“Elvis [1973]” by Elvis Presley - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1973Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

A whole one point raise on the thoroughly dire “Elvis Now” and “He Touched Me” albums of last year, but sitting through his LPs of this period remains an arduous task as I write in 2008. The album's lead (and only) single, “Fool”, opens up side one depressingly, an emotional mid-tempo pop song as bland as they come. The album would come to be known as “Fool”. Passmarks for the classy “Where Do I Go From Here?”, an orchestral pop-country affair, the most recently recorded track on the set. As with many Elvis LPs of the time, the content was pooled from session leftovers, the content here spanning March '71 to March '72. Cementing the hodgepodge feeling, side one closes with a cabaret-style live track, “It’s Impossible”, recorded at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in February, 1972. Fair play to Elvis, three songs feature tha man himself on piano: “It's Still Here”, “I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen” and “I Will Be True”.

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A1 [02:43] 2.3.png Elvis Presley with J. D. Sumner and The Stamps - Fool (James Last, Carl Sigman) Pop
A2 [02:40] 5.5.png Elvis Presley with J. D. Sumner and The Stamps - Where Do I Go From Here? (Paul Williams) Pop
A3 [03:05] 3.5.png Elvis Presley - Love Me, Love The Life I Lead (Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay) Soul
A4 [02:08] 4.2.png Elvis Presley - It’s Still Here (Ivory Joe Hunter) Soul Ballad
A5 [02:53] 2.4.png Elvis Presley with The Sweet Inspirations and J. D. Sumner and The Stamps - It’s Impossible [live] (Armando Manzanero, Sid Wayne) Crooner / Cabaret
B1 [02:09] 2.5.png Elvis Presley with vocal accompaniment by The Nashville Edition - (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me (Gordon Lightfoot) Country
B2 [02:31] 3.8.png Elvis Presley - Padre (Jacques Larue, Paul Francis Webster, Alain Romans) Pop
B3 [02:26] 2.7.png Elvis Presley - I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (Thomas Paine Westendorf) Crooner / Cabaret
B4 [02:32] 4.0.png Elvis Presley - I Will Be True (Ivory Joe Hunter) Soul Ballad
B5 [02:44] 3.9.png Elvis Presley - Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Robert Zimmerman) Country

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