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Blue Moon

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Words & Music: Rodgers/ Hart
Blue moon,
You saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.

Blue moon,
You knew just what I was there for.
You heard me saying a pray for
Someone I really could care for.

Blue moon,
You saw me standing alone,
Without a dream in my heart,
Without a love of my own.

Blue moon...
Without a love of my own.
Recorded: 1954/08/14, first released on Elvis Presley

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2014report abuse
This is such a spectacular and iconic song and Elvis' rendition of it is my favorite rendition of it. Elvis' version of it is pure magic and totally unique. 5 Stars for sure.
shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2014report abuse
This has got to be one of the most covered songs in history, and while there has been several good versions, I think Elvis's is the most memorable. His rendition is haunting, positively chilling. Used to great affect in the film "Joe Versus The Volcano". Elvis was simply otherworldly with this one and no one can truly say that they have heard Elvis sing until they have heard this one.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2013report abuse
His best slow tune from Sun, but I prefer his uptempo ones. Elvis left out all hope in his version. I think all other versions has the happy ending. This is as chilling as Come on in my kitchen by Robert Johnson.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2012report abuse
So atmospheric, so bewitching, and from a mere 19 year old learning the business. Just brilliant.
Michael.W. (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 22, 2011report abuse
Pure magic! The atmosphere of the song is incredible. A masterpiece, a jewel, pure Elvis!
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2011report abuse
This gem one finds amidst all the pure Rock 'n' Roll of the King himself. Beyond a shred of doubt nobody expected this! Here one hears an early evidence of the versatile singer he was about to become. Of all the different styles this well known song has been recorded, this is the most remarkable one as it is completely out of the trend one suspects to hear from an artist. For me this is the best version I ever heard. Incomparable, considering the combination of the voice, the sentiment and the performance.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2011report abuse
This was probably the first moment of complete Genius that Presley had. This version has a feeling and a emotion that is as equal as the Requiem of Mozart, The Trout from Schubert, or the Adagio from Albinoni. It’s a MOMENT in Music. OUTSTANDING.
potluck62 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
One of my fave Sun tracks.I've always loved el's version.Classic rockabilly.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
A classic. Why Elvis made the impact he did is because of songs like this. A far cry from anyone else in the 50's. Unfort also a far cry from the Sundial King he would turn into 20 some odd years later.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
A wonderful performance by our man, and fortunately it has turned into a classic. Beautiful!
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
my favourite sun-record. this is so unbelievable beautiful. simple and so straight to the heart. What a jewel...
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
A very unusual, yet magnificent rendering of a song that the Marcels would take to #1 in the early 60's with their doo-wop version. This song reminds me of some of Ray Peterson's work. Haunting, yet lovely and truly one of the gems from Elvis in the 50's.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
This was Elvis the rebel. A great song but given the early Elvis treatment. Many have copied Elvis but can't remember anyone trying this style. Just as well as only Elvis could have done it this way and hot away with it.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
This is one of the gems and showed just how Elvis loved to experient in the studio early in his career. This is one reason why the 50's are regarded as his greatest period. He had guts that post Army Hollywood seemed to stifle. I know a few people who rank this as their favorite Elvis recording. I think Bob Dylan also loved this one a lot.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
I don't like Elvis' version one bit, perhaps if he had rerecorded the number later on in his career it may have ben different.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
There are many questions I would have liked to have asked Elvis. One of them would have been, where did he get the idea for his 'unearthly' treatment of Blue Moon and whether they worked on achieving that effect during the session. When I first heard the recording, on a weekly Elvis feature on Radio Luxembourg in 1963, I thought it was a female singer doing the high bits. The word 'classic' is way over-used, but this recording definitely qualifies.
burninglove92 (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2010report abuse
There is so many renditions of this classic song but E just blows anyone else out of the water. Using simpleness, no fancy guitar, no fancy drums, stripped down with the kings voice. Pure gold. and perfection
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
As haunting as haunting can get! Superb!
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2008report abuse
This kid sounds so forlorn, so pure, so vulnerable... This far surpasses the pathos and drama of his seventies work. Elvis version of this much covered song is generally considered the best ever. I totally agree.

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