- CD / Vinyl
Elvis 30 #1 Hits
In the UK Sony Music is about to re-issue the 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits' compilation one more time on August 1, 2011.
Source: elv75 / Updated: Jul 11, 2011
made a msitake: Let them do a better job, and spend some money to let the "general "public know that E.P Made a few good albums. better said. legendary albums.
Ít's quite simple for Sony to re-re-re-re-release this agian. They have all wht they need for it. Only re-print the cd's. It's just lowcosts. I can't believe they sell a lot of this album again. Let them do a better job, and spend some money to let the "general "public know that E.P. Or do they think that our hero was the king of compilations?? Give the public good products. Make a legay release like what they did with some other artists on this serie. O i forgot something. The people there don't listen to us. They only listen to the sound of money. It's not different when it was BMG then. By the way: The only positive on this one will be ofcourse the music.
If its going to be reissued then the powers that be should reinstate the original, 'The wonder of You', the version that appears, is a different take and lacks the punch and power of the version that actually went to No.1. The version on 30 no. 1's is disappointing to say the least, as for the remastering work carried out on a lot of Elvis' music, on some its an improvement but a lot of the fifties material sounds pasteurized, compare The Sun material on vinyl to the cd versions, all the rawness is gone, this is not good as the whole impact of the records has been suppressed and the fire is Scotty's guitar breaks is not the same on cd. This is taking great liberties with such an important catalogue of music.
Actually no, Im not missing that point. You see I own a club w my own juke box and I have 30 #1's on it, and still somewhat frequently someone will say, "You know, there are really a lot of good songs on this, and they were all #1, WOW! I think Im gonna pick one up for myself", (or something similar to this). What Im saying is what harm is there, since they ARE still available in the few stores that still sell CD's, why NOT put them back in the convenient places for the general public that still does NOT own it, like the check-out counters at walgreens or CVS, or at Barnes & Noble.
It just doesnt seem like a horrible tragedy to make one of Elvis' biggest sellers even more available to people that, [believe it or not] dont own a copy yet. You know, the United States has over 300 million people and there are 5 million copies of 30 #1's sold here so far, (and I assume the percentages are similar in the UK)...I think theres room for a few more sales. Besides, it came out in 2002, so the people that were 11 and 12 yrs old when the initial promo hit the world are now 20 & 21 and probably have money of their own. Not EVERYONE owns an MP3 or Ipod yet. I still see no problem releasing it again. I like it when I unexpectedly see a new Elvis display in a store.
1 BILLION SOLD, The point you are missing is this release has had so many releases in different versions (same songs) that another release is not required when old stock is still availabe,and in just about every store,garage,etc and often at a knock down price.Surely by now it's had a very good chance for just about anyone Elvis fan or casual buyer to have brought this the first time around.
I dont thoroughly understand what the problem is w releasing it again??? Since it is such a huge seller to hard cores AND the general public, why not make sure any and everyone that wants one can pick one up as conveniently as possible?! The more its seen, (just walking thru a store or at a walgreens checkout for example), the more likely it is that someone that has thought about it for years, or maybe just heard Elvis on the radio in their car, will say, "Hey, I think I'll go ahead and buy this", ...its just a thought, but maybe I'm missin' something???
Dgirl. What's not to understand. If they can make a buck they will. In the past I would buy new releases with different packaging but the same songs. But that was back in the 50's when I was a teenager. I don't understand who buys this stuff as adults. How many times on this site does someone say they will buy a complete concert because of a certain song eg. Early Morning Rain sung for the last time? How many versions are needed? Especially as he rarely brought anything new to the table & did the songs very much the same. Something is missing maybe they need a pet.
dgirl, you only have to look back at RCA's release program in 1956 to see that why only make money from a first run release when you can continue to make money from different versions of the same album.The content remains the same but different packages,single sleeves,gatefold etc are all tactics that have worked very well when trying to sell the same product.This policy has not changed now in 2011 as it was in 1956,we as fans and the main buyers of Elvis Presley music over the years are the ones paying the price for this deja-vu scenario. I just don't understand the logic here in bringing out 30 no1 hits again when it's still available in different formats in my local HMV, but then i suppose we all said that way back in 1956 onwards??.
Repl to drjohncarpenter 0117. John, I fully agree with you. There is no need to re-issue this album or to change it's original cover. Of course, a bit of publicity would not go amiss to increase sales around the 16th August. Let's hope it recharts again.
Why has this been re-released so many time since 2002? Once a release is out there the first time, isnt that good enough?
I've said it before, stop releasing stuff, it really isn't needed. It's all out there already.
Brian, as much as i agree and would love Elvis to be in the charts this '30 No 1 Hits' package has had many different edition's release, jewel case, slipcase etc so to have another re-re-issue is really not what is needed if UK Sony Music want to chart Elvis.... and by the way the slipcase version is still on sale at HMV for £3.99 or 3 for a tenner (different sticker titles), so how are the public going to know the difference in the re-issue version to the older one on the shelves at HMV etc.
The '30 No.1 Hits' has been Elvis' best selling album in the UK since it was released and it occasionally appears in the UK Top 200 albums chart. It should always be available.
Cruiser621, why would you not want this collection to be available? Who is being milked? Would you be happier if Elvis CD's were unavailable and all out of issue?
Who, hold your horses. I happen to anticipate this release as I missed out on the first one. I' ve been looking in every gas station and K Mart but couldn't find one left..
Again? How many times do we milk the consumer? Elvis has been dead since 1977 and this CD has been reissued how many times? The general "music public" no longer cares, unfortunately.
CD / Vinyl: 10 most recent news items
Recently Added Shop Items