Am I Ready

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
Am I ready, can my heart be true?
Am I ready, to fall in love with you

One love, one girl,one dream shared by two
Am I ready, to fall in love with you

I have touched your lips,and now I know
I would be a fool, to let you go

Should I, could I, how I wish I knew
Am I ready, to fall in love with you

Should I, could I, how I wish I knew
Am I ready, to fall in love with you

Fall in
Recorded: 1966/02/16, first released on Spinout


atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2018report abuse
The song is acceptable, but nothing great. A generic ballad you don't have to skip, but that's it. The sound and the mix doesn't help either. Overall not a masterpiece. 2,5 stars, with a tendency to 2, so i gave 2.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2018report abuse
Good song from a favorite soundtrack of mine. Still play song and soundtrack today. 3.5 stars.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2018report abuse
Acceptable but more of the same.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2015report abuse
This song was virtually unknown to casual listeners until it appeared on the 1972 Camden album, "Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Volume 2". "Am I Ready" is nothing special and certainly wasn't a factor in the sales of the "Spinout" album or the very popular "Burning Love" album.
trudygillenwater (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2015report abuse
Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it!
rai (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2015report abuse
A beautiful number. Always enjoy this song. Fantastic lyric and Elvis sang it with passion. His voice was top notch. Can go on listening to it over and over in any mood. Never a boring tune.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2015report abuse
Isn't the piano intro the same as on "As long as I have you"? Anyway, a nice ballad, with great singing by Elvis.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2013report abuse
If the song is Interchangeable with so many other movie ballads, as suggested earlier, maybe a Movie ballad medley.. would work, with a nice musical overdub. If anything, it would be a nice bonus track to a Love song Album collection.
mholdr (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2013report abuse
nice track and vocal...I like it.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2013report abuse
An innocuous ballad,fairly typical of Elvis' movie songs in the late 60s. I never play it but at least it was well penned.
jb4elvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012
Invisible because there was a reaction to someone else
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
Good song, believe it or not, I consider Spinout Elvis' best 60's soundtrack album. I like it much more than GI Blues or BLue Hawaii. Sure each of those has a few GREAT songs on it, but overall, I would rather listen to Spinout. GI Blues and Blue Hawaii have a few 5 star songs and a bunch of 2 star songs, Spinout has 3 and 4 stars songs throughout and the bonus songs are all 5 star.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
Yes another film ballad without beong innovative but nevertheless an enjoyable experience. A nice tune excellently performed by the main man showing great vocal control.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
A good ballad, but a song that kind of get lost between many similar ballads, it deserves 3,5 stars though.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2012report abuse
This is such an excellent, underrated and overlooked ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. It's easily one of Elvis' very best movie songs from the 1960's.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2012report abuse
Its a smooth great vocal performance. I like it.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 7, 2011report abuse
In the 60s Elvis voice was outstanding for romantic ballads and this pretty recording proofs it once more. The song has a close and personal feeling to it, but is not remarkable as a few pretty movie ballads were released each year. Three stars from me.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 12, 2010report abuse
The outtakes are a delight to hear...
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 12, 2010report abuse
I very much like the song, but yes, it sounds like about 5 other pretty movie ballads. I do, however, like how upfront Elvis' voice is on this track. It really shows how flawlessly he sang. I mean, you can hear every breath; you can practically hear his lips moving! Honestly, it is probably bad production, but I appreciate that a few of the soundtrack ballads ("Please Don't Stop Loving Me" is another one) are so up-close and personal. Truly a voice that transcended the material.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2010report abuse
Nice but they all sounded the same at this point. Where was the innovation? Oh yeah, a look at the song writers says it all.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2010report abuse
The California Holiday album is hardly a classic Presley release save for the outstanding bonus tracks, All that I am and this simple ballad. The problem was by this time nearly all Elvis' film ballads began to sound alike.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2010report abuse
I have always found the backing a little OTT on this but it does not detract too much from what is a lovely song, beautifully delivered by our man.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2010report abuse
Interchangeable with so many other movie ballads. Nothing outstanding.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 11, 2010report abuse
A pleasant but unmemorable ballad.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2010report abuse
One of two strong ballads from Elvis 22nd movie "Spinout" (the other being "All That I Am"). This one is sung with a touch of vulnerability and Elvis is in fine voice. A three star song given five star treatment by Elvis for a total of four stars.
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on May 1, 2009report abuse
Pretty ballad...Elvis always sang these kind of songs well.

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