The later sixties were a terrible period for Elvis & Elvis fans alike. The pop music scene was full of true creativity. In mid 1965 Bob Dylan was recording 'Blonde On Blonde' while Elvis was recording 'Paradise Hawaiian Style'! The Beach Boys were working with multi-tracks and orchestras on the astounding 'Pet Sounds' and the Beatles responded with 'Sgt. Pepper'. Meanwhile The Colonel had 'His Boy' recording 'Smorgasbord', 'Old MacDonald', 'Yoga is as Yoga Does' and appearing in the worst films of his whole career!
From 1965 until the 1968 'Comeback Special' Elvis appeared to have totally lost his way. Slight glimpses of hope such as 'Guitar Man' didn't break into the Top 40 and even then that would be followed by the dreadful 'Speedway'.
'So High' is the final instalment in FTD's close look at Elvis Presley's sixties recordings in Nashville and focuses on those "terrible years" 1966 –1968
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So High - Elvis Presley CD
Tracklisting : Run On -take 6 2:27; Stand By Me - take 2 2:41; Down In The Alley - take 6 2:48 ; Tomorrow Is A Long Time - take 2 5:50 ; Love Letters - take 8 3:12 ; So High - take 1 2:12 ; By And By - take 9 2:01; Somebody Bigger Than You And I - take 11 2:36 ; Without Him - take 1 2:55 ; If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side - take 6 1:39 ; Come What May - take 2 1:53 ; I'll Remember You - take 2 4:10 ; Guitar Man – take 9 2:31 ;Mine - take 4 3:03 ; Singing Tree - take 1 3:04 ; Just Call Me Lonesome - takes 3,4 2:19 ; Hi-Heel Sneakers - take 5 4:54 ; You Don't Know Me - take 2 2:48 ;We Call On Him - take 2 2:36 ; You'll Never Walk Alone - take 1 5:26 ; Jam 0:26 ; Stay Away - take 6 2:22 ; U.S. Male - take 11 3:00 ; Too Much Monkey Business - takes 4, 10 4:20 ; Going Home - take 29 2:28.