Elvis Presley Elvis At Stax on 180g 2LP
40th Anniversary of Elvis' Legendary Sessions at Stax Studios!
Includes Remastered Audio & Many Newly Remixed Outtakes!
1973 was a crucial year in the career of Elvis Presley. Riding high on the success of Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite, which was seen by over 1 billion people, Elvis did something remarkable. He chose to take control of his own business. He sold his future royalties to RCA and he started a new publishing company. No one would tell him what to do ever again.
Elvis decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf – at the red-hot Stax, the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes. He assembled the very best musicians in town – members of The MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reﬂect his new path.
Presley spent 12 days at Stax in 1973 (July 21-25 and December 10-16). Elvis At Stax demonstrates an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach and the recordings captured at those historical dates bristle with the kind of energy and dynamism that only Elvis could deliver. The proof is in the six consecutive singles that the Stax sessions produced, all of which skirted the Top 40 from 1973 to 1975. In effect, they rivaled some of the hottest streaks that Presley had charted a decade earlier.
The Stax singles still resonate today: "Raised On Rock" b/w "For Ol' Time Sake" (Hot 100 #41, country #42); "I've Got A Thing About You Baby" b/w "Take Good Care Of Her" (Hot 100 #39, country #4); "Promised Land" b/w "It's Midnight" (Hot 100 #14, country #9); "If You Talk In Your Sleep" b/w "Help Me" (Hot 100 #17, country #6); "My Boy" b/w "Thinking About You" (Hot 100 #20, country #14); and "Mr. Songman" (B-side of "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," Hot 100 #35, country #11). "I Got A Feelin' In My Body" (recorded at Stax, catalog RCA PB-11679), was reissued as a posthumous single by RCA Records in 1979.
Elvis Presley Elvis At Stax Track Listing:
1. Promised Land
2. I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby
3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
4. Raised On Rock
5. Help Me
6. I Got A Feelin’ In My Body (take 4)
7. For Ol’ Times Sake (take 4)
8. Talk About The Good Times (take 3)
9. Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues (take 8)
1. You Asked Me To (take 3A)
2. Loving Arms (take 2)
3. Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming (take 4)
4. Spanish Eyes (take 2)
5. It’s Midnight (take 7)
6. Find Out What’s Happening (takes 8-7)
7. Three Corn Patches (take 14)
8. My Boy (take 1)