Elvis (1973 album)

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Studio album by Elvis Presley
Released July 1973
Recorded March, 1971 – March 28, 1972
Length 25:25
Label RCA Records
Producer Felton 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 2.5/5 stars[2]
Rough Guides 2/5 stars[3]

Elvis is a 1973 album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, which 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. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Fool" James Last, Carl Sigman March 28, 1972 2:40
2. "Where Do I Go from Here?" Paul Williams March 27-29, 1972 2:38
3. "Love Me, Love the Life I Lead" Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay May 21, 1971 3:03
4. "It's Still Here" Ivory Joe Hunter May 19, 1971 2:04
5. "It's Impossible" (live dinner show) Armando Manzanero, Sid Wayne February 16, 1972 2:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me" Gordon Lightfoot March 15, 1971 2:06
2. "Padre" Jacques Larue, Paul Francis Webster, Alain Romans May 15, 1971 2:28
3. "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" Thomas Paine Westendorf May 19, 1971 2:23
4. "I Will Be True" Ivory Joe Hunter May 19, 1971 2:30
5. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (edited version) Bob Dylan May 16, 1971 2:42

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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