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between the mid 1990´s until the early 2010´s many new
compilations, sometimes with unreleased tracks appeared on
compact disc but only a few of them were available on vinly. since
the popularity of vinyl increased during the last 6 years, most of the
"new" cd releases are now available on vinyl again.
the memphis record (2lp set)
very nice package focusing on elvis ´ recording sessions at the
american sound studio in 1969. his first memphis session since he left
sun records in 1955. the excellent liner notes were written by peter
the complete sun sessions (2lp set)
this is the second big album release from 1987. contains all the
tracks - released & unreleased - which where known to exist at the
time. one more time the liner notes were written by peter guralnick.
the top ten hits (2lp set)
included in this album was a "full colour" elvis poster.
at this issue only chart positions in the "billboard pop charts" were
us pop #117
love me tender - romantic elvis (2lp set)
for some reasons this double lp wasn´t released on the rca label.
issued on the "bmg ariola label" (bmg was rca´s parent´s company at
the time) it reached #30 on the german album charts. it also
performed well in austria and the netherlands.
ariola - 303150 / germany
great hits of 1956 - 57
this album was only available as a free bonus from "reader´s digest" to buyers of an unrelated box set - one that has no elvis tracks.
reader´s digest - rb4-072/d / usa
the alternate aloha
first release of the "dress rehearsal" from the famous 1973
elvis la pelvis
elvis gospel 1957 - 1971:
known only to him
very good compilation of gospel songs with interresting liner notes,
written by jay orr and the late gorden stoker (jordanaires).
pl-90355 / germany
the great performances
this is the soundtrack companion to a two volume home video release
of the same name. includes the first release of elvis ´first ever
recording "my happiness"
united kingdom #62
for the asking (the lost album)
the individual songs on this lp may seem far more familiar than the
title. everything here did get released in 1963 and 1964, but not the
way it was originally intended. all were recorded in nashville during
mid-1962 for an album that would have been the follow-up to the pot
luck lp. but elvis' manager, colonel tom parker, apparently decided
around this time that free-standing albums such as the latter weren't
as profitable as elvis´ movies and their related soundtracks and that
it made more sense to concentrate on soundtracks when it came to
releasing his music.
nl-90513 / germany
the million dollar quartet
"million dollar quartet" is a recording of an impromptu jam session
involving elvis, jerry lee lewis, carl perkins, and johnny cash made
on december 4, 1956, at the sun record studios in memphis,
tennessee. an article about the session was published in the memphis
press-scimitar under the title "million dollar quartet". the recording
was first released in europe in 1981 as the million dollar quartet
with 17 tracks. a few years later more tracks were discovered. in
1990, the recordings were released as "elvis presley - the million
dollar quartet". this session is considered a seminal moment in rock
and roll history.
that´s all right
die hits der deutschen charts
one more time you´ll find a good album totally ruined by the cover
design. this album was the companion of the tv series "elvis" shown
in german tv in 1991. it contains most (not all) of the songs charted
in the german charts until this time. but who in hell came to the idea
to couple a 1950´s elvis with a 1970´s jumpsuit???
in my opinion one of the most beautiful rca-vinyl releases of all time.
all pictures taken by alfred wertheimer in 1956.
united kingdom #42
i´ll be home for christmas
this 10" lp contains all christmas songs elvis recorded back in 1957.
it was only available as a bonus disc at the first pressings from the
"peace in the valley" box set (see in the "box sets" chapter for more
loving you - collector´s edition
jailhouse rock & love me tender - collector´s edition
king creole - collector´s edition
g.i- blues - collector´s edition
elv1s 30 # 1 hits (2lp set)
when released, "elv1s: 30 #1 hits" was an instant success, going
straight to the top of the albums charts in several countries and
shipping mass quantities around the world. by 2003 the album had
received certifications in more than fifteen regions and had sold
millions of copies worldwide.
us pop #01
us country #01
united kingdom #01
2nd to none (2lp set)
"2nd to none" was released as the sequel to the previous year's
highly successful "elv1s: 30 #1 hits". the album included elvis's #1
singles that did not appear on the previous release, other notable
recordings, one previously unreleased recording ("i'm a roustabout")
and a remix of "rubberneckin'" by paul oakenfold. although not as
successful as its predecessor, 2nd to none made the top 10 in at
least nine countries and received certifications in several regions.
82876 55241 1 / eu
us pop #03
united kingdom #03
elvis at stax (2lp set)
this critical acclaimed album chronicles the 40th aniversary of
elvis´historic hometown studio sessions of july and december 1973.
released in 3 different formats : 3 cd box set, single cd and the here
pictured 2 lp set.
united kingdom #70
showroom internationale (2lp set)
this album was released for "record store day" black friday 2014 as a
limited edition. not all copies are numbered. also, some are
numbered in the bottom right and some in the bottom left on the
back cover.the album contains the dinner show from august 12, 1970
recorded at the international hotel, las vegas.
if i can dream (2lp set)
this is elvis´first album to enter the "billboard classical chart.
it jumped from #17 to #1 in its second week and held that position in
its third week, while holding on to the #2 position for the next four
weeks. all tracks were newly recorded with the london "royal
philharmonic orchestra".though the fan reactions were mixed it went
straight to #1 in the u.k. charts. in my opinion a superb album, worth
listinening time and time again!
us pop #21
us classic #01
united kingdom #01
superb compilation of folk-country themed songs recorded between
1966-1973. this album was specially produced for "record store day
88875195601 / eu
way down in the jungle room
since the original albums were alway´s favourites of mine i treasue
this release very much. the cd album features master recordings and
outtakes from two recording sessions on february 2–8, 1976 and
october 28–30, 1976 in the jungle room, a recording studio set up by
elvis in the den of graceland in memphis, tennessee. the vinyl version
features only the outtakes and "in-the-studio dialog" newly mixed by
matt ross-spang at the sam phillips recording studio.
88985318111 / e.u.
us pop #79
us country #06
united kingdom #16
merry christmas baby
cool reissue of elvis´christmas recordings only available on vinyl.
two different pressings were made - one in green and one in red
rca legacy - 88985362331 / e.u.
the wonder of you (2lp set)
this is the follow up album to the highly successful "if i can dream"
from 2015. since the fan reactions were also very mixed again the
album became an international success. the album features archival
vocal recordings of elvis accompanied by new orchestral
arrangements by the royal philharmonic orchestra, recorded at the
abbey road studios. it also features a duet with german singer
it is elvis' 13th uk number-one album, making him the solo artist with
most uk number-one albums (and overall only behind the beatles with
15 number-one albums).elvis also extended the record for most uk
top 10 albums, with the wonder of you becoming his 52nd top 10
us pop #47
us classic #01
united kingdom #01
new zealand #02