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Billboard Review 2nd To None

By Billboard, October 17, 2003 | Music
This follow-up to last year's successful "30 #1 Hits" again features a winning collection of 30 hits and important singles spanning the King's career, all remastered from the original tapes. There is no significant drop-off in relevance; if anything, intense classics like "That's All Right," "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Mean Woman Blues," along with early ballads "Love Me," "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" and "Love You," showcase Presley's stature quite nicely. Other cool cuts include attitude-laden "Trouble" and the mightily swinging "I Feel So Bad." Elvis' later career mostly holds up very well, reflected best by the languid "Don't Cry Daddy," "Kentucky Rain," "Always on My Mind" and the powerful live track "An American Trilogy." Extras include "I'm a Roustabout" and a wild Paul Oakenfold remix of "Rubberneckin' " that's more revelation than novelty. This Presley guy could really catch on.

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