Easy Come, Easy Go (EP)

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Easy Come, Easy Go
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EP by Elvis Presley
Released March 1967
Recorded September 1966
Genre Soundtrack
Length 13:41
Label RCA Victor
Producer Joseph Lilley
Elvis Presley chronology
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AllMusic Unrated[1]

Easy Come, Easy Go is an extended play record by Elvis Presley, containing songs from the motion picture of the same name, released by RCA Victor in March 1967.

Recording and release history[edit]

Recording sessions took place on September 28 and 29, 1966, at Paramount Studio in Hollywood, California. After the relative freedom of the Nashville sessions in May that yielded How Great Thou Art and other songs more to his taste, Presley was reportedly unhappy with the quality of the songs selected for the film, allegedly referring to the selections as "shit" during the recording session.[2] It is often reported[3][4] that Presley recorded "Leave My Woman Alone" for the film, but only an instrumental backing was ever recorded; Presley never recorded a vocal for the song.[5][6] Seven selections were recorded for the film; the song "She's A Machine" was not used in the movie, but would be released on Elvis Sings Flaming Star the following year.[7]

The remaining six appeared on an extended play single released to coincide with the March 1967 premiere of the film, it failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold fewer than 30,000 units total.[8] Given that the EP format was no longer a viable marketing medium, and the poor performance of Easy Come, Easy Go, it was the final release of new material by Presley in the EP format,[8] the British issue, however, did top the UK EP charts despite featuring only four of the six tracks on the US edition ("The Love Machine" and "You Gotta Stop" were omitted).[9]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Easy Come, Easy Go" Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman September 28, 1966 2:07
2. "The Love Machine" Chuck Taylor, Fred Burch, Gerald Nelson September 29, 1966 2:10
3. "Yoga Is As Yoga Does" Fred Burch and Gerald Nelson September 29, 1966 2:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "You Gotta Stop" Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, Florence Kaye September 29, 1966 2:20
2. "Sing You Children" Fred Burch and Gerald Nelson September 28, 1966 2:00
3. "I'll Take Love" Dolores Fuller and Mark Barker September 28, 1966 2:13

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Easy Come, Easy Go [EP] - Elvis Presley". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  2. ^ Carr, Roy; Farren, Mick (1982). Elvis: The Illustrated Record. New York: Harmony Books. p. 107. ISBN 0517539799.  ISBN 9780517539798
  3. ^ Worth, Fred L., and Tamerius, Steve D. Elvis: His Life from A to Z. New York: Contemporary Books, 1990; pp. 282, 426-427.
  4. ^ Carr and Farren, op. cit., p. 107
  5. ^ Jorgensen, Elvis Presley A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998; pp. 222-224
  6. ^ Elvis Recordings.com session entry, 'No Elvis Vocal'
  7. ^ Jorgensen, Elvis Presley A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998; p. 223.
  8. ^ a b Jorgensen, Elvis Presley A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998; p. 224.
  9. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/rcx7187