LP coloured vinyl
Limited edition. Exclusive release for RECORD STORE DAY 2023
Between 1956 and 1962 Aaron Schroeder wrote no fewer than seventeen songs for Elvis… and five of them went to N° 1! This body of work was sometimes co-signed by Schroeder with around fifteen others, most of them very prolific songwriters themselves. This album brings together mainly alternate takes of songs recorded over the above period, and they are taken from sessions for studio recordings or for films. A great number of them were released as singles, and they occupied the upper reaches of sales charts in countries across the world, like Any Way You Want Me for example, which was the B-side of Love Me Tender.
SIDE A 1. I Was the One (Take 2) 2. Any Way You Want Me (Take 12, Master) 3. First in Line (Take 27, Master) 4. Got A Lot O’ Livin’ to Do (Take 17) 5. Don’t Leave Me Now (Take 10) 6. Young and Beautiful (Version Disque, Take 11) 7. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) (Take 9 Master) 8. Dixieland Rock (Take 14, Master) 9. Young Dreams (Take 8, Master)
SIDE B 1. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 2) 2. I Got Stung (Take 20) 3. Stuck on You (Take 1) 4. It’s Now or Never (Take 3) 5. Shoppin’ Around (Version 2, Take 5) 6. In Your Arms (Take 1) 7. Good Luck Charm (Take 1) 8. Apron Strings 9. My Boy Elvis