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Friday Chart Updates

August 17, 2007 | Music
One day after it's release, the new album "The Dutch Collection", a compilation compiled on the top 5's of 10.000 Dutch fans, enters the Dutch Album midweek Charts at # 11. On the Backcatalogue Top 50 the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation remains #50.

On the Irish Single Top 50 "Heartbreak Hotel" is a new entry at #19 while "Suspicious Minds" enters the chart at #22. On the Irish Album Top 100 "The King" is the highest new entry at #3 with the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation reentering at #70. The "Icons" budget compilation drops off the chart. And finally. on the Music DVD Top 10 the documentary "Destination Vegas" is the highest new entry at #7.

The late Friday update on the UK midweek sales is that "Elvis The King" album is #1 with 800 copies ahead of the # 2 one by Kate Nash so it is still touch and go for a a possible # 1. The single "Suspicious Minds" is currently around the # 15 position. However, it jumped 15 positions in two days from #30 on Wednesday (day of release).
Shakingruud wrote on August 18, 2007
The Dutch Collection contains some great outtakes, such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, My Way and Kiss Me Quick, but there are no details in the booklet....
Rob Wanders wrote on August 20, 2007
The soundquality is superb, I've never heard songs like "Polk salad", "Kiss me quick", "Kentucky rain"and "Suspicion" and specially "My way" sounded any better. Great sound. "My way" is really beautiful. Its the "In Concert" version. Something to dream of how the In Concert-project would sound when it's done like My way. I was hoping that "Mountain" would come from "In Concert" but it's the "Aloha"-version. So, a really nice compilation 0f 49 songs. 49 because I do not understand why a song like "wooden heart" has been chosen (I know, by the dutch fans) and on number 13 even; that high? Do people really consider this a better song than for example "Blue moon" or "Mystery train" or "Reconsider baby", or "I've lost you, or "Way down' to mention just a few? A real minor-thing is the (lack of ) information about the songs. In 1 or 2 sentences they could have given some information about the song. About every song you can tell something. They don't mention the length of the song and the biggest mistake is they do not mention the date of recording (not even the year). We read: Suspicious minds, p 2002, Always on my mind p 1972, In the ghetto p 2002, Are you lonesome tonight, p 1980 etc. Oh yes; after some songs (for example: I just can't help believing") they write: recorded prior to 1972) Ridiculous. This is really a big mistake. But the music is great (well, 49 songs out of 50)
Shakingruud wrote on August 20, 2007
I´m not sure My Way is the In Concert version. The piano intro is much longer and Elvis talks( at the In Concert version) a bit in the beginning such in terms as: I have to read it if you don´t mind ( the lyrics) etc. Its all gone, so perhaps this is a differend version??
Rob Wanders wrote on August 21, 2007
you're right ShakingRuud. I listened again to it and it's the same version as appeared on the "Elvis Platiunum - a life in music" cdbox; recorded 25th of April 1977. So not the "In Concert" version, but still wonderful soundquality, more or less how "In Concert' would sound when they will upgrade it.