From Elvis in Memphis [US Bonus Tracks]

From Elvis in Memphis [US Bonus Tracks]

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by Elvis Presley
     
 

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After a 14-year absence from Memphis, Elvis Presley returned to cut what was certainly his greatest album (or, at least, a tie effort with his RCA debut LP from early 1956). The fact that From Elvis in Memphis came out as well as it did is something of a surprise, in retrospect -- Presley had a backlog of songs he genuinely liked that he wanted to record andSee more details below

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After a 14-year absence from Memphis, Elvis Presley returned to cut what was certainly his greatest album (or, at least, a tie effort with his RCA debut LP from early 1956). The fact that From Elvis in Memphis came out as well as it did is something of a surprise, in retrospect -- Presley had a backlog of songs he genuinely liked that he wanted to record and had heard some newer soul material that also attracted him, and none of it resembled the material that he'd been cutting since his last non-soundtrack album, six years earlier. And he'd just come off of the NBC television special which, although a lot of work, had led him to the realization that he could be as exciting and vital a performer in 1969 as he'd been a dozen years before. And for what was practically the last time, the singer cut his manager, Tom Parker, out of the equation, turning himself over to producer Chips Moman. The result was one of the greatest white soul albums (and one of the greatest soul albums) ever cut, with brief but considerable forays into country, pop, and blues as well. Presley sounds rejuvenated artistically throughout the dozen cuts off the original album, and he's supported by the best playing and backup singing of his entire recording history. The spring 2000 remastered edition matches the sound quality on the two-CD set Suspicious Minds, but restores the original album's classic cover and song order, with six bonus tracks cut at the same sessions but only released as singles at the time. This disc proves that he not only came back -- he was better than he'd ever been as a singer or stylist -- and is an essential part of any music collection.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2000
Label:
Bmg / Elvis
UPC:
0078636793221
catalogNumber:
67932
Rank:
74969

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist
Sandy Posey   Vocals
Joe Babcock   Vocals
Dolores Edgin   Vocals
Charlie Hodge   Vocals
Ginger Holladay   Vocals
Mary Holladay   Vocals
Millie Kirkham   Vocals
Ed Logan   Tenor Saxophone
June Page   Vocals
Donna Thatcher   Vocals
Mary Greene   Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Chips Moman   Producer
A.L. Owens   Composer
Pachucki   Engineer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Michael Omansky   Executive Producer
Bernie Baum   Composer
Thomas Dilbeck   Composer
Janet Lantz   Composer
Bill Giant   Composer
Florence Kaye   Composer

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