On June 4, 1970, Elvis travelled to RCA's
Nashville studio and recorded 34 songs in five days. The repertoire
would be spread over four releases; "That's The Way lt In", "Elvis
Now", "Love Letters From Elvis" & "Elvis Country". This was a great
time for Elvis.
The live comeback in Las Vegas had been critically acclaimed and the
success of the American Recording Studio sessions had put him firmly
back on the charts. The now legendary recording of "Suspicious Minds"
reached #1 on November 1, 1969, and two albums; "From Elvis In
Memphis" and "From Memphis To Vegas" had charted at 13 and 12
The songs recorded at the June session consisted mainly of country
standards and ballads. lt didn't take long for someone to realise a
country album would be a sensible proposition!
Preceded by the single "I Really Don't Want To Know"/"There Goes My
Everything", the "Elvis Country" album was released in January 1971.
Both were certifies gold and reached #21 and #12 on their respective
charts. Vocally, Elvis was in superb form and great ballads like "Make
The World Go Away" and "Funny How Time Slips Away" were complimented
with the uptempo "Faded Love" and "I Washed My Hands In Muddy
This became Elvis' first concept album as the song "I Was Born About
Ten Thousand Years Ago" was segued between every track! lt was
issued in it's entirety on "Elvis Now" in 1972. (from the release