Presley : The All Time Greatest Hits 2 CD : On The State Charts
Presley : The All Time Greatest Hits was released on July 1, 1991. The double CD album came to my attention and delight chart-wise when it was listed as a 'breaker' (to the top 50) on July 14, 1991.
Presley : The All Time Greatest Hits was released on July 1, 1991.
It entered the ARIA Charts the following week at # 46 and peaked at #7 after 7 weeks on the 15th of September. It's last entry was the 24th of November, it's 17th week. It had by now reached Gold Record Status in Australia. (It reached as high as #3 in the State of Queensland.)
In the Singles Charts that week was Calling Elvis by Dire Straits #12 and Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn #19.
Presley : The All Time Greatest Hits, re-entered the Charts at #38 on the 14th of July, 1996, by now with Platinum status. It slowly climbed to #12 on the 8th of September, now double Platinum. Then descending and making it's final appearance at # 43 on the 29th of September. It had now spent 58 weeks in the Top 200.
Then again in 1997, the album spent another six weeks in the Charts (Top 50). I don't have the full details of this run, except that it reached at least #34. I wasn't looking at the Charts at the time, probably because there were no new releases. This Incursion into the Top 50 would have been because of it's very low price of $14.95
(It originally Charted at the Recomended Retail Price of $34.95) The Album had now spent a total of 36 weeks in the top 50 on the Australian Charts. Top 200 not known at this stage.
This double Album now has a 4x Platinum Rating in Australia with sales exceeding 350,000.
PDF ARIA Chart : Week Ending : September 15, 1991 : Peak Chart Postition of no. 7.
Presley : The All Time Greatest Hits CD.
Blue Suede Shoes
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Wear My Ring Around Your
Hard Headed Woman
Fool Such As I
Big Hunk O'love
Stuck On You
Girl Of My Best Friend
It's Now Or Never
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
Can't Help Falling In Love
Good Luck Charm
She's Not You
Return To Sender
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
Crying In The Chapel
If I Can Dream
In The Ghetto
Don't Cry Daddy
Wonder Of You
I Just Can't Help Believe
An American Trilogy
Always On My Mind
It's Only Love
The relevance of each state
Western Australia [WA] (10%) and South Australia [SA] (7%) have much smaller populations (see below) than [QLD] Queensland and the other combined states of [NSW/ACT] and [VIC/TAS].
So these two states have a much smaller impact on total sales, and therefore the national chart.
Population per Australian State and/or Territory
- [NSW] New South Wales 7,247,700 32.23%
- [VIC] Victoria 5,574,500 24.79%
- [QLD] Queensland 4,513,000 20.7%
- [WA] Western Australia 2,387,200 10.61%
- [SA] South Australia 1,645,000 7.31%
- [TAS] Tasmania 511,700 2.28%
- [ACT] Australian Capital Territory 370,700 1.64%
- Northern Territory 232,400 1.03%
- Australian Antarctic Territory 1,000 0.0%
- Jervis Bay Territory 495 0.0%
Total : Australia : 22,485,300
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.