Reported Thursday by soundslikenashville.com about a new boxed Elvis set:
Elvis Presley was known as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but he had a strong connection to Nashville, recording some of his most enduring material on Music Row. And now with a new box set, his final sessions in country’s capitol city are all in one place.
With Elvis: Back In Nashville, fans can enjoy a “definitive presentation” of Presley’s week-long 1971 Nashville studio sessions, the springtime recording block that would end up being his last in Nashville.
A 4 CD/digital collection that features 82 songs in their original format, the project finds Presley feeling rejuvenated after returning to the stage, and working with a tight group of Nashville studio musicians. With his sound evolving, these sessions were intended to fuel a whole year or more of releases as Presley planned his comeback, so he went to Nashville and recorded as much as possible. Elvis: Back In Nashville is the end result.
Today at Graceland:
NASHVILLE MARATHON SESSIONS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
7:00 pm. Soundstage at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Tickets: $78, $68, $58, $48
Also included in the Elvis Week Platinum and Gold Packages
Celebrate Elvis’ Nashville Marathon Sessions at Nashville’s Studio B in 1970 and 1971 with musicians James Burton, David Briggs, and Charlie McCoy, who shared the studio with Elvis during these legendary recordings. Joined by vocalists Terry Mike Jeffrey and Dean Z, this concert will feature an unforgettable evening of music and storytelling with special guest host Tom Brown. From fan favorites songs such as “Just Pretend” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to “I’ve Lost You” and “Stranger in the Crowd” – enjoy a very special night of Elvis music at the Graceland Soundstage.
Music experts say it’s the greatest country song of all-time. From Elvis’ Nashville sessions: