Sunday, December 23, 2007

From another part of the globe

Yesterday I was at a party together with a couple of friends. One of them had recently been in Jerusalem, and knowing how much I like Elvis, she'd bought a CD there with Elvis on the cover and the title Return To Happiness - Great Hits of the 60's.

She told me she had entered a record store in Jerusalem and asked if they had any Elvis records. The sales clerk had looked slightly offended and then answered, "Of course we do!"

But my friend wanted it to be an Elvis record made in Israel, and that turned out to be more difficult as all Elvis records were imported ones. The second best alternative the sales clerk could come up with was the record I got.

Despite featuring Elvis both on the front and the back of the cover it only includes the Elvis number "Good Luck Charm". The other 23 songs are from such artists as Diana Ross, Paul Anka and Ray Peterson (you can read about his connection to Elvis here).

Still, it's nice to be able to include an album from another part of the globe with Elvis on it in my collection. And this one looks quite different with its Hebrew lettering. So, thank you, my friend!

By the way, the evening ended with some heavy Elvis karaoke, but that's another story...

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