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Les 40 Plus Grand Succes

January 15, 2012 | Music

The French compilation 'Les 40 Plus Grands Succes' (very rare 1976 French 40-track K-Tel label 2-vinyl set which includes 18 #1 hits) was re-issued on CD by a yet unknown import label.

From the press-release:
This great double LP is now finally available on a stunning 2xCD digipack release containing the original album tracks (taken from the latest masters) plus 16 rare and hard-to-find bonus tracks.
The special vinyl-look six-panel digipack sleeve contains the original LP artwork and looks like a miniature copy of the original classic vinyl double album!

Disc 1 - Original album: Heartbreak Hotel / Mystery Train / Good Rockin’ Tonight / I Got A Woman / Money Honey / My Baby Left Me / Tutti Frutti / Shake Rattle And Roll / Too Much / Ready Teddy / Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel / Rip It Up / All Shook Up / Mean Woman Blues / Blueberry Hill / One Night / Loving You / Treat Me Nice / Baby I Don’t Care.
Bonus Tracks: Blue Moon (Alternate Take) / I’m Counting On You (Take 13) / That’s All Right (Alternate Take) / Doncha Think It’s Time (Take 48) / A Fool Such As I (Take 8 ) / I Want To Be Free (Take 11) / Don’t (Master take 7 incl. count-in) / I Was The One (Take 7a).

Disc 2- Original album: Jailhouse Rock / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Trouble / King Creole / I Need Your Love Tonight / Ain’t That Loving You Baby / I Got Stung / Stuck On You / A Mess Of Blues / It’s Now Or Never / Blue Suede Shoes / I Feel So Bad / His Latest Flame / Little Sister / Good Luck Charm / Return To Sender / Bossa Nova Baby / (You’re The) Devil Is Disguise / Memphis Tennessee / Blue River.
Bonus Tracks: Tonight Is So Right For Love (Alternate Take) / Something Blue (Alternate Take) / Angel (Vocal Overdubs) / Follow That Dream (Take 4) / Love Letters (Take 2) / We Call On Him (Take 8) / Guitar Man (Take 4) / Memories (Stereo Master).

Johnny2523 wrote on January 16, 2012
This is a very rare vinyl set??? I didn't know that until now, i got this set in mint condition and bought it in a set of 20 lp's for about 15 euro's. I play it from time to time (And blue river is one of the highlights for me, that song should have been in double trouble rather then the silly song ''I love only one girl''
Tony C wrote on January 16, 2012
This LP brings back many memories of those dark days soon after Elvis left us, I bought an imported copy in London and was in awe of the very colourful cover design, unlike our own very simple double hits album.
RobIreland wrote on January 17, 2012
I also have this "very rare" set , alot of them around for a very rare set lol. i am glad you have all mentioned "Blue River" here. This is one of my fav Elvis recordings. Interestingly on this set this song is slightly slowed down in speed and runs for a little longer than on "Double Trouble" lp. A nice little cd set here to have, if only to stimulate memories from first owning the record set. I like the cover here but also like the cover of the UKs 40 greatest hits too. Not so keen on the pink albumn released version tho.
Jerome wrote on January 18, 2012
Great cover. i didn't know that picture..
RobIreland wrote on January 19, 2012
Jerome, The pic is from the movie Roustabout .