Love, Elvis CD And Three CD Re-Releases

In honor of the King's 70th birthday, BMG will release the brand new collection Love, Elvis, a CD that brings together twenty-four of Elvis' greatest romantic songs, including a previously unreleased alternate take of "For The Good Times." Written by Kris Kristofferson, "For The Good Times" was take three, recorded March 27, 1972 and forgoing string accompaniment. Love, Elvis, which will be released January 25, also includes classics "Can't Helping Falling In Love," "It's Now or Never" (both with The Jordanaires) "Love Me Tender," and "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You." This collection spans Elvis' entire career, featuring recordings from 1956 to 1977. The release will feature Elvis' most recognisable love songs and is being marketed for Valentine's Day. BMG UK have announced a TV campaign around the release. The jewel-box has a solid opaque red tray and will have the sensational Wertheimer photograph on the cover. The final tracklisting will be available shortly. BMG is also launching a reissue program of Elvis Presley's albums with the January 11 re-releases of Elvis Presley, Elvis and Loving You, the King's first three albums and three of rock ‘n' roll's all time greats. Each release is digitally remastered using DSD Technology for optimum sound and each reissue includes bonus tracks, rare photographs, and original album art. The first rock n' roll album ever to reach no. 1, the March 1956 Elvis Presley includes "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Blue Moon" and the bonus tracks include the hit single "Heartbreak Hotel." Its distinctive album cover, with a black and white picture of a gyrating Elvis and the title written in pink and green, became so iconic that The Clash referenced it on their 1979 'London Calling' LP. Released in October 1956, the No. 1 Elvis, which counts "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," and "Love Me Tender" among its bonus tracks, was Presley's first release conceived as an album in its entirety. Made up of eighteen tracks, Elvis also includes a rare treat, the King's first ever self-accompaniment on piano on "Old Shep," which he had previously sung in 1945 at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. While side one of 1957's No. 1 Loving You was the film's soundtrack, side two featured Elvis singing popular ballads. This reissue includes twenty tracks. Love, Elvis - January 25 Elvis Presley - January 11 Elvis - January 11 Loving You - January 11 Love, Elvis Track List 1. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 2. Can't Help Falling In Love 3. Always On My Mind 4. It's Now Or Never 5. Love Me Tender 6. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 7. Don't 8. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I 9. Any Way You Want Me 10. Surrender 11. Hawaiian Wedding Song 12. Doin' The Best I Can 13. Fever 14. It Hurts Me 15. I Just Can't Help Believin' 16. The Wonder Of You 17. Let It Be Me 18. It's Impossible 19. For The Good Times (previously unreleased) 20. There Goes My Everything 21. And I Love You So 22. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 23. Unchained Melody 24. If I Can Dream Elvis Presley Track List 1. Blue Suede Shoes 2. I'm Counting On You 3. I Got A Woman 4. One-Sided Love Affair 5. I Love You Because 6. Just Because 7. Tutti Frutti 8. Trying To Get To You 9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 10. I'll Never Let You Go 11. Blue Moon 12. Money Honey Bonus Tracks: 13. Heartbreak Hotel 14. I Was the One 15. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 16. Shake, Rattle And Roll 17. My Baby Left Me 18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Track List 1. Rip It Up 2. Love Me 3. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 4. Long Tall Sally 5. First In Line 6. Paralyzed 7. So Glad You're Mine 8. Old Shep 9. Ready Teddy 10. Anyplace Is Paradise 11. How's The World Treating You 12. How Do You Think I Feel Bonus Tracks: 13. Playing For Keeps 14. Too Much 15. Don't Be Cruel 16. Hound Dog 17. Any Way You Want Me 18. Love Me Tender Loving You Track List 1. Mean Woman Blues 2. Teddy Bear 3. Loving You 4. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! 5. Lonesome Cowboy 6. Hot Dog 7. Party 8. Blueberry Hill 9. True Love 10. Don't Leave Me Now 11. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You 12. I Need You So Bonus Tracks: 13. Tell Me Why 14. Is It So Strange 15. One Night Of Sin 16. When It Rains, It Really Pours 17. I Beg Of You (Alternate master) 18. Party (Alternate master) 19. Loving You (Uptempo version) 20. Got A Lot O' Living' To Do! (Finale)
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Nov 20, 2004
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dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2004report abuse
again if you keep buying this so called love songs they will produce them . what we all want is a new updated album and single . where are they ? no excuse not to produce them as they have made enough from them and elvis hasnt released a new song .
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2004report abuse
Jerry i've got one ! One of the greatest songs Elivs ever recorded (in my opinion !) and won't be very well known to the public. ''You Don't Know Me'' studio version. Its outstanding. It was on the 50 Greatest Love Songs but deserves another run out. PS - ''I'll Never Fall In Love Again'' is another classic performance.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2004report abuse
Rob_Irish: I beg to differ. "If I Can Dream" is a love song. It's about love for your fellow human beings. Just as "Old Shep" which appeared on a previous collection is about the love of a boy/man and his dog. Not all love songs are about romantic love. Yes, I agree there are many great love songs mostly unknown to the general public. But if you fill up the collection with those unfamiliar songs they won't buy it. This collection is aimed at them and not guys like you and me who are, generally speaking, familiar with every song Elvis recorded. A love song that I really enjoy that's overlooked/underratted and I hope finds its way onto a love song collection someday is "Angel", from the movie "Follow That Dream".
Do you have a favorite love song that's generally overlooked? that you'd like to see make one of these collections? Have a great day!
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2004report abuse
Jerry, hi again. The thing is though I understand that BMG are greedy little blitters and that is the reason they release the same songs on these compilations. My view is that they should incorporate some of the outstanding love songs unknown to the public alongside the usual hits songs they use. For example why have they stuck in a song that isnt even a love song "If I Can Dream" when they have such a large catalouge of songs to choose from. See! they are quite thick ! If they would begin to slip in other songs such as "Thinking About You" with every compilation then the tunes that the public are familiar with would expand . And That particular song would have made a superb single to promote this love compilation.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2004report abuse
Rob_Irish: I haven't missed the point. The point IS cash.
The reason they use a lot of the same songs over and over is because they are familiar to the general public. The general public loves familiarity. The general public is hard to 'educate". Most of them don't want to be'educated.
They view that as having something rammed down their throats. Besides, the only way to "educate" them is this case would be to spend millions of dollars on an ad blitz.I
personally think that would be great. But that won't happen becuase that cuts down on the profit margin.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2004report abuse
Jerry your missing the point. Thepoint is not too many compilations its that BMG keep using the same songs for the Love comps'. I suppose they couldent give a fiddlers about Elvis really, they just want the cash.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
It's long since I gave up trying to figure out RCA/BMG strategies regarding Elvis releases. Even so, I always welcome an upgrade, soundwise regarding the original albums. As such, ELVIS PRESLEY, ELVIS and LOVING YOU are items I will pick up, if they sound good and sticks to the original cover art. About the LOVE SONG compilation, I would have hoped for even some more effort put into the selection of songs.Why YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is regarded as such a wonderful love song, beats me, compared to a lot of others, maybe not so well known, that could have been included, for a change! And IF I CAN DREAM?? Wouldn't it have been an idea to steer clear of the most greatest hits that already are included in E1/E2?
Still, I'm gonna get it, if only for FOR THE GOOD TIMES outtake!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
Yes, it's about money(greed). Corporations exist to provide employment and make money. That will never change. Yes, we've had love songs before and we'll have it again. Just like we've had country, Christmas, and gospel before. And we'll have them again. That will never change either. We get these themed comps. every few years because they make money. You can express your righteous indignation on websites and/or flood RCA/BMG w/e-mails till hell freezes over and we'll still get these comps. because they are profitable. If you don't want them don't buy them. That wii cut down on the overall profit margin, BUT they will still be profitable. RCA/BMG have done their research. It undoubtedly showed them how many units they can expect to sell, to whom, and in what length of time. You can rest assured that if there no profit to be had we wouldn't be getting these releases. So, save your breath. Sit back, relax, and chill. Buy what you want, skip what you dont. OR skip them all. BUT get used to these themed comps. because there WILL be more of them.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
Well I am for sure not buying any of these releases. With all the time, money and enery put into these over done releases BMG could have produced another chart topper cd based on the new cool image that has been slowely but suerly cultivated over these last few years.
So many great Elvis love songs out there and BMG waste their time repackaging overly used songs again and again, they are so so blind! Ok i'm going to make a list of what should have been included.
1 ) Lovin Arms
2) Thinking About You
3) We Can Make The Morning
4) First In Line
5) Gentle On My Mind
6) True Love Travels On A Gravel Road etc
Jon Carpenter (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
I ain't going to buy it - I am happy to have in my collection "The 50 Greatest Love Songs", so there is no need for me to buy "Love", that is just throwing my money out the window. And I am neither going to buy "Elvis Presley", "Elvis" and "Loving You", quite frankly I was hoping that it would be FTD that would re-release those albums ...man that would have been great, to have everything re-released that was released during Elvis' lifetime, on 7” format cover (like a single or EP), with original front and back cover and booklet and even of course alternative takes - so you could stack them up in order of their original release dates...but BMG seems to be tramping on that dream of mine.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
The free comment is for the LOVE song Cd. This one is for the other releases in January: Promote this CD´s well and they will sell like the wind. This is what Elvis deserves. One question: Will BMG use the original cover art ? I hope so because they are one of the best covers. Maybe a special collectors deluxe edition on LP ? WOW that ´ll be great! Elvisly yours.
miked (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
Tried and tested seems to be BMG watchword sure, there are many great songs on the Love Songs album and I'll buy it but what great opportunity BMG are missing by not issueing an album of slightly less well know greats. as previously mentioned. The next step is love, Mary in the moring, I'm comin' home, We can make the moring etc. and intruducing the public to a less well know side of the King. How often I've introduced friend to these type of songs and they 've been amazed at Elvis' range.
Elvis girl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
i think that they should have included songs such as....Am i ready, We can make the morning, Heart of Rome, All that i am to name but a few...certainly If i can dream is a beautiful and powerful song but it is not a love song.
get real (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
i just wish we could get songs like " we can make the morining" and other lesser known of Elvis' tunes on some of these. Still ill buy all of these c.d.'s
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
I wonder why Ask Me and Indescribably Blue don't make these "Love Song" copmpliations. Both good song ,good performances and chart hits.
mrstats (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2004report abuse
Are the songs remastered from the original master tapes? Is Vic Anesini doing the remastering? If the answer to these questions is yes, this will be a great sonic improvement over prior releases and worth buying.
data (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2004report abuse
I hope that Elvis fans have a big budget they can spend on these (new) albums,you get a new version of a'n old one every day. This is indeed greed, but let's face facts, RCA, BMG have used these tricks during Elvis life and they keep on using it. Even Elvis himself dit'nt know some albums existed. They clame a single is not a good idea because there is'nt money to make with it. Give me a good Elvis single and i buy it, a remix was and stil is a good idea, start promotion for it like they promote Eminem or La Spears or like they keep Madonna on MTV or Michael Jackson. But this is so much easyer, Elvis fans buy everything, shake things up and give them a better sound or alternate take and just feed it to them.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2004report abuse
More Greed! This Love compilitation is ridiculous. The first 3 albums would be fine if they're to be reissued with upgraded sound; no over embelshment of echo. An example is Rip It Up on the album Elvis. To hear the various outtakes as compared to the album version is like night and day. Any new outtakes would have been a better reissue then the same albums over and over. Stop the greed. Give us value for our money.
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2004report abuse
Firstly, I'll be buying all 4 albums. I think the Love, Elvis album is a better effort than 50 greatest love songs, but the could have left off
3. Always On My Mind
9. Any Way You Want Me
10. Surrender
13. Fever
14. It Hurts Me
16. The Wonder Of You
17. Let It Be Me
18. It's Impossible
24. If I Can Dream
and included songs like:
Am I Ready, Tender Feeling, Let's Forget About The Stars, If I'm A Fool For Loving You, The Next Step Is Love, I'm Counting on you, I'll hold you in my heart. The cover is great, one of the best I've seen for an Elvis album. That alone makes it worthwhile. The other 3 albums I have in vinyl but not on cd. Glad I hadn't bought the earlier releases. Looking forward to getting these!
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2004report abuse
Just what the world needed! Great track list BMG wonderful - But how come you missed " Old Shep"? For all us ignorant folks " if I can dream " is about " love for fellow men" - that is why it is on the album. This revelation came to me while I lay dreaming.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2004report abuse
It's just sheer greed at the end of the day. It's not all that long ago we had The 50 Greatest Love Songs, which seems identical to this new release. Of course, nobody puts a gun to your head to buy this stuff, but I do fear that we are coming to the end in terms of new stuff (with the exception of On Tour and CBS 77 etc).
ElvisFanatic316 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2004report abuse
I have to agree with your comments on this upcoming release Rob.Elvis had recorded so many fine Love Songs throughout his illustrious career.I feel that it is a damned shame that more of his obscure Love Songs don't get to see the light of day on CD releases.I have so many songs in my mind that should be released on this CD instead of the same commercial love songs with have been released time and time again.More members of the public should have the opportunity to listen to some of his more obscure love songs.Nobody could put more emotion into a love song than Elvis himself.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 20, 2004report abuse
Look, havent we had this release "Love Elvis" so many times before but with different packaging. As far as im concearned its another chance wasted in introduce fantastic love songs that are not so well known by the public such as " Thinking About You" " The Next Step Is Love" "Never Eniding" etx. I would love to see these and other songs mixed in along side hits in a love compilation such as this. If I Can Dream ? Is this a love song? umm I really dont think so!

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