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Wild in the Country

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(Peretti / Creatore / Weiss)

 

Information:

Elvis recorded Wild in the Country on November 7, 1960, at Radio Recorders for his 1961 film of the same title. Take #19 was selected by RCA for release. His single release had a brief five-week stay on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, peaking at #26. On the English LP, Elvis for Everyone, maracas were added to the instrumental track. Wild in the Country was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George Weiss.

 

Lyrics:

A rose grows wild in the country

A tree grows tall as the sky
The wind blows wild in the country
And part of the wild, wild country, am I
Wild, wild, like the deer and the dove
Wild and free is this land that I love

A dream grows wild in the country
A love grows tall as the sky
A heart beats wild in the country
And here with a dream in my heart
Part of the wild, wild country, am I

Part of the wild, wild country, am I

 

Where it was released:

First released on single 
 

Singles:

- I Feel So Bad / Wild in the Country (RCA 47-7880) May 1961. Standard release.
- I Feel So Bad / Wild in the Country (RCA 37-7880) May 1961. Compact 33 single release.
- I Feel So Bad / Wild in the Country (RCA 61-7880) May 1961. "Living Stereo" release.

- I Feel So Bad / Wild in the Country (RCA 447-0631) February 1962. Gold standard series reissue.

- I Feel So Bad / Wild in the Country (Collectables DPE1-1010 4510) December 1986.


L
Ps/CDs:

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 The Other Sides (1971)

Elvis in Hollywood (1976)

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976)

Memories of Elvis (1978)

Elvis Aron Presley (1980)

- The Collection, Volume 3 (1986)

- Command Performances The Essential 60s Masters II (1995)

- Double Features: Flaming Star / Wild in the Country / Follow That Dream (1995)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Out in Hollywood (1999) FTD

- The Country Side of Elvis (1999)

- Close Up (2003)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Elvis Movies (2006)

- Wild in the Country (2008) FTD

Elvis for Everyone (2014) - FTD

Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 4

Bootleg Releases:

- From the Beach to the Bayou (1978) - Graceland Records

- Behind Closed Doors (1979) - Audifon Records

- Special Delivery From Elvis Presley (1979) - Flaming Star Records Co.
- The Complete Wild in the Country Sessions (1988) - Laurel

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