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That's the Way It Is [Legacy Edition]
     

That's the Way It Is [Legacy Edition]

by Elvis Presley
 

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Elvis' live albums from the early '70s contain a substantial store of quality material -- dinner-show horn charts, strings, grandstanding vocals, and all. This 1970 offering from Las Vegas proves to be one of his best (it's actually the soundtrack to Denis Sanders' documentary of Elvis' summer run at the International Hotel). Acting on his affinity for country-pop

Overview

Elvis' live albums from the early '70s contain a substantial store of quality material -- dinner-show horn charts, strings, grandstanding vocals, and all. This 1970 offering from Las Vegas proves to be one of his best (it's actually the soundtrack to Denis Sanders' documentary of Elvis' summer run at the International Hotel). Acting on his affinity for country-pop figures like Campbell and Mac Davis, Elvis especially shines on the slow to mid-tempo ballads "I Just Can't Help Believin'" and "Just Pretend" (both seamless blends of torch song glitz and contemporary rock elements). And to provide the requisite amount of sweat for those nightly towel giveaways, the King works out extra hard on showstoppers like "Patch It Up" and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." Throughout the album, Presley sounds as commanding and powerful as he ever would and gets optimal backing by well oiled, Nashville-to-L.A. session luminaries like guitarist James Burton, bassist Jerry Scheff, and drummer Ronnie Tutt (Aretha Franklin's '60s backup singers, the Sweet Inspirations, deserve special mention as well). Also available as a deluxe three-disc set (including expanded concert highlights and rehearsal takes), That's the Way It Is is essential listening for Elvis fans, both die-hard and casual. [A Digital Legacy Edition was released in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2014
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0888430777927
catalogNumber:
307779
Rank:
12371

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar
Imperials   Vocals,Accompaniment
James Burton   Guitar
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals,Accompaniment
Jerry Carrigan   Percussion,Drums
Chip Young   Guitar
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Charlie Hodge   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Millie Kirkham   Vocals,Accompaniment
Farrell Morris   Percussion,Vibes
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Jerry Scheff   Bass
John Wilkinson   Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Organ,Harmonica
Ronnie Tutt   Drums
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

John H. Jackson   Production Director
Eddie Rabbitt   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Johnny Cymbal   Composer
Paul Evans   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Simon Napier-Bell   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Pino Donaggio   Composer
Bob Klein   Photo Courtesy
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Paul Parnes   Composer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Vicki Wickham   Composer
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen   Producer,Session Information
Roger Semon   Art Direction
Alan Blaikley   Composer
Doug Flett   Composer
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Warren Zanes   Liner Notes
Rob Santos   Producer
Joseph A. Tunzi   Photo Courtesy
Tommy Durden   Composer
Vera Matson   Composer
Clive Westlake   Composer
Tom Burleigh   Production Director
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
David Most   Composer
Michael Rashkow   Composer
Ken Howard   Composer
Steve Barile   Photo Courtesy
George Weiss   Composer
Rory Bourke   Composer
Guy Fletcher   Composer
Kenny Kjøhl   Photo Courtesy
Erik Lorentzen   Photo Courtesy
Donald Most   Composer

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