In the mold of recent 2-CD Legacy Editions of the classic albums From Elvis In Memphis and On Stage, Elvis Is Back (Legacy Edition) is the definitive version of one of Elvis most essential albums, expanded to include another historically significant album from the time period and the hit singles associated with both albums. It is argued by many that Elvis Is Back is possibly the best album Elvis ever recorded. During his two years in the army, Elvis had spent what spare time he had expanding his vocal range and improving his technique. Combined with a challenging and diverse repertoire, a new band of Nashville session aces, and improved three-track recording technology, it was an almost completely new Elvis who emerged in April of 1960. Recorded over just two nights, the sessions produced not only the twelve album tracks, but also six tracks for single release, including three #1 singles: all-time classics It s Now Or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and Stuck On You.
Elvis remixes are notorious for dividing fans. Some love them, others hate them. Pragmatically, contemporary remixing of the Elvis catalog is critical for bringing Elvis' vast musical legacy to new and younger audiences. There is no doubt contemporary remixes of Elvis songs is anathema to some fans, particularly many older fans. However, as the massive success of Elvis vs JXL demonstrated in 2002, there is a largely untapped, predominately younger market, for well produced Elvis remixes.
This is a 2CD collection featuring all of Elvis' Christmas masters and Elvis Presley Christmas Duets together for the first time.