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Kissin Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away Joe
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Christian
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 »
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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 Kissin' Cousins (1964) and Clambake (1967) plus alternate takes. Elvis' acting may have been a little stiff, but his vocal performances on his soundtrack recordings were always electrifying. 24 tracks including 'Tender Feeling', 'You Don't Know Me' and 'Once Is Enough'. Camden..
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Sign of the times
David L. Banes | McEwen, Tennessee United States | 01/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS TO NOT LIKE OR ENJOY ABOUT THIS CD.WHILE NOT DEEP SOCIAL MUSIC IT SURE IS FUN TO LISTEN TO AND HIS VOICE IS PERFECT AND THE BEST SMOOTHEST VOCALS IN THE WORLD.THERE IS NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY OR HIS MUSIC.OFTEN IMITATED BUT NEVER EQUALLED-ELVIS FOREVER|THE SUN NEVER SETS ON A LEGEND."
A so-so collection
A Fan | VA | 06/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD includes the soundtracks for 1964's Kissin' Cousins, 1967's Clambake, and Stay Away Joe. The original soundtrack album for Kissin Cousins was a top 10 hit in the US while the Clambake soundtrack only managed to climb to 40 on the US album charts. A soundtrack album was not released for Stay Away Joe. The song Kissin Cousins was released as a single and peaked at number 12 on the US singles chart. You Don't Know Me and Stay Away were minor hits reaching 44 and 67 respectively on the singles chart. While this collection is better than some of his other 1960's movie soundtracks, it is still not particularly strong. This is recommended only for avid Elvis fans."
Not the Elvis that Mojo Nixon sings/thinks about
Paul D. Langley | Northern Virginia | 08/11/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have not seen the movies, so if you find these disks a pleasurable memento of the movies, be my guest. If you have to have everything Elvis ever did, go ahead. If you want good music keep away.
The major problem is that the material is awful. Not just sub-par, but awful. Elvis had no real input in the movies or the "songs" and I doubt he would have chosen any of this material on his own. Many of the melodies are ripped off from the public domain, some probably infringe on copyrights, and the rest are horrible.
Elvis, he tries. He has a job to do and he tries to make this material interesting. I have to admire his work ethic. But he just can't overcome this large of a hurdle. I am giving it 2 stars instead of the 1 it deserves because Elvis does not just phone in his performance. But you can almost hear the growing frustration at the material in his voice."