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Bringing It Back

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Basic Stats

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Written by: Gregg Gordon

Recorded: March 12, 1975, RCA Studio C, Hollywood
Released master is take 4.

Single:w/ "Pieces Of My Life", PB-10401, September 30, 1975

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#65 on Billboard Country chart

1st LP release: Today - May 7, 1975
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My Spin

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"Bringing It Back" was a minor country hit for Brenda Lee at the same time Elvis' Today album was on the charts. Although Elvis recorded it and released it first on the album, Brenda's single was released before Elvis' single. In any case, this isn't a blockbuster tune to begin with and Elvis doesn't elevate it much. Still, I like it as a nice laid-back country song. It's just that Elvis has done a lot better. The Oak Ridge Boys also had a hit with this one in the early 1980s.

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

[comparing with "And I Love You So"]..."Bringin' It Back" is even less memorable...

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

One of the tunes haphazardly selected for the Today LP.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982

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Check out other opinions at Rate Your Music

...while the country reinvention of the Pointer Sisters' "Fairytale" and the soulful rendition of Gregg Gordon's "Bringin' It Back" are expert adult contemporary -- gorgeous and skirting the edges of being overwrought...

from the AllMusic review of the Today album.

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"Bringing It Back" Lyrics and Downloads

If I can never see you, if I can never hold you
If I can never touch your face or feel your warm embrace
I still remember talkin', I still remember laughin'
I still remember lovin' you a lot and touchin' you

Only bringin' it back, only just bringin' it back
A familiar face, a familiar face just brings it all back
Everything's bringin' it back, good songs bringin' it back
Even after so much time, everything's bringin' it back

Thinkin' in my solitude, wonderin' about your attitude
Thinkin' maybe that your love has died
There it is, I can see it in your eyes
A look of sweet surrender, a touch of too much sadness
'Cause I've hurt you so, you know your sorrow shows
You just can't stay, but you can't let go
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Yea! Classic '70s Ballad!

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