Elvis Country, originally released in January 1971, received critical acclaim upon release. In a review for Rolling Stone, historian Peter Guralnick said; "... Elvis Presley has come out with a record which gives us some of the very finest and most affecting music since he first recorded for Sun almost 17 years ago." But it's the singing, the passion and engagement most of all which mark this album as something truly exceptional. All the familiar virtues are there. The intensity. That peculiar combination of hypertension and soul. There is even a frenzied recollection of what the rock era once was, as Elvis takes on Jerry Lee Lewis' masterful "Whole Lotta Shakin'" and comes out relatively unscathed. In short - he has never sung better.
This Legacy Edition of Elvis Country is coupled with Elvis' follow-up studio album from June 1971, Love Letters From Elvis which contains songs recorded at the Elvis Country sessions including; "The Sound Of Your Cry" and "Life" (Billboard #53). Item #: EPCD214
Disc 1 Elvis Country – Original Album 1. Snowbird 2. Tomorrow Never Comes 3. Little Cabin On The Hill 4. Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On 5. Funny How Time Slips Away 6. I Really Don't Want To Know 7. There Goes My Everything 8. It's Your Baby, You Rock It 9. The Fool 10. Faded Love 11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water 12. Make The World Go Away
Bonus Tracks 13. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago 14. A Hundred Years From Now (Studio Jam) 15. Where Did They Go, Lord
Disc 2 Love Letters From Elvis – Original Album 1. Love Letters 2. When I'm Over You 3. If I Were You 4. Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off Of It 5. Heart Of Rome 6. Only Believe 7. This Is Our Dance 8. Cindy, Cindy 9. I'll Never Know 10. It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) 11. Life
Bonus Tracks 12. The Sound Of Your Cry 13. Sylvia 14. Rags To Riches