Elvis Presley

Best of Artist of the Century

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Was Elvis Presley really the artist of the (20th) century? A convincing case can certainly be made for the idea, and this album, despite the fact that it's no more definitive than any other single-disc Elvis best-of, does a pretty good job at limning the argument. If you want be a purist about it, given the dearth of country tracks, this sells Elvis's astonishing stylistic versatility a bit short, but what's here is unarguably some of the greatest pop music of the second half of the 20th century. From the almost folky primitivism of early rockabilly on "That's All Right" to the shamelessly over-the-top orchestral pomp of "An American Trilogy," Elvis is a larger-than-life figure, and ARTIST OF THE CENTURY an appropriately larger-than-life compilation.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:56 Spotify
2 2:16 Spotify
3 2:10 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:16 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:02 Spotify
6 1:57 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:30 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:29 Spotify
9 2:17 Spotify
10 3:17 Spotify
11 3:07 Spotify
12 3:40 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:07 Amazon
16 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:29 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:46 Spotify
20 4:30 Spotify
21 2:42 Spotify
22 4:43 Spotify
23 4:31 Spotify
24 2:52 Spotify
25 2:55 SpotifyAmazon
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