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Love Songs


 

 Love Songs - USA 1998 - BMG 07863 67595 2 - Elvis Presley CD

Release: 1998 BMG 07863 67595 2   USA 15 €
Release: 1998 BMG 07863 67595 2   Canada 15 €
Release: 1998 BMG 07863 67595 2 / D121742 BMG Direct Marketing USA 20 €
Release: 1998 BMG BG2 67595 Columbia House Canada 30 €
Release: 1998 BMG BG2 67595 Columbia House USA 25 €
Release: 1999 BMG BVCM 31013   Japan 25
Release: 1999 BMG 07863 67595-2    China 18 €

 

Released in time for Valentine's Day 1998, Love Songs is one of many thematic repackagings of Elvis material RCA has released over the years. This time, the theme is fairly simple -- 18 love songs, both ballads and rockers, about love won and love lost. To be sure, there are a lot of great, albeit familiar, songs here -- "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," "It's Now or Never," "Can't Help Falling In Love," "Good Luck Charm," "Suspicious Minds," "Kentucky Rain," "Love Me Tender" -- but anyone with an interest in Elvis will probably own all of this material already, with the possible exception of the relatively obscure single, "I'm Leavin'." Love Songs works fairly well as its own entity, and it's nice to hear these songs grouped together, but it's an entirely unnecessary release.. (AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine  )