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Blue Hawaii LP To Be Released Late March

February 19, 2009 | Music

The FTD label announced the release of a special 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set. It comes in a new gatefold sleeve, the original release is complemented by a special soundtrack companion album featuring many stereo outtakes not previously available on this format.

Reasons to buy according to the FTD newsletter:

  • Re-mastered from original analogue US tapes
  • Vinyl cutting by Abbet Road Studio's
  • DMM Copper Mastering
  • 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
  • Strictly limited pressing

Disc 1: The Original Album

Side 1:

  1. Blue Hawaii
  2. Almost Always True
  3. Aloha Oe
  4. No More
  5. Can't Help Falling In Love
  6. Rock-A-Hula Baby
  7. Moonlight Swim

Side 2:

  1. Ku-U-I-Po
  2. Ito Eats
  3. Slicin' Sand
  4. Hawaiian Sunset
  5. Beach Boy Blues
  6. Island Of Love
  7. Hawaiian Wedding Song

The Companion Disc

Side 1

  1. Steppin' Out of Line (movie version) 1:56
  2. Beach Boy Blues (movie version) 1:59
  3. Can't Help Falling in Love (movie version) 1:54
  4. Blue Hawaii (Takes 1,2,3) 3:45
  5. Almost Always True (Takes 2,5) 3:37
  6. Aloha Oe (section 2, Takes 6, 7/5 ) 2:10
  7. No More (Takes 2,8*) 3:52
  8. Rock-a-hula Baby (Takes 1,2,3) 3:36
  9. Moonlight Swim (Take 2) 2:33

Side 2

  1. Can't Help Falling in Love (Take 13) 2:21
  2. No More (Take 11) 2:25
  3. Ku-u-i-po (Takes 4,5) 2:41
  4. Slicin' Sand (Takes 1,8,14) 3:50
  5. Hawaiian Sunset (Take 2) 2:46
  6. Steppin' Out of Line (Takes 4,5,15) 3:42
  7. Island of Love (Takes 7,8) 3:42
  8. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Take 1) 3:00
Source:Elvis Unlimited
andrew1 wrote on February 19, 2009
Beautiful!!! I still love records.
JerryNodak wrote on February 19, 2009
Night and you and Blue Hawaii, The night is heavenly and you are heaven to me. Great package. Love vinyl. Can't wait to hold it in my hands. I hear my bank account calling.
JerryNodak wrote on February 19, 2009
Okay, I'm confused. The picture shows what appears to be two discs. The story lists contents of sides 1 and 2. How about sides 3 and 4?
adiels wrote on February 20, 2009
I think the firts LP is the original album, and the tracklisting is for the bonus-LP. It's a great 2LP set, but I don't collect vinyl anymore.
burton wrote on February 20, 2009
Vinyl Cutting at Abbet Road Studio's, where's that? Do they mean AbbeyRoad Studio's, Home of (and I will wash my mouth out with soap afterwards) "THE BEATLES".
JerryNodak wrote on February 20, 2009
adiels: Yes, of course. What was I thinking? Thank you for clearing up my fuzzy thinking.
commoneverybody wrote on February 20, 2009
He burton, please give me a piece of your soap ;-)
dgirl wrote on February 20, 2009
To the people with the soap comments. You make it hard for Elvis fans to be recognized with any sort of intelligence. There you go trashing The Beatles again. Be honest & grow up. The truth is, while this album sold a lot, it cant stand up to one Beatles LP on its own. It is a poor collection of songs except for CHFIL and maybe the wedding song.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on February 21, 2009
dgirl i use to be the same way i admit,the beatles had there success as did Elvis,he is the one who sang the songs, he is the one who went through hours and hours to get these silly songs right,as me and you talked on another thread ,i like spinout,no its no cliassic,but i find blue hawaii to be nothing special at all,and some of the songs are nither fun,rockin,or flowing with great lyrics!
Natha wrote on February 21, 2009
I am extremely happy with my set of original LPs, though I don't listen to them anymore. The CDs are (when applicable) crystal clear, so mostly more enjoyable. Yet I don't see the point of buying this release. It lacks for me the feeling of lore when they were new and related to something I had seen or heard. I agree with Janosjumpsuitjunkie I would rather see them spend their efforts to releases the fans are waiting for. I skip this one. One good point though, that means more available for those who love these releases. I rejoice in that.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on February 21, 2009
My view is they have yet to master how to master a cd,well sometimes anyways,get that right then try vinl!
JerryNodak wrote on February 21, 2009
JJJ: The "Blue Hawaii" vinyl package is what's known as a collectable. I don't buy many of those, but I will buy this one. Why? Because it's collectable that interests ME. Not profitable? If it wasn't deemed as something that would be profitable it wouldn't see that light of day. Not professional ? What? Ernst and crew have their releases planned for they year. "Blue Hawaii" and "SRO" are two of them. The vinyl packages of these items will in no way affect the other 'classic' cd releases. Hey! How about a vinyl of FEIM when then get around to the FTD 'classic' cd release? I'd go for that. Calm down. Everytrhing will be released in time. Most of us can't keep up now. I know I can't, and I don't buy every release.
commoneverybody wrote on February 21, 2009
dgirl, i´m sorry but i just don´t like these 4 overrated guys from Liverpool. But... in my opinion Blue Hawaii is a good sountrack. The film was shot in Hawaii, so the songs are in Hawaiian style, and if you listen to them with that in mind, its a very good soundtrack album. Hawaiian wedding song, Blue Hawaii, Can´t Help Falling In Love, Hawaiian Sunset, great tracks. And Elvis´ voice was superb on these tracks. Aloha!
RonBaker wrote on February 21, 2009
"Dominic" was sung to a bull, but that doesn't make it a good song....