Having celebrated Elvis Presley's career with the 2003 release of "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits," RCA/BMG has set an Oct. 7 release date for a companion hits collection, "Elvis 2nd to None." The compilation will

Having celebrated Elvis Presley's career with the 2003 release of "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits," RCA/BMG has set an Oct. 7 release date for a companion hits collection, "Elvis 2nd to None." The compilation will boast a host of additional No. 1 singles alongside other classic Presley tunes and a new remix.

World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold has remixed the lesser-known Presley b-side "Rubberneckin'" for the album, following in the footsteps of Junkie XL, whose remix of "A Little Less Conversation" was the lead single for the "30 #1 Hits" release.

"Elvis 2nd to None" will include 30 tracks in all, mixed and mastered from the original master tapes. Among the other cuts set for inclusion are "That's All Right," "Viva Las Vegas," "Blue Suede Shoes," "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," "Always on My Mind" and "Don't Cry Daddy."

"ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.9 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The disc, which was accompanied in the U.S. by a national TV special and a DVD audio release, shipped more than 9 million copies worldwide, according to BMG.

As previously reported, BMG Heritage is releasing tomorrow (July 1) the four-disc box set "Elvis: Close Up," which is full of unreleased material ranging from stereo master tapes and film music to a complete concert recorded April 18, 1972, in San Antonio.

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