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How Great Thou Art [CD]

Elvis Presley Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (22 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000026F8Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,321 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. How Great Thou Art
2. In The Garden
3. Somebody Bigger Than You And I
4. Farther Along
5. Stand By Me
6. Without Him
7. So High
8. Where Could I Go But To The Lord
9. By And By
10. If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side
11. Run On
12. Where No One Stands Alone
13. Crying In The Chapel

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic gospel album 9 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
A classic Elvis Presley album, cut at the May 1966 studio sessions in Nashville, the first under the supervision of producer Felton Jarvis, who would be fundamental in the latter part of Elvis' career. Released amidst a series of formula movie soundtracks, the inspired "How Great Thou Art" appeared as a beacon of hope and the harbinger of artistic revitalization that would eventually result in Elvis' comeback of 1968/69.
The album, grouping 12 traditional religious songs recorded at the May 1966 session, plus "Crying In The Chapel" from 1960, is a treat from start to end. Outstandingly sung and superbly crafted, it earned Elvis a Grammy Award. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gospel Gold 27 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
From 1962 to 1966 Elvis recorded hardly anything but substandard film soundtracks. He was growing increasingly frustrated with the weak material presented to him and craved a project that would harness his talent and arouse his interest: 'How Great Thou Art' was that project.

According to close friends, if he could have done, Elvis would have recorded nothing but Gospel. He would often warm-up for shows, and wind-down afterwards, by singing Gospel songs at the piano. This deep love of spiritual music shines through on this landmark album from 1967.

Presley is in tremendous voice on these songs, singing with power and dexterity, investing his performances with gravitas and sincerity. He often acts as the lead voice in a choir comprising the Jordannaires and The Imperial Quartet.

The faster numbers, such as 'Run On', 'So High', 'By And By' and 'If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side' have a bright, Sunday morning 'revival' atmosphere, and are delivered with bounce and brio.

But it is on the slower tracks that Elvis really excels. The tone of songs like 'Where No-one Stands Alone', 'Where Could I Go But To The Lord', 'Stand By Me' and 'Without Him' is confessional or beseeching and must have appealed to a man going through a personal and artistic crisis. His performances on these, and the outstanding title track, are deeply moving.

You don't have to be a believer (I'm an atheist myself) to enjoy, even be touched by, the songs on 'How Great Thou Art'. They present another fascinating side to Presley's musical personality, one that deserves to be better known.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT!!! 11 Feb 2004
By Heather Negahdar VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I'm so addicted to this CD it isn't funny.
I know when most people think of Elvis Presley they think of Rock N'Roll, but he was a very talented and versatile entertainer and did manage to do some spirituals as well. This one in particular is my favourite, and I like to play it when I'm dressing for work in the morning which allows the music to stay in my head right through the day.
Sung with deep devotion with that smooth velvet voice; I just
cannot resist:-
1.Somebody Bigger Than You and I
2.Farther Along
3.Stand By Me
4.If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side
5.Where No One Stands Alone
and the beat goes on.
I love this CD and recommend it for those who have not tried the spiritual side of Elvis. A wonderful gift for a friend!!!
Heather P. Marshall
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the master 19 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
elvis proves here that he could sing the phonebook and make you listen. there are 3 cds in this collection of all his gospel recordings which you might think is too much for any listener to take in. an unbelievable 87 songs!! some artists dont record 27 songs in their lifetime. but such is the quality of this that it don`t matter what the subject material is. ok some of the lyrics are hard to understand but if you are even the slightest fan of the best male vocalist of the last millenium then you must buy this now. my favourite song is "stand by me" which is on cd1. a must at my funeral. awesome!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music 8 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In 1966 the Beatles broke new ground with the legendary "Revolver"; and in turn Brian Wilson came up one better with "Pet Sounds."
But whilst all this was going on, Elvis eased into the studio, away from Hollywood and efortlessly made the masterful "How Great Thou art."
This is a classic album of gospel standards, performed by a man who never had to try, it just happened.
The title track is astonsishing, gently sung with wonderful arrangement and backing, whilst "Run On" is fast paced and edgy.
"Crying in The Chapel" is a bonus track from 1961; this was a huge huge hit in 65; #1 in Britain and #3 in America, selling millions.
This is a great multi-platinum album, and is music making at it's finest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How great thou art 7 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What a lovely album , Elvis was a brill rock and roller , but I liked his quiet ballads best and this Gospel C,D is really lovely
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4.0 out of 5 stars How Great Thou Art 25 April 2013
By tobykin
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Elvis Presley sings this hymn beautifully and with such emotion that it transports one to another world. I gave it to a friend as a present and he also agrees with me on its quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 7 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Loved this CD but there again I love Elvis music, maybe not for everyone, but he is amazing no matter what he sings
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