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Unchained melodie ( les baxter )

COVERED BY ELVIS

Unchained Melodie
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recording date elvis: Sunday 24 april 1977 ;studio
first release: on audio album moody blue ( july 1977 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: afl1 2428


originally by: Les Baxter

recording date: 17 january, 1955
release date: march, 1955
originally written by: Alex North;Hy Zaret
catalognumber: f 3055
label: capitol records

Born: March 14, 1922
Died: January 15, 1996
Country: United States



Theme music for the film "Unchained," hence the title, though the song was not written for the film. Todd Duncan performed the song in the film, for which he received an Acadamy Award nomination, but Al Hibbler did so for the soundtrack release. Hibbler recorded that version on 4 February 1955 for the Decca label (29441), but the Les Baxter with orchestra and chorus recorded the original on the Capitol label on 17 January 1955. Jimmy Young reached number one in the British charts of 1955 with his own vocal rendition. It is probably one of the most covered songs ever, with hundreds of different versions made since it first appeared.
The Elvis version indicated is the best known of his versions, but an earlier recording by Elvis also exists, dating from 31 December 1976, which can be found on the Follow That Dream collectors label CD "New Year's Eve" 82876 50410-2.
Claims by one William Stirrat that he wrote "Unchained Melody" are probably untrue.


Unchained Melody
performed by:
Les Baxter

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Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch,
A long, lonely time

Time goes by, so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love,
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow
To the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea

Lonely rivers sigh
Wait for me, wait for me
I'll be coming home
Wait for me

Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time

Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine

I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me



Unchained Melody
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch,
A long, lonely time

Time goes by, so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love,
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow,
To the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea

Lonely rivers cry,
wait for me, wait for me
I'll be coming home, wait for me

Oh My love, my darling,
I've hungered for your kiss

I need your love, I need your love
God, speed your love, to.................. me




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