- Audio CD (18 April 1992)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: RCA
- ASIN: B000024RMB
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 269,184 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Recording at RCA's Studio C in Los Angeles between 10th and 12th March 1975, the session proved to be the last time Elvis Presley would record in an actual studio. He kicks off with T-R-O-U-B-L-E and you can tell immediately that he means business. This is his heaviest and fastest rock track of the 70's. He just attacks it head on. No one else can deliver with the same aggression. And the 'hiccup' sounds at the end are mesmerising.
AND I LOVE YOU SO comes next and Elvis does true justice to this classic. Just listen to that voice. Suddenly you are a ballads fan! SUSAN WHEN SHE TRIED would have sounded too country but Elvis turns it into a brilliant country-rock piece. It ranks as one of my favourites here. WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE takes you into another world as backing vocals come in very prominently and beautifully here.
The rest of the album is truly superb with notable outstanding tracks such as, well, all of them. Just listen to the phenomenal power of SHAKE A HAND and decide for yourself if this is a blues, rock or gospel - or the emotion-filled PIECES OF MY LIFE. The beautiful FAIRYTALE shows us how country music should sound - Presley style!
Next the Billy Swan number I CAN HELP and you can sense how much Elvis is into it just by that powerhouse ending.Read more ›
"Elvis Today" should be up there and talked about in the same breath and context as other classic seventies Elvis albums such as "Elvis Country", "That's The Way It Is", "As Recorded at Madison Square Garden", "Aloha From Hawaii" and "Live on Stage In Memphis 1974".
There's a great mix of rock, country, r&b and ballads with such great studio performances as "And I Love You So", "Shake A Hand", "Susan When She Tried", "Pieces of My Life" and "I Can Help". This 2-CD release is a great addition to any fans collection because included on the second disc are the original session mixes of all the songs on the album - the way it was intended to release them before EP had a change of heart in favour of overdubbing all the tracks.
Nevertheless, whether you are a fan of the original album or the original session mixes of the album you are guaranteed an enjoyable listen as 'The King' works his way through some of his final best studio performances of his career. There are some out-takes included here too which boost the value for money rating of this FTD release.
A Good Purchase!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the last studio recording elvis ever did. but it proves he still had it. some great songs some outsanding songs trouble/woman without love/I can help/and I love you so . Read morePublished 2 months ago by leslie charlton
First of all FTD MESS UP THE ART WORK OF THIS ALBUM
LOOKS LIKE A POOR PHOTO COPY SLEEVE. ...having said all that it's got nice sound and is enjoyable
A superb and under rated Elvis album. The addition of the original session mixes and a live recording from 1975 make this a must have.Published 5 months ago by Grant Baensch
Had this a long time ago on vynil. Forgotten how much I liked it.Published 7 months ago by Kathleen W.
Late Elvis and therefore sadly neglected but there are some beautiful songs on this album and it deserves to be more widely heard.The standout track is Fairytale.Published 9 months ago by David Gibbs