marzo 22, 2018 — 3:21
1971 Elvis Country – 40th Anniversary Legacy Edition
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Álbum: Elvis Country – 40th Anniversary Legacy Edition
Original de: 1971
Discografica: RCA
Edición: 2012
Remastered: SI
Formato: mp3 – Doble
Año de formación: 1953
Origen: Estados Unidos

Contenido

DISC 1:
01. Snowbird 2.17
02. Tomorrow Never Comes 4.06
03. Little Cabin On The Hill 1.58
04. Whole Lot-Ta Shakin’ Goin’ On 3.09
05. Funny How Time Slips Away 4.31
06. I Really Don’t Want To Know 2.59
07. There Goes My Everything 3.10
08. It’s Your Ba , You Rock It 3.03
09. The Fool 2.33
10. Faded Love 3.19
11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water 3.56
12. Make The World Go Away 3.54
13. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago 3.15
14. A Hundred Years From Now 1.42
15. Where Did They Go, Lord 2.38
DISC 2:
01. Love Letters 2.54
02. When I’m Over You 2.30
03. If I Were You 3.03
04. Got My Mojo Working Keep Your Hands Off Of It 4.39
05. Heart Of Rome 2.57
06. Only Believe 2.52
07. This Is Our Dance 3.17
08. Cindy, Cindy 2.35
09. I’ll Never now 2.27
10. It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) 2.50
11. Life 3.15
12. The Sound Of Your Cry 3.18
13. Sylvia 3.20
14. Rags To Riches 1.55

marzo 22, 2018 — 3:12
1971 Elvis Country
Autor: Rafa  Categoría: 1971 Elvis Country  Etiquetas: , , , , , , , , ,   Comentarios: 0

Álbum: Elvis Country
Original de: 1971
Discografica: Follow That Dream
Edición: 2008
Remastered: SI
Formato: mp3 – Doble
Año de formación: 1953
Origen: Estados Unidos

Contenido

CD1:
01. Snowbird – 2:04 – 22nd Sept. – Elvis sings this pretty straight, neither adding nor deducting much from the Anne Murray original. A song perhaps not entirely suited to his style.
02. Tomorrow Never Comes – 3:53 – 7th June – A dramatic beat ballad, first done by Ernest Tubb in 1949, although Elvis may have been more familiar with the BJ Thomas 1966 cover. A fine performance from Elvis, who tackles this in a style reminiscent of Roy Orbison at full throttle.
03. Little Cabin On The Hill – 1:45 – 4th June – A country ‘standard’ from 1948, the original by Bill Monroe & The Moon Grass Boys. Elvis gives this an authentic country sound, ably backed by harmonica from Charlie McCoy.
04. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 3:00 – 22nd Sept. – The original was by James Faye ‘Roy’ Hall in 1954, rapidly covered by Big Maybelle. Elvis gives the Jerry Lee Lewis hit a thorough workout and loses none of the fire. This is pure rock ‘n’ roll. Great stuff!
05. Funny How Time Slips Away – 4:20 – 7th June – There were versions of this by Billy Walker & Jimmy Elledge in 1961, with the composer, Willie Nelson issuing his in 1962. Then there were covers by Johnny Tillotson [1963], Joe Hinton [1964] and [after Elvis] Dorothy Moore in 1976. Elvis does a fine job on this plaintive country song in which the clever lyric has a guy meeting his ‘ex’ and apparently wishing her well, but with a sting-in-the-tail. He makes this song his own.
06. I Really Don’t Want To Know – 2:45 – 7th June – An Eddy Arnold original from 1954, with covers from Tommy Edwards [1960], Solomon Burke [1961], Little Esther Phillips [1963] & Ronnie Dove [1966]. Elvis does another good job on this country favourite, with some solid but sensitive backing, and nice David Briggs piano.
07. There Goes My Everything – 2:55 – 8th June – Although the first chart appearance of this was by Jack Greene in 1966, in the UK, we were more familiar with the 1967 smash hit version from [the very non-country] Engelbert Humperdinck. Elvis does a workmanlike job on this smooth ballad, but no fireworks.
08. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – 2:56 – 5th June – Unusual lyric – addressing the new man of his ‘ex’ and he is not sympathetic. Excellent vocal from Elvis and the backing girl singers on this lively country rocker.
09. The Fool – 2:26 – 4th June – A Sandford Clark original from 1955 [the 1956 re-issue went top 10 in the US] and Al Casey had an instrumental cover in ’56 also [Fool’s Blues]. Other covers were heard from The Gallahads [1956] & Jamie Coe [1963]. Elvis omits an important bit of the lyric here [he nails it on the outtake] but a good version, very close to the original.
10. Faded Love – 3:04 – 7th June – A Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys original from 1950 with covers from Leon McAuliff [1962] & Patsy Cline had a posthumous US hit with it in 1963. Pure country, but done by Elvis as country-rock. Fine backing with some excellent harmonica from Charlie McCoy and some horns have been added in post-production. The master is subject to an early fade.
11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water – 3:41 – 7th June – A Stonewall Jackson original from 1965 with covers from Charlie Rich [1965] & Johnny Rivers [1966]. In what sounds like an impromptu jam, Elvis doesn’t want this to ever stop. The master is faded early.
12. Make The World Go Away – 3:34 – 7th June – Both Timi Yuro & Ray Price had hits with this in 1963, but the song is most associated with Eddy Arnold’s country version from 1965. Elvis does a fine job on it here, with the blend of lead vocal, support vocals & the backing captured perfectly. Great stuff!
Bonus songs:
13. I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago – 3:11 – 4th June – A traditional song. Heard in snippets as the between-track link on the original album, and then in full on the 1972 album: Elvis Now. Another one sounding like a studio jam and nailed in one take. Given a lively run through by Elvis, this master is faded early.
14. Where Did They Go, Lord – 2:27 – 22nd September – Not really a religious song, more a lament about lost love. Elvis gives a heart-felt performance on this. Used as the flip of the single: Rags To Riches in 1971.
The Country Jam
15. Faded Love [Country version] – 0:36 – 4th June – Really just a short, informal, incomplete try-out. We had this on Essential IV – A Hundred Years From Now in 1996. They did the song properly on the 7th.
16. The Fool Take 1 – 2:20 – 4th June – The point of the song is that the singer finally admits that ‘I’m that fool’ the one he’s been singing about. Elvis omits that confession on the master ! But he sings it here. First on Essential IV – A Hundred Years From Now in 1996.
17. A Hundred Years From Now Takes 1 [1:50] & 2 [1:24] – 4th June – The master that we heard on the 1995 70’s box set was a splice of the two takes. This enabled them to edit out some slightly naughty lyrics. We first got the two together [complete] on the 2002 FTD release: Nashville Marathon.
18. Little Cabin Home On The Hill Take 1 – 2:04 – 4th June – Slightly longer than the master take, we first got this on Essential IV – A Hundred Years From Now.
Alternate Masters
19. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It Take 3 – 3:09 – 5th June – First heard on the FTD release: Nashville Marathon in 2002. The sleeve here doesn’t say the take number, but the booklet does.
20. Faded Love Take 3 – 4:18 – 7th June – They finally settled on the shorter Take 1 as the master [Take 2 was a false start].
First Takes
21. Tomorrow Never Comes Take 1 – 3:20 – 7th June – Shorter than the master, heard here for the first time.
22. Tomorrow Never Comes – Take 2 – 3:53 – 7th June – First heard on Nashville Marathon in 2002.
23. Snowbird rehearsal [0:48] & Take 1 – 2:05 – First release for the rehearsal [it fades in after the start] but we got the Take 1 on Nashville Marathon in 2002.
24. Where Did They Go, Lord Take 1 – 2:20 – 22nd Sept – From Essential IV – A Hundred Years From Now.
CD2:
The undubbed June 7th Masters – Rough mixes made by Felton Jarvis immediately after the sessions, before any overdubs were recorded.
01. I Really Don’t Want To Know 2:46 First release of this here.
02. Faded Love Take 2 – 0:32 [False start – rehearsal ?] – Take 1 – 4:06 – Later fade than the official master.
03. Tomorrow Never Comes Take 12 – 0:31 [False start] – Take 13 – 3:53 – First official release here.
04. Make The World Go Away – Take 1 – 1:45 [False start] Take 3 – 3:33 – First released on the album Welcome To My World, although the sleeve claimed it was a live track The Take 1 false start makes its first appearance.
05. Funny How Time Slips Away – 4:20 – First appearance with this mix.
06. I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water – 4:23 – First appearance with this mix.
June Outtakes
07. I Didn’t Make It On Playing Guitar – 3:40 – 5th – From Essential IV – A Hundred Years From Now [1996] A studio instrumental jam with some delicious Elvis vocal interjections, luckily picked up by the mic on his acoustic guitar. A longer edit of this jam has been available unofficially.
08. Tomorrow Never Comes – 7th – Take 3 – 2:42 – Take 11 – 3:58 – Both here for the first time.
09. There Goes My Everything – Take 1 – 8th – 2:45 – From Great Country Songs in 1996.
September Outtakes All from 22nd.
10. September Warm Up – 1:50 – An instrumental jam – First time here.
11. Snowbird – Take 4 – 0:10 [False start] – Take 5 – Called but nothing gets underway – Take 2 – 2:03 – The take 4 false start is new here, but Take 2 was on the Today, Tomorrow & Forever box set in 2002.
12. Where Did They Go, Lord – Take 2 – Just a couple of extremely short [new] false starts – Take 3 – 2:20
13. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Rough mix with horns – 4:35 – The infamous ‘horn dub’ version. Although we got this long version on Essential IV – A Hundred Years From Now in 1996, this the first official release with those horns on. Elvis was right to ask for their removal in my view ! The late fade reveals some deliciously fascinating [and sometimes wordless] Elvis vocalising that is almost orgasmic !
Bonus Cuts – Undubbed Rough Mixes From 7th June.
14. When I’m Over You – 3:27 – Master, late fade makes for a longer track. First official release.
15. The Next Step Is Love – 3:40 – Master, late fade makes for a longer track. First official release.
16. Love Letters – 2:48 – Master, first official release with this mix.