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Elvis at Stax deluxe edition

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Elvis Presley‘s last major studio sessions from 40 years ago, are commemorated in a deluxe edition called Elvis at Stax to be released by RCA/Legacy on 5 August 2013 (6th in the US).

Presley spent 12 days at Stax Recording Studios in his hometown of Memphis in 1973 (July 21-25 and December 10-16), and the results of those sessions are spread over three CDs:

  • Disc 1:  The R&B and Country Sessions – The Outtakes: 17 tracks
  • Disc 2:  Part 1 – The Pop Sessions – The Outtakes: 10 tracks
  • Disc 2:  Part 2 – The July 1973 Masters: four single sides and six album tracks
  • Disc 3:  The December 1973 Masters: seven single sides and 11 album tracks.

single CD of highlights and 2LP 180g vinyl will also be released.

Elvis At Stax: Deluxe Edition full track listing:

Disc 1:  The R&B and Country Sessions – The Outtakes:  Selections – 1. I Got A Feelin’ In My Body – take 1 (I) • 2. Find Out What’s Happening – takes 8-7 (B) • 3. Promised Land – take 4 (I) • 4. For Ol’ Times Sake – take 4 (I) • 5. I’ve Got A Thing About You, Babe – take 14 (I) • 6. It’s Midnight – take 7 (F) • 7. If You Talk In Your Sleep – take 5 (J) • 8. Loving Arms – take 2 (I) • 9. You Asked Me To – take 3A (F) • 10. Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues – take 8 (I) • 11. Talk About The Good Times – take 3 (I) • 12. There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – take 1 (I) • 13. She Wears My Ring – take 8 (I) • 14. Three Corn Patches – take 14 (I) • 15. I Got A Feelin’ In My Body – take 4 (J) • 16. If You Don’t Come Back – take 3 (I) • 17. Promised Land – take 5 (H).

Disc 2:  Part 1 – The Pop Sessions – The Outtakes:  Selections – 1. Mr. Songman – take 2 (F) • 2. Your Love’s Been A Long time Coming – take 4 (I) • 3. Spanish Eyes – take 2 (I) • 4. Take Good Care Of Her – takes 1,2,3 (D) • 5. It’s Diff’rent Now (unfinished recording) (G) • 6. Thinking About You – take 4 (I) • 7. My Boy – take 1 (D) • 8. Girl Of Mine – take 9 (I) • 9. Love Song Of The Year – take 1 (F) • 10. If That Isn’t Love – take 1 (I) • Part 2 – The July 1973 Masters: • 11. Raised On Rock (Hot 100 #41, country #42) (A) • 12. For Ol’ Time Sake (charts same as track 11) (A) • 13. I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby (Hot 100 #39, country #4) (C) • 14. Take Good Care Of Her (charts same as track 13) (C) • 15. If You Don’t Come Back (A) • 16. Three Corn Patches (A) • 17. Girl Of Mine (A) • 18. Just A Little Bit (A) • 19. Find Out What’s Happening (A) • 20. Sweet Angeline (A) .

Disc 3:  The December 1973 Masters:  Selections – 1. Promised Land (Hot 100 #14, country #9) (E) • 2. It’s Midnight (charts same as track 1) (E) • 3. If You Talk In Your Sleep (Hot 100 #17, country #6) (E) • 4. Help Me (charts same as track 3) (E) • 5. My Boy (Hot 100 #20, country #14) (C) • 6. Thinking About You (charts same as track 5) (E) • 7. Mr. Songman (Hot 100 #35, country #11) (E) • 8. I Got A Feelin’ In My Body (C) • 9. Loving Arms (C) • 10. Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues (C) • 11. You Asked Me To (E) • 12. There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In) (E) • 13. Talk About The Good Times (C) • 14. She Wears My Ring (C) • 15. Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming (E) • 16. Love Song Of The Year (E) • 17. Spanish Eyes (C) • 18. If That Isn’t Love (C).

Album source index:
A – from Raised On Rock/For Ol’ Times Sake LP (RCA APL1-0388, released October 1973)
B – from Raised on Rock CD (FTD 86971 28432, released July 2007)
C – from Good Times LP (RCA CPL1-0475, released March 1974)
D – from Good Times CD (FTD 50602 09750 0 3, released December 2012)
E – from Promised Land LP (RCA APL1-0873, released January 1975)
F – from Promised Land CD (FTD 50602 09750 1 9, released December 2011)
G – from Walk a Mile in My Shoes – The Essential ’70s Masters 5-CD box set (RCA 7863-66670-2, released October 1995)
H – from Platinum – A Life In Music 4-CD box set (RCA 67469, released July 1997)
I – from Rhythm and Country CD (RCA 07863-67672-2, released August 1998)
J – from Today, Tomorrow and Forever 4-CD box set (RCA 07863-65115-2, released June 2002)

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