Elvis' soundtrack albums/recordings - what are your favorites?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by warewolf95, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Madlove

    Madlove Well-Known Member

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    The only adult relationship he was ever in.
     
  2. Pelvis Ressley

    Pelvis Ressley Active Member

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    Shouldn't be hard to find.

    The mono single master is on Return of the Rocker and the Kid Galahad FTD CD.

    The stereo remix of the single master is on The Complete Elvis Presley Masters and C'mon Everybody.

    The unedited stereo remix of the master is on the Kid Galahad FTD CD and the Double Features Kid Galahad/Girls! Girls! Girls! CD.
     
  3. bubba-ho-tep

    bubba-ho-tep Forum Resident

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  4. Revelator

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    The FTD is a required purchase for fans of the song, because it has multiple takes and almost all of them have slightly different arrangements. I still can't decide which one I like best!
     
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  5. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    King Creole but then I agree
     
  6. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    King Creole feels like a great studio album.
    G.I. Blues is a very pleasant and quality soundtrack.
    Blue Hawaii is like a concept album.
     
  7. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    yes! great stuff
     
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  8. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

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    I was thinking in terms of the 1960's era soundtracks. The 1950's era soundtracks are a different story entirely, containing some of his greatest musical triumphs.
     
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  9. Madlove

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    The Kissin Cousins LP is well recorded and I like the guitar work. Tender Feeling is a good song.
     
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  10. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Glad to see that I would've put 5 of those 7 on my own list as it is. :D

    One of the things that keeps me coming back is that the musicianship on these recordings is just awesome. Half the time I'm ignoring the song and just appreciating the performances!

    Yes! One of his best rockers! Have you heard any of the alternate versions on the FTD release of Kid Galahad? I prefer one of them to the official - it's got a different style to it and is just as good.
     
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  11. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Slight as it is, I really enjoy the title track (the first version).
     
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  12. bosskeenneat

    bosskeenneat Well-Known Member

    I think several very decent more pop-oriented Elvis albums could be assembled from the Soundtrack years. It's mostly a matter of getting rid of the garbage...."Barefoot Ballad", "Old McDonald", "He's Your Uncle, Not Your Dad", "Ito Eats", and the absolute bottom, "Queenie Wahini's Papaya". All the masters for these truly need to be destroyed. They're more about Parker's friendships with the Hollywood dreck-slingers than they are about Elvis.
     
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  13. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident Thread Starter


    Can't forget the golden classic "Yoga Is As Yoga Does"!!!!
     
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  14. RonBaker

    RonBaker Forum Resident

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    My favorite Soundtrack albums/eps:

    Loving You
    Jailhouse Rock
    King Creole
    Follow That Dream
    Kid Galahad
    Kissin' Cousins (most of it is good...some of it is dreadful)
    Viva Las Vegas (get rid of the Texas medley and Santa Lucia...add in "You're the Boss", "The Lady Loves Me")
    Tickle Me (even though the soundtrack is a compilation of previously released tracks)
    Spinout
    Double Trouble (if you get rid of Old MacDonald and I Love Only One Girl)
    Clambake (if you get rid of all the soundtrack songs except for the "Girl I Never Loved")
    That's the Way It Is

    The ones I didn't mention are the ones I don't like much at all. I can't figure out the love for "Blue Hawaii." "GI Blues" is just as bad. The less said about the ones I didn't mention the better.
     
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  15. Shawn

    Shawn Forum Resident

    GI Blues has enough redeeming tracks that I give it a spin every now and then but I'm with you on Blue Hawaii - except for 'Can't Help Falling In Love' I just can't understand the relative-to-other-soundtracks praise it gets.
     
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  16. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nice try :D
     
  17. laf848

    laf848 Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoy the FTD releases. I think Ernst did a wonderful job in placing the original albums with the alternate takes. I hope they find the stereo versions of the Follow That Dream soundtrack. Angel sounds great in stereo.
     
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  18. johnny q

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    Lovely song. It's actually based on an old song called "Shenandoah." Many of us heard "Tender Feeling" for the first time via the Burning Love And Hits From His Movies Camden LP.
     
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  19. Madlove

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    Little Egypt from Roustabout would've made a good rock n roll single from EP in 1964. Maybe with Big Love Big Heartache on the flip.
     
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  20. laf848

    laf848 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe One Track Heart could have made a good flip side to Little Egypt. I always liked There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon also.
     
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  21. Revelator

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    Absolutely. We're fortunate that the folks who put together the '68 Comeback Special decided to resurrect the song. Elvis's remake is even nastier and more lascivious than the original!
     
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  22. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Guess Im a weirdo too. I like to listen to quite a bit of the soundtracks. Blue Hawaii, GI Blues.. fun stuff with Elvis singing better than ever. And I think that is really why people like the more "filler" songs. 1) His voice is so good on some of them 2)its fun 3) they are like finding little lost songs of Elvis, because no one listens to them.
     
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  23. humpf

    humpf Forum Resident

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    Adding the one I always mention in these threads.

     
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  24. Dream #9

    Dream #9 Well-Known Member

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    I love - G.I. Blues

     
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  25. Madlove

    Madlove Well-Known Member

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    They Remind Me Too Much Of You from It Happened at the World's Fair is one of his best ballads. Nice scene in the film too. I'm also a big fan of One Broken Heart For Sale, written by Blackwell / Scott. Both songs made an incredible single in 1963.
     
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