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Moody Blue [CASSETTE]

Elvis Presley Audio Cassette
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  • Audio Cassette (1 Jan 1987)
  • Label: Bmg/RCA
  • ASIN: B000002W3S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

1. Unchained Melody
2. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
3. Little Darlin'
4. He'll Have to Go
5. Let Me Be There
6. Way Down
7. Pledging My Love
8. Moody Blue
9. She Thinks I Still Care
10. It's Easy for You

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King sang as no one else could....... 16 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The last two albums Elvis did, RCA/BMG has sliced into this fabolous hybrid...These are some of the best ballads ever written and the best recordings avaiable of them. Elvis recorded these songs at home and emphasized that he was more than the king of rock...You've got snappy rockers (Way Down) and tearpershing ballads (Bitter they.., Hurt, He'll have.., She thinks I.. etc. etc.) This was Elvis at his physical worst, but in a strange way near his musical (not artistically) best, especially in regards to the original Moody Blue-songs............Really, go buy it. This is a must!!!!!!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis Final , Brilliant Album 8 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Moody Blue was Elvis brilliant last album, it hit #3 in America, Britain and Australia and has sold 14 million copies world-wide.
As a bonus, the songs from the album From Elvis Presley BLVD are here also. This was a fine album, and deserved to be much better known and a bigger seller than it was.
On Moody Blue Elvis goes back to old school rock n roll here with the Diamonds Little Darlin and Pledging My Love. But its the breathtaking Way Down that steals the show, this raw, bass driven rock song was #1 in Britain and a million selling top 20 song in America.
Unchained Melody is another highlight, this is awesome, unlike the Riteous Brothers version, but much much better.
The title track, Moody Blue was also top 10, this is a catchy country song, some seem to think that its disco inspired....i cant see it myself.
Its Easy For You is an Andrew Lloyd Webber song, and you can tell, its dramatic and has some great lyrics.
He'll Have To Go is one of the definitive country songs, but Elvis turns it into a long blues, relsihing the lyrics and bluesy guitar licks.
The bonus tracks come from the under rated From Elvis Presley Boulevard album. This is perhaps the mosts heartfealt album he ever made. Only one fast song here, the tremendous
For The Heart, listen for the slippery bass lines.
Danny Boy is the best version of theb song i've ever heard. Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain is the Willie Nelson classic; Willies is still the definitive version, Elvis is excellent though, faster and a little honky tonk....apparently Elvis plays bass on this track!
Hurt is astonishing, Elvis vocal power is unrivalled. I'll Never Fall In Love Again was a big hit for Tom Jones, but his schmaltzy over the top version is nowhere near as good as Elvis shatteringly good version heard here.
This is a fine CD, and desreves a place in any collection, it just feels so damn good
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He thinks we still care 6 Jan 2012
By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Presley's last album and while not a classic it's nothing like as bad as we feared it might be given the man's physical condition at the time. Quite remarkably some of the tracks on it are near classic performances though the level isn't sustained throughout.

The original album contained 6 tracks recorded at Graceland in February and October 1976 plus 4 tracks recorded on tour - the latter were added because Elvis wasn't recording enough studio material. When "Moody Blue" was released on CD in 2000, the tracks from the preceding album, "From Elvis Presley Boulevard" were added, these also coming from the February `76 Graceland sessions, and one of the on tour tracks was dropped.

Enough of boring detail, what was the music actually like? Well there are two tracks from the original "Moody Blue" studio set which stand up well against the majority of Elvis' country records. "She thinks I still care" is a great country weepie from the early days of George Jones. It's received the compliment of several covers over the years but none surely as good as this one. Elvis takes the song, tears it all apart and reconstructs it his way aided by excellent overdubbing from Felton Jarvis. I don't think he ever included it in his stage set but if he did I'd wager there wouldn't have been any dry eyes in the house. Simply a stunner.

The other country goodie is "He'll have to go", a number irrevocably associated with Jim Reeves and indeed, one of his very best songs. It also has received a few good covers over time including a beautiful tex-mex one from Ry Cooder. Presley's version again differs considerably from the original with a deep, deep guitar strongly featuring.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis - Moddy Blue 22 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excellent album by the one & only King Elvis. Would definitely reccommend to anyone. Would also reccommend Elvis dvd 'Thats the way it is'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moody Blue 11 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is an all time great,Iam 37 years of age, I grew up with this music and i am still finding it hard to forget. It reminds me of so many pleasures in my childhood! Elvis is one of those all time greats that each and everyone can adapt too, even the younger generation!. Hes a legend in Himself!!! (of course).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in every way 28 Jun 2014
By derrick
Format:Audio CD
You must buy this its excellent, it's really "Really" moving. Plus it has Elvis Presley's last uk chart single on it - WAY DOWN
I love this album/CD it's got some of his most moving song's on here - All sang Brilliant with true moving feeling's
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4.0 out of 5 stars Saved by the Bonus Tracks 10 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD
In terms of his studio albums, Elvis sadly didn’t quite go out with a bang. However, this was certainly not his fault, at least not directly.

It’s (fairly) well known that the quality of the songs Elvis was being offered gradually declined throughout the seventies as a direct result of the ‘Colonel Parker’ (a Dutch-jewish immigrant) demanding shocking percentages of subsequent royalties (perhaps to pay his astronomical casino gambling debts?) that scared the quality songwriters away. This is, in my opinion, quite apparent on Elvis final studio album.

Although, I must say, considering very minimal updates to live setlist and extremely rare recording sessions, it seems that Elvis simply lost interest in the music, possibly due to years of his own artistic integrity and excellence being marginalized and neglected by those who knew much about reproducing dollars but little about music.

The remastered edition of Moody Blue also includes the ten tracks from the previous album, ‘From Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis Tennessee’ (tracks 10-19), and the tracks on this album are certainly superior to those on the original Moody blue album (tracks 1-9).

The first three tracks on Moody Blue are all live: Unchained Melody is stunning, If You Love Me Let Me Know is scraping average at best, and Little Darlin’ is a mediocre song that Elvis should have rejected outright – though I’m guessing the final album content was no longer Elvis’ concern. Stand out tracks are He’ll Have To Go, She Thinks I Still Care and the fantastic Moody Blue [hardly surprising that this song is so good as it was written by the same man who wrote Suspicious Minds and Always On My Mind].
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moody Blue, Download Purchase
I bought this as a download because I didn't like what they'd done to the 2003 copy. They had left Let Me Be There out because that track was originally from the On Stage in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Derek Thorburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Moody blue Elvis presley this cd is great
Also had this on LP grt cd love the tracks on it.elvis at is best love the last farewell and moody blue
Published 2 months ago by Jim Sidwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis at his sultry best!
Elvis at his best - sultry, smooth and very emotional. Always been a great fan but this collection is beautiful, especially his version of Unchained Melody and Danny Boy. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars not moody,goody
moody blue has got to be 1 of elvis' best albums,i cant stop listening to it,so much feeling and energy in all the tracks. love 'if you love me let me know'. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2012 by kandi
5.0 out of 5 stars Moody blue remastered
This last album of Elvis is a true tribute to the mans talent and unlike so many artists Elvis's voice was never better at the end of his short life.
Published on 21 Jun 2010 by John Northfield
2.0 out of 5 stars Bought it and sold it...
... the very next day.
First things first. I'm not reviewing the music itself. As an Elvis fan, it'll be five stars +. But the issue... Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2010 by Nebojsa Nikolic
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great
My favourite Elvis track on here so very pleased. Had it on LP but never cd to download as well. Well worth money, thanks.
Published on 25 Feb 2010 by Vickiplum
2.0 out of 5 stars No, not brilliant by any means
Anyone who buys this CD on the strength of the reviews listed here are in for a shock. This CD does not represent Elvis at his peak, in fact, it shows just how world worn his voice... Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2008 by Matt
4.0 out of 5 stars moody blue is tinged with sadness
This reissue which includes tracks from EPB as well as the original Moody Blue lineup, minus one song, is far better than was suggested on it's original release. Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2007 by G. M. Dobbs
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