Elvis Presley

Artist of the Century

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Elvis Presley doesn't really need more compilations -- either single discs or box sets -- in his catalog, but RCA's 1999 triple-disc set Artist of the Century does wind up filling a need, of sorts. Over the course of 75 tracks, nearly all of Elvis' most popular songs are presented in their original hit versions. Given the number of hits he had, plus the high quality of his recordings in the late '50s and late '60s, there are inevitably big songs missing, but many of his very biggest are here, and the first two discs, in particular, are quite strong (the late-'60s/'70s selections slip somewhat, lacking such necessary items as "Kentucky Rain" and "Moody Blue"). So, this winds up being good one-stop shopping for those who just want one fairly comprehensive Elvis set in their library -- although you should be forewarned that "fairly" is the key word in that statement, since this will not contain all the hits or necessary recordings.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:56 Spotify
2 2:12 Spotify
3 2:15 Spotify
4 2:25 Spotify
5 2:32 Spotify
6 2:08 Spotify
7 1:59 Spotify
8 2:11 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:08 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:15 Spotify
11 2:14 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:02 Spotify
13 2:41 Amazon
14 2:44 Spotify
15 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
16 1:57 Spotify
17 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
18 1:46 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:30 Spotify
20 2:27 Spotify
21 1:52 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:12 SpotifyAmazon
23 2:49 Spotify
24 2:23 SpotifyAmazon
25 2:18 Spotify
26 1:54 Amazon
27 2:14 Spotify
28 2:14 Spotify
29 2:36 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:20 Spotify
2 3:15 Spotify
3 3:06 Spotify
4 2:40 Spotify
5 2:39 Spotify
6 2:22 Spotify
7 2:59 Spotify
8 3:40 Spotify
9 1:52 Spotify
10 3:00 Spotify
11 2:49 Spotify
12 2:31 Spotify
13 2:08 Spotify
14 2:06 Spotify
15 2:24 Spotify
16 2:09 Spotify
17 2:07 Spotify
18 2:21 Spotify
19 2:09 Spotify
20 2:29 Spotify
21 2:50 Spotify
22 2:22 Spotify
23 5:22 Spotify
24 2:52 Spotify
25 2:17 Spotify
26 2:42 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:13 Spotify
2 2:46 Spotify
3 4:30 Spotify
4 2:47 Spotify
5 4:32 Spotify
6 4:23 Spotify
7 3:06 Spotify
8 2:41 Spotify
9 2:35 Spotify
10 4:42 Spotify
11 3:31 Spotify
12 2:30 Spotify
13 4:35 Spotify
14 5:45 Spotify
15 3:51 Spotify
16 4:31 Spotify
17 2:49 Spotify
18 3:38 Spotify
19 2:55
20 3:22 Spotify
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