Elvis Aron Presley wasted more talent than most people will ever have in their entire lives. It's no secret that many of his movie songs were downright awful. That anyone could do anything with much of this tripe is a testimony to Elvis' talent.
Well, what do we have on this CD set? It's a collection of songs from his 1960's movies, with each movie being represented by at least one song (with the exception of "Tickle Me" the soundtrack of which was made up entirely of songs from older Elvis albums-nothing new). This is a great idea; there are some very good songs and some bad ones as well. It's a mixed bag, but enjoyable.
I must question some of the choices, though. 'Blue Hawaii' is over-represented. Most Elvis fans will already have the soundtrack; why put 5 songs from that album on here? 'Roustabout' is also over-represented. Missing are two of Elvis' best movie songs: "C'mon Everybody (the movie version with Ann-Margret yelping!)" and "Rubberneckin'." How can anyone leave those two songs off?! I would also have liked to hear "Drums of the Islands" from "Paradise Hawaiian Style."
Although this set represents Elvis's 60's movies, it must not be thought of as a "Greatest Hits" album. Nor is this set for the casual Elvis fan or to introduce anyone to the King. For that, you'd be better off getting the CD "Can't Help Falling in Love: The Hollywood Hits" which truly is a greatest hits album and has some GREAT songs on it with little filler.
This CD set gets five stars not because it's the greatest music, but for the fact that it fills a niche for the avid Elvis fan--a little from a lot of his movies. A few minor criticisms, but it's fine nonetheless.
Finally, in the accompanying booklet, there is the famous photo of Elvis during the filming of "Follow that Dream", holding the machine-gun to Colonel Parker: Pull the trigger, Elvis, PULL THE TRIGGER!!!