Elvis, That's The Way It Is 4-disc 180-gram Special Edition Vinyl LP Set

By: Elvis Australia
Source: Sony Music
August 23, 2014 - 5:40:51 PM
Vinyl Records, Elvis News


Originally released in November 1970, 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' combined eight studio tracks, recorded in Nashville, and four live concert performances recorded in Las Vegas during Presley's 1970 'Summer Festival' season at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis played dozens of times at The International Hotel in 1969 and 1970 over several number of weeks. Elvis was on a roll and making big plans - including a feature film and studio time in Nashville.

When Elvis arrived at RCA's Studio B in Nashville on June 4, 1970, producer Felton Jarvis had assembled a hot new session band featuring Elvis' on-stage guitar legend James Burton. Five nights of recording generated material for no less than three future albums and four singles, including Elvis: That's The Way It Is.

This brand new 4LP version, That's The Way It Is (Deluxe Edition) centers on one show at The International which was recorded and partially filmed by MGM. These show recordings are released for the first time in their entirety. The original RCA album is expanded with four single sides from the period, and a selection of 'fly-on-the-wall' outtakes from the June Nashville sessions that produced the majority of tracks for the album.

With remastered audio and packed in a triple gatefold sleeve, this 4LP set includes a 16 page booklet with rare pictures and new liner notes.

• 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
• 3 Fold Gatefold Sleeve
• Expanded Edition
• 16 page Booklet
• 13 Tracks Previously Unreleased
• Remastered Audio

Elvis, That's The Way It Is 4-disc 180-gram Special Edition Vinyl LP Set

LP 1 & 2 : The Original Album

Side 1

1. I Just Can't HeLP Believin'
2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
3. How The Web Was Woven
4. Patch It Up
5. Mary In The Morning

Side 2

1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
2. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
3. I've Lost You
4. Just Pretend
5. Stranger In The Crowd

Side 3

1. The Next Step Is Love
2. Bridge Over Troubled Water

The Original Singles

3. I've Lost You (Single Version)
4. The Next Step Is Love (Single Version)
5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Single Version)
6. Patch It Up (Single Version)

Side 4

The Outtakes :

1. How The Web Was Woven (Take 1)
2. I've Lost You (Take 1)
3. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Take 2)
4. Patch It Up (Take 1)
5. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Take 1)

LP 3 & 4: August 12 : Live in Concert : Dinner Show

Side 5

1. That's All Right *
2. I Got A Woman *
3. Hound Dog *
4. Heartbreak Hotel *
5. Love Me Tender *

Side 6:

1. I've Lost You *
2. I Just Can't Help Believin' *
3. Patch It Up
4. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights

Side 7:

1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' *
2. Polk Salad Annie *
3. Introductions *
4. Blue Suede Shoes *

Side 8:

1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
3. Suspicious Minds *
4. Can't Help Falling In Love *

* Previously Unreleased

That's The Way It Is 4-disc 180-gram Special Edition Vinyl LP Set


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This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

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