MADE IN MEMPHIS is a CD released by the Elvis Presley specialist record label FTD. It features a range of recordings made in Elvis' hometown, including outtakes and alternate mixes of well-known Elvis songs, and also some home recordings which were made at one of Elvis' friends' houses.
This is a great CD featuring some wonderful music, including alternate takes of such favourites as IN THE GHETTO, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM and IT'S MIDNIGHT. My favourite track on the album is the alternate take of IF YOU DON'T COME BACK where Elvis is particularly laid-back in his performance. My least favourite track is an alternate take of THREE CORN PATCHES. This is an appalling song and shows that when Elvis needed to he really could sing some atrocious material. I think that this shows that at this point his heart wasn't really in it - he was really morning the loss of his wife in divorce at this point.
So, this is not really an essential purchase as not all of the material is of fantastically high quality, although Elvis collectors like myself will of course want to own it anyway.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 In the Ghetto [Take 13]
2 You'll Think of Me [Take 8]
3 Do You Know Who I Am [Take 4]
4 If You Don't Come Back [Take 5]
5 Three Corn Patches [Takes 5 & 6]
6 Find Out What's Happening [Take 7][Take]
7 It's Midnight [Take 11]
8 Thinking About You [Take 3]
9 You Asked Me To [Take 1]
10 Solitaire [Take 7 + Talk from 6 & 6]
11 She Thinks I Still Care [Takes 3 & 4]
12 Moody Blue [Take 6]
13 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall [Take 1]
14 Love Coming Down [Take 4]
15 For the Heart [Take 5]
16 Baby What You Want Me to Do
17 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
18 Spanish Eyes
19 See See Rider
20 That's All Right