Elvis Rock

Apr 16, 2006
Elvis Rock
Released by SONY/BMG in a series of six themed compilations is the CD “Elvis Rock”. Didn’t we already have a few of these? Design Elvis conquered the world through his Rock (and Roll) music and early television appearances. The picture from the Milton Berle show shows the King at work. The modern design lifts the fifty year old image into the 21st. century. Content The liner notes open with "If you like it, you feel it, you can't help but move to it... And once you feel it... don't even think about staying still". We can’t agree more, with this kind of music you can’t help snapping your fingers and tap your feet. All tracks on this compilation were recorded between 1956 and 1958, making this a real rock and roll compilation. This is the music that put Elvis on the map and set a generation of teenagers free. Some of the tracks are raw, like “Hound Dog”, “Tutti Frutti”, “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck”, "I Need Your Love Tonight" and the classic “Jailhouse Rock” while others are more polished like “Don’t Be Cruel“ and “I Got Stung”. Together these songs define Rock And Roll and prove their status as classics. Do we get anything new? No, not really. A lot of these DSD remasters have been taken from the previously DSD releases “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits”, Elvis 2nd To None”, "Elvis By The Presley’s" and so on. So only a few new DSD remasters for the older fan. Does that make it a bad release? Not at all, these tracks are the foundation of modern music, but above that, very enjoyable! Perhaps BMG can do a follow up with the sixties and another one with the seventies rockers. That way we get three great compilations with balanced sound (just listen to the difference between the rockers "All Shook Up' and "Burning Love" sound wise). A compliment to Ernst and Roger for their choice of music for this one, hope they can continue some more in this line. Conclusion Just like the “Elvis Country” compilation. We want to describe these releases as “old wine in new bottles”, but old wine can taste very well.

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untamedhawk (profilecontact) wrote on May 13, 2006report abuse
hahahahahaha A $15 CD cover, Frame the CD
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on May 11, 2006report abuse
It is a shame what they have done with that good photo. Without that red coloured photo it would be better. I don´t know why they did that, it´s awful. What the heck you are doing, Ernst, there is a better way for a release !
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2006report abuse
Even the so-called "Inspirational" set is barely worth it, save perhaps for the DSD-improved sound. Along with "Country, "Rock," and "Inspirational," the genre set is further proof that RCA/Sony/BMG is fully exploiting Elvis' rich catalog in the worst sense of the word, caring little about the original albums as they shamelessly shill "new" product. What a waste.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2006report abuse
Not one of these always the same songs compilitions ! Good for those who wants to learn more about Elvis but surely not for me, I am not gonna buy this Cd sets.
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2006report abuse
Unfortunately, nothing new here. In my view though, the best of the set is the Inspirational CD. Apart from the usual tracks, there is the DSD version of Mama Liked The Roses and Wonderful World.

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