Elvis Presley Roustabout - The Original Soundtrack (Orange vinyl)
Elvis Presley Roustabout - The Original Soundtrack (Orange vinyl)
Elvis Presley Roustabout - The Original Soundtrack (Orange vinyl)
Elvis Presley Roustabout - The Original Soundtrack (Orange vinyl)

Elvis Presley Roustabout - The Original Soundtrack (Orange vinyl)

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Elvis Presley – vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Elvis Presley]

The Jordanaires – backing vocals

The Mello Men – backing vocals (on "Roustabout")

Boots Randolph – saxophone

Scotty Moore – electric rhythm guitar

Billy Strange – electric lead guitar

Tiny Timbrell – acoustic rhythm guitar

Floyd Cramer – piano

Dudley Brooks – piano

Bob Moore – double bass

Ray Siegel – double bass

J. Fontana - drums

Buddy Harman – drums

Hal Blaine – drums

 

1 LP, Gatefold Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Orange

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : RCA Victor

Recorded March 2 & 3, April 29, 1964

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1964

Reissued in 2021

 

Tracks:

Side A

  1. Roustabout
  2. Little Egypt
  3. Poison Ivy League
  4. Hard Knocks
  5. It's A Wonderful World
  6. Big Love Big Heartache

Side B

  1. One Track Heart
  2. It's Carnival Time
  3. Carny Town
  4. There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon
  5. Wheels On My Heels

 

Reviews :

"Roustabout took Elvis Presley to the carnival, a setting referenced often over the course of the 20-minute soundtrack. "It's Carnival Time" and "Carny Town" bring the circus to the title, but "It's a Wonderful World" and "Roustabout" also nod toward the midway, a good indication that the 11 songs here aren't necessarily designed to be heard outside of the film, and yet Roustabout wound up topping the Billboard charts. Blame this number one entirely on momentum: there were no hits on this album and it'd be another decade before Elvis reached the top slot again. Despite its high chart placement, Roustabout can be seen as the beginning of the decline in terms of Elvis flicks. His last few soundtrack albums were patchy due to their reliance on tunes designed for the screen but they were often constructed to hit their marks exactly. On Roustabout, any sense of precision is gone: it was just good enough to get into the ball park. As Presley is a pro surrounded by pros, there are moments on the record that are fun -- a silly revival of the old Coasters hit "Little Egypt" works up a head of steam, the title theme is suitably widescreen, and "Hard Knocks" is a fairly vigorous rocker -- but much of the soundtrack is forced frivolity, giving the appearance of high spirits but feeling rather spent." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine 

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 2 / 5 , Discogs : 3,83 / 5

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