Title - 'Elvis 75-Good Rockin' Tonight' [BOX SET]
Artist - Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley is one of the biggest-selling artists of all-time, but mere numbers cannot begin to explain the colossal cultural impact he had in the mid-20th Century. He was a central figure in the transformation of the grey, conservative 50s into the technicolour 60s through the liberalising effect of rock and pop music.
'Elvis 75-Good Rockin' Tonight' is a glittering collection fit for a king - in this case, the undisputed, Once and Future King of Rock 'n' Roll. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the birth of Elvis Aaron Presley, 'Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight' is the definitive retrospective, a remastered Hot 100 of Elvis classics in one beautifully-packaged four-CD boxed set.
Inded, I scarcely know how to begin to tell you about all the great hits and lesser known exquisite ballads that make this such a worthwhile addition to your Elvis collection. I really like "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I;" Elvis never sounded better--and how's about those drums? The music fits in perfectly with Elvis' singing but wisely the music never drowns out Elvis; you can easily hear what he's singing and I love it.
In addition, "It's Now or Never" stuns me with its natural charm; the poignant "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" showcases Elvis yet again; "(Marie's the Name of) His Latest Flame" has a fine beat that makes this memorable; "Return to Sender" (one of my very favorite all time Elvis tunes); "(You're the) Devil in Disguise;" "In the Ghetto" with Elvis singing faultlessly; "Suspicious Minds" with that incredible arrangement; the awesome "Polk Salad Annie;" the very moving and beautiful "Funny How Time Slips Away;" Elvis' gorgeous rendition of "Always on My Mind" and "Unchained Melody" are just a very few of the magnificent songs on these four CDs. "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" and "Hound Dog" are equally well done hits from Elvis.
Elvis Presley left us all too soon - fortunately, however, we have CDs, CD box sets, his movies and concerts on DVD and more to remember him fondly and most appropriately as The King of Rock 'n' Roll. This is an absolute must-have for Elvis fans. [MGS]