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Any Day Now

Rating:
4.6 / 5

Words & Music: Bob Hilliard Burt Bacharach

Any day now I will hear you say
Goodbye my love
You'll be on your way
Then my wild beautiful bird
You will have flown
Any day now I’ll be all alone
Oh, oh, oh

Any day now, when your restless eyes
Meet someone new
To my sad surprise
Then the blue shadow will fall all over town
Any day now
Love will let me down
Oh, oh, oh

I know I shouldn't want to keep you
If you don't want to stay, yeah
Until you've gone forever
I'll be holding on for dear life
Holding you this way
Begging you to stay

Any day now
When the clock strikes go
You'll call it off
Then my tears will flow
Then the blue shadow will fall all over town
Any day now
Love will let me down
Oh, oh, oh

Oh, any day now
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, any day now
Don't fly away my beautiful bird

Don't fly away my beautiful bird

Recordingdate: 1969/02/20, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Any Day Now:

(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)

Others*

(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(french horn)
(french horn)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trombone)
(sax)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(cello)
(cello)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

Availability

Find available albums with Any Day Now.

JerryNodak wrote on April 18, 2008
Never much cared for this song.
old shep wrote on May 01, 2008
This is a really good Elvis track and deserved to be released as the top side, an excellent soulful sound.
Jerome wrote on June 16, 2008
is this great love song really about a bird?..
bastiaanvinke wrote on November 03, 2008
Great song
Steve V wrote on December 29, 2010
This is my favorite version of this song, better than the original by Chuck Jackson.
Great Dane wrote on October 17, 2012
This song is absolute fabulous. 5+ stars.
sugartummy wrote on February 24, 2013
A song amazingly well sung. White soul at it's best.
Gorse wrote on May 15, 2013
Fantastic performance by Elvis with soul vocal gymnastics that are peerless. Yes it should have been an 'A' Side and it would have sold millions.- at the very least 5 stars.
shawnrw wrote on January 05, 2014
Breath taking is all I can say about the way Elvis performs this song. His voice covers everything and elevates the song from good to great. Cannot say enough good things. About as close to perfectly performed as possible.
ElvisSacramento wrote on April 03, 2014
This is such a fantastic and unique song and Elvis' rendition of it was brilliant, passionate, heartfelt and soulful. I've never skipped it. Elvis' version of it should have been released as an A-Side, but unfortunately it wasn't.
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 03, 2014
Great song. Brilliant rendition. The single, with “In the Ghetto” in the A side, was almost a double A record.” Any day now” was one of the best B sides from 1969 on.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on April 03, 2014
Love-Love-Love-Elvis Presley's version of this song. What a amazing Vocal performance. Such heart and Soul. The Memphis Recordings-are my favorite of all the Elvis recording sessions. Of note: Elvis also does his vocal magic on the song "Gentle on my Mind". I think "Gentle" was meant to be sung this way, slow and soulful, instead of the faster versions of this song.
kink56 wrote on April 03, 2014
My late mother loved this song. (it is her fault I like Elvis!) and it is certainly one of my all time favorites too. Much better than In The Ghetto!
Deano1 wrote on April 04, 2014
One of Elvis' most soulful performances and yet one more highlight from the LP "Elvis In Memphis". Perfect vocals on a well-written song make this a 5 star track all the way.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on October 11, 2014
Should have been a "A" side. His vocal is pure magic.Every music collection should include Elvis Presley's Memphis recordings. More singles could have been released from these sessions.
jwedwards835 wrote on October 11, 2014
The greatest version of this classic song! I give it the same amount of stars that are in the heavens.
bajo wrote on November 14, 2020
Back in the day, I actually didn't pay much attention to this song. But, it has certainly grown on me over the years. Now I found it strange that I didn't catch it right away. I have heard other versions, but no one comes close to Elvis! Great performance! 5 stars!
Milky White Way wrote on November 14, 2020
Should have been an A side single release with Gentle on my mind as the B side (although I like Gentle more). Pure brilliance 5 star.
marty wrote on November 14, 2020
Many describe this song as soulful (or white soul). I never liked soul music. This is why although I like it, it doesn't "do it" for me. Good but not great I would say. 4 stars
Cruiser621 wrote on November 14, 2020
3-stars. Average song in my book.
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