Anyone who doubts Elvis was one of the greatest singers of the 20th century should listen to the first of these 2 cds. The purity, control, heartfelt love and dynamic range you hear settles any argument. Here is the stuff Elvis was singing before he invented rock and roll - sentimental, and corny, I guess ("I believe in the man in the sky!") but the great tunes and the strength in the small but punchy arrangements will sweep away your doubts. The first twenty or so tracks here are the finest white gospel I ever heard. But unfortunately, it all goes wrong after that, and in come the swelling choruses and big fat orchestras, and what was moving has now become unbearable kitsch, as did Elvis' secular music. Put it like this - if you like "American Trilogy" you'll like cd 2 as well, but if you're a Sun Sessions fan, only cd 1 will do.