This brand new collection features the 711 Elvis recordings released during his lifetime. Each song has been digitally remastered for optimal quality and arranged into 36 unique volumes. You’ll get everything from Elvis’ first record "That’s All Right," to his first #1 hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," his biggest hit, "Don’t Be Cruel," and even the last Elvis recording before he went off to serve his country in the Army, "I Got Stung." It’s all here in the Complete Masters Collection. Receive your first three CDs, a free Collector’s Keepsake 45 RPM record and custom-designed display case for only $39.95 plus $10 shipping & handling! You will then automatically receive 3 CDs per month for just $16.65 per CD. Or you can save over $100 by ordering the entire collection today for $489.00, plus $10 shipping & handling.
VOLUME 1: Songs Of The Fifties
1. That's All Right
2. Heartbreak Hotel
3. I Was The One
4. Don't Be Cruel
5. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
6. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
7. My Wish Came True
8. Doncha' Think It's Time
9. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
10. I Got Stung
VOLUME 2: Songs Of The Sixties
1. It's Now Or Never
2. Blue Hawaii
3. Good Luck Charm
4. (You're The) Devil In Disguise
5. What'd I Say
6. I'm Yours
7. How Great Thou Art
8. I'll Remember You
9. In The Ghetto
10. Kentucky Rain
VOLUME 3: Songs Of The Seventies
1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
2. Love Letters
3. Patch It Up
4. We Can Make The Morning
5. Where Do I Go From Here
6. Burning Love
7. It's A Matter Of Time
8. Raised On Rock
9. Promised Land
10. Bringin' It Back
VOLUME 4: Christmas With Elvis
1. Blue Christmas
2. White Christmas
3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
4. Silent Night
5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
8. I'll Be Home For Christmas
9. If Every Day Was Like Christmas
10. It Won't Seem Like Christmas
11. If I Get Home On Christmas Day
12. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees
13. Merry Christmas Baby
14. Silver Bells
15. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day
16. On A Snowy Christmas Night
17. Winter Wonderland
18. O Come, All Ye Faithful
19. The First Noel
20. The Wonderful World Of Christmas
VOLUME 5: Complete Aloha From Hawaii Concert
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. See See Rider
3. Burning Love
5. You Gave Me A Mountain
6. Steamroller Blues
7. My Way
8. Love Me
9. Johnny B. Goode
10. It's Over
11. Blue Suede Shoes
12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
13. I Can't Stop Loving You
14. Hound Dog
15. What Now My Love
17. Welcome To My World
18. Suspicious Minds
19. Introductions By Elvis
20. I'll Remember You
21. Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
22. An American Trilogy
23. A Big Hunk O' Love
24. Can't Help Falling In Love
25. Blue Hawaii
27. No More
28. Hawaiian Wedding Song
29. Early Mornin' Rain
VOLUME 6: Heartache
1. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
3. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
4. Starting Today
5. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
6. Anything That's Part Of You
7. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
9. She's Not You
10. They Remind Me Too Much Of You
11. What Now, What Next, Where To
12. Blue River
13. It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)
14. I've Lost You
15. When I'm Over You
16. I Will Be True
17. Love Me, Love The Life I Lead
18. Thinking About You
19. Mr. Songman
20. Woman Without Love
VOLUME 7: Complete 1968 Comeback Special
1. Trouble/Guitar Man
2. Medley: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy/Baby, What You Want Me To Do/Heartbreak Hotel/Hound Dog/All Shook Up/Can't Help Falling In Love/Jailhouse Rock/Love Me Tender
3. Where Could I Go But To The Lord/Up Above My Head/Saved
4. Blue Christmas/One Night
5. Tiger Man
7. Medley: Nothingville/Big Boss Man/Guitar Man/Little Egypt/Trouble/Guitar Man
8. If I Can Dream
VOLUME 8: Country Roots
1. I Love You Because
2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
3. I'll Never Let You Go
4. How's The World Treating You
5. Old Shep
6. Your Cheatin' Heart
7. A Fool Such As I
8. It's A Sin
9. Just Call Me Lonesome
10. You Don't Know Me
11. I'm Movin' On
12. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
13. After Loving You
14. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
15. Little Cabin On The Hill
16. I Really Don't Want To Know
17. Faded Love
18. Tomorrow Never Comes
19. Make The World Go Away
20. Green, Green Grass Of Home
21. Are You Sincere
VOLUME 9: Rhythm & Blues
1. My Baby Left Me
2. So Glad You're Mine
3. Anyplace Is Paradise
4. Tell Me Why
5. When It Rains, It Really Pours
6. Ain't That Loving You Baby
7. A Mess Of Blues
8. It Feels So Right
9. Like A Baby
11. Reconsider Baby
12. I Feel So Bad
14. Down In The Alley
15. Big Boss Man
16. Hi-Heel Sneakers
17. U. S. Male
18. Stranger In My Own Home Town
19. Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off Of It
20. If You Don't Come Back
21. Just A Little Bit
22. Shake A Hand
VOLUME 10: Live In Las Vegas
1. Blue Suede Shoes
2. Johnny B. Goode
3. All Shook Up
4. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
5. Hound Dog
6. I Can't Stop Loving You
7. My Babe
8. Mystery Train/Tiger Man
How many times we get a digitally remastered That's allright Mama and all the other songs. I won't be buying it, if they miss Dominic on the tracklist ;-)
I cant wait for this collection, agree about Thats All Right though
Is that the "Complete works" promised by Sony ?
Interesting song groupings! Re "Dominic", I don't think this was released during his lifetime. And it has to be said that with few exceptions, anything Elvis sang had some merit, even 'Dominic'! 'Critics' drone on & on about the soundtrack songs, but have a listen to the "filler" tracks on Cliff's soundtracks for instance, & you'll realise just what a great voice Elvis had!!
CD 1, 2 and 3: 10 songs in each compact... Oh my God !
When you look at the track listing for each of these discs, it's incredible how many amazing performances are on each. Even as far as the soundtracks, I am sure everyone can find a few winners on there. That's why were still here 30 + years after his passing. Although I agree, the whole "remastered" lingo is getting a bit overused. Will I buy it - I doubt it since I've already purchased all of these songs numerous times already. However, I will continue to buy the classics on FTD just for the session outtakes and the undubbed masters.
Where's "Dominic?" Did my eyes just miss it running through the track list? Also, "Live From Memphis" doesn't contain all the songs. Bummer.
With box sets like these and we all have many in our collections over the years why do they (Franklin) give each disc a 'silly name'...just look at some of them and you will see what i mean.Also why cannot the track listing be in the order they were released and not a compo style disc,this would give the general listener or fan a chance to listen to the developement of how music changed through the years,not that we need reminding.Each track has been 'REMASTERED'....how many times will this be used on projects like these and in the future......to be perfectly honest we have enough releases through the years which are just as good and sometimes it's nice to listen to a old vinyl and the sound of the era......remember mono??....Not sure if this is for me as i would prefer to spent my money on material i still need,concerts etc....but would not be surpised if one day i end up with it in the collection.
At the price they're charging this isn't likely to be bought by any general fan. This will be bought by FANS well aquainted with his music and how it developed. I like the idea of themed discs. It gives the music a 'fresh' feel instead of the same old he walked into SUN and recorded... followed by... Then he left Sun and went to RCA and recorded...followed by... I've been listening to Elvis since '56. I know the chronology. I find that approad boring!
I'm looking at the pictures on the discs. All images Iv'e seen many times before. For the price they charge couldn't they provide unreleased pictures? I think it's an expensive bloated item. Only those fans that are unnaturally obsessed with the King will buy it.
As a die-hard Elvis fan (since mid sixties) you might not expect this from me, but I only discovered the elvis CDs in 2002! I could lay my hands on the 50 CD set. I was thrilled as until that moment I had only LPs and a few cassettes (home made). Yes I was out of the West for some time. Maybe some other people will discover Elvis, or like me realise that they can collect the whole official works. But I am not so sure the sales will be spectacular. The 50 CD box was originally released a long long time ago (mine = second hand). I still meet a number of old fans who do not realise what has been released in the last 10 years. So . . . it may meet the need of not unnaturally obsessed fans. And yes Jerry Nodak, the theme-idea is much better.
I'm not honestly seeing a lot here that would cause me to rush out and grab this. The accompanying book is only 25 pages, which is miniscule for a project of this magnitude. Since these are the masters released during Elvis' lifetime, how does that bode for the Elvis Country tracks? Will they be sans the fade-ins/fade-outs or will they be "clean" masters? At least one of the Sun tracks ("Tomorrow Night") appears to have mid-60s overdubs. Also, "Unchained Melody" was not part of the Graceland sessions. The only plus would be that some of the soundtrack songs may actually sound better than the FTD releases of the same songs. But, honestly, does it really matter how good "Petunia, the Gardner's Daughter" sounds? Is it really worth 500 bucks for you to have it (along with "Clambake", "Confidence", "Chesay", etc) in "optimum sound quality"? It seems to me that a huge opportunitiy was missed with this collection.
The worst is yet to come!
If you think this is the worst release, I had to disappoint you, it’s just beginning. 2010 will be the biggest Elvis year we have ever seen, commercially and maybe last big Elvis year for a long time. At the end of the year most of us will be exhausted, fed up and broke by all the merchandise, books and recordings to be released, official und unofficial. All that care about Elvis image as an serious Artist will be suffer from great pain all year long,
Back to the topic! Wow, twice as expensive as a Beatles Box Set, but nearly 3 times more CDs, that’s what I call a bargain. This is typical Franklin Mint kitsch! Possibly aimed to the “All American Housewife”! Take some Valium and some Wine, put on Elvis that’s just fine. Look how colourful all the Discs are, and isn’t he handsome. But wait, authenticity certified by his grieving widow Priscilla. She must know what’s good, since she is such a profound and acknowledge authority when it comes to Elvis and his recording legacy. This is Mass instead of Class!
But let’s get serious: You don't have t worry that this Set is only available in the U.S. If the first wave of the upcoming Soundtracks and Classic Albums through Sony’s Special Products will be successful, then Sony will release all U.S. lifetime Albums in 2010. Exceptions are only the compilations. Each digitally re-mastered by Vic Anesini using DSD-Technology. Furthermore Sony is working on an exclusive Download deal for the Master Recordings; this will be announced officially in a short while. There are also plans for an EP Box Set of all his original Extended Play Recordings on CD. Similar to the Single Box Sets, we got a few years back. But there’s no actual release date at the moment, just plans to do so.
It’s my biggest fear, that with all countless releases and re-releases coming up next year, the few quality products that will the see the light of day will be drawn in a flood of Mass over Class releases and that all the crap will hurt Elvis’s image and recording legacy more than ever before!
I think I will set a goal. Count how many times Hound Dog will be re-released in 2010.
The cd art is really really bad. those colors behind elvis' image with cd imaga is crap.I really wonder if they hired a graphic designer for thier company or not. Sony and EPE never listen to fans. Colonel was very good about giving. He knew what to give to fans.. the things fans want to see! Priscilla and Lisa... please wake up !!!
OK, so this is a set with all masters... And I really like it! I think that a lot of tought has been put into dividing the tracks, and they actually have done a great job. The CD titles are right on the money. Yes, we all have the songs many times on CDs in our collections, but I really like that they have the titles refering to the actual tracks like never before... And to answer Steve V, I have Hound Dog on 601 CDs up to date...
until i am proven wrong , i still dont think this is the 'complete works' set scheduled by SONY for 2010.
Has anyone heard any comments or article about the sound on these cd's ?
I can't comment on quality since I haven't heard it, but I have a friend who is a new Elvis fan & she is beside herself trying to get this box set. Hopefully, I can help her since anything from Franklin Mint is expensive. Meanwhile, not all 711 recordings are "classics" but that's quite a musical record any way you look at it. And let me add that EPE is starting to listen. I am not endorsing them nor do I necessarily agree with them but, while on the Elvis cruise, the top dogs of EPE were there & had a forum designed for fans to let them (EPE) know what they liked, what they didn't like & what they would like. It was quite informative & I think they are trying. It's not always as easy as we think it is to produce what we want. They don't have the complete control over many products, including CD's & DVD's, that one would think. And that goes for Priscilla & Lisa, too. Sometimes, it is just a matter of time.
For what it's worth according to posts on another Elvis website this is NOT the Sony collectors set.
If I were to buy a set of this type it would be this one. Why? Well, because the price is at least maginally affordable to my financial situation. If you think this set is expensive wait until Sony reveals their price tag. You'll probably have to go without food for several months to afford it.
Is this a legitimate licensed set? If so I will certainly be buying. This is the proper way to organise the catalogue. I have suggested doing things this way for years, but I would have perhaps dropped it to about 600 songs. Hopefully it will sell over 30,000 copies. I think these albums should also be put on sale individually afetr a period of time and allow people gradually build their collection.
This set is being released through the Franklin Mint and endorsed by Priscilla. I assure you this IS a legitimite, licensed set. The Franklin Mint does not deal unlicensed merchandise.
i really want to buy this collection but i think that's impossible because i'm from spain and i don't know if i can do it, but it's incredible...what a collection!!!!!!!
Interesting way to put down Elvis' songs in theme packs. Looks ok with me. Sometimes its exciting to hear the songs in other than historical relations. Might buy this for my kids. The guy who wrote down this massive playlist must be a very patient man ;-)
THE ORIGINAL ELVIS PRESLEY COLLECTION 50 CD must be updated and sold again because it wa sa fantastic collection with it's design.This is a crap I think.
Wow! I'm not going to fork out upwards of $500 for this package. Too many songs I'll never listen to and too many songs I already own. That being said, it's nice to see Elvis music as a viable product again...This far exceeds an Elvis Christmas Ornament, a stale concert soundboard, or the infamous bathtub rubber duckie. Well, maybe it's not as good as the costume sunglasses, complete with sideburns, but you get the idea. Anway, it seems suspicious to me that Sony would turn around sometime in 2010 and release anything similar to something this large in scale. If they do, I'd be smokin' furious if I was one of the license guys at The Franklin Mint. For those of us outside of the US, let me confirm something Jerry Nordak stated earlier, The Franklin Mint is a bonefide, legit company, dealing in collector quality items. They've been around for years.
In reply to Natha: I also bought the 50cd set about 7 years ago. I don't think I can afford to buy this one which is a shame as there are quite a few songs on here that aren't on the other set, eg. Mama Liked The Roses. I dread to think what Sony will charge for their box set next year... a fortune I expect!
Tell Me Why, no not the song buy why should anyone who is a real Elvis collector want to own this, its like watching TV in the Summer just Re-peats, as for Thats all Right, the best sound is the original sound on 45 or 78 with the original SUN Hiss, thats they way it was first played, and should have remained that way.
It would have been better to have the songs in sequence as to when they were recorded than having the random selections on the cd's with silly names on each cd. I've done my own project on this anyway.....
So, are we going to get this little package in the UK, & if so, how much!? I would imagine being Franklin Mint that we will get it here. But someone does really need to ask Ernst if this is the set he's been working on, or not. Either way, I must say I rather like the record case box!
Take the words "OFF" and "RIP" & rearrange to a suitable sentence. There's nothing new or unissued, just a way to shift unsold old stock & squeeze the last buck out of the Elvis fans. $599 (£300) I think not.
Great collection for non Elvis fans with £300+ to spend on starting an Elvis collection. I've looked at every Cd on the list and noticed that i have every recording on other Cd's. This is great news for me,,, i've just saved £300.
Well I think the package is attractive and I'm glad they are giving fans two different ways to buy it. I for one can't spare the money in good conscience because I own all of these tracks already. I also don't mind the way the tracks are arranged because I do believe it offers more variety than some of the re-packaging we've already experienced. It will be a long time before I buy I Believe or Elvis 75 simply because FTD releases about 12 new Cd's every year and at a cost of $30 each that gets a little spendy! I'd rather spend my money on a track I already don't own but I keep wondering when they are going to decide they've released them all?
I may have missed them in the above list, but I do not see the 68 Comeback songs that were on "Elvis A Legendary Performer Volume 1 & 2" albums. Therefore this collection could not be called "complete" since these tracks were also issued in E.P.'s lifetime. There was 2 versions of "Doncha Think It's Time" released. I only saw one of them. I think this is a FINE collection, but it's not "complete". Still an incredible collection.
You didn't miss them. They're not there. Honestly, I won't miss them. It will be interesting to see exactly what is on the Sony set and how it's put together. But IF I buy one of these two super sets it will be this one because this set is at least priced on the fringes of what my budget can afford. Don't know what Sony will charge for theirs, but it won't be cheaper.
The way they have the songs set up is wrong in my opinion, as I said earlier it should be album by alum or better yet chronilogicaly. Suppose you want to hear a random song, you could be looking for it for a long time within these cds.
Doomed to give bad sales results....at $500....you gotta be kiddin' BMG and Franklin Mint (known for its silver/gold coins)....Incomplete selection of great hits; too bad. Another big BMG mistake (maybe Sillerman needs all the licensing money he can get to repay his debts with Credit Lyonnais Bank...zillions of $) but why did EPE approved of such a product ? Southern bad markting boys ! You could make more money by releasing the missing movie FTD digipacks.. KCreole, etc etc !
I don't understand the negativity from some of you. This box set is a wonderful gift and I will purchase it after Christmas - probably on the monthly plan so I can look forward to 3 CDs per month all year long. This is hardly a mistake. Just think - all original masters released during Elvis' lifetime in one complete set (in remastered sound)! That's a wonderful thing and I for one am very appreciative of it. This is a dream come true in my opinion.
I agree great collection with great sound. I found both versions of Doncha Think It's Time. One is on the first CD and the other is on the last.
Iray, thanks for the clarification on both versions of "Doncha Think It's Time" in the list. I just overlooked the other version of it the first time I scanned the list above. I still don't see the 68 Comeback songs from the Legendary Performer Vol 1 & 2 in this track listing. Anyway, I still think it's a fine collection.
Dubious the success of such an expensive pack, in my opinion. Why not a "re-make" of the 50s, 60s and 70s Master Boxes, with an extra box containing the missing songs that are still due to us in order to make it complete. Also more unreleased outtakes of those hits (that's what BMG wants to promote anyway, right ? so that people buy the hits over and over again). Bring an extra CD in the 50s Box and the same for the 60s and 70s Box! Fans will buy it again and get rid off their older boxes; ONLY if the quality is IMPROVED though. Many fans will be buying it again I'm sure and Ernst+Roger will be happy with more sales than this 'incomplete' Franklin Masters Collection Box of Elvis' recordings !
I just ordered the complete set at the lower rate - $399.00! And I used an online coupon (code: XM25) that saved me 25% of my order. So I got every Elvis master for only $299.25 + $29.95 shipping. So the total was $329.20. That's a steal! I'm sure any future BMG set will be atleast twice as expensive. Christmas came early!!! The coupon expires 12/31/09. Merry Christmas to my fellow Elvis fans!
Thank you so much LonElvis for the info! I was unhappy that I had paid a total of 528.00 for the frankiln set! So I called the mint to complain and they gave me 100.00 off, making it 428.00, (399.00 + shipping) I asked about the coupon code and the woman told me that no coupon would be honored for any set that was 30 pieces or more, and that anyone using it would be denied the discount. Anyway, you just saved me 100.00. Thank you!!
I have ordered the set but it was cancelled (without any information) because the coupon are not valid for this collection. So I have reordered it at $399 and now everything is ok. I'm just waiting that it arrive here. Happy new year to everybody
I enquired if this set could be bought from outside the US, got this reply: Dear Joe: Thank you for your recent inquiry. I have listed below our distributor in your area that can assist you. The Westminster Collection, Broadsword House 1-5 Brixton RoadWatford Herts WD24-4ZYRegional OfficeRussell House'Oxford RoadBournemouth BH88EX08444-26-20-26. Office hours are Monday to Friday between 0900-1700. Or: AB of Ripley Ltd, Asher House, Asher Lane Business ParkAsher LaneRipleyDerbyshire DE5-3SWPhone # 44-1773-570 -444Fax #44-1773-570-888. We will continue to operate in the United States and Japan. Your interest in the products crafted by The Franklin Mint is greatlyappreciated. Sincerely, Elizabeth Jennings Customer Service
I received the set and it's first rater. And it's RCA CDs with RCA logos.
Hello, Does somebody already have received the replacement of the CD 6. Thanks
I do wait for my replacement -missing CD 6- too. What a shame.
Missing CD 6?? Strange because in fact there is a problem with the CD 6 and for everybody but it was not missing for me. Maybe for new orders they have send the collection without the CD 6 in the waiting of the new CD6?. For me they will also send me a new display case and as I am overseas and that the collection was send in US, I will have to pay shipping again from that point in US.
Yes, you are right. CD 6 is missing. They shipped the box without the CD 6. I hope, I will receive the good one very soon. The box I think is really nice. The sound quality is good. Not very good, but good. For me a little dream has come true. All songs released during his lifetime on CD, in good quality, together in one box.
I have received today the CD 6 in replacement of the CD 6 with a defect in the collection. No more error on the song She's Not You. It has take time but it has arrived.
can anyone tell me what was the error on disc 6?