You'll Never Walk Alone:Elvis Presley
You'll Never Walk Alone is a gospel compilation album by Elvis Presley, released in 1971 on RCA Camden. The album consisted primarily of previously released Gospel recordings by Presley dating back as far as 1957, plus two unreleased tracks. The single "You'll Never Walk Alone", an adaptation of the Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers standard, was a minor hit for him in the late 1960s. Two previously unissued recordings are included: "Let Us Pray" from the soundtrack of Presley's 1969 film, Change of Habit and "Who Am I?", a leftover from the early-1969 recording sessions that produced his album From Elvis in Memphis.
The album reached number 69 on the Billboard 200 chart. You'll Never Walk Alone was later re-released in 2006 as part of a reissue series of Elvis' budget albums. However, at the time this album was a big seller in the United Kingdom and reached a high position. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 3x Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The album is a companion to RCA-Camden's reissued version of Elvis' Christmas Album, as it contains the four gospel recordings from the original 1957 release of that album, which were omitted from RCA-Camden's reissue.
Although there would be further RCA-Camden collections, this was the final release that featured previously unreleased tracks. The main RCA label later revived the idea of collecting unissued recordings with its Elvis: A Legendary Performer series starting in 1974.
|1.||"You'll Never Walk Alone"||Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers||2:45|
|2.||"Who Am I?"||Rusty Goodman||3:20|
|3.||"Let Us Pray" (from Change of Habit)||Buddy Kaye and Ben Weisman||3:01|
|4.||"(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley"||Thomas A. Dorsey||3:23|
|5.||"We Call on Him"||Fred Karger, Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman||2:33|
|1.||"I Believe"||Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman||2:06|
|2.||"It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)"||Stuart Hamblen||3:55|
|3.||"Sing You Children" (from Easy Come, Easy Go)||Fred Burch and Gerald Nelson||2:14|
|4.||"Take My Hand, Precious Lord"||Thomas A. Dorsey||3:17|