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From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
Studio album by Elvis Presley
Released May 16, 1976
Recorded February 2–7, 1976
Genre Soul, country pop
Length 34:48
Label RCA Records
Producer Felton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
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(1976)
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(1977)
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From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee is an album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on May 16, 1976 on RCA Records. According to Sony music's "Elvis The Music" site, the album was released on May 17. Since music at this time period was normally released on Mondays, it is believed that the May 16th date is more accurate. It is often mistaken that this is a concert recording as the album states the songs were "recorded live". While this is true, the songs were recorded live in the recording studio at a studio set up in Presley's mansion, Graceland, not in front of an audience. Two songs recorded during the session, "Moody Blue" and "She Thinks I Still Care" would be released the following year on his final album, Moody Blue. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was the Presley's fourth album to reach #1 on the Billboard country music album sales chart within the last four years.

"Hurt" was a top 10 hit on both the country and adult contemporary charts, while "For the Heart" stalled at #45 on the country charts. The latter did make the pop top 30. Both songs would again find success on the country charts in the '80s – "For the Heart" became the first single for the Judds in 1983, while Juice Newton took her version of "Hurt" to #1 in 1986.

From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was certified Gold on October 10, 1977 by the RIAA. In 2000 the album's tracks were added to Moody Blue to create an expanded 19-track CD of the latter title. In 2000 a two-disc edition of From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was issued on the "Follow That Dream" label.

Track listing

Original LP release

All songs recorded at Graceland, Memphis.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Hurt"   Jimmie Crane, Al Jacobs February 5, 1976 2:09
2. "Never Again"   Billy Edd Wheeler, Jerry Chesnut February 6, 1976 2:53
3. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"   Fred Rose February 7, 1976 3:44
4. "Danny Boy"   Frederic E. Weatherly February 5, 1976 3:59
5. "The Last Farewell"   Roger Whittaker, Ron A. Webster February 2, 1976 4:05
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "For the Heart"   Dennis Linde February 5, 1976 3:24
2. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"   Larry Gatlin February 2, 1976 3:19
3. "Solitaire"   Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody February 3, 1976 4:42
4. "Love Coming Down"   Jerry Chesnut February 6, 1976 3:09
5. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"   Lonnie Donegan, Jimmy Currie February 4, 1976 3:45

2000 CD re-issue

Tracks 1–9: Moody Blue
No. Title Length
1. "Unchained Melody"   2:32
2. "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"   2:59
3. "Little Darlin'"   1:53
4. "He'll Have to Go"   4:31
5. "Way Down"   2:36
6. "Pledging My Love"   2:49
7. "Moody Blue"   2:49
8. "She Thinks I Still Care"   3:50
9. "It's Easy for You"   3:28
Tracks 10–19 : From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
No. Title Length
10. "Hurt"   2:08
11. "Never Again"   2:52
12. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"   3:40
13. "Danny Boy"   3:57
14. "The Last Farewell"   4:03
15. "For the Heart"   3:21
16. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"   3:17
17. "Solitaire"   4:41
18. "Love Coming Down"   3:07
19. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"   3:44

2012 Follow That Dream CD edition

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Hurt"    
2. "Never Again"    
3. "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"    
4. "Danny Boy"    
5. "The Last Farewell"    
6. "For The Heart"    
7. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall"    
8. "Solitaire"    
9. "Love Coming Down"    
10. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"    
11. "Hurt" (takes 1, 2)  
12. "Never Again" (take 11)  
13. "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" (take 4)  
14. "Danny Boy" (take 9)  
15. "The Last Farewell" (take 3 + ending of take 2)  
16. "For The Heart" (take 1)  
17. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (take 6)  
18. "Solitaire" (take 3)  
19. "Love Coming Down" (take 3)  
20. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (takes 4, 5)  
21. "For The Heart" (takes 3B, 4B, 5B)  
22. "Hurt" (composite of takes 4)  
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "For The Heart" (takes 2, 3A)  
2. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (take 1)  
3. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (takes 1,3)  
4. "Hurt" (take 3)  
5. "The Last Farewell" (take 1)  
6. "The Last Farewell" (take 2)  
7. "Never Again" (takes 2,3)  
8. "For The Heart" (take 4A)  
9. "Danny Boy" (takes 6, 7)  
10. "Danny Boy" (take 8)  
11. "Love Coming Down" (take 4)  
12. "Blue Eyes In The Rain" (takes 1, 2)  
13. "Solitaire" (takes 5, 7)  
14. "Hurt" (takes 6, 5)  
15. "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall" (takes 3-5)  
16. "For The Heart" (take 5A)  
17. "The Last Farewell" (take 4, master rough mix)  
18. "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (master rough mix)  
19. "Never Again" (master remix)  
20. "Danny Boy" (master rough remix)  

Personnel

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, guitars, bass on "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
  • J.D. Sumner & The Stamps – background vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith – background vocals
  • James Burton – lead guitar
  • John Wilkinson – rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Scheff – bass
  • David Briggs – keyboards
  • Ronnie Tutt – drums
  • Bergen White - string and horn arrangements

Technical

  • Al Pachucki, Brian Christian, Ron Olson, Tom Brown, Tom Pick - engineer
  • Larry Schnapf - director of engineering
  • Roy Shockley - technician

Certifications

Region Provider Certification(s)
United States RIAA Gold
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