Elvis (1973 album)

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Studio album by Elvis Presley
ReleasedJuly 1973
RecordedMarch, 1971 – March 28, 1972
LabelRCA Records
ProducerFelton Jarvis
Elvis Presley chronology
Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite
Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake
Singles from Elvis
  1. "Fool" / "Steamroller Blues"
    Released: 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
MusicHound2.5/5 stars[2]
Rough Guides2/5 stars[3]

Elvis is the eighteenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released in July 1973. It sold over 1 million copies worldwide (despite being released soon after the much more successful Aloha from Hawaii). To differentiate it from his eponymous 1956 release it is sometimes called The "Fool" Album, after its first track. "Fool" was issued as a single and reached number 15 in the UK, backed by a live version of "Steamroller Blues".


The album tracks "Fool" and "Where Do I Go From Here" were recorded in March 1972. "It's Impossible" is a live recording from the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas from February 1972. Tracks 3, 4, 6–10 were leftovers from the March and May 1971 recording sessions at RCA's Studio B in Nashville. Three songs feature Presley on piano: "It's Still Here", "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" and "I Will Be True". These three selections were all released together for a second time as part of the 1980 boxed set, Elvis Aron Presley. The song "Fool" was also released in this collection. Four other songs in this album were also reissued in other albums: "It's Impossible" (Pure Gold, 1975), "Padre" (He Walks Beside Me, 1978), "(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me" (A Canadian Tribute, 1978) and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (Our Memories Of Elvis Volume 2, 1979).

Track listing[edit]

Original LP release[edit]

Side one[4]
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Fool"James Last, Carl SigmanMarch 28, 19722:40
2."Where Do I Go from Here?"Paul WilliamsMarch 27-29, 19722:38
3."Love Me, Love the Life I Lead"Roger Greenaway, Tony MacaulayMay 21, 19713:03
4."It's Still Here"Ivory Joe HunterMay 19, 19712:04
5."It's Impossible" (live dinner show)Armando Manzanero, Sid WayneFebruary 16, 19722:51
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me"Gordon LightfootMarch 15, 19712:06
2."Padre"Jacques Larue, Paul Francis Webster, Alain RomansMay 15, 19712:28
3."I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen"Thomas Paine WestendorfMay 19, 19712:23
4."I Will Be True"Ivory Joe HunterMay 19, 19712:30
5."Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (edited version)Bob DylanMay 16, 19712:42

Follow That Dream CD reissue[edit]

After more than 20 years of being out-of-print on vinyl, RCA reissued this album in March 1994 on the CD format, and again in 2010 on the Follow that Dream collectors label.



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 892. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
  3. ^ Simpson, Paul (2004). The Rough Guide to Elvis. London: Rough Guides. p. 148. ISBN 1-84353-417-7.
  4. ^ "Elvis Presley Albums". Softshoe-slim.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15.

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