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Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:33 am

midnightx wrote:Your selections do not overtake anything already on the Doc's list.

Believe me, limiting the selections from March and April 1960 Nashville to 5 cuts was probably the toughest task of the entire project.

One cannot top the two chosen to represent the 60s movie soundtrack era, "Can't Help Falling In Love" and "Return To Sender," and "Polk Salad Annie" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" were the most impressive masters made in Feb 1970.

And it hurt to have to exclude a monster hit like "My Boy."

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:14 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
midnightx wrote:Your selections do not overtake anything already on the Doc's list.

Believe me, limiting the selections from March and April 1960 Nashville to 5 cuts was probably the toughest task of the entire project.

One cannot top the two chosen to represent the 60s movie soundtrack era, "Can't Help Falling In Love" and "Return To Sender," and "Polk Salad Annie" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" were the most impressive masters made in Feb 1970.

And it hurt to have to exclude a monster hit like "My Boy."


You don't seem to like "My Boy", do you ? :shock:

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:47 am

If you are talking about getting people into Elvis, less is more. I'd even attempt to get it down to one cd. Sadly people don't have the time of patience for more than 70-80 minutes of music they are unfamiliar with, so a collection that really gets the cream is very effective.

For example I have been collecting rockabilly for years, my brother thinks its a joke, so I gave him the latest Ace Rocket In My Pocket collection, one disc out of the hundreds of great rockabilly tracks available. While he is not converted to the music he now admits it is deserving of respect and understands my passion. That was achieved with 28 well chosen tracks. He is doing me a mix of Italian prog, which I am looking forward to (no irony, I love all music, it's an expression of people in a time and place and worth hearing).

The problem with being a serious Elvis music fan is that we have to break through the whole prejudice created by the imps and the trash put out by EPE. A quality mainstream set cherry picking from the FTD sets with a title like Elvis - Listen without prejudice, might generate interest among music fans.

Just my thoughts.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:26 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
midnightx wrote:The Doc's two disc "essential" track-listing is still probably the best one I have seen. Would have loved to have seen it issued by Sony as a mainstream compilation.....

AT YOUR REQUEST, VOLUME ONE
Musical highlights from Elvis Presley, in best-ever quality.

01. My Happiness 8.53 / take-home demo, SUN Studios, Memphis
02. That's All Right 7.54 / first single A-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
03. Blue Moon of Kentucky 7.54 / first single B-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
04. Good Rockin' Tonight 9.54 / single A-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
05. Baby, Let's Play House 2.55 / single A-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
06. Mystery Train 7.55 / single B-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
07. I Got A Woman 1.56 / first album, RCA Studios, Nashville
08. Heartbreak Hotel 1.56 / single A-side, RCA Studios, Nashville
09. Hound Dog 7.56 / single B-side, RCA Studios, New York
10. Don't Be Cruel 7.56 / single A-side, RCA Studios, New York
11. Love Me Tender 8.56 / single A-side, 20th Century Fox, Hollywood
12. Love Me 9.56 / second album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
13. All Shook Up 1.57 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
14. I Beg Of You 1.57 / unissued, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
15. Is It So Strange 1.57 / extended play, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
16. One Night 2.57 / 1958 single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
17. Loving You 2.57 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
18. When It Rains, It Really Pours 2.57 / unissued, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
19. Jailhouse Rock 4.57 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
20. Young and Beautiful 4.57 / extended play, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
21. Blue Christmas 9.57 / Christmas album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
22. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 9.57 / Christmas album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
23. Don't 9.57 / 1958 single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
24. Crawfish 1.58 / "King Creole" album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
25. King Creole 1.58 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
26. A Big Hunk O' Love 6.58 / 1959 single A-side, unedited, RCA Studio B, Nashville
27. Ain't That Loving You, Baby 6.58 / unissued, RCA Studio B, Nashville
28. I Got Stung 6.58 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
29. A Fool Such As I 6.58 / 1959 single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
30. Fame and Fortune 3.60 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
31. A Mess Of Blues 3.60 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
32. It Feels So Right 3.60 / "Elvis Is Back!" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville


AT YOUR REQUEST, VOLUME TWO
Musical highlights from Elvis Presley, in best-ever quality.

01. Such A Night 4.60 / "Elvis Is Back!" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
02. Reconsider Baby 4.60 / "Elvis Is Back!" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
03. Surrender 10.60 / single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
04. Crying In The Chapel 10.60 / 1965 single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
05. Can't Help Falling In Love 3.61 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
06. His Latest Flame 6.61 / single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
07. Little Sister 6.61 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
08. Suspicion 3.62 / "Pot Luck" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
09. Return To Sender 3.62 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
10. Memphis, Tennessee 1.64 / 1965 "Elvis For Everyone" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
11. If I Loved You 66-67 / unissued home demo, Los Angeles
12. Trouble/Guitar Man 6.68 / "TV Special" album, Western Recorders, Los Angeles
13. Tiger Man 6.68 / album track, NBC-TV Studios, Burbank
14. If I Can Dream 6.68 / unissued TV version, NBC-TV Studios, Burbank
15. In The Ghetto 1.69 / single A-side, American Sound, Memphis
16. Suspicious Minds 1.69 / single A-side, American Sound, Memphis
17. Kentucky Rain 2.69 / 1970 single A-side, American Sound, Memphis
18. I Got A Woman 8.69 / unissued, International Hotel, Las Vegas
19. Polk Salad Annie 2.70 / "On Stage" album, International Hotel, Las Vegas
20. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 2.70 / "On Stage" album, International Hotel, Las Vegas
21. It's Your Baby, You Rock It 6.70 / "Elvis Country" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
22. Merry Christmas Baby 5.71 / unedited single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
23. Burning Love 3.72 / single A-side, RCA Studio C, Los Angeles
24. I've Got A Thing About You Baby 7.73 / 1974 single A-side, Stax Studios, Memphis
25. Promised Land 12.73 / 1974 single A-side, Stax Studios, Memphis

Elvis - At Your Request
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38553

Good Time Charlie wrote:That's a good alternate packaging for Elvis Presley songs. But it is by no means an Essential package. Any Essential package should include the Elvis essentials - excluding tracks like "It's Now or Never", "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", "Viva Las Vegas" and "The Wonder of You" can't make it essential. And why Two versions of "I Got a Woman" when such important material is left out? Apart from that it is a very nice set.

If the point and purpose is TWO CDs, and the topic title is a clue, then your comments are baseless.

Not one of those Apr 1960, Jul 1963 or Feb 1970 suggestions you make is better than those I selected. Believe me, I went through Elvis' catalog many, many times before I came up with my final track list.

The inclusion of "I Got A Woman" (1956) should be self-evident: a complete remake of the 1954 R&B classic by Ray Charles, heavily influential, and a lifelong Presley stage favorite from 1955 to 1977.

The live return in 1969 had to be represented. This unissued "I Got A Woman" (Aug 22 MS) is the best rendition from that stand, and shows how much Elvis had changed from the 21 year-old at his debut RCA session. It is also emblematic of how Presley focused on his seminal recordings during that 1969 season, but with a dollop of intensity that would not be equaled in the 1970s.

As for home demos, there is only room for one. "If I Loved You" from 1966 cannot be topped by any other known home recording, and it is a perfect representative of what Elvis really wanted to do with his music in the mid-sixties.

As you can see, my list is not in any way cavalier.

It is an essential distillation on two CDs.

[Of course, if I could do it over I might add ONE thing. Can anyone name what that could be?]


Another "dollop" ?

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:31 am

Good Time Charlie wrote:So you wouldn't call, for example, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" essential? It is one of the greatest recordings of his career, period.

Elvis' rendition, especially the perfectly executed narrative is essential Elvis.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:31 am

Matthew wrote:
Good Time Charlie wrote:So you wouldn't call, for example, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" essential? It is one of the greatest recordings of his career, period.

Elvis' rendition, especially the perfectly executed narrative is essential Elvis.


EXACTLY!
In 2007, "Are You Lonesome Tonight" recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:06 am

Not that it's one of my favourites, but Are You Lonesome Tonight? would indeed be an Elvis `essential' above either I Got A woman in Doc's list.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:04 am

It's Now or Never and Are You Lonesome Tonight? Have to be included...otherwise this is a pretty great 2 disc set. No one list will be perfect, but this is a nice distillation.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:26 am

midnightx wrote:The Doc's two disc "essential" track-listing is still probably the best one I have seen. Would have loved to have seen it issued by Sony as a mainstream compilation.....

AT YOUR REQUEST, VOLUME ONE
Musical highlights from Elvis Presley, in best-ever quality.

01. My Happiness 8.53 / take-home demo, SUN Studios, Memphis
02. That's All Right 7.54 / first single A-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
03. Blue Moon of Kentucky 7.54 / first single B-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
04. Good Rockin' Tonight 9.54 / single A-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
05. Baby, Let's Play House 2.55 / single A-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
06. Mystery Train 7.55 / single B-side, SUN Studios, Memphis
07. I Got A Woman 1.56 / first album, RCA Studios, Nashville
08. Heartbreak Hotel 1.56 / single A-side, RCA Studios, Nashville
09. Hound Dog 7.56 / single B-side, RCA Studios, New York
10. Don't Be Cruel 7.56 / single A-side, RCA Studios, New York
11. Love Me Tender 8.56 / single A-side, 20th Century Fox, Hollywood
12. Love Me 9.56 / second album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
13. All Shook Up 1.57 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
14. I Beg Of You 1.57 / unissued, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
15. Is It So Strange 1.57 / extended play, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
16. One Night 2.57 / 1958 single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
17. Loving You 2.57 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
18. When It Rains, It Really Pours 2.57 / unissued, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
19. Jailhouse Rock 4.57 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
20. Young and Beautiful 4.57 / extended play, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
21. Blue Christmas 9.57 / Christmas album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
22. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 9.57 / Christmas album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
23. Don't 9.57 / 1958 single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
24. Crawfish 1.58 / "King Creole" album, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
25. King Creole 1.58 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
26. A Big Hunk O' Love 6.58 / 1959 single A-side, unedited, RCA Studio B, Nashville
27. Ain't That Loving You, Baby 6.58 / unissued, RCA Studio B, Nashville
28. I Got Stung 6.58 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
29. A Fool Such As I 6.58 / 1959 single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
30. Fame and Fortune 3.60 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
31. A Mess Of Blues 3.60 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
32. It Feels So Right 3.60 / "Elvis Is Back!" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville


AT YOUR REQUEST, VOLUME TWO
Musical highlights from Elvis Presley, in best-ever quality.

01. Such A Night 4.60 / "Elvis Is Back!" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
02. Reconsider Baby 4.60 / "Elvis Is Back!" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
03. Surrender 10.60 / single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
04. Crying In The Chapel 10.60 / 1965 single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
05. Can't Help Falling In Love 3.61 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
06. His Latest Flame 6.61 / single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
07. Little Sister 6.61 / single B-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
08. Suspicion 3.62 / "Pot Luck" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
09. Return To Sender 3.62 / single A-side, Radio Recorders, Los Angeles
10. Memphis, Tennessee 1.64 / 1965 "Elvis For Everyone" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
11. If I Loved You 66-67 / unissued home demo, Los Angeles
12. Trouble/Guitar Man 6.68 / "TV Special" album, Western Recorders, Los Angeles
13. Tiger Man 6.68 / album track, NBC-TV Studios, Burbank
14. If I Can Dream 6.68 / unissued TV version, NBC-TV Studios, Burbank
15. In The Ghetto 1.69 / single A-side, American Sound, Memphis
16. Suspicious Minds 1.69 / single A-side, American Sound, Memphis
17. Kentucky Rain 2.69 / 1970 single A-side, American Sound, Memphis
18. I Got A Woman 8.69 / unissued, International Hotel, Las Vegas
19. Polk Salad Annie 2.70 / "On Stage" album, International Hotel, Las Vegas
20. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 2.70 / "On Stage" album, International Hotel, Las Vegas
21. It's Your Baby, You Rock It 6.70 / "Elvis Country" album, RCA Studio B, Nashville
22. Merry Christmas Baby 5.71 / unedited single A-side, RCA Studio B, Nashville
23. Burning Love 3.72 / single A-side, RCA Studio C, Los Angeles
24. I've Got A Thing About You Baby 7.73 / 1974 single A-side, Stax Studios, Memphis
25. Promised Land 12.73 / 1974 single A-side, Stax Studios, Memphis

Elvis - At Your Request
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38553


Brilliant list. Not a single flaw.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:57 am

elvispresleyfan1935 wrote:Brilliant list. Not a single flaw.


Aside from the absence of "It's Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and "Hurt". And those are not minor flaws in my book. The fact that so few people can agree upon what would be an essential two-disc Elvis compilation is perhaps proof of the ultimate futility of the project.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:08 am

I'msure we could all make our own `essential' lists and they would all be brilliant. After all, he did have a pretty good range of songs.
I think there is need for a power ballad from the final years to round off any essential set - My Way, Hurt or similar

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:46 am

Good Time Charlie wrote:I've gone through and made what I believe to be the Essential Cuts of Elvis Presley. It fits neatly on to 3-CDs (2-CDs just doesn't do the job). Note these are the essential cuts of tracks recorded in Elvis lifetime (i.e. no JXL Re-Mix), spread over 3 discs representing 3 eras of Presley's career (Pre-Army Rock n Roll years - Post-Army Induction thru Hollywood years - '68 Comeback followed by Vegas years). I believe these 3-CDs are enough Presley for either the casual fan, the fan of rock or just music in general. Every music fan should have something like this in their collection. This set includes every U.S./U.K. #1, every Top 10 U.S. hit (except "I Beg of You") and every well-known or crucial recording.

Disc 1: 1954-1958
1. That's All Right
2. Blue Moon
3. Good Rockin' Tonight
4. Baby, Let's Play House
5. Mystery Train
6. Trying to Get to You
7. I Got a Woman
8. Heartbreak Hotel
9. Blue Suede Shoes
10. My Baby Left Me
11. One-Sided Love Affair
12. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
13. Shake, Rattle and Roll
14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
15. Hound Dog
16. Don't Be Cruel
17. Love Me Tender
18. Love Me
19. Too Much
20. All Shook Up
21. Mean Woman Blues
22. (There'll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)
23. (Let's Have a) Party
24. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
25. One Night
26. Loving You
27. Jailhouse Rock
28. Treat Me Nice
29. Blue Christmas
30. Don't
31. Hard Headed Woman
32. Trouble
33. King Creole
34. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck


Disc 2: 1958-1966
1. I Need Your Love Tonight
2. A Big Hunk o' Love
3. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
4. I Got Stung
5. Stuck On You
6. A Mess of Blues
7. Fever
8. It's Now or Never
9. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
10. Reconsider Baby
11. Wooden Heart
12. Surrender
13. Crying In the Chapel
14. I Feel So Bad
15. Can't Help Falling In Love
16. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
17. Little Sister
18. Good Luck Charm
19. Follow That Dream
20. Suspicion
21. She's Not You
22. Return to Sender
23. Bossa Nova Baby
24. (You're the) Devil In Disguise
25. Viva Las Vegas
26. Memphis, Tennessee
27. It Hurts Me
28. How Great Thou Art
29. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
30. Love Letters


Disc 3: 1967-1977
1. Guitar Man
2. Big Boss Man
3. You'll Never Walk Alone
4. U.S. Male
5. A Little Less Conversation [2nd Recording]
6. If I Can Dream
7. Memories
8. Don't Cry Daddy
9. In the Ghetto
10. Suspicious Minds
11. Stranger In My Own Home Town
12. Kentucky Rain
13. The Wonder of You
14. Polk Salad Annie
15. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
16. I Just Can't Help Believin'
17. I'm Leavin'
18. An American Trilogy
19. Burning Love
20. Always On My Mind
21. Promised Land
22. Moody Blue
23. Hurt
24. Way Down
25. Unchained Melody

I really liked your compilation, Good Time Charlie.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:01 pm

Essential Elvis does not fit on 2 cds only. I've tried so many times and always find I've left something essential out. Regarding The Essential Elvis 2cd set, there are more than a few variations out there.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:08 pm

TONY wrote:"You don't have to say you love me" is NOT essential. Even though it's Ernst's favourite Elvis song and it appears on EVERY love songs and hits compilation, it is a poor second best to Dusty Springfield's version. I have lost count of how many CD's this inferior performance appears on.

There has never been a better time to use this smilie :roll: ....than now.

This has to be a joke...

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:38 pm

Good Time Charlie wrote:I've gone through and made what I believe to be the Essential Cuts of Elvis Presley. It fits neatly on to 3-CDs (2-CDs just doesn't do the job). Note these are the essential cuts of tracks recorded in Elvis lifetime (i.e. no JXL Re-Mix), spread over 3 discs representing 3 eras of Presley's career (Pre-Army Rock n Roll years - Post-Army Induction thru Hollywood years - '68 Comeback followed by Vegas years). I believe these 3-CDs are enough Presley for either the casual fan, the fan of rock or just music in general. Every music fan should have something like this in their collection. This set includes every U.S./U.K. #1, every Top 10 U.S. hit (except "I Beg of You") and every well-known or crucial recording.

Disc 1: 1954-1958
1. That's All Right
2. Blue Moon
3. Good Rockin' Tonight
4. Baby, Let's Play House
5. Mystery Train
6. Trying to Get to You
7. I Got a Woman
8. Heartbreak Hotel
9. Blue Suede Shoes
10. My Baby Left Me
11. One-Sided Love Affair
12. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
13. Shake, Rattle and Roll
14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
15. Hound Dog
16. Don't Be Cruel
17. Love Me Tender
18. Love Me
19. Too Much
20. All Shook Up
21. Mean Woman Blues
22. (There'll Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)
23. (Let's Have a) Party
24. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
25. One Night
26. Loving You
27. Jailhouse Rock
28. Treat Me Nice
29. Blue Christmas
30. Don't
31. Hard Headed Woman
32. Trouble
33. King Creole
34. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck


Disc 2: 1958-1966
1. I Need Your Love Tonight
2. A Big Hunk o' Love
3. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
4. I Got Stung
5. Stuck On You
6. A Mess of Blues
7. Fever
8. It's Now or Never
9. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
10. Reconsider Baby
11. Wooden Heart
12. Surrender
13. Crying In the Chapel
14. I Feel So Bad
15. Can't Help Falling In Love
16. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
17. Little Sister
18. Good Luck Charm
19. Follow That Dream
20. Suspicion
21. She's Not You
22. Return to Sender
23. Bossa Nova Baby
24. (You're the) Devil In Disguise
25. Viva Las Vegas
26. Memphis, Tennessee
27. It Hurts Me
28. How Great Thou Art
29. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
30. Love Letters


Disc 3: 1967-1977
1. Guitar Man
2. Big Boss Man
3. You'll Never Walk Alone
4. U.S. Male
5. A Little Less Conversation [2nd Recording]
6. If I Can Dream
7. Memories
8. Don't Cry Daddy
9. In the Ghetto
10. Suspicious Minds
11. Stranger In My Own Home Town
12. Kentucky Rain
13. The Wonder of You
14. Polk Salad Annie
15. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
16. I Just Can't Help Believin'
17. I'm Leavin'
18. An American Trilogy
19. Burning Love
20. Always On My Mind
21. Promised Land
22. Moody Blue
23. Hurt
24. Way Down
25. Unchained Melody



Pretty much perfect!!

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:48 pm

Matthew wrote:The Essential Elvis Presley - 2 CD, Sony 2007

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Disc 1:
That's All Right - Baby, Let's Play House - Mystery Train - Heartbreak Hotel - I Was the One - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - All Shook Up - (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) - Jailhouse Rock - Trouble - Fever - It's Now or Never - Reconsider Baby - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Little Sister - Follow That Dream - Can't Help Falling in Love

Disc 2:
Return to Sender - (You're The) Devil in Disguise - Bossa Nova Baby - Viva Las Vegas - Big Boss Man - A Little Less Conversation - If I Can Dream - Memories - In the Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - Don't Cry Daddy - Kentucky Rain - Polk Salad Annie - The Wonder of You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - Burning Love - Always on My Mind - Steamroller Blues - Hurt - Moody Blue



WHAT??? No "You don't have to say you love me"???!!! That must be on EVERY CD. Ernst insists on this!! :smt003

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:48 am

I was curious about what were the songs the producers used the most on these kind of "greatest hits" compilations, so I took the tracklist from the following 37 different albums.

01. Elvis' Golden Records (1958) - Expanded 1997 Edition
02. 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Elvis' Gold Records, Vol.2 (1959) - Expanded 1997 Edition
03. Elvis' Golden Records, Vol.3 (1963) - Expanded 1997 Edition
04. Elvis' Gold Records, Vol.4 (1968) - Expanded 1997 Edition
05. 50 Worldwide Gold Hits, Vol.1 (1970)
06. The Other Sides - Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Vol.2 (1971)
07. Pure Gold (1975)
08. Arcade - Elvis' 40 Greatest (1975)
09. Reader's Digest: Elvis! - His Greatest Hits (1983)
10. Elvis' Gold Records, Vol.5 (1984) - Expanded 1997 Edition
11. The Top Ten Hits (1987)
12. The Great Performances (1990)
13. The Essential Collection (1995)
14. Elvis Gold - The Very Best Of The King (1995)
15. Greatest Jukebox Hits (1997)
16. Artist Of The Century (1999)
17. All Time Greatest Hits (2000)
18. The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)
19. RCA - Best Of Elvis Presley (2001)
20. 50 Years, 50 Hits (2001)
21. ELV1S - 30 #1 Hits (2002)
22. The Ultimate Collection (2002)
23. ELVIIS - 2nd To None (2003)
24. Legendary Elvis Presley (2004)
25. The Only Elvis Presley Album You'll Ever Need (2004)
26. Artist Collection (2004)
27. HitStory - USA Version (2005) (Just CD-3, as the first 2 CDs are the same as 21 and 23 on this list)
28. HitStory - UK Version (2005) (Just CD-3, as the first 2 CDs are the same as 21 and 23 on this list)
29. Elvis #1 Singles, Box-Set Version (2006)
30. Reader's Digest - The Definitive Collection (2006)
31. The Essential Elvis Presley (2007)
32. Super Hits (2008)
33. Greatest Hits, A&R (2008)
34. Memories - Box-Set (2009)
35. Playlist - The Very Best Of Elvis Presley (2009)
36. Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight (2010)
37. I Am An Elvis Fan (2012)

Then, I made a list of the 114 more recurrent songs used on these compilations, in chronological order.
I have to say I don't like all these songs, but if you're curious as I was, here are the results:

1. That's All Right (1:57)
2. Good Rockin' Tonight (2:14)
3. Baby, Let's Play House (2:18)
4. Mystery Train (2:29)
5. Heartbreak Hotel (2:08)
6. I Was The One (2:32)
7. Blue Suede Shoes (2:01)
8. My Baby Left Me (2:13)
9. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (2:23)
10. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (2:40)
11. Hound Dog (2:16)
12. Don't Be Cruel (2:02)
13. Any Way You Want Me (2:15)
14. Love Me Tender (2:43)
15. Playing For Keeps (2:52)
16. Love Me (2:44)
17. Paralyzed (2:25)
18. Too Much (2:35)
19. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (2:33)
20. All Shook Up (2:04)
21. Mean Woman Blues (2:18)
22. Peace In The Valley (3:23)
23. That's When Your Heartaches Begin (3:23)
24. Teddy Bear (1:49)
25. Party (1:30)
26. I Beg Of You (1:55)
27. One Night (2:33)
28. Loving You (2:15)
29. Jailhouse Rock (2:29)
30. Treat Me Nice (2:13)
31. Blue Christmas (2:09)
32. My Wish Came True (2:36)
33. Don't (2:50)
34. Hard Headed Woman (1:55)
35. Trouble (2:18)
36. King Creole (2:09)
37. Doncha' Think It's Time? (1:59)
38. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (2:15)
39. I Need Your Love Tonight (2:06)
40. A Big Hunk O' Love (2:15)
41. Ain't That Loving You, Baby? (2:24)
42. A Fool Such As I (2:39)
43. I Got Stung (1:51)
44. Stuck On You (2:20)
45. Fame And Fortune (2:32)
46. A Mess Of Blues (2:42)
47. Fever (3:35)
48. It's Now Or Never (3:17)
49. The Girl Of My Best Friend (2:24)
50. I Gotta Know (2:17)
51. Such A Night (3:01)
52. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (3:08)
53. Reconsider Baby (3:44)
54. Wooden Heart (2:06)
55. Flaming Star (2:31)
56. Surrender (1:55)
57. Crying In The Chapel (2:26)
58. Lonely Man (2:47)
59. Wild In The Country (1:54)
60. I Feel So Bad (2:55)
61. Blue Hawaii (2:38)
62. Can't Help Falling In Love (3:03)
63. Rock-A-Hula Baby (2:01)
64. Kiss Me Quick (2:48)
65. His Latest Flame (2:09)
66. Little Sister (2:33)
67. Follow That Dream (1:37) (Most of the times, take 4 was used)
68. Good Luck Charm (2:26)
69. Anything That's Part Of You (2:06)
70. King Of The Whole Wide World (2:10)
71. Easy Question (2:22)
72. Suspicion (2:36)
73. She's Not You (2:11)
74. Return To Sender (2:07)
75. One Broken Heart For Sale (1:46)
76. Bossa Nova Baby (2:03)
77. Devil In Disguise (2:21)
78. Viva Las Vegas (2:27)
79. What'd I Say? (3:05)
80. Kissin' Cousins (2:13)
81. Ask Me (2:09)
82. It Hurts Me (2:28)
83. Puppet On A String (2:41)
84. Love Letters (3:01)
85. Guitar Man (2:20)
86. Big Boss Man (3:01)
87. U.S. Male (2:45)
88. If I Can Dream (3:10)
89. Memories (3:05)
90. In The Ghetto (2:57)
91. Don't Cry, Daddy (2:47)
92. Suspicious Minds (4:37)
93. Kentucky Rain (3:18)
94. The Wonder Of You (Live) (2:41)
95. Polk Salad Annie (Live) (4:55)
96. I've Lost You (3:32)
97. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (2:31)
98. There Goes My Everything (3:00)
99. I Just Can't Help Believin' (Live) (4:41)
100. Rags To Riches (1:57)
101. Until It's Time For You To Go (4:00)
102. I'm Leavin' (3:51)
103. An American Trilogy (Live) (4:26)
104. Burning Love (2:56)
105. Always On My Mind (3:38)
106. Steamroller Blues (Live) (2:59)
107. My Boy (3:20)
108. Promised Land (2:58)
109. Moody Blue (2:50)
110. Hurt (2:08)
111. Way Down (2:39)
112. Unchained Melody (Live) (2:41)
113. My Way (Live) (4:05)
114. BONUS TRACK: A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix) (3:30)

Playlist length: 5 hours, 31 seconds.

P.S.: And why 114 songs? Just because encoded in 320kbps they can fit in a 700MB CD.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:43 pm

Another variation of The Essential Elvis:
8869734-7542
Disc 1
1 Suspicious Minds
2 Blue Suede Shoes (New Sound Remastered)
3 Jailhouse Rock
4 Love Me Tender
5 Don't Be Cruel
6 King Creole
7 Hard Headed Woman
8 All Shook Up
9 Hound Dog
10 Too Much
11 Heartbreak Hotel
12 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
13 (Let's Have A) Party
14 That's All Right (New Sound Remastered)
15 One Night
16 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
17 A Big Hunk O' Love
18 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (New Sound Remastered)
19 Crying In The Chapel
20 Stuck On You
21 Wooden Heart
22 Viva Las Vegas (New Sound Remastered)
23 (You're The) Devil In Disguise
24 Guitar Man
25 A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)
Disc 2
1 In The Ghetto
2 Burning Love
3 Always On My Mind (New Sound Remastered)
4 The Wonder Of You
5 I Just Can't Help Believin'
6 There Goes My Everything (2003 Sony Remaster)
7 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (New Sound Remastered)
8 An American Trilogy (New Sound Remastered)
9 Are You Lonesome Tonight?(Laughing)
10 My Boy
11 Green, Green Grass Of Home
12 Can't Help Falling In Love
13 Rock-a-Hula Baby (New Sound Remastered)
14 Return To Sender
15 Don't
16 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
17 Good Luck Charm
18 Surrender
19 She's Not You (Remastered)
20 A Mess Of Blues (New Sound Remastered)
21 It's Now Or Never
22 Fever (Essential Elvis Version)
23 Moody Blue (New Sound Remastered)
24Way Down
25My Way
26Blue Christmas

In addition I've seen another with Welcome To My World and If I Can Dream.

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:22 pm

bajo wrote:Another variation of The Essential Elvis:
8869734-7542
Disc 1
1 Suspicious Minds
2 Blue Suede Shoes (New Sound Remastered)
3 Jailhouse Rock
4 Love Me Tender
5 Don't Be Cruel
6 King Creole
7 Hard Headed Woman
8 All Shook Up
9 Hound Dog
10 Too Much
11 Heartbreak Hotel
12 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
13 (Let's Have A) Party
14 That's All Right (New Sound Remastered)
15 One Night
16 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
17 A Big Hunk O' Love
18 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (New Sound Remastered)
19 Crying In The Chapel
20 Stuck On You
21 Wooden Heart
22 Viva Las Vegas (New Sound Remastered)
23 (You're The) Devil In Disguise
24 Guitar Man
25 A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)
Disc 2
1 In The Ghetto
2 Burning Love
3 Always On My Mind (New Sound Remastered)
4 The Wonder Of You
5 I Just Can't Help Believin'
6 There Goes My Everything (2003 Sony Remaster)
7 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (New Sound Remastered)
8 An American Trilogy (New Sound Remastered)
9 Are You Lonesome Tonight?(Laughing)
10 My Boy
11 Green, Green Grass Of Home
12 Can't Help Falling In Love
13 Rock-a-Hula Baby (New Sound Remastered)
14 Return To Sender
15 Don't
16 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
17 Good Luck Charm
18 Surrender
19 She's Not You (Remastered)
20 A Mess Of Blues (New Sound Remastered)
21 It's Now Or Never
22 Fever (Essential Elvis Version)
23 Moody Blue (New Sound Remastered)
24Way Down
25My Way
26Blue Christmas

In addition I've seen another with Welcome To My World and If I Can Dream.



Yeah called 'Elvis - The King' from 2007. Number 1 album here in the UK:

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Good album!

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:14 pm

trouble_jw!
Yes, they are actually very good compilations regardless of variations. Nice to see that the UK fans still manage to get The King into the #1 spot! :)

Re: THE ESSENTIAL ELVIS - DOES IT FIT ON 2 CDS ??

Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:02 pm

Tony.. wrote:
Matthew wrote:The Essential Elvis Presley - 2 CD, Sony 2007

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Disc 1:
That's All Right - Baby, Let's Play House - Mystery Train - Heartbreak Hotel - I Was the One - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - All Shook Up - (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) - Jailhouse Rock - Trouble - Fever - It's Now or Never - Reconsider Baby - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Little Sister - Follow That Dream - Can't Help Falling in Love

Disc 2:
Return to Sender - (You're The) Devil in Disguise - Bossa Nova Baby - Viva Las Vegas - Big Boss Man - A Little Less Conversation - If I Can Dream - Memories - In the Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - Don't Cry Daddy - Kentucky Rain - Polk Salad Annie - The Wonder of You - I Just Can't Help Believin' - Burning Love - Always on My Mind - Steamroller Blues - Hurt - Moody Blue



WHAT??? No "You don't have to say you love me"???!!! That must be on EVERY CD. Ernst insists on this!! :smt003

(USA) Last song on disc 3 . . .
>> http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Elvis-P ... 178#disc_3

Ernst didn't want to disappoint you, Tony.. ! :P