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Blue Hawaii Soundtrack
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the title song, "Moonlight Swim," "Hawaiian Sunset" and "Island of Love" evoke images of beautiful sunsets and peaceful blue seas, and the more lively numbers, such as "Almost Always True" and "Steppin' Out of Line" are carefree and fun, which is another aspect of Hawaii.
Hearing the great voice reminds us of why Elvis is still king, even after all these years. And the added songs at the end, which are repeats of earlier songs, with a few off the cuff remarks by Elvis, give us a peak into the spontaneity and ease with which he worked.
This is music to listen to after a difficult day in the "asphalt jungle," music which helps us relax and enjoy and
forget the stresses and strains of modern society, at least for awhile!
I'm talking about the fact that this movie is considered so huge, was such a big hit, that it was Elvis's most popular movie and that the soundtrack was his most popular one as well as one of his biggest hit albums.
I've been familiar with Elvis all my life, but I've never been an Elvis fan. Neither have I hated him. Sure I thought he had an incredible voice, but nevertheless I simply considered him a performer in history, no more, no less. I've only heard a smattering of his songs like Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Heartbreak Hotel. And those songs never caught my interest. I have never seen an Elvis movie before in my life.
All of which puts me in an extremely unique position that makes my comments valuable to amazon.com customers, to be able to make an entirely unbiased (in either direction) review, to be able to judge the movie Blue Hawaii as a MOVIE and its soundtrack album as a SOUNDTRACK ALBUM, and neither one of them as "the big hit Elvis project". What got me to check this out? Credit goes to the Disney CD "Lilo & Stitch Island Favorites". I had bought it and heard for the very first time the Elvis song "Blue Hawaii" and fell in love with it. So much so that I decided to rent the movie of the same name for a lark even though my family was all telling me how stupid and ridiculous his movies all were. But when I popped the movie into my vcr I was going, "Hey! This is a great movie! It's fun and innocent and enjoyable and funny, and it has lots and lots and lots of gorgeous Hawaiian cinematography!" And best of all, it was filled with wall to wall music I enjoyed. I mean, I loved each and every single note in the film. So I rushed out to buy this album the very next day.Read more ›
Unfortunately the success of this album and the previous soundtrack "GI Blues" convinced Elvis' management that the way to make the quick buck was to make lighthearted comedy movies and associated soundtrack albums. From here on out the movies and soundtracks would sink in quality and sales.
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love it love it then i do love both hawwaii, and Elvis, do recommendPublished 2 months ago by Amelia G Lopez
Prompt shipping. It is Elvis, so a 5 star rating of course. Love the music in Blue Hawaii.Published 2 months ago by Justknow
I'm very satisfied although I knew what I was getting as I have the Album, I needed the CD.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this. I was having a Blue Hawaii luau and played the music in the background.Published 5 months ago by Virginia Spikes