Elvis Presley / The Searcher: Original Soundtrack / deluxe box sethttp://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/ ... e-box-set/
by Paul Sinclair
Legacy Recordings and RCA Records will release Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) in April.
This is a ‘musical companion’ to a three-hour, two-part documentary of the same name (by Thom Zimny) which focuses on Elvis’ development, from his early blues and country roots and influences, his contributions to popular culture and to his 1976 recording sessions at the Jungle Room in Graceland.
Formats include a CD and 2LP vinyl (both feature 18 tracks) and an expanded three-CD box set that delivers a further 37 Elvis songs and a bonus ‘various artists’ CD which features selections from Mike McCready’s original score for Elvis Presley: The Searcher; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing Wooden Heart and some of the music that inspired Elvis. In terms of the Presley audio, the label describes the tracks on the single disc as “essential Elvis Presley hits, powerful performances, and rare alternative versions”.
The triple disc deluxe set (pictured above) also includes a 40-page book featuring the usual rare photos, and liner notes by Warren Zanes.
The documentary will premiere in the US via HBO on 14 April. This audio companion is released a little earlier, on 6 April 2018.