More Elvis Presley Hits on The Way
You can’t keep a good king down.
What with last September’s success of the CD “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” – which topped the sales charts for three weeks – the late Elvis Presley’s record label, RCA/BMG, will release a companion hits collection, “Elvis 2nd to None,” on Oct. 7, reports Billboard.
The new compilation will reportedly contain additional No. 1 singles, including such Elvis milestones as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Viva Last Vegas,” “Always on My Mind” and “That’s Alright,” reports Rolling Stone.
“Elvis 2nd to None” will include 30 tracks in all, mixed and mastered from the original master tapes.
This will include producer Paul Oakenfold’s remix of the B-side “Rubberneckin’,” a song Elvis (who died in 1977) first released on a 1970 compilation that also featured “A Little Less Conversation.”
Oakenfold’s treatment of “Rubberneckin'” will be released as a single in August, says Billboard.
As ever, Elvis-mania appears here to stay. On Tuesday, BMG Heritage released the four-disc box set “Elvis: Close Up,” containing unreleased material that ranges from stereo master tapes and movie music to an entire concert recorded April 18, 1972, in San Antonio, Texas.
And, this fall, Broadway is due for a stage version of the King’s first movie, the 1957 “Jailhouse Rock.”
Only there is one hold-out when it comes to jumping the Elvis bandwagon: his daughter Lisa Marie, 34, who’s riding high with the favorable reviews and sales of her recent debut album, “To Whom It May Concern.”
Gearing up for her first concert tour – which kicks off July 9 in Kansas – Presley told Launch.com that her hour-long sets (most of which will be opening for Chris Isaak) will feature her album’s 11 songs and select covers, but nothing from her father’s canon.
“No, no intention of doing that right now,” Presley told Launch.com. “That would kind of … It’s not time for that. I’m not saying it would never happen, but it’s not time right now.”