Harum Scarum

Harum Scarum (cover)
Released: 2003/11/10 by FTD
Rating: 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
7” format cover, original back and front cover, 3 panel Gatefold sleeve and 8 page booklet with photos and memorabilia.

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The ElvisNews Review

The second set of previously deleted soundtracks albums was re-released on the Follow That Dream label as part of the label’s program to keep Elvis catalogue available for fans. Last and least of this bunch is "Harum Scarum". Design The format for these movie re-releases is exactly the same as the previous releases, so nothing new here, and again we compliment Ernst and his team on the beautiful job they did on this package. For those not familiar with the previous releases, this is what you get: 1) 7” format cover (like a single or EP) 2) Original back and front cover 3) 3 panel Gatefold sleeve 4) 8 page booklet with photos and memorabilia 5) Original album with original album EQ 6) Additionally all previously released outtakes (if space permits) 7) Additionally previously unreleased outtakes (if available and space permits) Content What can we say? The soundtrack of this movie is as listenable as the movie is watchable. It is a neck to neck race for the worst (Elvis) movie with "Easy Come, Easy Go." But at least the latter has some decent (song) performances in it. Even "Kismet" and "So Close, Yet So Far", that could have been a beautiful ballad, sound boring. The fact that this soundtrack was recorded in Studio B instead of Hollywood could not bring it to a higher level. The only purpose of this soundtrack we can think of is as an opiate. Conclusion To us this is nothing more than a cabinet filler. It is a shame The Colonel "made" Elvis ever recording it. Hopefully this is the definitive "Harum Scarum" release we bought.
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GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2012report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsCertainly far from his best, but the soundtrack, does feature some good songs, such as "So Close yet so far" and "Animal Instinct.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2007report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsAbsolute garbage. Could have been recorded much better. No effort, just greed. Save your money.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2007report abuse
1 Starwhy does it exist.?
potluck62 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2007report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsCall me weird but,I like this soundtrack,Kismet,Mirage,So Close,Wisdom and Animal Instinct.I agree I like the eastern feel of the music and it was completely different than anything Elvis had ever recorded.
Elvisuperman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2007report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsThis album has some great songs..."Mirage" "Kismet" and "So Close, Yet So Far" like alot of Elvis' later soundtracks from the 60's many great songs go un-noticed and written off with little attention just because the film itself stunk. Elvis did alot worse...can anyone say "O MacDonald" from Double Trouble?
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2006report abuse
1 Starjust bad
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2005report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsA favorite of mine. Love the Eastern flavor on many of the songs. So Close, Yet So Far is a classic. A vastly underrated album.
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2005report abuse
1 Starfantistic album (joke) yuk