I have already reviewed Girl happy as a stand alone album but harum holiday only seems available as a double feature, so this review will be for that album only.
As a double package Girl happy spoils it because I think its a bad album see my review for this album.
Harum holiday in its songs and titles is full of eastern flavour which work quite well , even though I dont find most of the songs anything more than average its pleasent enough album to listen to one of Elvis better soundtracks even if your not a big fan of soundtracks.
The highlight is the track 'So close yet so far' this is one of the best tracks Elvis recorded in the 60,s, and is worth buying the album for just for this track. It shows Elvis given the right song (instead of film tie in tracks) can still 'cut it'.
R.C.A never released a single from this album which is one of their biggest mistakes , this track surley would have been a top ten hit , another black mark against R.C.A ( who at the time were releaseing old tracks as singles).
Still you can buy the album and enjoy this track even if you have to buy the terrible Girl happy with it.
Overall Harum holiday is a decent album with no really bad tracks on it a couple of good tracks and the outstanding So close yer so far.