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Am I Ready

Rating:
3.6 / 5

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 love...with..you...

Recordingdate: 1966/02/16, first released on: Spinout (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Am I Ready:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(sax)

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MJB63 wrote on May 01, 2009
Pretty ballad...Elvis always sang these kind of songs well.
Deano1 wrote on February 21, 2010
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.
old shep wrote on June 11, 2010
A pleasant but unmemorable ballad.
dgirl wrote on June 11, 2010
Interchangeable with so many other movie ballads. Nothing outstanding.
Elvis Rimes wrote on June 11, 2010
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.
shoesuedeblues wrote on June 11, 2010
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.
Steve V wrote on June 11, 2010
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.
NONE000000 wrote on June 12, 2010
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.
My boy, my boy wrote on June 12, 2010
The outtakes are a delight to hear...
TCB1974 wrote on August 07, 2011
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.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on May 02, 2012
Its a smooth great vocal performance. I like it.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 22, 2012
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.
alanfalk wrote on November 22, 2012
A good ballad, but a song that kind of get lost between many similar ballads, it deserves 3,5 stars though.
Gorse wrote on November 22, 2012
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.
kink56 wrote on November 22, 2012
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.
jb4elvis wrote on November 22, 2012
I quite agree with ElvisSacramento on this. A lovely song which should probably be better appreciated. All things considered, it did not do too bad in the charts either. jb
cookingfat wrote on June 10, 2013
An innocuous ballad,fairly typical of Elvis' movie songs in the late 60s. I never play it but at least it was well penned.
mholdr wrote on June 10, 2013
nice track and vocal...I like it.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 10, 2013
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.
sugartummy wrote on January 09, 2015
Isn't the piano intro the same as on "As long as I have you"? Anyway, a nice ballad, with great singing by Elvis.
rai wrote on January 29, 2015
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.
trudygillenwater wrote on January 29, 2015
Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it!
TheMemphisFan wrote on January 30, 2015
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 30, 2018
Acceptable but more of the same.
JerryNodak wrote on June 18, 2018
Good song from a favorite soundtrack of mine. Still play song and soundtrack today. 3.5 stars.
atomic powered poste wrote on June 19, 2018
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.
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