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From Elvis in Memphis
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Album: From Elvis in Memphis
# Song Title   Time
1)    Wearin' That Loved On Look More Info... 0:02
2)    Only the Strong Survive More Info... 0:02
3)    I'll Hold You in My Heart More Info... 0:04
4)    Long Black Limousine More Info... 0:03
5)    It Keeps Right On A-hurtin' More Info... 0:02
6)    I'm Movin' On More Info... 0:03
7)    Power of My Love More Info... 0:02
8)    Gentle On My Mind More Info... 0:03
9)    After Loving You More Info... 0:03
10)    True Love Travels On a Gravel Road More Info... 0:02
11)    Any Day Now More Info... 0:03
12)    In the Ghetto More Info... 0:02
13)    The Fair Is Moving On More Info... 0:03
14)    Suspicious Minds More Info... 0:04
15)    You'll Think of Me More Info... 0:04
16)    Don't Cry Daddy More Info... 0:02
17)    Kentucky Rain More Info... 0:03
18)    Mama Liked the Roses More Info... 0:02
 

Album: From Elvis in Memphis
# Song Title   Time
1)    Wearin' That Loved On Look More Info... 0:02
2)    Only the Strong Survive More Info... 0:02
3)    I'll Hold You in My Heart More Info... 0:04
4)    Long Black Limousine More Info... 0:03
5)    It Keeps Right On A-hurtin' More Info... 0:02
6)    I'm Movin' On More Info... 0:03
7)    Power of My Love More Info... 0:02
8)    Gentle On My Mind More Info... 0:03
9)    After Loving You More Info... 0:03
10)    True Love Travels On a Gravel Road More Info... 0:02
11)    Any Day Now More Info... 0:03
12)    In the Ghetto More Info... 0:02
13)    The Fair Is Moving On More Info... 0:03
14)    Suspicious Minds More Info... 0:04
15)    You'll Think of Me More Info... 0:04
16)    Don't Cry Daddy More Info... 0:02
17)    Kentucky Rain More Info... 0:03
18)    Mama Liked the Roses More Info... 0:02
 
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Performer Notes
  • 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.
  • One month after Elvis' 1968 Comeback Special aired on national television, Presley made the most artistically successful recordings of his later career. In January and February of 1969, he held sessions at American Studios in Memphis. Presley was reportedly worried that his recording career was finished, that he had been displaced by newcomers such as the Beatles. Perhaps goaded on by this perception, Presley reached new heights during the American sessions.
  • The material he chose was impassioned, gritty, and bluesy, the complete opposite of the movie songs he had sung for most of the previous decade. A slight case of laryngitis actually improved his performances, lending his voice an appropriate roughness. Many of the best recordings from these sessions appear on FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS, including the hit "In the Ghetto." FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS demonstrates how thoroughly Presley could remake a song to suit his talents, especially on the country standards "Long Black Limousine" and "I'll Hold You In My Heart," which he transforms into R&B screamers. This is intense, heartfelt, adult music, much like the blues Presley loved as a kid on Beale Street.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.82) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "What makes these sessions remarkable: the newfound maturity and soulfulness in Elvis' vocals, and producer Chips Moman's warm, distinctly Southern musical backing."

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.136) - Ranked #190 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"

Rolling Stone (8/2/01, p.66) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The studio sine qua non of his late-Sixties comeback period: new as polyester yet old as leather, religiously involved yet flashy as neon, refined like pop yet savage like rock & roll..."

Q (Magazine) (p.125) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he results were the closest he came to realising his all-embracing vision of American music."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] portrait of a mature, richer-voiced talent that had the relocated the ability to leave listeners awestruck."
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