The Full Wiki

A Little Less Conversation: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"A Little Less Conversation"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side A Little Less Conversation
B-side Almost in Love
Released 1968
Format Single
Recorded March 7, 1968
Length 2:28
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Mac Davis and Billy Strange
Producer Elvis Presley

"A Little Less Conversation" is a song (written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange) originally recorded by Elvis Presley for the movie Live a Little, Love a Little in 1968. It was released by RCA Victor as a single in September 1968. The initial release reached #69 on the Top 100 Billboard Singles charts. It was recorded on March 7, 1968 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA. This session marked the first time Elvis recorded with a live orchestra in the studio. It was first released on the RCA Camden budget label LP "Almost In Love" in November 1970.

Contents

Different versions released

The single version was take 16 and was also used for the soundtrack of the film Live a Little, Love a Little. The version released later on the album is take 10, which is 1 second longer in duration. The reason for this is unknown, but RCA did that several times on different songs for other budget releases.

The song was also featured in the films Ocean's 11, and Jackass Number Two.

Re-recording for the ELVIS television special

In June 1968, Presley re-recorded the song for the soundtrack of Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special, though this track was not used in the program and was officially released by RCA in the 1990s. The initial idea for the show went through many changes during the recording process. One idea was to have Elvis sing a medley of some of his movie songs for one of the staged segments of the show. However, it was decided to use more contemporary songs and so "A Little Less Conversation" was chosen. The track was recorded on June 23, 1968. Elvis recorded a vocal overdub at a later date along with backup vocals from The Blossoms.[1]

JXL Remix

"A Little Less Conversation"
Single by Elvis Presley vs. JXL
from the album Radio JXL: A Broadcast from the Computer Hell Cabin
Released September 24, 2002
Format CD Single
Genre Big Beat
Length 3:30
Writer(s) Mac Davis and Billy Strange
Producer JXL/Ad Bradley
Certification Platinum (BPI)

In 2002, the song recorded for the TV Special and not the original version, was remixed by Junkie XL for the NIKE Football World Cup advertising campaign and went on to become a Number 1 hit in over 20 countries.[2] At about the same time, a compilation of Presley's U.S. Number 1 chart hits, entitled ELV1S 30 #1 Hits, was being prepared for release. At the last minute, "A Little Less Conversation" (Remix Version) was added as the album's 31st track just before its release in October 2002. This version is also used as the Main Title Theme for the television show "Las Vegas" that used to air on NBC.

End Of Decade positions

Chart (2000-2009) Position
UK Singles Chart 31[3]

References

  1. ^ http://www.elvisrecordings.com
  2. ^ http://www.infoplease.com/spot/elvis1.html
  3. ^ Radio 1 Chart of the Decade, as presented by Nihal on Tuesday 29th December 2009
Preceded by
"Without Me" by Eminem
ARIA (Australia) number one single
June 23, 2002 - July 7, 2002
Succeeded by
"Without Me" by Eminem
Preceded by
"Without Me" by Eminem
ARIA (Australia) number one single
July 28, 2002
Succeeded by
"A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton
Preceded by
"Light My Fire" by Will Young
UK Singles Chart number one single
June 16, 2002 - July 13, 2002
Succeeded by
"Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" by Gareth Gates
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message