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on 31 May 2017
Fantastic LP Record of GI Blues on blue vinyl and alternative sleeve design. This is fabulous and a collectors item. Magic
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on 13 July 2017
good album good service
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on 17 July 2017
If you love Elvis this one's for you - plus two bonus tracks
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on 2 November 2016
This soundtrack album from Elvis first post army film, was No. 1 in the UK for a staggering 22 weeks and also No.1 in the USA as well as being nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Now the hard edge of the 1950's Rock 'n' Roll had been mellowed by the tragic deaths of a number of it's early stars such as "Buddy Holly" and in the case of Jerry Lee Lewis the scandal surrounding his marriage to a young teenage cousin. In Elvis's case it was his 2 year hiatus serving as a regular soldier in the US Army in Germany that left him initially a little apprehensive of the direction his career would take.

The immense popularity and success of the films "G. I. Blues" and "Blue Hawaii" in comparison to the more serious "Flaming Star" and "Wild In The Country" sealed Elvis's fate until the comeback TV special of 1968.

However, the thing about Elvis, was that he could sing and perform any style of music and just make it sound so entertaining, whether it was of a serious (musically challenging) nature or not.

The films title track is toe tapper, it might not be "Jailhouse Rock", but when you hear it has the feel good factor.
"Didja' Ever" is in a similarly toe tapping and full of good humour and is remembered with affection because of this.
"Wooden Heart" a No. 1 single in the UK was a firm favourite of many a lady at the time.
"Blue Suede Shoes" was re-recorded for the film in 1960 in stereo sound, albeit with the hard edge of the 1956 version toned down, it still rocks along.

Therefore, it's a polished Hollywood performance that is show cased here.
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on 6 June 2017
Fab cd. You dont realise how good he was.
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on 21 June 2017
Great picture disc, really pleased.
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on 13 March 2015
very good quick delivery
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on 14 August 2017
Fantastic album. Beautiful production and still relevant today with production techniques and lyrics. Watch the film, it interlink the songs with visuals well.
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on 2 March 2017
great
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on 27 April 2017
Excellent
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