Elvis Love Coming Down


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From February 2/3 to February 8/9, 1976, Elvis held a week of recording sessions at Graceland.


The sessions on 8/9 and those scheduled for 11 and 12 had to be cancelled.


This was the first time that Elvis made formal recordings at his home in Graceland, although in the past, on many occasions, he and his friends Red West, Charlie Hodge… had recorded songs informally, although without any commercial objective.


The session was arranged at Graceland because Elvis had become increasingly reluctant to visit recording studios and fulfill his contractual obligations to RCA. It was already impossible to make him attend his studies, such were his discouragement, his delicate state of health, and his absolute lack of interest. Elvis, already in his final stretch, was very sick and absolutely distraught and devastated.






His last session had taken place in Hollywood in March 1975 and, before that, at Stax Studios in Memphis in December 1973.


Therefore, upon his refusal to agree to a formal studio session, RCA suggested bringing the recording equipment to his home. This idea had already been suggested several times in the past, but it had never been carried out. RCA parked a mobile truck at the back of Graceland to organize everything and make the recordings possible. This also required the hiring of a considerable number of musicians from Nashville and some even from other places.


From these sessions, despite the fact that Elvis was forced to do them, wonderful songs came out.


On February 6, 1976, in the Jungle Room at Graceland Elvis recorded a beautiful song, “Love Coming Down“. With lyrics and music by Jerry Chesnut.


It was released on the album “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” in May 1976.


It was originally recorded by George Jones in 1975.


Jerry Chesnut also wrote “It’s Midnight“, “Never Again“, “T-R-O-U-B-L-E“, and “Woman Without Love“, all of which were also recorded by Elvis.






Jerry Chesnut considered this song one of the best songs he had written in his entire career.


It is a beautiful and tremendously sad ballad, in which Elvis conveys to us all the pain and all the burden that he already carried on his shoulders.


In my opinion, a great song and, for me, the song that Elvis has performed with the most sadness in his entire life and the one that conveys the most sorrow and sorrow.


I don’t think I’ve ever heard a song so sad and heartbreaking…


I remember how your eyes used to light up

Over promises that I made

But for the first time in my life

I know now how it feels to be afraid

I don’t know what I’d do if you go away

This would sure be one lonely old town

For a man’s so busy going up in the world

That he couldn’t see love coming down

Love coming down


Here is the link of the song:


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yydBfrqZJU]



Information provided by ELVIS. El Chico De Tupelo

Rosa Garcia Mora 





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