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    MY Way (studio version)

    Hi,
    I may be showing my ignorance here, but after 30 years as an Elvis fan I only found out today that there is a studio version of My Way. I had always assumed that this was something only performed live. I cannot recall hearing this anywhere in my record collection. I came accress this on 'You Tube' YouTube- Elvis - My Way (studio version) then I looked on Amazon and found it on the new 'Elvis 75' cd. Can anyone tell me when this was recorded and when it was first released? Is it something that has recently surfaced or have I really been ignorant for a long time!

    Happy New Year to all fans

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    it first came out on the essential 70's boxset as it was when i purchased that,
    that was the first time i ever heard it.

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    My Way was recorded on 10 June 1971.

    It was the last day of a 3 day recorded session 8-10 June, which yielded

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    As stated by Jimmy1966, it was first released in 1995 in the "Essential 70's Masters" box

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    This was made by our member franny, kindhearted1 on YT

    Great clip!

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    Recorded on June 10, 1971 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    Elvis began performing the song in concert during the mid-1970's, in spite of suggestions by Paul Anka, who told him it was not a song that would suit him. Nevertheless, on January 12 and 14 of 1973 Presley sang the song during his satellite show "Aloha from Hawaii"

    On October 3, 1977, several weeks after his death, his live recording of "My Way" (recorded for the "Elvis In Concert" CBS-TV special on June 21, 1977) was released as a single. In the U.S., it reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, number 6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and the following year reached number 2 on the Billboard Country singles chart but went all the way to number 1 on the rival Cash Box Country Singles chart. In the UK, it reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart.

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    This studio version doesn't sound like the finished article. I wonder if Elvis did just one take then got fed up? I dont know if this was a serious attempt at an album track but assume it was not considered good enough for release at the time.

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    My bet is Robert, this was a one take version, never intended for release.

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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    I like this version, but I actually prefer the 1977 version from EIC
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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    i quite like the studio version of My Way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    ..number 6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart
    Why did such a decent song reach the adult charts anyway?
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    Re: MY Way (studio version)

    Quote Originally Posted by hounddog View Post
    i quite like the studio version of My Way
    So do i.
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