Wow! RCA/BMG/Sony really changed their policy/strategy on paying tribute to their billion-making number one star.... Blehh! What difference is this from any other greatest hits boxset that they've released?
Looking at this list, it's almost the same as the one on 'Artist of the Century'.
90% of these songs were also on the million-selling albums 'the Number Ones' and '2nd To None'.
COME ON BMG/SONY!!! Is this all you got to offer!?! Rock'n Roll wasn't 'invented' by playing safe, or repeating what already existed. That's why music evolves over the years.
So why do they want to stick to the same formula that Parker used? Elvis is more than his greatest hits. If he liked them so much, why did he rush them during his shows? Why not mix the greatest hits more with music that HE and his fans really liked? The greatest hits are a good starter, but not the main meal.
Junkie XL knew this and chose a different (non hit) to remix and made it a huge hit. Why, years later, does no-one at RCA/BMG/Sony understand this? Why not make some new big-band kinda 'remixes' of his ballads? Why not put some contemporary gospelsongs on it (from his Award winning He Touched Me album)? Why not add some more songs from the post-Comeback Special era (every marketresearch among fans and no-fans will show that this is the most popular era under the targetgroup younger than 50 years).
It is so frustrating..... I bet they'll use one of those cheesy 50s images of ELvis (not that they're bad, but it's such a clash of times: a picture from ELvis from around 1968-1970 would make Elvis look so much more 'today')