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Devil In Disguise

08 May 2011

DEVIL IN DISGUISE

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(You’re The) Devil In Disguise ; Please Don’t Drag That String Around (RCA Victor 1355)

NO FOLKS, the new one from Presley just isn’t the sensational come-back disc that everyone hoped it might be. But on the other hand it’s certainly not a bad disc like was “One Broken Heart For Sale.” Falling somewhere in between the two it’s a jaunty beat-ballad with the tempo changing back and forth throughout the disc to confuse all dancers. Pretty melody, good vocals from El, but a rather feeble attempt at putting the beat into the backing in places, that just doesn’t come off. Should be a hit – but we doubt a top spot. Most unusual for Mr. Presley really.

Flip is another beat ballad, a tired-sounding number with Elvis working overtime for the effect. Seems like everyone is getting fed up with the song by the end. We were certainly.

UK record review, June 1963

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3_Q96eJr1k&feature=fvsr


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