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You'll Never Walk Alone

September 24, 2006 | Music
Set for release on September 26, 2006 is the reissue of the original seventies Camden album "You'll Never Walk Alone" on the BMG Special Products label. Contrary to the "Let's Be Friends" this album has officially been available since 1987. The CD is available for pre-order.

Original track listing:

You´ll Never Walk Alone
Who Am I?
Let Us Pray
(There´ll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)
We Call On Him
I Believe
It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
Sing You Children
Take My Hand, Precious Lord

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PTCJones wrote on September 24, 2006
It's a real shame that they are tampering with the track listing. With "Let's Be Friends", we have lost "Let's Forget About The Stars" and this is without "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" (or Swing Low, whatever floats your boat). Whether the decision was about costs or whatever, they should not be leaving out these tracks.
shaneleebrown wrote on September 24, 2006
I think Swing Down Sweet Chariot was only available on the European issue, but I may be wrong!
PTCJones wrote on September 24, 2006
Thanks for the heads up shaneleebrown, I never realised.
Jerome wrote on September 24, 2006
What's new? What's next
JerryNodak wrote on September 25, 2006
Looking forward to this re-release. Hopefully there will be some improvement in sound quality. If they release/re-release all the Camden albums I will buy them. Thanks, Sony/BMG.
Steve V wrote on September 26, 2006
Jerry - These religious songs have been released so many times before on great cd sets. Why buy this? When it came out on vinyl in the 70's it served a purpose. It belongs to that era. Today it makes no sense at all. I dont get it.
JerryNodak wrote on September 26, 2006
Steve V: I'm a nostalgic kind of guy. What can I say. Besides ALL Elvis albums released during his lifetime belong to the vinyl era. Bring 'em on Sony/BMG. I'll buy 'em all.
Steve V wrote on September 27, 2006
You have a point! LOL
Elvisy wrote on September 27, 2006
Elvis singing gospel songs ! No one can sing them the way he did! I can never tire of listening to him singing it with so much soul.Good news! Bring it back ,especially now we do need to remember that the King was also so spititual in paying tribute to the Lord! Never forget that!
Tony C wrote on September 27, 2006
I completely agree with Jerry, these budget LP's are part of the 1954-1977 Elvis history and deserve release for those that wish to own CD versions. Many people will have first heard Elvis' Gospel recordings via this LP.
Steve V wrote on September 27, 2006
Kilburn Tony - Yes these albums were part of albums that came out in his lifetime. But do you really want to see Burning Love & Hits From his Movies, Separate Ways, and Hits From His Movies Vol2 released on CD? These were terrible albums with awful songs selections except for the title tracks. These did more harm to Elvis in the 70's than good. I remember a few people who bought the Burning Love LP because of the hit single only to be terribly disappointed. If the CDs came out, the same thing may happen. I hope these 3 never see the light of day again.
John4126 wrote on September 27, 2006
Steve V - i tend to agree with most of your comments and am finding myself nodding my head in agreement with you here. RCA must rub their hands with glee at the thought of so many who are prepared to buy this stuff - again and again. What confuses me is that not too many years ago, they stream-lined the catalogue. A recognition there were too many compilations and sub-standard releases. I broadly welcomed that. Now we are seeing an influx of Christmas, Themed CD's and re-hashes of what, irrespective of the sentimental value, are poor value for money releases that could damage rather than en-hance the Kings reputation. Why buy this CD, when there are God (no pun intended!) knows how many 'Gospel' compilations out there? Yes - It's a matter of choice. No-one forces anyone to buy this stuff. It's there should you want it.
Steve V wrote on September 27, 2006
John 4126 - I'm afraid streamlining of the catalog is now kaput! It looks like the almighty buck has again taken over. The Elvis catalog is a mess is my opinion.
Dan The Man wrote on September 27, 2006
Some should hold their horses before leaving the Elvis world in anger. The Camden's are released on the Special Products Label, one of the subs, and they have been releasing "best of" and other things for a very long time.
JerryNodak wrote on September 27, 2006
Legacy, shmegacy. It's already written decades ago. Reputation?? He's dead!! I'm a consumer. Give me product!! Bring 'em on!! Yes, Burning Love and Hits From His Movies Vol. 2, too. Product, product, product.
Dan The Man wrote on September 27, 2006
Hey Jerry, your my kind of guy. Even though I got Burning Love on CD from 1987 (US Press) I would welcome a new one.
JerryNodak wrote on September 27, 2006
DanTheMan: I bought Burning Love.... as a Camden Classic way back when. The sound was pretty bad. I'd certainly welcome a re-release with improved sound.
John4126 wrote on September 28, 2006
I really don't have a problem with anyone buying this or any other kind of release. Freedom of choice and all that. Personally can't understand it, but there you go. Completeness, sentimentality, too much money in the bank - whatever it may be - enjoy.
Jerome wrote on September 28, 2006
question: does anybody know where to find and can help me to get where to get the alternate takes of some of these songs? Do they exist? Love song of the year, We can make the morning, Love me, love the life I lead, sweet angeline. Would be very grateful when you'll help me with this. Thanks
see see rider wrote on September 28, 2006
Not trying to be a wise guy here but, for someone who claims to work for RCA/BMG as they posted on the "Let's be friends" posting..they shouldn't have no trouble obtaining these songs.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 29, 2006
Theres no way id rebuy the sings hits from his movies volume2,i sold the original as it had no place being released in first place,thats one of the worst ideas for a album ive ever seen and one of the many reasons elvis for so long was not respected in the same business he help skyrocket!
Jerome wrote on September 29, 2006
There was a Board meeting whether or not to pu the song Sing you children Sing on the album. Personally I was against it because it didn't fit the compilation. Unfortunately this will happen also with other releases, the misfitting of songs on a compilation album.
JerryNodak wrote on September 30, 2006
Who knows?? My guess (and that's all it is) is that they'll probably be available only for a short time. If you want 'em, order them now. Mine are on order.
JerryNodak wrote on September 30, 2006
Jereome: Doesn't fit the compilation?? Have you listened to the lyrics?? Has anyone at your board meeting ever heard the lyrics?? It's a gospel/religious/inspirational comp. The lyrics of "Sing You Children" are certainly of a religious based nature.
lvisfan wrote on September 30, 2006
I for one am glad RCA has finally released this CD with the original cover art and not the one I bought years ago. Just like with the "Almost In Love" and "Flaming Star" CD's , at least they decided to use the original covers. I think for the most part, just a true collector will buy these anyway. Like someone posted earlier...all these tracks are already available on a variety of different CD's that have been highly promoted to target a younger and newer buyer of Elvis music. The Camden stuff is basically for the rest of us. I would like to see a few of the 80's albums on CD too. Even though RCA put out some god aweful things with no rhyme or reason during that decade, "Our Memories VOl.1 & 2" would be nice. I got so impatient that I went ahead and made them myself from my original LP's and even got the cover art printed. But it would be good to get an official release from the label.
MR61 wrote on September 30, 2006
I hope this is the cover the one I bought in the us in 2004 has a different one. More the merry release them all hits of the movies vol1 ,I got lucky,and all the rest I need them to make my cd colection complete to change from vinyl. I think a good Religous single say Let us Pray /Youll never walk alone would be great not every one wants Rockn Roll or Ballad Elvis a change might make all the difference you will never know or even a christmas single that would be good to promote the christmas album, personally I love sing you children and Let us prey also FTD could do another religous cd and christmas cd there must be alot of out takes out there. God Bless Us All
JerryNodak wrote on October 03, 2006
MR61: Since Flaming Star and Almost In Love used the original cover photos I think we can safely assume that You'll Never Walk Alone will be the original as well.
Greg Nolan wrote on October 04, 2006
Compared to the better Camden's (yes, they exist), I'm rather agnostic about this release. <grin> I knew most of the songs from elsewhere but I'm glad for others that this will be available. It's pretty harmless and can pass as at least something released during his lifetime.
RonBaker wrote on October 09, 2006
I, for one, am glad to have "We Call on Him" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" on cd. I could do without the 'Peace in the Valley' tracks. How many times do we need to put those out? To do a bang up job on this release, they need to anthologize (if there's such a word) the gospel recordings Elvis did that weren't necessarily put in one spot. "Swing Down Chariot" (I'm not sure where that song is...probably a soundtrack 2fer...I have it though) for example. I hate the fact that some of the songs are scattered to many different recordings. "Put Your Hand in the Hand" would work here too. Just a thought. I'll be buying it for "We Call on Him" and "You'll Never Walk Alone"...one of my favorite Elvis 45s from back in the day!