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Elvis’ 40 Greatest (2xCD set)


The legendary ‘pink album’ is now available on a deluxe double compact disc set

‘Elvis’ 40 Greatest, originally released (on Arcade) in 1974 and UK’s biggest-selling album over the Christmas period of that year, but along with all albums on K-tel, Ronco and Arcade, it was ineligible for the UK Albums Chart until 1975, because it was felt that heavy TV advertising and low pricing distorted the charts. It finally reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart in 1977, and became the 10th best-selling album of the 1970s in the UK

It was originally pressed with a brown cover and doctored image of Elvis. The 1978 re-release, was released simultaneously on black vinyl and a more expensive pink vinyl edition. The pink vinyl sold a stagger 250,000 copies MORE than the black vinyl. It is in fact one of the best selling Elvis compilation albums of all time

Both the original 1974 Arcade and the 1978 pink RCA re-release were, despite their success, never released on compact disc

But the waiting is over! housed in a stunning 6 panel digipack, ‘Elvis’ 40 Greatest’ contains the 40 original masters from the 1978 album plus some very special bonus tracks, added from the original 1983 UK edition of the ‘I Was The One’ album, that contained overdubbed, live and studio recordings from the 1950s and early 1960s. These recordings have never been released officially on CD



01. My Baby Left Me

02. Heartbreak Hotel

03. Blue Suede Shoes

04. Hound Dog

05. Love Me Tender

06. Got A Lot O’Livin To Do

07. Teddy Bear

08. Party

09. All Shook Up

10. Old Shep

11. Don’t

12. Hard Headed Woman

13. King Creole

14. Jailhouse Rock

15. A Big Hunk O Love

16. I Got Stung

17. One Night

18. A Fool Such As I

19. I Need Your Love Tonight

20. Stuck On You

From the 1983 ‘I Was The One’ album:

21. I Was The One

22. Baby Let’s Play House

23. Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop And Fly

24. Don’t

25. Paralyzed

26. Your Cheatin’ Heart

27. Baby I Don’t Care

28. Don’t Be Cruel


01. Fever

02. It’s Now Or Never

03. Are You Lonesome Tonight

04. Wooden Heart

05. Surrender

06. His Latest Flame

07. Wild In The Country

08. There’s Always Me

09. Rock-A-Hula Baby

10. Can’t Help Falling In Love

11. Good Luck Charm

12. She’s Not You

13. Return To Sender

14. You’re The Devil In Disguise

15. Crying In The Chapel

16. Guitar Man

17. In The Ghetto

18. Suspicious Mind

19. There Goes My Everything

20. Don’t Cry Daddy

From the 1983 ‘I Was The One’ album:

21. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

22. My Baby Left Me

23. Little Sister

24. Heartbreak Hotel

25. Hound Dog

26. Ready Teddy

27. Young And Beautiful

28. Rip It Up

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