With more than 70 albums to his credit, Elvis Presley had an extremely prolific career. If you want to build a collection of Elvis CDs but you don't know where to start, here is a list of some of his best albums, designed to give you an extensive sample of The King's work.
This is a great starter album for any Elvis fan. The Essential Elvis Presley
is a two disc set of the King's greatest hits, arranged in chronological order. If you are only going to own one Elvis album, this is the one to buy.
A great CD for the Elvis music collector, Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis
was recorded at the Mid-South Coliseum in 1974. It was Elvis' first hometown performance in 13 years.
For the hopeless romantic, Elvis' 50 Greatest Love Songs
is a must have. This two disc set includes some of Elvis' most popular love songs like "Love Me Tender," "I Can't Help Falling in Love," and "Make the World Go Away."
This is a great album packed full of hits from Elvis' early career. It is definitely a must have for Elvis fans as well as fans of Memphis music.
This is the 2006 re-release of Elvis' debut album, Elvis Presley
. It is a two disc set that contains practice takes not included on the original 1956 album.
Released in 1957, Elvis' Christmas Album
is one of Elvis' most popular albums of all time. Part of its popularity undoubtedly stems from the controversy that surrounded Elvis' rendition of "White Christmas." Today, though, Elvis' Christmas Album
is considered to be one of pop music's best Christmas albums.
He Touched Me
was the last gospel album Elvis ever recorded. Unlike his very traditional previous gospel albums, this one was a bit more modern and soulful, all the while remaining distinctly Elvis-like.
If Elvis' later gospel recordings just aren't enough, Elvis Ultimate Gospel
will give you a full sampling of The King's best loved gospel songs including "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
This limited edition album offers something for new Elvis fans and old collectors, alike. It is chock full of Elvis' greatest hits but also includes rehearsals and multiple takes of the hits.
was the last album that Elvis released during his lifetime. The title track was also Elvis' last #1 hit before he died. Interestingly enough, the original vinyl record was blue in color.