Love Letters from Elvis is the twelfth studio
album by Elvis Presley, released in 1971.
The album was made up of leftovers from Elvis' marathon June 1970
recording sessions in Nashville. Most of the other 35 songs recorded
during those sessions had been used in Elvis' 1970 albums That's the
Way It Is and Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old). Wanting to
squeeze out a third album from the sessions, RCA records had
producer Felton Jarvis mix, overdub and compile the remaining songs.
The album was critically panned upon release, and failed to crack
the top 20 of the Billboard album charts but did reach #12 on the US
Top Country Albums chart and #7 on the UK best-selling albums chart.
The song's title track was a rare instance of Presley re-recording a
past hit in the studio, his original version of "Love Letters"
having been released as a single in 1966. "Got My Mojo Working" is
edited down from an impromptu jam session.
Three songs from this album were released on singles. The single
"Life / Only Believe" was released in March 1971 and reached only
#53 on the US Billboard Singles chart. It was Elvis's lowest chart
position for a single since "Almost in Love" had reached #95 in late
1968. "Heart Of Rome" was placed on the B-side of the non-album
track "I'm Leavin'" released as a single in August 1971 it reached
#23 in the UK and #83 in Australia. (wikipedia