Legendary Performer Series helped set standards
Shawn Viland | Aurora, IL United States | 02/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While a half-hour recording is paltry by today's standards for anthologies[thus a 4-start rating instead of 5], this series was a standard-setter for anthologies. In the mid-seventies there were many "Greatest Hits" and "Best of..." compilations, including Elvis' Gold Records and Worldwide Gold Award collections. But, for the Elvis fan who had everything these compilations offered a handful of rarities along with alternate versions of some hits. Some songs that have since appeared an many other compilations (i.e. Harbor Lights and Baby What Do You Wnat Me To Do) appeared first hear. There are excerpts from interviews and a cross-section of Elvis' diverse stylings, including Rock-a-billy, rock-n-roll, country, rhythm & blues and gospel. At [the cost] for the CD's, its worth it for even the casual Elvis collector who may not have some of these recordings already on CD. I would like to see RCA remaster and repackage the Legendary Performer series, especially Volu,es 1-4, into a single..."