Elvis's most gorgeous song?

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Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Neil. » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:15 am

Was listening to Shoes Without Heels last night, and thinking how gorgeous it is.

What's your most gorgeous Elvis song? Swooniest, lovliest, gentlest? (I think it's slightly different from what is Elvis's saddest song - but the two usually meet halfway. I nearly said Motel Matches, but I think that's probably his saddest - though it is gorgeous too! Steve's compassionate organ touches barely soothe the pain. Hang on though - maybe Last Boat Leaving is the saddest?)

But no - that's the saddest. Contenders for 'gorgeous' I'd say are Shoes Without Heels, Other End of the Telescope, and Sleepless Nights. Any others?

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby oily slick » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:07 am

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:05 am

"Almost Blue" for me.

Sad and gorgeous.
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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby invisible Pole » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:33 am

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Postby so lacklustre » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:24 pm

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby ramalama » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:28 pm

Good Friday arrived,
the sky darkened on time
til he almost began to negotiate.
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like a baby and said
"it's okay if you cry."

Gets me every time.

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Fishfinger king » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:34 pm

Town Cryer
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Sleep of the Just
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Is that so surprising nowadays?

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Goody2Shoes » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:13 pm

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby fred darden » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:45 pm

Man Out of Time, always thought Frank Sinatra should have sung this one.

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby migdd » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:53 pm

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby MOJO » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:56 pm

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby John » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:23 pm

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:23 pm

I'll nick Town Cryer and Sleep of the Just from Fishfinger King and add Just a Memory.
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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Dr. Luther » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:01 am

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby just a lackey » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:55 pm

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Jack of All Parades » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:42 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:"Almost Blue" for me.

Sad and gorgeous.


Second this selection unequivocably. It is the supreme example in his songbook where he subsumes the personal and by doing so he gives a haunting voice to a universal sentiment we all can empathise with while at the same time paring the musical accompaniment down to a memorable and elemental melody of psychological pain infused with a beautiful and touching self doubt.

Hard to do and he makes it look easy. One of those rare 'lightening strikes' in a career.

It always makes me stop and take notice when I hear it played. It is that arresting.
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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby SoulForHire » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:08 am

So many . . .

I Want to Vanish comes to mind first

Party Girl next

too many (Harry Worth)

too many (I'll Wear It Proudly)

and Riot Act, of course

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Top balcony » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:25 am

The Scarlet Tide

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby Paul B » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:45 am

by a country mile...You Tripped At Every Step

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby nicola76 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:59 pm

'All Grown Up' and 'I Still Have that Other Girl' both work for me. Beautiful melodies.

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Re: Elvis's most gorgeous song?

Postby oliversa1 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:58 am

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