Quickpoll ELV1S 30 #1 Hits SE

A large number of fans weren't waiting for the Special Edition of 30 #1 Hits: 62% of 564 voters said 'no' to the question "Do we need 30 #1 Hits SE?'. The new question is about the successor of the successor (does that make it a grandchild?). The working title for E3, as it was called until now, is 'Anthology'... the question will be obvious: Do we need it?
Updated: Dec 9, 2003 
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Been (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 15, 2003report abuse
Paolo Andrea Naples, Good, very good! I enjoy to be with Elvis for 40 minutes. Listen to all the rehearsal at the start and all the alternate takes then keeping my eyes shut make me feel like I was there at that time but… here comes the “black mole”… yes because I was relaxing on my sofa waiting for his voice version of “In the ghetto” …I was waiting for it from the start folks! …and I couldn’t believe to my ears when after a minute and teen seconds the fade away was start. I become angry by listen to that, is like someone come while you’re watching a show, and without saying anything he start to bring the stage curtains down!! who can make such a deplorable thing? BMG I guess and I don’t think Elvis will agree on these marketing politics, I think he loved his fans and he never consider them only as a marketing target, he always wanted to “…make them happy” BMG, with these kinds of thing …you didn’t make them happy! Anyway people, forget about the faded out “In the getto” and enjoy all the rest Paolo Andrea Naples
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2003report abuse
Such a difficult task choosing 30 songs. I bet all 3,000 people who took part in poll had each had completely different set listings. If its a 50 year anniversary special, the set has to kick off with Thats All Right Mama. My own personal favourites include You Don't Know Me, And I Love You So, It Hurts Me, Hurt, Are You Lonesome Tonight (famous laughing version), J B Goode, Blue Christmas, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Solitaire, Never Fall In Love Again, Don't Think Twice, Memories etc. The list would go on and on and on. Tough task !!
Elvis Express (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2003report abuse
On our website, we held a survey to see what the fans wanted on E3 and with over 3000 fans responding these 31 tracks are the top choices.
01. Baby, Lets Play House/ 02. Mystery Train/ 03. My Baby Left Me/ 04. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do/ 05. Baby I Don’t Care/ 06. Fever/ 07. The Girl of my Best Friend/ 08. Such A Night/ 09. Reconsider Baby/ 10. (Such An) Easy Question/
11. Suspicion/ 12. Long Lonely Highway/ 13. C'mon Everybody/ 14. Memphis Tennessee/ 15. Love Letters/ 16. Guitar Man/ 17. Edge Of Reality/ 18. Stranger In My Own Home Town/ 19. Any Day Now/ 20. Polk Salad Annie/ 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water/ 22. I Just Can't Help Believin'/ 23. Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On/ 24. It's Only Love/ 25. Steamroller Blues/ 26. My Boy/ 27. How Great Thou Art/ 28. I Can Help/ 29. T-R-O-U-B-L-E/ 30. My Way
remix/ 31. Patch It Up (Remix)
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 11, 2003report abuse
LYG could work well as a remix, I agree. I can't agree with the inclusion of Runaway on E3. It's a poor performance compared to the classic original and has no place on an album designed to highlight Elvis' enormous talent to a new audience. There are so many hidden gems that RCA could choose from. It's Midnight, You'll Think of Me, Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues, It Hurts Me - the list is huge. The album of course needs one key song for promotional purposes. When was the last time you bought an album by another artist without knowing a single track? Another successful remix single could achieve the necessary promotion.
Andreas77 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 10, 2003report abuse
Seeing Marco Aurelio's thoughts on an E3 really made my day. He got the remix down - L.Y.G. and the right version - Comeback 68. This is exactly the type of music that both dominate the charts and show Elvis at his peak. BMG even got the music video ready for this one! When I play this song to my friends - I'm 24 so I still have some credibility among the young ones - they all love it. Of course, nobody believes that this can be Elvis, the music is too contemporary and his voice is too mature they say. This leads me to my next argument; Elvis latter period (roughly 67-77) must be brought out to the public. Songs from these years are almost always perceived as the best amongst fans (witness different polls in various EP-clubs, notably Elvis Information Network), yet BMG has chosen not to emphasize these in their marketing strategy. I would like a beautiful picture of Elvis from, say, 68-73 on the cover. It’s evident that Elvis between 67 and 73 is much more relevant in terms of his fashion and looks. I mean, the 70's and late 60's is what's in, and it seems to be a lasting trend. The 50s Elvis and especially mid 60s Elvis looks outdated, still this is the Elvis BMG always pushes. Secondly, although I'm very impressed with all the song proposals mentioned by Marco, let med add a couple: What Now My Love, My boy, Any Day Now, Let it Be Me etc. An effective marked campaign on top of this and E3 could - quite possibly - surpass E2nd to none.
Marco Aurelio (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2003report abuse
I´ll like the E3, as they are saying. I´d like to see such songs included: Polk Salad Annie, Bridge Over Troubled Water, I Beg Of You, Runaway, Sweet Caroline, You´ve Lost That Loving Feeling, I´ve Got A Thing About You Baby, Hi Heel Sneakers, Let Yourself Go, Power Of My Love and many, many others. As you can see, if we have part of these songs, there would be different songs in an album to be released all over the world. People would see this part of his career. I agree with Joelmin, let´s work in a pop/rock album. This would attract more and more fans.
ONE QUESTION: Will BMG release another remix this next year ? My suggestion is: LET YOURSELF GO (68 Comeback Version). Happy Christmas and Happy New Year for Everybody!
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2003report abuse
for 2004 BMG should concentrate on a pop/rock'n'roll album from the 50's/early 60's. No country, no ballads. Just old afshion rock'n'roll. Show the world why ELV1S was crowned the K1NG!! We hav ehad more than enough cocktail albums!!
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2003report abuse
I think E3 is important. We are approaching the 50th anniv of 'That's All Right', and BMG, has to come up with something creative and innovative. Keeping the fans happy and attracting the new fans, and potential fans should be the goal in their song selection and marketing campaign.
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 9, 2003report abuse
Yes, I think E-3 is a good idea. Using Elvis' lesser known songs remastered from the session tapes in a CD promoted to the general public is in everybody's best interest (fans and BMG). Among the songs I'd like to see included are "It Hurts Me," "Memphis, Tennessee," "(Such An) Easy Question," "Just Pretend," and the list goes on and on.

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