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Top 10 best Elvis LPs

Wed Apr 30, 2003 8:31 pm

Heres mine;

Wed Apr 30, 2003 8:39 pm

Good post. I like these kind that make you have to think - not real hard but think none the less.

Here's mine:

1. Elvis' Golden Records
2. Aloha Fom Hawaii Via Satellite
3. As Recorded At Madison Square Garden
4. The Complete Sun Sessions
5. From Elvis In Memphis
6. That's The Way It Is
7. Elvis Is Back
8. King Creole
9. Elvis NBC-TV Special
10. On Stage - February 1970

Wed Apr 30, 2003 8:54 pm

Here's Mine All ORIGINAL Version

1.Elvis Gold Records Vol 1
2.Elvis Gold Records Vol 2
3.Elvis Gold records Vol 3
4,Elvis Gold Records Vol 4
5.Elvis Gold Records Vol 5
6.Elvis Presley 1st Album
7Elvis sun sessions 1975 verson
8.Elvis Is Back
9.Elvis Pot luck
10.Elvis Somthing For Everybody

Curtis Simpkins :D

Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:24 pm

Originals only ...

2). Elvis [1956]
3). Elvis Golden Records
4). 50.000.000 Elvis fans can't be wrong
5). Something for everybody
6). From Elvis in Memphis
7). Pot Luck
8). GI Blues
9). Elvis Golden records 3
10). Elvis in person / Back in Memphis

and no bellow par material from the 70's in my TOP 10 for sure !


Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:39 pm

1-Elvis is back
2-From Elvis in Memphis
3-That's the way it is
4-Promosid land
5-The Sun collection(1975)
6-For the Asking(should be an original back then)
7-Burning love(the newly upgraded one)
8-From EP Boulevard
9-Fun in Acapulco/Harum holiday(tie between these two)
10-Love letters from Elvis

A very hard subject, i wished i could list them all...Because everyone of them is part of Elvis' history,and therefore i like them all

Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:52 pm

How About...
1. On Stage (extended)
2. From Elvis In Memphis (extended)
3. Elvis Country (extended)
4. Promised Land (extended)
5. Moody Blue/From Elvis Presley Boulevard
6. In Person
7. Elvis Is Back
8. Sunrise
9. Something For Everybody (extended)
10. That's The Way It Is (extended)

re: Top Ten

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:11 pm

He's Baaack!

Thu May 01, 2003 12:06 am

In chronological order:

Elvis [Elvis' second album]
Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2
Elvis Is Back
Elvis' TV Special
From Elvis In Memphis
Elvis In Person
Elvis Country
Elvis That's The Way It Is
On Stage
Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

Considering this is a list of Elvis' best LPs (not our favorites), these are probably the 10 that I'd submit. That's not to say that they best represent Elvis, though. After all, it would be redundant to have both On Stage and "As Recorded At...," for example - when Promised Land would have worked better in that case. And relatively little 50's material is on the list. But I think that a non-fan could pick 1 album from my list and have an awesome album to listen to. And isn't that what "best LPs" would ask for?

Thu May 01, 2003 5:01 am

I'll go for these:

01. His hand In Mine
02. Elvis Is Back
03. Loving You
04. King Creole
05. From Elvis In Memphis
06. Something For Everybody
07. Elvis Golden Records Volume 3
08. He Touched Me
09. Recorded Live In Memphis
10. From Memphis To Vegas / Back In memphis

Thu May 01, 2003 5:14 am

My list..

1. Too Much Monkey Business
2. 30 No.1s
3. Moody Blue
4. Promised land
5. In person at the international/Back in Memphis
6. From Elvis in Memphis
7. That's The Way It Is
8. On Stage (Feb 1970)
9. Elvis Recorded live on stage in Memphis
10. Elvis Country

That's what my choice is now but tomorrow it may vary... :twisted:

Thu May 01, 2003 5:10 pm

01. From Elvis In Memphis
Simply his best. Full of soul and passion, great material, a great prodcution, his first adult album. What can one say about this one? It's perfect.

02. Elvis Is Back!
One of the best rock albums ever. In 1960 when "classic" rock'n'roll was dead this must have been visionary. Unforntunately nobody bought it (compared to G.I. Blues, that is).

03. Elvis Presley
Another great rock album and probably THE debut album of a rock star next to Jimi Hendrix' "Are You Experienced?". The Clash covered the cover for their album "Londin Calling". This album has everything it needed to make a star in 1956.

04. I'm 10.000 Years Old - Elvis Country
Another great work by Presley that's more or less unknown to the public. The fact that this one's been outsold by budget crap many times and needed 6 years to be certified gold is a shame. Some of the best country music around can be found on this album.

05. How Great Thou Art
After years of disappointments the guy sits down, choses songs for weeks, produces an album almost on his own and wins his first Grammy. Some of the best spiritual music a "white" singer has ever recorded. Deep and full of emotions.

06. Back In Memphis
Almost a "forgotten" album. A little incoherent compared to FEIM it nonetheless feat. some of his finest music, like "Stranger In My Own Home Town", "Without Love", "You'll Think Of Me" and "The Fair's Moving On".

07. His Hand In Mine
If you remember that this one was recorded by the 25 years old pop idol and King of Rock'n'Roll, Elvis Presley, it's even more unbelievable what he did here. His singing is definitely not from this world ...

08. ELVIS - That's The Way It Is
The mixes seem a little dated today and the overdubbing of an audience over the studio version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was a bad joke by the "king of overdubbing", Felton Jarvis. Still this album features some of his best adult material offering mature feelings of a grown up superstar at the peak of his career. "I Just Can't Help Believin'" is probably one of the finest openers on an Elvis album and one of his best recordings of the 70ies.

09. Promised Land
The best post-Nashville album IMO. Okay, there're some fillers on this one like the dreadful "Mr Songman" (what was this supposed to be?), "Love Song Of The Year" and "Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming" of which author Paul Simpson wrote that "even the combined talent of Roy Hamilton, Clyde McPhatter and Mario Lanza couldn't bring it to life". But the rest is more or less superb, from the rocking title tune over great (country) ballads like "Honky Tonk Angel" and "It's Midnight", the wonderful gospel of "Help Me" to the uptempo numbers "You Asked Me To" and "Thinking About You", Elvis seems at ease with the material and his situation in late 1973 ...

10. Moody Blue / From Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, Tennessee
Better than their reputation these two albums offer the grand goodbye of the most influential musician of the 20th century. Other than the rumors might want to believe us Elvis still has the passion and power(!) to sing and to express himself via his music. These songs are full of pain, fear but also courage that is still there from time to time. Both albums could easily have been great if their soul would not have been buried under a ton of kitschy overdubbs. Thanks to Jarvis once again.
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Thu May 01, 2003 6:47 pm

Quite some interesting listings of favourite Elvis albums. Here are mine:

1. How Great Thou Art
2. His Hand In Mine
3. Burning Love (remake containing 72 Vegas live stuff)
4. Fun In Acapulco
5. Today
6. From Elvis In Memphis
7. In Concert
8. Elvis - 68 Comeback (remake double CD)
9. On Stage
10. Elvis Country (Original album)

Take care and have a nice evening.

Thu May 01, 2003 7:48 pm

My top 10, if you look at the original releases would be like this.

1. From Elvis in Memphis
2. Elvis is back
3. Elvis Country
4. Elvis (second LP)
5. Elvis (NBC)
6. Golden records 1
7. Golden records 2
9. Elvis Presley
10. Promised Land


ONLY 10?

Sat May 03, 2003 12:15 am

then the next 10 would be:

How can one have only 10, 20 or... best of albums?
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Sat May 03, 2003 1:08 am

Hmmh, it's interesting to see how many of you name "The Golden Records" as Elvis' best LPs. I've never thought about that. Of course they're LPs (and that was the question) but aren't they hit compilations more than "real" albums?

Sat May 03, 2003 9:12 am

see-see-rider wrote:Hmmh, it's interesting to see how many of you name "The Golden Records" as Elvis' best LPs. I've never thought about that. Of course they're LPs (and that was the question) but aren't they hit compilations more than "real" albums?

Maybe because the songs on those lps doesn't appear originally on previous lp's but on single or on extended play.Besides, if you were starting collecting elvis in the 70's or later on that's more or less the only way to get the songs. So they become "real albums".


Sat May 03, 2003 9:26 am

I would just like to thank all of you who took part in
this list(ing).I must say now,what I didnt at first,that I
was thinking primarily of studio albums(i.e. when most of
the songs were recorded at one session).I also might say
that in my own case I wasnt listing them according to
what my favorite was,but rather what I felt the best was.
My own personal fave. is From Elvis In Memphis.
But again thank you all,will be posting again with you soon.

Sat May 03, 2003 12:03 pm

It's hard to overlook the following albums.

1. Elvis' Golden records
2. Elvis' Golden records vol.3
3. The SUN collection
4. Loving you
5. Elvis' Gold records vol.2
6. Elvis (LPM 1382)
7. Elvis is back
8. King creole
9. From Elvis in Memphis
10. On stage (feb. 1970)

Sat May 03, 2003 12:35 pm

I don't have a list of elvis' best albums. To me the number one is

" A Portrait In Music ". My first album of Elvis. And it's a great one.

Sat May 03, 2003 6:34 pm

Thijs077 wrote:I don't have a list of elvis' best albums. To me the number one is

" A Portrait In Music ". My first album of Elvis. And it's a great one.

Hmmh, that's interesting. "Portrait" was also my first Elvis album but I would never call an incoherent compiler like this "a great one" or think about it as one of the 10 best albums by Elvis Presley ... :?: :?: :?:

Sun May 04, 2003 6:37 pm

Released during Elvis’ lifetime:

“Elvis Presley” (1956)
“Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 1” (1958)
“50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong – Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 2” (1959)
“Elvis Is Back” (1960)
“Elvis Golden Records Volume 3” (1963)
“Elvis NBC TV Special (1968)
“From Elvis In Memphis” (1969)
“On Stage – February, 1970” (1970)
“Elvis - That’s The Way It Is” (1970)
“I’m 10,000 Years Old – Elvis Country” (1971)

I would also include the following that were issued posthumously:

“The Complete Sun Sessions” (1987)
“Elvis ’56 (1996)
“Tiger Man” (1999)

Mon May 05, 2003 7:15 am

Could you please post the songlist for "A Portrait In Music"?

Mon May 05, 2003 7:33 am

blue hawaii is the best elvis movie
soundtrack of all time "imo"

curtis simpkins

Mon May 05, 2003 7:37 am

elvis-fan wrote:Could you please post the songlist for "A Portrait In Music"?

Hound Dog
Jailhouse Rock
A Big Hunk O'Love
(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
Wooden Heart
Are You Lonesome Tonight
It's Now Or Never
Kiss Me Quick
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
Guitar Man
U.S. Male

Released in 1968. You can see a (small) picture of the cover here. Going on memory, I believe it says "My best wishes, Elvis Presley" on the cover, and the 50's songs are electronically reprocessed to represent stereo.

Mon May 05, 2003 7:39 am

Thanks PF!!!

Great list! From what country was that LP originally issued?