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?Green, Green Grass of Home? ? The Rough-Mix is great for Elvis? vocal being so much clearer rather than being buried under those terrible overdubbed strings & choirs and do check out Glen D Hardin?s cool piano work. I do admit however that the overdubbed slide guitar does work very nicely on the Master. Elvis? vocal is more prominent on the outtakes and while Takes 2&3 from ?6363? are excellent, it is Take 1 (previously on ?Great Country Songs?) that has always been the standout. With the lighter arrangement Elvis speaks the whole break, "Then I awake and look around me" and he's right there with you as he sighs and continues with, "then I realise, I was only dreaming." On the following takes Elvis changed his mind and decided to sing the final phase but it just doesn?t sound as sincere. The song?s finale as he is laid out "beneath the green green grass of home" sounds so much better without the over-complication of the orchestra. Fabulous.
From EIN's 'Today' Deluxe Review