Elvis 30 #1 Hits – Elvis Presley
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits is a greatest hits collection of songs by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. It was released by RCA Records on September 24, 2002. It is the first Elvis Presley album to feature the remix of “A Little Less Conversation” by Junkie XL that was released earlier in the year and reached No. 1 in the UK and Australia.
When released, ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits was an instant success, going straight to the top of the albums charts in several countries and shipping mass quantities around the world.By 2003 the album had received certifications in more than fifteen regions and had sold millions of copies worldwide. A companion album, 2nd to None, was released the next year.
|Don’t Be Cruel||2:02|
|Love Me Tender||2:42|
|All Shook Up||1:58|
|(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear||1:46|
|Hard Headed Woman (From the Hal Wallis Production “King Creole”, a Paramount Picture)||1:54|
|(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I||2:39|
|A Big Hunk O’ Love||2:13|
|Stuck on You||2:18|
|It’s Now or Never||3:14|
|Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Remastered)||3:06|
|(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame||2:07|
|Can’t Help Falling In Love||2:57|
|Good Luck Charm||2:25|
|She’s Not You (Remastered)||2:09|
|Return to Sender||2:08|
|(You’re The) Devil in Disguise||2:20|
|Crying In the Chapel||2:23|
|In the Ghetto||2:57|
|The Wonder of You (Live)||2:26|
|A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)||3:33|
Vinyl (September 4, 2015)
Number of Discs: 1
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits was compiled by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Roger Semon using chart data from the pop singles charts in Billboard, Cashbox, New Musical Express, and Record Retailer. Not all of Elvis’ number ones are included as it is only a one-disc set. It was part of a massive campaign by RCA and BMG to celebrate Elvis in the 25th anniversary of his death.
The compilation was produced and mixed in stereo and 5.1 by David Bendeth with remastering by Ted Jensen on the first thirteen songs and George Marino on the last sixteen songs. The songs were engineered by Ray Bardani, and were transferred from master tapes by Brent Spear. The 18 recordings recorded in stereo (1960 and later) were digitally remixed from the original multitrack recordings.
In 2003, it became the first, and so far, only Elvis album to be issued in the newly created DVD audio-only disc format. The stereo tracks (1960 and later) were remixed into 5.1 surround sound for the first time and the 13 tracks recorded in mono (before 1960) were remastered and presented in a simulated 5.1 format. The songs were presented in reverse order, with “A Little Less Conversation” as track 1, and “Heartbreak Hotel” as track 31. There are also bonus tracks which are sections of three songs (“It’s Now or Never”, “Crying in the Chapel”, and “Burning Love”), giving an A:B comparison of the original master and the remaster. A 2003 reissue of the album featured a bonus disc with outtakes and rehearsals of several songs. A Wal-Mart release had a bonus disc with Elvis’ post-army interview, while a Japanese release had a bonus disc with three versions of “A Little Less Conversation”.