Sony will release the vinyl RCA album Moody Blue LP as a 40th anniversary limited edition in clear BLUE 180 gram vinyl on September 1, 2017.
Moody Blue was Elvis’ final studio album released by RCA Records the month before his death in August 1977. The album was a mixture of live and studio work, and included the four tracks from his final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976. "Moody Blue" was a previously published hit song recorded at the earlier Graceland session and held over for this album. Also recorded at the February session was "It's Easy For You"" written by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber. Two other track on the album were composed by John Rostill the English bassist and composer, recruited by the Shadows to replace Brian Locking "Way Down" became a hit after Elvis’death less than one month after this album's publication. The album was certified Gold and Platinum on September 12, 1977 and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 by the RIAA Side A 1.Unchained Melody – Live (Alex North and Hy Zaret) 2:36; 2.If You Love Me - Live (Let Me Know) (John Rostill) 3:02; 3.Little Darlin' – Live (Maurice Williams) 1:55; 4.He'll Have to Go (Joe Allison, Audrey Allison) 4:35; 5.Let Me Be There (John Rostill) 3:38 Side B 1.Way Down (Layng Martine, Jr.) 2:41; 2.Pledging My Love (Don Robey, Ferdinand Washington) 2:50; 3.Moody Blue (Mark James) 2:53; 4.She Thinks I Still Care (Dickey Lee Lipscomb) 3:54; 5.It's Easy for You (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice) 3:30