From Elvis in Memphis CD
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Japanese 24bit remaster in a limited edition LP-style sleeve available for a limited time only.
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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When Elvis entered American Studios in January of 1969 he was still hot off the success of his NBC Comeback Special. If the "'68 Comeback" restored the sheen to a musical legacy jeopardized by a decade of recording largely fifth-rate movie soundtracks, then the album he was to create at American was to redefine him as a performer and cement his legend to near-mythic proportions. Simply put, FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS rates as the single greatest artistic rebirth in the history of popular music; it is a masterpiece!
As a young Elvis so astutely commented when he walked into Sam Phillips' Sun Studios for the very first time, "I sing all kinds," and no album offers greater validation of this claim than FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS. Clearly inspired, Elvis digs deep and delivers crunching, blues-infused rock 'n' roll ("Power of My Love," "After Loving You"), passionate, gospel-tinged soul ("Wearin' That Loved On Look"), and smart and classy pop ("Gentle on My Mind" and his exquisite cover of Burt Bacharach's "Any Day Now"). He also follows up the '68 Special's powerful "If I Can Dream" with another "message" song, "In the Ghetto," -- an instant classic.
Not forgetting his country roots, Elvis turns in a sensational performance -- and a rare harmony vocal! -- on the graceful, lilting ballad, "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road," and emotes plaintively on "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'," a traditional country and western weepie.
Still, it's the magnificent "Long Black Limousine" and its seamless and effortless blending of country, rock, gospel and blues, that takes top honours; this is Elvis at his most soulful and dynamic -- it's why "there's Elvis and then there's everyone else."
Elvis had a few more triumphs to come as he entered the 1970's, but never again would he record an album of such remarkable depth and purpose; FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS is Elvis' best.
from the first track to the last, totally magic.
such a great funky '70s sound, "wearing that loved on look", you can just see those chicks in their mini skirts & knee high boots in formation doing that '70s "shake your heard 'round" dance - far out!
my fave "king" album, ever.
partly as it includes my fave "king" song "any day now" totally beautiful, original issued on a double A vinyl single with "in the ghetto" also included herein, and also a great song, for totally different reasons, an early soundoff song to the state of the nation.
also "suspicious minds" one of his top hit singles, great harmonies.
my other two fave songs here have to be "i'll hold you in my heart" for it's fade-out/fade-(back)in theme... "the stars up in the sky........" & love the "ho ho ho, please wait for me" & "after loving you" as is such a great heartbreaker track, that's cos i'm no good, i'm no good to anyone........
"true love travels on a gravel road" is another lovely song, with a humble message.
"the power of my love" - break it, pound it, lick it, etc,
you'll be taken by the strange & mighty power.....
"kentucky rain" love the theme of trudging town to town, searching for love lost, i kinda know how that feels......!
overall, a brilliant album, an essential one from "the king".
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One of Elvis's greatest albums. He showed that he truly was the greatest singer of the 20th century. I urge all fans to pick it up!Published 2 months ago by George Rolland
This has become my favorite Elvis CD....it shows how diversified Elvis was in his singing! Great material!Published 23 months ago by Wendy Ivanchuk
One of the top 10 all time best Elvis CDS. Features Elvis at his top. Shows how Elvis adapted Country, Pop and Soul to his advantage. Read morePublished on March 9 2009 by Douglas Kaiura
¿Cuanta gente pensó a finales de los 60 que Elvis Presley había ya escrito todas sus mejores paginas? Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by CGB
For as much as Elvis is over- hyped his best work is overlooked. Exhibit # 1, Elvis in Memphis . Ever time I put E. I. M. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by R. P. Storch
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