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Elvis and The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Z, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. Mark Z

    Mark Z Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know what are the best greatest hits CDs to get for both of these artists. I don't want to get any box sets, just 2-Cd sets max.. Looking for greatest hits that span their whole careers, not just erly or late. Prefer studio recordings to live albums. I looked on Amazon but there are too many albums to look through all the track listings.
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  2. Ken_McAlinden

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    For Elvis, your best bet is probably "The Top Ten Hits", it is pretty much as described. Its most glaring omissions are the Sun tracks like "Mystery Train" and "That's Alright", but it's the closest to meeting your criteria.
    For the Stones, I don't think any of the one or two disc compilations have topped "Hot Rocks", although that set only gets you up to Sticky Fingers. The only decent compilation of stuff after this is the single disc "Jump Back" which gets you through 1993.
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  3. Ted Lee

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    i'm not 100% on this but...
    i think there are two stones best-of's called hot rocks? the one i have and recommend has all their good older tunes like:
    satisifaction
    under my thumb
    paint it black
    sympathy for the devil
    etc...
    that's the one i'd get for sure! i do wish they had a best-of that encompassed up to present day.
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    The other Stones compilation worth having is More Hot Rocks, which features many of their smaller, yet still excellent, hits from the 60s. Some of its gems include "Tell Me," "Let it Bleed," "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows," "I'm Free."
     
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    For the Elvis GH, The Top Ten Hits only has the RCA recordings, from Heartbreak Hotel up to Burning Love. It's the most comprehensive Elvis hits package. The only problem I have with it is it has a version of Suspicious Minds that does not fade back in at the end. Maybe that's the 45 version. Also, some songs that are in mono, like Return to Sender are in stereo now on newer packages.
     
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    I strongly, strongly recommend ignoring Rolling Stones Greatest Hits compilations. They're a band that has alot of great albums. Many of their best songs are albums cuts that don't show up on compilations.
    Elvis is different. He has alot of compilations out there. If you can find it, there's one called "All The Best From Elvis" that's a 2 CD import that can be found for $25. It contains all the good stuff. Or you can just cut to the chase and get all 3 of the "standard" boxed sets. [​IMG]
     
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    I have a lot of Elvis albums and box sets. The ones I listen to the most are "Elvis - Great Country Songs" and "Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology"
    If you really like E you should check out the Follow That Dream label, available by mail order through Graceland.
    "6363 Sunset" is my favorite Elvis release of the year so far... but "Memphis Sessions" (on its way) looks like a strong contender.
     

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