You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country

Due for release july 2008 is the Gravel Road Music import release "You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country".
"After 38 years, Elvis's voice remains impressive on each track!" is the general reaction during a playback session of the master with some Elvis fans according to the information we received.


01. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Take 9 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 02. I've Lost You (Take 7 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 03. I Was Born About 10.000 Years Ago (Take 1 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) 04. The Sound Of Your Cry (Take 11 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 05. The Fool (Take 1 - Try Out) 06. Little Cabin On The Hill (Take 2) - Master, Undubbed 07. Cindy,Cindy (Take 1) Unedited 08. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 8 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited, Unrepaired) 09. Got My Mojo Working /Keep Your Hands Off It (Take 1 - Master, Dubbed Brass & Horns -Unedited) 10. How The Web Was Woven (Take 3 - Master, Back-Up Vocals, No Additional Overdubbing ) (Previously Unreleased) 11. It's Your Baby, You Rock It (Take 5 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 12. Stranger In The Crowd (Take 9 - Master, Guide Strings & Backing Vocals ) (Previously Unreleased) 13. I'll Never Know (Take 7 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 14. Mary In The Morning (Take 5 - Master, Undubbed, Unedited) Acetate 15. Ain't No Big Thing (Take 9) (Dubbed Strings) (Previously Unreleased) 16. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Take 3- Alternate Master, Dubbed Strings - No Backing Vocals) (Previously Unreleased) 17. Just Pretend (Take 3 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 18. This Is Our Dance (Take 11 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 19. Life (Take 20 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 20. Heart Of Rome (Take 3 - Used For Composite Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Stereo (Previously Unreleased) 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water - V.O July 2 3 (Acetate) Stereo (Previously Unreleased) 22. There Goes My Everything (Take 3 - Master, Undubbed -Unedited) Acetate 23. The Next Step Is Love - June 22 (Backup Vocal Overdubs ) Acetate
Source: Email / Updated: Jul 7, 2008 
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Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2008report abuse
Steve, I'm still waiting for someone more informed than you or I to respond, but to my knowledge, RCA and FTD have generally steered away from releasing acetates (with some exceptions) and while rough sounding, they often have a mix that is unique to the acetate as well as including other rare bits to otherwise familar material. Cisco is as hard as anyone on subpar or bogus import releases ( at least hardest among those who actually care about imports) but seems to have given this an enthusiastic thumbs up. Do tell, Cisco.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2008report abuse
I really got to have this cd as soon as possible!
BuzzingBee (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
Great to see this release . I did buy, back in the 80s the lp’s and later the cds. Finally a serious approach to these acetates. I’m lucky enough to possess a few and know that these are different from what’s been out. Many did throw them away and they were cheap at the time , nowadays they could raise $5.000 for a song cause they discovered that most acetates are unique. A onetime mix of a song which often changed a few times, instruments whereset differently or removed.

These on the spot mixes often got lost. (you’ll hear mistakes too hahah.) Yes I’m very curious.
Ofcourse I compared the “That’s the way it is “and “love letters “ tracklists of FTD. On the,” You know it don’t have to be strictly country”. cd they used different takes and with my knowledge I expect different versions. They did “Vegas Rhythm” also and that was a big surprise too all of use.

If they just hurry up with this one and Love letters , and making sure Volume 2 is not taking as long as Volume 1 did. I’m having one of the best vacations ever. Kind of like the title bit long but it tells what the content is country songs with a rock favour. Hope they use the cover which was on some message board a little while ago.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
Arent all these songs available with all the RCA & FTD (and about to be ) releases from these sessions? Whats the point of buying this? How can anyone be excited about this? Again paying for the same stuff over & over.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
Hey BigG..didn`t you get my mail, friend..? (hope the admins don`t delete
BigRedGG (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
If it's good enough for Cisco, it's good enough for me !! I heard a looooong time ago (ie when it was announced ;-) ) that it was gonna be a good one, so fingers crossed !! :-)
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
After all what I have read and seen so far....a winner..!!!
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
This is a great cover! Looks like himself most of the time he was singing. Very strong, very determined.
dressingroomrehearsa (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
wel, don't worry Jerome, if the musicans improve, so do we ¦-)
Jerome returns (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
sh*t I thought I was an expert..
dannyboy1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
Actually, Jerome, they are NOT misquoting. The title is a reference to a comment Elvis made during the June Nashville sessions in 1970 (heard before an outtake of "There Goes My Everything") and not the Houston Press Conference as you imply.
Jerome returns (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2008report abuse
misquote: "I hate to say strictly country, because of the fact.. etcetera
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2008report abuse
I don't think so, we saw another cover of these 2 separate cd's in the past... I hope they release it this month, it should be out about half a year ago. i'm looking forward to these cd's!! Come on guys, no kidding anymore, release them at last!
dressingroomrehearsa (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2008report abuse
is this the final cover? awfully and akwardly composed.

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