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I'll Take Love

Rating:
3.6 / 5

Words & Music: Dolores Fuller Mark Barkan

Some people think that pot of gold
Is all they ever want to hold
But there's a treasure, I think more of
Measure for measure .. I'll take love

Some people think that their success
Is all they need for happiness
But there's a pleasure, I think more of
Measure for measure .. I'll take love

Pound for pound oh yeah and
Ounce for ounce love is all that really counts
So let them have their wealth and fame
Eat caviar and drink champagne
You're all the treasure I'm dreaming of
Measure for measure .. I'll take love

Pound for pound oh yeah and
Ounce for ounce love is all that really counts
So let them have their wealth and fame
Eat caviar and drink champagne
You're all the treasure I'm dreaming of
Measure for measure .. I'll take love
I'll take love, I'll take love
I'll take love, I'll take love

Recordingdate: 1966/09/28, first released on: Easy Come, Easy Go (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I'll Take Love:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
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(organ)
(harmonica)
(vocals)
(vocals)
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(percussion)
(sax)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(harpsichord)

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Deano1 wrote on February 25, 2010
From a lackluster movie ("Easy Come, Easy Go") comes this better than average tune. Elvis sounds as though he is having fun again after the complete boredom in his voice on the "Harum Scarum" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" sessions. It is no secret that after the PHS soundtrack, Elvis wanted better songs for his future movies. The writers obliged and gave him several nice songs for "Spinout" and a couple of good ones for "Double Trouble". With "Easy Come, Easy Go", it was hit or no where near the target. "You Gotta Stop", "Sing You Children", "She's A Machine" and this one were songs that sounded like they could have been from movies back in '61 or '62. The title song was more average and "Yoga Is As Yoga Does" and "The Love Machine" were the equal of the PHS material.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 25, 2012
I've always liked this Elvis movie song and I've never skipped it while listening to the "Easy Come, Easy Go" soundtrack album. In my opinion, the only bad song from this soundtrack album is "Yoga Is As Yoga Does".
Pedro Nuno wrote on October 25, 2012
Presley should not be doing this kind of easy listening song in 1966, but i have to say: I Like it. Maybe because it was of the first songs i knew from Elvis. I just like it, it "swings".
Gorse wrote on October 25, 2012
I really enjoy this song which swings along with an attractive backing and beat, and is the second best song after You Gotta Stop from the film and assembled outtakes.
Jim Davidson wrote on August 08, 2015
I like the title track of "Easy Come Easy Go"; it was a track on "Elvis in Hollywood" TV album was my very first Elvis LP. "She's a Machine" was a track on my third Elvis LP, "Elvis Sings Flaming Star". The movie ranks in my bottom-five list. "I'll Take Love" was fun on the first spins.
TheMemphisFan wrote on August 08, 2015
I first heard this fun song in the mid-70s from the 1971 Camden album "C'mon Everybody". It's still a mystery to me why Sony chose not to reissue the CD a few years ago when they re-released most of the other Camdens.
JerryNodak wrote on July 03, 2019
Not a great song, but it's fun and I like it.
Steve V wrote on July 04, 2019
The soundtrack EPs usually had better quality songs than the full blown LP because there was less of them. Soundtracks had too many songs which contained many clunkers. This EP may have been the exception. It was the lowest charting EP in his life (EPs were also out of fashion in 1966 in the USA) and contained maybe 3 real good songs out of the 6. This is one of them. It is a fun song and a good one to close the movie (which was as usual, awful). Man, did Elvis need a change by this point.
marty wrote on December 30, 2020
I don't really like this song or the soundtrack in general. Maybe because it contains one of the worst songs ever recorded by Elvis ("Yoga Is As Yoga Does") or maybe because no song stands out. Thankfully it was only released as an EP at the time. 2 stars at best
Milky White Way wrote on December 30, 2020
I must be a strange breed of Elvis fan because I love this song and the whole soundtrack. I often play the FTD release with improved sound and re mastered quality. I never skip any of these songs, even Yoga is...! I’ll take love is the best from the soundtrack with 4 stars but I’ll take all songs from this movie. I know, I’m strange!
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