The Country Side Of Elvis

The Country Side Of Elvis (cover)
Released: 2001/11/06 by BMG
Rating: 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
After listening we can't say anything else than "It's a damned good collection!". A very pleasant 2CD set, with as biggest pro that the songs are put in chronological order, almost.

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Obviously the success of Time Life's country collection inspired BMG to release "The Country Side Of Elvis". Another collection directed for a broad audience and not the avid Elvis-fan. Design The cover art for this new collection is simple but tasteful. A few expected pictures from "Love Me Tender", " Stay Away, Joe" and "Charro!" decorate the liner notes by Colin Escott. As usual with Escott's contributions it's solid and pretty interesting for a general audience, but nothing new to most fans. Content Of course we can debate about the inclusion (e.g. " T-R-O-U-B-L-E") and exclusion (e.g. "Gentle On My Mind") of songs, but that would not make much sense. BMG doesn't claim this to be "The Complete Country Collection" (maybe they save that for later), so we focus on what is actually included. After listening we can't say anything else than "It's a damned good collection!". A very pleasant 2CD set, with as biggest pro that the songs are put in chronological order, almost. The result is that the second CD contains songs from the seventies only, which gives it a more balanced feel, since Elvis' voice didn't change much, like it did before. Conclusion Again, this is not aimed for the fans, but those that like Elvis' country flavoured songs will enjoy it nonetheless.
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Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 27, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsDespite the negativity parade below, this is clearly a top-shelf country & western collection. There have been several other country comps ("Country Songs" and the recent "genre set known as "Country") but this remains a great value for the money. Surely some country fans not hip to Elvis' country chops will lap up this two-CD set - when it came be found, that is.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 1, 2007report abuse
1 Starsave your money, and you can get your own Long Black Limousine.