From Elvis in Memphis

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From Elvis in Memphis is the thirty-fifth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Records LSP 4155, in June 1969. Recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, between January 13–16 and 20-23, and February 17–22, 1969. The recording of the album was a consequence of the success of Elvis Presley's 1968 Christmas television special and its soundtrack, and marked the definite return of Presley to non-soundtrack albums, after finishing his movie contract with Paramount pictures. Motivated by his early influences in country, rhythm and blues, gospel and soul, the latest music trend in Memphis, Presley chose to record his next songs at the American Sound Studio, directed by music producer Chips Moman.

it peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified a gold album by the RIAA. In 2003, the album was ranked number 190 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


The success of the Christmas television special and its attendant LP the previous year reestablished Presley as a force in American popular music, after being lost for years in the 1960s making films that little represented his true interests or capabilities.Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998; pp. 201, 263. It was during the making of that special that he remarked to its producer Steve Binder that he would "never sing another song that I don't believe in, I'm...
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