Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters has been packaged in a DVD sized ecolbook, the width of a normal CD. Very nice book style presentation !!! It contains 120 tracks recorded in the 1970s, including 27 previously unreleased takes and chronicles the most complex period of Elvis' life through his music. It features every single A & B side released between January 1970 and August 1977, many great studio highlights, and a disc dedicated to the phenomenon that was the Elvis Presley live show. Contains studio recordings of My Way (Master), It's Diff'rent Now (Rehearsal), For The Good Times (Master), I Shall Be Released (Informal Recording), Lady Madonna (Informal Recording) The Twelfth Of Never (Rehearsal), Softly As I Leave You (Rehearsal), Alle' en el 'Rancho Grande' (Informal Rehearsal) and Froggy Went A Courtin' (Informal Rehearsal).
Dave Marsh: 'Elvis' Seventies music has been picked at and picked over, issued and reissued, discussed, dissected, distorted, displayed and dismissed. But it's only now, gathered into one place, that it kind of makes you gulp a bit to realise how productive he was in the last six years of his life ...'
Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters contains 120 tracks recorded in the 1970s, including 27 previously unreleased takes and chronicles the most complex period of Elvis' life through his music. It features every single A & B side released between January 1970 and August 1977, many great studio highlights, and a disc dedicated to the phenomenon that was the Elvis Presley live show.
Discs one and two include the A and B sides of every single released by Presley in the U.S. during the '70s, with the exception of 'Kentucky Rain', 'My Little Friend' and 'Mama Liked The Roses', which are available on From Nashville To Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters I, and 'Only Believe' and 'Help Me', available on Amazing Grace. Discs three and four present 26 of his best non-single album tracks. Disc five is devoted to live performance, fitting given that Presley performed over 1000 concerts between 1969 and his death.
The set makes a convincing argument for the artistic vitality of Presley's later period, although it requires a high tolerance for dramatic ballads and lavish production. As an added bonus, Presley is supported throughout by one of history's great backing bands, featuring guitar great James Burton. The box set includes a sheet of stamps depicting Presley's '70s record covers All tracks have been restored from the original master tapes.
Disc 1: The Wonder Of You - I've Lost You - The Next Step Is Love - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Patch It Up - I Really Don't Want To Know - There Goes My Everything - Rags To Riches - Where Did They Go Lord - Life - I'm Leavin' - Heart Of Rome - It's Only Love - The Sound Of Your Cry - I Just Can't Help Believin' - How The Web Was Woven - Until It's Time For You To Go - We Can Make The Morning - An American Trilogy - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Burning Love - It's A Matter Of Time - Separate Ways
Disc 2: Always On My Mind - Fool - Steamroller Blues - Raised On Rock - For Ol' Times Sake - I've Got A Thing About You Baby - Take Good Care of Her - If You Talk In Your Sleep - Promised Land - It's Midnight - My Boy - Loving Arms - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Mr. Songman - Bringing It Back - Pieces of My Life - Green Green Grass Of Home - Thinking About You - Hurt - For The Heart - Moody Blue - She Thinks I Still Care - Way Down - Pledging My Love
Disc 3: Twenty Days And Twenty Nights - I was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago - The Fool - A Hundred Years From Now (Informal Recording) - Little Cabin On The Hill - Cindy, Cindy - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It - It's Your Baby, You Rock It - Stranger In The Crowd - Mary In The Morning - It Ain't No Big Thing - Just Pretend - Faded Love (Unedited Version)- Tomorrow Never Comes (Unedited Master) - Make The World Go Away - Funny How Time Slips Away - I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (Long Version) - Snowbird - Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On - Amazing Grace (Alternate Take 2)- For Lovin' Me - Lady Madonna (Informal Recording)
Disc 4: Merry Christmas Baby - I Shall Be Released (Informal Recording) - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Jam Edit) - It's Still Here (Unedited Version) - T'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (Undubbed Version) - I Will Be True - My Way (Master) - For The Good Times (Master) - Just A Little Bit - It's Diff'rent Now (Rehearsal) - Are You Sincere - I Got A Feelin' In My Body - You Asked Me To - Good Times Charlie's Got The Blues - Talk About The Good Times - Tiger Man (Jam) - I Can Help - Shake a Hand - Susan When She Tried - She Thinks I Still Care (Alternate Take 2B)- Danny Boy - Love Coming Down - He'll Have To Go
Disc 5: See See Rider - Men With Broken Heart (Short Poem) - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Polk Salad Annie - Let It Be Me - Proud Mary - Something (Master) - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Heartbreak Hotel - I Was The One - One Night - Never Been To Spain (Master) - You Gave Me A Mountain - It's Impossible - A Big Hunk O'Love (Master) - It's Over (Master)- The Impossible Dream - Reconsider Baby - I'll Remember You - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Suspicious Minds - Unchained Melody - The Twelfth Of Never (Rehearsal) - Softly As I Leave You (Rehearsal) - Alle' en el 'Rancho Grande' (Informal Rehearsal) - Froggy Went A Courtin '(Informal Rehearsal) - Stranger In My Own Home Town (Informal Rehearsal)