I'll Remember You
Words & Music:
I'll remember you
Long after this endless summer has gone
I'll be lonely oh so lonely
Living only to remember you
I'll remember too
Your voice as soft as the warm summer breeze
Your sweet laughter, mornings after
Ever after, I'll remember you
To your arms someday I'll return to stay
Till then I will remember too
Every bright start we made wishes upon
Love me always, promise always
Oooh, you'll remember too
I'll remember you
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This is by far one of the most beautiful ballads that I've ever heard and Elvis' studio and concert renditions of this gem were all spectacular. This love song should've been a major hit for Elvis on the charts here in the USA, but sadly it never was. 5 Stars.
I like the edited/shortened version that first appeared as a bonus song on the "Spinout" album in 1966, but... if released as a single in '66 or '67, I honestly feel that it wouldn't have done any better on the charts than "Love Letters" or "Indescribably Blue".
One of Elvis' finest ballads--though that is a crowded field. Every version he has done is excellent--Studio version, Aloha, Aloha rehearsal and Madison Square Garden---as well as all the FTD releases this appears on. It is a personal favorite of mine, especially the long studio version. It might well have been a hit single if it had been a single at all. In 1966 the music charts may have been full of The Beatles, Dylan and the Stones doing their version of Rock and Folk, but even then, Elvis could knock it out of the park with a ballad like this, in a way no one else could, before or since.
A missed opportunity by RCA for a big hit, he needed one too around this time.
Wasn't the author of this song the reason for the Aloha special? I think he died of cancer and some of the money made from the show did go to the treatment of cancer. I'm not sure about this, but Elvis did do this song on the Aloha show. That version is even better then the studio one.
I rate this song very highly both in the studio and in live. I think the live performances in Aloha, and Madison edge out the studio version as they seem to have more atmosphere and feeling, and Elvis seems to gain something extra from the interaction with a live audience.
I really loved the LP version at the time it was released. A great bonus amidst the general movie songs. Goes without too much saying that the live versions 72 and 73 are just as superb.
The first version I’ve heard from this song was the outstanding performance Elvis gave in Madison Square Garden, released in the L.P. Legendary Performer vol.4. What to say, in face of such perfection: the voice, the music the crowd reaction... Simply a piece of heaven. Also like the Aloha and the Original version, but that one, from MSG is one of the best ballads ever performed live by anyone in Rock history and there’s a video of it in Youtube!!!
Very fine ballad. Miles ahead of the movie ballads at the time.
The studio version recorded in 1966 and included on the LP "Spinout" as a bonus song is good (Elvis fails to hold a couple of notes and seems to be having problems finding the right key to sing it in), but the live versions are excellent (72, 73 and 75). 3 stars for the original and 5 stars for the live versions.
The Studio version of this is just fantastic but his live version are just something else. I really love his 1975 versions however 1973 versions are still fantastic. Elvis showing his emotion. Got You Elvis
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