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Elvis Presley – Elvis Country : Legacy Edition coming out on January 3rd

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Elvis Country : Legacy Edition – a Deluxe 2-CD Package will be released on January 3rd 2012 through RCA/Legacy (a division o f Sony Music Entertainment).

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)  

Selections :

  1. Snowbird
  2. Tomorrow Never Comes
  3. Little Cabin On The Hill
  4. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
  5. Funny How Time Slips Away
  6. I Really Don’t Want To Know
  7. There Goes My Everything
  8. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It
  9. The Fool
  10. Faded Love
  11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
  12. Make The World Go Away

Bonus tracks :

  1. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago
  2. A Hundred Years From Now (studio jam)
  3. Where Did They Go, Lord (single, Hot 100 #33).

CD Two: LOVE LETTERS FROM ELVIS – ORIGINAL ALBUM (originally issued June 1971, as RCA 4530)  

Selections :

  1. Love Letters
  2. When I’m Over You
  3. If I Were You
  4. Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off Of It
  5. Heart Of Rome
  6. Only Believe
  7. This Is Our Dance
  8. Cindy, Cindy
  9. I’ll Never Know
  10. It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing)
  11. Life

Bonus tracks :

  1. The Sound Of Your Cry
  2. Sylvia
  3. Rags To Riches (single, Hot 100 #33)


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