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It Happened at the World's Fair / Fun in Acapulco
Genres: Pop, Rock
Out of print in the U.S.! Digitally remastered installment in the Elvis Double Features series includes the complete soundtracks to a pair of Elvis' '60s fun-filled feature films. The artwork is superior to the deleted dom... more »
Out of print in the U.S.! Digitally remastered installment in the Elvis Double Features series includes the complete soundtracks to a pair of Elvis' '60s fun-filled feature films. The artwork is superior to the deleted domestic titles as it features photos of the original vinyl releases on the cover. This CD contains all the songs from the movies It Happened At The World's Fair and Fun in Acapulco (both originally released in 1963) plus bonus tracks. Elvis' acting may have been a little stiff, but his vocal performances on his soundtrack recordings were always electrifying. 22 tracks including 'They Remind Me Too Much Of You', 'One Broken Heart For Sale' and 'No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car'. Camden..
Elvis giving a mixture of everything
CJ Gish | Nampa, ID | 06/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""It Happened At The World's Fair" had plenty of fun songs on it, including "Beyond The Bend", "Take Me To The Fair", "One Broken Heart For Sale", and "Happy Ending". There's even the naughty little "Relax" song and the strong ballad "They Remind Me Too Much Of You".
"Fun In Acapulco" shows the versatility of Elvis with some Spanish thrown in the mix in "Vino, Dinero Y Amor" and "Guadalajara". He scores on the rocker "Bossa Nova Baby", which made it into the Top 10 on the U.S. charts, and some good ballads in "El Toro", "Marguerita" and "You Can't Say No In Acapulco". There's even some fun ones that kind of preview his future dismal soundtrack songs, such as "The Bullfighter Was A Lady" and "No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car". You can tell he has fun with the last two, but unfortunately it would become a theme to sing corny songs in future soundtracks that were loaded with material like this.
Overall, two strong soundtracks. Both pre-1964 soundtracks, which is basically the cutoff year for Elvis' best soundtracks from top to bottom. After that, they take a downward turn and only a couple songs on each are very solid."
Apostolos H. Moussatos | 01/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this item for a friend. Before giving it to him I wanted to make sure that the quality of the CD was acceptable. So I listened to it. Even though I do not like Elvis Presley the recording was of such quality that I listened to it and copied it to my computer!!!
Here if I am allowed I would like to praise the Amazon service."
Treystash | Boston, MA | 05/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Soundtrack for Fun in Acapulco alone goes for 50 bucks from the Elvis web site. The quality is great, and if you're just looking for the music, this package is perfect. Fun in Acapulco is a very underated soundtrack, filled with the sounds of a tropical summer done up Elvis style."