Elvis 30 Number 1 Hits - (Import CD)
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- Rock 'N' Roll
- Mono / Stereo
- Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits
Personnel includes: Elvis Presley (vocals); Gordon Stoker, Ben Speer, Brock Speer, Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott, Millie Kirham, Sherrill Nelson, Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith; The Jordanaires; The Surfers; The Sweet Inspirations; The Imperials; J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
Producers include: Steve Sholes, Chet Atkins, Chips Moman, Felton Jarvis, Elvis Presley.
Compilation producer: David Bendeth.
Includes liner notes Peter Guralnick and Ernst Mikael Jorgensen.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals); Myrna Smith, Charles Prescott, J.D. Sumner, Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Kathy Westmoreland, The Stamps, The Sweet Inspirations, Ben Speer, Gordon Stoker, Millie Kirkham, Brock Speer (vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Bendeth; Ray Bardani.
Audio Remasterers: George Marino; Ted Jensen.
Audio Remixer: David Bendeth.
Recording information: 01/10/1956-10/29/1976.
Introduction by: Peter Guralnick.
Photographers: Alfred Wertheimer; Albert Watson .
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, 30 #1 HITS presents a career-spanning serving of the King's chart-toppers.
Dating back to "Heartbreak Hotel" (which was inspired by a suicide note printed in the Miami Herald), most of these cuts have become indelibly etched into the fabric of pop culture and each has a unique story behind it. "Love Me Tender" has its origins in the Civil War ballad "Aura Lee," "It's Now Or Never" found Elvis Americanizing the Neapolitan ballad "O Sole Mio," and "Wooden Heart" likewise was converted from a German children's song.
This Memphis native's choice of artists to cover was equally intriguing and includes Hollywood legend Al Jolson ("Are You Lonesome Tonight?"), New Orleans soul shouter Smiley Lewis ("One Night"), blues great Big Mama Thornton ("Hound Dog"), and country titan Hank Snow ("[Now And Then There's] A Fool Such As I"). Further testimony of Presley's long-lasting appeal is the inclusion of the JXL Radio Edit Remix of "A Little Less Conversation," a UK #1 that not only enabled Elvis to have more chart-toppers than The Beatles, but also became a hit in a number of other countries including the United States.
- Country of Origin
- BMG (distributor)
- Elvis Presley
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Heartbreak Hotel
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Don't Be Cruel
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Hound Dog
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Love Me Tender
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Too Much
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] All Shook Up
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Jailhouse Rock
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Don't
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Hard Headed Woman
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] One Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Big Hunk O' Love, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Stuck on You
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] It's Now or Never
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Are You Lonesome Tonight?
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Wooden Heart - (German)
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Surrender
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Can't Help Falling in Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Good Luck Charm
- [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] She's Not You
- [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Return to Sender
- [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] (You're The) Devil in Disguise
- [ Disc 01 Track 25 ] Crying in the Chapel
- [ Disc 01 Track 26 ] In the Ghetto
- [ Disc 01 Track 27 ] Suspicious Minds
- [ Disc 01 Track 28 ] Wonder of You, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 29 ] Burning Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 30 ] Way Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 31 ] Little Less Conversation, A - (JXL Radio Edit Remix, radio edit remix, bonus track)
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (10/02, p.75) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The proverbial offer no one can refuse..."
Entertainment Weekly (9/27/02, pp.86-7) - "...It does the job as intended: a one-stop-shopping intro to Elvis..." - Rating: A-
Q (12/02, p.69) - Included in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best Albums of 2002."
Q (10/02, p.124) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...For a single-disc summation of his life, this one is a treat..."
Uncut (12/02, p.160) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An evocation of his career and an impressively astute assemblage....A canny introduction to the King's output..."
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- Ray Bardani
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