“Promised Land” by Elvis Presley - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1975Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Following on from the inappropriately titled “Good Times” 10 months earlier, this was the second album assembled from his December '73 sessions at Stax Records studios in Memphis. The album was released on Presley's 40th birthday on January 8th, 1975. Despite being the second-picks, this set is actually preferable to “Good Times”, although that's saying very little. My middle-of-the-road complaints remain, this fare's as soft-as-putty. One listen to “Promised Land” tells you all you need to know; Chuck Berry's stupendously exciting Rock n Roll original is reduced to bland Alabama pub-rock standards. And that's one of the better tracks here…

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A1 [02:55] 3.2.png Elvis Presley - Promised Land (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [03:03] 3.7.png Elvis Presley - There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In) (Troy Seals, Danny Rice) Country
A3 [02:31] 3.0.png Elvis Presley - Help Me [album version ’75] (Larry Gatlin) Country
A4 [02:10] 2.2.png Elvis Presley - Mr. Songman (Donnie Sumner) Country
A5 [03:17] 3.1.png Elvis Presley - Love Song Of The Year (Chris Christian) Pop
B1 [03:23] 3.1.png Elvis Presley - It’s Midnight (Billy Edd Wheeler, Jerry Chesnut) Pop Ballad
B2 [02:25] 3.2.png Elvis Presley - Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming (Rory Bourke) Country
B3 [02:28] 3.4.png Elvis Presley - If You Talk In Your Sleep (Red West, John L. Christopher) Cerebral Pop
B4 [03:04] 2.3.png Elvis Presley - Thinking About You (Tim Baty) Songwriter
B5 [02:55] 1.8.png Elvis Presley - You Asked Me To (Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver) Country

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