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The Real Elvis [Box set]

Elvis Presley Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (20 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B0051J4R2M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,036 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
2. All Shook Up (1957
3. Hound Dog (1956)
4. Blue Suede Shoes (1956)
5. A Big Hunk O' Love (1958)
6. That's All Right (1954)
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Disc: 2
1. Love Me Tender (1956)
2. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960)
3. Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
4. Fever (1960)
5. Can't Help Falling In Love (1961)
6. Blue Moon (1954)
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Disc: 3
1. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 1957
2. I Believe (1957)
3. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1957)
4. Old Shep (1956)
5. If We Never Meet Again (1960)
6. A Fool Such As I (1958)
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value, brilliant music 20 Jun 2011
By Glasgow Dreamer TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As much of Elvis Presley's catalogue is now over 50 years old, it has fallen out of copyright. This has resulted in a slew of cheap, nasty compilations from unknown record labels simply trying to cash in. Thankfully this 3CD Set does not fall into that category, being compiled and issued by the "rightful owner" of the sounds, RCA Victor themselves (now part of the Sony Group). As they originally held the copyright, the record company have actually been quite clever with this compilation by including a few tracks which are not yet out of copyright - therefore stealing a march on the cheapskate opportunists, who won't be able to release these tracks for a year or so yet. No doubt a newer compilation will be released later to keep them one step ahead. Good thinking!

So what we have here is an excellent, if rather unfocused, compilation of 90 tracks from the first years of Elvis's success. I say unfocused, as there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in the order the tracks appear, other than that the majority of the hits are on the first two discs, with the third being, in the main, a collection of his finest religious recordings from the period. To my untrained ear, the vast majority of the tracks appear to be the original recordings; unfortunately the packaging does not confirm this, merely informing us, rather bafflingly, that in most cases that the track was recorded before 1972.

This is an ideal way to start an Elvis collection, or to replace some of your old vinyl with an excellent value compilation. All the early hits are here; "Heartbreak Hotel", "All Shook Up", Jailhouse Rock", "Love Me, Tender", "Hound Dog", "Are You Lonesome Tonight" - I could go on.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Elvis 25 Sep 2011
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Iam a huge Elvis fan and this cd is just another great title to have in any collection!!! Fab! Fantastic! Love it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is an astounding compilation of 90 songs by Elvis. It covers a wide range, in several styles, from well-known hits to lesser-known love songs, many of which are beautifully-rendered and ought to be played more often, since they show the superb vocal talent that Elvis offered to the world. Of course the tracks aren't in any specific order - that's a job covered better by individually-named LPs and/or box-sets of the Master-recordings. Best to treat this set as a sampler, to play anywhere, anytime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and recording quality 10 July 2013
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Disc 1 is mainly the very early stuff, very good.
Disc 2 a good mixture, although inevitably some important tracks - in my opinion - are missing.
Disc 3 contains too much of Elvis's religious work, there are plenty of albums specifically covering these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 7 Jan 2013
By Ann
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I love anything this beautiful man has done. I like most Elvis fans have so many repeats of stuff it is so exciting when you can get something that you haven't already got him singing, this would be a good one to start a collection with though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The King 10 Oct 2013
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Great CD with some of Elvis`s old songs love to play it in my car. Would recommend it to my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis Presley I just can't Help Believing 9 Oct 2013
By Maddog
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Well I've been an ELVIS FAN for many Years, I just wanted this Song, So I could play it in my car,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only One. 17 July 2013
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There is and will only ever be one Elvis Presley,thank goodness we have his legacy to recall just how good he was.It is a pity he never came to these shores although would we have had the capacity to house one of the greatsest.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ALWAYS THE KING!
Elvis is still the King and this album is a good compilation of his work...I love every track on this album. I recommend it for easy listening or for a party.
Published 17 months ago by A happy customer
5.0 out of 5 stars THE KING
Have been a ELVIS fan since he first burst on the scene,in 1956 he can,t do nothing wrong would reccomend this to anyone who likes good music
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars BARGAIN OF THE CENTURY!
Are you kidding? 90 original tracks by the King RCA labeled and mastered and sound great? YES! Glossy deluxe gatefold packaging, shrinkwrap protected? YES! At this price? YES! Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jack Pripusich
4.0 out of 5 stars old times remembered
great listening. It brought back many happy moments, being an oldie. Watching the tv old films recently prompted me to get the CD and I am glad that I did.
Published 22 months ago by Markey
5.0 out of 5 stars THE KING IS ALIVE!!!
This is a superb (3) CD disc collection Of Elvis, covering his early years,
Then onto ALL his classic tracks. Read more
Published on 24 May 2012 by n.j.evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best value Elvis collection ever! Shame about the errors.
No right minded Elvis fan could fault the great selection on this 3 CD set. The list on the back treats us to 90 of Elvis' mainly early hits. Read more
Published on 14 May 2012 by Robert Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars The King
What can I say there is only one King and thats Elvis.This CD incorperates a good selection from his career and is excellant value at only 2.99. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2012 by Tracey
4.0 out of 5 stars Some alternate versions
I don't have this set but a quick listen to the audio grabs indicates that a number of "alternate take" versions have been used.
Published on 19 Feb 2012 by Jazzmaster45
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