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  • Audio CD (January 26, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony special product
  • ASIN: B002YQSYVA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,159 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fun In Acapulco
2. Vino, Dinero Y Amor
3. Mexico
4. El Toro
5. Marguerita
6. The Bullfighter Was A Lady
7. (There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car
8. I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (Take 1)
9. Bossa Nova Baby
10. You Can't Say No In Acapulco
11. Guadalajara
12. Love Me Tonight
13. Slowly But Surely

Editorial Reviews

Ursula Andress was still the Bond girl when she joined Elvis in this 1963 flick. The album (a #3 smash) contains two tunes not in the film; the one and only Bossa Nova Babyjoins Love Me Tonight; Slowly but Surely; El Toro; the title song, and more!

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I have really enjoyed listening to these songs again...brings back good memories.
NY Gal
Thank you so much for offering this great product...I love to hear out-takes and rare music from Elvis (or the Beatles) - soooooooooooo great to hear...LOVE IT!!
Lisa G. Weaver
Like many of Elvis' mid-time era albums, this one again shows E's versatility, even mastering a foreign language to accomplish it.
Michael C. Delich

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Michael Slater on February 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD
In amazon's song listing for the new Sony Special Products CD re-issue of the "Fun In Acapulco" LP, it states that the song "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" is "take 1" instead of the master take that was originally included on the LP. I was very upset when I read this because I've been waiting forever for Elvis' soundtrack LP's to be released on CD in their ORIGINAL form, and I can't stand it when the record companies tamper with something that was perfect the way it was when it was originally released...which they have done time and time again! However, I noticed on the CD cover that there is no mention whatsoever about this song being an alternate take, so I took a chance and bought it. As it turns out, the original master IS on here after all, and NOT take 1, as stated here on amazon. I have seen this CD mentioned on a few Elvis websites as well, and they also state that "take 1" is included in place of the master. I have no idea where this info came from, but I thought other fans, who are purists like me, might like to know that the original master of this song IS the version that's included on the CD! All of Elvis' soundtracks were released on CD in the early '90's as "Double Features", two complete soundtracks on each disc. However, many of the songs were re-mixed and they sounded nowhere near as good as the original mixes from the original LP's. The sound on many of these songs was very muddy and the stereo separation was not nearly as good either. Many of these CD's featured scenes from the films on the front and back covers also, instead of the original front and back cover LP art, which I MUCH prefer!Read more ›
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on January 26, 2010
Format: Audio CD
There are a number of commonly held misconceptions about Elvis Presley's film career: Elvis couldn't act, his movies were all throwaways, and the soundtracks were populated entirely with substandard material. But key films in the King's catalog show that he could indeed act, if called upon, there are several high-quality dramatic and musical films in Elvis' oeuvre, alongside many good lightweight romantic musical comedies, and his soundtracks are laced with hits and terrific albums sides. To measure the highpoints of Elvis' soundtrack catalog by virtue of the low points (of which there are admittedly many) is to miss out on a valuable dimension of Presley's musical career.

1963's Fun in Acapulco was Elvis' thirteenth film, and though set in Acapulco, Elvis' scenes were all filmed in Hollywood. The soundtrack was likewise recorded in Hollywood with a combination of West Coast studio players (including guitarists Tiny Timbrell and Barney Kessell, and legendary Wrecking Crew drummer Hal Blaine), Elvis regulars (Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, and the Jordainaires), a horn section (Anthony Terran and Rudolph Loera) and the backing vocals of the Amigos (who'd previously appeared on the soundtrack of Girls! Girls! Girls!). As one might expect, the emphasis here is on Latin sounds and though the songs aren't particularly deep, Elvis seems to have a lot of fun in this setting. The album spun off a hit with Leiber and Stoller's "Bossa Nova Baby," a song previously recorded by
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Petter Sellers on December 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Fun in Acapulco in many ways was a very successful soundtrack of a Presley movie for a reason apart from its original sales. The Latin feeling and its uncompromising south of the border beat seem to provide a platform of very exciting tunes, fresh either in performance either in song presentation. Even the ever considered silly tune "(There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car" holds an utterly playful performance that requires to be taken for what it really is, a happy tune. As far as happy tunes go, the soundtrack is filled with many of them that simply have you at least tapping your feet to the Latin beat. The song "Mexico" in its alternate version makes you wonder why did the album producers preferred the version that provides the film version that excludes sporadic verses due to the duet sequence that is showcased in the film between Elvis and his new little Mexican friend. The full version in terms of lyrics provides a wonderful listening and dancing experience and above all shows the undisputed talent of Presley to artistically tap into a foreign musical venue with great charisma and unmistaken performing talent. Furthermore, the album provides some very romantic themes that can be easily considered as Presley top love songs, the case is made certainly for the song "Marguerita" an overtly passionate and filled with Latin feeling tune that is both tender and sad.

The album overall is a 5 star experience to any listener.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marc Haegeman on August 20, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Elvis aficionados will cherish this new release covering the well-known soundtrack, as well as the 2 bonus tracks originally included on the original LP ("Love Me Tonight" and "Slowly But Surely"), plus 14 outtakes from the sessions from "Fun in Acapulco". The sound quality of the "New Orthophonic High Fidelity Recording" is everything it promises and even a lot more. The presentation with all the original artwork and an excellent booklet in a handy tri-fold digipack (the size of a 45rpm) is a treat. For more than a few hours of fun.
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