Released today (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 a rare press conference in Houston on February 25th, 1970, Elvis spoke about how at the time country music hits had once again found their way into the Top 40 and the general public's listening tastes: “I think it's fantastic, Y'see, country music was always a part of the influence on my type of music anyway. It's a combination of country music and gospel, and rhythm and blues all combined is what it really was. As a child I was influenced by all of that.”