I recently picked up an old FTD from the year 2000, one of their first releases. The CD is called In A Private Moment. It contains home recordings from 1959-1966. I played it for the first time today and listened to what has to be the weirdest Elvis song I’ve heard to this point. Which is saying something, because I’ve heard some pretty strange stuff over the years.
It’s track 13, “Moonlight Sonata.” While someone plays the Beethoven piece on the piano, Elvis and others accompany with various vocal tones: “Duhhhh duhhhh duhhhhhh….”
At first, I was tempted to just skip to the next track, but then it became oddly compelling.
I could actually imagine this somber, dark track being used as mood music during a horror movie. Maybe an Elvis-themed horror movie that includes both “Cotton Candy Land” and “Moonlight Sonata”?