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From Elvis in Memphis is the thirty-fifth studio album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records. It was recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis in January and February 1969 under the direction of producer Chips Moman and backed by its house band, informally known as "The Memphis Boys". Following the success of Presley's 1968 Christmas television special and its soundtrack, the album marked Presley's return to non-soundtrack albums after the completion of his film contract with Paramount Pictures.
Presley's entourage convinced him to leave the RCA studios and record this album at American Sound, a new Memphis studio at the peak of a hit-producing streak. The reason for going to Moman's studio was for the soul sound of the house band, 'the Memphis Boys'. The predominance of country songs among those recorded in these sessions gives them the feel of the "country soul" style. This impression is emphasized by the frequent use of the dobro in the arrangements. In any case, the Memphis Boys have a solidly southern soul sound.
From Elvis in Memphis was released in June 1969 to favorable reviews. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, number two on the country charts and number one in the United Kingdom, and its single "In the Ghetto" reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1970. In later years, it garnered further favorable reviews, while it was ranked number 190 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The Original Album
[Original] Side 1
01 Wearin' That Loved On Look 2:28
02 Only The Strong Survive 2:44
03 I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) 4:35
04 Long Black Limousine 3:45
05 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' 2:40
06 I'm Movin' On 2:56
[Original] Side 2
13 Wearin' That Loved On Look (takes 3,10) 3:45
14 Only The Strong Survive (take 1) 2:27
15 Long Black Limousine (take 6) 4:32
16 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' (takes 1,2) 4:22
17 I'm Movin' On (takes 1,2) 3:39
18 Power Of My Love (take 1) 3:14
19 After Loving You (take 2) 3:43
20 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 2) 2:37
21 Any Day Now (takes 1,2) 3:40
22 In The Ghetto (take 1) 2:56
23 In The Ghetto (takes 2,3) 4:06
24 In The Ghetto (take 4) 2:58
01 Long Black Limousine (takes 7,8,9/M) 5:02
02 Wearin' That Loved On Look (takes 12,13,14) 4:53
03 In The Ghetto (take 11) 3:19
04 In The Ghetto (take 13) 2:53
05 In The Ghetto (take 20) 3:04
06 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 4) 2:33
07 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (takes 6,7) 4:37
08 Power Of My Love (takes 2,3) 3:18
09 Power Of My Love (take 6) 3:56
10 After Loving You (take 3) 3:41
11 Only The Strong Survive (takes 17,20fs, 21,22) 4:36
12 Any Day Now (takes 3,4) 5:16
13 Wearin' That Loved On Look 3:07
14 I'm Movin' On (with steel-guitar overdub) 2:57
15 Gentle On My Mind (with track replacement overdubs.) 3:42
16 In The Ghetto 3:06
17 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 3:16
18 Power Of My Love 3:08
19 After Loving You 3:15
20 Only The Strong Survive 3:22
21 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' 3:11
22 Any Day Now 3:15
Recorded at sessions on January 13-16 & 20-23 and February 17-22, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis.
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Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano); Reggie Young (guitar); John Hughey (steel guitar); The Memphis Horns (horns); Bobby Wood (piano); Bobby Emmons (organ); Ed Hollis (harmonica); Mike Leech, Tom Cogbill (bass); Gene Chrisman (drums); Mary Greene, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Sonja Montgomery, Mildred Kirkham, Dolores Edgin, Joe Babcock, Hurschel Wiginton (background vocals). Recorded at American Studios, Memphis, Tennessee in January & February 1969. Includes liner notes by Peter Guralnick, Colin Escott.
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