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Elvis Forever CD Volumes 1 and 2

By Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
June 1, 2012 - 10:24:00 AM

Elvis Forever CD Volumes 1 and 2 have now been released.

Released in 1974, the double album 'Elvis Forever' (Volume 1) is probably the best-selling Elvis compilation album of all-time (at least in Europe). Now the COMPLETE collection of original Elvis Forever albums are to be available on CD ... with a total of 50 rare bonus tracks, this collection of 5 double-albums has a total of 210 tracks! Housed in stunning 3 panel digipacks with original album artwork, each FOREVER Volume contains 2 Discs with the 32 original album tracks (from the latest masters) on Disc 1 plus a bonus Disc 2 with rare and hard to find recordings. All housed in a stunning cardboard storage box available only with the first two CDs.

In Germany one million copies were sold within a year of it's release, in Finland it became the biggest selling 'greatest hits' album ever, in Belgium it sold more than 270.000 copies and in Holland it was one of the very few Elvis albums that went straight to number 1 on the charts (in 1974).

By the end of the 1970's the original FOREVER album had sold more copies than UK's '40 Greatest', without even being released in the UK or US (more than 5.000.000 copies).

After the huge success of FOREVER Volume 1, RCA decided in the 1980's to release 4 more Volumes in the FOREVER series. Although they sold well, they never became the huge success of the first Volume.

Elvis Forever Volume 1 was released on CD by RCA as a double CD album and as a single CD album (containing 30 tracks instead of the original 32). Volume 2 was also released, in 2 different versions, but both editions contained only 31 tracks and not 32). The CD version of 'Elvis Forever Volume 2' with the original album cover (released in Holland) is almost undefinable these days, and the CD version promoting the 'Elvis Eau De Toilette' (only released in Germany with a totally different cover) is also a rarity.

All the other Volumes in the FOREVER series are unreleased on CD.

Until now!

Now the COMPLETE collection of original Elvis Forever albums are to be available on CD. Housed in stunning 3 panel digipacks with original album artwork, each FOREVER Volume contains 2 Discs with the 32 original album tracks (from the latest masters) on Disc 1 plus a bonus Disc 2 with rare and hard to find recordings.

With a total of 50 rare bonus tracks, this collection of 5 double-albums has a total of 210 tracks!

A massive and ultimate Elvis collection!!

But there's more ...

Elvis Forever 5 CD Series with Collectors Box

With Elvis Forever Volumes 3 and 4, you receive a FREE stunning cardboard storage box, so when you have collected the complete series you can storage them all in one beautiful box!

The first two releases in this series are now released and they are: Elvis Forever Volume 3 and Volume 4.

The others Volumes will be released in April / May 2012.

Limited Edition Only Of 500 Copies !!!!!

Volume 1

Disc 1

01. My Baby Left Me
02. Heartbreak Hotel
03. Blue Suede Shoes
04. Hound Dog
05. Love Me Tender
06. Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do!
07. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
08. All Shook Up
09. Don't
10. Hard Headed Woman
11. King Creole
12. Jailhouse Rock
13. A Big Hunk O' Love
14. I Got Stung
15. One Night
16. Stuck On You
17. Fever
18. It's Now Or Never
19. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
20. Wooden Heart

Disc 2

21. Surrender
22. Wild In The Country
23. Rock-A-Hula Baby
24. Can't Help Falling In Love
25. Good Luck Charm
26. Return To Sender
27. You're The Devil In Disguise
28. Crying In The Chapel
29. Guitar Man
30. In The Ghetto
31. Suspicious Minds
32. There Goes My Everything
33. Memphis, Tennessee (take 1, May 1963 sessions) *
34. Judy (take 7) *
35. Night Rider (take 4) *
36. Almost (strings version) *
37. In The Ghetto (take 13) *
38. Snowbird (undubbed version) *
39. Heartbreak Hotel (live, August 1972) *
40. An American Trilogy (overdubbed version from This Is Elvis) *
41. My Boy (overdubbed version) *
42. Flaming Star (original backing track) *

* bonus tracks / not on original album

Elvis Forever CD Volume 1

Volume 2

Disc 1

01. Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)
02. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
03. Too Much
04. Loving You
05. Treat Me Nice
06. I Beg Of You
07. Ain't That Loving You Baby
08. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
09. Such A Night
10. A Mess Of Blues
11. I Gotta Know
12. Kiss Me Quick
13. Little Sister
14. No More (La Paloma)
15. I Feel So Bad
16. King Of The Whole Wide World
17. (Such An) Easy Question
18. Bossa Nova Baby
19. Mexico
20. Witchcraft

Disc 2

21. What'd I Say
22. Kissin' Cousins
23. Viva Las Vegas
24. Ask Me
25. It Hurts Me
26. I've Lost You
27. I Just Can't Help Believin'
28. Love Letters
29. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
30. The Wonder Of You
31. Burning Love
32. My Way
33. For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 2) *
34. Too Much Monkey Business (alternate mix) *
35. Western Union (master incl. count-in) *
36. He Knows Just What I Need (take 9) *
37. You'll Be Gone (take 2) *
38. Home Is Where The Heart Is (take 12) *
39. Without Love (There's Nothing) (undubbed master) *
40. I Can't Stop Loving You (live, August 24 1969) *
41. I'm Leavin' (unedited master) *
42. Britches (original backing track) *

Elvis Forever CD Volume 2

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