Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby FAVEHOUR » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:28 pm

I was thinking maybe that Memphis musical he was working on back in 2004 or whenever it was, that he gave up after someone beat them to the punch with a Memphis-themed musical.

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby Azmuda » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:46 pm

Studio version of Forbidden Nights is on Youtube/Darlene Love/VEVO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY532h0nbyo

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:28 pm

Couple of Elvis mentions here. Typically Elvis submitted 4 songs. Steve Van Zandt's quote is a classic...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... lsLmNvbQ==
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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby Eugene » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:41 am

Video will be available tomorrow(Tuesday August 25th) per Darlene Love.

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:55 am

http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/m ... cle/442131

Review: Darlene Love back with vibrant music video for 'Forbidden Nights'

Rock queen Darlene Love is back with her newest music video for her latest single "Forbidden Nights" from her forthcoming CD.

This is the lead single from her upcoming studio album, Introducing Darlene Love, which will be out on September 18 on Columbia Records. It was written by Elvis Costello and it garnered a rave review from Digital Journal.

Her music video, which was filmed is Asbury Park, New Jersey, is vibrant, with a feel-good vibe to it. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love is seen driving in a Cadillac with three of her back-up singers in the back seat. She picks up two more passengers, which are her celebrity friends, rock star Joan Jett and Paul Shaffer (best known as David Letterman's musical director). They park the Cadillac on the boardwalk, where Love performs "Forbidden Nights" for the masses at a live concert.

Other musicians who make cameos in this music video include "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen, songwriter Elvis Costello and her producer Steven Van Zandt.

The Verdict

Overall, Darlene Love has done a superb job on her "Forbidden Nights" music video. Her voice is still in top-notch form, and she is able to connect well with her fans and listeners, proving that she is one of rock and roll music's finest female artists. The video garners an A rating.

Video of "Forbidden Nights": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4915gjpFEo
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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:10 pm

EC goes cruising with Ms Love and Bruce Springsteen in a new video to promote her new record.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... k0avrmwGqQ
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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:40 pm

Screen grabs from Elvis's appearance in the video for Darlene Love's new single ( about 1.20 in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4915gjpFEo

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:21 am

http://publicradioeast.org/post/first-l ... rlene-love

First Listen: Darlene Love, 'Introducing Darlene Love'

Darlene Love is irrepressible. When the 73-year-old voice of 1960s girl-group primary texts like "He's A Rebel" and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" accepted the 2013 Academy Award for the background-singer documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, in which she starred, she stole the moment from director Morgan Neville by singing the gospel classic "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" at the top of her lungs. For years on David Letterman's show, her holiday appearances were a highlight, as were her buoyant guest spots on many a Bruce Springsteen tour. Love is an adored American personality, featured frequently on daytime talk shows and in magazine profiles; her warm spirit and exhortative alto are unmistakable. So it's difficult to understand why, for most of her career, she was relegated to anonymity behind other vocalists — often ones with much dimmer inner lights.

The reasons for Love's sidelining have to do with individual music-business villains, her early producer Phil Spector looming large among them. But Love has also been overlooked in plain sight because of certain assumptions that fill listeners' ears with spiritual cotton. In the 1960s, many fans thought the girls in girl groups were mere conduits — not only for songwriters, but for teens in general who, adults assumed, didn't have many original thoughts. By the 1970s and '80s, rock and soul connoisseurs had come to disregard those earlier groups' output as empty-calorie Top 40 fodder. Recent revisionist histories like Neville's film serve as correctives, but now Love fights another set of prejudices: against older artists, assumed by many to be nostalgia acts, and against the gospel influence which grounds Love's sound. Many secular listeners prefer coming either from one source — Aretha Franklin — or sideways, from borrowers like Sam Smith and Adele.

Introducing Darlene Love is a mighty blow against these marginalizing forces. Produced by Love's longtime friend and advocate Steven Van Zandt, and featuring compositions by Love's ardent champions — including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Linda Perry and Jimmy Webb — this is a splashy victory lap for a woman who's run one of pop's great marathons. What's most memorable about this recording, though, is how it breaks the rules for such elder-statesman statements by framing Love's strapping voice within arrangements as robust as she is. Instead of the usual studied contemplations of mortality that marked the late careers of icons like Johnny Cash, Introducing Darlene Love is as gaudy as a chiffon dress a girl might wear on The Ed Sullivan Show. It overflows with horns and Hammond B3 organ and drums that reverberate all the way to St. Peter's gates. This is a huge-sounding album, and an unapologetic celebration of the Wall Of Sound that Love helped build.

Introducing Darlene Love doesn't sound dated, and one reason is the songwriting. Some choices here, like the Michael Des Barres/Paul Ill rocker "Painkiller," are covers; others were commissioned specifically for this project. All blend the callow sensibility of early-1960s pop with a more mature tone befitting a woman who's been married three times and had her first two children by age 19. "Forbidden Nights" frankly confronts erotic enthrallment; "Last Time" considers with clear eyes how affection shifts over time. Even more swaggering tracks like Joan Jett's "Little Liar" communicate a dignity grounded in Love's vocals and amplified by Van Zandt's grand but well-modulated arrangements.

More than Love's girl-group foundation is reflected in this new beginning. The tender "Still Too Soon To Know," written by Costello and featuring an unruffled duet vocal from the singer's old friend Bill Medley, has the contemplative grandness of musical theater, a realm Love knows well. Springsteen's two contributions serve notice that Love could have been a blockbuster rock voice if music-business categories were more flexible. And the album's two closers are pure gospel — one by the late, great preacher Walter Hawkins and one by Van Zandt — with Love letting loose on ground that's utterly comfortable to her. She brings blessings to each syllable.

Too often with artists who enjoy popular revivals, the actual music gets lost in the rush to tell a tantalizing story, or to correct historical wrongs. Darlene Love deserves to be heard, really heard, and her voice has no problem reaching into the heart of anyone willing to listen. Many will note, given the album's title, that this woman should need no introduction. In fact, she does — a musical one that puts her artistry first and matches her strength with smarts and bravado. She enjoys that here.
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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:44 pm

Darlene Love and Steven Van Zandt singing "Still Too Soon To Know" last night in Asbury Park:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJvEMxjloWY

"Forbidden Nights":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKv3LzaF62M

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:03 pm

astonishing how adept Steve can be when taking a ballad like STSTK and translating it into this perfect Darlene Love vehicle. A+++ to SVZ!

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:46 pm

Darlene and Steven live at the Paramount Theatre, Ashbury Park:
Forbidden Nights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMt_tKH9kDg
Still Too Soon To Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdVbDrhXwls
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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:09 am

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The version of Still Too Soon To Know on Darlene Love's new album features Bill Medley sharing the vocals and Elvis himself on guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syGq5O9zOGQ


The album credits don't list Elvis as contributing backing vox, just guitar.

If I'm reading them right, these are the credits for the song:

Lead Vocal: Darlene Love, Bill Medley
Backing Vocals: Ula Hedwig, Milton Vann, Baritone Williams
Drums: John DiGiulio
Guitar: Bobby Bandiera, Elvis Costello
Bass: Jeffrey Jacobson
B3: Mark Baron
Piano: Mark Baron
Flute and Piccolo: Steve Elson
Bass Trombone: Dave Taylor
French Horn: Stewart Rose
Bassoon: Alden Banta
and a whole buncha string players

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Re: Elvis writes songs for Darlene Love album

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:12 pm

Text from Sheffield tonight says Elvis did 'Forbidden Nights' - maybe the song Darlene Love covered?


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