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Something for Everybody [US Bonus Tracks]

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Elvis Presley 7/13/1999

Review

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. ~ Bruce Eder
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Surrender Elvis Presley 1:53
  3. 2 There's Always Me Elvis Presley 2:17
  4. 3 Give Me the Right Elvis Presley 2:33
  5. 4 It's a Sin Elvis Presley 2:40
  6. 5 Sentimental Me Elvis Presley 2:31
  7. 6 Starting Today Elvis Presley 2:4
  8. 7 Gently Elvis Presley 2:16
  9. 8 I'm Coming Home Elvis Presley 2:22
  10. 9 In Your Arms Elvis Presley 1:52
  11. 10 Put the Blame on Me Elvis Presley 1:59
  12. 11 Judy Elvis Presley 2:12
  13. 12 I Want You With Me Elvis Presley 2:12
  14. 13 I Feel So Bad Elvis Presley 2:54
  15. 14 (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame Elvis Presley 2:6
  16. 15 Little Sister Elvis Presley 2:31
  17. 16 Good Luck Charm Elvis Presley 2:24
  18. 17 Anything That's Part of You Elvis Presley 2:5
  19. 18 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell Elvis Presley 1:34

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