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Legendary sessions newly mixed and curated

Elvis Presley‘s 1970 sessions in Nashville are gathered for release in a new four-CD set, From Elvis in Nashville.

The King’s first recordings of the 1970s saw him cut loose live in the studio with a band in sync with his sensibility. Recorded live in RCA’s Studio B in Nashville over the course of a five day/night run in June (there was also an additional session on 22 September), Elvis’ performances from those sessions formed the core of the albums Elvis: That’s the Way It Is, Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) and Love Letters from Elvis.

The master recordings are presented together for the first time on the first two discs of the four-CD set and are newly mixed by engineer Matt Ross-Spring without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on previous releases. Additionally this set includes two discs of rare/unreleased outtakes, such as ‘Funny How Times Slips Away’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘I’ve Lost You’ and more.

This set is packaged as a special eight-panel wallet and comes with a 32-page booklet. These slot into a special double-walled slipcase. A 2LP, 150g vinyl edition will also be available.

From Elvis in Nashville will be released on 20 November 2020.

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From Elvis in Nashville 4CD set

CD 1

  1. Opening Jam (Mystery Train)
    (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)
  2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
    (Ben Weisman/Clive Westlake)
  3. I’ve Lost You
    (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)
  4. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago
    (Adapted by Elvis Presley)
  5. The Sound Of Your Cry
    (Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye)
  6. The Fool
    (Naomi Ford)
  7. A Hundred Years From Now
    (Lester Flatt/Earl Scruggs)
  8. Little Cabin On The Hill
    (Bill Monroe/Lester Flatt)
  9. Cindy, Cindy
    (Buddy Kaye/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller)
  10. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    (Paul Simon)
  11. How The Web Was Woven
    (Clive Westlake/David Most)
  12. Got My Mojo Working/ Keep Your Hands Off Of It
    (Preston Foster)/(Jay McShann/Priscilla Bowman)
  13. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It
    (Shirl Milete/Nora Fowler)
  14. Stranger In The Crowd
    (Winfield Scott)
  15. I’ll Never Know
    (Fred Karger/Sid Wayne/Ben Weisman)
  16. Mary In The Morning
    (Johnny Cymbal/Michael Rashkow)
  17. It Ain’t No Big Thing
    (But It’s Growing) (Neal Merritt/Alice Joy/Shorty Hall)
  18. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
    (Vicki Wickham/Simon Napier-Bell/ Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini)
  19. Just Pretend
    (Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher)
  20. This Is Our Dance
    (Les Reed/Geoff Stephens)
  21. Life
    (Shirl Milete)
  22. Heart of Rome
    (Geoff Stephens/Alan Blaikley/Ken Howard)

CD 2

  1. When I’m Over You
    (Shirl Milete)
  2. I Really Don’t Want To Know
    (Howard Barnes/Don Robertson)
  3. Faded Love
    (Bob Wills/John Wills)
  4. Tomorrow Never Comes
    (Ernest Tubb/Johnny Bond)
  5. The Next Step Is Love
    (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes)
  6. Make The World Go Away)
    (Hank Cochran)
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    (Willie Nelson)
  8. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
    (Joe Babcock)
  9. Love Letters
    (Edward Heyman/Victor Young)
  10. There Goes My Everything
    (Dallas Frazier)
  11. If I Were You
    (Gerald Nelson)
  12. Only Believe
    (Paul Rader)
  13. Sylvia
    (Geoff Stephens/Les Reed)
  14. Patch It Up
    (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  15. Snowbird
    (Gene MacLellan)
  16. Where Did They Go, Lord
    (Dallas Frazier/Arthur L. Owens)
  17. Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On
    (Dave Williams/Sunny David)
  18. Rags To Riches
    (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross)

CD 3

  1. Jam 2 (Tiger Man)
    (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
  2. I’ve Lost You – take 1
    (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)
  3. The Next Step Is Love – takes 3-6
    (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes)
  4. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – rehearsal
  5. Patch It Up – take 1
    (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  6. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights – takes 5,6 & 8
    (Ben Weisman/Clive Westlake)
  7. How The Web Was Woven – take 1
    (Clive Westlake/David Most)
  8. Mary In The Morning – takes 3-4
    (Johnny Cymbal/Michael Rashkow)
  9. Just Pretend – takes 1-2
    (Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher)
  10. Stranger In The Crowd – takes 1-5 (Winfield Scott)
    (Winfield Scott)
  11. Bridge Over Troubled Water – rehearsal, take 1
    (Paul Simon)
  12. Patch It Up – take 9
    (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  13. The Sound Of Your Cry – take 3
    (Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye)
  14. Where Did They Go, Lord – takes 2-3
    (Dallas Frazier/Arthur L. Owens)
  15. Rags To Riches – take 2
    (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross)

CD 4

  1. Jam 3 (I Didn’t Make It On Playing Guitar)
    (Elvis Presley)
  2. Faded Love – rehearsal (country version)
    (Bob Wills/John Wills)
  3. The Fool – take 1
    (Naomi Ford)
  4. A Hundred Years From Now – take 1
    (Lester Flatt/Earl Scruggs)
  5. Little Cabin On The Hill – take 1
    (Bill Monroe/Lester Flatt)
  6. Tomorrow Never Comes – takes 10-11
    (Ernest Tubb/Johnny Bond)
  7. Snowbird – take 1
    (Gene MacLellan)
  8. Faded Love – take 3
    (Bob Wills/John Wills)
  9. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – take 3
    (Shirl Milete/Nora Fowler)
  10. There Goes My Everything – take 1
    (Dallas Frazier)
  11. Love Letters – take 1
    (Edward Heyman/Victor Young)
  12. If I Were You– take 5
    (Gerald Nelson)
  13. Heart Of Rome – take 1
    (Geoff Stephens/Alan Blaikley/Ken Howard)
  14. Cindy, Cindy – take 1
    (Buddy Kaye/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller)
  15. I’ll Never Know – take 3
    (Fred Karger/Sid Wayne/Ben Weisman)
  16. Sylvia – take 9
    (Geoff Stephens/Les Reed)
  17. It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 1-2
    (Neal Merritt/Alice Joy/Shorty Hall)
  18. Only Believe – take 3
    (Paul Rader)
  19. Life – take 2
    (Shirl Milete)

21 responses to Elvis Presley / From Elvis in Nashville

  1. Malcolm says:

    Ive got most of this,why cant they give us a couple of dvds of filmed concerts,we know its out there,and theres plenty of it filmed for TTWII.I for one wont be spending my money on 4cds of repeatative songs,whether theyre take 1,6 or 23.4 cds all roughly the same.Ok we like to hear the banter but this fan of over 40 years wont be buying this.Who are Sony/BMG/RCA kidding.

  2. DennyE says:

    Same group photo as used in FTDs The Nashville Marathon!? This is a must his voice still strong and he was really healthy! Plus to get these without the Elvis Country segue fades is great!

  3. Ash says:

    This will be fantastic and the set is pre-ordered. The Nashville Marathon is my second favourite ‘revival’ period after the 1969 sessions at American and shows more of Elvis’ versatility and range as a singer. Sadly it was his last peak and the effects of the pills were becoming more apparent and affecting his delivery (Rags to Riches is completely over the top and unmeasured). To here these tunes, particularly those that ended up on Elvis Country, without the overdubs will be wonderful.

  4. R. Michael Cox says:

    This was a strong period for Elvis. “That’s They Way It Is” and “Country” are two great albums (I’ll have to pull out “Love Letters” again and give it another shot). Looks like this is going for a decent price as well. Graceland recently sold out of a 50th Anniversary “That’s The Way It Is” 8 cd/2 hard back collection. I was tempted but for about $350 USD I let that one pass. Hopefully they’ll release just the music at a reasonable price in the future.

  5. Jon says:

    The tradegy of these sessions is in the title from Nashville, true fans know why the king didnt record again in Memphis after the American sessions with chip momen (ghetto suspicious minds dont cry daddy kentucky rain).. its obvious to anyone that with huge hits like that you would go back to American esp as elvis preferred recording in Memphis. The estate should come clean about that and Andrea’s van kicks part in it.

  6. Bruce Kelso says:

    wow wow wow. elvis with a killer band behind him is unreal.

  7. Superhoop says:

    Amazing to think that Elvis has been dead longer than he was alive.
    I’m old enough to remember him when he was alive and I will certainly be buying this set.
    However, when will Sony/BMG accept the fact that many long standing Elvis fans would like to see a bells and whistles version of 1977’s Elvis In Concert?
    Yes he wasn’t the Elvis of the early 70’s but he could still entertain and “hit the spot” ( Hurt, Unchained Melody.)
    There is a 6 CD/6 DVD/massive colour book, unofficial item entittled The Final Curtain up for sale on Discogs at the eye watering price of over £700!!!
    Something officially released like this would be like Christmas come early for Elvis fans.
    Even in 2020 Elvis… still the KING!

  8. MARK LEVY says:

    I would certainly consider getting this set.

  9. Normand says:

    That is really great news! Having all these songs in one place is fantastic! Thanks, Paul, for this information. Do you know which songs will form the double LP?

  10. yves vandezande says:

    I’m not the world’s biggest Elvis fan (a moderate one) but am getting this. Looking forward to hearing the songs without overdubs and orchestrations.

  11. Tim Abbott says:

    I’m not a huge Elvis fan (as in, I like some of his stuff but not enough to want to own more than a few records), but Elvis Country is a genuinely essential album, which is not something he’s renowned for. He’s clearly at home in the genre, so this might be worth a punt.

  12. SimonP says:

    Odd photo to use for the cover. One guy isn’t even looking at the camera.

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