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Today (Elvis Presley album)

Today
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Studio album by Elvis Presley
Released May 7, 1975
Recorded 10–12 March 1975
RCA Studio C, Hollywood
Genre Country rock
Length 34:15
Label RCA Victor
Producer Felton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology

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The Today sessions were held in RCA's Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 10–12, 1975, and marked the last time Elvis Presley would record in a studio. Elvis last recorded at Studio C, Hollywood in 1972 where he recorded the gold records "Burning Love" and "Separate Ways". At this time, Elvis was 40 years old. He was accompanied by his then-current girlfriend, Sheila Ryan. In the 2005 FTD TODAY release from these sessions, Elvis asked her to "step up here Sheila, let me sing to ya baby" on Take 1 of Don McLean's "And I Love You So". He continued to make "And I Love You So" and "Fairytale" a part of his live concerts until his death. On stage, he often referred to "Fairytale" as the story of his life.

Today featured a new rock song, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E", which was released as its first single and went Top 40 in the US. "Bringin' It Back" was its second single in the US. The album also features covers of songs by Perry Como, Tom Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Billy Swan, Faye Adams, The Statler Brothers and Charlie Rich.

"Green, Green Grass of Home" was released as a single in the UK, where it went Top 30, and also received US airplay. Elvis first heard the song in 1967 while driving his bus back to Memphis after making another movie, and heard Tom Jones' new single "Green Green Grass of Home" for the first time and loved it. He had his "mafia" call the local AM station to make them replay it over and over again.[citation needed] Eight years later Elvis cut his own version.

Track listing

Original release

Side A
No. TitleWriter(s)Recording date Length
1. "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"  Jerry ChesnutMarch 11, 1975 3:06
2. "And I Love You So"  Don McLeanMarch 10, 1975 3:41
3. "Susan When She Tried"  Don ReidMarch 11, 1975 2:20
4. "Woman Without Love"  Jerry ChesnutMarch 11, 1975 3:37
5. "Shake a Hand"  Joe MorrisMarch 11, 1975 3:52
Side B
No. TitleWriter(s)Recording date Length
1. "Pieces of My Life"  Troy SealsMarch 12, 1975 4:07
2. "Fairytale"  Bonnie Pointer, Anita PointerMarch 10, 1975 2:47
3. "I Can Help"  Billy SwanMarch 10, 1975 4:08
4. "Bringin' It Back"  Greg GordonMarch 12, 1975 3:04
5. "Green, Green Grass of Home"  Curly PutmanMarch 10, 1975 3:39

Follow That Dream re-issue

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"    
2. "And I Love You So"    
3. "Susan When She Tried"    
4. "Woman Without Love"    
5. "Shake A Hand"    
6. "Pieces Of My Life"    
7. "Fairytale"    
8. "I Can Help"    
9. "Bringin’ It Back"    
10. "Green, Green Grass Of Home"    
11. "Tiger Man"    
12. "And I Love You So" (take 2)  
13. "Pieces Of My Life" (take 1)  
14. "Fairytale" (takes 1,2)  
15. "Bringin’ It Back" (take 1)  
16. "Green, Green Grass Of Home" (take 1)  
17. "Shake A Hand" (take 1)  
18. "Susan When She Tried" (take 3)  
19. "Pieces Of My Life" (takes 2,3)  
20. "And I Love You So" (take 3)  
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Fairytale"    
2. "Green, Green Grass Of Home"    
3. "I Can Help"    
4. "And I Love You So"    
5. "Susan When She Tried"    
6. "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"    
7. "Woman Without Love"    
8. "Shake A Hand"    
9. "Bringin’ It Back"    
10. "Pieces Of My Life"    
11. "Green, Green Grass Of Home" (takes 2,3)  
12. "Susan When She Tried" (takes 1,2)  
13. "And I Love You So" (take 1)  
14. "Bringin' It Back" (takes 2,3)  
15. "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" (take 1)  
16. "Shake A Hand" (take 2)  

Personnel

References

  1. ^ [[[:Template:Allmusic]] Allmusic review]

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