Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22 - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen

Sony Legacy released a third digital single of 'I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen' through various streaming services and uploaded an official lyric video to various platforms. The single is a preview for the upcoming 'Elvis Back In Nashville' set which is due November 12, 2021. 

On May 20, 1971 in the early hours of the morning, having laid down a few tracks for his up-coming Gospel album, Elvis sat down at the piano on his own and trying to relive the emotion of singing alone in Graceland, Elvis sang three old favourites for his studio friends. 

These were two by Ivory Joe Hunter 'It's Still Here' and 'I Will Be True' plus an old classic 'I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen'. Elvis singing alone playing piano in Studio B was a totally unique situation and was luckily recorded by RCA. Elvis only sang the one take.

Description of the complete CD set: What turned out to be Elvis Presley's final Nashville session brought music that was originally overlooked. The original recordings found their way onto the holiday-themed 'Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas' (1971), the gospel 'He Touched Me' (1972), 'Elvis Now' (1972) and 'Elvis' (1973). Yet, to hear this music, a half century after it was recorded - now wiped of overdubs - reveals some of the most compelling singing of Presley's career. There may not be a better set of tracks in his catalogue that benefits more from un-dubbing the masters. No longer weighted down, Elvis shines.

10 Years Later

The Danish Memphis Mansion Record label released the LP and double CD 'Ten years After', celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Memphis Mansion. 

CD 1 contains tracks by Elvis, CD 2 tributes to Elvis by artist with a relation to the Danish fan club.
Disc 1 Elvis Presley: We're Gonna Move / Working On The Building / There's Always Me / A World Of Our Own / This Is Living / Riding The rainbow / Loving You / I'm Yours / Home Is Where The Heart Is / It Feels So Right / Fountain Of Love / Mansion Over The Hilltop.

Disc 2 Tributes: Maarten Jansen - Welcome To My World / Stephen Ackles - It's Over / Ronnie McDowell - Tupelo´s Too Far / Stan Urban - Why Can't They Leave Him Alone / Dennis Jale - My Boy / Paul Ansell - Pieces Of My Life / Bill Baize - When It's My Time / Red West - If Everyday Was Like Christmas / Imperials - This Train (Is Bound For Glory) / The Sweet Inspirations - Sweet Inspiration.

(Source: Elvis Presley on YouTube / Spotify / Elvis Information network / Memphis Mansion)