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The Hits (Golden Records 2 - 50.000.000 Fans Can't Be Wrong)

Dec 7, 2005
Limited Edition re-release with collector's slipcase of the original album.

Design

Released in the “The Hits” series by SONY (BMG) this classic album, with next to his first release perhaps the second most classic Elvis cover, gets a small make-over to fit the design of the series. With the original still in tact, this modern look may attract some of the newer fans.

Content

After listening to some crappy audience recordings (life is hard for an ElvisNews editor) this re-release of Elvis' second greatest hits compilation is a real pleasure. Great songs in great sound… what Elvis does a fan need? The liner notes on the back describe it well “from the sexy R&B (ed. which was still real music back in those days) cuts “One Night” and “A Big Hunk O’ Love” to the gospel flavored ballad “My Whish Came True” and the country classic “A Fool Such As I”, to the pure pop sound of “I Need Your Love Tonight” and “Don’t””. Personally we don’t really like the last one, but even with that song included this CD was a real joy to listen to again. Unfortunately the fun is over way to fast… fortunately we have a repeat!

The “The Hits” compilation is supposed to be remastered, but the booklet, only a double printed piece of paper, does not mention it. It simply sounds great. To be honest, we can’t hear all the small improvements we simply enjoy the clear sound.

Conclusion

Even RCA can’t go wrong with this compilation… They can still improve it though; we’re just waiting for the FTD re-release and we can stop buying this title.
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Reactions

Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 24, 2005report abuse
This IS a brilliant album,what with A Big Hunk o' Love being the first record I bought of Elvis' an' the wonderfull A Fool Such as I, to name but two. You cannot go wrong with this one I promise you.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 16, 2005report abuse
This record is a milestone in the Rock'n'Roll music field. A Masterpiece!Period.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 12, 2005report abuse
I'm going to be picking this up for a few friends overseas, but I haven't gotten a copy myself yet and probably will pass. Still, it's good to see a classic Elvis album back in print, even if it is in a "budget" series. After all, this is one of the most memorable Elvis album covers, one that even non-fans sometimes know about. By the way, "The Hits" is merely a title on the slipcover, one in which all other acts in the SONY series (bands like "Kansas") also use. The original "50,000,000" title is intact.
P.S. "Don't" is one of Elvis classic ballads. I don't always like to hear it, but it is pretty much beyond criticism!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 7, 2005report abuse
50,000,000 Million Elvis Fans has always been my favorite of the 5 Gold Records volumes. Great music! Classic cover!

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