It is argued by many that Elvis Is Back is possibly the best album Elvis ever recorded. During his two years in the army, Elvis had spent what spare time he had expanding his vocal range and improving his technique. Combined with a challenging and diverse repertoire, a new band of Nashville session aces, and improved three-track recording technology, it was an almost completely new Elvis who emerged in April of 1960. Recorded over just two nights, the sessions produced not only the twelve album tracks, but also six tracks for single release, including three #1 singles: all-time classics "Itï¿½s Now Or Never," "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "Stuck On You."
While the follow-up album Something For Everybody has not historically received the same reverence, Elvis' voice on that LP may have been even better than it was the year before - possibly the best of his career. These recordings burst with an impact that is immediate - no surprise, considering the album was recorded in only one night. The bonus singles, which include the #1 hits "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" and "Good Luck Charm" as well as the classic "Little Sister," were also cut in just two additional sessions.
In the mold of recent 2-CD Legacy Editions of the classic albums From Elvis In Memphis and On Stage, Elvis Is Back (Legacy Edition) is the definitive version of one of Elvis' most essential albums, expanded to include another historically significant album from the time period and the hit singles associated with both albums. Item #: EPCD201
Disc 1: Elvis Is Back: The Original Album 01. Make Me Know It 02. Fever 03. The Girl Of My Best Friend 04. I Will Be Home Again 05. Dirty, Dirty Feeling 06. Thrill Of Your Love 07. Soldier Boy 08. Such a Night 09. It Feels So Right 10. Girl Next Door Went A'Walking 11. Like a Baby 12. Reconsider Baby
The Hit Singles 13. Stuck On You 14. Fame And Fortune 15. It's Now Or Never 16. A Mess Of Blues 17. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 18. I Gotta Know 19. Surrender
Disc 2: Something For Everybody: The Original Album 01. There's Always Me 02. Give Me The Right 03. It's A Sin 04. Sentimental Me 05. Starting Today 06. Gently 07. I'm Comin' Home 08. In Your Arms 09. Put The Blame On Me 10. Judy 11. I Want You With Me 12. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell
The Hit Singles 13. I Feel So Bad 14. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame 15. Little Sister 16. Good Luck Charm 17. Anything That's Part Of You