The 'ELVIS 40 GREATEST ' album was UKs 5th best selling album of 1975 and the 6th best selling LP of the 1970s.
It topped the charts for ten weeks and part of its success was due, undoubtedly, to the fact that it was advertised widely on TV - the first album ever to be
promoted in this way.
Equally the change to get so many good tracks on one release, and at such a reasonable price, was something fans and the general public alike did not want to miss. The album was not, however, issued in the USA.
RCA also later released this album in October 1978, when it reached No. 40 in a 14 week chart run.
Despite it's legendary status, the original album was never released on silver pressed CD.
OVER 2 AND A HALF HOURS OF SOME OF THE GREATEST PRESLEY RECORDINGS including 18 rare and hard to find tracks!!!
- STUNNING ( VINYL LOOK ) super deluxe DOUBLE ALBUM GLOSSY DIGIPACK
- FROM THE LATEST MASTERS
- 18 RARE AND HARD TO FIND BONUS TRACKS
- ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK
- LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 500 silver pressed COPIES!!
This is again a very limited, sensational, release so order your copy now !!!!
1. My Baby Left Me
2. Heartbreak Hotel
3. Blue Suede Shoes
4. Hound Dog
5. Love Me Tender
6. Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do
7. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
9. All Shook Up
10. Old Shep
12. Hard Headed Woman
13. King Creole
14. Jailhouse Rock
15. A Big Hunk O' Love
16. I Got Stung
17. One Night
18. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
19. I Need Your Love Tonight
20. Stuck On You
22. It's Now Or Never
23. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
24. Wooden Heart
26. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
27. Wild In The Country
28. There's Always Me
29. Rock-A-Hula Baby
30. Can't Help Falling In Love With You
31. Good Luck Charm
32. She's Not You
1. Return To Sender
2. (You're The) Devil In Disguise
3. Crying In The Chapel
4. Guitar Man
5. In The Ghetto
6. Suspicious Minds
7. There Goes My Everything
8. Don't Cry Daddy
MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS 1954-1976
9. Burning Love, - take 1, March 31, 1972 One of the last true rock and roll hits for The King. Here we have a rare version from the 'ELVIS ON TOUR' tapes.
10.Way Down - Spliced take , october 29/30, 1976 Recorded in the Jungle Room, in the privacy of Elvis' home. After Elvis' passing this song reached the number one position in the UK in august 1977.
11. Moody Blue - Overdubbed (edited) master, february 4/5, 1976 Title song of Elvis' last studio album and a huge European hit.
12. How Great Thou Art - June 10, 1975 Great live version, recorded at the Midsouth Colliseum, one year after his grammy award winning version of this beautiful gospel song.
13. What Now My Love - January 14, 1973 From Elvis' famous TV broadcast 'Aloha From Hawaii By Satellite' . A true materpiece.
14. An American Trilogy, February 14, 1972 M.S. One of the highlights of an Elvis Presley Performance in the 1970s. This version was recorded 2 days before the original master version, which was released as a single in the same year.
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water - August 12, 1970 M.S. Die hard Elvis fans believe this show was the best he ever did, this great version was not chosen for the movie, but could easily have made it to the final print.
16. I Just Cant Help Believing, August 13, 1970 D.S. Another great song recorded during the third Vegas Engagement, although Elvis had trouble learning the lyrics, he produced an excellent live version released as a single, here is an alternate version recorded one day later.
17. Polk Salad Annie - February 18, 1970 D.S. Another highlight and fan favorite of the Elvis Presley shows, introduced in his second Vegas Season
18. Long Black Limousine - spliced take. This song set the standard for what would come. The very first song recorded at the American Sound Studios in 1969, could have easily, if released as a single, made it to the top ten.
19. A Little Less Conversation , June 24, 1968 (vocal overdubb) When Elvis opened his 1968 comeback special with the words: 'If Youre Looking for Trouble', little did he know that, a song recorded during these sessions, would be a number one hit 34 years later. Remixed by Dutch DJ JXL, the song was the theme for the 2002 FIFA Worldcup Finals. On this set, you'll hear the original recording.
20. Bossa Nova Baby – take 3, January 22, 1963 Although Jailhouse Rock was considered to be Elvis finest movie dancing performance, the Bossa Nova Baby sequence of the 1963 movie 'Fun In Acapulco', might be underrated, and also an acknowledge Elvis that could still move in the 1960s!
21. Blue Hawaii - take 3, March 22, 1961 Although the movie was a big international succes, it was also a turning point in the career of Elvis, attempts to re-create its succes, almost killed him as a professional singer.
22. He Know Just What I Need - take 9, Oktober 30, 1960. Elvis wanted to be a singer in a gospel quartet, how lucky we are he didnt make it, but gospel music is highly appreciated by fans, here you find a rare outtake from Elvis first sacred album His Hand in Mine, not released on the FTD 'classic album' release.
23. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Undubbed Master (with count in), February 1, 1958. A real rock and roll gemm, recorded by Elvis while he was in the army.Despite the Rickys, Bobbys and Fabians, he was still the King of popular music!
24. I Got A Woman - alternate take , January 10, 1956 Attemps to record this song were made at Sun Studios, but after singing up with RCA, this was the first track that was recorded.
25. I Love You Because - take 3, july 5, 1954
Recorded at Sun Studios, during his very first commercial recording session, minutes later Rock and Roll was born when That's All Right was recorded.
26. Thats All Right - take 3, july 5, 1954. Heres where it all started for popular music. Rock and Roll was born, and nothing would ever be the same.