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Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:11 am
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:50 am
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Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:01 am
Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:I gotta admit, the cover is beautiful!
To me the biggest disgrace is that the remixes of "ALLC" and "Rubberneckin'" probably will pop up on every Elvis collection from now on. I hate them both. They sound dated already, but I seriously doubt that the people at BMG will ever notice, just like they fail to notice that these aren't Elvis songs.
Thank God for Ernst and FTD!
Keith Richards, Jr.
Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:33 am
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:01 pm
To be fair it is called Hitstory for a reason. The 3rd CD has the top 20 hits. and since it is titled The Story Continues... I guess we will see another compilation of the top 40 that did not make it to top 20. And so on...top 100, 200 ?likethebike wrote:The problem with "Hitstory" is its lack of imagination. It basically consists of two previously released compilations and another disc. Worse the extra disc is too short and none too well thought out. If they were aiming for one stop shopping Elvis- tough to do especially in three discs- they failed miserably. Only a pair of Sun tracks to go through the three discs. Towering album tracks like "Long Black Limousine" nowhere to be found, little gospel. If the collection is meant to a be starter it's not as bad. You can always add "Elvis in Memphis", "Elvis is Back", "How Great Thou Art" and "Sun Sessions" later. But who spends $33-50 for a starter set?
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:41 pm
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:51 pm
Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:Weeeellll.... "ALLC" is by a Dutch idiot no-one heard ever heard about prior to this remix, and "Rubberneckin'" is by a British DJ who should have known better.
Keith Richards, Jr.
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:14 pm
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:48 pm
Keith Richards, Jr. wrote:Okay Colin, I give up - they are Elvis songs. Let's just say I don't like them!
Keith Richards, Jr.
Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:44 pm
Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:14 am
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:41 am
It came out on the 11th October in the US, any chart action yet ?
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:49 pm
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:25 am
Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:On a brighter note, the single-disc "ULTIMATE GOSPEL"
is at #61 on the Top Country Albums" chart, and it's also
number #39 on the "Top Christian Albums" charts.
Sadly, it seems BILLBOARD is using a rather racially-segregated
chart system, as they have a seperate "TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS" chart
right next to it, which has no Elvis on it. The "Christian" chart is full
of white acts, while the "gospel" chart is clearly African-American in
content. I hope I'm wrong, but that's what it seems like.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:44 am
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Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:47 am
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Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:30 pm
If you haven't had enough Elvis in 2005, what with those seemingly never-ending single re-issues, here's a tidy three-disc collection spanning The King's entire chart career.
Effectively a collection which bolsters the great man's recent No.1s and 2nd To None albums, all of Presley's familiar rock 'n' roll standards such as Heartbreak Hotel and Blue Suede Shoes are included here. That's Alright, Suspicious Minds, King Creole and Love Me need little or no introduction, being essential staples of the early hip-swinging Presley oeuvre. Other tracks that display the breadth of Presley's abilities include the lesser-known A Big Hunk O' Love and the twee (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, which never fails to raise a smile.
During Elvis's later, Las Vegas period, which is amply covered, the audience couldn't have cared whether their idol looked like he'd consumed one deep-fried peanut butter sandwich too many, as long as they could hear that voice. And Elvis, in his famously ill-advised tight white suit, didn't disappoint them. That famous vibrato-heavy baritone resonates consistently throughout the close of this album, from the bluesy In The Ghetto to the rocking Way Down.
Proving that there's still life in the ol' dog yet, History is a further reminder of why the boy from Tupelo is still regarded as the undisputed King of rock 'n' roll.
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