"You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"

"Songs that speak to us from the Heart" A romantic and sincere score in the voice of Elvis, with a correct and simple accompaniment by the group without excesses, over time it would be adorned with the masterful accompaniment of the orchestra and the strings, it would be far much of the original and simple first version. With no greater pretense than singing a song about love. Although the song is a wonderful theme and Elvis's voice is impressive, with time it will be even more so. His live performances with this theme were regular from 1970 to 1975, and became masterful. His way of interpreting live became even bigger, more passionate and even more dedicated due to the strength and spirit that flowed live...The initial version recorded in this June session was slower, perhaps inspired by the original, but in Elvis's voice, required more life, more acceleration and more depth, which was what was achieved in later versions of the song. 
This song correctly sung over time, already more accelerated in concert, more heartfelt, more passionate... In the first takes, although well sung, it still lacks body and thickens and gives the passionate meaning of the lyrics. A wonderful theme that in Elvis's voice became great when he wanted... Performed on stage it would reach its highest degree of closeness with this magnificent score. The song was an adaptation of Vicky Wickham and Simon Napier-Bell's original theme composed by Pino Donnagio and Vito Pallavicini entitled "Io che non vivo dún ora senza te". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbhsKrxGZPY

The song has many versions by popular artists, but the best known was from 1966 when Dusty Springfield successfully recorded it. His version is far too slow and balsona and somewhat sweetened, although it would be the initial base. Obviously the version of Elvis Presley light years away with a much more passionate and disturbing interpretation thanks to his splendid voice, would become one of the favorites of the fans. It was recorded on June 6, 1970 in studio B for Rca Nashville. And it would be published as a single with the song "Patch it Up" on October 6, 1970. Initial sales of 800,000 and reaching number 11 on the Hot 100 and staying ten weeks in the same. And getting a Gold record of course worthy of being the song that would have the most interest of all the recordings of the Nashville Marathon. It was included during That's The Way it is, in the documentary and also in the 1972 Madison Square Garden shows. And later on the released albums That´s the way it is Special Edition and Ftd One Night in Vegas, The way it was... It has been included since then on Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol.2, Elvis´Golden Records Vol. 5, Walk A Mile in my shoes, Platinum A life in Music, Artist of the Century, Elvis 2nd Ton None, History and Love Elvis, Take 2 in Essential Elvis Vol.4.... etc etc etc...One song indispensable in his discography...A marvelous score that, in the voice of Elvis, reaches the highest point of an author's aspiration. His passionate interpretation, his delivery, his expressive voice would leave this song imprinted on the heart forever in the memory of all viewers as one of the most beloved songs. Words are superfluous..."You don't have to say you love me"...To listen to this story, its versions and much more in our program number 2 of the Nashville Marathon sessions

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"Just Pretend"

A mature song in its writing and perfect for the voice and interpretation of Elvis. A fascinating interpretation that delves into the senses and transports the viewer. In which he shows the power of his voice, but in a quite different way. The arrangement is slow, soft and evolves upwards, it begins at the piano and grows until it reaches a level of persuasion and intimidation that becomes a climax that penetrates the listener. His powerful and mature voice makes this song legendary. The accompaniment to this song thankfully goes in the same direction with the echo of David Briggs' piano and other instruments, in keeping with the score without being too heavy. It's a riveting performance, and the song quickly became a favorite. from fans, despite the fact that it was never released as a single in the country or performed on stage on a regular basis. A big, majestic song, which Elvis takes to mastery as a performer. The song composed by Doug Flett and Guy Fletcher would be included in "That's the way it is". Elvis sang it in repertory in 1970 and later in 1975. A Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher ballad perfect for Elvis' powerful voice, recorded on June 6, 1970 while the "That The Way It Is" documentary was being planned. Elvis sang the song live in 1970 and then again in 1975. It is included on "Live In Las Vegas", the special edition of "That The Way It Is" with live performances from 1970; a performance from 1975 is also on "Live In Las Vegas" and a selection of bootlegs. The FTD release “The Way It Was" features a version of Elvis rehearsing the song in 1970. The original recording reappeared on the anthology "Walk A Mile In My Shoes". An alternate version of the studio session is on "Essential Elvis Vol 4" from 1996. Douglas Jackson Flett was a UK-based Australian songwriter best known for his collaborations with long-time songwriting partner Guy Fletcher. Collectively, the duo is also known as Fletcher & Flett. Also songwriters such as Wonderful World, Step by step, Don't Turn the Light Out, Can't Tell the Bottom from the Top etc.

Tupelo to Memphis 48 2 part http://www.ivoox.com/42264029


"How The Web Was Woven”

Songs to remember
The choice of some of the recent hits of the moment, to be able to make your own version, would be important in the present to be able to give another new line in the Elvis repertoire. And in this Nashville Marathon held from June 4 to 8, 1970, some success like this theme would be included. The composition by Clive Westlake and David Most would be the one that was originally recorded by Jackie Lomax for the Beatles' Apple label.
Elvis' version was recorded on June 5, but it will be performed in a different tone. Initially quiet and in its style, with more body than the original. Very different, more endearing and close. As always wonderful in the voice of Elvis Presley, a song that remains in our memory. From the British authors Westlake and Most, with the intention of modernizing the repertoire... even so, this song was not used very much and later it would not be sung in scene. The song was included later in 1970 on his album "That's the Way It Is". And it was issued as a B-side single with "I Just Can't Help Believing".
The lyrics of the song describe a love entanglement... a bit particular, it talks about how the spider web is woven and is involved in a relationship...

From Tupelo to Memphis 48 Part One http://www.ivoox.com/40649519


"The Sound of you cry"

Romantic ballad, a song also recorded in the sessions of June 4, 1970, a song composed by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye. Authors who had composed a lot of material for Elvis, (songs like Ask me; Night Life; Today, Tomorrow and Forever, Roustabout... more than 40 in the film phase and later) and that with it they wanted to give a more modern and up-to-date touch, maturation was the reason for including it in this Elvis repertoire. song in the same vein as the ballad songs he would record in these sessions but could have gotten a lot more out of it. "The Sound of Your Cry" was released as a B-side with the song "It's Only Love" in September 1971 A great song with a great interpretation but with a somewhat risky musical line at the end. From which one could have taken advantage, but it was not. A passionate and exciting song, performed with strength and desperation by Elvis. Although vocally it is not written with great sharps or jumps, it does require an effort for the vocal line, it can become somewhat uncomfortable to sing and it is clear that Elvis Presley would take her here to her most passionate and strong side, it was easy to get lost. wear in rehearsals for this recording, but in concerts it could have been much bigger... he would have delivered it to his audience. listener schemes and would have drawn applause if it had been performed live. But possibly because of the writing it could be uncomfortable to sing in some fragment and that is why it was not interpreted again, or it was not given value for some reason. In any case, it is a theme that remains in the memory and the interpretation of Elvis as well. It is a jewel among many that is not very well known, yes for the most expert but for the general public within its repertoire it goes unrecognized. It would be published in Greatest Hits Vol. 1 1981, in Walk a Mile in my Shoes, Platinum : A life in music, alternative versions at the FTD 2002 The Nashville Marathon, etc. A very different song from the ones in the films, although Elvis wanted to take a different path in terms of composers and not go back. It is clear that the composition is far from most of the songs composed in general at the time of the 60s and the composers already had another maturation and idea about the songs that they could offer Elvis in 1970. An incredible and wonderful song with an orchestral accompaniment very much in line with the romantic songs of the time, but in the voice of Elvis Presley it will always remain as an essential theme to listen to in his discography.

From Tupelo to Memphis 48 First part


"Bridge over Troubled Water"

Sometimes it is very difficult to live in the present with the circumstances that surround us...it is difficult to continue down that road that is sometimes so hard, so long... without knowing if we can go one step further...insecurity, pain, loneliness or lack of control make our world so small... That our room becomes an unsustainable space similar to a prison that is difficult to bear without seeing anything else, without glimpsing those people who accompany us and They love us without asking for anything in return... they support us like "A Bridge over Troubled Waters"... and they are faithful to our pain, our darkness and try day by day to find relief and a solution tirelessly... And they don't let us down. we realize that there is friendship, love, dedication ... in those moments that are so difficult to live ... Elvis Presley understood that message beyond friendship, beyond love ... through this great song he sang for the first time on 06/05 1970. Over time... his voice would show the world embracing all the magic of this great song composed by Paul Simon that would be like a great anthem, Gospel, a song about friendship, unconditional love and above all about the most absolute dedication that we sometimes receive around us without questions... Without reason ... But with Love...
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From Tupelo to Memphis 48 Part One


Tiger Man

The song "Tiger man" would be included during the sessions for the NBC TV program "Elvis" in June 1968. The song was composed by Joe Hill Lewis and it would be the first time that Elvis performed it in public during these sessions and later it would be a regular on the stage....
Elvis acknowledged that this song was recorded in his early days with Sun Records, but no such recording has ever been found. It was included on the "Elvis singing Flaming star and others" LP. And live versions... And later in "From Memphis to Vegas", "Elvis in Person", "Elvis Aron Presley", "Collectors Gold", "Artist Of the Century","That´s The Way it is", "Elvis special Edition", "Elvis Live" and the 2007 "Viva las Vegas"...etc etcThe 1968 version was included in "Platinum: A life in music" and the FTD's "Burbank 68", "A goldenCelebration", Later editions of the Elvis Nbc tv Special and in "Tiger Man", etc etc.
The song started with the theme Mystery train in remix with Tiger man would be recorded live during the years in concert... His performance on stage was even more striking thanks to his movements, his dance, his rhythm. The public enjoyed this song that Elvis sang in concert after his return to the stage.

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"That´s Someone You never Forget"

In the life of Elvis Presley, the presence of his mother was always the engine of his life and as a consequence it would mark his personality for years. Elvis and his mother Gladys had a very special relationship, greater than that of a mother with her son, special of friendship, complicity, a relationship of overprotection... but in any case the figure of the mother that he would always remember over time despite his absence, would mark the path and sensitivity of Elvis Presley to the extreme.
His greatness and his insecurity will always be linked to the figure of his mother, who would mark the personality of Elvis Presley, and even in her absence it would be fundamental in his growth as a person. A song to remember his mother Gladys Presley.
The song "That ´s Someone You never Forget" was written in memory of his mother Gladys, by Red West friend and bodyguard of Elvis. Red wrote for Elvis's idea and with his collaboration this great song, original, sensitive and disturbing longing in memory of Gladys Presley who had died on August 14, 1958. The sensitivity in her interpretation and the absolute dedication in a great score that would not receive never its just and deserved recognition. Although it was recorded on June 25, 1961 at Rca Nashville's B studios, it was released as Side B on the single released on April 25, 1967, although it was included on the Pot Luck album in 1962. An impressive song in which Elvis would sign on as a co-writer with Red West.


"A little less conversation" 

"A Little Less Conversation" song written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange and originally recorded by Elvis Presley for the movie "Live a Little, Love a Little" in 1968. It was released as a single by RCA Victor in September 1968 with the song "Almost in love" as a B-side. In its original release it reached number 69 on the Top 100 Billboard Singles chart. It was recorded on March 7, 1968 at the Western Recorders studio in Hollywood, California. This recording session was the first in which Elvis worked with a live orchestra in the studio. The song was included on Lp on the album "Almost in love" and later "Double Feature", "CommandPerformances", "The Essential Elvis Presley" and "Elvis at the Movies".
The power of this song would not be recognized in its time, but the amazing thing would come with time,... A revised recording in June 1968 intended for the nbc television special that was cut at the last minute rose like a phoenix into the new millennium when it would be remixed by JXL This remixed version reached number one in the popularity charts of more than 20 countries. At that time ELV1S 30 #1 Hits was in preparation, a compilation of Elvis Presley's singles that had reached the first place of popularity in the United States. reached number 1 in the UK and many other international territories a version that has appeared on Elvis by the Presleys, ELVIS 30 n #1 HITS, History and The Essential Elvis Presley (2007) Alternate takes included on Almost in Love and on the Double Features of the Film The outtake on the NBC show was included in Memories: The '68 Comeback Special.

A song that leaves memory in the listener for its catchy melody.

"Following the path of the King..."


incredible song in time, performed by Elvis Presley for the first time with an orchestra, a new musical vision in his artistic path.Although he never had to prove anything because he was an excellent singer...Elvis always grew when there was someone new around and in this case he would have to impress all these musicians....
A song that was written or inspired by Aretha Franklin but is later included in this film in the scene where Elvis shows up at the party with a girl he wants to conquer...Alternate shots....

Following the path of the King..."



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