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5.0 out of 5 stars 'HIS LEGACY LIVES ON', 14 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs (Audio CD)
The world fell silent when the unbelievable news came through that 'Elvis'
had died, August 16th 1977, now, over 36 years have passed, however his
'Legacy' his 'Music, ....Lives On.
Year after year his music is discovered for the first time by music lovers
that weren't around when 'Elvis' lived........truth is for those of us
that have followed 'The King' and his contemporary's from the early years
of 'Rock and Pop' probably have like myself a long list of favourite artists
the memories of whom we treasure........however the truth is, if you mention
some of those to many of todays music-lovers, they ask ..who ?....but, if
you mention the likes of 'Elvis' and The Beatles' they seem to know nearly
as much as we do.
Great music never dies.
I suspect each of us that followed the 'King' during his career would and
could list a very different 'Favourite' list than appears on-board, the all-time
'Elvis' favourite released on disc one, is as a result of a survey.
I myself think it a shame the CD's track list isn't in the Number '20' to
number '1' count down as presented to us on 'TV' -kind of feel that would have
been the logical thing to do......maybe that's just me ?
There are several numbers i'd liked to have seen on board and at least on
disc 2's play-list, one or two of which would almost certainly have been in
my personal 'all-time-favourite top 20 Elvis songs.
My all time favourite 'Elvis' track was actually released as the 'B-Side to
his 1960 hit 'Mess of Blues' that being 'Girl of my best Friend' as they
both charted in the UK they are now considered as a double 'A' release.
Some of the other numbers i'd like to have seen on the 2-Disc release are
'Little Sister' 'Old Shep' 'Don't Cry Daddy' 'My Boy' and 'One Broken Heart
for Sale' .......in truth of course 'The King' recorded so much material,
the wish-list could be a lot longer.
'Elvis' was as comfortable singing 'Ballads' and 'Love Songs' as was he shakin'
out 'Rock'n'Roll........which is what has made his music so easy to admire
down the years.......doesn't matter what music you love , you'll probably
find an 'Elvis' track that gives you what you want to listen to.
I remember when 'Elvis' after doing his two-year army stint released the
song 'It's Now or Never' ....many wondered why their 'Rock' icon had
changed his style, in truth, he hadn't, if you look back to his 50's
recordings he had recorded and charted with Love and ballad songs then,
a prime example being his smash hit 'Love me Tender'
(I can still remember the shop where I bought 'It's Now or Never' in
back then, of course it's not there anymore, the shop that is)
Like many of you, I have quite an extensive collection of 'Elvis' CD's
and in fact 'Vinyl' which again like so many of you includes every song
on this 2-Disc deluxe set (with a couple of 'Elvis' picture cards included)
So why buy this ? .....well, even if not in the correct play order it is
a collection( on disc 1 ) of the Uk's all time favourite list....so, it's
'Elvis' memorabilia in some ways.
Either way, nice to see 'The King' back in the album charts, plus, I suspect
like myself many of you sit down and have 'Elvis' time on either your CD
player or even, and, your Record Player.....it's always nice to listen
to favourite sounds presented with different track order than perhaps
you normally listen too.
If you are deciding whether to buy the one disc version or the deluxe, i'd
say, if you can, buy the 2-Disc version.....a great collectors item.
At the end of the day......IT'S 'ELVIS'
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Initial post: 16 Dec 2013 19:18:33 GMT
Dawn says:
Far too long to read !!!

Posted on 4 Sep 2014 01:51:00 BDT
Tan says:
Elvis sucks. Overrated vocalist, nothing unique or special about his voice, did he even write any songs during his career? How about he sing about something other than love? >.<

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2014 00:16:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2014 00:19:12 BDT
T B says:
anon had to make an appearance...'nothing unique or special about his voice'...you are having a laugh ,of course.
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