Though it was originally released to capitalize on the cinematic vehicle of the same name, fewer than half of the songs on Loving You were actually included in the film.
Not that anyone cared, of course; this collection of hits ("Teddy Bear"), covers ("Blueberry Hill," "Mean Woman Blues"), and lesser-known treasures ("Party", "I Need You So") topped the charts for ten weeks running in 1957.
A thoroughly enjoyable document of Presley in his pre-Army prime.
Cast as a small-town boy who unexpectedly sings his way into fame, Elvis is co-starred with Wendell Corey and Lizabeth Scott in Hal Wallis' Production. The movie is by turns amusing, touching and exciting as it tells the story of the young "Local Talent" -Elvis- who suddenly becomes successful.
Side one features Elvis singing seven of the wonderful new songs written especially for the movie. On side two he gives his own very special vocal treatment of five well-known popular ballads. Accompanying Elvis in all the numbers are his usual three musicians - Bill Black on bass, Scotty Moore on guitar and D.J. Fontana on drums. In addition, Elvis is assisted by Dudley Brooks, a very accomplished pianist whom Elvis first met when he started to make "Loving You." And finally, Elvis has the able backing of The Jordanaires, the vocal quartet which has appeared on many of his hit records.
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing
1. Mean Woman Blues
2. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
3. Loving You
4. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!
5. Lonesome Cowboy
6. Hot Dog
1. Blueberry Hill
2. True Love
3. Don't Leave Me Now
4. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
5. I Need You So