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Separate Ways

Separate Ways

Released:Oct. 31, 1972

This was the single that Elvis would unquestionably have chosen over “Burning Love,” coupling two of the most affecting and deeply personal ballads from the March session. Both touched an emotional chord not just in Elvis but in his audience as well, even if sales were not anywhere near the level of the previous single. In later years “Always On My Mind” would be recognized as a classic song not just in Elvis’ but in Willie Nelson’s subsequent version.

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  • Separate Ways

    Red West/Richard Mainegra. Recorded March 27, 1972 at RCA’s Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Emory Gordy. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. OVERDUBS - Percussion: Jerry Carrigan. Guitar: Dennis Linde
  • Always On My Mind

    Wayne Carson/Johnny Christopher/Mark James. Recorded March 29, 1972 at RCA’s Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Emory Gordy. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. OVERDUBS - Percussion: Jerry Carrigan. Guitar: Dennis Linde

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