Gentle on my mind


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Gentle on my mind

Postby colonel snow » Wed May 01, 2019 7:41 pm

The original recording version was recorded on 3 february 1967 by John Hartford (RCA 47-9175).



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Re: Gentle on my mind

Postby Colin B » Wed May 01, 2019 9:48 pm

Elvis rings a lot more meaning out of the lyric by slowing things down the way he did.
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Postby Suspicious Minds » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 pm

Agreed, Colin.

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Re: Gentle on my mind

Postby Mojo Filter » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:12 pm

Dean Martin also did this song before Elvis in 1968.

Elvis' version is just amazing. Just love Reggie Young's opening guitar licks.
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Postby colonel snow » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:21 am

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Re: Gentle on my mind

Postby Colin B » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:35 pm

Colin B wrote:Elvis rings a lot more meaning out of the lyric by slowing things down the way he did.
Suspicious Minds wrote:Agreed, Colin.


Was the Elvis version the only one to slow the tempo down ?

If there were others, was it the first one ?
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Postby Private Presley » Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:56 am

Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:Elvis rings a lot more meaning out of the lyric by slowing things down the way he did.
Suspicious Minds wrote:Agreed, Colin.


Was the Elvis version the only one to slow the tempo down ?

If there were others, was it the first one ?


Recorded on Nov. 1968 but for me this still pales in comparison to Elvis' version!

https://youtu.be/gWLphwWLs-M
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Re: Gentle on my mind

Postby John » Fri Feb 18, 2022 9:06 am

Private Presley wrote:
Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:Elvis rings a lot more meaning out of the lyric by slowing things down the way he did.
Suspicious Minds wrote:Agreed, Colin.


Was the Elvis version the only one to slow the tempo down ?

If there were others, was it the first one ?


Recorded on Nov. 1968 but for me this still pales in comparison to Elvis' version!

https://youtu.be/gWLphwWLs-M

There's no gravitas to this. Sinatra did not get into this song, nor did he get into the persona of the storyteller. To this day I have yet to hear a better version than Elvis'.


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