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From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
Studio album by Elvis Presley
Released May 1, 1976
Recorded February 2–7, 1976 at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Soul, country pop[1]
Length 34:48
Label RCA Victor
Producer Felton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
The Sun Sessions
(1976)
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
(1976)
Welcome to My World
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee is an album by Elvis Presley, released in 1976 on RCA Records. It is often mistaken that this is a concert recording as the album states the songs were "recorded live". While this is true, the songs were recorded live in the recording studio at a studio set up in Presley's mansion, Graceland, not in front of an audience.[3] Two songs recorded during the session, "Moody Blue" and "She Thinks I Still Care" would be released the following year on his final album, Moody Blue. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was the Presley's fourth album to reach #1 on the Billboard country music album sales chart within the last four years.[4]

"Hurt" was a top 10 hit on both the country and adult contemporary charts, while "For the Heart" stalled at #45 on the country charts. The latter did make the pop top 30.[4] Both songs would again find success on the country charts in the '80s – "For the Heart" became the first single for the Judds in 1983, while Juice Newton took her version of "Hurt" to #1 in 1986.[5]

From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was certified Gold on October 10, 1977 by the RIAA.[6] In 2000 the album's tracks were added to Moody Blue to create an expanded 19-track CD of the latter title.[7] In 2000 a two-disc edition of From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was issued on the "Follow That Dream" label.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP release[edit]

All Songs Recorded at Graceland, Memphis

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Hurt"   Jimmie Crane, Al Jacobs February 5, 1976 2:09
2. "Never Again"   Billy Edd Wheeler, Jerry Chesnut February 6, 1976 2:53
3. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"   Fred Rose February 7, 1976 3:44
4. "Danny Boy"   Frederic E. Weatherly February 5, 1976 3:59
5. "The Last Farewell"   Roger Whittaker, Ron A. Webster February 2, 1976 4:05
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "For The Heart"   Dennis Linde February 5, 1976 3:24
2. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"   Larry Gatlin February 2, 1976 3:19
3. "Solitaire"   Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody February 3, 1976 4:42
4. "Love Coming Down"   Jerry Chesnut February 6, 1976 3:09
5. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"   Lonnie Donegan, Jimmy Currie February 4, 1976 3:45

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2000 CD re-issue[edit]

Tracks 1-9 : Moody Blue
No. Title Length
1. "Unchained Melody"   2:32
2. "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"   2:59
3. "Little Darlin'"   1:53
4. "He'll Have to Go"   4:31
5. "Way Down"   2:36
6. "Pledging My Love"   2:49
7. "Moody Blue"   2:49
8. "She Thinks I Still Care"   3:50
9. "It's Easy for You"   3:28
Tracks 10-19 : From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
No. Title Length
10. "Hurt"   2:08
11. "Never Again"   2:52
12. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"   3:40
13. "Danny Boy"   3:57
14. "The Last Farewell"   4:03
15. "For the Heart"   3:21
16. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"   3:17
17. "Solitaire"   4:41
18. "Love Coming Down"   3:07
19. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"   3:44

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2012 Follow That Dream CD edition[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Hurt"    
2. "Never Again"    
3. "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"    
4. "Danny Boy"    
5. "The Last Farewell"    
6. "For The Heart"    
7. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"    
8. "Solitaire"    
9. "Love Coming Down"    
10. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"    
11. "Hurt" (takes 1,2)  
12. "Never Again" (take 11)  
13. "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" (take 4)  
14. "Danny Boy" (take 9)  
15. "The Last Farewell" (take 3 + ending of take 2)  
16. "For The Heart" (take 1)  
17. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (take 6)  
18. "Solitaire" (take 3)  
19. "Love Coming Down" (take 3)  
20. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (takes 4,5)  
21. "For The Heart" (takes 3B, 4B, 5B)  
22. "Hurt" (composite of takes 4)  
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "For The Heart" (takes 2,3A)  
2. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (take 1)  
3. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (takes 1,3)  
4. "Hurt" (take 3)  
5. "The Last Farewell" (take 1)  
6. "The Last Farewell" (take 2)  
7. "Never Again" (takes 2,3)  
8. "For The Heart" (take 4A)  
9. "Danny Boy" (takes 6,7)  
10. "Danny Boy" (take 8)  
11. "Love Coming Down" (take 4)  
12. "Blue Eyes In The Rain" (takes 1,2)  
13. "Solitaire" (takes 5,7)  
14. "Hurt" (takes 6,5)  
15. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (takes 3-5)  
16. "For The Heart" (take 5A)  
17. "The Last Farewell" (take 4, master rough mix)  
18. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (master rough mix)  
19. "Never Again" (master remix)  
20. "Danny Boy" (master rough remix)  

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Certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification(s)
United States RIAA Gold [10]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee at AllMusic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee". Elvis - The Music. Sony Music Entertainment. 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee at AllMusic (Awards)
  5. ^ Sources:
  6. ^ "Searchable database". RIAA. 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015.  Note: Enter advanced search for "Presley, Elvis" (artist) and "From Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee" (album name)
  7. ^ a b Moody Blue [bonus tracks] at AllMusic
  8. ^ a b "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee". Elvis Presley shop. For Elvis Fans Only / Elvis Australia. 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Elvis Presley Albums". Softshoe-slim.com. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sitemap". Elvis.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 

External links[edit]

Rareelvispresley.com

[[Category:1976 albums]