Just released is a five CD series with the European public domain tracks, now including tracks like "Jailhouse Rock". The CDs are entitled "Just Because", Love Me Tender", All Shook Up", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Jailhouse Rock".
Elvis Presley 5 CD BoxFebruary 23, 2008 | Music Source:Elvis Corner
JerryNodak wrote on February 24, 2008
Here we go again. More of the same old, same old. Thanks to much of Elvis' '50s music falling into the public domain in Europe, every man and his dog is flogging Elvis' catalogue worse than RCA and the "Colonel" ever did. I'm sure there's even more yet to come.
RonBaker wrote on February 24, 2008
I think that the impact of Elvis' music will lessen as more cheap knock-offs happen. I enjoy sitting down and listening to the original albums (vinyl or cd) in the original running order. Having tracks scattered all over the place dilutes the 'magic' of the album experience. In a couple of years there will be the 'Elvis Is Back' tracks mingling with "Old Shep" on the same album. We old-timers (I'm 55) know how great the original albums are...new kids who may only pick up a knock-off cd aren't going to get more than a clue. If composers get 75 years on a copyright...why can't recording artists?
Jerome wrote on February 24, 2008
at which supermarket are they available?..
CharlieRogers wrote on February 25, 2008
Did no-one else see the Elvis News article "Copyright Protection for European Performers To Be Increased"? Although the article states "it is not yet clear what this could mean for the performers like Elvis Presley from countries outside the EU" it is at least a big step in the right direction. If the law applies to EU performeres surely it should be a small step to apply it to artists from outside the EU. I live in hope anyway as all of these out-of-copyright "new" Elvis albums are not doing Elvis' legacy any good; they'll be giving them away with cornflakes next!
DeLorean wrote on February 25, 2008
If only the original albums were out there in stores to purchase - in the UK anyway. If I want a title such as "Elvis Is Back" you can't buy it.