Words & Music by Sid Tepper / Roy C. Bennett
Ten thousand miles even though I roam
I can hear the call of the hills of home
The canyons high and the valleys low
Echo 'How can you stay away'
My dreams are there where the eagle flies
Where the mountain tops seem to touch the sky
The winding streams and the winds that blow
Ask me 'How can you stay away'
Far too long have I stayed apart
From this land that I love and divide my heart
Now, now I know I must go
Where the hills say 'Don't stay away'
Where the hills say 'Don't stay away'
Recorded: 1968/01/16, first released on single
From the movie Stay Away, Joe
January 15, 1968 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
January 16, 1968 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Stay Away WPA1 1002-15
January 17, 1968 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
U.S. Male WPA4 1807-12
|Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley|
|Elvis on Plane From Hawaii - June 2|
February 1, 1968, Priscilla gives birth to Lisa Marie Presley nine months to the day after her marriage to Elvis. It is a time of great happiness. The King's little Princess, who was often called Injun, Yisa, or Buttonhead by her father, was treated to a life of luxury at the 14-acre estate known as Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
March 7, 1968 Western Recorders - Hollywood, California
March 11, 1968 Western Recorders - Hollywood, California
Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub) WPA1 5766-03
April 4, Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, an event which Elvis takes just as hard as John F. kennedy's assassination five years earlier - but more personally because it happened in his hometown.
Dr. Kings 'I Have A Dream' speech is one of Elvis' favourite rhetorical pieces, something he recites often over the years.
April 6, Elvis and Priscilla go to Las Vegas where they catch Tom Jones' midnight show at the Flamingo.
May 1, Elvis and Priscilla's 1st wedding anniversary.
June 2, Elvis, Priscilla and their party return to Los Angeles.
After all the passengers were seated Elvis and his party were secretly seated in the first class cabin. In the coach section of the plane was a singing group called The Young Americans who were returning from entertaining the troops in Vietnam. Apparently drawn by the impromptu harmonizing of the group, Elvis suddenly stepped through the curtain from first class with a cigar between his fingers and a drink in his hand.
The shocked passengers and the young singers quickly gathered and requested autographs. Someone obviously took some photographs!
June 3, Elvis looking tanned and fit, reports to the Binder-Howe offices on Sunset for the start of two weeks of informal rehearsals for the '68 Special.
June 6, Robert Kennedy dies after being shot in Los Angeles.
Elvis' heartfelt reaction to yet another assassination impels Steve Binder to ask songwriter Earl Brown to compose a closing number for the '68 Comeback Special that will capture something of Elvis sentiments.
June 17, Elvis reports to rehearsals at the NBC Studios in California.
Find on CD : Studio
Almost In Love CD (original version)
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.