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I'll Remember You

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Kuiokalaani Lee

I'll remember you
Long after this endless summer has gone
I'll be lonely oh so lonely
Living only to remember you

I'll remember too
Your voice as soft as the warm summer breeze
Your sweet laughter, mornings after
Ever after, I'll remember you

To your arms someday I'll return to stay
Till then I will remember too
Every bright start we made wishes upon
Love me always, promise always
Oooh, you'll remember too

I'll remember you

Recordingdate: 1966/06/10, first released on: Spinout (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I'll Remember You:

(steel guitar)


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burninglove92 wrote on December 10, 2008
The Studio version of this is just fantastic but his live version are just something else. I really love his 1975 versions however 1973 versions are still fantastic. Elvis showing his emotion. Got You Elvis
Deano1 wrote on February 21, 2010
The studio version recorded in 1966 and included on the LP "Spinout" as a bonus song is good (Elvis fails to hold a couple of notes and seems to be having problems finding the right key to sing it in), but the live versions are excellent (72, 73 and 75). 3 stars for the original and 5 stars for the live versions.
Steve V wrote on April 26, 2011
Very fine ballad. Miles ahead of the movie ballads at the time.
Pedro Nuno wrote on May 01, 2011
The first version I’ve heard from this song was the outstanding performance Elvis gave in Madison Square Garden, released in the L.P. Legendary Performer vol.4. What to say, in face of such perfection: the voice, the music the crowd reaction... Simply a piece of heaven. Also like the Aloha and the Original version, but that one, from MSG is one of the best ballads ever performed live by anyone in Rock history and there’s a video of it in Youtube!!!
Natha wrote on June 26, 2012
I really loved the LP version at the time it was released. A great bonus amidst the general movie songs. Goes without too much saying that the live versions 72 and 73 are just as superb.
Gorse wrote on December 25, 2012
I rate this song very highly both in the studio and in live. I think the live performances in Aloha, and Madison edge out the studio version as they seem to have more atmosphere and feeling, and Elvis seems to gain something extra from the interaction with a live audience.
sugartummy wrote on March 24, 2013
Wasn't the author of this song the reason for the Aloha special? I think he died of cancer and some of the money made from the show did go to the treatment of cancer. I'm not sure about this, but Elvis did do this song on the Aloha show. That version is even better then the studio one.
shoesuedeblues wrote on June 02, 2015
A missed opportunity by RCA for a big hit, he needed one too around this time.
NONE000000 wrote on June 03, 2015
One of Elvis' finest ballads--though that is a crowded field. Every version he has done is excellent--Studio version, Aloha, Aloha rehearsal and Madison Square Garden---as well as all the FTD releases this appears on. It is a personal favorite of mine, especially the long studio version. It might well have been a hit single if it had been a single at all. In 1966 the music charts may have been full of The Beatles, Dylan and the Stones doing their version of Rock and Folk, but even then, Elvis could knock it out of the park with a ballad like this, in a way no one else could, before or since.
TheMemphisFan wrote on June 03, 2015
I like the edited/shortened version that first appeared as a bonus song on the "Spinout" album in 1966, but... if released as a single in '66 or '67, I honestly feel that it wouldn't have done any better on the charts than "Love Letters" or "Indescribably Blue".
ElvisSacramento wrote on June 03, 2015
This is by far one of the most beautiful ballads that I've ever heard and Elvis' studio and concert renditions of this gem were all spectacular. This love song should've been a major hit for Elvis on the charts here in the USA, but sadly it never was. 5 Stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on March 08, 2019
This is a no brainer! 5-stars. One of his best recorded ballads; unfortunately during the mid 1960's if memory serves me correct, which means an excellent album cut but no way would it have made it onto the charts based upon what was going on during this period. The inclusion on the "Spinout" soundtrack was a good idea increasing the relevance of that album.
JerryNodak wrote on March 08, 2019
I love the edited version on the Spinout soundtrack. 4 stars. If released as a single at the time it probably would have landed somewhere between 20-30. Give or take.
DerekH wrote on June 18, 2020
This is a great recording, wasted on the Spinout album..
bajo wrote on September 17, 2020
Beautiful! Elvis was in good voice when he laid down his vocal on the three songs on june 12th 1966. I'll Remember You, Indescribably Blue and If Every Day Was Like Christmas. Nice that he did the song justice live in concert also!
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