This is the second soundtrack album referring to Presley's most favorite movie set locale that is Hawaii. Still, Elvis Presley, apart from the "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" movie did a couple more movies in the past that take place in the 50th state: "Blue Hawaii" and "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
Now this third album, as far as sound goes, stands somewhere in between. Does this in the middle road approach combine the effects of the two previous albums? Not in every level. Elvis Presley contemplates with songs that any other singer would make them far out disinterested. The material is not the best in Presley's career. Still, some clever arrangements along with a surprisingly inventive Presley performance give us the reason to not overall neglect this album.
Do pay attention to the out-takes which demonstrate a Presley in fun mood that competes his similar mood during the "Spinout" recording sessions. Apart form that, the out-takes showcase Presley's voice agility and unique performance that once again both characteristics place him on the pantheon of male lead singers.