The first-ever proper presentation of one of the most legendary Elvis Presley
recording sessions – a marathon five day series of recordings done in Nashville, in which Elvis
was working with hip backing from the Nashville Cats, and really breaking past some of the stale material that had dogged too many of his records in the 60s! The music is a great counterpart to the Presley
sessions at American Studios in Memphis the year before – and like those, there's a spirit here that's undeniable – the King really getting back to basics, and showing his best ear for both the right tunes, and the right sort of folks to help him put the sound across. James Burton is on guitar, and Eddie Hinton joins in a bit too – and the rest of the group is equally legendary – a performance that was sadly originally chopped up by RCA, and issued on a number of different albums – with lots more material left in the can. 2LP set features 22 tracks in all – one album of rock, one of country – with titles that include "Stranger In The Crowd (take 5)", "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", "Just Pretend (take 2)", "I've Lost You (take 1)", "Got My Mojo Working/
Keep Your Hands Off Of It", "How The Web Was Woven (take 1)", "Tomorrow Never Comes (takes 10/
11)", "Little Cabin On The Hill (take 1)", "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water", and "The Fool".