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on 31 August 2017
great vinyl
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on 11 September 2017
great classic
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on 12 September 2017
My favourite tunes to my favourite Elvis film. I love it!! Quick dleivery too. Very happy 😃
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on 1 September 2013
This is an expanded version of this 1960 soundtrack album, lengthened with loads of alternate takes giving you the idea of how he worked the songs up into a finished product. There was supposed to be a second volume containing the remaining takes of these songs which we still await. But musically, there is one problem. Some of these songs were garbage and gave a hint of what was to come later in the decade when he got pushed into his rapid succession of rush-recorded movies and soundtrack albums which were released one on top of another and were dreadful. Songs here to avoid include Didja Ever, Big Boots, Tonight's Alright For Love and the album's title-track. Even Wooden Heart sounds boring. His version of Blue Suede Shoes here does not seem to improve upon his original hit version. But the nicer songs here include Pocketful Of Rainbows, Frankfurt Special, What's She Really Like and Shoppin' Around. Some of the alternate takes of these songs sound rather different to the released versions. I also liked the album's final track Doin' The Best I Can which also has alternate takes. I would advise you to avoid the 4CD set reissue of this on the Memphis Recording Service label. It may seem better value, and it contains the entire takes of each song, the remainder of which were officially to be released on a second volume of this set, but the sound quality is iffy, and the stereo separation is not as wide. This label only have legal access to his non-label live and demo recordings, not his commercial recordings which are owned by Sony/BMG who they have no connection with. So they must have obtained these tracks from an unofficial source.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 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 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 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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