The other side of the romantic coin from A
Valentine Gift for You, released five months earlier, Always on My
Mind was a concept compilation album given over to breakup songs.
Especially after his own divorce in 1972, Presley showed a real
affection for maudlin, self-pitying material like "Don't Cry Daddy"
(actually recorded in January 1969 and a Top Ten hit), "You Gave Me
a Mountain" (recorded in February 1973), and, of course, the
excuse-filled title track (recorded in March 1972, the month after
he was legally separated from his wife). It's all here; put it on,
raise a glass, and cry in your beer.(AllMusic Review by William