All that I Am

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
All that I am or ever hope to be
Lies in your hands
You are my destiny
When you are in my arms, I rule the world
And when we're far apart, how cruel the world

All that I want is to be near to you
To spend my life making it clear to you
You are my heart, my soul, my dream come true
All that I am, I am because of you

All that I want is to be near to you
To spend my life making it clear to you
You are my heart, my soul, my dream come true
All that I am, I am because of you

Because of you
Because of you
Recorded: 1966/02/17, first released on single

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jwedwards835 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2014report abuse
A beautifully sung tune as only THE KING can deliver! I give it the same amount of stars that are in the heavens.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 18, 2014report abuse
Pleasantly enough as was Am I Ready? from the same soundtrack. But, it was out of time for this kind of songs as single material back then. They should have used Down In The Alley/I'll Remember You instead!
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
A nice ballad, song well. Not up with his best ballads; not in a mile.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2012report abuse
A very nice sweet ballad that would have been a much bigger hit if Elvis had been making personal appearances. No other artist could have got away with the lack of personal promotion, but this still did not prevent it from selling one million globally.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful ballad and it deserved to be a major hit for Elvis here in the United States even though it never was. This song is not well known and that's a shame. It's easily one of my most favorite Elvis songs from the 1960's.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2009report abuse
This is a nice song but certainly not commercial enough for a 1966 single. Dont like the arrangement with the strings at all and again the band sounds like they are in another room. Terrible production. Elvis really needed a tour at this point to get back on the charts and different writers than Tepper/Bennett. The movies werent working anymore.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2009report abuse
A solid ballad from his 22nd movie, "Spinout", released as the flip-side of the title song in 1966. Elvis in fine voice, but the musicians are muffled (RCA thought Elvis' records would sell better if they put his voice more up front???). This song had some success on the US charts as a B-side, hitting #41 on the pop chart and #9 on the easy listening chart). Overall, the soundtrack for "Spinout" (except "Beach Shack") was above average and a drastic improvement over his previous three efforts ("Harum Scarum", "F & J" and "Paradise Hawaiian Style").
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2009report abuse
A very fine and decent song. Very honest. About those thousand little things which make life what it is.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2009report abuse
Beautifully sung but that's no reason to push Elvis' voice way up front. I've always found this song to be quite bland, it's like he's singing a Perry Como reject - with Perry Como's band backing him. I'm not knocking PC or that type of music but is this really what Elvis should have been putting out during Beatlemania. To me the answer is yes if he cared for the song but no if he cared for his career.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2009report abuse
It's a movie song, and it wasn't a very good movie, but damned if I don't like this song. Elvis and I would have disagreed about the mix too. His voice is just so good, it deserves to be that up front in the mix. Especially with the sub-standard movie songs, the one thing they really had going for them--the redeeming quality--is that they were being sung but the greatest singer to ever live. That sincere and beautiful voice elevated everything he touched. So on this track, and on others like "Beginner's Luck" or "Please Don't Stop Loving Me" or "Am I Ready" where Elvis' voice is right up front, I can see why they did it that way. Personally there are so many of the 1970's tracks that I wish were done like that instead of burying Elvis in horns and strings and drums and voices.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2009report abuse
well sung, but also kind of a boring song. It doesn´t do anything for me. I´ve always thought Am I Ready was the best ballad from that picture
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 17, 2008report abuse
Beautifully sung, with a routine, yet right-on-the-button string arrangement. Elvis's voice sounds more natural than on many of the Nashville songs which are too "produced", often having a shade too much echo. "All That I Am" is a very pretty song and is a big favourite of mine, sung with great delicacy and sincerity by Elvis.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 17, 2008report abuse
sweet ballad; nice melody
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 17, 2008report abuse
Elvis didn't pick this song - it picked him as well as many other movie songs. But he performs it professionally as he did many times with mediocre material "Out In Hollywood".
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2008report abuse
I am an Elvis fan since 1977, but to tell you the thruth I don't know this song...I see that I can listen to it on the FTD release "Out In Hollywood"...I will do that then...
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2008report abuse
Pretty, situational ballad from "Spinout." Easy on the ears. I prefer the flipside.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2008report abuse
This Tepper/ Bennett song was a hit single for Elvis in the UK peaking at number 18 in the charts, apart from Frankie and Johnny and Blue River, Elvis hit the charts with some good material in 1966. He really sang this excellent ballad well, though I remember that it didn't get that many plays on the radio at the time.Perhaps Elvis was out of touch, but i still like the song!
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on May 30, 2008report abuse
There are many movie songs that just don't say anything to me, especially from the 1964/1968 period. This is one of them. In 28 years of being an Elvis Fan probably never eared it more than 3 or 4 times.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2008report abuse
Ballads were so much Elvis's thing. This one is cute indeed but I prefer "Am I ready" a lot more !...I would have loved singing it myself to Shelley...
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2008report abuse
Nice song. But hit single material in 1966? No. Elvis is way too much up front in the mix, which made him furious when he heard the finished product. If he was really producing his own records, he should have nixed these mixes. I like the flip side Spinout much better.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2008report abuse
I think the reason it wasn't a hit was because it came at a time when it was no longer fashionable to buy Elvis Presley records, regardless of their quality. Thus, Elvis had to get into the faces of the people without them having to pay for the privilege: through TV.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2008report abuse
It's a very pretty ballad, but I think the main reason it wasn't a hit it is because of the terrible mix and the hissy recording. A lot of movie gems suffer from hissy sound and a bad mix.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2008report abuse
Love this song as one can hear Elvis' voice so clearly up front of the music. Therefore the content of the lyrics and his dedicated voice blend beautifully. Great single.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2008report abuse
This was a really good single release and deserved to be a bigger hit than it was.The first time that I can recall Elvis' using strings on a single recording.

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