ELVIS 1977 ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS - Various Artists

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ELVIS 1977 ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS - Various Artists

Postby WalterHaleJnr » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:12 am

Found this very interesting upload compilation.

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"Normally we don’t review CD that doesn’t contain Elvis’ vocal but we’re making an exception here for various reasons. First we thought the concept behind this CD is a great idea, and second there is definitely some curiosity to hear some of the songs Elvis wanted to record in January 1977"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xHZh2czRpI&t=5s

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Postby WalterHaleJnr » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:21 am

Shades of "I Can Help" on "That's What You Do To Me" I thought.

I think one had real commercial potential.

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Postby John » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:27 am

WalterHaleJnr wrote:Found this very interesting upload compilation.

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"Normally we don’t review CD that doesn’t contain Elvis’ vocal but we’re making an exception here for various reasons. First we thought the concept behind this CD is a great idea, and second there is definitely some curiosity to hear some of the songs Elvis wanted to record in January 1977"


I particularly like Yes I Do.


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Re: ELVIS 1977 ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS - Various Artists

Postby Rickeap » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:58 am

Put those songs with the studio cuts from Graceland and it would have been a cool album, with a nice mix of uptempo material. By Day By Day and That's that you Do To Me seem like real good opportunities.
Too bad.
thanks for the link

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Postby Colin B » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:00 am

Did he just not show up at the studio in January, 1977 ?

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Postby WalterHaleJnr » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:50 am

He became upset following an argument with the girlfriend, i believe. This resulted with him cancelling recording session at the Creative Workshop in Tennessee.

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Re: ELVIS 1977 ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS - Various Artists

Postby Norman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:52 pm

According to Jerry Scheff, the studio door opened and he saw Elvis put his head in briefly. But that was the extent of it. Only Jerry reports seeing Elvis there.

As for the songs, my, my, did Elvis seem to change tack. There's a surprisingly high proportion of faster songs. Some of those tracks would most likely to have had a lot of airplay on country radio of the late 70s and the urban cowboy phase that followed in the early 80s. "That's What You Do To Me" sounds like it could have been a third consecutive No.1 single in 1977. "Let Me On" and "Yes I Do" would have been great rock n roll/country fusion - something he achieved with "Way Down", "For the Heart," and T-R-O-U-B-L-E.


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Postby Rickeap » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:53 pm

Disappointing that we didn't get to hear Elvis do these.

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Postby Jukebox » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:11 am

Norman wrote: "Let Me On" and "Yes I Do" would have been great rock n roll/country fusion -


1980 Killer Country
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVkyVlVn6Gc



1978 . . . . #8 U.S. country chart . . . . #1 Canada country chart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU_EzvraZ20


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Re: ELVIS 1977 ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS - Various Artists

Postby moodyblue » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:17 pm

WalterHaleJnr wrote:Found this very interesting upload compilation.

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"Normally we don’t review CD that doesn’t contain Elvis’ vocal but we’re making an exception here for various reasons. First we thought the concept behind this CD is a great idea, and second there is definitely some curiosity to hear some of the songs Elvis wanted to record in January 1977"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xHZh2czRpI&t=5s

Thank you very much for video! Really sorry about the fact that such good songs have not found their "master." It is worth noting that those songs that he recorded exceeded the original!

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Re: ELVIS 1977 ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS - Various Artists

Postby Norman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:44 pm

Jukebox wrote:
Norman wrote: "Let Me On" and "Yes I Do" would have been great rock n roll/country fusion -


1980 Killer Country
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVkyVlVn6Gc



1978 . . . . #8 U.S. country chart . . . . #1 Canada country chart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU_EzvraZ20


Reviewing this CD in Elvis The Man and His Music – I think it was the editor Trevor Cajiao - the writer was struck by how Elvis lifted (ie enhanced ) the demo version of songs. No doubt an example was the extra indefinable feel that he added to Layng Martine Jr’s Way Down. That’s why I think Elvis and the band could well have made even more successful versions of these two songs.


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