Elvis Gospel Compilation Due March 23

"Elvis Ultimate Gospel" an RCA compilation of Elvis Presley's gospel hits, will hit stores March 23, featuring such tracks as "Amazing Grace," "Crying in the Chapel" and "How Great Thou Art" according to a pressrelease in Billboard.
Source: Elvis World Japan / Updated: Jan 23, 2004 
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8735 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 2, 2004report abuse
Elvis will never have a end. And I like it and I will buy the compilation. Like Mozart or Haendel or the Adré Prevín works. Elvis has a suprise side
Steve_Moore (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 27, 2004report abuse
I read some of the posts on here with some mild confusion.
I don't post here hardly at all anymore because I feel I'm ignorant of the rules regarding such. I risk another warning to one I recieved last year in just posting this, I have tried to adopt the attitude of ensuring I never got another one by not posting anymore. It was my ignorance of the rules, not a blatent misuse of them. I posted part of a link. Not a link you could use because I omitted the full path but was told that I couldn't place even a part of a link anywhere on here. So anyone who mentions the name of the man we all adore is also doing this.
But I did it, and I got a warning and I deserved it because I broke the rules and I will respect that. If there was a fine I would have paid that as well.
This is someones website, their body of work that they offer for free. This is not located in a country, it is located within the whole world. I worry there is an attitude of "I can say whatever I want in order to voice my opinion." Well I've mentioned this before, it is nothing to do with any rights you may or may not have.
Any Americans in ? What does your constitution say for example ? That you have the right to free speech under the Freedom of Speech within that constitution ? Off course it doesn't say that, never has done either. It refers to it in a "peaceable manner" but that makes it something different altogether. I'm from the UK. Now that's a funny ol' place to be at the best of times. But we have the right over here to wear shoes. There's no law against it. But if you come invited into my home you'll be asked to take them off. I wonder how many would stand there and go on about me breaching their right to wear shoes ?
Please treat this place as if it is an extension of the webmasters' home, please respect their wishes or decline their invitation. At some point the posts to which this is referring may be removed and this may look out of context with what is left. Please ignore this post if that is the case. Peace to all.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2004report abuse
When is it all going to end ? In a years time there will be supposedly even greater sound technology and so on and so on. It will be getting to the point that in 10 years time we will own about 5 versions of the same thing. Of course nobody puts a gun to your head to buy it but I for one will be giving this CD a big thumbs down.
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2004report abuse
Talking about buying songs over and over again...even the general, new, public will have Crying In The Chappel 3(!) times now! -30#1 hits, -Christmas Peace, -Ultimate Gospel.
Isn't this a little bit weird? Please bring out compilations, with everytime other songs...
ElvisDayByDay (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2004report abuse
I don't think the rereleases of the Christmas and Gospel material will have along life on the shelves. They are replaced every one to two years it seems.

When did we get the last gospel release ... a few months back (Christmas Peace). And before that ... in 2000 we got a Christmas compilation, in 2001 we got two compilations and in 2000 we also got six gospel compilations and in 2001 we got another three.

And to continue the list, there also were gospelreleases in 1994 and in 1997, the same goes for the Christmas releases, we got them in 1992, 1994 and 1999. This excudes the CD (re-)releases of the original LP's and the upgrades of those rereleases.
Jeoliverm (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2004report abuse
Aynone has to do whatever wants to do, so buy it or not. JerryNodak has written that this product is for the casual listener, not for the fan, and that this package will stay in the shelf for a long time. I think that maybe too long.
My question is why BMG does again and again almost the same compilation when they could save lots of $ just promoting the old ones? And, what dou you think they could do with those $ saved? I think they could prepare beautiful packages for the regular fans as we are.
No, I won't buy it unless I desperately need anything ''new'' in the moment they release it.
Kenneth (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2004report abuse
i own every 78,45& vinyl records that ELVIS made in the early years including the gospel stuff.point being that i own it all again,only in cd format now.i find it refreshing to hear what '' katelouise'' is saying.yes,it may be all about money,but long time fans of ELVIS like me will always buy whatever is released,no matter the cost.if that makes me a sucker,then thats just what i want to be.long live the KING.
Andreas (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2004report abuse
Encouraging people not to buy the new gospal compilation is totally wrong, it's some of Elvis' strongest material, he only ever won grammies for his gospal stuff. Has the track listing been released yet? I hope they go for more of the seventies gospal stuff, and hope to finally see "Padre" released on a gospal cd, and some more rehearsal, unwinding after concert sessions Elvis did.
Patrick68 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2004report abuse
ccrider, if you read my post all the way through, i said that katelouise could buy anything she wants that it is HER RIGHT, I was just making an observation. And that IS MY RIGHT. It is a free country.
ccrider (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2004report abuse
Patrick68 you are the one that's pathetic, singling out an individual just because she's happy about a forthcoming release that you don't agree with! Live and let live people! You might have noticed Elvis is dead and so there will be very little chance of new material! All we can expect is repackaged compilations for the casual fans and rare (ish) outtakes and live shows on the FTD label for collectors. BMG are trying to reach a balance between the casual fan and the collector. Not everything is geared for you to buy! Say a youngster who has only a passing interest in Elvis buys the Ultimate Gospel release and it encourages them to look into more of Elvis' work, isn't that worth it? If all that BMG released was of interest only to current fans and collectors then how long before Elvis becomes forgotten? It was yet another best of collection release that got me into Elvis many years ago and now I buy everything that is released. That is MY CHOICE.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2004report abuse
It's my right to buy what's available and I'm buying it. Yes, I have all the other gospel compilations, but they're all different with different track selection and running order. I'm never in the mood for the same one twice. Gospel & Christmas product doesn't need to chart high or sell millions the first few weeks of release. They have a long shelf life and keep selling year after year. They're a sure thing. Anything else is a big gamble. Yes, It is about MONEY. That's why companies are in business. I bought "Christmas Peace", and I'm glad I did. The sound was much improved over past compilations(IMO).
stu (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2004report abuse
Having survived the "barren" 80's with nothing to look forward to, I say at this exciting time, with so much great product on the horizon, ENJOY! 2004 is going to be another GREAT year for the King! OK, a Gospel compilation may seem like too much repetition but, BMG will have done market research before deciding to go ahead with this project. Gospel is a large and growing market and Elvis is leading the way. To EJF re the sound quality on the 3 CD set (Peace In The Valley), I happened to listen to disc one today and thought it sounded crystal clear. Apart from "Life," (even Elvis said it goes on "as long as life itself") I loved every second of it! Some of the other tracks included although not sounding as clear, provide valuable and brilliant historic insight into Elvis' creativity. I think the set was worth every penny.
Colin B (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
Lighten up folks ! This release is for the general public, not the fans. Christmas & Gospel compilations are sure-fire sellers. But they need repackaging frequently to keep the customers buying. This is just another compilation to keep the casual buyer interested. The real collectors' stuff is coming later !
James69 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
I can't wait! Yeah right....I'm keeping my $$$ for something worth my while. Like Aloha & 68 Comeback DVD's, if they ever come out.
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
WOW! Another Gospel compilation! So what's special about it? Does it include ALL Gospel songs Elvis recorded? Does it have the sound E1 and E2 have, with optimal pitch, equalization, amplitude etc? One is directed to the excellent elvisrecordings.com site to find out the mess BMG do on remastering Elvis' catalogue. I bought the Amazing Grace 2CD set as soon as it came out only to find poor sound. Then I purchased the 3CD set "Peace In the Valley" hoping for an improvement only to find even worse sound. Even the Easter Special FTD release suffers from poor sound on most tracks. So why should I buy another rehash of the same songs which I own a hundred times? The same goes for the Christmas songs which I too own on countless CDs and albums. I have just ordered the "Christmas Peace" CD hoping to get the best versions soundwise but according to Joliverma it seems I am going to be dissapointed and going to end up with another rip off!! Come on BMG, I will gladly buy ALL Elvis' catalogue again if only you can manage to get it right for once.
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
What about the title...ultimate gospel...sure...great and original! Sounds like an old camden lp.
Patrick68 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
It is because of fans like katelouise that BMG is releasing this cd. She says she will buy things 100 times over...That is her right, but it is pathetic. I have every Gospel release conceivable, but this time I will NOT BUY, not this time, BMG is starting to laugh in the fans faces....
Pharamond (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
It's the same old song. No money for promotion, but there is money to bring out the same things over and over again.
I say it once again one good promoted album a year that is what we need and a single to go with it. For the fan that needs to have every take of the same song there is the FTD label. Keep it that way.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
I will be buying it, because I love Elvis Gospel music. But after this, it will be a while before I buy anymore Gospel releases without something new on the album..
Katelouise (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
I will definately be buying the album. Even if I have got every song on it on other albums. If it wasn't for the record labels pushing more albums out then Elvis will be forgotten. There may be some people out there who are first time Elvis buyers and may like it. I bought the Christmas Peace album and also thought that it was great! Anything Elvis is fine with me 100 times over!! Long live the King
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
I ain't waiting for this one either...Ok we have FTD, but even the general public isn't waiting for this thing...there are to many! Christmas Peace for excample didn't sell that good...the older released sold much better, strange thing Elvis in the charts with several christmas cd's...with all the same material!
Stacey75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
I for one ain't touching it. I'm sick of Gospel compilations, unless their is unreleased material, this cd will stay in the stores as far as I'm concerned. Please boycott this useless release!
Jeoliverm (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
I bought Christmas Peace last december, expecting a wonderful and a brilliant sound. I got none of that (ok, it's just my opinion) so there's only one reason to buy next gospel compilation: the need of buying Presley items. I think I won't do it this time and will save few bucks (euros in fact) for next DVD releases. Will I wait such a long time without nothing new of Elvis? I hope I will, 'cos between today and the next summer/autum DVD releases there will be more FTD soundtracks.
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
Don't buy this one Tim. BMG's priority is what it's always been -- and what its stockholders insist on -- making money. Gospel sells!
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2004report abuse
God! I have already bought ten Gospel compilations. Is there anything special to this one? Is it really necessary? Shouldn't RCA have better priorities?

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