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    ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on January

    ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on January 8, 2010

    NEW YORK, Nov. 4 In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth - to be celebrated on January 8, 2010 - comes the first four-CD deluxe box set collection ever to provide the definitive overview ofhis entire recording career. ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting December 8, 2009, through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

    ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT presents 100 songs, a broad collection of hit singles, deep album tracks, live performances, and rarities. The tracks appear in strict chronological order of recording dates over the course of Disc 1 (1953-1957), Disc 2 (1958-1962), Disc 3 (1963-1969), and Disc 4 (1970-1977). They range from the first demo acetate that Elvis made at the Memphis Recording Service of Sun Records as a gift for his mother in 1953 ("My Happiness"), to a sampling of Sun Records sides produced by Sam Phillips in 1954-55 ("That's All Right," "Blue Moon Of Kentucky," "Good Rockin' Tonight,"and more), through 21 and a half years of RCA tracks, from 1956 to 1977.

    [IMGL]http://www.musicbusinesstimes.com/images/Sony%20Legacy%20logo.JPG[/IMGL]The 100th track on the box set is the JXL Radio Remix Edit created in 2002, for "A Little Less Conversation," originally a 1968 single (written by Billy Strange and Mac Davis). The remix was done by Dutch musician-producer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL (JXL, the XL stands for Xpanding Limits). It was commissioned for Nike's World Cup ad campaign, and was commercially released in Europe as "Elvis vs. JXL." It went on to hit #1 in the UK, Australia, and more than 20 countries worldwide. In the U.S., the CD single rose to #1 on the new Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. It later became the opening theme for tv's "Las Vegas" series, starring James Caan on NBC.

    On January 5, 2010, RCA/Legacy will release a 26-track single CD titled ELVIS 75, featuring selections from the box set. As the year continues, RCA/Legacy will unveil a full slate of Elvis Presley catalog title reissues and compilations.

    Both the box set and the single disc will be produced by longtime Presley reissue producer Ernst Jorgensen.

    Adding to the historical impact of ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT is the 80-page full-color booklet included in the box set. In addition to rare photography and memorabilia, the booklet will include a 7,000-word biographical essay written by Billy Altman, an award-winning music critic, journalist, historian, and educator, whose work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and People magazines.

    The release of ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT coincides with a 4-day celebration of his 75th birthday, January 7-10th, centered at the Graceland estate, outside of Memphis. In addition to the annual birthday proclamation ceremony on the front lawn of Graceland, events will include parties, dances, and panel discussions.

    From the moment in early 1956 when Elvis' first string of hits on RCA Victor proclaimed his arrival on the old 'Top 100' - "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender" - there were 17 chart titles in 1956 alone - his hammerlock on rock and roll was unquestioned, his influence on the destiny of all popular music about to be engraved in stone. Even after the Beatles' conquest started in 1964, and the revolution of Bob Dylan in 1965, Elvis continued his reign on the charts, slotting nearly four dozen songs on the Hot 100 from 1964 to 1969.

    The phenomenal chart statistics accumulated by Elvis come alive on this box set. As compiled by Joel Whitburn, Elvis is the top-ranked Hot 100 male artist (by far!) of the 1950s and '60s - and the only act (male, female, or group) ever to be top-ranked #1 for two separate decades. Elvis holds unassailable records for the Most Chart Hits (151), Most Top 40 Hits (104), Most RIAA Platinum Hits (28), Most RIAA Gold Hits (24), and Most Weeks Charted (1,598).

    ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT by ELVIS PRESLEY
    (RCA/Legacy 88697 60625 2)

    Disc 1: 1953 - 1957
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    1. My Happiness
    2. That's All Right
    3. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
    4. Good Rockin' Tonight
    5. Baby Let's Play House
    6. Mystery Train
    7. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
    8. I Got A Woman
    9. Heartbreak Hotel
    10. I Was The One
    11. Blue Suede Shoes
    12. My Baby Left Me
    13. One-Sided Love Affair
    14. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry
    15. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
    16. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
    17. Hound Dog
    18. Don't Be Cruel
    19. Love Me Tender
    20. Love Me
    21. Paralyzed
    22. Too Much
    23. All Shook Up
    24. Mean Woman Blues
    25. Peace In The Valley
    26. Teddy Bear
    27. One Night
    28. Jailhouse Rock
    29. Treat Me Nice
    30. Blue Christmas
    31. Don't


    Disc 2: 1958 - 1962
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    1. Hard Headed Woman
    2. Trouble
    3. King Creole
    4. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
    5. I Need Your Love Tonight
    6. A Big Hunk O' Love
    7. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
    8. Stuck On You
    9. A Mess Of Blues
    10. It's Now Or Never
    11. Thrill Of Your Love
    12. Such A Night
    13. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
    14. Reconsider Baby
    15. Doin' The Best I Can
    16. Pocketful Of Rainbows
    17. Surrender
    18. Crying In The Chapel
    19. I Feel So Bad
    20. There's Always Me
    21. Judy
    22. Can't Help Falling In Love
    23. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
    24. Little Sister
    25. Good Luck Charm
    26. Suspicion
    27. She's Not You
    28. Return To Sender


    Disc 3: 1963 - 1969
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    1. Bossa Nova Baby
    2. (You're The) In Disguise
    3. (It's A) Long Lonely Highway
    4. Need Somebody To Lean On
    5. Viva Las Vegas
    6. It Hurts Me
    7. This Is My Heaven
    8. Adam And Evil
    9. How Great Thou Art
    10. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
    11. Guitar Man
    12. Big Boss Man
    13. Too Much Monkey Business
    14. U.S. Male
    15. If I Can Dream
    16. Memories
    17. Don't Cry Daddy
    18. In The Ghetto
    19. Suspicious Minds
    20. Stranger In My Own Home Town
    21. Kentucky Rain
    22. Only The Strong Survive


    Disc 4: 1970 - 1977
    -------------------
    1. Polk Salad Annie (live)
    2. The Fool
    3. Funny How Time Slips Away
    4. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
    5. I Just Can't Help Believin' (live)
    6. I'm Leavin'
    7. An American Trilogy (live)
    8. Burning Love
    9. Always On My Mind
    10. Steamroller Blues (live)
    11. Loving Arms
    12. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
    13. Promised Land
    14. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
    15. For The Heart
    16. Hurt
    17. Way Down
    18. Unchained Melody (live)
    19. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Remix Edit,2002)


    Notes:
    Tracks 2 through 7 originally issued as Sun Records single sides, all other
    tracks originally issued on RCA.

    Charts:
    C indicates Billboard Top Country Songs chart
    H indicates Billboard Hot 100 chart
    R indicates Billboard Hot R&B chart
    S indicates Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart


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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    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')
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I think it's good to read that Sony will release catolog titles next year! maybe they finally get it? It's frustrating when you go to the big record stores you'll only find cheap budget releases with very poor sound and the same songs on each release, next to the best of discs by sony...even the latest from Elvis in Memphis can not be found in the biggest record stores here in Holland, probably Elvis' best album next to Elvis is back!

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I have no plans to buy this collection. As for the Legacy catalogue titles that will be released throughout the year I'll buy them if they have vinyl counterparts. But on CD? No!

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Every single original track (not counting outtakes or soundboards) has been released and re-released this looks pretty similar to others-but it has a good cross section of Elvis music-"Mean Woman Blues", "Thrill of Your Love", "Peace in the Valley", "Pocket Full of Rainbows", "This is my Heaven", Only The Strong Survive" etc.....all very different forms of music and all very differing voices and styles from Elvis.
    Work in Progress!

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    How much is it? I don't see a price.

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I can't see a price anywhere yet..............don't think they've told us........LOL
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Fans dealt with this strategy since early sixties, and then they wonder, why fans search for imports???

    We have the FTD label now of course, but RCA/BMG could at least make a little effort in releasing more interesting cd's for fans!

    That would sell more RCA/BMG!!!

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I just seen it at CD Universe for pre order

    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8035074

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by Eap1956 View Post
    I just seen it at CD Universe for pre order

    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8035074
    Thanks very much, I don't think it's worth this much money, maybe to a new fan.

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I ordered off Amazon. Free shipping.
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by See See Rider View Post
    I ordered off Amazon. Free shipping.
    Thanks, that's good free shipping.

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I think it was $53.99
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Elvis 75-Good Rockin' Tonight by Elvis Presley (Audio CD - 2009) - Box set
    Buy new: $59.98 $53.98
    Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on Dec 8, 2009.
    Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping. www.amazon.com
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Is it the 4 disc set they're selling?
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I'm Not race to buy this one, I didn't with I Beleive Set , this been going on after Elvis death the frustrating with RCA/Sony releases , In USA it's more frustrating, there Lp's and CDs that not Release in USA main stream releases that oversea releases , In 1980's I used to do special orders to get oversea releases and with higher cost.
    The FTD release full that place.
    I did Get From Elvis In Memphis special release because the cost was right .
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by debtdbruno View Post
    Is it the 4 disc set they're selling?
    Yes it is.
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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    I am very anxios for these collection.

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    Re: ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT Commemorates 75th Birthday of Elvis Presley on Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by See See Rider View Post
    Yes it is.
    thanks.
    Because they are selling 3 versions, you get lost trying to keep up with which ones are selling where.
    "NO-ONE, BUT NO-ONE,IS HIS EQUAL, OR EVER WILL BE. HE WAS, AND IS SUPREME".Mick Jagger

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