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Introducing Elvis

July 17, 2007 | Music
Sony/BMG Canada will release on August 14th a three CD set in a Gold metal box. This set focuses on the early stage of The King's career, and all 30 tracks are taken from the original RCA masters.

From the pressrelease:

Introducing Elvis is a brand new 3 CD collection of original Elvis classics pakaged in a stunning Gold metal box. This set focuses on the early stages of The King's career, and includes many of the songs that helped him breakthrough to the mainstream, like 'Love Me Tender', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Hound Dog', 'Don't Be Cruel' & many more!! All 30 songs are taken from the Original RCA Masters, with no re-recordings or live track filler. Accept no substitutes. This is the King when it all began - young, fresh and ready to take on the world.


CD 1 - Love Me Tender:
1. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 2. Trying To Get To You 3. Love Me 4. 1 Love You Because 5. Paralyzed 6. 1 Want You, I Need You. I Love You 7. Anyplace Is Paradise 8. Too Much 9. I'm Counting On You 10. Love Me Tender

CD2 - Shake, Rattle & Roll:
1. Shake, Rattle & Roll 2. That's All Rlght 3. Blue Suede Shoes 4. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 5. Baby, Let's Play House 6. Hound Dog 7. Long Tall Sally 8. I Got A Woman 9. Mystery Train 10. Blue Moon Of Kentucky

CD3 - Heartbreak Hotel:
1. Heartbreak Hotel 2. Don't Be Cruel 3. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 4. My Baby Left Me 5. I Was The One 6. I Forgot, To Remember To Forget 7. Harbor Lights 8. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 9. Any Way You Want Me 10. Blue Moon
Source:Elvis Information Network
FJE wrote on July 17, 2007
30 tracks on 3 CDs?! I could have fitted more on 1 CD!! What a rip-off. Unless it's going to be sold for a fiver!!
Dorulet wrote on July 17, 2007
Hm... probably they made this compilation for the... gold box ? maybe it's real gold... the gold rush bhas begun... again
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on July 17, 2007
Please tell me more about this Elvis guy,and thanks for introducing me to him,so it seems he only sung in the 50's?
Jerome wrote on July 17, 2007
this is what we call in army terms a counter strike to all those 450 budget releases (that use the 50 stuff)
Mystery Rider wrote on July 17, 2007
oh boy here we go again. But i guess you cant really loose money if it really didnt cost anything, and no thought went into it thus 0 + 0 = o well
stanton wrote on July 17, 2007
Who is this introduction made for? Some people out of space who ain´t heard the name Elvis before and don`t know his songs - or for who is it made, this introduction? What is the introduction`s sense?
Palle wrote on July 17, 2007
Moan, moan, moan, bitch, bitch, bitch, moan, moan, moan, bitch, bitch, bitch
Paul Reno wrote on July 17, 2007
If you were going to introduce Elvis, then surely his 60's and 70's recordings need to be represented? Nice to have a gold box, but he was a diverse perfomer and that should be shown to the public.
Mofoca22 wrote on July 18, 2007
freaken bozo's but the only reason id see this worth anything is if they do at least 2 or 3 more volumes. aka the hollywood years , the comeback years and the final years. then i wouldnt be so dissapointed in this. i could put together better cd's in my sleep heck i have done it. i wish i knew how to release to mass market
Carl wrote on July 18, 2007
It is basically just one year in Elvis' career at RCA, 1956. It includes the RCA releases and re-releases of the released and un-released Sun masters in 1956. You get the A and B sides. A surprise is "Harbor Lights" which was not released in the 1950s. The problem here is that they jumble, scramble, and mix up the releases so that no perspective or sense of musical development is shown. They should have sequenced the recordings chronologically, separating the SUn releases from the RCA releases. Instead, we just get a jumble here that is a mess and creates confusion for new fans. They have Elvis' last two Sun singles and the early RCA singles. Why split up the A and B sides? Why not have "Heartbreak Hotel" with "I Was the One", the original RCA single in 1956? Why split them up? This is basically Elvis releases from 1954 to 1956 in no particular order and with no function. It is just a random jumble of recordings that creates confusion in the new fans. It is arbitrary and random, another meaningless compilation.
aura wrote on July 18, 2007
Indeed, not a set for me (although I have all these songs already),since I prefer ELVIS in the 70's...