Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blue Boy | Noisy-le-Grand | 01/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On May 26, 1963, Elvis went into RCA's Studio B in Nashville to record a new non-soundtrack album. It was supposed to be his first one since POT LUCK, the previous summer. Unfortunately, his manager, thinking that soundtrack albums sold better than original albums, kept the album on the shelf and decided to use each song from the session as fillers for soundtracks or B-sides.
In 1990, RCA decided to release the songs from this session on an album which is known now as THE LOST ALBUM.
Below, I give you the information what the Colonel decided to do with each song:
-LONG LONELY HIGHWAY: bonus song on KISSIN' COUSINS soundtrack album (April 1964). Take 1 of this song was incidentally released by RCA on the B-side of the single I'M YOURS (August 1965).
-WESTERN UNION: bonus song on SPEEDWAY soundtrack album (May 1968)
-WITCHCRAFT: B-side of BOSSA NOVA BABY single (October 1963). N°32 on the Billboard.
-LOVE ME TONIGHT: bonus song on FUN IN ACAPULCO soundtrack album (11/1963)
-WHAT NOW WHAT NEXT WHERE TO: bonus song DOUBLE TROUBLE soundtrack album (06/1967)
-PLEASE DON'T DRAG THAT STRING AROUND: B-side to DEVIL IN DISGUISE single (06/1963)
-BLUE RIVER: bonus song on DOUBLE TROUBLE soundtrack album (06/1967)
-NEVER ENDING: same as above
-DEVIL IN DISGUISE: A-side single (06/1963), N°3 in U.S., N°1 in U.K.
-FINDERS KEEPERS: filler on ELVIS FOR EVERYONE album (08/1965)
-ECHOES OF LOVE: bonus song on KISSIN' COUSINS soundtrack album (04/1964)
-SLOWLY BUT SURELY: bonus song on FUN IN ACAPULCO soundtrack album (11/1963)
The last 3 songs on the CD were recorded on January 1964 in Nashville and were supposed to complete the untitled album recorded the previous year:
-IT HURTS ME: B-side to KISSIN' COUSINS single (02/1964), N°29 in Billboard
-MEMPHIS TENNESSEE: included on the ELVIS FOR EVERYONE album (08/1965)
-ASK ME: A-side single (09/1964), N°12 in Billboard
At last, this album is (or rather was) available."
"Together Again - For The First Time..."
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 08/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amidst all of the Hollywood hoopla of '63, Elvis managed to squeeze in just one regular non-soundtrack session back in Nashville. It would seem that the pupose for these sessions was to complete key tracks for his next "non-movie" studio LP. But for whatever reason, RCA decided not to release that album. So these masters slowly trickled out through a number of singles, b-sides and albums over a period of several years. These tracks were collected together for the first time on this CD, and it turned out to be the best album Elvis never released. I highly recommend this CD to all Elvis fans."
The Must Have of Elvis CDs
Eric Cornelius | Bethany,Oklahoma | 08/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"of all the Elvis Cds released this must have stands above the others.The story behind this lost album is fascinating...that it was ready to go but shelved is just crazy.Thankfully it is now brought to life.Long,lonely Highway,Slowly but Surely,Memphis,Tennessee,Devil in Desguise are the best from this session.These songs showcase Elvis' energy and talent well.These tunes have life breathed into them by the one who can make a song walk on all fours.Had this album been released originally,maybe it would have re-energized Elvis and got him even more ancious to get back into the studio and away from the sound-tracks that seemed to frustrate him so.We'll never know.Elvis did record some great music in the mid-60's both in studio and on sound-tracks.these are some of his best non-movie recordings from this period.Long.lonely Highway and Slowly but Surely were used in the film Tickle Me.Get this historic CD and enjoy.Elvis is still more current than any other artist...listen and enjoy."