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Following on from Twill's informative listings the actual tracks on the CDs may be of use
Here they are.
The good news is that from March there is a volume two here is a link!
Four Classic Albums Plus

CD 1
Elvis Presley (1956):
1. Blue Suede Shoes 1.58
2. I'm Counting On You 2.22
3. I Got A Women 2.22
4. One Sided Love Affair 2.09
5. I Love You Because 2.41
6. Just Because 2.31
7. Tutti Frutti 1.58
8. Tryin' To Get To You 2.31
9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry 1.58
10. I'll Never Let You Go (little Darlin') 2.21
11. Blue Moon 2.38
12. Money Honey 2.31
Elvis (1956):
13. Rip It Up 1.52
14. Love Me 2.41
15. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 2.19
16. Long Tall Sally 1.50
17. First In Line 3.19
18. Paralyzed 2.21
19. So Glad You're Mine 2.18
20. Old Shep 4.08
21. Ready Teddy 1.54
22. Anyplace Is Paradise 2.24
23. How's The World Treating You 2.21
24. How Do You Think I Feel 2.08
Singles (1956):
25. Heartbreak Hotel 2.06
26. I Want You I Need You I Love You 2.37
27. Hound Dog 2.14
28. Don't Be Cruel 2.02
29. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 2.07
30. Love Me Tender 2.44
31. I Was The One 2.29
32. My Baby Left Me 2.08
CD 2
Loving You (1957):
1. Mean Women Blues 2.10
2. (let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 1.46
3. Loving You 2.13
4. Got O Lot O Livin To Do 2.31
5. Lonesome Cowboy 3.00
6. Hot Dog 1.10
7. Party 1.27
8. Blueberry Hill 2.38
9. True Love 2.07
10. Don't Leave Me Now 1.57
11. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You 2.30
12. I Need You So 2.39
Christmas Album (1957):
13. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2.22
14.white Christmas 2.42
15. Here Comes Santa Claus (right Down Santa Claus Lane) 1.53
16. I'll Be Home For Christmas 1.52
17. Blue Christmas 2.06
18. Santa Bring My Baby (back To Me) 1.51
19. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 2.34
20. Silent Night 2.22
21. (there'll Be) Peace In The Vally (for Me) 3.20
22. I Believe 2.03
23. Take My Hand Precious Lord 3.16
24. It Is No Secret (what God Can Do) 3.55
Singles (1956):
25. Shake Rattle And Roll 2.28
26. Anyway You Want Me (that's How I Will Be) 2.13
Singles (1957):
27. Playing For Keeps 2.52
28. Too Much 2.31
29. All Shook Up 1.56
30. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 3.22
31. Jailhouse Rock 2.24
32. Treat Me Nice 2.12
CD 3
King Creole (1958):
1. King Creole 2.06
2. As Long As I Love You 1.48
3. Hard Headed Women 1.52
4. Trouble 2.16
5. Dixieland Rock 1.45
6. Don't Ask Me Why 2.04
7. Lover Doll 2.08
8. Crawfish 1.47
9. Young Dreams 2.21
10. Steadfast Loyal And True 1.16
11. New Orleans 1.58
Elvis Is Back (1960):
12. Make Me Know It 2.00
13. Fever 3.32
14. The Girl Of My Best Friend 2.21
15. I Will Be Home Again 2.33
16. Dirty Dirty Feeling 1.33
17. Thrill Of Your Love 3.00
18. Soldier Boy 3.02
19. Such A Night [listed but plays Stuck On You] 2.59
20. It Feels So Right 2.09
21. The Girl Next Door Went A Walking 2.12
22. Like A Baby 2.38
23. Reconsider Baby 3.39
Singles (1958):
24. Don't 2.47
25. I Beg Of You 1.51
26. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 2.13
27. Doncha Think It's Time 1.53
28. One Night 2.30
29. I Got Stung 1.48
Singles (1959):
30. I Need Your Love Tonight 2.02
31. Fool Such As I 2.28
32. Big Hunk O Love 2.11
33. My Wish Came True 2.32
CD 4
Gi Blues (1960):
1. Tonight Is So Right For Love 2.13
2. What's She Really Like 2.17
3. Frankfort Special 2.56
4. Wooden Heart 2.03
5. Gi Blues 2.37
6. Pocketful Of Rainbows 2.35
7. Shoppin' Around 2.24
8. Big Boots 1.32
9. Didja' Ever 2.37
10. Blue Suede Shoes 2.06
11. Doin' The Best I Can 3.12
12. Tonight's Alright For Love 1.20
His Hand In Mine (1960):
13. His Hand In Mine 3.19
14. (i'm) Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs 1.51
15. In My Fathers House 2.05
16. Milky White Way 2.15
17. Known Only To Him 2.10
18. I Believe In The Man In The Sky 2.14
19. Joshua Fit The Battle 2.39
20. He Knows Just What I Need 2.12
21. Swing Low Sweet Chariot 2.33
22. Mansion Over The Hilltop 2.57
23. If We Never Meet Again 1.59
24. Working On The Building 1.53
Singles (1960):
25. Stuck On You 2.18
26. It's Now Or Never 3.15
27. Are You Lonesome Tonight 3.05
28. Fame And Fortune 2.29
29. Mess Of Blues 2.40
30. I Gotta Know 2.14
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on 24 December 2011
Tracks 1-12 Elvis Presley 1956
Tracks 13-24 Elvis 1956
Tracks 25-32 Singles 1956

Tracks 1-12 Loving You 1957
Tracks 13-24 Christmas Album 1957
Tracks 25-26 Singles 1956
Tracks 27-32 Singles 1957

Tracks 1-11 King Creole 1958
Tracks 12-23 Elvis Is Back 1960
Tracks 24-29 Singles 1958
Tracks 30-33 Singles 1959

Tracks 1-12 GI Blues 1960
Tracks 13-24 His Hand In Mine 1960
Tracks 25-30 Singles 1960
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on 20 November 2012
This is a great value CD set. Bought even though I already had all these tracks in other forms. The very fact of having a 'continuous flow' of early Elvis, copied onto a music server in my case, and virtually chronological, re-awakens appreciation of the music of this man.

The quality of the CD transfer is very high, so clear in fact that I deciphered a few words in some lyrics that previously I'd not known! This WOULD have got full 5 stars had the powerful ORIGINAL SINGLE version of 'Doncha Think It's Time' been included INSTEAD of the weakly alternative version that always seems to find its way onto Presley CDs these days! SO irritating, that one. Still, I do still have the superior version on the original single!
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on 13 May 2012
well he may well have left us for that big recording studio in the sky
but he did leave us a lot of excellent music.
this box set of eight classic LPs put onto four CDs is proof that he was the best
If you want to "get into" elvis this is what you need to listen to, altho` there is nothing wrong with his later music, for me, this is where he was best before he got cluttered up with the money aspects and all that brings with it
buy it, listen to him, you will not get a better deal than this and you will listen to him over and over again
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on 14 December 2011
This must be one of the best cd's ever. Not a bad track. Elvis shows here why nobody else have reached the high standard he made in the 50's.
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on 12 September 2012
Let me first say it's elvis,s first eight studio albums for £ 6.99 that's less than a pound an album plus all the singles and b sides released during that time , I already have these albums but I bought this for the car and it's never out of my player ,
To sum it up it's a no brainier get it bought !!!
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on 5 March 2013
This collection impresses me because the sound is NOT muffled mono, hissing stereo or 'fake' echo stereo - it's 'Elvis crystal clear' on almost every song, outstanding on some. This definitely hasn't been 'lifted' off old LP's. The 'Elvis is Back' and 'King Creole' tracks sound better than on their original cds! The sound is very clean, not dull but exciting. I already had all the songs but i'm glad I've got this great collection which will get a lot of airplay.

I'm looking forward to receiving vol.2 which is 'Four Classic Albums Plus' [Box Set, Original Recording Remastered] which basically contains most of the few 1955-63 tracks that are missing here.
Having both these sets means the only tracks from the '50's and to the end of 1962 i can think are missing - (apart from unreleased or alternate takes) would be 'When it rains, it really pours','Danny' and 'Ain't that loving you baby'...which were placed on albums after maybe next year...

Well done 'Real Gone Music' you have a new old Elvis fan.
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on 13 May 2012
Love this cd, some great tracks. Not a big Elvis fan but this is enjoyable. Buy it for your collection you will find you play it more then you thought
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on 18 May 2012
Received my order as promised and was glad to receive it. Every Elvis fan seasoned or just discovering Elvis you need this set it's great and you cannot beat the price for 8 classic albums my advice buy it and of course customer service at Amazon is great.
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on 31 December 2015
I have been an Elvis fan since 1958 which proves how old I am (just over 67 years). This sits well with my other LP's, EP;s, Singles and CD's. There are a couple of tracks that I've never heard before and this makes this set even more exiting. Brilliant, brilliant. What more can I say.
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