Classic Elvis Re-issue

Sony BMG will re-issue the "Classic Elvis" compilation on July 5, 2009. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes 
  2. Hound Dog 
  3. All Shook Up
  4. I Got A Woman 
  5. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 
  6. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
  7. A Big Hunk O' Love 
  8. Mean Woman Blues
  9. It's Now Or Never
  10. Fever 
  11. Return To Sender (From "Girls! Girls! Girls!")
  12. That's All Right 
  13. Treat Me Nice 
  14. My Baby Left Me 
  15. Hard Headed Woman
  16. Mystery Train
Source: Amazon.de / Updated: Jun 3, 2009 
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Reactions

Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 7, 2009report abuse
I am sorry that some of you are so fatalistic about the future of Elvis, his music, Graceland, etc. However, in my line of work, I find that to be true of so many adults when it comes to kids, especially teens. And apparently the kids I know must be wierd. Sorry, but I know kids who have Elvis on their ipods. I wonder what you must think about them. I don't keep count on how many of any particular age are listening to Elvis. 10 kids now leads to 1,000 later. I don't think Elvis is going away any time soon. Kids who are really into music really love learning how "their" type of music started. And, thus, Elvis comes into the picture. I remember growing up wondering what was supposed to be so great about Sinatra. And Louis Armstrong. I listened to Elvis, Jerry Lee, etc. but one day was exposed to Sinatra & over a period of time I came to understand what he contributed to pop music of today. Same with Louis & jazz. Most kids are into "their own stuff" regardless of what that "stuff" may be. But don't discount their eagerness to learn & appreciate.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2009report abuse
GK hits the nail on the head. Young kids are often into Elvis, many discovering Elvis from their parents, or films on TV, etc. As they age and become teens they do discover what their peers are listening to and believe me its not Elvis. I am involved with a lot of high school kids so I know what's happening with them. Teens today dont even buy CDs, they download all the music they listen to. I am not sure if they come back to Elvis later on, some may but the percentage is probably small. So again, I'm not sure what a release like this accomplishes other than cheapen the catalog. In the 90's we had quality releases and everyone was still buying CDs. Buyin an Elvis CD then assured the listener was getting a great release. It seems that once CD sales plummeted, the catalog was ignored & we are reduced to the worst releases at supermarket chains, etc. FTDs are not considered as they are aimed at one audience only. Once the 1969 sessions are released this year it will interesting to see what type of buyer it will attract. It offers nothing new to me, so I will probably skip it, but it should be a good release if folks are willing to buy it as it contains some of Elvis' best recorded output.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2009report abuse
To add, to d-girl and Ruthie's comments. I have discovered that "young Children" often, Love Elvis !! But, as they get older, they tend to, move on, to the current music, (that their Friends, are into, etc.) and, Elvis gets lost in the shuffle. However, when they get older, some come back, to Elvis.But, hey, I look at it, this way, at least, the kids, started their appreciation of music, with Elvis !! All in all, people of all ages, are discovering Elvis, all the time, and he continues to gain new fans ! And, this is why, RCA-Sony-BMG must keep Elvis as a current artist, for new fans, and old fans, to build memories on. His musical Legacy and Image, must be positively displayed, in current projects, from Remixes, to Remastered CD collections, to movies, etc. In closing, I will say again, that, putting out "Budget" CDs, will only cheapen the catalog. RCA, should only put out "High Quality" products, at all times ! Go back, and remaster the entire the catalog, and put out CDS, with some "heart and soul".
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2009report abuse
I think what Ruthie states is true somewhat but is more the exception to the rule. Of course you are going to find young Elvis fans at Graceland , why else would you go there if not a fan of Elvis? I know many high school kids and not one of them has Elvis on their iPod. They just arent into him the way it was 10 or 20 years ago. Lets face it. The 'majority' of the Elvis fandom is aging and it is dying off. Visitors will be less at Graceland every year and since Memphis was just voted the least safest city in the USA, thats another reason not to go. A release like this will sell a few copies, make a few bucks and Sony will be happy, but it is sad.
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2009report abuse
I think that Sony is destroying Elvis' releases...
Jerome-the-third (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2009report abuse
what no Old Shep?..
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2009report abuse
Although I have to agree with most of the opinions about this particular compilation, I certainly don't agree that kids don't care for Elvis anymore. I don't know what part of the world that came from but I am constantly amazed to find out how many kids today are discovering Elvis & really like him. It's good old rock & roll that they have never been introduced to & amazingly even his later music seems to have a lot of appeal. My last 3 trips to Memphis was very enjoyable due mostly to the number of kids (of all ages) that I talked to who really like Elvis. At our recent Elvis festival, a college age kid I know came (comes every year) and brought 7 of his buddies with him. At that age they obviously were not drug there by their parents. They all loved it & from what I hear most of them have purchased the CDs that I recommended. Hope springs eternal!
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2009report abuse
I don't even remember the original releasse on this title. GEORGE(GK): I hope youir right and Sony promotes the upcoming Elvis in Memphis release.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
Just more clutter for an already cluttered catalog!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
The catalog keeps getting cheapened by the week with these ridiculous compilations put out so Sony can make a quick buck or 2. Pathetic is putting it mildly. This appeals to absolutely no one. Not even a nice cover.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
It's so easy to repackage an old title like this. And that's what Sony BMG are all about - always taking the easy route. It's pathetic.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
Collections like this cheapen the catalog. RCA-Sony, should stick to, releasing remastered, High quality product, like, "Elvis-30 Number ones" and "Second to none" and thats enough ! If need be, divide the 50s boxset into "two"-2 CD sets, and sell that at a nice discounted retail price. Same for the 60s and 70s sets. RCA needs to make, the Elvis CD releases, something of a special event ! Like, the "In the Ghetto-Memphis sessions" coming in July 2009.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
And this is aimed at exactly what audience? Old fans wont buy these songs for the hundredth time (although some may!) and the kids today wont care one iota for this. They dont even buy CDs anymore. So who is left , the casual CD buyer? Chances are they wont care either. I guess it costs so little for Sony to put out a CD like this, sales of 50 may turn a profit and thats all that counts in the long run.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
Why bother? This is such a scam to make money and kids today don't really care about Elvis Presley, not to mention the haphazard song selections in this compilation. Would have been better sticking to his 1950's songs periods when he was in his hey day.

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