Elvis Presley

Elvis '56

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Sure, the music on here's great. How could it not be? It has 22 of Presley's hottest tracks from his first year at RCA, including not only the hits "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," and "Too Much," but such noted early rockers as "My Baby Left Me," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Money Honey," and "So Glad You're Mine." From a collector's viewpoint, though, you have to wonder whether it was really necessary. The only previously unreleased item is a sparser earlier take of "Heartbreak Hotel." Everything else has been widely available (even on CD) for years, and it's a good bet that many of the Elvis fans who buy this already have virtually all of the contents on the King of Rock 'n' Roll box set.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:08 Spotify
2 2:13 Spotify
3 2:00 Spotify
4 2:21 Spotify
5 1:59 Spotify
6 2:11 Spotify
7 2:44 Spotify
8 2:26 Spotify
9 2:24 Spotify
10 1:57 Spotify
11 2:32 Spotify
12 2:17 Spotify
13 2:15 Spotify
14 2:03 Spotify
15 2:09 Spotify
16 2:32
17 2:41 Spotify
18 1:53 Spotify
19 2:14 Spotify
20 2:25 Spotify
21 2:33 Spotify
22 2:34 Spotify
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