Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Sell Your Old Stuff for Cash. It's Easy & Free to List. Get Started Now.

Elvis at Stax *
By

Rating
Album: Elvis at Stax *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Promised Land
2)    I've Got a Thing About You Baby
3)    If You Talk in Your Sleep
4)    Raised on Rock
5)    Help Me
6)    I Got a Feelin' in My Body [Take 4] - (take)
7)    For Ol' Times Sake [Take 4] - (take)
8)    Talk About the Good Times [Take 3] - (take)
9)    Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues [Take 8] - (take)
10)    You Asked Me To [Take 3A] - (take)
11)    Loving Arms [Take 2] - (take)
12)    Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming [Take 4] - (take)
13)    Spanish Eyes [Take 2] - (take)
14)    It's Midnight [Take 7] - (take)
15)    Find Out What's Happening [Takes 8-7] - (take)
16)    Three Corn Patches [Take 14] - (take)
17)    My Boy [Take 1] - (take)
 
Album: Elvis at Stax *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Promised Land
2)    I've Got a Thing About You Baby
3)    If You Talk in Your Sleep
4)    Raised on Rock
5)    Help Me
6)    I Got a Feelin' in My Body [Take 4] - (take)
7)    For Ol' Times Sake [Take 4] - (take)
8)    Talk About the Good Times [Take 3] - (take)
9)    Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues [Take 8] - (take)
10)    You Asked Me To [Take 3A] - (take)
11)    Loving Arms [Take 2] - (take)
12)    Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming [Take 4] - (take)
13)    Spanish Eyes [Take 2] - (take)
14)    It's Midnight [Take 7] - (take)
15)    Find Out What's Happening [Takes 8-7] - (take)
16)    Three Corn Patches [Take 14] - (take)
17)    My Boy [Take 1] - (take)
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Liner Note Author: Roger Semon.
  • The title "Elvis at Stax" is slightly misleading, suggesting Elvis Presley decided to set up shop at the famed Memphis recording studio so he could use their house band, or perhaps co-opt some of the Southern soul groove. That wasn't the case. Elvis chose the Stax studios to conduct several recording sessions in 1973 for a simple reason: it was close to his Memphis home. He rented out the studio twice, once in July and once in December, and brought in his crack backing band, recording enough material to fill out three CDs. This music was doled out over the years, accounting for five hit singles over three years (a B-side and a posthumous single also came from these sessions), along with three albums: 1973's Raised On Rock, 1974's Good Times, and 1975's Promised Land. These albums were all strong, but aren't often considered part of Presley's core canon, possibly because this mid-'70s run of records were often packaged like product (certainly there's not a memorable album cover among them), possibly because, apart from "Promised Land," there were no hit singles that could be called a true smash or part of his core canon. And that's why Elvis at Stax is so valuable: taken as a whole, these 1973 sessions are revealed as his last great blast of creativity in the recording studio. Essentially, he was working the same ground he began to plow on his 1968 comeback, but the aftershocks of Elvis Country are apparent, along with just the slightest hint of funky, organ-driven grooves. In this context, the preponderance of alternate takes are not tedious, but rather show Elvis' good humor and creativity as he tries out slightly different approaches on each take. What impresses is Presley's virtuosity and how he cannily constructed his performances to seem effortless: there's sweat fueling these tight, punchy renditions, and heart behind his ballads, and you can hear him work it all out on the alternate takes, then reach full flight on the finished masters. None of this was readily evident on the three LPs of Stax material, but this triple-disc, alternate-laden box lays it out plain and it's a joy to behold. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Elvis at Stax * on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top