- Audio CD (22 Mar. 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
- Label: Sony Music Cmg
- ASIN: B00004T0UT
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- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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From Elvis In Memphis Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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(2000/BMG) 18 Tracks - The original 1969 album plus 6 bonus tracks! - ALL MUSIC GUIDE ***** 'Presley returned to Memphis, recording 30-odd songs in Chips Moman's American Studios in 1969, leading to his artistic and commercial surgence and what may be his single greatest album. A brilliant selection of material, Elvis sings like his life depended on it.'!
Wearin'That Loved On Look
Only The Strong Survive
I'll Hold You In My Heart
Long Black Limousine
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
I'm Movin' On
Power Of My Love
Gentle On My Mind
After Loving You
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Any Day Now
In The Ghetto
The Fair Is Moving On
You'll Think Of Me
Don't Cry Daddy
Mama Liked The Roses
In January 1969, Elvis Presley was still mighty fired up from the success of his legendary NBC-TV "comeback" special, which had aired only a little over a month before. Eager to record some relevant music after a decade of, for the most part, horrible movie soundtracks, Presley entered Chip Loman's famous (122 chart hits in three years at the time) American Studio in Memphis to jam with the also famous house band. Several hit singles would come from these sessions, including "Suspicious Minds", "Don't Cry Daddy", "In the Ghetto", and "Kentucky Rain". From Elvis in Memphis is the first of two albums that came from the American recordings--and it's slightly better than Back in Memphis, including as it does "Long Black Limousine" (about a huge star returning to a small hometown in a hearse, and a song many Presley obituaries would late quote) and a cover of Chuck Willis's "Any Day Now" that actually tops the original. It's worth noting that all the tracks from the American Sessions are available on the box set From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60s Masters. --Bill Holdship
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For the current CD release six more songs from the Memphis sessions (the hits "Suspicious Minds", "Kentucky Rain", "Don't Cry Daddy", among others) were added.
The album starts strongly with "Wearin That Loved On Look" and "Only the Strong Survive" and just keeps going. Now of special note here are "After Loving You", "True Love Travels On A Gravel Road" (one of the best Elvis recordings not released as an A-side single), "Any Day Now" are presented here with the best sound I've ever heard for these reecordings. This includes the 60's Masters Volume 1 box set.
Any album that boasts "In The Ghetto" as it's closing track is always going to be a masterpiece.
"Back In Memphis" continues in the same vein. "Inherit The Wind" and "This Is The Story" rank alongside "True Love Travels On A Gravel Road". Elvis was rejunivated as a mature superstar at the time of these recordings and leaves no one in doubt who is the "The King".
The legacy edition then concludes with a run through of the singles master from the time allowing "Suspicious Minds", "Don't Cry Daddy", "Rubberneckin'" (original version) and "Kentucky Rain" to be brought into the mix.
Individually the albums were fantastic, put them together on this legacy set with the extras, and you have an unsurpassed master.
I was surprised that he had such a diverse his musical and vocal range. He sings R&B, soul and pop at his most sensual and sexiest, and country at his heartbreaking mold. This man is a genius, he deserved much better at the time of the original release.
This double CD is a 'must have' in any Elvis collection. Also, the booklet has fantastic photos of the King and good history of how the memphis sessions came about. Its great value for money ! You will not regret it !
Elvis Presley’s Memphis sessions proved that sometimes you can go home again. It was January 1969, and Elvis had not recorded in his hometown since leaving Sun Records for RCA in 1955. But the renewed focus and ambition sparked by his wildly successful TV comeback special the previous month propelled him back into a Memphis studio, where in just two weeks of sessions, he made some of the most memorable and artistically satisfying music of his career.
This burst of inspired creativity resulted in the critically acclaimed album From Elvis In Memphis and its companion LP Back In Memphis. “Suspicous Minds,” “In The Ghetto,”
“Don’t Cry Daddy,” and “Kentucky Rain” were among the unforgettable hits that results.
There is also an excellent informative booklet many gorgeous pictures. I learned from the liner notes that “In The Ghetto” was not without its own troubles. Written by the soon-to-be performer Mac Davis, the song’s political content (gentle, almost vapid by today’s standards) unnerved some of Elvis’ friends, apparently worried that he would alienate his fan base – byu taking a stand against a cycle of poverty and violence. (The Comeback Special’s “If I Can Dream” was more political than this song, and it had been praised.) Moman, employing some of the psychology that any real producer keeps in his quiver, declared that it would be a perfect song for Rosie Grier or Roy Hamilton (a childhood hero of Elvis). Elvis did not have to be asked twice to perform this song. His performance, unadorned, passionate, empathetic, is a masterpiece - and a hit. In hindsight the reservations about the song seem laughable, but only few short months earlier, Elvis’ people had him singing “Dominic” to a bull!
The audio was very well remastered with no hiss. Elvis’ voice was front in the center. If you should buy these two albums on CDs individually, firstly, the sound would be much more inferior, 2) there is no booklet and bonus tracks.
This RCA Legacy Edition series is very well done. Other legacy editions include Elvis (legacy edition), Elvis Is Back, and Elvis Country, all very well done.
Elvis is our king, with 165 charted singles and 130 charted albums. This Legacy Edition set gave me beautifully remastered music (with bonus tracks) and a great booklet. Somehow, I do not feel that I am being squeezed by the music industry to the last drop of my hard-earned dollar. I feel very satisfied. This set is highly recommended.
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