Elvis Presley That's The Way It Is on Limited Edition 180g LP
Friday Music / Elvis Presley 180 Gram Vinyl Series
Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Manufactured at R.T.I.
Elvis Presley was born during the great depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early '50s, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the career of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long term deal, and his first RCA single "Heartbreak Hotel" forever etched 'The King Of Rock And Roll' trademark to his name. In 1956 after a chart topping debut LP, his second smash #1 album simply called Elvis truly proved once again that his music career was destined to be unlike anyone that came before him.
In 1970 after a plethora of chart topping albums and a bevy of number one singles, Elvis continued to build his marquee value even further while starring in a staggering amount of feature motion pictures. More incredible fame followed as the That’s The Way It Is movie starring Elvis became another box office hit for the King. The epic 1970 documentary captured Elvis’ first concert tour in over a decade, and the brilliant accompanying soundtrack recorded live in Las Vegas and in RCA Studios, Nashville, was also a blockbuster, rising to the upper rungs of the album charts and marking his 40th hit album in a row!
Filled with more winners than a Las Vegas casino, That’s The Way It Is takes off with several stunners in a row, including the classic "I Just Can’t Help Believin" which became a UK smash, plus the definitive hit single version of "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me" plus an LP live only version of the killer rocker "Patch It Up" featuring James Burton’s trail blazing guitar work.
More soundtrack treasures follow with the beautiful ballads "I’ve Lost You" and "Mary in the Morning." The album also features his stellar rendition of "You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin" featuring the vocals of The Sweet Inspirations as well as the superlative interpretation of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." In total, the album showcases 12 very important Elvis Presley recordings which remain true classics.
Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the 180 Gram Vinyl Series release of Elvis Presley's classic RCA Victor soundtrack That's The Way It Is, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I.
Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano)
James Burton (guitar)
Ronnie Tutt (drums)
Jerry Scheff (piano)
Charlie McCoy (organ, harmonica)
The Stamps Quartet (vocals)
The Sweet Inspirations
Elvis Presley That's The Way It Is Track Listing:
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
6. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
7. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
8. I’ve Lost You
9. Just Pretend
10. Stranger in the Crowd
11. The Next Step Is Love
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water