Welcome to My World (Elvis Presley album)

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Welcome to My World
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Compilation album by Elvis Presley
Released March 1977
Genre
Length 27:32
Label RCA Records
Elvis Presley chronology
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
(1976)From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee1976
Welcome to My World
(1977)
Moody Blue
(1977)Moody Blue1977

Welcome to My World is a compilation album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records in March 1977, five months before his death. The album was certified gold on September 30, 1977 and platinum on January 14, 1983 by the RIAA.[1]

Content[edit]

Lacking new material to release because of Elvis' infrequent studio recording sessions during this period, RCA Records assembled this album, consisting almost entirely of previously released recordings. According to Elvis: The Illustrated Record by Roy Carr and Mick Farren, all but one track on Welcome to My World had been previously issued. That track is "I Can't Stop Loving You", recorded during the afternoon performance at Madison Square Garden on June 10, 1972;[2] the remainder of the concert remained unreleased until 1997 when it was issued as An Afternoon in the Garden.[3] One track, Your Cheatin' Heart, dated back to 1958, 19 years previously.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Welcome to My World"Ray Winkler, John HathcockJanuary 14, 19731:57
2."Help Me Make It Through the Night"Kris KristoffersonMay 17-21, 19712:45
3."Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)" (live)Dub Williams (Eddie Miller, Robert Yount, James Pebworth)February 18, 19702:56
4."I Really Don't Want to Know"Don RobertsonJune 6-8, 19702:44
5."For the Good Times" (live)Kris KristoffersonJune 10, 19723:07
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Make the World Go Away"Hank CochranJune 6-8, 19703:33
2."Gentle on My Mind"John HartfordJanuary 14, 19693:21
3."I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (live)Hank WilliamsJanuary 14, 19732:01
4."Your Cheatin' Heart"Hank WilliamsFebruary 1, 19582:26
5."I Can't Stop Loving You" (live; previously unreleased)Don GibsonJune 10, 19722:22

Certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification(s)
United States RIAA Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Searchable database". RIAA. 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.  Note: Go to advanced search and add in "Presley, Elvis" (artist) and "Welcome to My World" (album title)
  2. ^ Carr, Roy; Farren, Mick (1982). Elvis: The Illustrated Record. Harmony Books. p. 164. ISBN 0-517-53979-9. 
  3. ^ An Afternoon in the Garden at AllMusic

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