Album Title : Today
Catalogue Number : APL1 - 1039
Year Release : 07th May 1975

Side 1 : T-R-O-U-B-L-E - And I Love You So - Susan When She Tried - Woman Without Love - Shake a Hand
Side 2 : Pieces of My Life - Fairytale - I Can Help - Bringing It Back - Green Green Grass of Home

Brief History :
The Today sessions were held in RCA's Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 10–12, 1975, and marked the last time Elvis Presley would ever record in a studio. Elvis last recorded at Studio C, Hollywood in 1972 where he recorded the gold records "Burning Love" and "Separate Ways". At this time, Elvis was 40 years old. He was accompanied by his then-current girlfriend, Sheila Ryan. In the 2005 FTD TODAY release from these sessions, Elvis asked her to "step up here Sheila, let me sing to ya baby" on Take 1 of Don McLean's "And I Love You So". He continued to make "And I Love You So" and "Fairytale" a part of his live concerts until his death. On stage, he often referred to "Fairytale" as the story of his life.

Today featured a new rock song, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E", which was released as its first single and went Top 40 in the US. "Bringin' It Back" was its second single in the US. The album also features covers of songs by Perry Como, Tom Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Billy Swan, Faye Adams, The Statler Brothers and Charlie Rich.

"Green Green Grass of Home" was released as a single in the UK, where it went Top 30, and also received US airplay. Elvis first heard the song in 1967. Eight years later Elvis cut his own classic version of the Vietnam era "Green Green Grass of Home".

Details :
Front Cover : Photo of Elvis. Title top right. Catalogue number bottom right.
​​Rear Cover : Advert for 4 Elvis albums. Catalogue number top right. Printed in U.S.A. bottom.
Label : Orange. Flexible vinyl.
Side A : Stereo at top.
Side B : ​Stereo at top.
​Pressing Plant : Hollywood
​​Matrix Number Side A : APL1 - 1039 A - 40S (Hand Etched) TML-M (Machine Stamped)
Matrix Number Side B : APL1 - 1039 B - 40S (Hand Etched) TML-M (Machine Stamped)

*NOTE*

Details : 1976 Reissue
Front Cover : Photo of Elvis. Title top right. Catalogue number bottom right.
​​Rear Cover : Advert for 4 Elvis albums. Catalogue number top right. Printed in U.S.A. bottom.
Label : Tan. Flexible vinyl.
Side A : Stereo at top.
Side B : ​Stereo at top.
​Pressing Plant : Los Angeles
​​Matrix Number Side A : APL1 - 1039 A - 31S T (Hand Etched) TML-S (Machine Stamped)
Matrix Number Side B : APL1 - 1039 B - 30S T (Hand Etched) TML-M A1 (Machine Stamped)
*NOTE* Ribbed label.