A great compilation in its day
Johnny Heering | 08/22/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Welcome To My World" stands out in my mind for two reasons. First, it had much more the look and feel of an original release than a compilation. Second, it was my fourth Presley LP. I played it a million times between the time of purchase and Elvis' death 10 days later. I've played the CD less than 10 times. Since 1977, RCA/BMG has released a barrage of compilations -- including a few gems. I refer you to "Walk a Mile in My Shoes", box set of 70s material, "Essential Elvis" Volumes Four and Five, and the new "Burning Love" CD (not to be confused with "Elvis Sings Burning Love and Hits from His Movies")."
Won't you come on in?
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 08/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 1977, RCA Records was having difficulty getting Elvis Presley to record new material. So, they threw together this short (28 minutes) compilation album of country songs. The songs were all recorded between 1969 and 1973, with the exception of "Your Cheatin' Heart", which dates all the way back to 1958. All of these songs had been on previous albums. However, the thing that made the album of interest to Elvis collectors was the fact that two of the songs are different versions than had previously been released. "Make the World Go Away" is alternate take 2 and "I Can't Stop Loving You" is from the matinee Madison Square Garden Show (which is now available as An Afternoon in the Garden). This is an okay CD, but if you want a compilation album of country songs by Elvis, there are much better ones."