Track Listing The Essential Elvis

Here is the track listing for the upcoming 2 CD BMG release "The Essential Elvis Presley" which is due for release on January 9, 2007. Track Listing: Disc 1 That's All Right Baby, Let's Play House Mystery Train Heartbreak Hotel I Was The One Blue Suede Shoes Hound Dog Don't Be Cruel Love Me Tender All Shook Up Peace In The Valley Jailhouse Rock Trouble Fever It's Now Or Never Reconsider Baby Are You Lonesome Tonight? Little Sister Follow That Dream Can't Help Falling In Love Disc 2 Return To Sender Devil In Disguise Bossa Nova Baby Viva Las Vegas Big Boss Man A Little Less Conversation If I Can Dream Memories In The Ghetto Suspicious Minds Don't Cry Daddy Kentucky Rain Polk Salad Annie The Wonder Of You I Just Can't Help Believin' Burning Love Always On My Mind Steamroller Blues Hurt Moody Blue
Source: Elvis World Japan / Updated: Nov 28, 2006 
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2006report abuse
Well said newstar. For this reason (and I am probably alone on this), I am against the FTD Classic album series. I feel these great Elvis albums should be available on CD to the general public and not through FTD. Otherwise, folks will never know some of the great music Elvis made. Yes, right now they only seem to know the hits because thats all you see in the catalog. Unfort, FTD found a golden goose here. A way to make a lot of money on these inflated releases which fans get excited about because of some outtakes & a booklet. The outtakes could have been released on other FTD releases was being done already. That was the purpose of the label to begin with. Right now, the Elvis catalog is in the worst shape its ever been in.
nevstar (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2006report abuse
Hi. Long time reader, first time contributer. When are BMG going to realise that Elvis recorded more than just "Suspcious Minds", "Moody Blue", "In The Ghetto" etc etc etc. There are so many great album tracks that could have appeared on this CD set. Songs like "Lovin' Arms", "Long Black Limousine", "Early Morning Rain", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Anyplace Is Paradise", "I Need You So", "Gently", and so on. I've a horrible feeling that the general record buying public is never going to have a chance to hear and get to appreciate Elvis' larger body of work.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2006report abuse
I agree that Hitstory is the absolute collection that includes all essential chart songs. Nothing else is needed as far as that goes. Yes, this release is solely for the Essential series being done by the label. Its still confusing for the consumer to see so many compilations out there.
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2006report abuse
The chart singles collection mentioned has already been covered with the release of "Hitstory", the 3 CD set. This "Essential" collection is yet another greatest hits package and looks like a short runnig time for dics 1. If it was a full 80 minutes per disc, I might just have bought it for the car or my Walkman or something. As it is, I can always compile my own. Elvis' greatest hits and Chritmas catalogue has now been thrashed to death.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 29, 2006report abuse
This almosts seems like a streamlined version of the Elvis Artists of the Century box set of a few years ago. This is obviously being released to be included in the BMG / Sony Legacy Essential series. There are many artist in the series from Sinatra to Dylan. I wouldn't be surprised to see a Vol . 2 released, since some of the artists with extensive catalogs have two volumes. In my opinion , what we really need is a Complete Chart Hits box set , which would include all of Elvis chart hits in chronological order. That would be a 5 or 6 CD set, and would be the definitive collection.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2006report abuse
The problem with any comp collection is that no matter what songs are included something has to be excluded. Ivariably that means someone's favorite song(s) will be left behind. It's unavoidable. Thus the debate begins. I have all these songs many times over. So, I have no interest in this collection.
RonBaker (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 28, 2006report abuse
All essentials no doubt...all we could hope for would be more..."Treat Me Nice", "One Night" are two that probably should have been there. I would have opted for "Separate Ways" instead of "Polk Salad Annie". Where are "Promised Land", "T-R-O-U-B-L-E", and for Pete's sake "Way Down"?????

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