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A career low-point for the King of Rock 'n' Roll,
By A Customer
This review is from: Easy Come Easy Go/Speedway (Audio CD)
EASY COME, EASY GO (an apt title for a bad movie) was filmed and recorded when Elvis' career hit rock bottom. The film's soundtrack was originally released as a six-song EP that failed to chart in North America (but mysteriously, "The Love Machine" and "You Gotta Stop" charted as a double-sided single on the UK charts in 1967). Elvis' voice sounds disinterested, except on the gospel-influenced "Sing You Children." He must've mustered quite a sense of humour in order to get through singing an embarrasing ditty like "Yoga Is as Yoga Does." Yes, it's that bad.
SPEEDWAY, however, hinted at a career upswing, as Elvis was teamed up with Nancy Sinatra. Some of the songs are much better on this soundtrack, but are still short on originality and inspiration. It is also noteworthy in that it is the only Elvis album to include a track he didn't record ("Your Groovy Self," performed solo by Nancy). Originally, SPEEDWAY was the last of Elvis' soundtracks to be released as a full-length album.
This CD would have only received one star if it weren't for some mildly appealing songs from the SPEEDWAY soundtrack (including Elvis & Nancy's duet on "There Ain't Nothing Like a Song"). Buy it at your own risk.