Elvis: Ultimate Gospel [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Though RCA released only three LPs and an EP of dedicated gospel material during the lifetime of Elvis Presley, it's likely that he sang more gospel than any other type of music. Late at night, after a session or a show, Elvis would seek out and keep awake anyone who could carry a tune, in order to pore over the nuggets of gospel music he had soaked up during his early years at the Assembly of God churches in Tupelo and Memphis. And among Elvis' most prized awards, among hundreds, were his four Grammy awards for Best Sacred Performance or Best Inspirational Performance. Elvis: Ultimate Gospel completes RCA's cycle of Elvis gospel remasters, which began in 1994 with the ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Though RCA released only three LPs and an EP of dedicated gospel material during the lifetime of Elvis Presley, it's likely that he sang more gospel than any other type of music. Late at night, after a session or a show, Elvis would seek out and keep awake anyone who could carry a tune, in order to pore over the nuggets of gospel music he had soaked up during his early years at the Assembly of God churches in Tupelo and Memphis. And among Elvis' most prized awards, among hundreds, were his four Grammy awards for Best Sacred Performance or Best Inspirational Performance. Elvis: Ultimate Gospel completes RCA's cycle of Elvis gospel remasters, which began in 1994 with the two-disc Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Songs and continued with the three-disc box set Peace in the Valley. This one is a solid single-disc sampler, simple but stellar, including roughly half of his officially released gospel material. The selections are judiciously spread from throughout his career; two come from the 1957 EP Peace in the Valley, six are from 1967's How Great Thou Art, and seven each are from 1960's His Hand in Mine and 1972's He Touched Me. The only caveat is the disorienting sequencing that finds songs from different eras scattered across this collection; consider the fairly large step required to move from the sweet, reverent Elvis of 1960's "Crying in the Chapel" to the grandiose Elvis of 1967's "You'll Never Walk Alone." Everything else about this collection is accomplished, but fans of gospel in general or Elvis specifically should consider either the two-disc collection or an original album like His Hand in Mine, which stands out as among the best recordings in Elvis' discography. [A 2007 import reissue featured a darker hued cover and adds the track "In My Father's House."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2007
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886970523622
  • Catalog Number: 705236
  • Sales rank: 138

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist
The Jordanaires Vocals
Joe Babcock Vocals
Dolores Edgin Vocals
Charlie Hodge Vocals
Ginger Holladay Vocals
Mary Holladay Vocals
The Imperials Quartet Vocals
Millie Kirkham Vocals
Sonja Montgomery Vocals
The Nashville Edition Vocals
June Page Vocals
Susan Pilkington Vocals
Temple Riser Vocals
Kathy Westmoreland Vocals
Mary Greene Vocals
J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Vocals
Mary Hylan Cain Vocals
VOICE Vocals
Mary Cain Vocals
Mary Greene Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Ralph Carmichael Composer
Larry Gatlin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Richard Howard Composer
George McFadden Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Composer
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen Liner Notes
Artie Glenn Composer
Henry Slaughter Composer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Aileene Hanks Composer
Mosie Lister Composer
Doris Akers Composer
Ted Brooks Composer
Traditional Composer
Stuart K. Hine Composer
C. Gabriel Battersby Composer
Charles H. Gabriel Composer
Gladys Presley Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    This is one of the best cds ever for Gospel. This is Elvis at his best. I purchased one and then 4 more copies for friends who fell in love with it on the first listen. A must buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    early Elvis gospel

    His early gospel recordsings CANNOT be topped. Glad to have on CD. hepcat1

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