On August 16, 2002, the German weekly STERN published a new magazine - SPEZIAL BIOGRAFIE which included a 4 track BMG CD sampler/ magazine was only issued to promote the 30 # 1 HITS CD. As the main theme in a 52-page article the magazine portrays Elvis - his dreams and wishes - and decribes why listening to Elvis music is still so popular - and finally what Elvis would have done today, had he lived.
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Burning Love 1:26 (old Sound version); Burning Love 2:56 (new better Sound version); Suspicious Minds 1:41 (old Sound version); Suspicious Minds 4:33 (new better Sound version)
ELVIS PRESLEY: PATRIOT
This special three track CD was issued years ago and has been long deleted! The quality of the songs on this CD is far superior than versions issued before. All tracks have been digitally processed and remastered, as they have never been before, with the most up to date of equipment and process. 1) AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (April 9, 1972, Hampton Roads, Va.) (from CPL2 4031 THIS IS ELVIS vinyl LP!!) .
This did come out on CD before but.......the version from the ESSENTIAL COLLECTION (from all countries), and ALL TIME GREATEST HITS are taken from far inferior quality masters and the sound quality is full of hiss!
2) If I CAN DREAM (June 23, 1968 Burbank, Ca) - ALTERNATE TAKE 4 from AFL1 2772 HE WALKS BESIDE ME vinyl LP!!
This was released many years ago on CD from Canada and Australia but the quality on this is far superior to those.
3) AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (Dec. 13, 1975 Las Vegas) - REMASTERED VERSION! This version is far improved from what BMG has issued and even what has appeared anywhere else officially or unofficially. Elvis' voice can be heard MUCH CLEARER than ever before!!
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America The Beautiful; An American Trilogy; If I Can Dream
COMMEMORATIVE JUKE BOX SERIES 5 CD SET
$30 FOR ALL FIVE
The following are 5 CD singles issued by BMG in the U.S. for juke boxes operators only in 1989. These come without jewel cases.
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8993-2-RH BS SHOES / TUTTI
8992-2-RH JAILHOUSE / TREAT
8990-2-RH HOUND DOG / CRUEL
8991-2-RH CAN'T HELP FALLING / ROCK A HULA
8994-2-RH ARE YOU LONESOME / GOTTA KNOW
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LAYING TRACKS promo (SYNCPR 2990)
This is a super RARE BMG U.S. promo 2 CD set issued 2001 ! This was sent to potential advertisers/advertising agencies. The first disc is a music cd that features no Elvis -- but the second disc is a great cdrom that features a database listing all BMG singles from 1930 to 1999. You can either plug in the artist or the song. If you type in Elvis it lists all 178 of EP's singles chronologically and shows how they did on the various music charts. When you click on a music chart (Country, Adult Contemporary, Pop) it sorts the singles according to that particular chart, listing #1 hits first and going down from there.
THE PRESS CONFERENCES VOL. 2 CD
This contains three press conferences that haven't been released.
August 31, 1957- Vancouver, Canada; September 22, 1958- Brooklyn, New York
; November 20, 1972- Honolulu, Hawaii