Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); The Jordanaires, The Imperials, Millie Kirkham, June Page, Dolores Edgin (vocals); Charlie McCoy (guitar, harmonica, organ, bass); Scotty Moore, Chip Young, Harold Bradley, Jerry Reed (guitar); Pete Drake (steel guitar); Homer "Boots" Randolph, Rufus Long (saxophone); Ray Stevens (trumpet); Floyd Cramer, David Briggs (piano, organ); Henry Slaughter, Hoyt Hawkins (organ); Bob Moore, Henry Strzelecki (bass); Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana (drums).
Producer: Felton Jarvis.
Compilation producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon.
Engineers: James Malloy, Al Pachucki, Bill Vandervort.
Recorded between 1966 and 1968. Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Dolores Edgin, June Page, The Imperials, The Jordanaires, Millie Kirkham (vocals); Charlie McCoy (guitar, harmonica, organ); Chip Young, Harold Bradley, Jerry Reed, Scotty Moore (guitar); Pete Drake (steel guitar); Homer Randolph, Rufus Long, Boots Randolph (saxophone); Ray Stevens (trumpet); Floyd Cramer, David Briggs (piano, organ); Henry Slaughter, Hoyt Hawkins (organ); D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman (drums).
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
The history books say that in 1968, the King had made a major comeback, singing good and great songs with a newfound conviction in a Memphis setting. Yet before that, in 1966 and 1967, Elvis had recorded some sessions in Nashville that heralded his mighty return--yet nobody knew it, for the songs were all scattered over albums both great and lousy. TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME collects them, and this compilation stands as one of the best in Presley's massive catalog. From the nervy, scintillating take on Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business," to the salacious celebration of carnality that is "Down in the Alley," to the sublime, beautiful love song "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" (its writer, Bob Dylan, said it was his favorite cover version of one of his songs), Presley sings with a sensitivity and passion that recalls his mid-'50s recordings.