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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Elvis Presley's posthumous catalog grows ever more voluminous with this three-CD set, which collects the King's two recent hits collections -- the triple-platinum ELV1S: 30 #1 HITS and the follow-up, 2nd to None -- along with a new disc, The Story Continues, comprised of 19 Top 20 hits. The latter really shows the depth of his artistry as an interpretive singer in some songs that are not among his better-known efforts, a few having been relegated to movie soundtracks. But the King's sense of drama makes 1961's "Flaming Star" a cool performance of an underrated movie's title track. He's even better in drawing out the complex, unsettled feelings that could easily have been...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Elvis Presley's posthumous catalog grows ever more voluminous with this three-CD set, which collects the King's two recent hits collections -- the triple-platinum ELV1S: 30 #1 HITS and the follow-up, 2nd to None -- along with a new disc, The Story Continues, comprised of 19 Top 20 hits. The latter really shows the depth of his artistry as an interpretive singer in some songs that are not among his better-known efforts, a few having been relegated to movie soundtracks. But the King's sense of drama makes 1961's "Flaming Star" a cool performance of an underrated movie's title track. He's even better in drawing out the complex, unsettled feelings that could easily have been lost in the rocking arrangement of one of his best movie themes, 1962's "Follow That Dream." The powerful blues singer is on vivid display in his heated 1964 cover of an early Drifters cut, "Such a Night," and in his gritty, churning tour de force 1973 cover of James Taylor's "Steamroller Blues," one of his last great studio performances. The peerless pop stylist comes to the fore on what stand as two of his greatest singles: 1963's "One Broken Heart for Sale" another soundtrack cut, but no obscurity this, and the winsome, ethereal gem from 1964, "Ask Me." ELV1S: 30 #1 HITS is a self-explanatory knockout; 2nd to None contains more chart-toppers starting with 1956's classic "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You", some powerhouse pop-blues "Mean Woman Blues," "A Mess of Blues", a couple of undisputed monuments in "Viva Las Vegas" and "American Trilogy," and the original pre–Willie Nelson version of "Always on My Mind." Great songs, great performances, and another outstanding Elvis collection. The King lives on.
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This impressive three-disc 81-track collection combines three separate Elvis Presley anthologies into a surprisingly coherent whole, beginning with 30 #1 Hits as the first disc, 2nd to None which continues where 30 #1 Hits left off and includes Sun Records sides as well as movie soundtrack material and some live cuts as the second, and a third disc, called The Story Continues, which adds 19 more tracks that didn't make it onto the other two discs. It's not really a history, since it isn't assembled chronologically and skips through eras and back again on a dime, but it's impossible to listen to everything here without being struck by the full force of Presley's talent, and freed from the massive cultural image that was Elvis and boiled down to just his music like this, the effect is staggering. He simply was the King. Die-hard fans will already have everything here, but folks looking for a single set that includes Presley's key Sun tracks along with his subsequent RCA hits, the best of his soundtrack work, a few live performances, and a handful of sentimental favorites will find everything they need in this three-disc package. It isn't everything, obviously, but it hits all the high points without sacrificing range, variety, or depth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Bmg / Elvis
  • UPC: 828767124728
  • Catalog Number: 71247
  • Sales rank: 27,337

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heartbreak Hotel (2:09)
  2. 2 Don't Be Cruel (2:04)
  3. 3 Hound Dog (2:19)
  4. 4 Love Me Tender (2:44)
  5. 5 Too Much (2:36)
  6. 6 All Shook Up (2:00)
  7. 7 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (1:49)
  8. 8 Jailhouse Rock (2:37)
  9. 9 Don't (2:51)
  10. 10 Hard Headed Woman (1:56)
  11. 11 One Night (2:34)
  12. 12 (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I (2:39)
  13. 13 A Big Hunk O' Love (2:17)
  14. 14 Stuck on You (2:20)
  15. 15 It's Now or Never (3:17)
  16. 16 Are You Lonesome Tonight? (3:08)
  17. 17 Wooden Heart (2:04)
  18. 18 Surrender (1:55)
  19. 19 (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame (2:08)
  20. 20 Can't Help Falling in Love (3:00)
  21. 21 Good Luck Charm (2:27)
  22. 22 She's Not You (2:11)
  23. 23 Return to Sender (2:11)
  24. 24 (You're The) Devil in Disguise (2:22)
  25. 25 Crying in the Chapel (2:26)
  26. 26 In the Ghetto (2:59)
  27. 27 Suspicious Minds (4:33)
  28. 28 The Wonder of You (2:36)
  29. 29 Burning Love (2:59)
  30. 30 Way Down (2:39)
  31. 31 A Little Less Conversation (3:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 That's All Right (1:57)
  2. 2 I Forgot to Remember to Forget (2:29)
  3. 3 Blue Suede Shoes (2:00)
  4. 4 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (2:40)
  5. 5 Love Me (2:44)
  6. 6 Mean Woman Blues (2:16)
  7. 7 Loving You (2:16)
  8. 8 Treat Me Nice (2:12)
  9. 9 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (2:15)
  10. 10 King Creole (2:09)
  11. 11 Trouble (2:18)
  12. 12 I Got Stung (1:51)
  13. 13 I Need Your Love Tonight (2:06)
  14. 14 A Mess of Blues (2:41)
  15. 15 I Feel So Bad (2:55)
  16. 16 Little Sister (2:32)
  17. 17 Rock-A-Hula Baby (2:00)
  18. 18 Bossa Nova Baby (2:07)
  19. 19 Viva Las Vegas (2:25)
  20. 20 If I Can Dream (3:10)
  21. 21 Memories (3:07)
  22. 22 Don't Cry Daddy (2:47)
  23. 23 Kentucky Rain (3:19)
  24. 24 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (2:31)
  25. 25 An American Trilogy (4:39)
  26. 26 Always on My Mind (3:38)
  27. 27 Promised Land (2:58)
  28. 28 Moody Blue (2:49)
  29. 29 I'm a Roustabout (2:11)
  30. 30 Rubberneckin' (6:01)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Beg of You (1:54)
  2. 2 My Wish Came True (2:36)
  3. 3 Ain't That Loving You Baby (2:24)
  4. 4 Fame and Fortune (2:31)
  5. 5 I Gotta Know (2:16)
  6. 6 Flaming Star (2:29)
  7. 7 Follow That Dream (1:39)
  8. 8 One Broken Heart for Sale (1:37)
  9. 9 Kissin' Cousins (2:13)
  10. 10 Such a Night (3:01)
  11. 11 Ask Me (2:08)
  12. 12 (Such An) Easy Question (2:22)
  13. 13 I'm Yours (2:23)
  14. 14 Puppet on a String (2:41)
  15. 15 Love Letters (2:52)
  16. 16 Separate Ways (2:37)
  17. 17 Steamroller Blues (3:08)
  18. 18 If You Talk in Your Sleep (2:28)
  19. 19 My Boy (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Mac Davis Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Eddie Rabbitt Composer
Bill Martin Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Charlie Feathers Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
James Taylor Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Lincoln Chase Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Dennis Linde Composer
Phil Coulter Composer
Billy Strange Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Mark James Composer
Simon Napier-Bell Composer
Johnny Christopher Composer
Luigi Creatore Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Pino Donaggio Composer
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer Composer
Wally Gold Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Stan Kesler Composer
Bernie Lowe Composer
Hugo Peretti Composer
Richard Mainegra Composer
Kal Mann Composer
George Marino Mastering
Clyde Otis Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Winfield Scott Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Sid Tepper Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Ben Weisman Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Vicki Wickham Composer
Fred Wise Composer
Victor Young Composer
Kelly Owens Composer
Artie Glenn Composer
Mae Boren Axton Composer
Randy Starr Composer
Erwin Gorostiza Art Direction
Vic Anesini Mastering
Bernie Baum Composer
Claude Demetrius Composer
Tommy Durden Composer
Lou Handman Composer
Pearl King Composer
Vera Matson Composer
Sid Wayne Composer
Sidney Wyche Composer
Bill Trader Composer
Bert Carroll Composer
Joseph DiMuro Executive Producer
Dolores Fuller Composer
Jeff Juliano Digital Editing
Ian Cuttler Art Direction
Vito Pallavicini Composer
W. Earl Brown Composer
Bickley S. Reichmer Composer
Baker Knight Composer
Dick Heard Composer
Bill Giant Composer
Florence Kaye Composer
Dory Jones Composer
Matt Williams Composer
Bunny Warren Composer
Lee Rosenberg Composer
Red West Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Stuff!!

    If you're looking for a collection of Elvis songs, go no further. This collection might not have all his greatest hits but pretty much covers the bases. This 3 CD set is all you need for your Elvis collection...

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