For me, Elvis’ devotional lullaby walks the line between dreamy and dreary a little too finely. The arrangement is immaculate – lulling harmonies; carefully-placed twangs – but the melody and performance are a little too sedate. Perhaps I’d prefer it if the hints of abjection in the lyrics were more than that – for someone pledging his whole life and talking of sin, Presley never sounds like there’s much at stake.

Score: 5

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