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Separate Ways

Released:Dec. 1, 1972

The third budget album in six months, combining a hit single with – whatever. A good collection of mostly melancholy songs (including “Old Shep,” the story of a boy and his dog, with which Elvis won fifth prize at the age of ten at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair in Tupelo) from every era. It sold substantially less than its predecessors, but it still sold 300,000.

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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
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  • Sentimental Me

    Jimmy Cassin/Jim Morehead. Recorded March 12, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • In My Way

    Fred Wise/Ben Wiseman. Recorded for the motion picture Wild In The Country. Recorded November 7, 1960 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Elvis Presley. Bass: Myer Rubin. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • I Met Her Today

    Don Robertson/Hal Blair. Recorded October 15, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone & Clarinet: Boots Randolph. Accordion: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • What Now, What Next, Where To

    Don Robertson/Hal Blair. Recorded May 26, 1963 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone, Vibes & Shakers: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • 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, Chip Young. Steel guitar: Weldon Myrick
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  • I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded for the motion picture Wild In The Country. Recorded November 8, 1960 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Elvis Presley. Bass: Myer Rubin. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Is It So Strange

    Faron Young. Recorded January 19, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Organ: Hoyt Hawkins. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Forget Me Never

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded for the motion picture Wild In The Country. Recorded November 7, 1960 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Elvis Presley. Bass: Myer Rubin. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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  • Old Shep

    Red Foley. Recorded September 2, 1956 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore. Guitar & Piano: Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
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