Personnel: Holladays, Charles Prescott, Sherrill Nielsen, J.D. Sumner, Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Kathy Westmoreland, The Blossoms , The Imperials Quartet, The Jordanaires, The Stamps, The Sweet Inspirations, Ben Speer, Gordon Stoker, Millie Kirkham, Brock Speer (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Michael Hill.
Recording information: 04/11/1956-04/24/1977.
Arrangers: Glen D. Hardin; Glen Spreen; Ken Darby; Bergen White.
Does the world really need another Elvis Presley compilation? Well, it does, actually. Unlike some of the more haphazard reissues, LOVE, ELVIS is a collection with a focus, bringing together 24 of the King's best ballads and love songs. It has been done before, but never in such a nice, big, well-chosen chunk. Elvis himself always idolized the cool lounge style of Dean Martin, and while Presley's menacing, sexually charged early rock & roll hits revolutionized popular music, he could also be a seductive crooner with the best of them. LOVE, ELVIS is a stylish, cohesive package that showcases this softer side of the King to full advantage. While some of the later material from the 1970s is no match for timeless classics like "It's Now or Never" and "Love Me Tender," all of the songs fit seamlessly together in an inspired, non-chronological sequence. For a satisfying, romantic Valentine's Day collection, you can't beat LOVE, ELVIS.