He Touched Me (album)

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He Touched Me
Elvis Presley-He Touched Me (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1, 1972
RecordedMarch–June 1971 [1]
GenreGospel, contemporary Christian
Length30:50
LabelRCA Records
ProducerFelton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
Elvis Now
(1972)
He Touched Me
(1972)
As Recorded at Madison Square Garden
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]
MusicHound3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[5]
Rough Guides4/5 stars[6]

He Touched Me is the seventeenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on April 1, 1972. A contemporary gospel music album,[7] it earned him his second of three Grammy Awards. The album was 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.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."He Touched Me"William J. GaitherMay 18, 19712:40
2."I've Got Confidence"Andraé CrouchMay 18, 19712:23
3."Amazing Grace"John Newton; arranged and adapted by Elvis PresleyMarch 15, 19713:36
4."Seeing Is Believing"Red West, Glen SpreenMay 19, 19712:55
5."He Is My Everything"Dallas FrazierJune 9, 19712:42
6."Bosom of Abraham"William Johnson, George McFadden, Ted BrooksJune 9, 19711:37
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."An Evening Prayer"C. Maude Battersby, Charles H. GabrielMay 18, 19711:56
2."Lead Me, Guide Me"Doris AkersMay 17, 19712:42
3."There Is No God But God"Bill KennyJune 9, 19712:21
4."A Thing Called Love"Jerry ReedMay 19, 19712:27
5."I, John"William Johnson, George McFadden, Ted BrooksJune 8–10, 19712:18
6."Reach Out to Jesus"Ralph CarmichaelJune 8, 19713:13

2008 CD Reissue[edit]

Tracks 1-12 are from the original release.
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
13."Only Believe" (from Love Letters from Elvis)Paul RaderJune 8, 19702:50
14."Put Your Hand in the Hand" (from Elvis Now)Gene MacLellanJune 8, 19713:17
15."I Got a Feelin' in My Body" (from Good Times)Dennis LindeDecember 10, 19733:33
16."Help Me" (from Promised Land)Larry GatlinDecember 12, 19732:27

Follow That Dream edition[edit]

The original album[9]
No.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification(s)
United States RIAA Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elvis Discography".
  2. ^ He Touched Me at AllMusic
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  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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