It is the first Elvis release of 2012 which marks the 35th anniversary of his passing and a year-long celebration of his life and legacy. A bunch of catalog reissues and compilations are planned via the next year.
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It contains on CD one, the original 12-song Elvis Countryfirst released in 1971. Three bonus tracks are also available. The CD Two features the original 11-song Love Letters From Elvis also with three bonus tracks from the original sessions.
Elvis Country was a breath of fresh air for most of his millions of fans, and signaled a renaissance of his creative energies.
Three factors contributed to the totally reinvigorated image of Elvis Presley in the new decade of the 1970s: 1) the impact of the “’68 Comeback Special” (i.e. the NBC broadcast of December 1968 that featured Elvis dressed in black leather); 2) the string of Memphis-recorded hits that began in the spring of 1969 (chronicled on From Elvis In Memphis: Legacy Edition , issued in 2009); and 3) Elvis’ return to public performing which began in Las Vegas that summer and continued into January-February 1970 (as chronicled on On Stage: Legacy Edition , issued in 2010).
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CD One: ELVIS COUNTRY – ORIGINAL ALBUM (originally issued January 1971, as RCA 4460)
- Tomorrow Never Comes
- Little Cabin On The Hill
- Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
- Funny How Time Slips Away
- I Really Don’t Want To Know
- There Goes My Everything
- It’s Your Baby, You Rock It
- The Fool
- Faded Love
- I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
- Make The World Go Away
Bonus tracks :
- I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago
- A Hundred Years From Now (studio jam)
- Where Did They Go, Lord (single, Hot 100 #33).
CD Two: LOVE LETTERS FROM ELVIS – ORIGINAL ALBUM (originally issued June 1971, as RCA 4530)
- Love Letters
- When I’m Over You
- If I Were You
- Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off Of It
- Heart Of Rome
- Only Believe
- This Is Our Dance
- Cindy, Cindy
- I’ll Never Know
- It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing)
Bonus tracks :
- The Sound Of Your Cry
- Rags To Riches (single, Hot 100 #33)