miles above arrogance.
A joy for all time
Plodding plot movers, or… I can’t go on.
Why was he stuck with these second rate songs?
They couldn’t find him anything to sing.
He took a six year sojourn into movie songs because of this album.
Both albums had, within whatever structure of decency you want to put it, pretty good soundtracks
Nothing wrong with the performance, it is just the song
Songs of Jesus and a man’s relationship with him
“G.I. Blues” was a triumph of content.
I wouldn’t let my daughter near him, hell I wouldn’t let my mother near him
This is a huge part of the early story
The album was only 23 minutes long and it didn’t sell well.
Parker realized that he didn’t really need Presley as long as he had Presley’s recordings.
The King Creole album is a true mixed bag which makes more sense in conjunction with the movie
listen with your mouth wide open, in awe of performances that shake you out of WW2 and into the modern world
‘That was based on Elvis having heard Bowie’s ‘Golden Years,’ and I thought ‘Oh my God, it’s a tragedy that he was never able to make that’
It is the definition of good vibes
Elvis was 22 years old
Presley is in find voice whether sobbing through a dead dog tall tale or a rockabilly trifle
‘With the federal narcotics badge, he [believed he] could legally enter any country both wearing guns and carrying any drugs he wished.’
The stuff of legend
So, it didn’t happen, not even if he was fat Elvis
When you are releasing 57 albums what more do you need? What is missing? Having Fun With Elvis on Stage? Well, yes actually…
It carries this album, you give into it with such ease, it settles the album down and lifts you up.
Over there it has been on the charts for nine weeks, peaking at # 1, and is only 6,000 sales behind Adelem, which means it could dethrone her next week.
He was 35 years old when he recorded these songs and Presley’s Sax sessions were three years into the future.
The story of how love lets us live
The album is all low key movie tracks, with only “Stay Away” featuring a major band, the Jordainaires ,on a dramatic remake of “Greensleeves” to end the album