The Only Elvis Presley Album You'll Ever Need

The BMG Commercial devision released an album with the title: "The Only Elvis Presley Album You'll Ever Need". the CD was released (in the U.K.) June 14th and is currently #18 on the Woolworth Shop Chart. The track listing: Always On My Mind / Blue Suede Shoes / Heartbreak Hotel / Love Me Tender / Suspicious Minds / Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear / I Was The One / True Love / I Want You I Need You I Love You / Loving You / If I Can Dream / Wonder Of You / Love Me / You Don't Know Me / Unchained Melody / GI Blues
Source: Elvis 2nd To None / Updated: Jun 27, 2004 
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Steve Grayson (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2004report abuse
This is good album . it coinsides withthe 50 anniversary , I guess. I purchased this cd last weekend and thought it was okay . i know that perhaps one would think that all the tracks have been released before . yes they have , but its nice for a person to have this album as well as other albums . this album is mid price . So if any new fans would like to go and buy this cd they can - Woolworths usually stock some cds of Elvis . Get this cd if u can get it and enjoy it. Happy Hunting / Listening ..
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2004report abuse
i accidently seen this in woolworths the day it was released and was very surprised to see an elvis album in the charts!(and very happy too),i of course got it straight away and hoped it wil sell more copies for elvis? ok the songs are all released before,but it is a "new" cd and a must have for any elvis fans,even if we do have all the songs already. i do think they could have included beter and more of a track listing,but its a neat idea and glad to see elvis in the top twenty again, cannot understand fans slagging off rca/bmg for releasing such a value for money album?? it cost me only £9.99 and well worth every penny-are we elvis fans gonna appreciate it when something new is released and rush out and support him or just ignore it and slagg it off..i hope not???.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2004report abuse
I dont really see the problem. What damage is done here?
So what if they earn money on an "easy" release, as this undoubtly is. Where is the problem? Do any of you think that these kind of releases in any way interfere with the more "serious" releases aimed at the fan market?
Lets say they release FIVE CDs like that the next few months... So what!? I you see the CD shelves with several Elvis hit collections - where is the problem?
Every single artist from the past that still has a market value experience these kind of releases. Look at James Brown for example - another music icon where the market is flooded with "nice price" releases, the same friggin hits over and over. Or Little Steven. Or Frank Sinatra. The list goes on.
BMG claims that its these releases that in part is financing the more expensive, exclusive releases that never sells as good. I believe them - it makes sense, and we should be thankful that they do. I dont mine if Joe Average buys this CD, and I dont see why you should either.
Cruiser2145 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2004report abuse
This is an absolute outrage. BMG should fold releasing crap like this. What a joke and it's not funny; milking the scared cow again aren't we BMG?
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
BMG UK - you might as well fold the division, you really haven't got a clue.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
This one you can find in Woolies, but has anyone found the Hallmark Card CD? As Hallmark seem to no longer have a presence on the UK High street is that news item actuallycorrect? No-one in the card shop world seems to know if this was released or not!
jb gude (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
What a sad commentary on BMG, after deleting so many original albums to "streamline" the Elvis catalogue: Can they not have put out "30 No 1" or half the songs on that album - as a " bait" if that is what they have in mind ?Or are they making enough money on the steady sales of that album ? Their greed and I do not mean their business acumen, is just too much to control I guess.
murthy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
One other shame to put on the asset side of BMG. depressing.
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
Given the content and the title of this cd I think people would not want to own alot more Elvis albums. The cd is a hotch potch of songs which fall well short of justifying its title. This album will do nothing to inspire anyone to part with their cash. BMG would have done better to limit its availabilty by circulating it free inside a Sunday tabloid newspaper.
Bill Bruce (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
I've just heard this CD and The Wonder Of You is the version found on 30#1's. I hope this doesn't mean the original will be lost in the archives due to it's "poorer quality" master tape as some of us feared.
Stephen Ackles (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
Well, It's clarely not a CD for long time Elvis fans, but rather people that's In the record store and see this cd and the title and say; "Hey,I don't have an Elvis Presley CD at home, I REALY NEED THIS"! BMG likes to milk it and that's the way It Is. But for people and a young generation that don't know Elvis that much. It's OK! And It's up til us If we wanna go and buy this and then give It away to people who realy need It!
Bill Bruce (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
This album is priced at £5.99 in my local Woolworth store so it's budget price might tempt people who would otherwise overlook Elvis CD's. This to me seems positive even given the frequency at which some of these tracks appear. Pocket money CD, splatter of hits, a couple of uncommon tracks. Seems good value for the general public to my eyes.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 28, 2004report abuse
This album is meant for non-fans - even those that dont know Elvis much at all. So lets judge it as that. That means its uninteresting if the cover picture has been used before. And if people like what they hear, they will buy other albums too. So forget the title - its just a bait.
Lets look at the content!
And I say a big YAY for including Unchained Melody on it. Thats rare on this kind of album - and about time!
Always On My Mind (big hit in the early 90s with the UK band Pet Shop Boys) is a good choise too, as well as If I Can Dream. I was also positively surprised that You Dont Know Me was included in a "hit"-collection like this. Great!
All in all I think this looks like a decent product for a market that deserves to get to know Elvis. No I wont buy it - and neither will probably you. But were not supposed to either.
Lawman (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2004report abuse
Not only that, but how do they intend to sell more Elvis- records if they themselves insist that this is the only Elvis-record you'll ever need. Talk about clever marketing!
Albert (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2004report abuse
It is a horrible thing to see that BMG keeps milking the same cow! Haven't they learned ANYTHING from the two remix hitsingles? People already know the 'Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel' Elvis and are interested in the 'uncovered' Elvis, the Elvis from TTWII, NBC, On Tour, Aloha, the Elvis that has rarely been used by BMG! Even that stupid cover!! How many times has that picture been used? Why not use pictures from the post-army period?
When does BMG understand that what onces has worked in the 50s/60s by RCA doesn't mean that it's still the winning formula in 2004? Try something else for god's sake! Rock'n Roll hasn't been started 50 years ago by doing the same thing!
I really hope that BMG finally will have the guts to release (and promote!) a CD without songs on it that has been released once as a single. So a compilation with only 'new' (for the mass audience) songs.

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