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: Television; Marquee Moon

THE BARGAIN BUY: Television; Marquee Moon

Because they only recorded this debut and the rather indifferent Adventure the following year before breaking up, you might expect this New York four-piece to not really have made a mark in the... > Read more

THE BARGAIN BUY: Cheap Trick, The Box Set Series

THE BARGAIN BUY: Cheap Trick, The Box Set Series

Elsewhere is on record as saying one of the most memorable and exciting rock concerts in our opinion was Cheap Trick at the Auckland Town Hall in '79 when they were at the top of their fame.... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

SURVIVORS, REVISITED (2014): A television series from past about the now-future

SURVIVORS, REVISITED (2014): A television series from past about the now-future

One of the more smug, not to say stupid, comments on television recently came from an expert speaking about the likelihood of the Ebola virus in West Africa making it to New Zealand. The essence... > Read more

VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, a film by JONATHAN AUF DER HEIDE, 2009 (Madman DVD)

VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, a film by JONATHAN AUF DER HEIDE, 2009 (Madman DVD)

In the first volume of his projected trilogy about the history of his homeland -- Australians: Origins to Eureka, published 2009 -- the writer Thomas Keneally writes of the first Irish convicts... > Read more