Posts Tagged ‘1973’

Elvis1973

Elvis is Elvis Presley’s self-titled 1973 album. This album is often called “The Fool” album after one of the songs included in it, in order to differentiate it from the 1956 album of the same title. The album sold over 1 million copies worldwide despite it being released soon after the much more successful Aloha from Hawaii album. “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, as well; “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). The title track “Fool” was issued as a single and managed to reach No. 15 in the UK backed by a live version of “Steamroller Blues”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_%281973_album%29

ZZTopTresHombres

Tres Hombres (Spanish for “three men”, meaning the three members of the band) is the third album by the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released in 1973. The album was the first of many times the band worked with Terry Manning as engineer. It was a successful combination as the release was the band’s first commercial breakthrough. In the US, the album entered the top ten while the single “La Grange” reached number 41 on the singles charts. (Meanwhile, “La Grange” debuted number 33 on the American Top 40 broadcast on June 29, 1974.)

At the height of ZZ Top’s success in the mid-1980s a digitally remixed version of the recording was released on CD and the original 1973 mix version was discontinued. The remix version created controversy among fans because it significantly changed the sound of the instruments, especially drums. The remix version was used on all early CD copies and was the only version available for over 20 years. A remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on February 28, 2006, which contains three bonus live tracks. The 2006 edition is the first CD version to use Manning’s original 1973 mix. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tres_Hombres