I don't usually contribute a review unless I have actually purchased the item in question, but I shall make an exception here.
This new Elvis compilation, billed as "a celebration of Elvis for the fans, by the fans", appears to show that the King's fans lack a lot of imagination when it comes to their choice of songs (something which I don't think is genuinely the case).
For instead of getting a collection of what might be termed Elvis' "deep cuts", all that we get is basically another singles compilation. Of course, the likes of 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Suspicious Minds' are touchstone moments in his career, but these are available everywhere. In terms of creating a more interesting track-listing, the choices are virtually endless. Just for starters, what about including some album tracks like 'Any Day Now' (from FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS) and 'Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues' (from GOOD TIMES), or under-exposed b-sides such as the delightful 'The Next Step Is Love'? Mind you, I will award an extra star for the fact that the wonderfully evocative 'Kentucky Rain' has been included here; it's a track often missed from Elvis' "greatest hits" compilations, so at least someone had the right train of thought with the direction of this album.
Overall, in commemorating an artist of such importance as Elvis Presley, this compilation is something of a wasted opportunity, doing little to reveal the more obscure corners of the King's back catalogue to those cursory listeners who are perhaps familiar with the big hits but wish to discover more.