The point of this excellent series of reissues is to get back to the original masters, retaining the actual sound of the period of recording but remastering it for the digital age. Here, we are deep into 1957, merely 3 years after Elvis' seminal first recordings at Sun Records. But he is already all "colonelparkered" and Vegas beckons. The rock tracks are mainly dance-oriented or humourous ('Teddy Bear', 'You're So Square' etc.). You get the mandatory showbiz, not-rock'n'roll-at-all Xmas album songs. You get songs from Hollywood movies (but that includes the like of 'Jailhouse Rock'). The cover of 'Blueberry Hill' is flat and mechanical when compared to Fats Domino's take of the same track. However, as another reviewer rightly points at, it is Elvis. Meaning that the singing is outstanding, the band accompaniment excellent and every song a standard.