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Mine

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
Mine is a heart
That beats for only you
Mine is a love that always will be true
For ever more, beyond the end of time
I will be your love, promise you'll be mine

Mine is a heart
That beats for only you
Mine is a love that always will be true
For ever more, beyond the end of time
I will be your love, promise you'll be mine
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Recorded: 1967/09/10, first released on Speedway

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2013report abuse
If this had been recorded at the Memphis '69 sessions then the accolades would have rolled in. To me this is not unlike 2 or 3 offerings from those sessions, being soulful, committed and very well sung. Not the best song by a long way that he ever recorded, but his vocal performance lifts this to 3 1/2 stars.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2013report abuse
I love the arrangment:the desolate piano intro, the organ, the strings, the high backing vocal. A wonderful ballad.
alheil1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2010report abuse
Just a simple beautiful ballad, only Elvis could sing. Perfect a wonderful wedding song
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2010report abuse
Elvis really needed shaking up and made to listen to what was going on around him on the music scene at this time. The song and arrangement was so dated for a guy who used to set the pace for others to follow.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2010report abuse
Dated and very much out of tune with the music of it's era.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2010report abuse
Not a memorable performance, but Elvis sings it well. The performance is better than the song itself. I think the problem was that there were too many similar ballads in the movie soundtracks in the late sixties. They were all decent, but never outstanding. So they would all dissapear after a while, they didn´t stay in our minds for too long. That hasn´t changed since Elvis´ passing. Even today I sometimes forget which is this song and which is that song. There were just too many songs that were alike.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2010report abuse
A beautiful ballad included on the 1968 LP "Speedway" as a bonus song. This is my favorite song on this album despite the fact that it probably only took Tepper and Bennett 10 minutes to write it. Elvis phrases the lines perfectly. Elvis was in strong voice in September of 1967 and it is a shame the material recorded at that session got filtered out onto soundtrack LP's and was not released on it's own LP. An LP in late '67 of "Guitar Man", "Big Boss Man", "Hi Heel Sneakers" "You Don't Know Me", "Mine", "Stay Away" or "Goin' Home" (depending on which song was used for the movie, "Stay Away Joe"), "Just Call Me Lonesome", "Suppose", "Singing Tree", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "We Call On Him" and maybe two songs from "Clambake" like "The Girl I Never Loved", "A House That Has Everything" and "How Can You Lose", would have been a nice release (Other songs available for LP release at that time were "Western Union", the b side singles "Fools Fall In Love" and "Come What May", several A sides (most of which would be included in "Gold Records, Vol 4" early the next year although "Tell Me Why" wasn't) and even the Christmas song "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" since the LP would have been released in late 67. This would have prevented the LP "Clambake" from being released.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 6, 2009report abuse
Better than Tepper/Bennett's soundtrack stuff but not by much. Outdated song by 1968. Elvis needed new writers and thankfully Mac Davis & Billy Strange were close in coming.

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