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'From Elvis in Nashville' Compiles Rarities From the King's Time in Music City

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Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr weren't the only Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members to record with Music City's best session musicians in the late '60s and early '70s. Elvis Presley returned to Nashville's RCA Studio B, where he'd been recording tracks since 1958, for the five day, five night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on Sept. 22) that resulted in the albums Elvis: That's the Way it Is, Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) and Love Letters from Elvis.

Master recordings from these no-frills "marathon" sessions will be released officially on Nov. 20 as From Elvis in Nashville. The collection, titled as a homage to the American Sound sessions that brought us From Elvis in Memphis, will be available as a 4-CD box set featuring two bonus discs of outtakes and rarities and as a double LP of session highlights.

Per a press release, the collection will be "presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spring (John Prine, Jason Isbell) without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on earlier releases."

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Highlights include a version of  Cowboy Joe Babcock's "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water," available now through all streaming sites, and a cover of Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away."

The sessions feature such country music legends as harmonica player Charlie McCoy and Muscle Shoals musician Norbert Putnam plus Las Vegas residency-era Presley's not-so-secret weapon: TCB Band guitarist James Burton.

Prior songs cut by Elvis at RCA Victor's Studio B include "Are You Lonesome Tonight," "It's Now or Never" and "How Great Thou Art."

From Elvis in Nashville CD Box Set Playlist

Disc 1

  1. Opening Jam (Mystery Train) (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)
  2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Ben Weisman/Clive Westlake)
  3. I've Lost You (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)
  4. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago (Adapted by Elvis Presley)
  5. The Sound Of Your Cry (Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye)
  6. The Fool (Naomi Ford)
  7. A Hundred Years From Now (Lester Flatt/Earl Scruggs)
  8. Little Cabin On The Hill (Bill Monroe/Lester Flatt)
  9. Cindy, Cindy (Buddy Kaye/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller)
  10. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
  11. How The Web Was Woven (Clive Westlake/David Most)
  12. Got My Mojo Working/ Keep Your Hands Off Of It (Preston Foster)/(Jay McShann/Priscilla Bowman)
  13. It's Your Baby, You Rock It (Shirl Milete/Nora Fowler)
  14. Stranger In The Crowd (Winfield Scott)
  15. I'll Never Know (Fred Karger/Sid Wayne/Ben Weisman)
  16. Mary In The Morning (Johnny Cymbal/Michael Rashkow)
  17. It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) (Neal Merritt/Alice Joy/Shorty Hall)
  18. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Vicki Wickham/Simon Napier-Bell/ Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini)
  19. Just Pretend (Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher)
  20. This Is Our Dance (Les Reed/Geoff Stephens)
  21. Life (Shirl Milete)
  22. Heart Of Rome (Geoff Stephens/Alan Blaikley/Ken Howard)

Disc 2

  1. When I'm Over You (Shirl Milete)
  2. I Really Don't Want To Know (Howard Barnes/Don Robertson)
  3. Faded Love (Bob Wills/John Wills)
  4. Tomorrow Never Comes (Ernest Tubb/Johnny Bond)
  5. The Next Step Is Love (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes)
  6. Make The World Go Away) (Hank Cochran)
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
  8. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (Joe Babcock)
  9. Love Letters (Edward Heyman/Victor Young)
  10. There Goes My Everything (Dallas Frazier)
  11. If I Were You (Gerald Nelson)
  12. Only Believe (Paul Rader)
  13. Sylvia (Geoff Stephens/Les Reed)
  14. Patch It Up (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  15. Snowbird (Gene MacLellan)
  16. Where Did They Go, Lord (Dallas Frazier/Arthur L. Owens)
  17. Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On (Dave Williams/Sunny David)
  18. Rags To Riches (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross)

Disc 3

  1. Jam 2 (Tiger Man) (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
  2. I've Lost You - take 1 (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)
  3. The Next Step Is Love - takes 3-6 (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes)
  4. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - rehearsal
  5. Patch It Up - take 1 (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  6. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights - takes 5,6 & 8 (Ben Weisman/Clive Westlake)
  7. How The Web Was Woven - take 1 (Clive Westlake/David Most)
  8. Mary In The Morning - takes 3-4 (Johnny Cymbal/Michael Rashkow)
  9. Just Pretend - takes 1-2 (Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher)
  10. Stranger In The Crowd - takes 1-5 (Winfield Scott)
  11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - rehearsal, take 1 (Paul Simon)
  12. Patch It Up - take 9 (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  13. The Sound Of Your Cry - take 3 (Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye)
  14. Where Did They Go, Lord - takes 2-3 (Dallas Frazier/Arthur L. Owens)
  15. Rags To Riches - take 2 (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross)

Disc 4

  1. Jam 3 (I Didn't Make It On Playing Guitar) (Elvis Presley)
  2. Faded Love - rehearsal (country version) (Bob Wills/John Wills)
  3. The Fool - take 1 (Naomi Ford)
  4. A Hundred Years From Now - take 1 (Lester Flatt/Earl Scruggs)
  5. Little Cabin On The Hill - take 1 (Bill Monroe/Lester Flatt)
  6. Tomorrow Never Comes - takes 10-11 (Ernest Tubb/Johnny Bond)
  7. Snowbird - take 1 (Gene MacLellan)
  8. Faded Love - take 3 (Bob Wills/John Wills)
  9. It's Your Baby, You Rock It - take 3 (Shirl Milete/Nora Fowler)
  10. There Goes My Everything - take 1 (Dallas Frazier)
  11. Love Letters - take 1 (Edward Heyman/Victor Young)
  12. If I Were You- take 5 (Gerald Nelson)
  13. Heart Of Rome - take 1 (Geoff Stephens/Alan Blaikley/Ken Howard)
  14. Cindy, Cindy - take 1 (Buddy Kaye/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller)
  15. I'll Never Know - take 3 (Fred Karger/Sid Wayne/Ben Weisman)
  16. Sylvia - take 9 (Geoff Stephens/Les Reed)
  17. It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) - takes 1-2 (Neal Merritt/Alice Joy/Shorty Hall)
  18. Only Believe - take 3 (Paul Rader)
  19. Life - take 2 (Shirl Milete)

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