The "Sounds Cool" import label released the "seventies" compilation "Hits Of The 70" in a limited run of 500 copies; a cool release?
The design of this release is a remake of the original cover art of the vinyl release of this compilation. The paper is very glossy; almost thin photopaper, inside a more modern design with a few details on the content of this release, some highlight regarding Elvis in the seventies and the history of this original release.
The original LP was released in Germany with twelve tracks and in Austria it even was a double album. This CD edition contains eighteen tracks. I must admit that I'm kind of a sucker for these kinds of re-issues of original albums. Whatever you may think about this re-issue compilation, This CD contains eighteen big showstoppers from the seventies; I can't find a bad song here. These are the kind of songs Elvis could perform like only a few other artists.
The CD contains live and studio versions, the latter in both master and out-take versions (not on the original!), making this compilation a nice mix. It also shows Elvis was a lazy artist in the seventies, some of his greatest hits were live recordings as he apparently had problems finding his way to the studio. That said, this compilation shows Elvis still had his moments in the seventies, so all the critics claming Elvis "died" after 1970 are definitely wrong.
A strong seventies compilation; a CD BMG should pick for re-issue over some of the Camden albums that found their way to a CD release recently.
The Wonder Of You (Alt. live version from 18 february 1970 Dinner Show)
Always On My Mind (Alt. take 2)
I Just Cant Help Believin' (Alt. live version from August 10, 1970)
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
There Goes My Everything (Take 1)
Rags To Riches (Take 3)
Until Its Time For You To Go
Kentucky Rain (Take 9)
I've lost you (Studio master)
American Trilogy (Aloha version)
My Boy (Undubbed)