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Author Archive: Troy Yeary

“Elvis Song Of The Year” for 2013

According to iTunes, out of 3,572 unique Elvis tracks in my collection, the one I played most often in 2013 was “Stay Away,” the flip side of “U.S. Male” in 1968. I played the track 22 times. Based on the traditional melody of “Greensleeves,” which also inspired the 19th century Christmas classic “What Child Is …

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In The Station/The Season Of Light

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” The Mystery Train Blog is currently on hiatus while I am busy in the offline world. I hope to return in 2014 with some occasional posts. Until that time, here’s hoping you have a Wonderful Christmas and a Merry New Year!

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Why STAY AWAY, JOE is better than it used to be

REVIEW: Stay Away, Joe (2013 FTD Edition) CD I never quite know what to make of Stay Away, Joe. The first time I tried to watch the movie as a teenager in the early 1990s, I couldn’t get past the non-stop party scene near the beginning. The whole thing just seemed so unbearable. Yet, over …

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iTunes Speedway: Race for the Elvis Cup

On the iTunes Speedway Ever since I finished backing up all of my Elvis music to iTunes, I have been wanting to do some number-crunching. I usually rate a song when I first place it on iTunes, using the built-in star ratings of 1-5 (I reserve 0 stars to mean “not yet rated”). I then …

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Triple Elvis powers a fresh vision of ALOHA FROM HAWAII

WARNING: This review contains major spoilers for Aloha From Hawaii: 40th Anniversary Edition. Elvis Presley’s 1973 Aloha From Hawaii television special still stands as a significant milestone in his legendary career. The January 14 concert aired live via satellite to certain parts of the world.  Over the next several months, it aired in other locations, …

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A Fleeting Moment

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” –Thomas Campbell

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We can solve the mystery if we try

Frequent commenter Ray Faithfull recently emailed me the following mystery: I watched a clip posted on facebook for the song “We Can Make The Morning”….then it dawned on me that it was longer than the Now album release and the FTD release by almost 30 seconds..I figured you would be the person to go to …

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