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Roustabout [Import]

Elvis PresleyAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: sony
  • ASIN: B003JLJRQ0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,182,956 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have ALL the new Elvis Sony Special Products soundtrack re-issues, and the sound quality is equal to that of the Follow That Dream special editions! They have all been released in their original mix, and sound MUCH better than the "Double Features" releases from the early '90's, which were just awful in most cases! To make matters even worse, the title song from "Fun In Acapulco" had an unnessasary fade-out at the end (the original release didn't!), "Carny Town" from "Roustabout" had some studio chatter at the end, and the title song from "Clambake" had a silent spot in the song where there originally was a drum beat! Why they tampered with these songs (and the great original mix!) is a complete mystery! On these new releases, you get these songs in their original versions. Just like the FTD releases, these CD's sound just like the original LP's did. They also feature all the original front and back cover artwork. These new releases do not feature any bonus tracks like the FTD versions, but if you're looking for just the original LP's on CD the way they were originally released, then you will certainly want these!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Elvis movie May 25, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There's no need to write a dissertation on Elvis movies and their soundtracks here. You either like them or you don't. Elvis himself didn't like some of them or the songs he had to perform. I do wonder though, if Elvis had doubts about the films and music he was agreeing to put his name on then why did he do them? I guess the money was too good to turn down. Regardless, it ultimately led to his return to the concert stage, a glorious and tragic thing. Elvis movies are a peculiar lot, situated between the iconic and groundbreaking 50s hits, the late 60s comeback and 70s concert tours. They are really a genre unto themselves. Some are quite entertaining and some are flat-out cringe inducing to watch. Roustabout, in my opinion, is one of the better films with a good plot and memorable characters. This soundtrack is nothing to get excited about, especially considering that in 1964 the Beatles were forever changing the music business artistically and commercially (much like Elvis had done a few years earlier.) Never the less it's a fun listen, but only if you like the movie. The title track is a good cut, as is Little Egypt, which is probably the album's highlight track. This version has a VERY brief synopsis of the film and soundtrack, no other liner notes or bonus tracks. If you want it, get it here cheap.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad set February 14, 2010
By A Fan
Format:Audio CD
This one of Elvis's mid-60's movie soundtracks, not one of his best, but not his worst. The Roustabout soundtrack was originally released in 1964 and went to number 1 on the US album chart (it would be Elvis' last number 1 album in the US until 1973's Aloha from Hawaii). It is mid 60s pop with a little bit of rock (but not much). Only recommended for avid Elvis fans.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than usual, very enjoyable August 24, 2010
By Phil S.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As everyone know, the album went to Number One during the English Invasion of the American Music Industry. As only some know, my buddy's Sister, who did not like Elvis, borrowed my l.p., and played it over and over again. I asked her, how could she like the album if she didn't like Elvis - she said, "I like the album".

Well, that was 45 years ago - and I still mull over that phenomenon. Guess it means, the album was/is pretty solid.

This low-priced reissue sounds great, albeit still in need of a true remix - elvis' voice is still too far forward and the band is still too far back. This can be troubling, as on four numbers Elvis' obvious disdain for the material is apparent - the engineer/power-tha-be should have insisted he recut the endings.

Two of these songs are excellent: the big ballad, "Big Love, Big Heartache", a real gem which Elvis should have actually recut in full (and done in Vegas!); "One Track Heart" (chosen for the movie/album promo), a very catchy, contemporary beat. "Posion Ivy League" works better on film but still has a certain resonance in 2010, a kind of rock 'n folk tune, employing some rarely heard socially conscious but good-natured criticism of those privileged "Ivy Leaguers", who have a free ride, with all the tutors and financial backing one could imagine. Great lyrics but once again, a tune in need of a re-do. "Hard Knocks" is a stone'-50s rocker (check it out by listening only to the left channel!), a hard knockin', hard rockin' back-beat that Big Elvis really gets into. But that last long note! Ouch!!

The best cut is a "cover" of the Coasters' classic, "Little Egypt". A solid novelty rocker, and Elvis really nails it. I think this could have been issued as a single.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alot of fun songs on this CD! November 3, 2013
By Rebekah
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Alot of fun songs on this CD. I have it on LP from long ago, but I wanted to add this Elvis CD to my collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Great sound October 16, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love the orignal album/artwork packaging concept. The sound is great and it feels as if I'm listening to these songs for the first time.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hits All the Right Notes February 16, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Sure, ROUSTABOUT is never going to make an All-Time Greatest Albums list, but it offers a breezy collection of pleasing tunes and ranks among the best of Presley's movie soundtracks. The title cut, "Little Egypt," and especially the dramatic "Big Love, Big Heartache" offer proof not all of Presley's movie recordings can be dismissed without losing some gems along the way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Elvis Soundtrack!
My favorite Elvis movie soundtrack. This has some great tracks. My favorite is Little Egypt. Elvis does a great job on this number.
Published 4 months ago by Patricia N.
4.0 out of 5 stars OK I think
Sony made something to this recordings that they sound better than other issues by RCA. same with songs, not all good but all included as on the original álbum.
Published 4 months ago by Mario Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars great elvis movie soundtracks
great soundtrack sounds better tan movie ill order elvis soundtracks again ineed more info of available elvis movie soundtracks thanx thomas hurtt
Published 10 months ago by thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun As A Circus Parade
One of the better Elvis movies in my view, I haven't seen them all but this soundtrack lets me remember the movie scenes through the music. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Datpar
5.0 out of 5 stars RE CD
Awesome soundtrack. I love the movie and the songs. This CD is a great addition to my Elvis collection. I will play it often
Published 15 months ago by Lisa Shenkle
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 22 months ago by 2303
4.0 out of 5 stars roustabout purchase by Donald Forgues
i'm happy to have the record, but it's not like the original from the 60's.
in the front covert they removed the rca dog logo and in the back cover
they removed the... Read more
Published on October 13, 2012 by dnf raider
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best film soundtracks!
I received this cd from my wife on her account and it brought back memories and the cd itself was a carbon copy of the actual record I owned. Read more
Published on June 15, 2010 by A. Mauro
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