#1 Singles

Elvis was always a singles artist, and this box set recreates the giddy thrill of discovering the King's latest feats of musical derring-do, one song (plus a B-side) at a time. There are 20 CDs packed inside the artfully designed box, each featuring a lovingly detailed replica of the original single, right down to the grooves of the vinyl 45s. For younger fans who wonder what it was like to discover Elvis in potent four-to- six-minute blasts of two songs at a time, #1 Singles is a fun—if expensive—way to do just that.   —Chris Neal