The 2CD re-issue of Elvis' classic "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack album in the Follow That Dream "Classic Album Series" has been released. Releases in this series come as:
- 7” format cover (like a single or EP)
- Original back and front cover
- 3 panel Gatefold sleeve
- 8 page booklet with photos and memorabilia
- Original album with original album EQ
Can't wait to get my hands on this release and give my ears the pleasure of listening to it. 5 stars.
I agrre with you Jerry, Blue Hawaii is not only a mere addition to our FTD collection, it's a major piece of Elvis's musical movie legacy. It's fun, very well recorded and it has this special flavor of Hawaiian style, much more distinctive than Hawaiian Paradise Style. The early 60's recordings are all very reprentative of the natural beauty of Elvis's voice, much more interesting to me than the operatic mania he developped in the mid 70's. Ku-U-I-Po to name only one is among my favorite ballads and the Jordainers backing is just amazing on it.
This is the 1st one since the outrageous price rise, it should be boycotted to let EPE know that they should not take us for granted.
Firstly, I live in the U.S. so the price rise doesn't affect me. Secondly, even if it had I'd buy "Blue Hawaii" anyway. Thirdly, EPE has nothing to do with the price increase. That would be Sony. The parent company of FTD.
I just got mine today and believe me these soundtrack sessions never sounded better. I'm one of those people who do like this album very much and I'm delighted to have this FTD edition.
Back in 1961 this was a monster hit all over the world. Elvis Presley, the king of pop, hit wise he could do no wrong. He had been the star of the stage with his R'n R during the 50's recording various kinds of music, and giving us a taste of his talants in films of the old west, a look-a-like in Loving You & Jailhouse Rock & the drama of King Creole. Then, after 2 years in the army he returned with a new trend in songs, Now or Never, His Latest Flame, Are you lonesome Tonight and in the the movie world we had Elvis doing REAL musicals with GI Blues and to cap them all 'Blue Hawaii' This was Elvis at his peek until the Comeback special of 1968. Blue Hawaii has always been in my top tem Elvis albums. But the price needs to be looked at.