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Spanish Eyes

Rating:
3.8 / 5

Words & Music: Charles Singleton Eddie Snyder Bert Kaempfert

Blue Spanish eyes teardrops are falling from your Spanish eyes
Please please don't cry, this is just adios and not good-bye
Soon I'll return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold
Please say "Si Si" say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me

Soon I'll return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold
Please say "Si Si" say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me
Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me

Recordingdate: 1973/12/16, first released on: Good Times (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Spanish Eyes:

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

Others*

(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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Deano1 wrote on July 09, 2010
Elvis obviously liked this song as he even added it to his Vegas shows in '74 and seemed to love singing with Sherrill Nielsen. The track on the LP "Good Times" is well sung, but just not one I play very often. I would much prefer to hear Elvis sing "It's Midnight", "My Boy", "Lovin' Arms", "What Now My Love" and most of the other mid 70's ballads over this one. I don't hate it and it has some merit, but it just doesn't do much for me. Schmaltzy, a bit over-the-top and not exactly a lyrical masterpiece. 2 1/2 stars.
Bestoftherest8301 wrote on November 04, 2011
Sorry, awful song, always hated it no matter who sings it. An auto skip for me whenever it appears on CD. Nothing to do with how Elvis sings it, but everyone probably has a song they just do not like... I have half a dozen, all ballads and this is top of the list. Deano's probably on the money with his opinion for this one (not that he isn't normally I would add) 1 star, only 'cos thats the minimum and you cant do -1.
Pedro Nuno wrote on November 04, 2011
Don't like this song. Don't like the Elvis crooner.
Steve V wrote on November 04, 2011
All too typical of the 70's Elvis and thats why I am not a big 70's fan. Too much of this type of stuff creeped in as opposed to Promised Land. He surely wasnt viewed as being hip and with the current music scene covering Al Martino songs.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on November 04, 2011
I really wish, Elvis, hadn't recorded songs like this. But, Thankfully, he recorded more songs, that I like, than dislike. In this situation, and in my opinion, the "Live versions" of "Spanish Eyes", were better, than the studio version.
Great Dane wrote on November 04, 2011
Not the best song of this album,but i like it. But i am not an 70's hater, i like the seventies the most and i am glad he moved on. 31/2 stars for this song.
derekd wrote on November 04, 2011
I listen to this recording more than some others, so i guess i must like it. It's makes a good change from the type of song that we had come to expect from Elvis. I wonder what style of songs he would have gone on to record in the '80s & 90's. Yes, if only...............
freedom101 wrote on November 04, 2011
One of the countless reasons Elvis is "The King". He could do it all.
TCB1974 wrote on November 04, 2011
The kind of sentimental song that Elvis seemed to be attracted to in the 70s. The live versions are more interesting as the studio version with lively trumpets and often with an additional couplet. Elvis had the warm feeling in his voice needed for this type of song but it is not one of the topnotch Stax recordings like Promised land or Its midnight. Three stars from me.
Gorse wrote on September 25, 2012
Just love this song which suits the vocal chords of Elvis perfectly. The instrumental guitar break adds to the song giving it what I call the Latino touch, and represents an oft visited style of our boy. 5 stars from me and I do like rock and roll.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 23, 2012
This is such a beautiful song and I totally prefer Elvis' concert renditions of it due to the extra verse added and also for the trumpets. Elvis' concert renditions of this song are so exciting to listen to while his studio recordings of it aren't.
NONE000000 wrote on December 23, 2012
I think Elvis always liked this kind of thing. It's along the same lines as Surrender or Now or Never (or We'll Be Together or Heart of Rome or Padre). It's not a favorite, but it was a style of music Elvis obviously liked, so much so that the one track he is credited for writing, You'll Be Gone, is in this style. Elvis was incredibly versatile. We may listen to this song and think "this is more for Dean Martin or Engelburt Humperdink" but this kind of song has always been a part of how Elvis obviously saw himself. He never limited himself to the way others defined him. And while this song itself may not be hip or cool, Elvis was too hip and cool to care.
Lefty wrote on December 23, 2012
One of my all time favorites. I love the studio version from Promised Land. I have it on my mp3 playlist of top 200 songs.
RobIreland wrote on December 24, 2012
This song is Thee perfect song !!!!... if your in love with a Spanish girl with blue eyes .... ; )
sugartummy wrote on May 05, 2013
If someone asked me on the street, do you like Spanish eyes, I would say "no", but right now I'm listening to it and I like it very much. Elvis sings it with more emotion than the song deserves and the Spanish guitar is just right. And shouldn't every artist have a song that ends like this.
bajo wrote on November 22, 2015
"I Sing All Kinds" He surely did. I like the song and the way Elvis sings it. I only wish he could have done all the verses instead of repeating them. The live renditions with Sherill are nice too. Sure I would have hoped for more stuff like Promised Land back then, but I kinda like all kinds of Elvis too!
Jim Davidson wrote on November 22, 2015
Good Times was a great LP that was cheapened by a bland cover artwork. Spanish Eyes was not a "Hey, I have to buy this LP" moment. Still, it was a strong cut. It's one of those songs that conveys, "Is the Elvis of the 70s supposed to be Al Martino, Englebert, Tom Jones ...?"
Cruiser621 wrote on October 08, 2017
It sticks in my mind, but it's still only an average song. I have 2 versions of it, an informal one (via FTD CD) and the commercial version.
JerryNodak wrote on October 08, 2017
Nothing special. Well sung, pleasant album track. Elvis the balladeer/crooner/love song singer. My favorite Elvis. 3 stars.
JerryNodak wrote on May 30, 2019
Not once in my life have I ever bought or not an LP for it's cover art. I'm only interested in the music contained therein.
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