Label: RCA - BVCM-31024,BMG - BVCM-31024 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock, Blues, Pop • Style: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal, Rock & Roll
Elvis Is Back! It was Presley's first album issued in stereophonic sound. Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley's return to recording after his discharge from the U. It was Presley's first album of new material since Elvis' Christmas Album Inas Presley's fame was soaring, he received a draft notice from the Memphis Draft Board, but was given a deferment so he could finish his latest film production, King Creole.
During Presley's two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment.
During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented Fame And Fortune - Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashvillewhich was scheduled to take place upon his return. Presley returned to the United States on March 2, The first session was held on March 20—21 and the second session was held on April 3—4, completing the album.
Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. Elvis is Back! Following his third and last Fame And Fortune - Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back!
on the Ed Sullivan ShowPresley received a notice from the Memphis draft board on January 8, The board announced his 1A classification and his possible draft before the end of the year. On December 20, Presley received his draft notice. At the beginning ofPresley's single " Don't " topped the charts. Presley was inducted into the Army on March 24, According to Fadal, Presley "firmly believed" his career was finished. Using unreleased material, they kept up a stream of regular, successful releases.
During his final months in the Army, Presley started to experiment with new material and thinking ahead to his anticipated return to recording. Presley returned to the United States on March 2,and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant on March 5.
Parker also obtained an increase in Presley's salary and a profit share from producer Wallis, and negotiated an appearance on The Frank Sinatra Show. The session personnel consisted of guitarist Scotty Mooredrummer D.
Presley's original bassist Bill Black declined to join the sessions as he was enjoying success with the Bill 20 Flight Rock - Vince Taylor - Vince Taylor Combo.
To prevent possible disruption by fans, the musicians were initially told they were going to play on a Jim Reeves session. The microphone could be used for vocals, instruments and full area coverage.
The last song recorded during the March session was a non-album cut, " A Mess of Blues ". The original musicians returned to the studio on the evening of April 3; they were joined by saxophonist Boots Randolph.
Presley started the session with " Fever ", accompanied only by the bass and drums. After Presley failed several times to achieve the full voice ending of the song, Porter offered to splice it for him. Presley refused and tried the song until he achieved the desired ending. The album includes a variety of material; Presley and the session musicians, known as " The Nashville A-Team ", had the benefit of recording Fame And Fortune - Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back!
that was state-of-the-art for its time. The back cover features an image of Presley grinning; he is dressed in an Army regulation fatigue jacket and cap. The inside of the gatefold cover features fifteen photographs of Presley taken at various times during his Army service. The album contains twelve tracks; it opens with "Make Me Know It". The second side opens with "Soldier Boy", which features a change of key in the chorus.
This is followed by "Such a Night", which has saxophone accompaniment by Randolph. Presley played the lead guitar on both tracks, the latter of which features long saxophone and piano solos. The first single from Elvis Is Back! Billboard magazine said, "Elvis is back and singing better than Rastaman Live Up! - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Confrontation in the rock and roll style he made famous".
Perhaps [the recordings] are the first attempts to master new styles". The review said Presley's ballads were "the worst he's ever made" but lauded "his former vitality" in the "commercial rockabilly romps". In his review for AllMusicBruce Eder wrote that the album "shows a mature Elvis Presley [who] displayed the rich, deep vocalizing that would Fame And Fortune - Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back! critics' expectations of Elvis Presley playing rhythm guitar throughout".
Eder concluded that on Elvis Is Back! You can understand why this would be his favourite album. PopMatters 's Steve Horowitz said the album helped Presley grow from "teen idol" to "adult entertainer".
Horowitz continued: "Presley's voice was still strong and clear. He could belt out the blues one minute McCormick wrote: "It is almost universally accepted that Elvis, who never saw active service, 'died' in the army. Yet Elvis Is Back RCA reissued Back Together - Impromp2 - Cant Get Enough original 12 track album on compact disc inand again in with bonus tracks.
In Elvis is Back! This edition contains previously unreleased outtakes of the studio album and combines all previously issued versions of the masters and outtakes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Elvis Presley. The second track of the album presents Presley closely following Peggy Lee 's version of the song.
Closing the album, Presley covers Lowell Fulson's song. There was new depth to his voice; his interpretations were increasingly sophisticated; the group was probably the best studio band in the business; the song selection was imaginative and varied, the technical quality excellent. Most surprising of all, the new album pointed in no one's musical direction". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved June 20, The Rough Guide Laurie Larson - Aquila Elvis.
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