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Moody Blue

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Information:
Mark James wrote and recorded Moody Blue (Mercury 73718) in 1974. His recording did not chart.

 

Elvis recorded Moody Blue one night of February 4-5, 1976, at Graceland. String and horns, which were arranged by Bergen White, were overdubbed later. Moody Blue had a 13-week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #31. It reached number one (paired with She Thinks I Still Care) for one week on the country chart and #2 on the Easy-Listening chart.

 

Lyrics:
 

Well, it's hard to be a gambler bettin' on the number that changes every time
When you think you're gonna win, think she's givin' in, a stranger's all you find
Yeah, it's hard to figure out what she's all about, that she's a woman through and through
She's a complicated lady, so I colour my baby moody blue,

1. Oh, moody blue, tell me am I gettin' through
I keep hangin' on try to learn your song, but I never do
Oh, moody blue, tell me who I'm talkin' to
Like night and day, it's hard to say which one is you

Well, when Monday comes she's Tuesday, when Tuesday comes she's Wednesday into another day again
Her personality unwinds just like a ball of twine on a spool that never ends
Just when I think I know her well her emotions reveal she's not the person that I though I knew
She's a complicated lady, so I colour my baby moody blue

 

1. 1. 1. (repeat)

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on single »

 

Singles:

- Moody Blue / She Thinks I Still Care (RCA PB-10857) December 1976. Standard release »

- Moody Blue / She Thinks I Still Care (RCA JB-10857) December 1976. Disc jockey promotional release. In May 1977, RCA released this record in five colours (red, blue, white, gold, and green) and an experimental multicolour as an experiment. The multicolour disc is extremely rare.

- Moody Blue / For the Heart (RCA GB-11326) August 1978. Gold standard series original release.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Moody Blue (1977) »

- Elvis: Memories (1978) »
– This Is Elvis (1981) »

- The Essential Collection (1994)

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

- Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 5 (1997)

- Platinum – A Life in Music (1997)

- Always Elvis – The Dutch Album (1997)

- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)

- A Touch of Platinum – Volume 2 (1998)

- The Jungle Room Sessions (2000) – FTD »

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)

- The Best of Elvis Presley (2001)

- Country Collection (2001) – Time Life

- Elvis Hits (2001)

- From Elvis in Memphis; Promised Land; Moody Blue (2001)

- Greatest Hits (2001)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- 2nd to None (2003)

- 2nd to None – Silver Edition (2003)

- Elvis Forever – Limited Edition (2004)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Made in Memphis (2006) - FTD »

- Unchained Melody (2007) - FTD »

- Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 1, 2 & 3 (2012) - FTD »

- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD »

– Moody Blue (2013) - FTD »

- This is Elvis (2015) - FTD »

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