Monday, 11 May 2015

You'll Never Walk Alone - 19 July 1975

Although Elvis won three grammy awards and another posthoumously it is little known that he was also nominated for a further eleven including one in the Best Sacred Performance category in 1968 for the studio master of this song.

'You'll Never Walk Alone' was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for their 1945 musical 'Carousel' and Elvis recorded his version on 11 September 1967. It was in fact the last of seven songs recorded that night at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.

Despite being released as a single and achieving a grammy nomination it would take over three years before it would make it onto an album and even then RCA released it only on their budget label, Camden,

This, with Elvis at the piano and recorded during the evening show in the Nassau Veteran Coliseum, Uniondale, NY on 19 July 1975 is the only known live performance of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' by Elvis. Listening to this performance and Elvis' vocal it doesn't seem like eight years between this and the original studio master!

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