So the 30th Anniversary has been and gone and despite all the BMG promises, it was a bit of a let down. In fact it was an embarrassing bore. What inspirational release did we have? Why a CD album of greatest hits called "The King" with all the same songs as "30 No.!s", "2nd to None", "Elvis By The Presleys" "Hitstory" and "Love, Elvis". So maybe the much promised remix album would come out? The signs were there when the fantastic remix of Burning Love from last year never saw the light of day. In other words - nothing. There would be no ALLC like there was in 2002. Ok so maybe a duets album, after all we had the sublime Celine Dion/ Elvis appearance on American Idol this year. Nope. That never got released at all. Another missed chance. Instead we got a poor, hastily recorded duet with Lisa and an embarrassing. clichéd video to boot. What a let down. Even though it was No.1 download it never made the charts!! Someone explain that to me.
Ok maybe the unreleased material from Elvis On Tour would be released?? Nope nothing to report there. Ok Elvis in Concert - CBS Special? Amazingly no not a sign. Instead we get the, 18 songs that never made No.1 one but they might this time cause the suckers will buy the singles like they did two years ago release! What a cringe worthy thing to foist upon loyal fans. Elvis can't even break the top 10 because non-Elvis fans aren't interested in downloading it. Just wait until the Beatles songs are available to download - they'll be at no.1 for 6 months!
A totally missed opportunity for originality to mark the King's passing appropriately. To BMG I say this: no more releases of this boring nature! It was better in the Colonel's day.