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You'll Never Walk Alone

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Richard Rodgers Oscar Hammerstein

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.

Recordingdate: 1967/09/11, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of You'll Never Walk Alone:

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

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old shep wrote on May 12, 2008
I was always baffled about this song,When RCA released in the UK in 1968 it even failed to reach the top 40. The reason for this i have always believed is the lousy arrangement, with a complete rethink this could have been a big Elvis single.Even more strangely the album of the same name albeit a budget release went on to sell by the cartload.
1 BILLION SOLD wrote on March 01, 2010
I dont really have to decipher what it is, but there is something about this song that I have always really liked! Guess its just Elvis!! ;)
Elvis Rimes wrote on March 01, 2010
So beautifully sung but backing could and should have been so much better. A five star performance, awesome. TCB
shoesuedeblues wrote on March 01, 2010
A very bad choice as a single release for the late 1960s market.The arrangement even now sounds very dated. Pity as this could have been a huge hit with the right handling.
dgirl wrote on March 01, 2010
Probably not a great single choice for the time, but miles ahead of soundtrack singles of the prior few years. At least Elvis's vocal sounds committed again , singing material he believed in. This after Big Boss Man, Guitar Man, US Male affirmed my belief he was on the way back.
Deano1 wrote on March 01, 2010
Elvis takes a stab at gospel song that would shred the voice of many singers and does it beautifully. When it was released as a single in 1968, it was as an Easter single and not really as single aimed at the youth market . It is odd, it didn't sell better to it's targeted group (#90 on the pop chart and uncharted on the easy listening chart) as "Crying In The Chapel" was a big hit in '65 and just a year before the LP "How Great Thou Art" was a top 20 LP. For the youth that was in to the anti-establishment movement and heard this song, I am sure it confirmed in their mind that Elvis didn't represent them and had "sold out" (of course most of them by the time they were 33 were living in suberbs and had "sold out" too).
OtisBlue22 wrote on March 01, 2010
His Nassau '75 version is magnificent! Surpasses even the studio recording.
Steve V wrote on March 01, 2010
I was at Nassau Col. when he did this (hey how about an FTD of that show?). That was the best live performance of any song I have ever heard. Yes much better than the studio 1968 release which was good but was just missing something. Perhaps the arrangement was just not right.
Gorse wrote on December 27, 2012
Yes the live version pips the studio release, which in comparison just lacked that little bit of extra feeling and atmosphere. As something to do, I added the audio of the live performance to Elvis singing America in Cincinnati 1976 on a less than clear piece of amateur film and it was copied and raved about by others (not in the know), as a true performance
sugartummy wrote on July 07, 2013
In the beginning it was just Elvis voice & his piano playing. All the rest was added later. It's a strong performance, but I love to hear a live version of it.
ElvisSacramento wrote on July 17, 2014
This is such a beautiful and unique song and Elvis' renditions of it were all magnificent and passionate. The only time when Elvis sang this gem live in concert was at the Nassau Coliseum during the July 19, 1975 evening show in Uniondale, New York. I rate this iconic and inspiring song 5 stars.
atomic powered poste wrote on May 14, 2018
Elvis couldn't really play the piano, and it's showing here. . .. otherwise a good version of this famous song. 4 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 14, 2018
Not on my top 10 list to be blunt and nothing to write home about.
Jeoliverm wrote on February 18, 2021
Couldn't Elvis play piano? Of course he could. Right, he wasn't Glenn Gould, not even Jerry Lee Lewis, but he could accompain his singing playing the way he did. Wonderful rendition, full of emotion, Elvis completely involved in the melody, in the lyrics, in the message, in the song.
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