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Elvis Presley Legacy Edition CD

The recorded legacy of Elvis Presley continues to be discovered by new generations that never saw him or heard him perform live. It's hard to appreciate that he started so much of what we take for granted now in popular music. Until 1956, the teenagers of suburban America and the rest of the world had to endure ditties by Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como, but everything was about to be tossed upside down. On January 28 on a cold night in New York, Elvis took America by storm as he appeared on CBS-TV's Stage Show hosted by Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. On February 4 for his second appearance, he sang a song that literally changed the world of popular music "Heartbreak Hotel". Its unique sound and style literally blew everything before it away, while at the same time inducing the blueprint for everything that was to come. By April, it would be ş on Billboard. This incredible step - change in musical history resonated around the world. While liberating millions of young adolescent teenagers, it also inspired many successful artists of today to pick a guitar or sing - everyone wanted to be like Elvis.

The pure spontaneity of these seminal recordings shows through even today; "Heartbreak Hotel", "Don't Be Cruel", "Hound Dog", "Blue Suede Shoes", and "My Baby Left Me" are some of the greatest rock 'n' roll records ever made. Elvis' unprecedented level of achievement is still the benchmark by which artistic success is measured today. YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT is testament to the phenomenon and cultural icon that is Elvis Presley.


  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Legacy
  • Release Date: September 2011


Disc 1

  1. Blue Suede Shoes
  2. I'm Counting On You
  3. I Got A Woman
  4. One-Sided Love Affair
  5. I Love You Because
  6. Just Because
  7. Tutti Frutti
  8. Trying To Get To You
  9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
  10. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
  11. Blue Moon
  12. Money Honey

Bonus Tracks - the RCA Singles

  1. Heartbreak Hotel
  2. I Was The One
  3. My Baby Left Me
  4. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
  5. Shake, Rattle And Roll

Disc 2

  1. Rip It Up
  2. Love Me
  3. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  4. Long Tall Sally
  5. First In Line
  6. Paralyzed
  7. So Glad You're Mine
  8. Old Shep
  9. Ready Teddy
  10. Anyplace Is Paradise
  11. How's The World Treating You
  12. How Do You Think I Feel

Bonus Tracks - the RCA Singles

  1. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
  2. Hound Dog
  3. Don't Be Cruel
  4. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
  5. Too Much
  6. Playing For Keeps
  7. Love Me Tender ( From the 20th Century - Fox Cinema Scope Production "Love Me Tender")

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ellen S.
Elvsi Presley Legacy Edition

Great cd. Classic - will be played many times

Kathy G.
Elvis Presley Legacy Edition CD

These 2 CD’s represent Elvis Presley at the beginning of his career.

Elvis Presley’s voice is just amazing and such a beautiful voice.

My favorite is Blue Suede Shoes.

I thank Carl Perkins for writing Blue Suede Shoes.
Carl Perkins could not come close to the genius of Elvis Presley.

It is terrible that Elvis Presley did not receive the credit of being the Greatest Entertainer In The World while he was alive.

I believe that there were people that were very jealous of Elvis Presley.

Long Live the King of Rock in Roll - The Great Elvis Presley.

Kathy Godfrey
Flemington, New Jersey

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