Win one of Five Copies of Elvis 75 - Elvis' Greatest UK Hits
Released earlier this week, Elvis 75 marks what would have been the king of Rock 'n Roll's 75th Birthday (which would have been tomorrow - Friday 8th January 2010).
How many tracks does a 75th birthday disk need to mark such an occasion... now let me see... oh yes, how about 75 slices of good old and (and some new-ish) Rock 'n Roll? Yeah, that ought to do the trick!
It was all the way back in 1954 that Elvis recorded his ground-breaking single 'That's Alright Mama' at the now legendary Sun studios in Memphis, changing the face of music in the process, by combining black rhythm and blues with white country and western, spawning Rock 'n Roll.
Elvis 75 focuses on the hits which made it big this side of the pond, with the exception of the aforementioned 'That's Alright Mama', which is the last track of the compilation, but never broke this side of the pond. The earliest UK hit is 1956's 'Heartbreak Hotel', which hit the top-spot in the US, peaking at number two over here - presumably missing-out on the number one spot due to the fact that the Brits were still reeling from what their ears were hearing. As well as the more obvious 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'All Shook Up', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', 'Can't Help Falling in Love', 'Viva Las Vegas' and 'Suspicious Minds' are the perhaps less-obvious: 'One Broken Heart For Sale', 'Moody Blue' and 'Rags to Riches', as well as sixty-odd others.
Also included on the compilation are the more recent remixes of 'A Little Less Conversation' (by JXL), which topped the charts around the world in 2002 and 'Rubberneckin' (remixed by Paul Oakenfold in 2003).
Elvis 75 is released as both a three disk compilation and a four disk box-set, the four disk version featuring 100 tracks and an 80 page booklet featuring rare photographs as well as a new essay by musical and cultural critic Billy Altman (Rolling Stone, The New Yorker).
The four disk box-set is dubbed 'Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight' and retails at just under £50 (£19.49 as a download), with the standard three disk version coming-in at just under 12 English pounds.
Uh huh huh!
OK, you're still here, which means you probably fancy getting your mitts on a bit of Elvis 75 action. What we have up-for-grabs are five copies of the standard edition 'Elvis 75', to win a copy, simply follow the instructions, below.
Perhaps the easiest way to enter the competition is via Facebook (provided you are a Facebook user, that is), all you need to do is pop along to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/allgigs), become a fan - if not already, and comment "Uh huh huh!" on the "Elvis 75 Competition - Win one of Five Copies" on our "Notes" tab.
Facebook winners will be notified via Facebook, so make sure your settings make you "contactable".
Not On Facebook?
If you're not a Facebook user, you can enter by clicking the "Enter Competition" button, at the bottom of this article. You will be required to enter your email and address (so that we can send the album to you if you win!)
Entrants from UK/ Ireland Only!
We'll only accept entrants from the UK/ Ireland (Eire) - sorry!
The competition is a prize draw, with the winner chosen at random, and closes at midnight on Friday 15th January 2010 - good luck!
- Enter Competition
- Enter Competition
You may be interested in
- Thu 16th Aug 2018 and Sat 25th Aug 2018 The Elvis SpectacularBuy Tickets
- Fri 17th Aug 2018 to Thu 20th Dec 2018 Suspiciously ElvisBuy Tickets
- Wed 22nd Aug 2018 to Wed 17th Oct 2018 The Fulham Big Band, Fundraising EventMore Info..
- Thu 23rd Aug 2018 to Sat 10th Nov 2018 The DriftersBuy Tickets
- Fri 31st Aug 2018 and Sat 1st Sep 2018 Texas, Imelda May, Skyline SeriesBuy Tickets
- Fri 7th Sep 2018 to Sun 9th Sep 2018 Pub in the Park, Tom Odell, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nick CorbinBuy Tickets
- Sat 8th Sep 2018 BBC Proms In The Park Scotland, Sophie Ellis-BextorGlasgow Green (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019 ElvanaBuy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sun 6th Oct 2019 Rob Kingsley - A Vision Of ElvisBuy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Thu 10th Jan 2019 Elkie BrooksBuy Tickets
- Tue 18th Sep 2018 to Mon 8th Oct 2018 Kylie Minogue: GoldenBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Sep 2018 to Wed 3rd Oct 2018 Shania TwainBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Sep 2018 and Fri 19th Oct 2018 Marty WildeBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Fri 30th Nov 2018 Lee 'Memphis' KingBuy Tickets
- Fri 21st Sep 2018 and Thu 27th Sep 2018 The Dodge BrothersBuy Tickets
- Thu 27th Sep 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018 Cliff Richard: 60th Anniversary TourBuy Tickets
- Wed 3rd Oct 2018 Sophie Ellis-BextorRoyal Festival Hall (Lambeth)Buy Tickets
- Fri 5th Oct 2018 MFC ChickenThe Finsbury (Islington)Buy Tickets
- Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Sat 25th May 2019 Shawn Klush - The Worlds Greatest ElvisBuy Tickets
- Tue 9th Oct 2018 Albert LeePlaza Theatre (Stockport)Buy Tickets
- Thu 11th Oct 2018 LuluBoisdale of Canary Wharf (Canary Wharf)Buy Tickets
- Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Fri 4th Oct 2019 The Elvis YearsBuy Tickets
- Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Mon 19th Nov 2018 Michael BoltonBuy Tickets
- Mon 15th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Apr 2019 The Bootleg BeatlesBuy Tickets
- Tue 16th Oct 2018 and Wed 17th Oct 2018 Lindsay EllBuy Tickets
- Tue 30th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018 Andrea BocelliBuy Tickets
- Fri 2nd Nov 2018 The Polecats100 Club (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Sat 10th Nov 2018 Chris Connor as ElvisOpera House (Blackpool)Buy Tickets
- Tue 13th Nov 2018 The PlattersWhitley Bay Playhouse (Whitley Bay)Buy Tickets
- Wed 14th Nov 2018 to Sat 18th May 2019 Ben Portsmouth: ElvisBuy Tickets
- Sat 17th Nov 2018 and Fri 23rd Nov 2018 Amy RigbyBuy Tickets
- Sun 18th Nov 2018 Graveyard Johnnys, Guana Batz, Demented Are GoThe New Cross Inn (New Cross)Buy Tickets
- Mon 19th Nov 2018 to Thu 29th Nov 2018 The Four Tops, The TemptationsBuy Tickets
- Wed 28th Nov 2018 to Thu 6th Dec 2018 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Farewell TourBuy Tickets
- Wed 12th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018 Paul McCartney: Freshen UpBuy Tickets
- Mon 28th Jan 2019 to Thu 7th Feb 2019 Elvis LivesBuy Tickets
- Sun 17th Mar 2019 Si CranstounIslington Assembly Hall [Town Hall] (Islington)Buy Tickets
- Wed 12th Jun 2019 and Thu 13th Jun 2019 Elton John: Farewell TourBuy Tickets
- Mon 24th Jun 2019 and Tue 25th Jun 2019 The Beach BoysBuy Tickets