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By Greg Cieslik

SOUTH AMERICA

ELVIS EN LOS '90s - SUENA MEJOR QUE NUNCA - BACK CAT 2

Contents: Suspicion; His Latest Flame; Fame And Fortune; One Broken Heart For Sale; Love Letters; Can't Help Falling In Love; Something Blue; Gentle On My Mind; Ask Me; I'll Remember You.
Issued in 1994 by BMG Argentina to promote the "Elvis in the 90s" catalogue.
Sound quality: Digitally remastered but not from the original master tapes.
Total running time: 27:55 minutes

This is the most distastefully presented Elvis CD that I have ever seen, but it's very rare nonetheless. The front and back cover pictures look like photocopies but this is not the case - the artwork is just of poor quality. The front cover has a black and white "King Creole" publicity photo along with the "Elvis In The 90's" logo. The back cover lists the 10 tracks contained on the CD in Spanish. It also states "Promocional CD - DJ Special - NOT FOR SALE" in English and Spanish. The inside cover lists the songs in Spanish and English as well as the original CDs where each song first appeared. The CD itself is dark grey with light grey print. The only writing on the CD is the title of the compilation and a warning that this is a promotional CD only. It also contains the "Elvis In The 90's" logo as well as the BMG and RCA logos.

ELVIS PRESLEY - 25 GRANDES EXITOS - PCD 211

Contents: Suspicious Minds; Heartbreak Hotel; Hound Dog; Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Issued in 1997 by BMG Ariola Argentina to promote the Argentinean CD release of the same name.
Sound quality: Digitally remastered but not from the original master tapes.
Total running time: 11:45 minutes

The front cover picture is identical to the European "Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits" package from 1987. However, the Argentinean release is presented in one color - a light shade of green. In addition, the title "The All Time Greatest Hits" is replaced by "25 Grandes Exitos". In addition, the titles of the 4 tracks included on this release are listed at the bottom of the front cover. The "Promocional - Prohibida Su Venta" (not for sale) phrase is printed in the top left corner of the front cover. The rear cover only lists the tracks contained on this release. The CD itself is a picture disc using the cover picture as its artwork with black lettering. The disc lists the four tracks and states: "Promocional - Prohibida Su Venta". It also contains the BMG logo at the bottom of the disc.

ELVIS ALWAYS ON MY MIND - VP 0218

Contents: Always On My Mind (Orchestral version); Are You Lonesome Tonight (Laughing version); Kiss Me Quick; Sylvia.
Issued in 1997 by BMG Brazil to promote the 20th Anniversary and Elvis' BMG catalog in Brazil.
Sound quality: Digitally remastered but not from the original master tapes.
Total running time: 12:10 minutes

This first Brazilian promo release is presented in a slim jewel case. The front cover portrays a gorgeous black and white picture of Elvis holding a guitar in the early 1950's. In addition, the 20th Anniversary logo is printed in the top right corner of the front cover. Since this CD is presented in a slim jewel case, there is no back cover and the disc is visible through the jewel case. The inside of the cover insert lists the 4 tracks included on the release. The overleaf of the insert states: "Promocional Invendavel" meaning "Promotional Release. The CD itself is a beautiful picture disc featuring the cover photo but without the 20th Anniversary logo. In addition, the BMG and RCA logos are also printed on the disc. In this case, the disc itself does not refer to the usual: "For Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale" phrase.

ELVIS LA PELVIS - AR 0001

Contents: Ain't That Loving You Baby (Fast Version); Treat Me Nice.
Issued in 1999 by BMG Argentina to promote the "Elvis La Pelvis" Argentinean CD.
Sound quality: Digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
Total running time: 4:31 minutes

This 2 track CD is presented in a slim jewel case. The front cover shows a picture of a rockin' Elvis from 1956 on a pink background. The titles of the 2 tracks are also listed on the front cover. Across the top part of the front cover it states: "CD Single Promocional Del Album Elvis La Pelvis". The overleaf of the insert states: "Promocional Prohibida Su Venta" - (Promotional - Not For Sale). The track titles and the BMG logo are also printed. The CD itself is a picture disc showing young rockin' Elvis with a guitar and holding a microphone. On the right side of the disc, we have the BMG logo with the regular warning: "Promocional Prohibida Su Venta".

ELVIS - THE ARGENTINEAN WAY - AR 0002

Contents: My Way; My Way (StudioVersion).
Issued in 1999 by BMG Argentina to promote the "Elvis A Mi Manera" (Elvis - My Way) Argentinean CD.
Sound quality: Digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
Total running time: 8:24 minutes

This 2 track CD is also presented in a slim jewel case. The front cover shows a color picture of down town Buenos Aires. It also shows a small color picture of Elvis from the 1969 Las Vegas press conference. Across the top part of the front cover it states: "CD Single Promocional Del Album A Mi Manera". The overleaf of the insert states: "Promocional Prohibida Su Venta". The track titles and the BMG logo are also printed on the cover. The inside of the insert also shows the front cover of the commercial album "A Mi Manera". The two tracks contained on this promo CD are also listed. The CD itself is a picture disc showing a black and white picture of Elvis in his fringe suit. In addition, we also have the BMG logo and the regular warning: "Promocional Prohibida Su Venta".

ELVIS SOUTH-AMERICAN STYLE - AR 0003

Contents: Ain't That Loving You Baby (Fast Version); I Believe; Follow That Dream (Stereo Master); My Way (Studio Master).
Issued in 2000 by BMG Argentina as a compliment to the book "Elvis South-American Style" - First 500 copies only.
Sound quality: Digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
Total running time: 13:26 minutes

This 5 track CD is presented in a slim jewel case. The front cover is identical to the front cover of the book itself. It shows various South American releases behind a blue background except for the middle part of the cover where the covers are shown in true color in the shape of the South American continent. The title of the release is printed at the bottom of the front cover. The inside of the insert lists the tracks contained on this release as well as the CDs that they have been taken from. The overleaf of the insert states: "CD Promocional Del Libro Elvis, South American Style - Prohibida Su Venta Por Separado" - (Promotional CD From Book Elvis, South American Style - Not For Sale Separately). The track titles and the BMG logo are also printed. The CD itself is a picture disc showing various South American releases behind blue background. In addition, the covers of the CDs that the tracks contained on this release come from are shown in full color. These CDs are: Elvis La Pelvis, Gracia Divina, Elvis Latino - Reconfigurado; 25 Grandes Exitos and A Mi Manera. Across the bottom, we have the BMG logo and the following warning: "Prohibida Su Venta Por Separado".

ELVIS PRESLEY - THE LIVE GREATEST HITS - AR-0004

Contents: Blue Suede Shoes; The Wonder Of You.
Issued in 2001 by BMG Argentina to promote the "Elvis Presley The Live Greatest Hits" CD.
Sound quality: Remastered from original master tapes.
Total running time: 5:17

This 2 track CD is presented in a slim jewel case. The front cover shows a color picture of Elvis in concert from the "That's The Way It Is" movie. At the top of the cover, it states: "CD Single Promocional del Album - Elvis Presley - The Live Greatest Hits". The overleaf of the insert states: "Promocional Prohibida Su Venta". The track titles and the BMG logo are also printed on the cover. The inside of the insert also shows the front cover of the commercial album "Elvis Presley - The Live Greatest Hits". The titles of the two tracks contained on this promo CD are also printed. The CD itself is a picture disc showing a color picture of Elvis from the 1968 Comeback Special. In addition, the BMG logo and the regular warning: "Promocional Prohibida Su Venta" are also present.