Elvis Presley / The Searcher: Original Soundtrack / deluxe box set

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.

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Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) – CD

  1. Trouble / Guitar Man
  2. My Baby Left Me
  3. That’s All Right
  4. Baby Let’s Play House
  5. Heartbreak Hotel
  6. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  7. Hound Dog
  8. Crawfish
  9. Mona Lisa
  10. Milky White Way
  11. Like A Baby
  12. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  13. It’s Now Or Never
  14. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  15. Suspicious Minds (take 6)
  16. Separate Ways (rehearsal version)
  17. Hurt (take 5)
  18. If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) – 3CD Deluxe Box Set

Disc 1

  1. Trouble / Guitar Man
  2. My Baby Left Me
  3. Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  4. Old Shep
  5. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
  6. That’s All Right
  7. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  8. Fool, Fool, Fool
  9. Tweedlee Dee
  10. Baby Let’s Play House
  11. Good Rockin’ Tonight
  12. Trying To Get To You
  13. Blue Moon
  14. When It Rains It Pours
  15. Blue Christmas
  16. Heartbreak Hotel
  17. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  18. Money Honey
  19. Hound Dog
  20. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
  21. Crawfish
  22. Trouble
  23. Farther Along
  24. Mona Lisa
  25. Hide Thou Me
  26. Loving You (end title take 16)
  27. Lonely Man (solo version)
  28. Power Of My Love

Disc 2

  1. Milky White Way
  2. A Mess Of Blues
  3. Fame And Fortune
  4. Love Me Tender / Witchcraft (duet with Frank Sinatra)
  5. Like A Baby
  6. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  7. It’s Now Or Never
  8. Wooden Heart
  9. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
  10. Reconsider Baby
  11. Bossa Nova Baby
  12. C’mon Everybody
  13. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  14. Take My HandPrecious Lord
  15. Run On
  16. Baby What You Want Me To Do
  17. Suspicious Minds (take 6)
  18. Baby Let’s Play House (rehearsal)
  19. Words (rehearsal)
  20. That’s All Right
  21. Never Been To Spain
  22. An American Trilogy
  23. You Gave Me A Mountain
  24. Burning Love (rehearsal version)
  25. Separate Ways (rehearsal version)
  26. Hurt (take 5)
  27. If I Can Dream

Disc 3

  1. Dissolution 2 – Mike McCready
  2. Satisfied – The Blackwood Brothers
  3. That’s All Right – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  4. She May Be Yours But She Comes To See Me Sometimes – Joe Hill Louis
  5. Mystery Train – Little Junior’s Blue Flames
  6. Smokestack Lightning – Howlin’ Wolf
  7. Rock-A-My Soul – The Blackwood Brothers
  8. Just Walkin‘ In The Rain – The Prisonaires
  9. Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
  10. Write Me A Letter – The Ravens
  11. Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Bill Monroe
  12. Ain’t That Right – Eddie Snow
  13. Just Walkin‘ In The Rain – Johnnie Ray
  14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  15. Home Sweet Home – Gladys Presley
  16. Blowin’ In The Wind – Odetta
  17. Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Odetta
  18. The Weight – The Staple Singers
  19. Heartbreak Hotel – The Orlons
  20. Wooden Heart – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  21. Rebound – Mike McCready

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) – 2LP Vinyl

Side A

  1. Trouble / Guitar Man
  2. My Baby Left Me
  3. That’s All Right
  4. Baby Let’s Play House
  5. Heartbreak Hotel

Side B

  1. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  2. Hound Dog
  3. Crawfish
  4. Mona Lisa
  5. Milky White Way

Side C

  1. Like A Baby
  2. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
  3. It’s Now Or Never
  4. Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Side D

  1. Suspicious Minds (take 6)
  2. Separate Ways (rehearsal version)
  3. Hurt (take 5)
  4. If I Can Dream

Soundtrack Producers: Ernst Mikael Jørgensen, Thom Zimny and Jon Landau

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Andreas Müller

Nothing new. Does not have to be!

Jon Roberts

Just pre-ordered the deluxe edition from Amazon UK at only £25.99! Very much looking forward to this and I have to disagree with the negative comments about the cover image – I personally think it is stunning and very striking! Can’t wait for this to arrive now!


His eyes look bloodshot…not a good cover pic, continuing the recent trend with the awful covers for the Philharmonic albums…uggghhh!


Interesting cross career selection incl. over 10 live tracks (not listed as such) mostly from the 69 Comeback Special, quite a lot of his gospel material and 2 (poor quality) home recordings from 1959.

Needless to say though these have been released millions of times already by the Priscilla money machine. I always advice people to buy the Complete Masters 5cd sets (50s, 60s & 70s). £18 each. With those you’ve everything worth listening to.

Mark Hanson

18 tracks across 4 LP sides seems a bit empty to me. Unless they’re mastered at 45 RPM…

Peter Brown

That must be one of the ugliest covers RCA ever released of Elvis.

Herman Bulten

I agree, terrible cover !

Randy Metro

I agree. Ugly isn’t quite the word I’d use, but it would make me think what is inside would be depressing. He looks sullen, depressed, and indifferent.

Neil Parnell

Def vinyl purchase for me…the cover is worth the price alone…so beautiful…plus almost the track list i’d pick if i was making an Elvis best of


Hi Paul.

Is this a 7″ boxset, like Elvis At Stax?