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Are You Sincere

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(Walker)

Information:
Are You Sincere was written by Wayne P. Walker in 1957 and first popularized by Andy Williams (Cadence 1340) in 1958. His recording reached #3 on Billboard's Top 100 chart. A 1965 version by Trini Lopez (Reprise 0376) didn't do quite as well, reaching only #85 on the Hot 100 chart and #25 on the Easy-Listening chart.

Elvis recorded Are You Sincere on September 24, 1973, at his Palm Springs, California, home. The backing vocals were done by Voice. The original version was released on the LP Raised On Rock / For Ol' Times Sake. An alternate version, without the vocal overdubs by Voice, was released on the single and the LP Our Memories Of Elvis. The single had a 12-week stay on the country chart, peaking at #10.

Lyrics:

Are you sincere when you say, "I love you"?
Are you sincere when you say you love me, too?
And are you really mine every day, all the time?
I've gotta know which way to go
Will our love grow, are you sincere?

Are you sincere when you say, "I love you"?
Honey, are you sincere when you say you love me, too?

And are you really mine every day, all the time?
I've gotta know which way to go
Will our love grow, are you sincere?

Where it was released:
First released on the album Raised On Rock 
 
Singles:

- Are You Sincere / Solitaire (RCA PB-11533) May 1979. Standard release

- Are You Sincere / Solitaire (RCA JB-11533) May 1979. Disc jockey promotional release.

- Are You Sincere / Unchained Melody (RCA GB-11988). May 1980. Gold Standard Series reissue with a different flip side

 
LPs/CDs:
- Raised On Rock (1973) 
- Our Memories of Elvis (1979) 
- Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters (1995) 
- Platinum - A Life In Music (1997) 
- A Touch Of Platinum, Volume 2 (1998)
- Country Collection (2001)
- Raised on Rock (2007)  FTD 
- Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 1, 2 & 3 (2012) - FTD 
 For LP Fans Only (2018) - FTD 

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