Elvis For Everyone !

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

Effectivement, comme le titre l'indique, chacun trouvera dans cet album de quoi lui plaire puisqu'il renferme rocks, ballades, musique d'influence latine et blues. Mais alors, il faudra au profane farfouiller puisque RCA nous fait allégrement passer de 1958 à 1963. Retour dans le passé jusqu'en ' 54. Puis avancer de 10 cases jusqu'en 1964. Pour finir en 1957. Sans oublier les étapes intermédiaires que sont ' 61 et ' 60. Au bout du chemin on se dit que ce disque ressemble fort à une banale compil.

Des ballades comme Summer kisses, winter tears, In my way, Forget me never, I met her today, pleines de délicatesse et de sensibilité, en côtoyant des chansons plus anciennes comme Tomorrow night de 1954 (même si celle-ci a été arrangée en 1965 par Chet Atkins pour la "réactualiser" !?!) perdent leur âme. Et vice versa, les titres des années ' 60 font de l'ombre à ceux des années ' 50.

Et que dire de Finders keepers , losers weepers qui provient des sessions des 26/27 mai 1963 d'où sont nés Blue river, Long lonely heighway, Devil in disguise, Slowly but surely, ... ? (liste non exhaustive ). Pourquoi RCA n'a-t-il pas produit un album consacré à l'ensemble de ces enregistrements ? Je pense pouvoir affirmer que les fans auraient été au rendez-vous.

Ah ... et Memphis Tennessee ! Ce hit perd toute saveur et passe quasi inaperçu alors que sa sobriété n'a d'égal que son efficacité et aurait mérité de sortir en single !

De même For the millionth and the last time au rythme latin, avec Gordon Stocker à l'accordéon et Santa Lucia qu'interprète Elvis, avec beaucoup de talent, en Italien : peut-on réellement les apprécier dans cet ensemble sans homogénéité ?

Le blues When it rains, it really pours et le rock Your cheatin' heart qui nous font (re)découvrir le King des années 1950 perdent tout leur intérêt au milieu de cet amalgame de hits.

Si au moins une certaine logique était respectée, ne serait-ce que concevoir ce 33 t en fonction de la date de création des chansons, cela nous ferait prendre conscience de l'évolution vocale d'Elvis, de son orientation  musicale, des progrès que connaissent les instruments au niveau sonorité, ...

Mais non, nous n'avons là qu'un fourre-tout anarchique qui, malgré tout se placera au 10ème rang et restera présent 27 semaines.

 

Album édité en Juillet 1965

Your Cheatin' Heart
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
In My Way
Tomorrow Night
Memphis, Tennessee
For The Millionth And The Last Time
Forget Me Never
Sound Advice
Santa Lucia
I Met Her Today
When It Rains, It Really Pours

 


Les Paroles

Your Cheatin' Heart

Your cheatin' heart will make you weep
You'll cry and cry and try to sleep
But sleep won't come the whole night through
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you

When tears come down like falling rain
You'll toss around and call my name
You're gonna walk that floor the way that I do
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you

When tears come down like falling rain
You'll toss around and call my name
You're gonna walk that floor just the way that I do
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you

Your cheatin' heart will tell on you
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you


Summer Kisses, Winter Tears

Summer kisses, Winter tears
That was what she gave to me
Never thought that I'd travel all alone
The trail of memories

Happy hours, lonely years
But I guess I can't complain
For I still recall the Summer sun
Through all the Winter rain

The fire of love, the fire of love
Can burn from afar
And nothing can light the dark of the night
Like a falling star
Summer kisses, Winter tears
Like the stars they fade away
Leaving me to spend my lonely nights
With dreams of yesterday

The fire of love, the fire of love
Can burn from afar
And nothing can light the dark of the night
Like a falling star
Summer kisses, Winter tears
Like the stars they fade away
Leaving me to spend my lonely nights
With dreams of yesterday

Leaving me to spend my lonely nights
With dreams of yesterday
Summer kisses, Winter tears


Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
I won't weep and I won't moan
'Cause I found you and your love so true
And I'm keeping you for my own

Heads I win or tails I lose
I bet my heart to win your love
The day you kissed me, good luck was with me
And I thank my lucky stars above

I'm not the kind to play for fun
I only play for keeps and I'm keeping all the love I won
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
The loser has to pay the score
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more

I'm not the kind to play for fun
I only play for keeps and I'm keeping all the love I won
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
The loser has to pay the score
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more
Yeah he lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more


In My Way

I may not be here tomorrow
But I'm close beside you today
So lie to me a little, say you love me a lot
And I'll be true to you in my way

Love never goes on forever
At least that's what wise men all say
So smile when you kiss me, tomorrow you may cry
But I'll be true to you in my way
Yes I'll be true to you in my way


Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night
Will you remember what you said tonight?
Tomorrow night
Will all thrills be gone?
Tomorrow night
Will it be just another memory,
Or just another lovely song
That's in my full heart to linger on?

Your lips are so tender,
Your heart is beating fast
And you're willing to surrender.
Tell me, darling, will it last?

Tomorrow night
Will you be with me when the moon's bright?
Tomorrow night
Will you say those lovely things you said tonight?

Tomorrow night
Will it be just another memory
Or just another lovely song
That's in my full heart to linger on?

Your lips are so tender,
Your heart is beating fast
And you're willing to surrender.
Tell me, darling, will it last?

Tomorrow night
Will you remember what you said tonight?
Tomorrow night
Will you say those lovely things you said tonight?


Memphis, Tennessee

Long distance information give me Memphis, Tennessee
Help me find the party trying to get in touch with me
She could not leave her number but I know who placed the call
My uncle took the message and he wrote it on the wall

Help me information to get in touch with my Marie
She's the only one who'd phone me here from Memphis, Tennessee
Her home is on the southside, high upon a ridge
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi bridge

Help me information more than that I cannot add
Only that I miss her and all the fun we had
But we were pulled apart because her mom did not agree
Tore apart our happy home in Memphis, Tennessee

The last time I saw Marie she was waving me goodbye
With hurry home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye
Marie is only six years old, Information please
Try to put me through to her in Memphis, Tennessee


For The Millionth And The Last Time

For the millionth and the last time
Darling let me hold you tight
One more kiss and then I promise
I will say my last goodnight

Though your lips are so inviting
And I know I'll wanna stay
Give me one more kiss to dream on
And I'll be on my way

It seems a million or so kisses ago
We said goodnight at your door
I didn't get far 'cause here we are
And I'm still begging for more

Whilst the millionth and the last star
Slowly disappears from sight
For the millionth and the last time
Let me kiss you good-night

It seems a million or so kisses ago
We said goodnight at your door
I didn't get far 'cause here we are
And I'm still begging for more

Whilst the millionth and the last star
Slowly disappears from sight
For the millionth and the last time
Let me kiss you good-night
Let me kiss you good-night
Let me kiss you good-night


Forget Me Never

If I should go, forget me never
Please say that you'll remember me
I pray the dreams we share together
Will shine on in your memory

Each time a star falls out of heaven
It leaves the sky a deeper blue
So if we part, forget me never
And don't forget my love for you
And don't forget my love for you


Sound Advice

Some folks tell you what to do
They think they know more than you
They insist that they're givin' sound advice
But as sure as you're livin'
It ain't sound, it ain't nice
It just doesn't sound like sound advice

Some folks like to be the boss
They get up on their high horse
Oh they say that you're gettin, sound advice
There one thing I'm bettin'
It ain't wise, it ain't nice
You won't like the sound of their advice

Sound advice we're given
Just as sure as your as you're livin'
If your smart you'll think twice
When they start to sound off with advice

Sound advice we're given
Just as sure as your as you're livin'
If your smart you'll think twice
When they start to sound off with advice
Don't listen to their sound advice


Santa Lucia

Sul mare luccica
L'astro d'argento
Placida e' l'onda
Prospero e' il vento

Venite all'agile
Barchetta mia
Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia...


I Met Her Today

I told you that some day
If you kept on being untrue
Somebody else would come along
And release me from you

You'll be glad to know now
Your fickle heart
Can have its own way
For it finally happened
I met her today

I used to think I just couldn't live
A day without you
In spite of the thousand doubts and tears
That you put me through
All at once I don't care as much for you
I'm sorry to say
For now there's another
I met her today

How I treasured each smile, each kiss
You gave to me now and then
Well, you needn't be kind to me now
Oh no, not ever again

Just when the last bit of pride in me was gone
Someone heard me pray
And sent me an angel
I met her today
I met her today


When It Rains, It Really Pours

You know what it takes,
You've got it, baby.
You are the only one I chose.
Don't leave me here with all these heartaches,
Only you and heaven knows
About my troubles troubles troubles.

When it rains, it really pours...

You shouldn't have took away my loving
You know you thrill me from head to toe.
I got a feeling for you baby
And you're the only one who knows
About my troubles, troubles, troubles.

When it rains, it really pours...

You know what you did to make me love you
You really opened up my nose.
You got what you wanted, now you left me.
That's the way the story goes.
Well, I got troubles, troubles, troubles.

When it rains, it really pours.