Irish Budget Release

In Ireland a 3CD budget release entitled The King is available. The set contains the regular public domain 50's material.

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: May 11, 2010 
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KTemple (profilecontact) wrote on May 19, 2010report abuse
Being Irish myself Im a embarrassed with this cover!! The public domain 50 years rule is so unfair. This needs to be changed to at least 100 years.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on May 11, 2010report abuse
Sorry to be a bore, but in defense of the camden albums, they contained lesser known songs that were brilliant. The customer was happy, great, fun music and affordable to everyone. That's what was great about Col. Tom and Elvis, they never forgot the underdog and still made a quick buck. I gotta say Frankie and Johnny is a true Elvis musical even if the budget wasn't there to make it more glamorous and showbizz. The whole segment on Youtube with the introduction including the bandleader from M.A.S.H is totally surreal and Elvis sings the heart out of the title tune. One of my favourites so maybe these hard nosed wannabe musical critic types should stick to mop top boybands.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on May 11, 2010report abuse
I agree with most Elvis fans, that instead of constantly reissuing the same material with different titles and covers, the powers that be should just concentrate on the original ELVIS ALBUMS released by him in his lifetime. Sure, improve the sound and add outtakes and most importantly make them available in record stores. The biggest selling solo artist of all time has hundreds of chart entries but no albums that sold ten million plus. Ask yourself why? Too many reissues!! On a positive note, first Elvis album i ever bought was the pink vinyl, 40 greatest hits, followed by about six cheapie camden releases with great covers. So if these bargain bin, public domains serve any purpose, they may win Elvis a new following, through their easy availability. Lets face it with Elvis fifties, you can't go wrong. However take a tip from Camden you public domain cheapies and get the cover right!!!!!!
drjohncarpenter0117 (profilecontact) wrote on May 11, 2010report abuse
Every supermarket,garage forecourt,7/11 are forever selling 'public domain' greatest hits cds etc, some are just plain cheap and tacky so have to say don't waste your money and go out and buy a descent import,ftd or failing that treat the kids to a Mcdonalds.
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on May 11, 2010report abuse
Does public domain songs apply to the 50's material only? Or should we expect a flood of "Elvis Is Back" releases, now that it's almost 50 years since it was first released?! God forbid!

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