April 24 - The #1 Hits And DVD (Updated April 26)

Due for release on May 30, 2018 from the New Continent label is the "The #1 Hits" LP. This title comes on 180 Gr. vinyl and packed in a gatefold cover. 

Elvis Presley (Tupelo, Mississippi, January 8, 1935 Memphis, Tennessee, August 16, 1977) was rock & rolls first real star and one of the most important cultural forces in history a hip-shaking symbol of liberation for the staid America of the 1950s. 

Included on this set are Elvis greatest hits from the period 1955-62, among them all of his King singles that reached number one on the U.S. pop charts between 1956 and 1962. 

Among other smash hits, our release includes both sides of the single Hound Dog/Dont Be Cruel (the most successful Elvis single release, with 11 weeks on the charts), Elvis second RCA single, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, and the classic rocker Heartbreak Hotel (which peaked at number one and remained on the charts for eight weeks after extensive television exposure following its release). 

The killer Rock and Roll tune, All Shook Up (9 weeks at number one), has also been added here, as well as classic ballads like Dont and Are You Lonesome Tonight? and the two popular Italian ballads Its Now or Never (English version of O Sole Mio) and Surrender (English version of Torna a Surriento). Without a doubt, this is the material upon which Elvis Presleys legend was built.

Side A: Mystery Train - Heartbreak Hotel - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Blue Suede Shoes - Love Me Tender - Too Much - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Don't

Side B: Jailhouse Rock - Hard Headed Woman - A Big Hunk O'Love - Stuck On You - It's Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Surrender - Can't Help Falling In Love - Good Luck Charm - Return To Sender


The Searcher DVD

Available May 2018 from a UK fan-club is the DVD "The Searcher" containing the two episodes from the special.

Charts

The '2nd week' of sales for "The Searcher" on the US Billboard chart (sale week from April 13 to April 19, 2018 / chart week from April 22 to April 28, 2018).
  • Billboard 200: #183 (#145)
  • Billboard Top 200 Album Sales: #? (#45 -3,889 sold albums)
  • Billboard Top Album Sales: #72 (#46)
  • Billboard Top Rock Albums: #32 (#27)
  • Billboard Rock Album Sales: #21 (#12)
  • Billboard Top Country Albums: #30 (#17)
  • Billboard Country Album Sales: #17 (#12)
  • Billboard Soundtracks (Top 25): #8 (#9)
  • Billboard Soundtrack Album Sales: #7 (#4)
  • Billboard Tastemaker Albums (Top 25): #15 (#23)
  • Billboard Internet Albums (Top 25): #-- (#21)
  • Billboard Top Current Albums: #57 (#44)
The other US charts
  • The “ELV1S 30 # 1 Hits“ compilation re-entered the US Billboard Country Album Chart at #44. 
  • The “Ultimate Gospel” compilation climbed from #27 to #23 on the Billboard Christian Album Chart 
  • On the Classical Album Chart The “Elvis With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: The Wonder Of You“ dropped from #6 to #8 
Other worldwide charts
  • No chart entry for The Searcher in the Canadian Top 100 Albums! (The album 40 Years On ist listed as well in the week before at #73.)
  • No '2nd week' for the album “The Searcher” in Austria (Top 75) as well as Switzerland (Top 100).
(Source: Amazon / FECC / Elvis Presley Fan Club / Laser Freak)

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