Elvis Now

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Elvis Now
Studio album by Elvis Presley
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1972 (1972-02-20)
RecordedJanuary 22 1969; June 4, 8 1970; March 15, May 15, 17-18, 20, June 8 1971
GenreRock
Length31:34
LabelRCA Records
ProducerFelton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas
(1971)
Elvis Now
(1972)
He Touched Me
(1972)
 
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Elvis Now
Studio album by Elvis Presley
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1972 (1972-02-20)
RecordedJanuary 22 1969; June 4, 8 1970; March 15, May 15, 17-18, 20, June 8 1971
GenreRock
Length31:34
LabelRCA Records
ProducerFelton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas
(1971)
Elvis Now
(1972)
He Touched Me
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Amazon.com4/5 stars[2]
CD Universe4.3/5 stars[3]

Elvis Now is a gold-selling Elvis Presley album from 1972.

Despite the "now" in the title, the tracks on this album were recorded anywhere from one to three years before its release. The Beatles' "Hey Jude" was a leftover from the legendary sessions at the American Studio in Memphis in early 1969 and, judging by its casual performance, not intended for an album release. Sylvia and I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago were recorded during the Nashville "marathon" sessions of June 1970 (the latter had been released in fragmentary form on the Elvis Country album). The rest of the songs emanate from the more recent sessions held at RCA Studio B in Nashville in March, May, and June 1971.

Unlike Elvis' other albums of that period (Elvis Country, He Touched Me and Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas, each dedicated to a particular genre) Elvis Now encompasses a variety of genres, including country, gospel, soul and pop.

The only single from the album, "Until It's Time for You to Go / We Can Make The Morning" reached number 9 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in the US in March 1972 and number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1972. The album was certified Gold on 3/27/1992 by the RIAA.

In 2010 an extended version of the album was released as part of the FTD collector series. It consists of the original 1972 album and a number of bonus tracks, originating from the 1971 Nashville sessions: two non-album singles from 1971 (I’m Leavin’ and It’s Only Love), a b-side from the upcoming An American Trilogy single (First Time Ever I Saw Your Face) as well as plenty of outtakes, including Don't Think Twice, It's All Right informal jam, lasting more than nine minutes (its shortened version having been included on the 1973 Elvis album).

Track listing[4]

  1. "Help Me Make It Through the Night" (Kris Kristofferson)
  2. "Miracle of the Rosary" (L. Deanson)
  3. "Hey Jude" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  4. "Put Your Hand in the Hand" (Gene MacLellan)
  5. "Until It's Time for You to Go" (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
  6. "We Can Make The Morning" (Jay Ramsey)
  7. "Early Mornin' Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot)
  8. "Sylvia" (Geoff Stephens, Les Reed)
  9. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom)
  10. "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago" (adapted and arranged by Elvis Presley)

2010 Reissue (FTD) Track listing[5]

CD1

  1. "Help Me Make It Through The Night"
  2. "Miracle Of The Rosary"
  3. "Hey Jude"
  4. "Put Your Hand In The Hand"
  5. "Until It's Time For You To Go"
  6. "We Can Make The Morning"
  7. "Early Morning Rain"
  8. "Sylvia"
  9. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)"
  10. "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago"
  11. "I'm Leavin'"
  12. "It's Only Love"
  13. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
  14. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (udedited master)"
  15. "Help Me Make It Through The Night - takes 8- 10"
  16. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - takes 11,12 &14"
  17. "Lady Madonna"

CD2

  1. "Help Me Make It Through The Night - takes 1-3"
  2. "Early Mornin' Rain - Takes 1,2 & 9"
  3. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - takes 5 & 6"
  4. "Until It's Time For You To Go - takes 1-5"
  5. "I'm Leavin' - take 1"
  6. "It's Only Love - takes 1-4"
  7. "I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan)"
  8. "It's Only Love - takes 6 & 7"
  9. "Help Me Make It Through The Night - takes 4-7"
  10. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - takes 8 & 9"
  11. "Put Your Hand In The Hand - take 1"
  12. "It's Only Love - takes 8 & 9"
  13. "Miracle Of The Rosary - take 1"
  14. "Until It's Time For You To Go - takes 6 & 7"
  15. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - take 10"
  16. "Early Morning Rain - take 11"
  17. "Help Me Make It Through The Night - take 15"
  18. "I'm Leavin' - takes 2 & 3"

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