Album Title : Elvis Is Back
Catalogue Number : AAPP - 2031
Year Release : 5th March 2010
Side 1 : Make Me Know It - Fever - The Girl Of My Best Friend
Side 2 : I Will Be Home Again - Dirty Dirty Feeling - Thrill Of Your Love
Side 3 : Soldier Boy - Such A Night - It Feels So Right
Side 4 : Girl Next Door Went A Walking - Like A Baby - Reconsider Baby
Brief History :
Although they have common recording origins, two of the three singles, "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight," were very quirky by the standards of Elvis songs at the time -- the former inspired by Elvis's admiration for Tony Martin's 1949 hit "There's No Tomorrow," while the latter was recorded at the request of Col. Parker as a favor to his wife. They add to the diversity of sounds on this record, which shows a mature Elvis Presley. "Dirty, Dirty Feeling" and "It Feels So Right" showed he could still rock out and challenge authority and propriety, while "Reconsider Baby" and "Like a Baby" offer some of his best blues performances; but "The Thrill of Your Love" (a very gospel-tinged number), "Soldier Boy," "Girl of My Best Friend," and "Girl Next Door Went a' Walking," also displayed the rich, deep vocalizing that would challenge critics' expectations of Elvis Presley playing rhythm guitar throughout. He also comes off better than on any of his other albums since arriving at RCA, as a musician as much as a "star" (he'd always had a lot more to say about running his sessions than the critics who loathed his RCA years indicated).
By Bruce Eder
Details : 2010 Reissue Gatefold Release.
Front Cover : Photo of Elvis. Catalogue number top left. Logo top right below "Miracle Surface".
Rear Cover : Photos of Elvis in army outfit.
Label : Black with dog on top.
Side 1 : RCA Victor logo on top & Living Stereo at bottom.
Side 2 : RCA Victor logo on top & Living Stereo at bottom.
Side 3 : RCA Victor logo on top & Living Stereo at bottom.
Side 4 : RCA Victor logo on top & Living Stereo at bottom.
Pressing Plant : Unknown.
Matrix Number Side 1 : Unknown
Matrix Number Side 2 : Unknown
Matrix Number Side 3 : Unknown
Matrix Number Side 4 : Unknown
*NOTE* This copy is sealed. Front cover 3 Hype Stickers. Gatefold release. Original catalogue number on front cover but new number AAPP - 2231 on spine, rear cover sticker & on vinyl labels.