Something for Everybody [US Bonus Tracks]

Something for Everybody [US Bonus Tracks]

by Elvis Presley

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Overview

Elvis Presley's third non-soundtrack post-Army album is, in many ways, his most interesting from those years, though nowhere near his best. Something for Everybody offers a tamer body of songs than Elvis Is Back, but also shows the effect of Presley's maturation -- the voice is better than ever, and this is reflected in the arrangements, most of which are closer in spirit to the finely crafted pop symphonies of Roy Orbison than they are to any of Presley's earlier work. His ballad performances are impeccable, displaying a richness of intonation and delicacy of nuance that is downright seductive. Rather less successful are the rockers, including "I'm Coming Home," "Judy," and "Put the Blame on Me," which show a cooling of some of the white heat that Presley used to generate on the rhythm numbers. The one moment where the old Elvis Presley manifests himself is "I Want You With Me," a shouter that's only missing maybe a Gene Vincent-style scream or two from the backing band on the choruses. The 1999 remastered edition of the album is augmented with six extra tracks that turn that version of Something for Everybody into a much harder rocking record, with rhythm numbers like "I Feel So Bad," "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame," and "Little Sister" that generally are far more successful than those on the original LP. Even at 18 songs, the remastered version only runs 40 minutes, but the skimpy running time is dominated by a brace of beautifully sung ballads and the sound of Elvis as a maturing but still exciting rocker.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1999
Label: Rca Victor Europe
UPC: 0078636773827
catalogNumber: 367738

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jordanaires   Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Rodgers   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Dennis Ferrante   Remixing
Wally Gold   Composer
Thorne Nogar   Engineer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Steve Sholes   Producer
Zack Turner   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Thomas Nogar   Engineer
Bill Porter   Engineer
Edward Lisbona   Composer
Teddy Redell   Composer
Teddy Reddell   Composer
Jimmy Cassin   Composer
Jim Morehead   Composer

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