Elvis Presley Elvis Presley: The Searcher Soundtrack 2LP
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Soundtrack To 2-Part Documentary On Double
Features "Hound Dog", "Heartbreak Hotel" and More!
Soundtrack to 2-part documentary on vinyl LP contains songs such as Heartbreak
Hotel, My Baby Left Me, Hound Dog and more!
The musical companion to the two-part documentary directed by Emmy® and Grammy®
award winner Thom Zimny, Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack)
is released as a 2LP gatefold 12" vinyl edition.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) includes essential
Elvis Presley hits, powerful performances, and rare alternative versions of
songs at the musical core of the groundbreaking three-hour two-part film which
focuses on the development of Elvis' spellbinding artistry, from his early blues
and country roots and influences through his seismic contributions to popular
culture to his 1976 recording sessions at the Jungle Room in Graceland. The
two-part documentary film, (HBO premiere April 2018), uses rare footage lensed
throughout Elvis' life and career as a means of exploring Elvis' singular
musical vision in all its complexity.
In his package notes for Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack),
director Thom Zimny writes, "the soundtrack was in my mind from the
beginning. I wasn't just making a film, I was thinking about the collection of
recordings I would gather for a person who saw the film, who wanted to complete
the experience, just as I always had. Thankfully, our friends at Sony gave me
and the Searcher team the chance to create this collection. It's been in my mind
for years now. To me, this collection is part of the film."
"So, in this collection, one gets not a Greatest Hits package but a
song-by-song, curated portrait of an artist," writes Warren Zanes in the
book featured in Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack [Deluxe
Box Set]), "....an artist who very consistently and courageously gave himself
to his performances, as if in the giving he might find some missing part of
himself. The truth in his voice, in the end, was the sound of a searcher. Along
the way, he built a catalogue as deep as any found in the broad and beautiful
vistas of American music."
As Bruce Springsteen observes in the documentary, Elvis Presley belonged to a
singular category of musicians in the pantheon. "You hear performers in the
thrall of the beauty of invention, not knowing quite where they're going to go,
not knowing exactly what they're doing," Springsteen said. "Just
discovering and doing it literally as the music is being played.... You're out
on the frontier and it's a very pristine and exciting place to be."
"You know, God bless him," said Tom Petty. "He was a light for all of
us. We all owe him for going first into battle. He had no road map and he forged
a path of what to do and what not to do. And we shouldn't make the mistake of
writing off a great artist because of all the clatter that came later. We should
dwell in what he did that was so beautiful and everlasting, which was that
great, great music."
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
1. Trouble / Guitar Man
2. My Baby Left Me
3. That's All Right
4. Baby, Let's Play House
5. Heartbreak Hotel
6. Hound Dog
8. Mona Lisa
9. Milky White Way
1. Like A Baby
2. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
3. It's Now or Never
4. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
5. Suspicious Minds (take 6)
6. Separate Ways (rehearsal version)
7. Hurt (alt. take 5) - with Myrna Smith, Kathy Westmoreland, & J.D. Sumner and
8. If I Can Dream