Released today by the Hard Luck import-label is the compilation CD "I Am Going To Have To Play The Piano On This". This release is limited to 300 copies.
From the press-release:
From his earliest recordings, Elvis would sit at the studio piano and get in the mood for a session by singing some of the old and great songs. Sometimes he would go to the piano between takes or between songs, perhaps to center himself by returning to his roots. Fans have always greatly enjoyed the survived recordings of Elvis at the piano, although strangely enough a full album of these recordings was never released. Until now....
Housed in a stunning jewel case with 8 page full color booklet with great ‘Elvis at the piano’ pics and liner notes, this is a release you simply can’t ignore. It has a very limited edition of only 300 copies.
1. Introduction by Elvis / After Loving You ( take 2 ) 2. Old Shep ( take 5 ) 3. ( There’ll Be ) Peace In The Valley ( For Me ) ( take 1 ) 4. Playing For Keeps 5. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck ( piano overdub ) 6. The Fool ( home recording, 1959 ) 7. What Now My Love ( home recording, 1966 ) 8. Beyond The Reef ( undubbed master ) 9. If I Loved You ( home recording, 1966 ) 10. You’ll Never Walk Alone ( take 2 ) 11. I’ll Hold You In My Heart ( unedited master ) 12. Blueberry Hill / Lawdy Miss Clawdy ( Live, FEB 23 1970 CS ) 13. I Will Be True ( unedited master ) 14. It’s Still Here ( take 5 ) 15. I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen ( undubbed master ) 16. Rags To Riches ( Live, Pittsburgh, DEC 31, 1976 ) 17. Where No One Stands Alone ( Live, February 16, 1977) 17. Unchained Melody ( Live, Rapid City, June 21, 1977 – undubbed )
Bonus - MGM Rehearsal July 15, 1970:
18. How The Web Was Woven / Mona Lisa / My Wish Came True