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Mine

Rating:
3.7 / 5

Words & Music: Sid Tepper Roy C. Bennett

Mine is a heart
That beats for only you
Mine is a love that always will be true
For ever more, beyond the end of time
I will be your love, promise you'll be mine

Mine is a heart
That beats for only you
Mine is a love that always will be true
For ever more, beyond the end of time
I will be your love, promise you'll be mine

Recordingdate: 1967/09/10, first released on: Speedway (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Mine:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(harmonica)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(sax)

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Steve V wrote on September 06, 2009
Better than Tepper/Bennett's soundtrack stuff but not by much. Outdated song by 1968. Elvis needed new writers and thankfully Mac Davis & Billy Strange were close in coming.
Deano1 wrote on February 21, 2010
A beautiful ballad included on the 1968 LP "Speedway" as a bonus song. This is my favorite song on this album despite the fact that it probably only took Tepper and Bennett 10 minutes to write it. Elvis phrases the lines perfectly. Elvis was in strong voice in September of 1967 and it is a shame the material recorded at that session got filtered out onto soundtrack LP's and was not released on it's own LP. An LP in late '67 of "Guitar Man", "Big Boss Man", "Hi Heel Sneakers" "You Don't Know Me", "Mine", "Stay Away" or "Goin' Home" (depending on which song was used for the movie, "Stay Away Joe"), "Just Call Me Lonesome", "Suppose", "Singing Tree", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "We Call On Him" and maybe two songs from "Clambake" like "The Girl I Never Loved", "A House That Has Everything" and "How Can You Lose", would have been a nice release (Other songs available for LP release at that time were "Western Union", the b side singles "Fools Fall In Love" and "Come What May", several A sides (most of which would be included in "Gold Records, Vol 4" early the next year although "Tell Me Why" wasn't) and even the Christmas song "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" since the LP would have been released in late 67. This would have prevented the LP "Clambake" from being released.
JLpResLey wrote on July 11, 2010
Not a memorable performance, but Elvis sings it well. The performance is better than the song itself. I think the problem was that there were too many similar ballads in the movie soundtracks in the late sixties. They were all decent, but never outstanding. So they would all dissapear after a while, they didn´t stay in our minds for too long. That hasn´t changed since Elvis´ passing. Even today I sometimes forget which is this song and which is that song. There were just too many songs that were alike.
shoesuedeblues wrote on July 11, 2010
Dated and very much out of tune with the music of it's era.
old shep wrote on July 11, 2010
Elvis really needed shaking up and made to listen to what was going on around him on the music scene at this time. The song and arrangement was so dated for a guy who used to set the pace for others to follow.
alheil1 wrote on July 11, 2010
Just a simple beautiful ballad, only Elvis could sing. Perfect a wonderful wedding song
sugartummy wrote on April 12, 2013
I love the arrangment:the desolate piano intro, the organ, the strings, the high backing vocal. A wonderful ballad.
Gorse wrote on August 15, 2013
If this had been recorded at the Memphis '69 sessions then the accolades would have rolled in. To me this is not unlike 2 or 3 offerings from those sessions, being soulful, committed and very well sung. Not the best song by a long way that he ever recorded, but his vocal performance lifts this to 3 1/2 stars.
Jim Davidson wrote on June 29, 2016
I will have to pull-up 'Mine' and give it a listen. I love the movie Speedway, but the lyrics are not ringing any bells.
TheMemphisFan wrote on June 30, 2016
Takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, & 13 of "Mine" are now available on the FTD version of the Speedway album. Also included is the mono master.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 13, 2016
Not one of those songs that rings my chimes as they say. Boring.
JerryNodak wrote on July 09, 2020
He sings it well. I don't have a problem with it.
Miknik7077 wrote on December 10, 2020
Very pretty song that is sung well by Elvis. Definitely picture him sitting at the piano belting this one out.
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