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Never Been to Spain

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(Axton)

 

Information:
Three Dog Night originally recorded this Hoyt Axton composition in late 1971. Never Been to Spain (Dunhill 4299) rose to #5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #18 on the Easy-Listening chart. Elvis soon incorporated the song into his concert act. During his tour in April 1972, MGM recorded Elvis's performance of Never Been to Spain for the documentary Elvis on Tour. RCA had intended to include the song in the Standing Room Only album, but the LP was never released. A few months later, RCA recorded the evening show at Madison Square Garden on June 10, 1972. It's that version of Never Been to Spain that RCA released.

 

Lyrics:
 

1. Well, I've never been to Spain
But I kinda like the music
Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to use it
They don't abuse it
Never gonna loose it
I can't refuse it

Well, I've never been to England
But I kinda like the Beatles
So I headed for Las Vegas
Only made it out to Needles

I got the feeling I must be near
Oh, it feels so good... oh, feels so good

2. Well, I've never been to heaven
But I've been in Oklahoma
Well, they tell me I was born there
But I really don't remember
In Oklahoma or Arizona
What does it matter
What does it matter


1.2. (repeat)

In Oklahoma or Arizona
What does it matter
What does it matter


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden 

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972)

- Legendary Concert Performances (1978)

- The Legendary Recordings of Elvis (1979)

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1979)

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

- An Afternoon in the Garden (1997)

- Burning Love (1999)

- Elvis The Concert (1999)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- Close Up (2003)

- On Tour The Rehearsals (2004) FTD

- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD

- Live From Las Vegas (2005) Capitol

- Writing For the King (2006) - FTD

- Elvis Live (2006)

- An American Trilogy (2007) FTD

- Nevada Nights (2008) - FTD

- Standing Room Only (2009) - FTD

Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD

Elvis at Madison Square Garden (2017) - FTD

What Now My Love (2018) - FTD

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Big Boss Man (1974) - no label
- The Vegas Years, 1972-1975 (1976) - TAKRL
- Superstar Outtakes, Volume 2 (1977) - E.P. Records

- Elvis on Tour (1980) - Amiga Records

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