Love Elvis Billboard Review

On the Billboard website this review of the latest love songs compilation "Love, Elvis" was added. It shows well produced Elvis' releases can get the credit they deserve. Simply put, nobody could sing a love song like Elvis. And just in time for Valentine's Day, RCA's latest in an ambitious line of Elvis releases is a 24-song collection where the artist's lovin' cup runneth over. At his best, as on "Are You Lonesome Tonight" "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Love Me Tender," Presley evokes an unequaled intimacy that reminds us why so many otherwise reserved women clamored for his sweat-stained scarves. The rumbling "It's Now or Never" and more rocking fare like the trademark stuttering vocal of "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" never sounded better. More produced cuts like "Always on My Mind" and the soaring, live "It's Impossible" remain passionately delivered, and "The Fever" is pure sex. There's some cool, lesser-known stuff here, too, including the surfer-rumba "Surrender" and the swaying "It Hurts Me." A previously unreleased take on "For the Good Times" is softly swaying perfection. The operatic "Unchained Melody," recorded live just months before Elvis' death, is stunning and sad. Lovingly packaged and flawlessly remastered, this is Elvis, and we still miss him. (Originally Reviewed by RW: February 05, 2005)
Source: Elvis 2nd To None / Updated: Jan 29, 2005 

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pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Eddie Elvis did sing What Now My Love in the Aloha concert. No more is another great song and I also love This is our Dance
edward a l (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Please PUBLISH this message and request fans all over the world who receive the E news to react:
BMG and EPE should RE-CALL the LOVE ELVIS newest CD.
Constructive criticism and suggestion in line with so many fans who expected BMG to bring out a CD for the big public but to be very lucrative, not repeating the same material over and over again.
lET'S SEE WHAT FANS THINK of this idea:
BMG should release a DOUBLE CD SET with some of the songs that are being featured on their newest CD BBBUUTT the CD should let the big public know Elvis' great movie lonve songs as well (remember that is NEW for the big public and we all know how much fans loved great movie love tunes...à la Puppet on a string, Could I fall in love, They remind me too much, Lonely man, Wooden heart, Today tomor&forever etc etc)
So since Ernst and Jack and Roger DO NOT WANT TO LISTEN to the 100,000,000 fans' ideas and suggestions, here is an ALTERNATIVE just in case they don't re-call the latest CD:
RELEASE FOR MOTHERSDAY 2005 this DOUBLE CD
Actually it could be called VOLUME ONE with a follow up release on Valentine's Day 2006....also a Double CD with more. Let your readers be the judge: here's the selection:

WHeart, Doin' best, Tonite'sallright, No more, HWSong, Return to S, Where do you, I don't w to, Because of L, Puppet, Do not disturb, Could I f in L, All that I am, Am I ready, Kismet, You time hasn't CY, Angel, Home is where, Almost in L, Today tom&forever, Almost, Tender feeling, Anyone, Big L big H, Cross my H, Pls don't stop, One boy 2 l G, What every woman, Earth boy, A boy like me, We'll be together, Mama, You can't say no in Aca, They remind me too much, I'm falling in L tonite, Summer kisses, Let's forget ab stars, Kuipo
to be COMPLEMENTED with the other great studio love songs that many of your readers like Eddie, Viva, Lou, Emjel, Jim, Rob,Volvo, Glenn a.o. REQUEST: I met her today, For the mioth & last time, Ask me, Love letters, Give me right, Sentimental me, Judy, As long as I, Let it be me, Wonder of you, For good times, I just can't help believin', Sound of yr cry, Next step, And I love her so, I'll remember you, It's over, Love me & Love me tender LIVE, Never ending, Loving you, You're so young, Young dreams, Don't ask me why, Teddy bear, etc etc etc
LET'S HEAR THE FANS REACTION PLEASE.....
wouldn't the big public GO AND BUY such a fantastic (NEW in their ears...) GREAT DOUBLE CD ??? You bet you, they would
lDevoted Fan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
"As Long As I Have You", a simple and lovely presentation. "Ask Me" , with his voice so delicate and tender. "I Met Her Today", so passionate and strong. I love them all so much and think always of the many songs unsung, written since he left us. There will always be an ache in my heart for not hearing his voice singing certain songs,and beautiful compositions. No one could do it quite like my Elvis. I am blessed to have had all these years of joyously being an Elvis Presley fan.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
What now my luvvies. No such song. The song title is 'It's Over'
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2005report abuse
Let's face it, if you wanted Elvis' best love songs you would need a 10 cd box set. I do wish they would stop including all the big sellers though, as these love albums just resemble greatest hits packages. My faves? Just Pretend, I'm Leavin' (F**king awesome), I'll remember you (Aloha), Beyond the reef, It's Only love, As Long as I have you, It's a matter of time, It's Easy For You, christ I could go on forever.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
What about "Ask Me"? That was one of Elvis' biggest hits from the mid- 60's, and a great vocal performance of a difficult to sing song. "Indescribably Blue" never makes thes love song compilations either.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Data, Yes I agree - "I Met Her Today" is a brilliant song and is never included in compilations. His voice control is amazing on this track - for me 1960-63 is tops for Elvis's voice. Just contrast the power of It's Now or Never and Surrender to I Met Her Today. Genius at work.
Andreas77 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Right on, Jim! As I'm writing this message, "Solitaire" is playing in the background... A beautiful song, such a powerful voice! Neither "Solitaire" or "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" were included on the 70s Masters Collection. Big mistake!
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
''What Now My Love'' was certainly outstanding in Aloha. For me, another 2 brilliant Elvis performances, are ''Solitaire'' and ''I'll Never Fall In Love Again'', both taken from The Jungle Sessions. As far as I am aware, I dont think these have ever been released on an official BMG Album. Im talking the last 10 years or so. Was it on the 70s Masters Collection ? I cant recall. Wonderful performances.
Andreas77 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Why isn't "What Now My Love" mentioned by anybody? Such a powerful ballad, exactly the type of song Elvis was always drawn to. All my non-Elvis friends love it. If you ever get into a discussion about Elvis' talent as a singer (something which has happened to everybody I assume) WNML will put an end to it. Although I think BMG is doing an ok job with Elvis and his catalogue, it always amazes me that they overlook this song. It wasn't even included in the 70's box set. What's that all about? A conspiracy?
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Very good data, and for all of you who are causing broken hearts (Thats what you get ) For Lovin Me. (sort of an anti- love song i suppose.
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
and for all of you with a broken heart"I met her today"
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
O.k. my top 10 are as follows (it's really hard to just pick 10, and at another time I would probably pick different favs - so I've just chosen what I like to sing along to the most) 1) Loving Arms, 2) Suspicious Minds, 3) Gentle On My Mind, 4) Mess of Blues, 5) I Just Can't Help Believin', 6) Let It Be Me, 7) Burning Love, 8) Mr Songman, 9) It Hurts Me, 10) Kentucky Rain
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Thanks for the info, I'll definitely give them a listen. I also love Loving Arms, For The Good Times, We Can Make The Morning, I've Got A Thing About You etc. etc. I could go on forever!!
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
Hey I like this idea of listing our fav songs, a bit nurdish but hell so what ! I love all the songs you guys have mentioned so heres a few more:
01) Love Song of the Year ( a wee bit self pitish but good)
02) Sound of Your Cry ( The alt take of Platinum)
03) The Next Step Is Love ( so laid back and believable)
04) Gentle On My Mind ( A Piece of Genius)
05) Beginners Luck ( Intimately shagtastic)
06) And I Love You So ( The alt take)
07) I'll Remember You ( great for a end of summer release)
08) I'll Never Know ( for the deeply in love)
09) Please Dont Stop Loving Me ( If this dosent bring her back nothing will!)
10 ) Words ( Could be a Successful single release)
Abidaslam1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
What about For Ol' Times Sake, Loving Arms, Anyway You Want Me, Playing For Keeps, Blue Moon? Fantastic Love songs that are never released on compilations.
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
We can all agree on one thing , there are a lot of great Elvis albums to be made by BMG. On them a lot of songs the non Elvis fans do'nt know yet. In can understand why BMG always brings some songs on a new album , it is mostly because they are well known by most people. But they should promote these other songs on a regular basis on TV, bring out a lesser known song on single and give it full promotion, that is the only way to get more appriciation for these songs. Doing so they give songs that the broader public do'nt know from Elvis a chance.
But everything starts with a lot of continual good promotion,and also verry importand and something BMG has still to learn, DO'NT FLOOD THE MARKET. Any day now
It keeps righrt on a hurting. True love travels on
without love, mary in the morning, faded love
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2005report abuse
You don´t know me is one of my all time favourite songs from Elvis. It should be on the album too with others not so well known songs ! There are a lot of them. TCB.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
''You Don't Know Me'' is an absolute gem. The public would never know in a million years Elvis sang songs like that.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
Fake I really cant stand "Ask Me".
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
pacer, volvo "Never Ending is on the new FTD Double Trouble cd and "I Need you so" is on the loving you album as Pacer says, they are essential listening volvo. Volvo I envey you, you have to descover these gems yet and there are much much more, enjoy! Your times been a long time comming a love it pacer, a bit mediocre in material but i love Elvis singing mediocre songs just to see how well he could do it, for some reason it always reminds ,e og "So Close Yet So Far" from Harum Scarum",
Fakeelvis1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
How about "Indescrlbably Blue" or "Tell me Why" or "Ask Me". The list goes on & on for unknown Elvis gems for new fans. Let`s get them out there on the market !
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
I love that song Rob Never Ending and Your Loves Been A Long Time Coming. Theres so many i could go on forever. I think Never Ending is on the double trouble cd and its on the 60s box set. I need you so is from the 50s and is on the Loving You album but is not sung in the film
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
Rob Irish - where are the songs 'Never Ending' and 'I Need You So' from? - i.e.which year, film or album? they don't ring a bell with me. I only really discovered Elvis about 9 years ago and am ever hopeful of finding songs that I haven't heard before.
FTD2005 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
Yes how bout the fans select a nice love song album.Where is I'll remember you,suppose,tomorrow is a long time,it's midnight and on and on,again how many versions of Can't help falling in love do i need?
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
data i dont think BMG know these songs exsist, someone should tell them. I think BMG only have one copy of The Greatest Hits in their possesion, ( Im kidding before anyone replys with facts and figures).
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
Never ending, thinking about you, hmm we do agree on a lot of Elvis music. But i only hope BMG will not throw them on the market at rocket speed. Give people time and make these albums classic albums.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
So can you think of the review if this album included songs such as "Thinking about you", "I Need you so" "I just can't help believing" "Never Ending" oh and the soul wrenching "Where did they go lord" ? The reviwer aint heard nothing yet!!
data (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2005report abuse
Time TOTP sees this revieuw. Just great to see there are still some people who now a great song when they hear it.
All these songs are classics,and the revieuwer knows what he is writing when he says"nobody could sing a love song like Elvis" And he still is the greatest today.

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