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Faded Love

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(B. Wills / J. Wills)

Information:
Faded Love was written by brothers Bob and John Wills in 1950 and recorded by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys that year. In early 1962 Leon McAuliff had a #22 country hit with Faded Love (Cimarron 4057), and Patsy Cline’s recording for Decca Records (Decca 31522) climbed the chart shortly after her death in 1963, peaking at #17.

Elvis recorded Faded Love on June 7, 1970, at RCA’s Nashville Studios. The original album release was an edited version. An alternate mix appeared on the RCA record club album From Elvis With Love. On October 15, 1980, Felton Jarvis recorded a new instrumental track of Faded Love at Youn’un Sound in Nashville. The new single release did not chart.

Lyrics:

 

As I read the letters oh that you wrote to me
Well it's you, it's you I’m thinking of
As I read the lines that to me were so sweet
I remember our faded love

1. I miss you, darlin', more and more everyday
As heaven would miss the stars above
With every heartbeat, I still think of you
And remember our faded love

As I think of the past, all the pleasures that we had
As I watch the mating of the dove
It was in the springtime that you said goodbye
I remember our faded love

 

1. Yeah (repeat)

I remember our faded love

I remember our fade love

1. (repeat)

I remember our faded love

I remember our fade love

 

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Elvis Country »
 

Singles:

- Guitar Man / Faded Love (RCA PB-12158) January 1981. Standard release »

- Guitar Man / Faded Love (RCA JH-12158) January 1981. Disc jockey promotional release.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis Country (1971) »

– From Elvis With Love (1978) »
- Country Classics (1980) »

– Guitar Man (1981) »

– Elvis Country (1981) »

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 4 – A Hundred Years From Now (1996)

- Rock’n’Roll (1999)

- The Country Side of Elvis (1999)

- Too Much Monkey Business (2000) »

- Country Rock (2001)

- The Country Side Of Elvis (2001)

- Takin’ Tahoe Tonight! (2003) – FTD »

- Elvis Country (2008) - FTD »

- From Sunset to Las Vegas (2009) - FTD »

Elvis From Hawaii to Las Vegas (2012) - FTD »

– Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:
- Sold Out (1974) - E.P. Records

- Behind Closed Doors (1979) - Audifon Records

- Special Delivery From Elvis Presley (1979) - Flaming Star Records

- Suzie Q (1985) – Astra

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