Released: 24th January 2005.
Another of the seemingly endless list of covers Elvis released throughout his career sees the light of day again this week. "O Sole Mio" is a well known and loved Italian song, which was written as part of an opera some 60 years before Elvis decided to record it in English. "It's Now Or Never" became his biggest hit up to that point, and was reportedly his favourite recording ever. A timeless song indeed.
Whether you know this as "It's Now Or Never", "O Sole Mio" or "Just One Cornetto", this is one tune that is instantly recognisable. So, the fifth slot in the Elvis box set can now be filled, and they just keep on selling. This will doubtless be a big hit down to the fans, but in my opinion, whilst it is rightfully a classic, it does sound rather dated nowadays.