Elvis Presley : Hurt
This week in 1976 Elvis Presley spent five days recording From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee, live in a studio set up at Graceland. The second to last album released in his lifetime, From Elvis contains some of the King's darkest songs, most notably his cover of the 1955 Roy Hamilton hit "Hurt" which was a Top 40 hit in both the US and UK.
"If he felt the way he sounded", Dave Marsh wrote of Presley's performance, "the wonder isn't that he had only a year left to live but that he managed to survive that long."
The album, released in May, also contains covers of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire", Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Danny Boy".