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Exactly right - Always On my Mind
on 22 April 2013
This album compilation came out to tie in with the 20th anniversary of Elvis's death. The re-release of the classic 1972 single made it's 3rd of 4 appearances to date in the UK singles chart, this time at No. 13 and the album rose to No. 3. The reason for the enduring success is because every song just sounds so right and each generation can find something in Elvis that they can relate to when he sings.
The young today may not have discovered what that is yet, but they will at some point if they are genuinally interested in music, this is the magic of Elvis.
For Elvis the most important element of a recording or any singing was "does it have the feeling". It didn't need to be a technical or even an artistic masterpiece as long as it had the feeling, whatever that feeling was. It's something you can't actually describe but it's something you know is there. All technqiue and no feeling didn't cut the mustard.
For those not yet have discovered Elvis properly, once you discover what it is I am attempting to say for yourself, you may not be able to describe what it is that grabbed you, but once it has it will be "Always On Your Mind".