The King

Sony Music (Columbia Europa) will release a 3CD set with the original title "Elvis Presley - The King".

Tracklisting

CD 1:
Blue Suede Shoes - Joshua Fit The Battle - Don´t Be Cruel - Rip It Up - Rock A Hula Baby - Heartbreak Hotel - (There´ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) - I Will Be Home Again - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - All Shook Up - I Believe - If We Ever Meet Again

CD 2:
Jailhouse Rock - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - Love Me Tender - Young Dreams - Mystery Train - Can´t Help Falling In Love - Hound Dog - You´re A Heartbreaker - Summer Kisses Winter Tears - Young And Beautiful - Blue Moon

CD 3:
Tutti Frutti - Thats All Right - Shake Rattle And Roll - Blueberry Hill - True Love - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - It´s Now Or Never - Fever - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Pocketfull Of Rainbows - Surrender

Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Updated: Oct 19, 2012
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Reactions

Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2012report abuse
Actually, I would suggest an alternative line up to Sony: CD 1: Blue Moon - Blueberry Hill - Blue Suede Shoes (makes sense does it?)- When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - and then whatever comes to mind...
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2012report abuse
There's still a market for this compilations. But why complains. if i see how many fans buy the real rip-offs like the
elvis forever serie and all the other cd's from labels as Hard Luck, Oldies but Goodies, Shake, ect. But almost nobaody complains about these CRAP. This one is the same. Just because there are fans who's collect every single release what comes out. And that's why they keep coming. And yes they should be more careful with his legacy. they did a good job in the 90's. But some cd's are also not good. Good time as example. you can hear a big click in Loving Arms, a lot of hiss, sound is very soft. And there are more cd's. But still a good job. especially the boxsets. And the essential serie ( read: Pre- FTD). But we must say, the techniscs are improved. But this release is a completely rip-of. And what's the reason to make this compilation. this is a real pot luck release So Sony Stop this now.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2012report abuse
I think that is a great idea from Deano where Sony could make tracks or whole albums available for downloading at a dollar a track or whatever at their own website. Just a little promotion here and there, and we could have something that was vibrant, relevant, and good for their coffers.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2012report abuse
Just a thought and the reason for Sony releasing such material, as this is out of copyright, does that mean Sony do not have to pay royalties to the EPE estate on UKand EU sales? If so, that may answer a question.....
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2012report abuse
I agree 100% with SteveV on this one. In the 90's, all of his original LP's (non-soundtrack) were treated with respect and we were treated to great box sets such as the 50's, 60's and 70's box sets. It has really been down hill since the "2nd to None" cd. I am ok with FTD releasing expanded versions of his original LP's with outtakes, but why can't the originals be availabe too? I still think Sony should just produce a website where you can download any version of any Elvis song or any soundboard recording of any concert they have. They could charge a $1.00 a track or $10 for any LP or concert. Do we really need booklets and liner notes of information and pictures that we have read and seen a hundred times over? They could still release the expensive sets like "Boy From Tupelo" etc, but for those of us who care about his music first and foremost, just give us access to the best remastered and original versions of his songs.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2012report abuse
I remember steve,the stores use to have all the original releases,ftd started out fine then decided you know what elvis fans will buy what they have and at a hefty price. Compilations of elvis are pointless. Ftd has very little that i would be interested in,as far as insulting a legacy.how about the 76,77 soundboards? Do you really think this is what he would want put out there.but thats right this means im not a fan,i think some are not fans just fanatics who need to venture into other artists etc,and understand theres enough elvis stuff to enjoy already.
Mr Cool (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2012report abuse
For sure this kind of set is not for the fans but rather the casual buyer who buys the cheap out of copyright budget releases. Dont blame Sony for wanting a slice of that market, if anything, blame the 50 year copyright law which allows anyone to release these tracks. On the plus side the 1992 50's box set is now available for just over a tenner.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2012report abuse
The label was doing a great job with the catalog in the 90's, releases made sense, studio LPs were kept in circulation with extra cuts, just what you expected for an artist like Elvis. Even the movie songs were treated with dignity with the double features and the 60's boxset. Comps were kept to minimum with the great 50's, 60's 70's, gospel and Christmas sets. Now if I may ask, Sony What Happened? Yeah I know CDs are not what they were 20 years ago, but the catalog is a total mess and to get a normal studio album now, you need to go the FTD route. Somethng is seriously wrong. Can anyone remember when Moody Blue came out and it included the Blvd LP as well for a single disc price? Just goes to show the greed involved now and for a dying market no less! I'm done buying Elvis.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2012report abuse
I agree with all the sentiments expressed here and would like to ask someone at Sony as to why do you do this. I obviously know the answer is money but how much can really be made with, and as a result of these releases, and surely there must be a better way to keep his name in the recording scene in 2012.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2012report abuse
it saddens me to think that after all the good work done in the 90s that it was slowly unravelled over the last ten years or so. I like SteveV would like to see the Elvis catalogue treated with the same respect as the Beatles. We were almost there. Comps ike this just aren't needed. There were enough during the kings lifetime.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
Looks like all of these songs could fit on one CD without compression. So much for trying to keep the planet green.
john804 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
Until Sony stops putting out all of these releases ELVIS will never reach the top of the charts again in the immediate future. I guess it will take another 28 years for ELVIS to be number one again. Thanks a lot, Sony!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
Ridiculous comp. Although I like gospel music, they belong on gospel albums for when you want to listen to that type of music. Totally agree with Natha they should not mix. I mean Blue Suede Shoes followed by Joshua Fit The Battle? Who is in charge these day, Scatter the Chimp? No, he is probably smarter than this.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
Well, Buffalo-Horn, I am one of those guys you are referring to. I never liked those gospel songs. Yes, Ibought them in order to keep my collection complete, but the albums as such were hardly ever played. Lately I can bear up listening to those songs, just because of his beautiful voice. Those songs are at the bottom of my list.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
steveV from your mouth to their ears ..... one day ...
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
Herman makes a very good point, at best the tracks would certainly fit on no more than 2 CDs! Regarding mixing gospel & pop songs, I think it's fair to say Elvis & RCA have always done this. I remember "Peace in the Valley" coming out amidst all his other early RnR EPs & thinking 'What the heck is this?" I remember as a preteen being slightly embarrassed to listen to it with others, & 3 years on non-Elvis friends used to joke about the title of "His Hand In Mine". I'm really not sure that hardened Teddy Boys actually bought these gospel offerings! Now they are 70ish maybe they'll actually buy this CD!!
Herman (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
All the 3 discs could be on one cd !
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
RCA should stick to the "Legacy series" and put out quality albums at the nice price.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
OMG ! Always El.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
Steve V Actually it was a bit of sarcasm on my part. I did not appreciate your comment about the neighbors cat. Are you demeaning my feline friends? You should put your short hands in your deep pockets & make a tidy donation to the ASPCA for that hurtful remark.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
oldscudder - I think you know the answer to your question. It may make an additional $10 dollars for the label for those that need to have every release in their collection. My neighbor's cat can make a better comp than this!
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
Why is this needed?
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
Hello, I do hope the compiler of this release makes a speedy recovery in rehab and is back with their loved ones as soon as possible.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
King of the comps status continues! And this one doesnt even make musical sense! Elvis will NEVER have the respect of The Beatles with these types of releases,
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
Hodge Podge is an understatement! This is just out and out garbage. Not the songs per se, but the actual
sequence of religious songs & rock 'n roll. They don't make for a listenable experience... No continuity at all.
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
What a hotch-potch track list! But maybe this is aimed for Justin Bieber fans who may discover what a versatile singer Elvis was.

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