This compilation album brings together the very best recordings of Elvis Presley’s work in the Folk and Country genres from 1966-1973. The collection includes masters from Elvis’ sessions at RCA Victor’s Studio B in Nashville in May 1971, a period from which material penned by several folk writers surfaced spontaneously amid Presley’s gospel and holiday recordings. Ranging from Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” in 1966 to then-contemporary pop-folk such as “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues” in 1973, this extraordinary anthology finds Elvis in an introspective mood, masterfully creating definitive versions of iconic compositions that resonated deeply and personally with him.
Le Retour D'Elvis / His Hand In Mine
The VPI label has announced a new double 180 grams’ vinyl; "Le Retour D'Elvis / His Hand In Mine". This is due for release on Record Store Day, April 16, 2016 and is limited to 1000 worldwide. A reproduction of the original French insert is included.
Tracks Le Retour D'Elvis: Side A: 1. Make Me Know It (take 17 & 18) - 2. Fever (take 1) - 3. The Girl Of My Best Friend (take 9) - 4. I Will Be Home Again (take 4) - 5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling (take 1) - 6. Thrill Of Your Love (take s 1 & 2) - Side B: 1. Soldier Boy (take 11) - 2. Such A Night (take 1) - 3. It Feels So Right (take 2) - 4. The Girl Next Door Went A'Walking (take 3) - 5. Like A Baby (take 2) - 6. Reconsider Baby (take 2).
Tracks His Hand In Mine: Side A: 1. His Hand In Mine (take 5) - 2. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs (take 5) - 3. In My Father's House (take 7) - 4. Milky White Way (takes 4 & 5) - 5. Known Only To Him (take 5) - 6. I Believe In The Man In The Sky (take 1) – Side B: 1. Joshua Fit The Battle (take 1) - 2. Jesus Knows What I Need (take 8) - 3. Swing Down Sweet Chariot (takes 2, 3) - 4. Mansion Over The Hilltop (take 1) - 5. If We Never Meet Again (take 1) - 6. Working On The Building (take 2).
Other Record Store Day releases from the UK based Memphis Recording Service:
- 'Live In The 50's - The Complete Tour Recordings'
- 'The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956'
- 'Such A Night In Pearl Harbor'