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Elvis Presley – Elvis Back in Nashville (1971) (2021) 4CD [24-96]

The final Nashville recording sessions of Elvis Presley.
Elvis: Back in Nashville collects 82 original recordings made by Presley during a May-June 1971 visit to Music City and strips them of all overdubs. “I’m Leavin’,” the first song to be released from the collection, is out, here.

Elvis and his musicians live-in-the-studio laying down central tracks and performances intended for later release. These revelatory sessions chronicle the last time Elvis would record in Nashville. Some of Elvis’ 1971 Nashville studio recordings appeared, with subsequent orchestral and vocal overdubs, on the seasonal collection Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas (1971), the Grammy-winning gospel album He Touched Me (1972), Elvis Now (1972) and 1973’s Elvis.

  • Disc 1 of Elvis: Back In Nashville features 18 tracks and includes The Country/Folk Sides (an unrealized Elvis project featuring songs by Ewan McColl, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Bob Dylan), The Piano Recordings (raw Elvis singing Ivory Joe Hunter with piano accompaniment) and The Pop Sides (classic pop compositions including “Padre,” “Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread,” “My Way,” “I’m Leavin’” and more).
  • Disc 2 of Elvis: Back In Nashville features 25 tracks divided between The Religious Sides (classic and contemporary gospel) and The Christmas Sides (sacred and secular seasonal holiday music).
  • Disc 3 of Elvis: Back In Nashville features 19 tracks and picks up on the country pop repertoire of Disc One and adds some rock ‘n’ roll with a variety of cuts including impromptu performances of “Johnny B. Goode” and “Lady Madonna,” an epic take on Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, (It’s Alright)”, fresh interpretations of “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” “Early Morning Rain” and more.
  • Disc 4 of Elvis: Back In Nashville features 20 tracks and includes The Religious Outtakes and The Christmas Outtakes.

Release Date: November 12, 2021

Track Listings:
Disc 1

  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Takes 11-12)
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Early Mornin’ Rain
  4. (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me
  5. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  6. Until It’s Time for You to Go
  7. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Unedited Version)
  8. It’s Still Here
  9. I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen
  10. I Will Be True
  11. Padre
  12. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)
  13. My Way (Takes 2-3 (Master)
  14. I’m Leavin’
  15. It’s Only Love
  16. We Can Make the Morning
  17. Love Me, Love The Life I Lead
  18. Until It’s Time For You To Go (Remake)

Disc 2

  1. He Touched Me
  2. I’ve Got Confidence
  3. Seeing Is Believing
  4. He Is My Everything
  5. Bosom of Abraham
  6. An Evening Prayer
  7. Lead Me, Guide Me
  8. There Is No God But God
  9. A Thing Called Love
  10. I, John
  11. Reach Out to Jesus
  12. Put Your Hand In the Hand
  13. Miracle of the Rosary
  14. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  15. The First Noel
  16. On A Snowy Christmas Night
  17. Winter Wonderland
  18. The Wonderful World of Christmas
  19. It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You)
  20. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day
  21. If I Get Home On Christmas Day
  22. Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees
  23. Merry Christmas Baby (Unedited Version)
  24. Silver Bells
  25. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Remake)

Disc 3

  1. It’s Only Love (Takes 8 & 9)
  2. Love Me, Love The Life I Lead (Takes 5 & 6)
  3. We Can Make the Morning (Master with Backing Vocals – Official Audio)
  4. I’m Leavin’ (Take 1)
  5. Johnny B. Goode (Impromptu Performance)
  6. Padre (Takes 1 & 11)
  7. Lady Madonna (Impromptu Performance)
  8. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) (Take 6)
  9. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Fragment-Impromptu Performance)
  10. I Will Be True (Takes 1-2)
  11. It’s Still Here (Takes 1 & 3)
  12. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Takes 1-3)
  13. (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me (Take 1)
  14. Until It’s Time For You To Go (Take 5)
  15. Early Mornin’ Rain (Takes 1 & 11)
  16. I Shall Be Released (Impromptu Performance)
  17. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Remake)
  18. Put Your Hand In the Hand (Rehearsal and Take 1)
  19. Amazing Grace (Takes 1-2)

Disc 4

  1. Miracle of the Rosary (Take 1)
  2. The Lord’s Prayer (Impromptu Performance)
  3. He Touched Me (Takes 1-2)
  4. I’ve Got Confidence (Take 1)
  5. An Evening Prayer (Takes 1-2)
  6. Seeing Is Believing (Takes 1, 2, & 4)
  7. A Thing Called Love (Take 3)
  8. Reach Out To Jesus (Takes 1, 2, & 9)
  9. He Is My Everything (Take 1)
  10. There Is No God But God (Takes 1-2)
  11. Bosom of Abraham (Takes 2-3)
  12. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Take 3)
  13. It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) (Takes 1 & 6)
  14. If I Get Home On Christmas Day (Take 3)
  15. Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees (Take 4)
  16. Silver Bells (Take 1)
  17. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Take 4)
  18. Winter Wonderland (Take 7)
  19. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Take 2)
  20. I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (Remake) (Takes 1, 4, 5, & 10)

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