You'll Never Walk Alone is a compilation album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released in 1971 by RCA Records on their budget label, RCA Camden. The album contains primarily previously released gospel recordings by Presley dating back as far as 1957, plus two unreleased tracks.
The album reached number 69 on the Billboard 200 chart. You'll Never Walk Alone was later re-released in 2006 as part of a reissue series of Elvis' RCA Camden budget albums. However, at the time this album was a big seller in the United Kingdom and reached a high position. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 3x Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The single "You'll Never Walk Alone", an adaptation of the Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers standard, was a minor hit for him in the late 1960s. Two previously unissued recordings are included: "Let Us Pray" from the soundtrack of Presley's 1969 film, Change of Habit and "Who Am I?", a leftover from the early-1969 recording sessions that produced his album From Elvis in Memphis.
The album is a companion to RCA-Camden's reissued version of Elvis' Christmas Album, as it contains the four gospel recordings from the original 1958 release of that album, which were omitted from RCA-Camden's 1970 reissue. The original 4 gospel songs were issued in 1957 as an RCA Victor EP titled "Peace in the Valley".
Although there would be further RCA-Camden Presley collections, this was the final release that featured previously unreleased tracks. RCA would later release several unissued recordings in its Elvis: A Legendary Performer series beginning in 1974.
The track listing below shows the songs as they appeared on the re-release of this album in 2006. The original L.P. released in 1971 included an additional song at the end of side 2, Swing Down Sweet Chariot, taken from Elvis' 1969 movie The Trouble With Girls.
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