7 October 2003
| Elvis Presley|
| October 7, 2003 (2003-10-07), 2009 Blu-spec CD|
July 5, 1954-February 4, 1976
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Ray Bardani
Rock music, Rock and roll, Country music, Rockabilly
Elvis Presley albums, Rock music albums
2nd to None is a collection of songs by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released by on October 7, 2003 by RCA Records (see 2003 in music) as the sequel to the previous year's highly successful ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits.
The album included Elvis's #1 singles that did not appear on the previous release, other notable recordings by the artist, one previously unreleased recording ("I'm a Roustabout") and a remix of "Rubberneckin'" by Paul Oakenfold.
Although not as successful as its predecessor, 2nd to None made the top 10 in at least nine countries and received certifications in several regions.
2nd to None was produced by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Ray Bardani. Bardani also mixing many of the songs on the collection with the assistance of Matt Snedecor, while the tape transferring and mastering on the recordings were handled by Andreas Meyer and Vic Anesini, respectively.
The release's primary artwork consists of a picture of Elvis' head and the number 2 against a black background. The release's art direction and design was handled by Mike Jurkovac. The artwork and design for the European release of the album was different, being very similar to ELV1S and having the art direction and design by the same person, Thomas Vasquez.
To promote the album in the United Kingdom, a compilation album titled Before Anyone Did Anything, Elvis Did Everything was released as a free covermount album in the British newspaper Daily Mail. The album contains a blue cover quite similar to that of 2nd to None and ELV1S and ten songs, although not all of these are from 2nd to None, as some are from 30 #1 Hits and various other releases like the Close Up box set.
1That's All Right1:582nd to None Wikipedia
2I Forgot to Remember to Forget2:29
3Blue Suede Shoes2:01