How Great Thou Art - (Import CD)
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- Southern Gospel
- Mono / Stereo
- Felton Jarvis; Elvis Presley; Ernst Mikael Jorgensen (Compilation)
- How Great Thou Art [Remaster]
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals); The Imperials Quartet, The Jordanaires (background vocals).
Elvis Presley won three Grammy awards during his lifetime, all for his gospel performances. The 1967 album HOW GREAT THOU ART, a collection of fourteen sacred songs drawn largely from the standards of the genre, was his third gospel recording and his first Grammy winner. While Presley's previous gospel album, 1960's HIS HAND IN MINE, stayed within the vocal quartet tradition Presley had loved as a child, HOW GREAT THOU ART places greater emphasis on Elvis' solo voice, framed by a larger church choir.
Friends and musical associates often remarked that Presley was happiest when singing gospel music. HOW GREAT THOU ART supports their claims; throughout the album, Presley sounds completely at ease with the material. The King's versatility serves him well here, as the material ranges from footstompers ("By and By") to sweet ballads ("Crying in the Chapel," "In the Garden") to the near-operatic title track and a similarly dramatic reading of "Where No One Stands Alone." The final track, "Peace In The Valley," was recorded for a 1957 gospel EP of the same title.
- Country of Origin
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Elvis Presley
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] How Great Thou Art
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] In the Garden
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Somebody Bigger Than You and I
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Farther Along
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Stand by Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Without Him
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] So High
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Where Could I Go But to the Lord
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] By and By
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] If the Lord Wasn't Walking by My Side
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Run On
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Where No One Stands Alone
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Crying in the Chapel
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] You'll Never Walk Alone
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] We Call on Him
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Who Am I?
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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