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Such a Night

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(Chase)

 

Information:

Such a Night was written by Lincoln Chase and recorded by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters (Atlantic 1019), whose recording reached #5 on the rhythm & blues chart in 1954. Johnnie Ray's recording of Such a Night (Columbia 40020) that same year was banned from the air in some areas because of its suggestive lyrics. It reached number one in England, however. Other recordings of Such a Night include those by Bonnie Paul with Sy Oliver's Orchestra (Essex 352), Dinah Washington (Mercury 70336), and Jane Turzy (Decca 29087), all in 1954; Vince Everett (ABC Paramount 10313) in 1962, and Conway Twitty (ABC Paramount 10550).

 

Elvis recorded Such a Night on April 4, 1960, at RCA's Nashville studios. Take #4 was selected for release. The single release had an eight-week stay on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, reaching a high of #16.

 

Lyrics:


It was a night, oo-oo, what a night, it was it really was such a night

The moon was bright, oh, how so bright, it was it really was such a night
The night was alight with stars above
And when she kissed me I had to fall in love

Oh, it was a kiss, oo-oo, what a kiss, it was it really was such a kiss
Oh, how she could kiss, oh, what a kiss, it was it really was such a kiss
Just the thought of her lips sets me afire
I reminisce and I知 filled with desire
But I壇 gave my heart to her in sweet surrender
How well I remember, I値l always remember

1. Oh, that night, oo-oo, what a night , it was it really was such a night
Came the dawn and my heart and her love and the night was gone
But I値l never forget the kiss, the kiss in the moonlight
Oo-oo, such a kiss, such a night

1. (repeat)

How well I remember, I値l always remember

That night, oo-oo, what a night, it was it really was such a night
When we kissed I had to fall in love
But I壇 gave my heart to her in sweet surrender
How well I remember, I値l always remember

Oh, that night, oo-oo, what a night, it was it really was such a night
When we kissed I had to fall in love
Well, she's gone, gone, gone, yeah, she's gone, gone, gone
Came the dawn, dawn, dawn, and my love was gone
But before that dawn, yes, before that dawn and before that dawn
Oo-oo, oo-oo, oo-oo, oo-oo, oo-oo such a night


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Elvis is Back 

 

Singles:

- Such a Night / Never Ending (RCA 47-8400) July 1964. Standard release

- Such a Night / Never Ending (RCA 447-0645) May 1965. Gold standard series reissue.

- Such a Night / Such a Night (RCA JB-50170) 1976. Rare disc jockey promotional release. Side A featured Such a Night from the LP Elvis is Back, while the version on the side B was from the LP Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 2.

- Bossa Nova Baby / Such a Night (Collectables DPE1-10134513) December 1986.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis is Back (1960)

- Elvis Forever (1974)

- Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 (1976)

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976)

Memories of Elvis (1978)

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979)

Elvis Aron Presley (1980)

- The Collection, Volume 3 (1986)

- Forever, Vol. 2 (1992)

- From Nashville to Memphis The Essential 60痴 Masters (1993)

- Always Elvis The Dutch Album (1997)

- Love Songs (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Artist of the Century (1999)

- All the Best (1999)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 6 Such a Night (2000)

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- That痴 the Way It Is Special Edition (2000)

- Elvis 60痴 (2001)

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- Fame and Fortune (2002) - FTD

- Elvis is Back (2005) FTD

- Hitstory (2005)

- Elvis The Dutch Collection (2007)

- Readymade Digs Elvis (2007)

- Welcome Home Elvis 1960 (2012) FTD

- Rock Around the Bloch (2015) - FTD

- The Best of British - The RCA Years - 1959-1960 (2015) - FTD

The Elvis is Back! Sessions (2019) - FTD

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Elvis' 1961 Hawaii Benefit Concer (1978) - Golden Archives Records

- Long Lost Songs (1985) - Vault Records

 

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