January 05 - Details Elvis Presley: The RCA Album Collection

Here are the deatails for the upcoming "Elvis Presley: The RCA Album Collection" box set. The 60 CD set is due for release March 18, 2016. 

This 60th Anniversary 60-CD Deluxe Edition celebrates RCA Victor's signing of Elvis Presley-The King of rock 'n' roll. It features all of the albums Elvis recorded and RCA released in his lifetime: studio, soundtrack, and live. It also includes compilations released that featured unreleased songs or songs new to the LP format.

The Album Collection represents album sales in the U.S. of 135 million! Collectively, Elvis has RIAA certified sales of singles, EPs and albums equaling 25x multi-platinum, 52x platinum and 92x gold awards given for U.S. sales alone! Estimated worldwide sales are in excess of one billion!

Highlights include: Elvis' iconic first two studio albums, Elvis Presley and Elvis released in 1956. All 17 of his film soundtrack LPs including Loving You, King Creole, G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii and Roustabout. The legendary NBC-TV special Elvis; the 1969 American Sound sessions that spawned From Elvis In Memphis and Back In Memphis; and 1970s triumphs On Stage (1970), Elvis As Recorded Live At Madison Square Garden (1972) and Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973).

Original album packaging has been painstakingly restored including gatefold/die cut sleeves, original RCA Victor inserts, stickers and more. CD labels replicate original side 1 labels.

The Album Collection also includes a 300-page deluxe fully illustrated hard cover book with complete insightful commentary, discography and recording session data. Elvis Presley-The Album Collection represents a level of artistic achievement unparalleled to this day. This unique and comprehensive collection provides testament to Elvis' innate talent.

The 60 Discs include:
1. Elvis Presley (1956)
2. Elvis (1956)
3. Loving You (1957)
4. Elvis Christmas Album (1957)
5. Elvis' Golden Records (1958)
6. King Creole (1958)
7. For LP Fans Only (1959)
8. A Date With Elvis (1959)
9. Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (1959)
10. Elvis Is Back! (1960)
11. G.I. Blues (1960)
12. His Hand In Mine (1960)
13. Something For Everybody (1961)
14. Blue Hawaii (1961)
15. Pot Luck (1962)
16. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
17. It Happened At The World's Fair (1963)
18. Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 (1963)
19. Fun In Acapulco (1963)
20. Kissin' Cousins (1964)
21. Roustabout (1964)
22. Girl Happy (1965)
23. Elvis For Everyone (1965)
24. Harum Scarum (1965)
25. Frankie And Johnny (1966)
26. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
27. Spinout (1966)
28. How Great Thou Art (1967)
29. Double Trouble (1967)
30. Clambake (1967)
31. Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 (1968)
32. Speedway (1968)
33. Elvis Sings Flaming Star (1968)
34. Elvis (NBC-TV Special) (1968)
35. From Elvis In Memphis (1969)
36. From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis (2 discs, 1969)
37. Let's Be Friends (1970)
38. On Stage (1970)
39. Almost In Love (1970)
40. That's The Way It Is (1970)
41. Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) (1971)
42. Love Letters From Elvis (1971)
43. C'mon Everybody (1971)
44. I Got Lucky (1971)
45. Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas (1971)
46. Elvis Now (1972)
47. He Touched Me (1972)
48. Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (1972)
49. Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (2 discs, 1973)
50. Elvis (Fool) (1973)
51. Raised On Rock (1973)
52. Good Times (1974)
53. Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (1974)
54. Promised Land (1975)
55. Elvis Today (1975)
56. From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee (1976)
57. Moody Blue (1977)
58. 50's Rarities (new collection)
59. 60's Rarities (new collection)
60. 70's Rarities (new collection)

Triple Platinum For Elvis

The Brits continue to go mad for Elvis as posthumous album If I Can Dream (Sony Music CG), a collaboration with Her Majesty's Philharmonic Orchestra, has reached triple-platinum status (900k sales) in Blighty just two months after release. Sources say today's midweek figure of 23k takes sales to 903k, with the million mark now firmly in sight.

Charts, Elvis At #1

The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" re-enters the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending January 16, 2017 selling 3,651 units. It re-enters the Top Catalog Album Chart at #42 and re-enters the Country Catalog Album Chart at #1 and is 155 on the Top Album Sales Chart.
  • "Heart And Soul" drops from #4 to #13 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.
  • "The Classic Christmas Album" remains steady at #21 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.
  • "If I Can Dream" rises from #3 to #2 on the Classical Album Chart and is at #171 on the Top Album Sales Chart selling some 3153 units.
  • Elvis Presley drops from #30 to #99 on the Artist 100 Chart.
Second Walk of Fame Star
The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience will honor Elvis Presley with a Hollywood-style 'Walk of Fame' star at the MAEE in Meridian. Details will be unveiled Friday at the annual birthday celebration at the Elvis Birthplace & Museum in Tupelo on Friday. Elvis would have been 81. A public ceremony for the placement of a permanent Elvis star on the Walk of Fame is expected to be on January 19 in Meridian.

The MAEE is a state-wide project which selected Meridian as the location of the $45 million, 58,000-square-foot facility which will include more than 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, state sanctioned Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, broadcast studio, art studio, outdoor stage and courtyard. The project is dedicated to celebrating the essence of our legacy in the arts by recognizing and honoring Mississippi’s music, literature, drama, dance and the visual arts, by incorporating the latest interactive and interpretive technology. The MAEE is expected to open during 2017 and will be located on Front Street in Downtown Meridian near the famous Weidmann’s Restaurant.
Elvis already has a Walk of Fame star in Hollywood, California. The star was placed on Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

(Source: Amazon / Hits Daily Double / Brian Quinn / ElvisMatters)

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