Album Title : 50 Years 50 Hits
Catalogue Number : SVL3 - 0710
Year Release : 1985
Record One Side A : Heartbreak Hotel - Don't Be Cruel - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - (You're The) Devil In Disguise - I Need Your Love Tonight - Too Much - Viva Las Vegas - Hound Dog - Old Shep
Record One Side B : The Wonder Of You - Loving You - Kissin' Cousins - Suspicion - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - What'd I Say - Don't
Record Two Side C : One Broken Heart For Sale - Danny Boy - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Good Luck Charm - Suspicious Minds - Treat Me Nice - Return To Sender - If I Can Dream
Record Two Side D : A Big Hunk O' Love - One Night - Such A Night - Love Me - Don't Cry Daddy - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - It's Now Or Never - My Wish Came True
Record Three Side E : I Got Stung - (Now And Then There's) - A Fool Such As I - Blue Hawaii - Kentucky Rain - Can't Help Fallin' In Love - Stuck On You - (Such An)
Easy Question - Hard Headed Woman - I Beg Of You
Record Three Side F : You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Crying In The Chapel - She's Not You - Puppet On A String - Moody Blue - Surrender - In The Ghetto - Memories
Brief History :
A 50-track collection first released in 1985, when Elvis Presley would have turned 50, 50 Years-50 Hits is one of the better, pre-digital, extended sets of Elvis' hits. Though the tracks aren't presented in chronological order, the compilers obviously spent some time creating a pace that worked, grouping together songs from different eras as well as songs with different topics ("Hound Dog" leads into "Old Shep"). The compilation misses none of his major hits, and focuses more on his late-'50s prime than any other period, spinning the hits, plus plenty of excellent non-hits: "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck," "Crying in the Chapel," "Too Much," and "My Wish Came True."
It was only sold through television and magazine ads in conjunction with RCA Records, as part of their 1985 spring promotion. This 3 LP set was only available for approximately three months and then deleted.
Details : 1985 Release
Front Cover : Photo of Elvis. Title top. Catalogue bottom right.
Rear Cover : Photo of Elvis. Printed in U.S.A. bottom right.
Label : Black dog near top.
Side A through to Side F RCA Special Products logo at top.
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis
Matrix Number Side A : SVL3 - 0710 A2 - A3 (Machine Stamped) H (Hand Etched)
Matrix Number Side B : SVL3 - 0710 B2 - A1 (Machine Stamped) X (Hand Etched)
Matrix Number Side C : SVL3 - 0710 C1 - A2 (Machine Stamped) B (Hand Etched)
Matrix Number Side D : SVL3 - 0710 d1 - A1 (Machine Stamped) AA (Hand Etched)
Matrix Number Side E : SVL3 - 0710 E1 - A4 (Machine Stamped) B (Hand Etched)
Matrix Number Side F : SVL3 - 0710 F2 - A1 (Machine Stamped) B (Hand Etched)
*NOTE* 3 LP set in one sleeve. "Elvis 50 Years - 50 Hits" printed on each label below Special Products.