His Hand In Mine : Elvis Presley CD
His Hand In Mine has the added tracks, 'Peace In The Valley', 'It's No Secret', 'I Believe' and 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord'. Like How Great Thou Art, this album is very nicely nicely presented.
New 2008 release with bonus tracks. All tracks of this album have been remastered.
Elvis' million selling first gospel LP from 1960, His Hand In Mine represents one of the many proud moments of Elvis' career. His voice is stunningly beautiful in this tribute to his gospel heroes: The Blackwood Brothers, The Statesmen Quartet, and The Golden Gate Quartet. Includes bonus tracks from Elvis' platinum selling gospel debut EP Peace In The Valley from 1957.
- His Hand In Mine
- I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
- In My Father's House
- Milky White Way
- Known Only To Him
- I Believe In The Man In The Sky
- Joshua Fit The Battle
- He Knows Just What I Need
- Swing Down Sweet Chariot
- Mansion Over The Hilltop
- If We Never Meet Again
- Working On The Building
- Peace In The Valley
- It's No Secret
- I Believe
- Take My Hand, Precious Lord
His Hand In Mine Album Notes
Personnel: The Jordanaires (background vocals).
During his lifetime, Elvis Presley recorded three gospel albums and a four-song gospel EP. Presley's first full-length gospel album, HIS HAND IN MINE, sticks close to the quartet-style gospel singing Elvis loved as a youngster in Memphis. In fact, most of the arrangements on His Hand In Mine mimic arrangements used by two of Elvis' favorite groups, the Statesmen and the Memphis-based Blackwood Brothers.
The influence of such black gospel quartets as the Swan Silvertones and the Golden Gate Quartet, whom Elvis would have known through radio broadcasts, can also be heard on many numbers. As on all recordings inspired by the musical enthusiasm of his youth, Elvis shines on His Hand In Mine, singing with breathtaking passion and dexterity. The first twelve songs on this disc, all classics of the genre, constitute the album as it was originally released in 1960.