Set for release on November 20th is From Elvis In Nashville, the four-CD/digital collection presenting the definitive chronicle of Elvis Presley's legendary 1970 marathon sessions with the “Nashville Cats.” The new collection features 40 undubbed, newly mixed classic recordings, and two discs of rare and unreleased outtakes.
Highlights on From Elvis In Nashville include: “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Faded Love,” “Make The World Go Away,” “Just Pretend,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” “The Next Step Is Love,” “I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water,” “Twenty Days And Twenty Nights,” “I've Lost You,” “I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago,” “The Fool,” “It's Your Baby, You Rock It,” “Stranger In The Crowd,” “You Don't Have To Say You Love Me,” “Just Pretend,” “Patch It Up,” and more.
During Elvis' June 9th, 1972 New York City press conference, he was asked why he had stayed away from tackling hard rock on his recent albums: “It's very difficult to find that type of song and it's hard to find good material nowadays — y'know, for everybody. For all of us. It's just. . . It's very difficult to find any good, hard rock songs. If I could find 'em, I, I, would do it.”
“The King” was pushed as to whether his song pool for his records was locked into his personal publishing house — or whether he feels free to record songs for which he has no financial stake: “Yes, I'm in a publishing firm — but I'll takes songs from anywhere, y'know, or from anybody if they're good. It doesn't have to be in my company. It could be, just an unknown person, or just anybody who writes a song, if they can get it to me — if it's good, I'll do it.”
AUDIO: ELVIS PRESLEY ON CHOOSING MATERIAL
AUDIO: ELVIS PRESLEY ON NOT RECORDING HARD ROCK