827 Thomas Crown Affair
|Title:||From Elvis - 827 Thomas Crown Affair|
|Location:||American Sound Studios, Memphis/Tennessee|
The American Sound sessions of '69 are an iconic marker in Elvis Presley's career. The Singer Special of '68 had returned the King to the throne he had vacated for Hollywood for the past decade. He returned to Memphis, where it all began. He was home, he was recharged and in fine form vocally, mentally and physically.
Chips Moman presented the songs to Elvis and produced the rhythm sessions with the Memphis Boys; Reggie Young, Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, Mike Leech and Gene Chrisman. A fine stable of musicians who contributed a style which was heavily R&B influenced. This and the fact that Chips had a knack for producing hits is what drew Elvis to American Sound in the first place.
Reports from direct sources state that Chips was very much in charge of production. He was the producer, no matter who got credit. Felton Jarvis and Al Pachucki, since they engineered the mixes, also received credit. The tracks on this disc present a warmer, richer sound and mix, than found on previously released albums!
'Every song presented here is in its original undubbed form, apart from "Gentle On My Mind" and "I'm Moving On". As the American sessions were so important in Elvis' career, they produced a stream of hits, this CD needs to have a space in your collection. We hope you enjoy this CD as much as we have enjoyed compiling it for you! (December 2015)