Elvis (1973 album)

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Elvis
Studio album by Elvis Presley
Released July 1973
Recorded March, 1971 – March 28, 1972
Genre Rock
Length 25:25
Label RCA Victor
Producer Felton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite
(1973)
Elvis
(1973)
Raised on Rock
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Elvis is Elvis Presley's self-titled 1973 album. This album is often called "The Fool" album after one of the songs included in it, in order to differentiate it from the 1956 album of the same title. The album sold over 1 million copies worldwide despite it being released soon after the much more successful Aloha from Hawaii album. "Fool" and "Where Do I Go From Here" were recorded in March 1972. "It's Impossible" is a live recording from the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas from February 1972. Tracks 3, 4, 6–10 were leftovers from the March and May 1971 recording sessions at RCA's Studio B in Nashville. Three songs feature Presley on piano: "It's Still Here", "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" and "I Will Be True". These three selections were all released together for a second time as part of the 1980 boxed set, Elvis Aron Presley. The song "Fool" was also released in this collection. Four other songs in this album were also reissued in other albums, as well; "It's Impossible" (Pure Gold, 1975), "Padre" (He Walks Beside Me, 1978), "(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me" (A Canadian Tribute, 1978) and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (Our Memories Of Elvis Volume 2, 1979). The title track "Fool" was issued as a single and managed to reach No. 15 in the UK backed by a live version of "Steamroller Blues".

Track listing[edit]

Original LP release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fool"   James Last, Carl Sigman 2:40
2. "Where Do I Go from Here?"   Paul Williams 2:38
3. "Love Me, Love the Life I Lead"   Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay 3:03
4. "It's Still Here"   Ivory Joe Hunter 2:04
5. "It's Impossible"   Armando Manzanero, Sid Wayne 2:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me"   Gordon Lightfoot 2:06
2. "Padre"   Jacques Larue, Paul Francis Webster, Alain Romans 2:28
3. "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen"   Thomas Paine Westendorf 2:23
4. "I Will Be True"   Ivory Joe Hunter 2:30
5. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"   Bob Dylan 2:42

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Follow That Dream CD reissue[edit]

After more than 20 years of being out-of-print on vinyl, RCA reissued this album in March 1994 on the CD format, and again in 2010 on the Follow that Dream collectors label.

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Fool"    
2. "Where Do I Go From Here"    
3. "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead"    
4. "It's Still Here"    
5. "It's Impossible"    
6. "For Lovin' Me"    
7. "Padre"    
8. "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen"    
9. "I Will Be True"    
10. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (edited version)  
11. "Steamroller Blues" (single mix)  
12. "For The Good Times"    
13. "Until It's Time For You To Go" (remake take 10)  
14. "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead"    
15. "Padre"    
16. "Fool"    
17. "Where Do I Go From Here"    
18. "Reconsider Baby"    
19. "Blue Hawaii"    
20. "Early Mornin' Rain"    
21. "Hawaiian Wedding Song"    
22. "Ku-U-I-Po"    
23. "No More"    
24. "Fool" (single master)  
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "For Lovin' Me" (take 1)  
2. "Until It's Time For You To Go" (takes 1, 2)  
3. "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead" (takes 1, 2)  
4. "Padre" (takes 1, 2)  
5. "For Lovin' Me" (takes 3, 7, 8)  
6. "It's Still Here" (takes 1, 2, 3)  
7. "I'll Take You Home Again" (take 1 undubbed master)  
8. "I Will Be True" (takes 1, 2)  
9. "It's Still Here" (takes 4, 5)  
10. "Until It's Time For You To Go" (take 6)  
11. "Padre" (take 11)  
12. "Love Me, Love The Life I Lead" (takes 5, 6)  
13. "My Way" (takes 1, 2, 3 master)  
14. "For Lovin' Me" (takes 9, 10)  
15. "Don't Think Twice" (take 2 long version unedited)  

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Elvis Presley Albums". Softshoe-slim.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 

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