Billboard magazine seems to appriciate Elvis and his work more and more. Here is their review of the latest gospel compiltaion "Ultimate Gospel".
During his phenomenal career, Elvis Presley won only three Grammy Awards, and they were all for his gospel recordings.
Featuring 24 tracks on a single CD, this collection beautifully showcases Presley's deep gospel roots. The packaging includes quotes from his mother, Gladys, commenting on how her son always loved to sing in church.
Indeed, Presley's appreciation for the music is revealed on tracks like "Swing Down Sweet Chariot." Timeless standards -- including "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "He Touched Me" -- are delivered with a passion and authority that is truly moving. And depending on the track, he is backed by the Jordanaires, the Imperials Quartet and others.
This collection is not just a must for Elvis fans but for anyone who loves great gospel music sung with power and conviction.