|2. Never Again|
|3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain|
|4. Danny Boy|
|5. The Last Farewell|
|6. For The Heart|
|7. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"|
|9. Love Coming Down|
|10. I'll Never Fall In Love Again|
I did not listen to music much at that age, or really for another six years after that. Even so, there was something about that voice that I found compelling. When I listen to this album now, I am amazed at how little accompaniment Elvis needed; compared to any more modern pop music, it is pretty sparse, and it is perfect that way. The power of Elvis' voice, even this close to his death, was enough.
I have just recently rediscovered this album. I had not listened to any of it since the last time we had a car with an 8-track player in it... which was probably twenty years ago. Recently, my mother and I were talking about Elvis, and I mentioned how much I had liked "From Elvis Presley Boulevard." She promptly produced the 8-track for me-- the very same one I had played twenty years ago. When my parents divorced, she got the 8-tracks.
Now I have again heard the songs that I remember so well, and I am reminded of what a good vocalist can do. This album, if you don't mind its somber tone, is a gem. It is what I think of when someone says "Elvis."