Today I added the two Camden CDs "Burning Love And Hits From His Movies" and "Separate Ways" to my collection. They came in the mail together with the DVD box set "Elvis - The Hollywood Collection".
The box set I can easily justify buying because it contains six Elvis movies never before released on DVD. "No Elvis collection is complete without them!" it says on the box. But can the same be said for the Camden CDs? For me the answer is yes.
They are, after all, part of the original Elvis record catalogue that I try to collect on CD as well. And as farfetched as some of them seem (How on earth can you make the decision to include a hit single like "Burning Love" on a budget album together with a bunch of movie songs, for example?) or maybe because of it, they do represent a part of the Elvis Presley legacy.
But more important, some of the Camden records were the first albums I heard when I started to listen to Elvis in the late 70's. I especially liked "C'mon Everybody" and "I Got Lucky" which included some great songs. So there is a lot of nostalgia involved, as well.
I know a lot of fans feel the same way, and also that many disagree. But when "Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies Vol. 1" is released I will be buying that one as well. What can I say, I'm a sentimental guy.