Friday, April 04, 2014

April 04 - Weekend Soundtracks

The CD "The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs Album" dropped from #174 last week to #197 on the Official UK Album Chart while the Sony Legacy re-issue "Elvis - As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" drops completely out of the Top 200 album charts from #74 last week.

The 1974 Memphis Concert CD also dropped off the Billboard Album Top 200 in the US after entering that chart just one week ago at #185. It was Elvis Presley's 130th album on that chart. The CD also dropped out of the album charts in Austria, Switzerland and Italy after just one week. 

The DVD "The King Of Rock ’n’ Roll" re-entered the Australian Music DVD chart once more at # 16. 


Due from the UK based Hallmark budget label is the soundtrack "King Creole". The CD is due April 29, 2014. Also due from the same label on the same date the soundtracks fro "Blue Hawaii"and "G.I. Blues".

Tracks King Creole:
King Creole - As Long As I Have You - Hard Headed Woman - Trouble - Dixieland Rock - Don't Ask Me Why - Lover Doll - Crawfish - Young Dreams - Steadfast, Loyal And True - New Orleans

Tracks G.I. Blues:
Tonight Is So Right For Love - What's She Really Like - Frankfort Special - Wooden Heart - G. I. Blues - Pocketful Of Rainbows - Shoppin' Around - Big Boots - Didja' Ever - Blue Suede Shoes - Doin' The Best I Can

Tracks Blue Hawaii:
Blue Hawaii - Almost Always True - Aloha Oe - No More - Can't Help Falling In Love - Rock-A-Hula Baby - Moonlight Swim - Ku-U-I-Po - Ito Eats - Slicin' Sand - Hawaiian Sunset - Beach Boy Blues - Island Of Love - Hawaiian Wedding Song

The Elvis Movies

The book “The Elvis Movies by james L. Neibaur was released. The author looks at the 31 movies Elvis Presley made, from “Love Me Tender” in 1956 to “Change of Habit” in 1969.

Most of these were star vehicles tailor-made for his image. As Neibaur points out, Elvis had a real interest in being a good actor, but his initial promise was soon thwarted by anti-creative decisions that sold a packaged version of the singer. Despite lapsing into a predictable formula of lightweight musicals, Elvis Presley’s star power ensured that the films became box office successes. Neibaur examines each film, providing information about their production and offering assessments about their value in general, as well as their place in the Presley canon. Additional details include behind-the-scenes personnel, costars, DVD availability, and featured hit songs.

About the author: James L. Neibaur is a highly regarded film historian, reviewer and author whose critically acclaimed books include volumes on Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and the RKO Features. 

(Source: FECC / Elvis Club Berlin / Elvis Aktuell / The King's World)