Blue Hawaii

Elvis Presey

£16.99

Release date:

10/04/2015

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SKU 772054 Category

Description

Vinyl LP
INCLUDES FREE MP3 ALBUM DOWNLOAD Plus 1 BONUS TRACK

This quintessential vinyl edition includes Elvis’ fourth soundtrack LP, “Blue Hawaii”, which was originally released on the RCA-Victor label in October 1961. The album is certainly one of Elvis’ best soundtracks from the ‘60s and was his biggest hit LP. It stayed at number 1 on the US album charts for a then record 20 weeks. This marked Elvis’ comercial peak! No other Presley movie features as many songs as “Blue Hawaii”. In all, there are 14 of them, starting with the title number over the opening credits and ending with “Hawaiian Wedding Song” during the film’s final scene. A dozen others are interspersed throughout the movie.

PERSONNEL:

ELVIS PRESLEY, vocals and guitar, plus:

SCOTTY MOORE, TINY TIMBRELL, HANK GARLAND, guitar
ALVINO REY, steel guitar
FRED TAVARES or BERNIE LEWIS, ukulele
BON MOORE, bass
FLOYD CRAMER, piano
DUDLEY BROOKS, piano and celeste
D.J. FONTANA, BERNIE MATTINSON or HAL BLAINE, drums Fontana or Bernie Mattinson
BOOTS RANDOLPH, sax
GEORGE FIELDS, harmonica
THE JORDANAIRES or THE SURFERS, backing vocals

Recorded at Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, California, March 1961.

SIDE 1

01 BLUE HAWAII
02 ALMOST ALWAYS TRUE
03 ALOHA OE
04 NO MORE
05 CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
06 ROCK-A-HULA BABY
07 MOONLIGHT SWIM

SIDE 2

01 KU-U-I-PO
02 ITO EATS
03 SLICIN’ SAND
04 HAWAIIAN SUNSET
05 BEACH BOY BLUES
06 ISLAND OF LOVE
07 HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG
08 STEPPIN’ OUT OF LINE (Movie version) (*)

(*) BONUS TRACK