UK#1 album back in 1962. Back then it was dismissed by the critics, reviewed as just an average release. I don't understand why they put this one on par with his two previous albums, Blue Hawaii and Something For Everybody.
Originally a 12 track album, this was his last studio effort until 1969. It starts with his classic hit "Kiss Me Quick", written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. This duo contributed four more songs, another hit in "Suspicion", two great up-tempo tunes in "Night Rider" and "Gonna Get Back Home Somehow", and the fantastic ballad "I Feel That I've Known You Forever".
Otis Blackwell, who wrote many Elvis classics, came up with the easy-going "Such An Easy Question", which also became a big hit. The balladeer came to the fore again in "Just For Old Time Sake", "Something Blue" and "I'm Yours". The latter included a Hammond organ treatment with Elvis recitating in the middle.
My personal favourite is "Fountain Of Love", a guitar arranged up-tempo song which really impressed me the first time I heard it.
The most impressive moment however is his own composition, "That's Someone You Never Forget". This originally closed the album, and you couldn't forget him after this. A classic ballad performed with a voice from the gods.
The remaining track, "Steppin' Out Of Line", were a left-over from the Blue Hawaii-sessions. The bonus tracks here is well welcomed, Don Robertson's "I Met Her Today", the operatic number "You'll Be Gone", and the cheerful accordion number "For The Millionth And The Last Time". The remaining two is the big hit single "She's Not You"/"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello".
This is Elvis on top with classy Nashville-arrangements. I'm regarding this album as a classic on par with Elvis Is Back. Essential music - it should belong in anyones record collection.