The legendary marathon sessions
Elvis Presley fans can look forward to a special release in 2020: “From Elvis In Nashville”, the long-awaited final chronicle of Elvis Presley’s mythical marathon sessions with the “Nashville Cats” in 1970.
In June 1970, Elvis Presley traveled from his home in Memphis to Nashville, where he rented a studio in RCA Studio B for five days of recording. There he was accompanied by musicians like Charlie McCoy and Norbert Putnam, the legendary “Nashville Cats”. The result became known among fans as “Marathon Sessions”.
The five-day sessions began in the early evening and lasted until dawn. They produced a variety of material, including an exciting version of Willie Nelson’s “Funny How Time Slips Away”, the heartbreaking “I’ve Lost You”, a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and a new version of “Love Letters”. A wild one-take version of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” is also among the many highlights.
And these are now available on four full CDs or two LPs. “From Elvis in Nashville” features the King of Rock’n’Roll at his very best. Grammy-winning sound engineer Matt Ross-Spang has remixed the recordings for the release, freeing them from additional orchestration and overdubs.
An exciting chapter of Elvis Presley’s career, a must for every fan: Here is “From Elvis In Nashville”.
- You don’t have to say you love me
- Mary in the morning
- Stranger in the crowd
- How the web was woven
- Got my mojo working / Keep your hands off of it
- I’ve lost you
- Patch it up
- Just pretend
- Whole lot-ta shakin’ goin’ on
- Bridge over troubled water
- Tomorrow nevers comes (takes 10-11)
- Faded Love (take 3)
- I really don’t want to know
- I was born about ten thousand years ago
- Make the world go away
- Funny how time slips away
- Fades love (rehearsal country version)
- The fool
- A hundred years from now (take 1)
- Little cabin on the hill (take 1)
- There goes my everything (take 1)
- I washed my hands in muddy water