Elvis Presley's legendary 1970 Nashville Sessions announced

music news 11/08/2020

The iconic 1970 sessions Elvis Presley had with the 'Nashville Cats' has been announced.

Titled From Elvis in Nashville, the 4-CD collection comes with rare and unreleased outtakes and will also be available in a 2-LP edition.

Due to hit stores on 20th November, the sessions were recorded in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over a five day/night straight in June 1970. There was also a bonus session on 22nd September. Presley' performances from those sessions were the culmination of his three most successful studio album releases in the '70s - 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is', 'Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old)' and 'Love Letters from Elvis'.

Listen to 'I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water' below.

Presented in pristine audio without added overdubs and orchestration appearances, 'From Elvis in Nashville' was mixed by Grammy-Award winning engineer, Matt Ross-Sprang, who previously worked with John Prine and Jason Isbell.

The compilation will vailable for pre-order now and you can purchase the exclusive Graceland vinyl LP set here.

Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Nashville Tracklist (with original songwriters):

Disc 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)

Disc 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)

Disc 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)
  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)

Disc 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)