I make no apologies for being an unashamed Elvis fan, and have been for many years. one thing I have noticed among even Elvis fans, that they have certain eras of his life and career that are their favorites, or they are partial to. the early years when he first started out and was becoming a huge star. then the middle years, when he was doing lots of the movies, and much of his music was music from his movie soundtracks, and then the later years up to his death in 1977. this is the way I broke down the years, or eras of his career. 1954 to 1958, the early years, when he was first starting and becoming a huge star, 1960 to 1967, after he got out of the Army and pretty much was just making movies, and 1968 to 1977, the years after he got out of his movie contracts and went back to live performances. personally, I'm partial to the later years, as his voice was more mature, and had better range and sound, and he was choosing much better material to record.