Review: G.I. Blues Soundtrack CD | Sony Special Products 2010
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Both the album and the film featured solid performances by Elvis and helped him regain and continue his status as an American musical icon. Elvis looks good. He is now an adult and has served his country. This romantic comedy co-starred Juliet Prowse of whom Elvis stated, 'She has a body that would make a bishop stomp his foot through a stained glass window'. Can you say attraction? This movie and its resulting soundtrack album found Elvis leaving his rebel image behind and moving toward the mainstream. The soundtrack album, also entitled G.I. Blues, would spend two months at number one and remain on the charts for over two years.
The performances from this album continued the trend toward a pure pop sound for Elvis. The title song, 'G.I. Blues' is a toe taper so to speak and finds a mature Elvis just giving a joyful performance. 'Pocketful Of Rainbows' is an upbeat song with a smooth vocal that shows off Elvis' new maturity. 'Wooden Heart' was a number one song in just about every country in the world except the United States where it was not released as a single at this time. 'Doin' The Best I Can' is a nice ballad that provides a good counterpoint to many of the up-tempo songs. Elvis records a new version of 'Blue Suede Shoes'. While I prefer the original, Elvis could not really give a bad performance of this classic rocker and it would remain a part of his live act until his death.
The CD releases are;
Roustabout ( View images + Read Review)
Viva Las Vegas ( View images + Read Review)
Girls! Girls! Girls! ( View images + Read Review)
Frankie And Johnny ( View images + Read Review)
Girl Happy ( View images + Read Review)
Clambake ( View images + Read Review)
Fun In Acapulco ( View images + Review)
If you like G.I Blues, or any of the other soundtrack releases then you will not be disappointed.
01. Tonight Is So Right For Love
02. What's She Really Like
03. Frankfort Special
04. Wooden Heart
05. G.I. Blues
06. Pocketful Of Rainbows
07. Shoppin' Around
08. Big Boots
09. Didja' Ever
10. Blue Suede Shoes
11. Doin' The Best I Can
Review : Roustabout Soundtrack CD - Sony Special Products 2010
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Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.