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  • Audio CD (22 Aug. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition, Soundtrack
  • Label: Follow That Dream
  • ASIN: B000FVRR8M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 433,514 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

(2006/FTD) 25 tracks / 7'sized-dipipac

Medium 1
Guitar Man
Clambake
Who Needs Money?
A House That Has Everything
Confidence
Hey, Hey, Hey
You Don't Know Me
The Girl I Never Loved
How Can You Lose What You Never Had
Big Boss Man
Singing Tree
Just Call Me Lonesome
You Don't Know Me (film version)
Clambake (reprise)
OUTTAKES:
Clambake (take 38)
How Can You Lose What You Never Had (takes 1
& 2)
You Don't Know Me (film version - take 3)
Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 3, 5 & 6)
The Girl I Never Loved (takes 4 & 5)
Clambake (takes 1 & 5)
A House That Has Everything (takes 4, 5 & 6)
You Don't Know Me (film vers. - takes 7 & 10)
How Can You Lose What You Never Had (take 3)
Hey, Hey, Hey (takes 7 & 8)
Clambake (reprise - takes 1, 2 & 3)

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Format: Audio CD
Follow that dream keep up their good work with a well packaged special edition of this 1967 movie soundtrack. Unfortunately by this time Elvis was at a low ebb and even though you can hear on the outtakes, included on this cd, he is trying hard his heart is not in it, the material is just too bad! The album includes guitar man and big boss man, great renditions of great songs but alas wasted on this album. Sorry but get it to complete the collection but you won`t return to it often if at all, he made much better recordings!!!
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Format: Audio CD
Follow that dream records, the collectors division of RCA have done it again with another superb re-packaging in their latest series of original LP re-issues. Turning their attention to the 1967 "Clambake" movie soundtrack. Not a classic film by any accounts, it came from a very low period in Elvis's movie career, probably the lowest in fact as Elvis became physically ill during production and sruggled to motivate himself for this one. I dont think its the worst film by any means, I quite enjoy watching this one but not one that many fans would watch over and over.

This CD set gives you the original LP, then a batch of first takes and alternate takes. Beautiful packaging and detailed booklet help show the production process and how the songs came to be, and I have to say that "Clambake" contains some of the most beautiful ballads of any Elvis film. Namely "You dont know me" the Ray Charles classic and "The Girl I Never Loved" would have worked on any early 60's Elvis Is Back type LP. But then alas there is the up tempo film songs and they really are quite terrible. "Who needs money" well I DO, to keep buying these new re-issues, so please FTD make it a worthwhile re-issue. Dont worry I have "Confidence" in your decisions, theres no job to emmense for these guys haha.

Clambake move soundtrack was helped by its great and I do mean Great bonus tracks, "Guitar Man", "Big Boss Man" to name but two.

You do get much better value for money when they re-issue a more worthy complete LP, then often stretch it over 2 discs.

Please FTD keep up the Re-issues and the great packaging but dont do the pointless ones, as it gets too expensive to keep buying the same songs.

Cheers
Paul
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Format: Audio CD
A couple of nice ballads, plus "Guitar Man" and "Big Boss Man" (both of which weren't from the silly movie anyway)...the rest you can keep!

We could maybe push this through as a 1.5 star rating...maybe!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb728a0) out of 5 stars Bonus songs make it a strong *4* 15 Sept. 2006
By P. Silverman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Here we have another later-movie-career Elvis entry which warrants reconsideration. By '67/'68, it seems that even the deepest fans placed a new Presley movie soundtrack not one of their highest priorities (although chart placements and approximate sales reports show that he didn't completely slip out of the public view). At the time of John Wesley Harding, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, and the rest, the very first Rock and Roll Superstar kept grindin' out alot of pleasant ballads and rather tame uptempos, going absolutely nowhere.

There are some nice tracks supporting the tired formula flick. "The Girl I Never Loved" is an exquisite valentine - Elvis' voice is a little rough but the he handles it beautifully, creating a real art song. Another interesting cut is the medium philosophical beat ballad, "A House That Has Everything". Presley is not at his best here either, but it is not something to be dismissed.

The Ray Charles ballad, "You Don't Know Me", is also used effectively, but the later studio remake - used in place of the movie version on the soundtrack - is a stronger rendition.

A very interesting, very short, originally unused item is the "reprise" of the movie title tune, however done as a slow blues, with a presumptive Presley guitar giving it thrust. Why they couldn't expand on this nugget, who knows?

It's been written that one of the movie's co-stars mentioned that Elvis performed "Baby, What You Want Me To Do", at the cast party, albeit reluctantly. Maybe he had "the blues" in mind throughout the filming. Ofcourse he's been called one of the best blues singers in history.

The bonus songs are, ofcourse, Guitar Man, and Big Boss Man, very impressive modest sellers, interestingly enough, also in the blues vein. "Singing Tree" is an unusual beat ballad, featuring an excellent double-tracked vocal, and a panoramic piano.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb72e88) out of 5 stars Three great tracks and some all-time clunkers 27 Jan. 2010
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
There are a number of commonly held misconceptions about Elvis Presley's film career: Elvis couldn't act, his movies were all throwaways, and the soundtracks were populated entirely with substandard material. But key films in the King's catalog show that he could indeed act, if called upon, there are several high-quality dramatic and musical films in Elvis' oeuvre, alongside many good lightweight romantic musical comedies, and his soundtracks are laced with hits and terrific albums sides. To measure the highpoints of Elvis' soundtrack catalog by virtue of the low points (of which there are admittedly many) is to miss out on a valuable dimension of Presley's musical career.

1967's Clambake was Elvis' twenty-fifth film and the third to co-star Shelley Fabares. Unlike the bulk of Elvis' Hollywood-recorded soundtracks, this one was waxed in Nashville with a host of Music City A-listers, including drummer Buddy Harman, guitarist Charlie McCoy, pianist Floyd Cramer and steel guitarist Pete Drake. Also on hand were Elvis long-time associates, Scotty Moore and the Jordanaires. By this point the soundtrack songwriters were etched in stone, with contributions from Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman, Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett and Joy Byers. The soundtrack's best cuts come from the few outside writers: Jerry Reed, credited as Jerry "Reed" Hubbard, contributed the super fine "Guitar Man," Elvis struts his stuff on a cover of Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man," and Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold's "You Don't Know Me" blows the regular soundtrack writers' material out of the water.

After the success of "Do the Clam" (from the soundtrack of Girl Happy), the RCA brain trust must have thought releasing "Clambake" as a single would typecast their star as a seafood singer. That's too bad, as it's a catchy tune even if Elvis does have to sing "mama's little baby loves clambake clambake." Elvis rarely sounded less than professional on his soundtracks, even as he was dodging or hurrying through sessions, but you can always hear him engage a second gear for the better material. He doesn't quite sleepwalk through the worst material, though a few vocals sound like first takes for which Elvis refused to soil himself with a second pass. Clambake features some of the most embarrassing lyrics Elvis was ever asked to sing (key evidence: "Hey Hey Hey"), and adding children on "Confidence" didn't help.

This may be the most schizophrenic of Elvis' soundtrack albums, featuring several highpoints that match the quality and artistry or his non-soundtrack singles. but intermingled with awful songs that could only have been contractual obligations. Just when "The Singing Tree" has robbed you of hope, Elvis closes with a superb, stone-country cover of Rex Griffin's "Just Call Me Lonesome" that has him intertwined in Pete Drake's steel guitar. Sony's reissue features a four-panel booklet and no liner notes discussing the music or its making. The 30-minute running time suggests that Follow That Dream's collector's edition might be more compelling to Elvis diehards. Still, the budget price and remastered sound make this reissue attractive, especially if you pick out the hot tracks and skip the rest. [©2010 hyperbolium dot com]
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb7636c) out of 5 stars The Album I Never Loved 11 Aug. 2011
By citizenarson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I only bought this album to complete my collection, especially since the Clambake/Kissing Cousins/Stay Away Joe CD is out of print. After one listen, any one will understand why "Guitar Man" and "Big Boss Man" (two great songs) were thrown onto the original LP. Most songs from the movie are pretty uninteresting and much too corny out of context. (Even within the sequence of the movie, these songs are pretty lame). These songs are not stand alone ones, unlike those from such soundtracks as Girl Happy, Blue Hawaii, and Viva Las Vegas. I mean, how many people can really jam to such asinine lyrics as, "Mama's little baby loves clambake, clambake. Mamma's little baby loves clambake, too?" I would not recommend this soundtrack to anyone who likes listening to Elvis. All the really good songs that aren't actually from the soundtrack can be found on many other compilations, including Tomorrow Is Such a Long Time, which demonstrates how projects like Clambake took away from Elvis' true potential as an artist pre-comeback special. I'm glad I own the soundtrack only because I like seeing a full CD rack dedicated to Elvis, but I guarantee that this one will gather much deserved dust.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb76354) out of 5 stars Mama's little baby loves Clambake. 9 Jan. 2015
By Johnny Heering - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This review is for the Follow That Dream Records edition of the album. This version features the original soundtrack, plus a whole lot of bonus tracks. Eight songs were recorded for the movie, which wasn't enough for an album, so the LP was padded out with four non-soundtrack songs. Fortunately, the non-soundtrack songs include the classics "Guitar Man" and "Big Boss Man", so the album is much improved by their inclusion. The best of the actual soundtrack songs is "You Don't Know Me", which was not actually written for the movie, having originally been recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1956. The best song actually written for the movie is "How Can You Lose What You Never Had", which ironically ended up being cut from the movie. None of the other movie songs are all the good, although "Clambake", "A House That Has Everything" and "The Girl I Never Loved" have a certain appeal to them. "Who Needs Money?", "Confidence" and "Hey, Hey, Hey" are just plain bad. The bonus tracks are alternate takes of the soundtrack songs. All the songs have alternate takes except for "Who Needs Money?" and "Confidence". The alternate takes are sometimes more entertaining than the master takes, because you get to hear Elvis goofing up and laughing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb7681c) out of 5 stars Clambake Soundtrack 2 Sept. 2013
By Tab - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love this group. Reminds me of my past where I could only afford to listen to them on the radio.
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