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Artist of the Century

Album: Artist of the Century
# Song Title   Time
1)    That's All Right
2)    Good Rockin' Tonight
3)    Baby Let's Play House
4)    Mystery Train
5)    Trying to Get to You
6)    Heartbreak Hotel
7)    Blue Suede Shoes
8)    My Baby Left Me
9)    Lawdy Miss Clawdy
10)    Hound Dog
11)    Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
12)    Don't Be Cruel
13)    Love Me Tender
14)    Love Me
15)    Anyplace Is Paradise
16)    All Shook Up
17)    Got a Lot O' Livin' to Do!
18)    (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
19)    One Night
20)    Jailhouse Rock
21)    (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
22)    Treat Me Nice
23)    Don't
24)    Santa Claus Is Back in Town
25)    Trouble
26)    Hard Headed Woman
27)    Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
28)    Big Hunk O' Love, A
29)    (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
1)    Stuck on You
2)    It's Now or Never
3)    Are You Lonesome Tonight?
4)    Mess of Blues, A
5)    Like a Baby
6)    Girl of My Best Friend, The
7)    Such a Night
8)    Reconsider Baby
9)    Surrender
10)    Can't Help Falling in Love
11)    That's Someone You Never Forget
12)    Little Sister
13)    (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
14)    Anything That's Part of You
15)    Good Luck Charm
16)    She's Not You
17)    Return to Sender
18)    (You're The) Devil in Disguise
19)    Memphis Tennessee
20)    It Hurts Me
21)    Down in the Alley
22)    Run On
23)    Tomorrow Is a Long Time
24)    Big Boss Man
25)    Guitar Man
26)    Tiger Man
1)    If I Can Dream
2)    In the Ghetto
3)    Suspicious Minds
4)    Don't Cry Daddy
5)    I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)
6)    Stranger in My Own Home Town
7)    After Loving You
8)    Only the Strong Survive
9)    Wonder of You, The
10)    Polk Salad Annie
11)    I've Lost You
12)    You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
13)    I Just Can't Help Believin'
14)    Merry Christmas, Baby
15)    I'm Leavin'
16)    American Trilogy, An
17)    Burning Love
18)    Always on My Mind
19)    Promised Land
20)    For the Heart
Product Details


1. That's All Right

2. Good Rockin' Tonight

3. Baby Lets Play House

4. Mystery Train

5. Trying To Get You

6. Heartbreak Hotel

7. Blue Suede Shoes

8. My Baby Left Me

9. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

10. Hound Dog

11. Any Way That You Want Me (That's How I'll Be)

12. Don't Be Cruel

13. Love Me Tender

14. Love Me

15. Anyplace Is Paradise

16. All Shook Up

17. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!

18. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

19. One Night

20. Jailhouse Rock

21. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care

22. Treat Me Nice

23. Son't

24. Santa Claus Is Back In Town

25. Trouble

26. Hard Headed Woman

27. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

28. A Big Hunk O' Love

29. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I

30. Stuck On You

31. It's Now Or Never

32. Are You Lonesome Tonight

33. A Mess Of Blues

34. Like A Baby

35. The Girl Of My Best Friend

36. Such A Night

37. Reconsider Baby

38. Surrender

39. Can't Help Falling In Love

40. That's Someone You Never Forget

41. Little Sister

42. (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame

43. Anything That's Part Of You

44. Good Luck Charm

45. She's Not You

46. Return To Sender

47. (You're The) Devil In Disguise

48. Memphis Tennessee

49. It Hurts Me

50. Down In The Alley

51. Run On

52. Tomorrow Is A Long Time

53. Big Boss Man

54. Guitar Man

55. Tigerman

56. If I Can Dream

57. In The Ghetto

58. Suspicious Minds

59. Don't Cry Daddy

60. I'll Hold You In My Heart

61. Stranger In My Own Home Town

62. After Loving You

63. Only The Strong Survive

64. The Wonder Of You

65. Polk Salad Annie

66. I've Lost You

67. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

68. I Just Can't Help Believin'

69. Merry Christmas Baby

70. I'm Leavin'

71. An American Trilogy

72. Burning Love

73. Always On My Mind

74. Promised Land

75. For The Heart

Performer Notes
  • Personnel includes: Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar); The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations (vocals); Scotty Moore, James Burton (guitar); Boots Randolph (saxophone); Floyd Cramer, Shorty Long (piano); Bill Black (bass); D.J. Fontana (drums); The Memphis Horns.
  • Producers include: Sam Phillips, Felton Jarvis, Chips Moman.
  • Compilation producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Sermon.
  • Engineers include: Sam Phillips, Bob Ferris, Ernie Oehlrich.
  • Recorded between 1954 and 1976. Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • Personnel: Elvis Presley (acoustic guitar); Susan Pilkington, Dolores Edgin, Temple Riser, Sonja Montgomery, Donna Thatcher, Charles Prescott, Mary Greene, J.D. Sumner & the Stamps, Mary Holiaday, Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Kathy Westmoreland, Sandy Posey, The Blossoms , The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Millie Kirkham, Joe Babcock, Charlie McCoy (vocals); Vito Mumolo, Eddie Hinton, Alan Fortas, John Wilkinson, Grady Martin, Mike Deasy Sr. , Hank Garland, Harold Bradley, Neil Matthews, Al Casey , James Burton, Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Reed, Reggie Young , Tommy Tedesco , Barney Kessel, Charlie Hodge (guitar); Chet Atkins, Tiny Timbrell (acoustic guitar); Scotty Moore (electric guitar); Alvino Rey, Pete Drake (steel guitar); Chip Young (dobro); Bernie Lewis (ukulele); Bobby G. Taylor (oboe); Rufus Long, Boots Randolph (saxophone); Ray Siegel (tuba); Don Randi, Dudley Brooks, Floyd Cramer, Glen D. Hardin, David Briggs , Henry Slaughter, Shorty Long, Gordon Stoker, Bobby Wood (piano); Per-Erik Hallin, Larry Knechtel, Bobby Emmons, Charles McCoy (organ); Shane Keister (Moog synthesizer); D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattison, Gene Chrisman, Johnny Bernero, Ron Tutt, Jerry Carrigan, Bob Lanning, Buddy Harman (drums); Lance Legault (tambourine); Hal Blaine, John Cyr (percussion).
  • Liner Note Authors: Chet Atkins; Chuck Berry; Cliff Richard; Colin Escott; Elvis Presley; James Dean Brown ; Greil Marcus; Frank Sinatra; George H.W. Bush; Colonel Tom Parker; Janis Joplin; Joe Cocker; John Lennon; Leonard Bernstein; Little Richard; Mark Knopfler; P.J. Proby; Paul McCartney; Paul Simon; Rod Stewart; Scotty Moore; Arthur Godfrey; Jim Morrison ; Bill Wyman; Bob Dylan; Bob Hope; Bruce Springsteen; Buddy Holly.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Steve Sholes.
  • Arranger: Elvis Presley.
  • Whatever one thinks of the title--Elvis Presley was indeed one of the artists who had an undeniable impact on the popular music of the 20th century--this 3-CD collection offers enough proof to support the claim. It's all here: his groundbreaking rockabilly sessions that influenced the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and hundreds of others; all the hits from the '50s ("Jailhouse Rock," where the swagger and insolence in Elvis' voice still packs a wallop), to those from the '60s ("Stuck on You") and the '70s (a burning version of Chuck Berry's "Promised Land").
  • Pop ballads, blues, country, soul/R&B, rockers--virtually every song here is a gem. "I'll Hold You in My Heart," Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time," and the wailing Holiday-blues "Santa Claus Is Back in Town" feature Elvis bearing his heart and soul, singing magnificently with barely restrained passion, in a style descended from the finest blues and R&B singers. This package also features well-written, detailed liner notes, along with quotes from fellow icons that serve as testimonials to Elvis' impact (the quoted include Richard Nixon, James Brown, John Lennon and Janis Joplin). If you must own only one Elvis Presley album, ARTIST OF THE CENTURY is the one.
Professional Reviews
Q (12/99, p.166) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...this is true greatness in the Churchillian sense: swaggering, daring, proud yet humble, beaten but never truly down, magnificent when victorious and always unforgettable."
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