Elvis Presley was intimately interested in — and inspired by — gospel music. It was a theme throughout the legendary singer’s career, and was a central driving force behind his personality. It’s a topic explored in great detail in Thom Zimny’s recent Elvis documentary, The Searcher (which he spoke with us about).
This Friday, Aug. 10, RCA/Legacy Recordings will release Where No One Stands Alone, a new album compiling several of Presley’s gospel recordings paired with new instrumental arrangements and guest vocals from a variety of singers. One of them is Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the LP’s title track.
Thanks to the magic of the recording studio, (onetime Rock Cellar interview subject) Lisa Marie teamed up with her late father for an updated version of the song that appeared on Elvis’ 1967 album How Great Thou Art:
— Legacy South Africa (@LegacyMusicZA) August 8, 2018
“This was his favorite genre – no question about it,” says Lisa Marie in her album notes. “He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel. He would truly come alive – whether he was singing just for himself and me at home, or on stage in front of thousands of fans.”
The album’s track listing:
1. “I’ve Got Confidence”
2. “Where No One Stands Alone” (with Lisa Marie Presley)
4. “Crying In The Chapel”
5. “So High”
6. “Stand By Me”
7. “Bosom Of Abraham”
8. “How Great Thou Art”
9. “I, John”
10. “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
11. “He Touched Me”
12. “In The Garden”
13. “He Is My Everything”
Watch the making of ‘Where No One Stands Alone,’ the new album featuring a brand new duet with @ElvisPresley’s daughter, @LisaPresley, and 13 other inspirational performances. Available August 10. pic.twitter.com/l39uC8dxMy
— Legacy Recordings (@SonyLegacyRecs) August 6, 2018
Pre-orders for the album are up now at this link.