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Back In Memphis

March 03, 2014 | Music

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.

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
Lou A wrote on March 05, 2014
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
Cruiser621 wrote on March 05, 2014
Agreed… Nice photo layout besides the actual photos themselves.
circleG wrote on March 05, 2014
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.
Natha wrote on March 05, 2014
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.
Tony C wrote on March 05, 2014
Sony generally have their vinyl FTD releases mastered at the EMI studio located in Abbey Road.
marco31768 wrote on March 05, 2014
The most beautiful Elvis' cover !
circleG wrote on March 07, 2014
Thanks Tony - I wish all FTDs had been mastered there, certainly future ones !
TheMemphisFan wrote on March 08, 2014
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?
Tony C wrote on March 08, 2014
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.
circleG wrote on March 08, 2014
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.
kink56 wrote on March 15, 2014
Of all the pictures I have ever seen, the cover picture does not even look like Elvis to me at all.
JerryNodak wrote on March 17, 2014
The back cover photo is okay. The front cover photo I don't like at all.
Smile:-) wrote on March 17, 2014
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... :-/