Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Love in Las Vegas / Rousabout
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Christian
Another good soundtrack combo
CJ Gish | Nampa, ID | 06/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Viva Las Vegas" and "Roustabout" were probably about the cutoff point in Elvis' soundtrack career (and movie career) where things just started heading downhill. In "Viva Las Vegas", you have the classic title track that everyone who is everyone knows from every movie that ever has anything to do with Vegas these days -- they all find a way to get "Viva Las Vegas" in there somewhere and it is a great song. Other solid songs include "What I'd Say" and "C'mon Everybody", two rockers, and the ballad "Today, Tomorrow And Forever". The rest are so-so, but have some decent vocals from Elvis, along with a couple of duets from Ann Margaret, which really spices it up, especially "The Lady Loves Me", a playful little tune.
On Roustabout, the good songs include "Roustabout", "Little Egypt", "Big Love Big Heartache", "One Track Heart". You can even really get into "There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon", "Hard Knocks" and "Poison Ivy League" -- all nice little up-tempo songs that are fun.
Overall, I'd say this is where Elvis really put in his last true inspired Hollywood soundtracks (and acting, for that point) and you can tell he just basically went through the motions from here on out for the next five years. It didn't help that around the time "Roustabout" was released in 1964, the British Invasion was taking the U.S. by storm and basically bumped Elvis from his superstardom monopoly, which probably didn't set well either, and he didn't get back into the groove and become relevant in the music industry again until his 1968 Comeback Special."
Not a bad collection
A Fan | VA | 03/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD puts together two of Elvis's mid-60's movie soundtracks, Roustabout and Viva Las Vegas (aka Love in Las Vegas). 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). For some reason the Viva Las Vegas soundtrack was not released in album format. Instead a single and an EP were released with songs from the movie in 1964. What'd I Say went to number 21 on the US singles chart while it's flip-side, Viva Las Vegas peaked at 29. While these soundtracks were not his best, and certainly not up to the level of his earlier works, they are not bad and are a must for Elvis fans."