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Who Are You?

Rating:
3.9 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Sid Wayne

Who are you, who am I?
Are we more than strangers passing by?
Is this your dream are you in mine?
Are we really here or lost in time?

Will you be friend or lover
Show me the heart you conceal
Now is the time to discover
If this feeling we're feeling is real
So close to love and yet so far
Just one kiss will tell us who we are

Will you be friend or lover
Show me the heart you conceal
Now is the time to discover
If this feeling we're feeling is real
So close to love and yet so far
Just one kiss will tell us who we are

Recordingdate: 1967/06/20, first released on: Speedway (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Who Are You?:

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

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Steve V wrote on September 11, 2009
This type of movie ballad had worn out its welcome by 1968. We had so many from the various songwriting teams in the 60's, they all started to sound the same. Thankfully change was around the corner and these type of bland songs would be soon be history.
Deano1 wrote on February 21, 2010
A solid ballad recorded for the movie and soundtrack LP, "Speedway" (1968). Not quite as good as the best movie ballads, but far better than the worst ones ("Mirage", "Kismet", "One Boy, Two Little Girls") and a little better than the mediocre ones ("Could I Fall In Love", "Tender Feeling", "This Is My Heaven"). Elvis' voice is very rich sounding on this one and kind of sounds like it could be a 70's ballad in places.
derekd wrote on April 02, 2010
Oh yes, I only came across this recording about 3 years ago & i couldn't believe how up to date the arrangement was. By 1967 I given up on buying movie track albums, but looking backing there are a few gems and to me this is one of them, ageless.
TBG wrote on December 14, 2010
Glad to see that someone likes it. I however never cared for this song, and have hardly ever listened to it. There's many movie ballads that are much better. But Speedway is a nice movie with several nice songs :)
JerryNodak wrote on December 14, 2010
Yes it's a movie ballad. Yes he sang a lot of them. Often the ballads were the best thing on the soundtracks. Yes after awhile many were quite similar to one another. But I still liked them. And I still like this one.
bajo wrote on December 14, 2010
Yes, this is one of the hidden gems in my book that has grown on me over the years. I actually really like it. I don't know what it is, the arrangement, the melody or Elvis' way of delivering it. Either way: I like it!
dgirl wrote on December 14, 2010
Formula all the way and most of the public had had enough of, proven by its very poor chart placing. This was 1968 after all and Elvis was still doing light fluff 1960 type movie songs. All interchangeable ballads. You say you want a Revolution? Yes I did for Elvis' career and thankfully it came later that year.
Gorse wrote on December 11, 2012
Yes another ballad and one I particular enjoy. Love the saxophone break, the general smoochy feel of the song, and that very smooth ballad voice. I play this one a lot so 4 stars from me.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 12, 2012
"Who Are You?" is such a terrific and underrated ballad and I've always admired the saxophone break too. "Speedway" is one of my fifteen most favorite Elvis movies.
NONE000000 wrote on December 12, 2012
I am definitely in the camp that considers this a hidden gem. It is difficult to judge each Elvis song by its own merits, because we want to compare it to other Elvis songs, what was happening in the world of music at the time, or how much better Elvis was after '68 or before '60. And those are all valid ways to look at it, but I have found that if I can separate everything else out and just listen to the song fresh, as if it somehow just sprang from nothing, no context, no movie attached, if i can do that, there is a world of hidden gems out there. And "Who Are You?" really is a very nice ballad, with a great sax break and Elvis using his warmest voice. So many years later, the music doesn't have to compete with Dylan or the Beatles and Stones anymore. Elvis sang this 45 years ago. We no longer need to concern ourselves with whether it was relevant or out of touch with the times. Today, in 2012, listening to this song right now, it is a nice, mellow yet seductive ballad, sung by the greatest voice ever committed to vinyl.
john804 wrote on December 12, 2012
1 zillion stars!
jb4elvis wrote on December 12, 2012
A so-so song, IMHO. It works in the movie. I actually like when the older janitor grabs the mop and starts singing to the mop!
sugartummy wrote on August 01, 2015
This has a late night feeling. Kind of jazzy. Thanks mainly to the sax I think. Beautiful.
Cruiser621 wrote on July 02, 2016
Very good ballad, but for the times back then, it didn't fly. The world was upended with the new sound if you will and it did not include Elvis Presley at the time.
DerekH wrote on August 12, 2020
I would love a Cd album of tracks, like this, just to relax and listen too. Could bring back lovely memories.
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