Something you won’t expect in the classic album series, the EP of this movie, but here it is. At least it brings some new outtakes!
The release is presented in the familiar way of these series. Great cover, nice booklet and original label printed on both the CD and place where it fits. Unfortunately the booklet carries not too many pictures of Michele Carey, whose looks certainly helped to make the move endurable.
The movie only had 4 songs, and that’s what we get on this CD. The masters and outtakes of these 4 songs. Gladly they are mixed up nicely, so the listen doesn’t get too boring.
I have to admit that I loved Wonderful World when I first heard it on the Flaming Star LP. In my advantage speaks that I was only 9 or 10 years back then. As I grew older I thought the walz thingie fitted better on a fair, but compared to many other movie songs it isn’t that bad.
Edge of Reality is something else, I am one of those suckers for it (while I mostly don’t like these over the top musical type of songs).
A Little Less Conversation has always been one of my favourite movie songs, at least as long as it is not touched by a frickin’ DJ. I never mind to hear Elvis’ original of this catchy tune.
Almost in Love is nice background music, when you have guests, in a lift or shop… it never gets on your nerves, but also isn’t one of his better ballads.
All together the CD is pretty listenable, with some funny studio banter and alterations, but not of the outtakes is really different from the master, so it is a lot of repetition too. I played it several times now the past 10 days, but I guess it won’t find its way to the player much more after shelving.
Mainly for the completists or those with a soft spot for one of the songs.