DarylR wrote:I still think a great idea would be to have Sony Legacy and Capitol Records / EMI / UMG collaborate on a 2 CD set. One CD would feature roughly 25-30 of Elvis' biggest hits / most recognizable songs. Sort of like 30 #1 Hits but more a combination of 30 #1 Hits and "2nd To None." The other disc would feature roughly 25-30 of the Beatles biggest hits. If Sony Legacy / Ernst could ever track down the purported July 1969 rehearsal tape featuring Elvis singing the Beatles 1964 classic "I Saw Her Standing There" (aka "Seventeen"), that could be included as a bonus track on the Elvis disc. The Beatles disc could feature any number of one of the unreleased bits of them singing one of Elvis' classic songs. Most likely these would be found during the "Get Back" sessions or even a live from the BBC recordings. The set could be titled "Elvis Vs. The Beatles" or "The Beatles Vs. Elvis" depending on which variation of the packaging you buy. There could be two different variations of the packaging, with different front and back covers. One front cover could feature an iconic photo of Elvis while the back cover could be an iconic photo of The Beatles. The other cover could feature an iconic photo of The Beatles on the front and an iconic photo of Elvis on the back. Song selections could possibly be voted on by the fans via social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Sort of how Sony Legacy did it with the "I Am An Elvis Fan" campaign several years back. I thought that was a brilliant idea but the song selection was piss-poor. Package it with a very nice booklet featuring all the photos of the meeting between Elvis and the Beatles. Maybe even interview Priscilla and Jerry Schilling as well as interviews with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney as well as archival interviews with John Lennon and George Harrison for the liner notes.
In the past LP Elvis vs The Beatles was already released.