Elvis Presley – Promised Land (1975/2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Elvis Presley – Promised Land (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 28:51 minutes | 588 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © RCA Records
Recorded: December 10-15, 1973, Memphis, Tennessee

Promised Land is a 1975 album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley on RCA Records. It was recorded in December 1973 at Stax Records studios in Memphis and released on Presley’s 40th birthday. The material was the second pick from the December 1973 session, as the songs considered strongest had been issued on Good Times. The title track, a cover of the 1965 hit by Chuck Berry, was issued earlier as a single on September 27, 1974, and hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK top ten. Its flip side, “Its Midnight”, reached 9 on the Country Charts. Another hit single from the album was “If You Talk in Your Sleep” reaching 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the US the album only reached number 47 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, but reached 1 in Billboard’s Top Country LPs chart. The album also reached 1 in the Country Cashbox albums chart. In the UK the album reached #21.

Promised Land came from the last studio recordings that Elvis Presley ever made in Memphis, the city where his fame and his legend started. The December 1973 Stax Records sessions showed him, as he had on From Elvis in Memphis, reaching out to publishers other than those he owned for songs, and the repertory embraces material by Chuck Berry, Waylon Jennings, and Larry Gatlin, among others. With the best players on hand and an upbeat mood when these songs were cut, and the singer himself lean and rested after a couple of years of concertizing, the vibes throughout this album were positive (and then some). Elvis sounds bold and confident in ways that make this album a diverting, if not profoundly exciting experience. It’s not as distinctive or as involved a personal document as Elvis Country or the concentrated soul workout of From Elvis in Memphis, but it does feature some fine, passionate singing throughout (most notably on “It’s Midnight,” a wrenching performance). -AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder

1 Promised Land 2:51
2 There’s A Honky Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In) 3:01
3 Help Me 2:27
4 Mr. Songman 2:07
5 Love Song Of The Year 3:15
6 It’s Midnight 3:19
7 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming 2:53
8 If You Talk In Your Sleep 2:25
9 Thinking About You 3:02
10 You Asked Me To 2:51

Elvis Presley – vocals, guitar
David Briggs – piano, organ
James Burton, Johnny Christopher, Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
Jeannie Green – backing vocals
Per Erik Hallin – piano, organ
Mary and Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
Susan Pilkington – backing vocals
Norbert Putnam – bass
Ronnie Tutt – drums
Voice (Donnie Sumner, Sherrill Nielsen, Tim Baty, Per Eric “Pete” Hallin) – backing vocals
JD Sumner & The Stamps (Bill Baize, Ed Enoch, David Rowland) – backing vocals
Kathy Westmoreland – backing vocals
Per Eric “Pete” Hallin (“Promised Land”) – clavinet