Today, Tomorrow, and Forever (Elvis Presley album)

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Today, Tomorrow and Forever
Elvis Presley - Today, Tomorrow, and Forever Cover.jpg
Box set by Elvis Presley
Released June 25, 2002
Recorded July 6, 1954 - February 5, 1976
Genre Rock and roll
Length 4:28:07
Label RCA
Elvis Presley chronology
Live in Las Vegas
(2001)Live in Las Vegas2001
Today, Tomorrow, and Forever
(2002)
Elvis: Close Up
(2003)Elvis: Close Up2003

Today, Tomorrow, and Forever is a 2002 Elvis Presley compilation album released by RCA Records. The album features songs from the early years of Presley on Sun Records to his movie career, 68' Comeback Special, Gospel, Vegas and later years. As indicated on the packaging, none of the tracks in this four-CD set had ever been released previously, as all tracks featured were either alternate studio takes or previously unreleased live performances. The title track of the collection is a (then-)recently discovered outtake from the soundtrack recording sessions for Viva Las Vegas featuring Presley in duet with Ann-Margret.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Harbor Lights" (alt. take 3)Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams2:28
2."I Got a Woman" (alt. take)Ray Charles, Renald Richard1:30
3."Shake, Rattle and Roll" (alt. take 2)Charles E. Calhoun3:08
4."I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" (alt. take 13)Maurice Mysels, Ira Kosloff2:42
5."Heartbreak Hotel" (live, May 16, 1956)Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley2:33
6."Long Tall Sally" (live, May 16, 1956)Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman2:09
7."I Was the One" (live, May 16, 1956)Hal Blair, Claude Demetrius, Bill Peppers, Aaron Schroeder3:13
8."Money Honey" (live, May 16, 1956)Jesse Stone2:20
9."I Got a Woman" (live, May 16, 1956)Ray Charles, Renald Richard3:28
10."Blue Suede Shoes" (live, May 16, 1956)Carl Perkins4:00
11."Hound Dog" (live, May 16, 1956)Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller2:45
12."Rip It Up" (alt. take 14)Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco2:01
13."Don't Forbid Me" / "You Belong to My Heart" (Million Dollar Quartet, December 4, 1956)Charles Singleton / Ray Gilbert, Agustín Lara1:52
14."I Beg of You" (alt. take 5)Rose Marie McCoy1:53
15."(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)" (alt. take 1)Thomas A. Dorsey3:23
16."Is It So Strange" (alt. take 10)Faron Young2:33
17."Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do" (Movie Master Take 17)Aaron Schroeder, Ben Weisman1:54
18."Loving You" (fast version/alt. take 6)Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller1:45
19."Treat Me Nice" (alt. take 6)Leiber, Stoller2:06
20."Young and Beautiful" (alt. takes 4 & 5)Aaron Schroeder, Abner Silver2:51
21."I Want to Be Free" (alt. takes 3 & 4)Leiber, Stoller2:00
22."Steadfast, Loyal and True" (undubbed master)Leiber, Stoller1:14
23."Doncha' Think It's Time" (alt. take 48)Luther Dixon, Clyde Otis1:56
24."I Need Your Love Tonight" (alt. take 4)Bix Reichner, Sid Wayne2:00
25."I Got Stung" (alt. take 16)David Hill, Aaron Schroeder1:47
26."The Fool" (alt. take 1)Naomi Ford1:54
Total length:1:01:25
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Make Me Know It" (alt. takes 17-18)Otis Blackwell2:40
2."Are You Lonesome Tonight?" (alt. takes 1 & 2)Lou Handman, Roy Turk3:37
3."G.I. Blues" (alt. take 5)Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper2:49
4."Pocketful of Rainbows" (alt. take 3)Ben Weisman, Fred Wise2:59
5."Flaming Star" (alt. takes 4 & 1)Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer, Sid Wayne3:26
6."Swing Down Sweet Chariot" (alt. takes 2 & 3)Traditional3:13
7."Lonely Man" (solo/alt. take 1)Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus2:01
8."There's Always Me" (alt. take 2)Don Robertson2:33
9."Can't Help Falling in Love" (alt. take 26)Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss1:49
10."I'm Yours" (alt. take 5)Hal Blair, Don Robertson2:14
11."Follow That Dream" (alt. take 3)Ben Weisman, Fred Wise1:40
12."Anything That's Part of You" (alt take 8)Don Robertson2:07
13."King of the Whole Wide World" (alt. take 3)Ruth Batchelor, Don Robertson3:41
14."Gonna Get Back Home Somehow" (alt. take 2)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman2:43
15."A Boy Like Me, a Girl Like You" (alt. take 4)Roy Bennett, Sid Tepper2:25
16."They Remind Me Too Much of You" (Take 4)Don Robertson, Leith Stevens2:30
17."Mexico" (alt. take 2)Roy Bennett, Joseph Lilley, Sid Tepper1:59
18."Witchcraft" (alt. take 2)Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King2:20
19."Today, Tomorrow and Forever" (with Ann-Margret) (alt. take 2)Bernie Baum, Buddy Kaye4:09
20."Ask Me" (alt. take 2)Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, Buddy Kaye, Domenico Modugno2:14
21."Roustabout" (alt. take 8)Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, Florence Kaye2:03
22."Puppet on a String" (alt. take 10)Roy Bennett, Sid Tepper2:39
23."My Desert Serenade" (alt. take 7)Stanley Gelber2:07
24."Please Don't Stop Loving Me" (alt. take 10)Joy Byers2:05
25."This Is My Heaven" (alt. take 7)Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, Buddy Kaye2:38
26."Never Say Yes" (alt. takes 1 & 2)Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman2:35
27."Hide Thou Me" (home recording)Lou Baxter5:01
Total length:1:12:17
Disc three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Love Letters" (alt. take 2)Edward Heyman, Victor Young2:51
2."If the Lord Wasn't Walking by My Side" (alt. take 4)Henry Slaughter1:52
3."Come What May" (alt. takes 3 & 4)Franklin Tableporter2:19
4."Indescribably Blue" (alt. take 1)Darrell Glenn2:47
5."Long Legged Girl" (alt. master)John Leslie McFarland, Winfield Scott1:37
6."The Love Machine" (alt. take 3)Fred Burch, Gerald Nelson, Chuck Taylor2:42
7."You Don't Know Me" (movie version take 3)Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker2:14
8."Big Boss Man" (alt. take 9)Luther Dixon, Al Smith2:53
9."We Call on Him" (alt. take 8)Fred Karger, Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman2:32
10."Stay Away" (alt. take 14)Roy Bennett, Sid Tepper2:26
11."U.S. Male" (alt. take 7)Jerry Reed2:58
12."Wonderful World" (alt. take 15)Doug Flett2:26
13."Trouble" / "Guitar Man" (68 Special) (alt. take 1)Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller / Jerry Reed3:43
14."Where Could I Go But to the Lord" (68 Special) (alt. take 4)James B. Coats1:57
15."Memories" (68 Special) (stereo master)Mac Davis, Billy Strange3:06
16."Almost" (alt. take 6)Buddy Kaye, Ben Weisman1:51
17."In the Ghetto" (alt. take 20)Mac Davis3:06
18."True Love Travels on a Gravel Road" (alt. take 2)Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens2:27
19."Let Us Pray" (alternate master)Buddy Kaye, Ben Weisman3:07
20."Baby What You Want Me to Do" (live, August 22, 1969, midnight show)Jimmy Reed2:27
21."Funny How Time Slips Away" (live, August 22, 1969, midnight show)Willie Nelson2:41
22."Runaway" (live, August 22, 1969, midnight show)Max Crook, Del Shannon2:07
23."My Babe" (live, August 22, 1969, midnight show)Willie Dixon2:00
24."What'd I Say" (live, August 22, 1969, midnight show)Ray Charles3:17
Total length:1:01:26
Disc four
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."See See Rider" (live, February 19, 1970, dinner show)Traditional2:38
2."Polk Salad Annie" (live, February 17, 1970, midnight show)Tony Joe White4:30
3."Walk a Mile in My Shoes" (live, February 17, 1970, midnight show)Joe South2:49
4."The Next Step Is Love" (alt. take 6)Paul Evans, Paul Parnes3:40
5."Life" (alt. take 2)Shirl Milete3:15
6."Snowbird" (alt. take 2)Gene MacLellan2:08
7."That's What You Get for Lovin' Me" (alt. takes 9 & 10)Gordon Lightfoot2:52
8."Until It's Time for You to Go" (alt. take 5)Buffy Sainte-Marie4:20
9."Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (alt. take 9)Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer2:43
10."A Thing Called Love" (rehearsal)Jerry Reed2:56
11."I'll Be Home on Christmas Day" (alt. take 9)Michael Jarrett4:21
12."Where Do I Go from Here" (alt. take 5)Paul Williams1:54
13."No More" (Aloha from Hawaii) (alt. take 1)Hal Blair, Don Robertson2:32
14."Take Good Care of Her" (alt. take 3)Arthur Kent, [Edward C. Warren3:33
15."I Miss You" (alt. take 1)Donnie Sumner2:13
16."I Got a Feelin' in My Body" (alt. take 4)Dennis Linde3:34
17."If You Talk in Your Sleep" (alt. take 5)Johnny Christopher, Red West2:26
18."Promised Land" (alt. take 2)Chuck Berry2:33
19."Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming" (alt. take 10)Rory Bourke, Carmol Taylor, Norris Taylor3:51
20."Pieces of My Life" (alt. take 1)Troy Seals3:44
21."For the Heart" (alt. take 4)Dennis Linde4:03
22."She Thinks I Still Care" (alt. take 10)Dickey Lee, Steve Duffy4:17
23."Hurt" (alt. take 5)Jimmie Crane, Al Jacobs2:07
Total length:1:12:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 21
U.S. Billboard 200 180