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42 Years

December 16, 2019 | Music

Elvis 42 Years Before & After is a new import CD with a theme. Elvis achieved many musical highs, however his career didn’t end at age 42 in 1977.

The first disc of this double CD set brings you all the most important recordings and hits from his lifetime. From Elvis’ 1954 debut at the Sun label through to the 'Elvis In Concert' 1977 CBS TV special.

The second disc contains the stuff that has kept his name and legacy alive some 42 years after that fatal day in August 1977. From Felton Jarvis' 1980 re-recording session through to 2018 Where No One Stands Alone duet with Lisa-Marie Presley.It is a journey through new songs, remakes and remixes, a live recording from Elvis The Concert World Tour and finally duets with well-known artists and his daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

CD 1 - 42 years Before 

  1. That’s All Right, Elvis’ debut at the Sun label 1954
  2. I Forgot To Remember, First Billboard charting hit single 1955
  3. Heartbreak Hotel, first US no. 1 hit 1956
  4. Shake Rattle And Roll, first TV Show appearance – Stage Show 1956
  5. Blue Suede Shoes, first album ever to sell a million copies 1956
  6. Hound Dog, first double sided no. 1 single 1956
  7. Don’t Be Cruel, the flip side 1956
  8. Love Me Tender, the title song from Elvis’ first movie 1956
  9. All Shook Up, topped the Billboard Hot To 100, R&B & Country charts at the same time 1957
  10. Jailhouse Rock, first Elvis single peaking at no. 1 on the charts in both the US & UK 1957
  11. Santa Claus Is Back In Town, first Rock ’N’ Roll Christmas song 1957
  12. It’s Now Or Never, best selling Elvis single ever 1960
  13. Can’t Help Falling In Love, best selling Elvis movie soundtrack 1961
  14. His Latest Flame, No. 1 single in the UK 1961
  15. Return To Sender, last movie song to top the charts 1962
  16. Devil In Disguise, last chart topper in the US & UK at the same time 1963
  17. Viva Las Vegas, most well know Elvis song… 1964
  18. How Great Thou Art, Grammy Award winning 1966
  19. One Night, live from the TV Special – Elvis 1968
  20. In The Ghetto, first political song recorded by Elvis 1969
  21. Suspicious Minds, comeback hit single and first no. 1 hit in 7 years 1969
  22. Burning Love, last no. 1 hit in the US
  23. Always On My Mind, not a hit for Elvis, but one of his best known 70’s Elvis songs 1972
  24. American Trilogy, live at Madison Square Garden 1972
  25. Also Sprach Zarahustra / See See Rider, live from the satellite transmitted TV Special - Aloha From Hawaii
  26. Moody Blue, last hit single 1977
  27. Unchained Melody, Elvis live at the piano 1977
  28. My Way, live from the TV Special - Elvis In Concert 1977

CD 2 - 42 Years After

  1. Guitar Man, Felton Jarvis Re-Recording 1980
  2. Are You Lonesome Tonight, laughing Version live 1969
  3. Jailhouse Rock/Teddy Bear/Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel/Burning Love/Suspicious Minds, the Elvis Medley with new backing 1982
  4. My Baby Left Me, new backing from I Was The One album 1983
  5. The Twelfth Of Never, unreleased song with new overdubbed 1994
  6. Don’t Cry Daddy, duet with Lisa-Marie Presley 1997
  7. The Wonder Of You, Elvis The Concert 1997
  8. A Little Less Conversation, JXL Remix 2002
  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Elvis The Concert 2002
  10. Rubberneckin’, Paul Oakenfold Remix 2003
  11. In The Ghetto, Duet with Lisa-Marie Presley 2007
  12. If I Can Dream, duet with Celine Dion 2007
  13. Blue Christmas, duet with Martina McBride 2008
  14. If I Get Home On Christmas Day, new backing 2008
  15. Burning Love, Viva Elvis Remix 2010
  16. I Love You Because, duet with Lisa-Marie Presley 2012
  17. Fever, duet with Michael Bublé - With Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2015
  18. Blue Suede Shoes, duet with Cliff Richard 2016
  19. I've Got A Thing About You Baby, with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2016
  20. O Come All Ye Faithful, with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2017
  21. Where No One Stands Alone, duet with Lisa-Marie Presley 2018
DerekH wrote on December 16, 2019
Like the cd cover, choice of songs not bad.
Gorse wrote on December 16, 2019
One can drill holes in any Elvis collection as it is always subjective, but the contents here are a lot better than most. Perhaps the descriptions are not specific, but being picky I thought Baby let's Play House was first billboard hit, All Shook Up first number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, and Devil in Disguise was not a number 1 in USA., but regardless of that fact, this is an interesting selection of tracks..
joemin wrote on December 16, 2019
In general a good collection, would like if Sony released a collection like this. The dud is Blue Suede Shoes with Cliff Richard. How could they have allowed that o happen...yuk!!!!
benny scott wrote on December 16, 2019
Not my cup of tea but for those who like it : go ahead and enjoy ! Always El.