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Elvis Presley's 1973 Stax Studios Sessions to Be Collected in New Box Set

Image courtesy of RCA/Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of RCA/Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)

A new Elvis Presley box set commemorating the 40th anniversary of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll's historic sessions at Memphis' famous Stax Recording Studios will be released on August 6.  Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition is a three-CD collection gathering together for the first time all of the material Presley recorded at Stax over 12 days in 1973 -- July 21-25 and December 10-16.

Among the 55 tracks featured on Elvis at Stax are a handful of singles that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1973 through 1975, including "Raised on Rock" (#41), "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" (#39), "Promised Land" (#14), "If You Talk in Your Sleep" (#17) and "My Boy" (#20).

The set is broken into themed sections, with disc one featuring "The R&B and Country Sessions -- The Outtakes," disc two containing "The Pop Sessions -- The Outtakes" and "The July 1973 Masters" and disc three boasting "The December 1973 Masters."  The package also includes an in-depth essay by respected Memphis-based music journalist Robert Gordon that recounts what happened each day of the sessions.

A single-CD featuring highlights of the box set and a two-LP vinyl set also will hit stores on August 6.  For more details about Elvis at Stax releases, visit Elvis.com .

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