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Elvis 75 (1 CD)
2010 collection from the King of Rock 'n' Roll, released to coincide with what would have been his 75th birthday. Elvis 75 features 25 of his biggest hits including 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'That's All Right', 'All Shook Up', 'Love Me Tender', 'Suspicious Minds', 'Burning Love', 'Jailhouse Rock' and many more.
|Audio CD Release Date:
||January 05, 2010|
||RCA / Legacy|
|Number Of Discs:
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 70 reviews|
|1. ||That's All Right|
|2. ||I Forgot To Remember To Forget|
|3. ||Heartbreak Hotel|
|4. ||Blue Suede Shoes|
|5. ||Hound Dog|
|6. ||Don't Be Cruel|
|7. ||Love Me Tender (From the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Production "Love Me Tender")|
|8. ||Love Me|
|9. ||All Shook Up|
|10. ||Jailhouse Rock|
|12. ||It's Now Or Never|
|13. ||Are You Lonesome Tonight?|
|14. ||Little Sister|
|15. ||Can't Help Falling In Love|
|16. ||Viva Las Vegas|
|17. ||How Great Thou Art|
|18. ||Guitar Man|
|19. ||If I Can Dream (New Sound Remastered)|
|20. ||In The Ghetto|
|21. ||Suspicious Minds|
|22. ||Polk Salad Annie|
|23. ||An American Trilogy|
|24. ||Burning Love|
|25. ||Always On My Mind|
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60 of 60 found the following review helpful:
Nice selection, some overlap with Elv1sDec 29, 2009
Probably the most popular Elvis compilation album lately has been Elv1s Elv1s 30 #1 Hits. If you have that album, which is better overall, you may want this one too as the overlap isn't too terrible:
Songs only on "Elvis 75"
Always On My Mind
An American Trilogy
Blue Suede Shoes
How Great Thou Art
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
If I Can Dream (Stereo Mix)
Polk Salad Annie
That's All Right
Viva Las Vegas
Songs only on "Elv1s"
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
A Big Hunk O' Love
A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)
Crying In The Chapel
Good Luck Charm
Hard Headed Woman (from "King Creole")
Return To Sender
She's Not You (Remastered)
Stuck On You
The Wonder Of You
Songs on both
All Shook Up
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Remastered on "Elv1s")
Can't Help Falling In Love
Don't Be Cruel
In The Ghetto
It's Now Or Never
Love Me Tender (Movie Version on "Elvis 75")
18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Career spanning single CD skims the surface of Elvis' greatnessJan 05, 2010
This single CD, issued in celebration of Elvis Presley's 75th birthday anniversary, includes twenty-five tracks selected from the more thorough 4-CD Elvis 75 Good Rockin' Tonight. Much like the box set, this disc covers the length of Elvis' career, including early sides for Sun, incendiary rock `n' `roll for RCA, hits from the movies, post-Army comebacks, gospel, late-60s Memphis gems, live performances and later studio work from 1972. Unlike the box set, you'll miss his pre-Sun acetate and his post-72 recordings. More importantly, each phase of Elvis' career gets only one or a few cuts here, and the lesser known tracks that provide compelling context in the box set are dropped.
Obviously, a career as rich as Elvis Presley's can't be summed up in a single disc. Even his Top 10 hits won't fit on a single CD, and there's so much material beyond the charts that a fair hearing of the King's catalog really takes multiple discs or sets. 30 #1 Hits painted a picture of Presley's career through a recitation of his best-known hits; it's a fair summary, as is the broader 2-1/2 CD Essential 3.0. But none of these short collections, this one included, provide enough depth on Elvis' innovations, failures and resurgences to really essay the full arc of his career. A single disc such as this can serve as a map to an artist's career, but it's no substitute for a more thorough hearing.
What's here is fantastic. From the early rave-up of Arthur "Big Boy" Cruddup's "That's All Right" through the deeply-felt "Always On My Mind," Elvis is nothing less than brilliant. The disc is nicely programmed and plays well, but with so few tracks to provide context, you'll have to figure out for yourself how Elvis got from "Viva Las Vegas" to "How Great Thou Art." If you want to dig deeper, seek out the 4-CD box, or sets that survey his 50s, 60s and 70s masters, soundtracks, sessions at Sun and American Studios, his '68 comeback special, and his numerous live recordings.
The disc is delivered in a two-section digipack featuring a pair of full-panel Presley photos. The 16-page booklet includes a short biographical essay by Billy Altman (seemingly excerpted from his much longer essay in the box set), additional photos, and recording and chart data. If you think you only need one disc of Elvis Presley's music, this isn't a bad place to get an earful, but be forewarned that it's a gateway to a large catalog that you may find yourself unable to resist. [©2010 hyperbolium dot com]
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Outstanding single disc compilation marking the 75th anniversary of the birth of the King of rock and roll.Jan 08, 2010
By Paul Tognetti
"The real world is so much more interesting!"
Since RCA/Legacy never misses an opportunity to issue new Elvis compilations the release of the single disc compilation Elvis 75 hardly comes as a surprise. Having said that the folks at RCA have outdone themselves on this one. Here is a 25 track disc that covers the entire gamut of Elvis Presley's fabulous career. This is a disc that is perfect for both the casual Elvis fan and for younger people interested in sampling the extensive body of work that was left to us by the King of rock and roll.
Elvis 75 opens with a pair Elvis' earliest rockabilly recordings from his days at Sun records. I have always loved "That's All Right" and enjoyed hearing it again here. When Elvis signed with RCA Victor in 1956 he reeled off an impressive string of #1 hits. A half dozen of those chart-toppers including "Heartbreak Hotel", "Don't Be Cruel", "Hound Dog", "Love Me Tender", "All Shook Up" and the rollicking "Jailhouse Rock" are all included in this collection as well. In the early 1960's Elvis started recording more ballads. Sample several of his most memorable ballads including "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" on Elvis 75. If you know anything at all about Elvis you know that he loved to sing spirituals. In fact, he recorded a number of gospel albums during his long career. Perhaps his most famous gospel recording "How Great Thou Art" can be found here also. Elvis experienced something of a drought in the mid 1960's but returned with a vengeance in 1969 with a pair of huge hits. Enjoy once again "In the Ghetto" and the #1 hit "Suspicious Minds". Outstanding!
Included with Elvis 75 is a neat 16 page booklet featuring biographical info and chart data for each of the tunes in this collection. This is great disc for the car or for those younger people who have never really explored the music of the king of rock and roll. Those looking for a more extensive anthology should be aware that RCA/Legacy has simultaneously issued an impressive 4 disc box set featuring 100 remastered Elvis favorites. Very highly recommended!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great collection - misleading titleDec 30, 2009
By J. C. Ellett
This is an excellent collection of some of Elvis' best, and it's enough of a different mix that if you already own something like "Elv1s 30 #1 Hits" you'll still get about a dozen unduplicated songs. If you have $40 or more to spend on an Elvis collection, try the 100 song "Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight", but for $3.99 this is a great value, and it's a collection that won't be available on CD until January 5, 2010.
Given that there's already an "Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight" in print, anything other than "Elvis 75" would have been a better title to avoid confusion. Oh, well, we all know that the music industry is full of executives who are as brain-dead as they are greedy. Regardless, $3.99 for 25 great Elvis songs is a deal too good to pass up.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
"Elvis 25" Would Be Better TitleDec 29, 2009
By Michael Weber
After listening to this album I don't know how I lived without Elvis in my music collection for so long. 25 perfect two minute Rockabilly gems!
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