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From Elvis in Memphis

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/1991
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078635145625
  • Catalog Number: 51456

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Ronnie Milsap Piano
Bobby Wood Piano
Joe Babcock Vocals
Gene Chrisman Drums, Snare Drums
Tommy Cogbill Bass
Dolores Edgin Vocals
Bobby Emmons Organ
Ed Hollis Harmonica
John Hughey Steel Guitar
Millie Kirkham Vocals, Background Vocals
Mike Leech Bass, Overdubs
Ed Logan Tenor Saxophone
Sonja Montgomery Vocals, Background Vocals
Susan Pilkington Vocals
Glen Spreen Overdubs
Donna Thatcher Vocals, Background Vocals
Reggie Young Guitar
Mary Greene Vocals, Background Vocals
Susan Pilington Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Eddy Arnold Composer
The Memphis Horns Contributor
Dallas Frazier Composer
Felton Jarvis Producer
Chips Moman Producer
A.L. Owens Composer
Al Pachucki Engineer
Jacqueline Murphy Art Direction
Vaughn Horton Composer
Bernie Baum Composer
Thomas Dilbeck Composer
Bill Giant Composer
Florence Kaye Composer
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