How time flies by! My old 2 CD compilation of Elvis Presley's biggest hits was issued way back in 1988. And to put it mildly the sound quality on that collection left much to be desired. A few years ago I purchased RCA's 2002 release "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits". The difference in the sound quality was astonishing! It goes without saying that recording technology has come a long way in the past two decades. In my view, "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" has got to be the finest collection ever assembled of the much beloved "King of Rock & Roll".
All 30 tunes included on this single disc collection were #1 songs either here in the USA or in England where Elvis remains incredibly popular even to this day. And there is such a wide variety of styles included here covering every phase of Elvis Presley's remarkable career at RCA records. You are sure to enjoy old favorites like "Don't Be Cruel", "One Night" and "It's Now Or Never" all digitally remastered and crystal clear. Amazing! Younger fans might recall hits from the early 1970's like "Suspicious Minds" and the hard driving "Burning Love" from the fall of 1972. I was also pleased to find a couple of tunes I do not currently own including "Wooden Heart" and "Way Down" both of which made it to the top of the charts in England. And as an added bonus, RCA has included the 2002 worldwide smash "A Little Less Conversation". This clever remix of the original recording helped introduce Elvis to a whole new generation of fans. Listen to it a few times and you will find that this tune will grow on you too.
If you are at all like me you like to see some decent liner notes when you purchasing a collection like this. With "Elvis Presley Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" RCA has included a nicely done 24 page booklet. And best of all the price is extremely attractive. While I am not ordinarily in the habit of replacing CD's in my collection I definitely made an exception in this case. Very highly recommended!!!
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