Friday, August 20, 2010

ELVIS MONTH 2010: The King Finds His Alternate Roots

After the massive success of Aloha From Hawaii, the Elvis bandwagon was once again rolling full tilt. Eager to make sure that the King stayed in the public eye, RCA released "Raised On Rock/For Ol' Times Sake". It was comprised of songs recorded at the Stax Studios in Memphis in July of 1973. Though the album boasted an intense picture of Elvis rocking out in concert, the album failed to live up to it's misleading name. It was a different album than what people had anticipated. There are a few rockers in the mix but most of them end up being a kind of funk/soul/easy listening mash up. It still managed to sell over a million copies worldwide. Over the years, many people have thought what it would have been like if the album had a little bit more of an edge. As more and more session tapes emerged from various sources, that wonder has turned into "alternate versions" of what that album could have been. Today I present one of those alternate versions for you. Here is "Raised On Rock: The Alternate Album". Enjoy!

Elvis Presley- Raised On Rock: The Alternate Album


Anonymous said...

rapidshare is not letting me download. it says ERROR
But Thank You So much for all the Kings Stuff This is GREAT!!!!!!

Todd said...

Was there some problem uploading this? It hasn't been available all day.

Dartman said...

I just re-uploaded it and it seems to be working. Let me know if it doesn't. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank You For the download its working and I can't wait to listen. Thia was my Fave when I was a kid!!! John from Tucson, Az.

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