August 24 - Elvis On The Charts, Forever!

U.S. Postal Service customers snapped up enough copies of the service’s exclusive new “Elvis Presley Forever” compilation, released last week in conjunction with the new Elvis Presley Forever postage stamp, to put it at No. 11 in its first week on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart.

The CD is also at #7 on the Top Album Sales Chart, a new entry on the Top Country Albums Chart at #2 and #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart. Elvis Presley is also No.31 on the Artist 100 Chart.

The 18-track CD, which sold 27,000 copies last week, spans Presley’s career from his 1954 Sun Records recording “That’s All Right Mama,” through his early-1970s hits “Burning Love” and “The Wonder of You,” and includes previously unissued versions of “If I Can Dream” and “What Now My Love.” It also includes such Presley signature hits as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Return to Sender,” “Viva Las Vegas” and “Suspicious Minds.”

The CD should have entered the Top 10, at positionS #8, #9 or #10 but the so-called Billboard 200 Album Chart has new rules, since last November, which give added points when songs included in a given CD, or album, are requested, and downloaded. The Elvis CD was bumped off from say, positions.

It’s the highest debut for a Presley album in a dozen years, since his “2nd to None” album debuted at No. 3 in 2003. “Elvis Presley Forever” is being sold at Postal Service locations and online for $9.99.

It's A Sin

The Rockwell Records label announced a new vinyl release entitled "It's A Sin". A 12 inch 'clear coloured' vinyl record album, featuring classic Elvis recordings from 1961. This limited Edition is limited to 100 numbered copies. 

Side One:
Feel So Bad / It's A Sin / Give Me The Right / There's Always Me / In Your Arms / I'm Comin' Home / Gently / I Want You With Me

Side Two:
Starting Today / Sentimental Me / Judy / Put The Blame On Me / No More / Aloha-Oe / Ku-U-I-Po / Hawaiian Sunset / Slicin' Sand

(Source: FECC / LA Times /Rockwell)

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