Elvis Inspirational

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Elvis Inspirational
Compilation album by Elvis Presley
Released February 28, 2006
Recorded October 31, 1960 - December 16, 1973
Genre Rock & Roll
Label RCA-Sony BMG
Elvis Presley chronology
Hitstory
(2005)
Elvis Inspirational
(2006)
Elvis Rock
(2006)

Elvis Inspirational, RCA's 2006 compilation, is part of a set of six theme-based compilations that also includes Elvis Rock, Elvis Country, Elvis Movies, Elvis Live and Elvis R&B and while this collection suggests that it will deliver 20 tracks of Elvis singing gospel tunes, that's not quite the case. Instead of concentrating on his classic early-1960s record His Hand in Mine, this is almost entirely culled from sessions from the late 1960s and early 1970s, which means this isn't pure gospel by any means: as the title suggests, these are inspirational songs, not gospel, so Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Neil Diamond's "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind," Mac Davis' "In the Ghetto," "Danny Boy," and "The Impossible Dream" can all fit into that definition. So, this isn't really a gospel record, but that doesn't mean it's bad by any measure. In fact, it's quite an enjoyable collection of alternately sentimental and dramatic highly produced pop by Elvis, and as long as a listener is expecting a vocal pop compilation, not a gospel record, he'll/she'll be likely to enjoy this.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title Writer(s) Time
1. If I Can Dream W. Earl Brown 3:09
2. Crying in the Chapel Artie Glenn 2:23
3. Amazing Grace John Newton 3:33
4. Danny Boy (Elvis Inspirational version) Frederic Weatherly 3:56
5. In The Ghetto Mac Davis 2:45
6. Mama Liked the Roses (Elvis Inspirational version) Johnny Christopher 2:47
7. An Evening Prayer C. Gabriel Battersby 1:54
8. Put Your Hand in the Hand (Elvis Inspirational version) Gene MacLellan 3:16
9. You'll Never Walk Alone Oscar Hammerstein II 2:43
10. How Great Thou Art Carl Boberg 3:01
11. I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (Elvis Inspirational version) Thomas P. Westendorf 2:24
12. He Is My Everything Dallas Frazier 2:39
13. A Thing Called Love (Elvis Inspirational version) Jerry Reed 2:25
14. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind (Elvis Inspirational version) Neil Diamond 3:10
15. If That Isn't Love Dottie Rambo 3:29
16. Help Me Larry Gatlin 2:28
17. Only Believe Paul Rader 2:48
18. Wonderful World (Elvis Inspirational version) D. Fletcher 2:12
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water (2003 Sony Remaster) Paul Simon 4:28
20. The Impossible Dream (Elvis Inspirational version) Joe Darion 2:29

Credits[edit]

Name Credits
Vic Anesini[2] Mastering
C. Gabriel Battersby Composer
W. Earl Brown Composer
Johnny Christopher Composer
Joe Darion Composer
Mac Davis Composer
Neil Diamond Composer
Joseph DiMuro Executive Producer
Dallas Frazier Composer
Charles H. Gabriel Composer
Larry Gatlin Composer
Artie Glenn Composer
Erwin Gorostiza Art Direction
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Michael Hill Liner Notes
Stuart K. Hine Composer
John Hudson A&R
Ernst Mikael Jørgensen Audio Production, Compilation Producer
Mitch Leigh Composer
Jennifer Liebeskind Project Coordinator
Gene MacLellan Composer
Iris Maenza Project Director
Paul Rader Composer
Dottie Rambo Composer
Jerry Reed Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Rob Santos Production Assistant
Jeffrey Schulz Design
Roger Semon Audio Production, Compilation Producer
Paul Simon Composer
Matthew Stringer Project Director

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