New and casual fans: This 2-CD set might just be the best introdution for those who are interested in something different than a typical "greatest hits" set. While some songs also appear on the superb sets "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits"(E1) and "Elvis: 2nd to None"(E2), well over twenty tracks do not. Repetition is hard to avoid when buying Elvis albums, so it is good to see that even with dulicates, there is plenty of great music for the money.
The two greatest hits sets I mentioned are more consistent and probably contain better material overall, but they lack gems "Elvis by the Presleys" contains such as Vernon Presley's favorite "Trying To Get To You", the fun romp "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!", the delicate vocals of "Indescribably Blue", the heartfelt songs "It's Over", "Separate Ways" and "Welcome To My World" and performances that showcase Elvis' rhythm & soul in "Steamroller Blues" and "I Got A Feelin' In My Body".
Buy E1 and E2 for the most recognizable hits, buy "Elvis By The Presleys" if you would like to learn more about Elvis through his music or are interested in exploring a vast and enjoyable catalog of well over 800 studio, soundtrack and live recordings.
For those that already own the songs: Its your call as to whether or not you buy this, but please don't write a negative review simply because you as an individual don't need to buy the album.
Also, keep in mind some retailers offer bonus material that might just make this enjoyable release worth your while...