Elvis Is Back (Legacy Edition) CD (2011)

Artist: Elvis Presley

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Specifications

Label RCA Records/sbme
SKU 219890279
UPC 886977623325
UPC 14 00886977623325
Format CD
Release Date 3/8/2011
Links
Author Elvis Presley
Associated Artist/Work 13 Cats
Associated Artist/Work Adair, Beegie
Associated Artist/Work Elvis Vs. Spankocx Presley
Associated Artist/Work Feliciano, Jose
Associated Artist/Work Haggard, Merle
Associated Artist/Work Kool Kats
Associated Artist/Work McDowell, Ronnie
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Quality Singers (The)
Associated Artist/Work Spankox
Technical Info
CatalogID 88697762332
Lable Name RCA Legacy
Released 02/28/2011
Original Release 1960
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 89m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886977623325
Musical Guests
Scotty Moore
The Jordanaires
Album Notes and Credits
This 1999 reissue contains six bonus tracks not on the original release.
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); Hank Garland (guitar, bass); Scotty Moore (guitar); Homer "Boots" Randolph (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano); Bob Moore (bass); D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman (drums); Charlie Hodge (background vocals).
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Jr., Hoyt Hawkins, Raymond C. Walker.
Producers: Steve Sholes, Chet Atkins.
Reissue producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon.
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee between March 20, 1960 and April 4, 1960. Originally released on RCA Victor (2231) in April 1960. Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); Scotty Moore, Hank Garland (guitar); Homer "Boots" Randolph (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano); Bob Moore (bass); D.J. Fontana, Murray Harman (drums).
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Jr., Hoyt Hawkins, Raymond C. Walker.
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee between March 20, 1960 and April 4, 1960. Originally released on RCA Victor (2231) in April 1960.
Liner Note Author: Stuart Colman.
Recording information: Radio Recorders, Hollywood (03/12/1961); RCA, Nashville (03/12/1961); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (03/20/1960); RCA, Nashville (03/20/1960); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (04/03/1960); RCA, Nashville (04/03/1960); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (06/25/1961); RCA, Nashville (06/25/1961); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (10/15/1961); RCA, Nashville (10/15/1961); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (10/30/1960); RCA, Nashville (10/30/1960); Radio Recorders, Hollywood (11/07/1960-11/08/1960); RCA, Nashville (11/07/1960-11/08/1960).
ELVIS IS BACK is a reissue of the first full-length record that Elvis Presley recorded after returning from his famous two-year stint in the U.S. Army. The disc includes a handful of tracks not included on the original, all of which seem just as strong as those that made it onto the vinyl release.
The album marks something of a crossroads in The King's career. Whereas such tracks as "Stuck on You" and "Make Me Know It" are of a piece with the kind of pelvis-grinding, R&B-informed tracks that made Elvis a star in the mid-to-late '50s, a cut like "Fame and Fortune" sees the beginnings of a move more toward smoky-voiced balladeering. The song is noteworthy for its occasionally jarring swings of vocal pitch-a technique for which Elvis would later be caricaturized. ELVIS IS BACK also brought forth Elvis' indispensable interpretation of "Are You Lonesome Tonight," a track that makes it difficult for even Elvis' most ardent detractors to question the sincerity of his delivery.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.75) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "ELVIS IS BACK! might be the King's greatest noncompilation LP: wildly varied material, revelatory singing, impeccable stereo sound."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] top-notch studio bands, harmony vocals by The Jordanaires, a challenging and diverse repertoire, as well as a newfound sensual, often smouldering depth to Presley's vocal approach."
Disc 1
1 Make Me Know It,There's Always Me
2 Fever,Give Me the Right
3 Girl of My Best Friend, The,It's a Sin
4 I Will Be Home Again,Sentimental Me
5 Dirty, Dirty Feeling,Starting Today
6 Thrill of Your Love,Gently
7 Soldier Boy,I'm Comin' Home
8 Such a Night,In Your Arms
9 It Feels So Right,Put the Blame On Me
10 Girl Next Door Went a'Walking,Judy
11 Like a Baby,I Want You With Me
12 Reconsider Baby
13 Stuck On You
14 Fame and Fortune,(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
15 It's Now or Never,Little Sister
16 Mess of Blues, A,Good Luck Charm
17 Are You Lonesome Tonight?,Anything That's Part of You
18 I Gotta Know
19 Surrender
Disc 2
1 Make Me Know It,There's Always Me
2 Fever,Give Me the Right
3 Girl of My Best Friend, The,It's a Sin
4 I Will Be Home Again,Sentimental Me
5 Dirty, Dirty Feeling,Starting Today
6 Thrill of Your Love,Gently
7 Soldier Boy,I'm Comin' Home
8 Such a Night,In Your Arms
9 It Feels So Right,Put the Blame On Me
10 Girl Next Door Went a'Walking,Judy
11 Like a Baby,I Want You With Me
12 Reconsider Baby
13 Stuck On You
14 Fame and Fortune,(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
15 It's Now or Never,Little Sister
16 Mess of Blues, A,Good Luck Charm
17 Are You Lonesome Tonight?,Anything That's Part of You
18 I Gotta Know
19 Surrender
Product Attributes
Artist Presley,Elvis
Label Rca Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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