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    Moody Blue

    How do you all like the CD Moody Blue. Wasn't that Elvis' last album?? Does anyone have photos from this period? I would love some. I love this album. I have the original LP all blue only played it like twice.

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    i'm 15, and my dad has the moody blue album on vinyl. the story how i fell in love with the album. my dad was transferring vinyl to cd and moody blue was one of those, i absolutely loved it. still do, i was only just starting as an Elvis fan, but those magical tunes 'unchained melody, if you love me, moody blue, and his voice just UN-BE-LIEVEABLE!

    What kind of pics do u mean, from the recording sessions, or the concerts?
    sincerely, Scott, a 15 year old Elvis fan

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    Photos from his concerts from that year and the recording session. But I don't think there are any photos from the recording session that I know of.

    Thank you for your nice story and your reply. I am happy to know you are a Elvis fan. That's great.

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    As a young kid I really dug "Let Me Be There" and "Little Darlin". My father had just a few albums from Elvis in the 70s and had this one only one tape. I loved it most of it.

    Moody Blue could have been a much better selling album with a non-live picture on front of it, more emphasize on the fact that it was recorded at his home, some songs should have been dropped or added from the From EP Blvd album, and had this setlist:

    Side A - Country Folk and Rock

    01. Moody Blue
    02. For The Heart
    03. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    04. Way Down
    05. Pledging My Love
    06. He'll Have To Go
    07. Pledging My Love

    Side B - The Ballads

    08. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
    09. Hurt
    10. Danny Boy
    11. Never Again
    12. It's Easy For You
    13. She Thinks I Still Care


    Side 2 should be less over-produced and have a undubbed/unplugged kinda feeling (like on the FTD release).


    The problem with RCA was (and still is) that they wanted to release EVERYTHING that Elvis recorded. Many songs were only recorded to rehearse, doing someone a favour or to fill the album. If RCA had the guts to select only the good songs, the sales and image of Elvis would have been better.
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    The MOODY BLUE album is one of my favorite albums!!!

    I've never been a huge fan of LITTLE DARLIN', though I understand RCA had little original material to work with when assembling the album. (This of course explains why RCA had to go back to 1974 to pull LET ME BE THERE from the Memphis '74 show to add to the MOODY BLUE album!)

    Aside from the inclusion of LITTLE DARLIN', I truly think the MOODY BLUE album is a very good album. A couple of Elvis' best ballads (in my opinion), IT'S EASY FOR YOU and PLEDGING MY LOVE, are the definite highlights of this album!!!

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    I love the Moody blue album and still have the vinyl and CD, but......................... I have to say that this has been replaced by the Jungle Room Sessions in my top ten

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpsuit Junkie
    I love the Moody blue album and still have the vinyl and CD, but......................... I have to say that this has been replaced by the Jungle Room Sessions in my top ten

    Matt
    WHY, THANK YOU MATT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungleroom76
    WHY, THANK YOU MATT!!!

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    My pleasure Mike

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    Thank all for your Moody Blue Album stories

    Everybody,

    Thank you for your Elvis Moody Blue album stories.

    TCB,

    Tommy

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    There were a lot of test pressings made from the Moody Blue album.

    Besides on blue vinyl, it also got pressed in several other colors and multicolored pressings.

    Those albums and singles are very valuable collectors items.

    Here are some pics:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails moody.jpg   moody1.jpg   moody2.jpg  

    moody3.jpg  

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    Thank you Sonny, these are great. Thank you for posting them up for me to see. These are really interesting especially the one on the bottom left. The record looks wild!! Can you just see that one going around on a turntable!

    Have a good day.

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    These are great and Rare scans Sonny

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    Tommy, Elvis did over over 150 shows (i think) in 76, and YES there are some photos around the time of the recording sessions. there are definitely ones for the february sessions, but i dunno about session pics for the october sessions, though i have seen candid pics eg Elvis at a gas station with fans

    just go to Candid Central, and also for 76 pics, go to Elvis in concert.com. is there anything else you want to know?
    sincerely, Scott, a 15 year old Elvis fan

    prayers to Jackie my auntie in law, and R.I.P Charlie Hodge, both victims of cancer

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    Cool

    Great album. Now that you have all mentioned it, I'm listening to it on my iPod! For The Heart is rocking out at the present, but Moody Blue is one of my all tiem favourite Elvis songs, along with Way Down and Promised Land a few years before, they all prove Elvis was still able to rock.

    I especially love, Moody Blue on The Jungle Room Sessions! The, eh, 'Italian Version!'
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    Thank you Scott for your nice reply and all the information.

    Tommy

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    Thank you for comments about Moody Blue. It is a great album and Elvis' voice is so strong on this one.

    Tommy

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    Thanks Elvisdownunder,

    I looked at both sites. Lots to look at. Will look again later.

    Thanks this is great!

    Tommy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert
    As a young kid I really dug "Let Me Be There" and "Little Darlin". My father had just a few albums from Elvis in the 70s and had this one only one tape. I loved it most of it.

    Moody Blue could have been a much better selling album with a non-live picture on front of it, more emphasize on the fact that it was recorded at his home, some songs should have been dropped or added from the From EP Blvd album, and had this setlist:

    Side A - Country Folk and Rock

    01. Moody Blue
    02. For The Heart
    03. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    04. Way Down
    05. Pledging My Love
    06. He'll Have To Go
    07. Pledging My Love

    Side B - The Ballads

    08. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
    09. Hurt
    10. Danny Boy
    11. Never Again
    12. It's Easy For You
    13. She Thinks I Still Care


    Side 2 should be less over-produced and have a undubbed/unplugged kinda feeling (like on the FTD release).


    The problem with RCA was (and still is) that they wanted to release EVERYTHING that Elvis recorded. Many songs were only recorded to rehearse, doing someone a favour or to fill the album. If RCA had the guts to select only the good songs, the sales and image of Elvis would have been better.
    Albert, i know this isn't a cover without live pictures...but to show you and the rest of our member a cover for this album you created..hope you like it (all)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails MB-FULL-PREVIEW.JPG  

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    Thank you Patrick for the Moody Blue Artwork cover and the songs!! Great CD cover!

    Tommy

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    Thanks Tommy, it's not finished by a long shot, and this one is a quick made preview, as you can see for the black stripes on the sidewings. Maybe if i have the time this night i will try to finish it.
    But it has a good start....thx again.

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