THE BARGAIN BUY: Elvis Presley; The Real Elvis 60's Collection

 |   |  1 min read

You Don't Know Me
THE BARGAIN BUY: Elvis Presley; The Real Elvis 60's Collection

Although there is no shortage of Elvis Presley collections in the world -- indeed we've featured a few at the Bargain Buy in the past -- this one comes highly recommended for a couple of reasons.

Too many people are quick to dismiss most of Elvis' catalogue in the Sixties because it was cluttered with knocked-off soundtracks songs . . . and it is rather hard to get excited about songs like The Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (from Girl Happy) or Yoga is as Yoga Does (from Easy Come Easy Go).

But this was also the decade in which Elvis mastered the pop idiom after introducing the world to rock'n'roll in the Fifties. So take out those many lesser tracks from his films and you can easily get a fine triple CD collection like this.

Here are great songs like Return to Sender, Follow That Dream, Suspicion, Viva Las Vegas, Big Boss Man, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Reconsider Baby, Guitar Man, In the Ghetto, Gentle on My Mind, Suspicious Minds, US Male, Long Black Limousine, Stranger in My Own Home Town . . .

And many that probably went past most people like From a Jack to a King, Gonna Get Back Home Somehow, Long Lonely Highway, You Don't Know Me . . .

JB_logoSo here are 49 well chosen Elvis songs across three discs  . . . and the other reason this one recommends itself is because it is just $10 at JB HiFi stores here.

Good one. 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   The Bargain Buy articles index

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Sony "Original Album Classics" series: Jeff Buckley; The Grace EPs

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Sony "Original Album Classics" series: Jeff Buckley; The Grace EPs

When, in May 1997 the 30-year old Jeff Buckley decided to go for a late night swim in his jeans and boots at a particularly difficult stretch of river in Memphis, the world lost a rare talent. And... > Read more

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Byrds; There is a Season

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Byrds; There is a Season

For most people the Byrds were a great singles band and there is ample evidence to support that view (Mr Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn, Eight Miles High, Ballad of Easy Rider and so on). For... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2014: THE EDITOR'S CHOICES

THE BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2014: THE EDITOR'S CHOICES

At a very rough guess Elsewhere probably reviewed or wrote about more than 200 albums in the past year . . . and we certainly didn't get to many excellent ones simply by constraints of time.... > Read more

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART (2011): The state of the art

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART (2011): The state of the art

If only the moment could have been frozen in the lens. It resonated with meanings. The heavily bearded Aboriginal man -- unsteady on his feet and the cuffs of his worn jeans caked red with dust... > Read more