Edge of Reality (Elvis Presley song)

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"Edge of Reality"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side "If I Can Dream"
B-side "Edge Of Reality"
Released November 5, 1968[1]
Format 7" single
Recorded October 7, 1968
Length 3:15
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Almost in Love" /
"A Little Less Conversation"
"If I Can Dream" / "Edge Of Reality"

"Edge Of Reality" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1968 motion picture Live a Little, Love a Little,[2][3] released to cinemas on October 23.

In October[4] or November 1968 it was released on a single (RCA Victor 47-9670) with "If I Can Dream" (from his soon to be released album Elvis, the soundtrack for the upcoming NBC TV comeback special) on the other side.[5][2][6][7] The single was the first Presley record on the orange label.[4]

On December 1, 1970 the single "If I Can Dream" / "Edge Of Reality" was re-released as part of RCA Victor's Gold Standard Series (together with 9 other Presley's singles).[8]

Writing and recording[edit]

The song was written by Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, and Florence Kaye.[9][3][2][10][11][12]

Elvis Presley recorded it in March 1968.[2][13]


Chart (1968) Peak
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100[14] 112


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  3. ^ a b James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 234–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3. 
  4. ^ a b Jerry Osborne (1983). Presleyana: Elvis Presley record price guide. O'Sullivan Woodside. ISBN 978-0-89019-083-8. 
  5. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (23 November 1968). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 83–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  6. ^ Kevin Crouch; Tanja Crouch (9 April 2012). The Gospel According To Elvis. Music Sales Group. pp. 197–. ISBN 978-0-85712-758-7. 
  7. ^ Chuck Miller (28 February 2011). Warman's American Records. Krause Publications. pp. 211–. ISBN 1-4402-2821-3. 
  8. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (9 January 1971). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 36–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  9. ^ Dylan Jones (14 August 2014). Elvis Has Left the Building: The Day the King Died. The Overlook Press. pp. 159–. ISBN 978-1-4683-1042-9. 
  10. ^ John A. Whisler (June 1981). Elvis Presley, reference guide and discography. Scarecrow Press. 
  11. ^ Sheryl Aumack (1 July 1990). Song & dance: an encyclopedia of musicals. Sea-Maid Press. ISBN 978-0-9625180-1-0. 
  12. ^ Ruth Benjamin; Arthur Rosenblatt (1993). Movie song catalog: performers and supporting crew for the songs sung in 1460 musical and nonmusical films, 1928-1988. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-89950-764-4. 
  13. ^ Robert Matthew-Walker (1995). Heartbreak hotel: the life and music of Elvis Presley. Castle Communications. ISBN 978-1-86074-055-8. 
  14. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (30 November 1968). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510. 

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