You'll Never Walk Alone (Elvis Presley album)

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You'll Never Walk Alone
Compilation album by Elvis Presley
Released March 22, 1971 (1971-03-22)
Genre Gospel
Length 26:13
Label RCA Camden
Elvis Presley chronology
Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old)
(1971)
You'll Never Walk Alone
(1971)
Love Letters from Elvis
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

You'll Never Walk Alone is a gospel compilation album by Elvis Presley, released in 1971 on RCA Camden. The album consisted primarily of previously released Gospel recordings by Presley dating back as far as 1957, plus two unreleased tracks. The single "You'll Never Walk Alone", an adaptation of the Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers standard, was a minor hit for him in the late 1960s. Two previously unissued recordings are included: "Let Us Pray" from the soundtrack of Presley's 1969 film, Change of Habit and "Who Am I?", a leftover from the early-1969 recording sessions that produced his album From Elvis in Memphis.

The album reached number 69 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2] You'll Never Walk Alone was later re-released in 2006 as part of a reissue series of Elvis' budget albums. However, at the time this album was a big seller in the United Kingdom and reached a high position. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 3x Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3]

The album is a companion to RCA-Camden's reissued version of Elvis' Christmas Album, as it contains the four gospel recordings from the original 1957 release of that album, which were omitted from RCA-Camden's reissue.

Although there would be further RCA-Camden collections, this was the final release that featured previously unreleased tracks. The main RCA label later revived the idea of collecting unissued recordings with its Elvis: A Legendary Performer series starting in 1974.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "You'll Never Walk Alone"   Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers September 11, 1967 2:45
2. "Who Am I?"   Rusty Goodman February 17, 1969 3:20
3. "Let Us Pray" (from Change of Habit) Buddy Kaye and Ben Weisman March 5 & 6, 1969 3:01
4. "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley"   Thomas A. Dorsey January 13, 1957 3:23
5. "We Call on Him"   Fred Karger, Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman September 10 & 11, 1967 2:33
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "I Believe"   Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman January 12, 1957 2:06
2. "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)"   Stuart Hamblen January 19, 1957 3:55
3. "Sing You Children" (from Easy Come, Easy Go) Fred Burch and Gerald Nelson September 28, 1966 2:14
4. "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"   Thomas A. Dorsey January 13, 1957 3:17

References[edit]

  1. ^ You'll Never Walk Alone (Elvis Presley album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "You'll Never Walk Alone Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corp. 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Searchable database". RIAA. Recording Industry Association of America. 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.  Note: Enter search for "You'll Never Walk Alone"