From Elvis in Memphis (album di Elvis Presley del 1969)

FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS è un album fondamentale nella carriera di Elvis Presley. Inciso nel 1969, è il primo in studio degno del talento dell’artista di Tupelo da alcuni anni a quella parte. Fu così che, attingendo a generi a lui cari come country, soul, blues, vennero alla luce brani quali l’m movin’ on, It keeps right on a-hurtin’ e l’ll hold you in my heart.

Non meno incisive risultano essere Only the strong survive, interpretata con l’anima da Elvis ed accompagnato da un coro femminile angelico. Sontuoso il pezzo di apertura Wearin’ that loved on look, mentre Long black limousine, accarezza un rithm&blues elegante. Grintosa e magistralmente esaltata dal controcanto è Power of my love. Gentle on my mind vira sul country e, grazie all’emozionante interpretazione di Presley, risulta una ballata che confluisce perfettamente al suo stile. After loving you è una canzone da presa diretta ideale al passaggio radiofonico con una struttura elegante. True love travels on a gravel road è l’ennesima perla in simbiosi con un disco perfetto tra soul e melodia sconfinata. Si arriva così alla chiusura del cerchio con altri due brani monumentali: Any day now, scritto da Bacharach nel 1962, che l’ugola del gigante americano rende una cavalcata esaltante creando un pasticche di melodia rock, per cedere il passo all’ultima perla In the ghetto, una commovente denuncia a favore degli emarginati a cui non serve aggiungere che Elvis è determinante nel rendere drammatico questo capolavoro.

Alla fine degli anni Sessanta il re del rock’n’roll rivoltò la sua carriera come un calzino, prendendo le distanze da molte canzoni cinematografiche che fu costretto a cantare. Ecco perché FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS è un salto di qualità incommensurabile per la qualità scrupolosa nello scegliere la scaletta, priva di riempitivi e con dodici canzoni che avrebbero fatto felici tutti i musicisti sulla piazza, frutto anche del decisivo contributo dei produttori Felton Jarvis e Chips Moman. Ovviamente il risultato non tardò ad arrivare con un meritato disco d’oro ed inoltre nelle varie graduatorie stilate dalla critica l’album è considerato fra i migliori tra i generi e in assoluto, stima meritata sotto tutti i punti di vista. Tra i suoi pezzi, In the ghetto fu il primo singolo dopo quattro anni a riportare Elvis nelle prime dieci posizioni in classifica negli Stati Uniti.

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