6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This compilation, originally released in the mid-eighties, offers a selection of hits and album tracks that Elvis recorded towards the end of his life. The title track is probably now the most famous among the Elvis hits featured here. Don't cry Daddy (a real tear-jerker) and My boy (a translation of a French song originally recorded by Claude Francois) were also huge hits for Elvis in the seventies.
This set includes covers of Solitaire (written by Neil Sedaka but a hit for both Andy Williams and the Carpenters), Bitter they are harder they fall (a country song by Larry Gatlin), Hurt (a huge sixties pop hit for Timi Yuro), You gave me a mountain (a Marty Robbins country song) and the standard Unchained melody.
Separate ways, Pieces of my life, I miss you, It's midnight and I've lost you are all great songs worthy of their place in this compilation, first released on vinyl, but later on CD too. Even the CD edition is long out of print, because people expect more tracks on Elvis compilations these days. Still, one cannot deny the quality of the music here. If you haven't got these tracks, you might consider buying if you can pick up a used copy cheaply.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2006
This is a good cd with some of Elvis's sadest songs....Always on my Mind will blow you away,this has to be the best version...Also Pieces of my Life will bring tears to your eyes..