Reel-Trax proudly presents: "Blowin' In The Wind" - twenty-one really great
tracks that will blow you away! Remasters, remixes, new edits plus a selection
of original recordings that will offer you a totally new listening experience.
"Blowin' In The Wind" offers you songs like the home recording of ‘Fools Rush
In’ that now almost sounds like a crystal clear studio recording. Also revealed
on this album for the first time is that what is noted on the "From Elvis In
Nashville" Boxset as a jam version of "Mystery Train", could actually very well
be a slower version of ‘See See Rider’. The next to last song is the unique live
recording of "Where No One Stands Alone". This version now comes with new
overdubs in a similar vein as ‘Unchained Melody’.
This and much more is to be discovered on this great new album on the Reel-Trax
label. An entirely new listening experience – you should not miss it! Get your
Let's go deeper into some essential tracks of the CD:
"Fools Rush In": This record gets kicked off with the Frank Sinatra inspired
arrangement of "Fools Rush In", Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra accompanied
Sinatra on his 1960 recording. Elvis is singing to the 1959 Album
"Sing A Song With Riddle" and does the same for "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". Both
versions are unique and one can only imagine what it would have sounded like if
Elvis had done these in a studio with these arrangements. Similarly, Elvis also
sings with a different record featuring instrumentals this time - "Sing A Song
With The Kingston Trio". However, this does not actually feature the group but
is rather a tribute to the group's music and has instrumental recreations of
Elvis and his group of friends decided to sing to "500 Miles" and "Blowin' In
The Wind", these songs are now newly mixed for optimum sound quality, blending
the home recording with the actual recording from the record.
"Beyond The Reef" is the overdubbed master and conveys the same feeling as he
other songs on this CD. It is the rejected single master.
While the song "Almost" was a studio recording, Elvis' lonesome and weary vocal
combined with touching piano playing makes for a fine addition to the classical
feel of this record.
"What Now My Love" can almost be considered a totally different song, with none
of the later bombastic arrangement. We have Elvis and his group singing along to
some fun piano playing in a more uptempo beat as opposed to the dramatic version
that would later be one of the highlights on his "Aloha From Hawaii" record,
while "Suppose" was a test recording for an Elvis session. It was later decided
to use the home recording vocal for the eventual master which was overdubbed.
Here we have a undubbed version.
"Tennessee Waltz" is a re-created version, which has been overdubbed and
re-edited. The reason for this is because the whole song gets spoiled by Elvis
laughing and joking and we tried to make a much more serious version here -
listen to the result!
"See See Rider" is another imagining of what could have been. When released in
2020 on "From Elvis In Nashville", it was wrongly listed as "Mystery Train". If
you pay attention and listen closely, you can obviously hear it's "See See
Rider" and the proof is right here, as a Live Vocal was mixed onto the
instrumental. This is the closest to a 1970 studio version you will find. "Don't
Cry Daddy" and "In The Ghetto" are both special overdubbed versions showing more
of the beauty of Elvis his vocal.