Well...certainly no real surprises on that list!!!
Aside from the inclusion of WELCOME TO MY WORLD, there isn't one song on that list that we all didn't know would be on there!! Then, as if this whole rigged "voting" fiasco wasn't biased enough, SUSPICIOUS MINDS appears on the CD twice!! WHY??? I realize one is supposed to represent the "live" years and the other is from the "60's" but considering they were only recorded 7 months apart, as they are using a live version from 1969, then again I ask WHY????
Once again, the fans have to look outside the U.S. for a package that is truly worthy of Elvis' legacy!! Fortunately, the Australian version of this project allows non-Australian residents to vote for their favorite song AND the fans get to choose from Elvis' ENTIRE catalog!!! So once more, Elvis' legacy has been topped by a non-U.S. country...which is certainly not a bad thing at all...at least SOMEONE knows how to truly honor the 35th anniversary of Elvis' passing!!!
Meanwhile, while Sony was busy putting together another one of their crappy greatest hits collection...oh, excuse me, a rigged "fan-voted" compilation...they completely ignored 2 of the biggest milestones of Elvis' career in the 40th anniversary of ELVIS ON TOUR and the 40th anniversary of Elvis' historic MADISON SQUARE GARDEN performances!! Did we get a release on either of these highlights of Elvis' career?? No, but we got a CD with 2 versions of SUSPICIOUS MINDS on it!!! YEAH FOR US!!!!
This whole 35th anniversary of Elvis' passing has been completely ruined by Sony. After all the years of loyalty, dedication, blood, sweat, tears and of course money that Elvis' recordings have brought Sony, this piece of **** is the thanks the fans get??? What a truly sad day for Elvis fans...