Back In Memphis

Back In Memphis will get the FTD vinyl treatment and will be released as a double LP soon.

Side A
01. Inherit the Wind - ­ take 3/M with V.O. #2 (3:18)(Eddie Rabbitt)
02. Without Love (There Is Nothing) - takes 2-4 (4.00)(Danny Small)
03. Suspicious Minds ­ take 7 (3:52)(Mark James)
04. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind - take 6/M (3:53)(Neil Diamond)
05. Do You Know Who I Am? – take 4 (4.10)(Bobby Russell)

Side B
01. You'll Think of Me – take 23/M (4:26)(Mort Shuman)
02. From a Jack To A King- takes 4,5/M (3.01)* (Ned Miller)
03. The Fair's Moving On - take 1/M with V.O. (3:11)(Guy Fletcher/Doug Flett)
04. Stranger in My Own Home Town- Master (4:24)(Percy Mayfield)
05. Without Love (There Is Nothing) – take 5/M (2:55)(Danny Small)

Side C
01. A Little Bit of Green – take 1 (3:43)(Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin)
02. This Time / I Can’t Stop Loving You (jam - edit) – (3.32)(Troy Shondell) (Don Gibson)
03. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind – takes 1-3, 5 (6:34)(Neil Diamond)
04. Do You Know Who I Am? – take 1 (2.39)(Bobby Russell)
05. From a Jack To A King ­ takes 1-3 (3:13)(Ned Miller)

Side D
01. Stranger in My Own Home Town (jam) – take 1/M (4.55)(Percy Mayfield)
02. This Is the Story – takes 1,2/M (3.26)(Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin)
03. You'll Think of Me – take 16 (4.24)(Mort Shuman)
04. The Fair's Moving On (master) (3.13)(Guy Fletcher/Doug Flett)
05. Suspicious Minds – take 6 (3.41)(Mark James)

Recorded at sessions January 13-16, 20-23 and February 17-22, 1969 at
American Studios, Memphis. Mastered for DMM by Abbey Road Studios, London.

Musicians
Guitar and Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar & Piano: Elvis Presley.
Bass: Mike Leech, Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis.

Overdubbed horn section
Trumpet: R.F. Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax: Jackie
Thomas, Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P. Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, Jack Thomas. French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo.

Vocal accompaniment by Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher,
Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurschel
Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery, Joe Babcock.

Source: The OEPFC of Great Britain / Updated: Mar 3, 2014
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Reactions

Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2014report abuse
I agree with kink56, it is Elvis all right, and it could have been a grat shot. But he has a very unfamiliar look in his eyes. Obvously not prepared to be taken picture of. Looks like he is about to close his eyes or yawn... More like a good impersonator... :-/
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2014report abuse
The back cover photo is okay. The front cover photo I don't like at all.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2014report abuse
Of all the pictures I have ever seen, the cover picture does not even look like Elvis to me at all.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2014report abuse
I'm not taking anything away fron any other studio but Abbey Road as far as I know always brought in the results. Queen and David Bowie remastered their back catalogue there with good results.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2014report abuse
Why the desire to want EMI to master FTD CDs, the location makes no difference. Sony use EMI for vinyl mastering because that is their speciality, but CDs can be mastered at any studio. The engineers at Abbey Road produce excellent results, but those skills should be in use in all studios.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2014report abuse
Why does it matter "where" the remastering is done? Isn't it mostly a matter of "who" does the remastering that makes the biggest difference in sound quality?
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2014report abuse
Thanks Tony - I wish all FTDs had been mastered there, certainly future ones !
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2014report abuse
The most beautiful Elvis' cover !
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2014report abuse
Sony generally have their vinyl FTD releases mastered at the EMI studio located in Abbey Road.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2014report abuse
Indeed a nice cover, but in those days I was also thrilled by the cover. I didn't mind that it was not a photo of the session or accurately taken in that time.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2014report abuse
Elvis Mastered at Abbey Road, London? Wow, if we knew then what we know now ... I've only just noticed this having said goodbye to vinyl many years ago, should be great sound. How many albums have been mastered there? Well overdue if you ask me.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2014report abuse
Agreed… Nice photo layout besides the actual photos themselves.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2014report abuse
Excellant cover. That's the way the front cover should have looked in 1969, saving the International Hotel live shots for the concert LP.That was always a mystery to me. Putting a Vegas live shot on the studio album, and a 68 comeback photo on the live lp. It's not like they didn't have live photos and studio photos to choose from. But I guess that's part of the joy and fun of being an Elvis fan

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