Several years ago BMG released a two-CD set called _Command Performances: The Essential 60's Masters Volume Two_. That collection was a case of overkill. Over the course of the two discs, the listener was treated to the best of Elvis' movie year plus a ton of pure dreck.
I was therefore pleased at the prospect of a single disc compilation of Elvis' movie material. After listening to it, I will say that there's not a bad song on this CD. "Jailhouse Rock", "Bossa Nova Baby", "Viva Las Vegas", and "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" are all timeless classics which I never tire of hearing.
Unfortunately, this collection also represents a botched opportunity. Where are "G.I. Blues", "A Little Less Conversation", "Little Egypt", or "Blue Hawaii"? Why is there not a single song from the years of 1965-1967? Finally, the burning question: Why, considering the glaring omissions listed above, is this CD ONLY 49 MINUTES LONG! There are at least ten soundtrack recordings which could have been included with room to spare!