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Two-part documentary soundtrack now on double LP!
Features "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel" 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 that 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 shot throughout Elvis' life and career as a means of exploring Elvis' singular musical vision in all its complexity.
In the package liner notes, 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."
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."
|Side 1||Trouble/Guitar Man (Live)||My Baby Left Me||That’s All Right||Baby, Let’s Play House||Heartbreak Hotel||
|Hound Dog||Crawfish||Mona Lisa||Milky White Way||
|Like a Baby||Are You Lonesome Tonight?||It’s Now or Never||Tomorrow Is a Long Time||
|Suspicious Minds (take 6)||Separate Ways (Rehearsal Version)||Hurt (alt. take 5)||If I Can Dream|