He Touched Me (album)

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He Touched Me
Elvis Presley-He Touched Me (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Elvis Presley
Released April 1972
Recorded March–June 1971 [1]
Genre Gospel, contemporary Christian
Length 30:50
Label RCA Victor
Producer Felton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
Elvis Now
(1972)
He Touched Me
(1972)
As Recorded at Madison Square Garden
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
MusicHound 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[5]
Rough Guides 4/5 stars[6]

He Touched Me is a 1972 contemporary gospel music[7] album by Elvis Presley. It earned him his second of three Grammy Awards. The album his third and final studio gospel album, and the most contemporary of the three.[7] He Touched Me was certified gold on March 27, 1992 and platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.[8]

Track listings[edit]

Original LP release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "He Touched Me"   William J. Gaither May 18, 1971 2:40
2. "I've Got Confidence"   Andrae Crouch May 18, 1971 2:23
3. "Amazing Grace"   John Newton, arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley March 15, 1971 3:36
4. "Seeing Is Believing"   Red West, Glen Spreen May 19, 1971 2:55
5. "He is My Everything"   Dallas Frazier June 9, 1971 2:42
6. "Bosom of Abraham"   William Johnson, George McFadden, Phillip Brooks June 9, 1971 1:37
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "An Evening Prayer"   C. Gabriel Battersby, Charles H. Gabriel May 18, 1971 1:56
2. "Lead Me, Guide Me"   Doris Akers May 17, 1971 2:42
3. "There Is No God But God"   Bill Kenny June 9, 1971 2:21
4. "A Thing Called Love"   Jerry Reed May 19, 1971 2:27
5. "I, John"   Johnson, McFadden, Brooks June 8–10, 1971 2:18
6. "Reach Out to Jesus"   Ralph Carmichael June 8, 1971 3:13

2008 CD Reissue[edit]

Tracks 1-12 are from the original release.
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
13. "Only Believe" (from Love Letters from Elvis) Paul Rader June 8, 1970 2:50
14. "Put Your Hand in the Hand" (from Elvis Now) Gene MacLellan June 8, 1971 3:17
15. "I Got a Feelin' in My Body" (from Good Times) Dennis Linde December 10, 1973 3:33
16. "Help Me" (from Promised Land) Larry Gatlin December 12, 1973 2:27

Follow That Dream edition[edit]

Disc 1 Disc 2
The original album
No. Title Length
1. "He Touched Me"   2:37
2. "I've Got Confidence"   2:19
3. "Amazing Grace"   3:32
4. "Seeing is Believing"   2:51
5. "He Is My Everything"   2:39
6. "Bosom of Abraham"   1:34
7. "An Evening Prayer"   1:53
8. "Lead Me, Guide Me"   2:39
9. "There Is No God But God"   2:18
10. "A Thing Called Love"   2:23
11. "I, John"   2:14
12. "Reach Out To Jesus"   3:13
Alternate takes
No. Title Length
13. "He Touched Me" (take 2) 2:53
14. "An Evening Prayer" (take 2) 1:58
15. "Seeing Is Believing" (takes 1-4) 7:09
16. "A Thing Called Love" (take1) 2:40
17. "He Is My Everything" (take 1) 3:58
18. "Bosom of Abraham" (takes 2, 3) 2:40
19. "Reach Out To Jesus" (takes 1-7 & 9) 6:48
20. "The Lord's Prayer"   2:39
Alternate takes
No. Title Length
1. "Johnny B. Goode"   1:08
2. "He Touched Me" (take 3 [incomplete]) 3:30
3. "An Evening Prayer" (take 3) 2:54
4. "Seeing Is Believing" (take 7) 3:58
5. "A Thing Called Love" (rehearsal) 5:35
6. "There Is No God But God" (takes 1, 2, 3, 4) 4:29
7. "Amazing Grace" (takes 1, 2) 5:15
8. "Seeing Is Believing" (takes 8, 9, 10) 5:50
9. "An Evening Prayer" (take 5) 2:05
10. "I, John" (take 1) 2:04
11. "Bosom Of Abraham" (take 4) 1:45
12. "A Thing Called Love" (takes 2, 3) 5:04
13. "I've Got Confidence" (take 1) 3:09
14. "An Evening Prayer" (take 7) 2:00
15. "He Is My Everything" (takes 2, 4 [incomplete]) 2:32
16. "Bosom of Abraham" (takes 5, 7) 2:25
17. "A Thing Called Love" (takes 4-7) 8:10
18. "An Evening Prayer" (take 8) 2:17
19. "Seeing Is Believing" (takes 11, 12) 4:28
Total length:
2:09:39

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Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification(s)
United States RIAA Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elvis Discography". 
  2. ^ He Touched Me (album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ "CG: Artist". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 892. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
  5. ^ "Elvis Presley: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Simpson, Paul (2004). The Rough Guide to Elvis. London: Rough Guides. p. 147. ISBN 1-84353-417-7. 
  7. ^ a b Bush, John. "He Touched Me". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Searchable Database". RIAA. 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.  Note: Go to "Advanced Search" and type "Presley, Elvis" into the artist section and "He Touched Me" into the album name section.
  9. ^ "He Touched Me". ABG EPE IP LLC. 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 

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