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Elvis Presley
Amazing Grace
His Greatest Sacred Performances


 

Amazing Grace - BMG Direct 07863 66421 2 / D205997 - USA 1995 - Elvis Presley CD

Release: 1994 BMG 07863 66421 2   Australia  30 €
Release: 1994 BMG 07863 66421 2   Germany 27 €
Release: 1994 BMG BVCP-3101-2   Japan  45 €
Release: 1994 BMG 07863 66421 2   USA 27 €
Release: 1994 BMG 07863 66421 2 / D205997 BMG Direct USA  
Release: 1995 BMG 07863 66421 2 / D205997 BMG Direct USA 30 €
Release: 1998 BMG BG2 66421 Columbia House Canada 40 €
Release: 1998 BMG BG2 66421 Columbia House USA 35
Release: 1998 BMG 07863 66421 2 / D205997 BMG Direct USA 30 €
Release: 2001 BMG 07863 66421 2 / D205997 BMG Direct USA  

 

Amazing Grace - His Greatest Sacred Performances is a two-disc compilation of studio master recordings by Elvis Presley, released in 1994 on RCA Records and certified double platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 1999. The release also includes a booklet with session details and an essay by Charles Wolfe.

The set, catalogued as number 66421-2, comprises recordings of gospel music made by Presley during his career. The contents of all three gospel albums Presley released in his lifetime are included, while other songs had appeared on singles, an extended play single, and other albums. The set also contains five previously unreleased selections, and the two discs present the studio masters in chronological session order.

Disc one contains the entirety of his two albums released respectively in 1960 and 1967, His Hand In Mine and How Great Thou Art. The other five tracks contain the four-song EP Peace in the Valley from 1957, incorporated later that year into his first Christmas album, and the 1965 hit single "Crying in the Chapel" which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Disc two contains the entirety of his 1972 album He Touched Me, with the five previously unreleased selections derived from a jam session captured on March 31, 1972, during the filming for Elvis on Tour. The songs "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "We Call On Him" were released as two sides of a single in time for Easter in 1968, and "Only Believe" and "Help Me" appeared as b-sides[citation needed] of singles in the 1970s but were excluded from the 1970s box set discs compiling his complete singles from that decade. The remaining five tracks appeared on Presley albums released during the 1970s, the songs "How Great Thou Art" and "Why Me Lord" being concert recordings.

This set accompanied RCA's mid-1990s compilation reissue program for Elvis Presley, including the five-disc box sets The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters, From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters, Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters, and the two-disc set anthologizing his 1960s soundtrack recordings, Command Performances: The Essential 60's Masters II. These nineteen compact discs, containing 507 recordings in total, constitute a substantial percentage of Presley's career output.

All selections recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, the Stax Recording Studio and the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. Unknown location for the March 1972 jam session. Original recordings produced by Steve Sholes or Felton Jarvis.  (wikipedia )