|1. Wearin' That Loved On Look|
|2. Only The Strong Survive|
|3. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)|
|4. Long Black Limousine|
|5. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'|
|6. I'm Movin' On|
|7. Power Of My Love|
|8. Gentle On My Mind|
|9. After Loving You|
|10. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road|
|11. Any Day Now|
|12. In The Ghetto|
|13. The Fair's Moving On|
|14. Suspicious Minds|
|15. You'll Think Of Me|
|16. Don't Cry Daddy|
|17. Kentucky Rain|
|18. Mama Liked The Roses|
Vocally, this is a very different Elvis from even two years earlier, when he was still producing the sweet almost-crooning sound associated with soundtracks such as Blue Hawaii. Here his voice is stronger and darker, and the raucous opening track (Wearin' that loved on look) shows he is not afraid to sacrifice beauty of sound for a more dramatic effect. That's not to say this album doesn't contain some mellow singing as well - In the Ghetto is proof of that.
But what makes this album great is the sheer individuality displayed in every track as Elvis gives each song his trademark commitment and energy. Stand-outs for me include Only the Strong Survive, in which Elvis transforms an otherwise standard song into a very personal statement; a definitive Gentle on My Mind; After Loving You (with its brilliant vocal gyrations); Any Day Now; and the haunting and moving True Love Travels On A Gravel Road.
The bonus tracks include two songs that should have been on the original album - Suspicious Minds and Kentucky Rain. It's great to have them reunited with their companion pieces from the same recording sessions.
Just one tiny criticism - why has BMG included a photo of the Hollywood Elvis on its cover? It's precisely THAT Elvis that this album seeks to escape from! Perhaps they were being ironic?
The liner notes are excellent, and complement a masterful artistic statement from pop's greatest icon.