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The Roustabout Soundrack was my first ever Elvis record I ever purchased. This was back in 1978. Up until this year this album has only ever been released on CD once and that was in Australia many years ago. Now we have the most beautiful presentation of the album - as you can see in all the images below. And most importantly the sound quality is superb on this and all the Sony Special Products Soundtrack releases.
In 'Roustabout' Elvis is a wandering singer, Charlie, who gets fired and hits the road on his motorcycle. After crashing his motorcycle he then takes on a job as a Roustabout in a carnival. Charlie falls for the co-manager's daughter, Cathy (Joan Freeman). His singing makes the carnival do very well, but after some troubles he quits his job and goes elsewhere. Still, he is needed back to save the carnival. Elvis sings 'Roustabout', 'Poison Ivy League', Wheels on my Heels', It's a Wonderful World', 'It's a Carnival Time', 'Carny Town', 'One Track Heart', 'Hard Knocks', 'Little Egypt', 'Big Love, Big Heartache', and 'There's a Brand New Day on the Horizon'.
With stand out tracks, 'Roustabout', 'It's A Wonderful World', 'Little Egypt', 'Big Love, Big Heartache', and 'There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon' this is a soundtrack I still love to play over 30 years since I first purchased the vinyl LP and played it over and over and over again ... I still clearly remember.
The CD releases are;
G.I Blues ( 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 Roustabout, or any of the other soundtrack releases then you will not be disappointed.
Although not all are quite as elaborately presented, most are.
The front cover of the Roustabout CD album.
02. Little Egypt
03. Poison Ivy League
04. Hard Knocks
05. It's A Wonderful World
06. Big Love, Big Heartache
07. One Track Heart
08. It's Carnival Time
09. Carny Town
10. There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon
11. Wheels On My Heels
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.
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.