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It Happened At The World's Fair And Fun In Acapulco: DOUBLE FEATURES

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  • Audio CD (22 Mar. 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bmg
  • ASIN: B000025MQH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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These were bought to add to my collection of Elvis CDs..... Unless one is an Elvis fan this double feature is not likely to be subject to great demand. Fun in Acapulco provides a quite different musical backdrop to the norm - with a strong Mexican influence on the production which is a long way from Rock n Roll but it is generally uptempo and cheerful (e.g. no room to rhumba in a sports car) .
Bossa Nova Baby - is probably the most recognised single from the Album which respectively reached #13 and #9 in the UK charts.
With regards to the "World Fair" CD the most recognised song will be - one broken heart for sale - backed by - they remind me too much of you - which as a single reached # 12 in the Uk charts. Both Albums reached Gold Status ....And, at this point in his career, in early 1963, the albums contributed to RCA's announcement that Elvis had already sold over 100 million records world wide.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Hadwin on 12 Jun. 2005
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By far and away the best double feature.
"It Happened at the World's Fair" is lightweight in the extreme, but as that's what it sets out to be, one can't be too harsh. One can be harsh though of its near 20 minute running time! However, Elvis is in stunning form, absolutely faultless. This is Elvis at his slickest and most polished.
Elvis gives a remarkably polished version of the sort of kid friendly fodder he world later treat with total distain, making "Cotton Candy Land" and "How Would You Like To Be" far from redundant. The ballads are again polished but not totally enthralling, "A World Of Our Own" and "I'm falling In Love Tonight" are really quite dull.
But there is material for Elvis to exercise is talent on, even if not to stretch it. "Beyond The Bend" and "Happy Ending" are both fine lightweight pop efforts, the sort of efforts more in abundance on "Blue Hawaii" and "GI Blue".
The gems from the album made up the single. "One Broken Heart For Sale" was written by Otis Blackwell, who wrote Elvis' stunning "Return To Sender", and while not quite at those heights, is still a great single. "They Remind Me Too Much Of You" is a truly tender and touching ballad. Great Stuff!
In the way "Frankie And Johnny" is lifted with its Dixieland beat, so "Fun In Acapulco" is lifted by the Mexican/Bossa Nova vibe. Rumour has it that the writers paid a trip to Mexico to try and sample the sounds, and it paid off! Unlike "Frankie And Johnny" the material is by and large strong, and Elvis is totally bought in to the album. The best mid 60s Elvis album, and paired with "At The Worlds fair", another high spot, it explains why this is the must have double feature.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Feb. 2002
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Hardly King Creole, but this soundtrack compliments the excellent 'It Happened At The World's Fair' and the good 'Fun In Aculpoco.'
Standout tracks; They Remind Me Too Much Of You is a beautiful ballad and could not be sung any better. Im Falling In Love Tonight is also excellent, Elvis could sing a song.
One Broken Heart For Sale is bouncy, easy going rock n roll.
Fun in Aculpoco is entirely Spanish/Mexican flavoured, even sung in Spanish....but the standout of the CD is the excellent Bossa Nova Baby.
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