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Promised Land [US Bonus Tracks]


  • 1. Promised Land
    2. There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)
    3. Help Me
    4. Mr. Songman
    5. Love Song of the Year
    6. It's Midnight
    7. Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming
    8. If You Talk in Your Sleep
    9. Thinking About You
    10. You Asked Me To
    11. Loving Arms
    12. I Got a Feelin' in My Body
    13. If That Isn't Love
    14. She Wears My Ring
    15. My Boy
    16. Spanish Eyes
    17. Talk About the Good Times
    18. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 67930

  • Credits
    ProducerErnst Mikael Jorgensen (Compilation); Roger Semon (Compilation)
    EngineerJoe Lopes; Dick Baxter; Al Pachucki; Mickey Crofford; Mike Moran

    Liner Note Author: Colin Scott.
    Recording information: Stax Studio.
    In 1973, Elvis Presley booked sessions at Memphis' famous Stax Studios, where Booker T. & the MGs, Otis Redding, and numerous other soul stars had recorded hits. Unfortunately, initial efforts to have Presley work with the Stax stable of musicians yielded few usable tracks, and Elvis soon called in his stage band to finish the sessions. The results can be heard on the albums GOOD TIMES, RAISED ON ROCK, and PROMISED LAND.
    Like most of Elvis' 70s recordings, PROMISED LAND is an eclectic mix reflecting Presley's many musical enthusiasms. The ten songs that make up this album run the gamut from country heartbreak songs ("There's a Honky Tonk Angel," "Mr. Songman") to carnal white funk ("If You Talk in Your Sleep") to heartfelt gospel ("Help Me") to schmaltzy pop ("Love Song of the Year," "It's Midnight"). While the performances on PROMISED LAND are uniformly excellent, the material is a mixed bag of strong material and throwaways. The production is extravagant, typical of Presley recordings from this era. Those interested in hearing these songs in sparer settings might want to check out RHYTHM AND COUNTRY, a collection of undubbed alternate takes from the Stax sessions.

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