Elvis Presley 30 #1 Hits on 2LP
Elvis Aaron Presley, known the world over by just his first name, is regarded as one of the most important figures in 20th century music and popular culture. He permanently altered the landscape of American music with a sound and style that uniquely combined diverse and seemingly disparate musical influences. In the process, he ushered in a music revolution that triggered a global-scale cultural transformation.
Elvis was passionate about an extensive and varied array of music. His influences included the pop ballads and country music of his day, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on Memphis' historic Beale Street as a teenager. His aspiration was to take the music that affected him and make it his own. Nobody could have predicted how successfully Elvis would achieve his ambition, or the impact he would have on music and society. He meshed a diversity of musical influences, creating a sound and style that had never been heard or seen. In the process, he became the first genuine Rock & Roll icon, providing a new generation with a unique sound to call its own.
Before anyone did anything, Elvis Presley did everything! 30 #1 Hits is the definitive Elvis Presley collection, which gathers, for the first time ever, 30 all-time classic chart toppers from the King of Rock 'n' Roll in one stunning package including "Burning Love," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Suspicious Minds," "All Shook Up," "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," "Hound Dog," "In The Ghetto," and "Jailhouse Rock" among many more plus the hit remix of "A Little Less Conversation." Mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality.
Elvis' musical accomplishments are nothing short of historic. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 132 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist. He is the only person to become a member of all three music halls of fame, including Rock & Roll, Country and Gospel. And, globally, Elvis has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. Nearly 40 years after his death, he remains one of the most influential figures in American music and culture.