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From Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis Tennessee Import
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|4. Danny Boy|
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|6. For The Heart|
|7. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"|
|9. Love Coming Down|
|10. I'll Never Fall In Love Again|
Recorded at Graceland, this 1976 LP was Elvis's last: his hit Hurt ; an aching Danny Boy ; his own take on Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain , plus Never Again; Last Farewell; For the Heart; Solitaire; Love Coming Down , and more.
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But sadly, people see Elvis as a dumb guy who only made good songs at the beginning of his career (like the ones mentioned before). This upsets me! My God, The Beatles are on TV! Why not Elvis?! My God, people think that Elvis abused young girls ( dumb rumours..!), My God, people think that Elvis only made some bad movies!
If i think about these things, i feel Hurt. And that is the first song from this album. Elvis probably felt Hurt as well. That's not hard to understand. Anyone in his shoes would feel the same way. Always underestimated and misunderstood. That is exactly why the decline started in his life. Elvis did not destroy himself, the people destroyed HIM! Why did they do that? To know that, read this qoute:
"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign: That all the dunces are in confederacy against him."
-Dean Swift, 1667 - 1745
This album really tells a lot about the way Elvis felt. Sadly, this kind of music is too good for a lot of people (or should i say "dunces"?). They only see the bad sides of Elvis. (like boring movies)
Now you know why my title is called this way, let me tell you about the songs!
The first one (like mentioned before) is the formidable, majestic, powerful, fantastic song Hurt. This song is really GREAT. Why? First of all, the way he sings it is really astounding. The beginning is great, the spoken middle part is great and the ending is great. Opera singers should be jealous!Read more ›
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."
Most recent customer reviews
Elvis's last album--- a lovely legacy for his fans. Slower more sorrowful types of songs. My favourite song is hurt and it is only on this cd as far as I know. Read morePublished 6 months ago by valerie sookochove
This is the music of my teen years and I still think it's the best all these years later. I love it!Published 7 months ago by Diane Edwards
one of the best albums the "King of Rock & Roll" ever recorded! Buy it today - you won't regret it.Published on July 3 2004
this album is a good album, but what direction was elvis taking..? was this singing as a broken down lounge singer what we were to expect outta the king of rock ?.. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by schackdaddy
Mostly ballads. If you like listening to the emotionally scarred music so prevalent in Elvis' later career, you will enjoy this CD. Read morePublished on March 21 2002 by Taylor White