Elvis Presley That's The Way It Is (Legacy Edition/2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  SNYL 307779

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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Label: Sony Legacy

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 6/26/03, p.83
4 stars out of 5 - "...This was the blueprint for an Elvis we could have grown old with..."
Rolling Stone - 6/26/03, p.83
4 stars out of 5 - "...This was the blueprint for an Elvis we could have grown old with..."
Entertainment Weekly - 7/28/00, p.183
"...It's Elvis in full effect: magnificent pop arais in the studio, swampy grit on stage, and covers that sound schmaltzy until the towering emotion in his voice makes you realize he means every word." - Rating: A
Q - 9/00, p.128
3 stars out of 5 - "...Fuels the legend rather than the reputation...with likeable stage banter....There are moments of glory [here]..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 9/00, p.111
"...Elvis rocks out, clearly enjoying himself, playing to the crowd at the International, including the smoochfest with the ladies during 'Love Me Tender'....[It's] Elvis poised at the top of the arc of his decline..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I Just Can't Help Believin'
  • 2.Twenty Days and Twenty Nights
  • 3.How the Web Was Woven
  • 4.Patch It Up
  • 5.Mary in the Morning
  • 6.You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  • 7.You've Lost That Loving Feeling
  • 8.I've Lost You
  • 9.Just Pretend
  • 10.Stranger in the Crowd
  • 11.The Next Step Is Love
  • 12.Bridge over Troubled Water
  • 13.I've Lost You
  • 14.The Next Step Is Love [Single Version]
  • 15.You Don't Have to Say You Love Me [Single Version]
  • 16.Patch It Up
  • 17.How the Web Was Woven [Take 1]
  • 18.I've Lost You [Take 1]
  • 19.You Don't Have to Say You Love Me [Take 2]
  • 20.Patch It Up [Take 1]
  • 21.Bridge over Troubled Water [Take 1]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.That's All Right [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 2.I Got a Woman [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 3.Hound Dog [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 4.Heartbreak Hotel [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 5.Love Me Tender [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 6.I've Lost You [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 7.I Just Can't Help Believin' [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 8.Patch It Up [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 9.Twenty Days and Twenty Nights [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 10.You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 11.Polk Salad Annie [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 12.Introductions [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 13.Blue Suede Shoes [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 14.You Don't Have to Say You Love Me [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 15.Bridge over Troubled Water [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 16.Suspicious Minds [August 12 - Dinner Show]
  • 17.Can't Help Falling in Love [August 12 - Dinner Show]

Product Description:

Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals); James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge, Chip Young (guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, organ); David Briggs (piano); Glen D. Hardin (keyboards); Jerry Scheff, Norbert Putnam (bass); Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Carrigan (drums); Millie Kirkham, The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials Quartet, The Nashville Edition, Mary Holladay, Ginger Holladay, Jeannie Green (background vocals).
Reissue producer: Chick Crumpacker.
Recorded at RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee on June 6 & 7, 1970 and live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada through August 13 to 15, 1970.
Digitally remastered by Dick Baxter (1992, BMG Recording Studios, New York).
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals); James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge, Chip Young (guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, organ); David Briggs (piano); Glen D. Hardin (keyboards); Jerry Scheff, Norbert Putnam (bass); Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Carrigan (drums); Millie Kirkham, The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials Quartet, The Nashville Edition, Mary Holladay, Ginger Holladay, Jeannie Greene (background vocals).
Recorded at RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee on June 6-7, 1970 and live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada on August 13-15, 1970. The new liner notes are taken from a 1980 interview with original producer Felton Jarvis.
This 3-disc set includes the original album THAT'S THE WAY IT IS and two discs of unreleased tracks.
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); James Burton, Chip Young, Eddie Hinton, John Wilkinson (guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, organ); David Briggs, Glen D. Hardin (piano); Norbert Putnam, Jerry Scheff (bass); Jerry Carrigan, Ron Tutt (drums); Charlie Hodge Orchestra; The Imperials, The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Millie Kirkham, Mary Green, Mary Holladay, Ginger Holladay, Temple Riser, June Page, Sonja Montgomery, Dolores Edgin (background vocals).
Compilation producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon.
Principally recorded at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada on August 12, 1970.
This 3-disc set includes the original album THAT'S THE WAY IT IS and two discs of unreleased tracks.
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); James Burton, Chip Young, Eddie Hinton, John Wilkinson (guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, organ); David Briggs, Glen D. Hardin (piano); Norbert Putnam, Jerry Scheff (bass); Jerry Carrigan, Ron Tutt (drums); The Imperials, The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Millie Kirkham, Mary Green, Mary Holladay, Ginger Holladay, Temple Riser, June Page, Sonja Montgomery, Dolores Edgin (background vocals); Charlie Hodge Orchestra.
Compilation producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon.
Principally recorded at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada on August 12, 1970.
Although it shares its title with a documentary about Elvis' 1970 late summer engagement at Las Vegas' International Hotel, the album THAT'S THE WAY IT IS features only two songs ("You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" and "The Next Step Is Love") that appear in the film. Of the other ten songs here, four were recorded live at the International but not included in the film; the other six are studio recordings from Presley's June 1970 Nashville sessions.
THAT'S THE WAY IT IS captures Presley at the tail end of his transition from rock star to Vegas showman. Gone from Presley's repertoire are the spare rockers and tender love songs that highlight his earlier career. Replacing them are huge production numbers and dramatic ballads like "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" and "I've Lost You." In fact, the majority of the songs here are down tempo heartbreak songs, nearly all sung with a near-operatic level of intensity. In lesser hands the results would be mawkish, but Presley manages to pull it off. Especially effective are the opening and closing numbers, "I Just Can't Help Believin'" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
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