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Elvis Is Back!
     

Elvis Is Back!

by Elvis Presley
 

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Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight," were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time -- the former inspired by Elvis's admiration for Tony Martin's 1949 hit "There's No Tomorrow," while the latter was recorded at the request of

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Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight," were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time -- the former inspired by Elvis's admiration for Tony Martin's 1949 hit "There's No Tomorrow," while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley. "Dirty, Dirty Feeling" and "It Feels So Right" showed he could still rock out and challenge authority and propriety, while "Reconsider Baby" and "Like a Baby" offer some of his best blues performances; but "The Thrill of Your Love" (a very gospel-tinged number), "Soldier Boy," "Girl of My Best Friend," and "Girl Next Door Went a' Walking," also displayed the rich, deep vocalizing that would challenge critics' expectations of Elvis Presley playing rhythm guitar throughout. He also comes off better than on any of his other albums since arriving at RCA, as a musician as much as a "star" (he'd always had a lot more to say about running his sessions than the critics who loathed his RCA years indicated).

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636773728
catalogNumber:
67737

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Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Bass,Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Scotty Moore   Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
D.J. Fontana   Drums
Hoyt Hawkins   Vocals
Charlie Hodge   Harmony
Neal Matthews   Vocals
Boots Randolph   Saxophone
Gordon Stoker   Vocals
Bob Moore   Bass
Ray C. Walker   Vocals

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Steve Sholes   Producer
Don Wardell   Digital Series Coordination
Thomas Wayne   Composer
Bill Porter   Engineer
Sid Wayne   Composer
Sam Bobrick   Composer
Ross Butler   Composer
Dory Jones   Composer
Bill Rise   Composer
Jr. Ted Williams   Composer

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