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Steve
post May 31 2006, 04:47 PM
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Soundtrack Sessions : Live a Little, Love a Little, March 7, 1968

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Almost in Love

(Text & music by Bonfa - Starr)


Your lips were made for kisses so tender
I'm almost in love tonight
When we are close, my heart says surrender
I'm almost in love tonight

And here under the spell of evening
I long to hold you tight
Heaven is near, why think of tomorrow
I'm almost in love tonight

It may be just the spell of evening
I long to hold you tight
Heaven is near, why think of tomorrow
I'm almost in love tonight

Almost in love


Notes:

Elvis sang Almost In Love to Michele Carey in his 1968 movie "Live A Littel, Love A Littel".
The Instrumental Track was recorded on March 7, 1968, at Western Records in Hollywood.
Elvis his vocal was added at a later date. The Album had a shorter Instrumental introduction then the film version. This was the only Bonfa composition for Elvis.

The first 3 bars (7 seconds) were cut on the LP version of Almost in Love.

The Avon CD "Almost in Love" has a mix problem and is not included as source.


Firts LP release:

Almost In Love, November 1970

(IMG:http://www.thekingscourt.co.uk/covers/cover/CAS2304US1/CAS2440US.jpg)

For more Info on the LP: Almost In Love, RCA Camden CAS-2440 click here http://elvis-tkc.com/forum2/index.php?showtopic=1130


Takes:

Almost in Love (track) 2006 March 7

Take 01

Take 02 Complete 3:14

Take 03

Take 04 (M) 3:17


Almost in Love (v.o.) 2012 March 11 (Mon.)

Take 01

Take 02

Take 03 M 3:03 Vocal overdub of 2006-04 recorded on March 7 WPA1 5766


Studio :
Western Recorders, Hollywood, California

Musical Director :
Billy Strange

Engineer :
Chuck Britz


Musicians:

Guitar :
Joseph Gibbons

Guitar :
Neil Levang

Guitar :
Charles Britz

Guitar :
Alvin Casey

Bass :
Larry Knechtal

Bass :
Charles Berghofer

Drums :
Hal Blaine

Percussion :
Gary Coleman

Piano :
Don Randi

Orchestra :
NA

Backup Vocals :
B.J. Baker, Sally Stevens, Bob Tebow, John Bahler


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post May 31 2006, 08:21 PM
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Great info as always Steve....love the track too...for some reason i have always thought it would make a great James Bond theme.... [img]style_emoticons/default/wiggle.gif[/img]


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post Jun 2 2006, 12:41 AM
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Agreed, Chris.....This is one very cool track!!! It has a very "Loungy" feel to it........Put this song on and slip into a dry martini.

Wish E would have done a full album of this type of material......A perfect fit for him, expertly sung with a very "SWANKY" feel.

Look for this to be on my "Shaken Not Stirred" Elvis Ultimate Lounge CD!!!!!

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post Jul 1 2007, 07:29 AM
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I love this track, too, and would have loved to hear Elvis sing more of this style.

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post Jul 1 2007, 09:15 AM
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addition:

the instrumental track 2006 take 4 can be found on import CD: Edge of reality;

the instrumental tracks 2006 take 2 and take 4 can be found on import CD Celluloid rock vol. 2 CD 4;

the number of the vocal track is: 2012 take 3.

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post Jul 4 2007, 02:12 PM
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Almost In Love track is like a James Bond song. Especially when there is a romantic scene.
This did not chart in the UK and was released with A Little Less Conversation on a single.
It's a different type of ballad for Elvis.


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post Jan 20 2010, 02:28 AM
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Love this song from when I was just a young'n

Sure wish I had the alternate takes

great album cover too (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbup.gif)

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post Apr 9 2010, 12:44 PM
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Almost in love

The tune was recorded for the first time in jan. 1966 by Luiz Bonfá for an album. It is an instrumental version. Later on lyrics were added. I don't know if there were lyrics added in another language (Portuguese??) before English lyrics were added.


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post Jul 16 2010, 12:20 AM
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Almost In Love has and always will be a favourite of mine, it shows just how good a voice Elvis had.


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