Release date 18th March 2016. Click to order or view track listing.
In March this year, Sony Music’s catalog division, Legacy Recordings will release The Album Collection, a limited edition 60CD Elvis Presley box set commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the release of Elvis Presley, The King’s first album for RCA…This set is similar, but more lavish, than the acclaimed Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash boxes issued in the last few years and comprises 57 Elvis albums originally released on RCA from 1956-1977 as well as three new discs of rarities from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s respectively.Many of Elvis’s long-players have been expanded and repackaged for Legacy Editions, themed box sets and the like over the years, but his 57 original LPs – studio and live albums, compilations of non-album singles, film soundtracks, and even budget albums with hard-to-find material – have been reissued only sparingly during the digital era. The Album Collection presents – for the first time, in many cases – Elvis’s official, original albums as they were first released.
Legacy Recordings have promised fans that original album packaging has been “meticulously restored” for each of the discs included in with details including gatefold/die cut sleeves, original RCA Victor inserts and stickers, CD labels replicating original ‘side 1′ labels and more.This collector’s box also includes a 300-page fully illustrated hard cover book featuring a commentary penned by Elvis Presley scholar John Jackson, discographies and recording session details (dates, locations, personnel, etc.) and more.In addition to the 57 albums, this box set features three bonus CDs of rare tracks – new compilations, with each volume devoted to one of the decades; the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s.