Hallmark will release the soundtrack of "Girls! Girls! Girls" on July 28 on CD.
Girls! Girls! Girls! - I Don´t Wanna Be Tied - Where Do You Come From - I Don´t Want To - We´ll Be Together - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You - Earth Boy - Return To Sender - Because Of Love - Thanks To The Rolling Sea - Song Of The Shrimp - The Walls Have Ears - We´re Goming In Loaded
I always "hated" the photo selected for this album cover. Not a flattering photo at all ! I wish RCA would make the exception and replace this album cover photo. However its the music that counts, and this soundtrack is a good one, if not great.
Hi GEORGE, beware ! This is not an RCA release ! Released by Hallmark, this garanties you aweful sound,all their current releases are tranferred from vinyl records, clicks and pops included in many cases. When the label started releasing CDs it was OK soundwise, the music was transferred from tapes .( I own a Carl Perkins CD which sounds great.) But now !!! Listening with a pair of good headphones one can clearly hear it's transferred from vinyl, and not always from a good copy. Especially at the end of each song you can hear what I mean. Always El.
Benny Scott! I totally agree! Whoever reads this: Stay away from Hallmark releases. I picked up two, A Date With Elvis and For Elvis Fans Only. They sound even worse than my original vinyl records. The reason I bought them was that I only had the EU versions of the above titles on CD. Those with 14 tracks and alternate track listings. These two contained the original tracklistings, 10 tracks as they were. To my disgust, A Date With Elvis didn't even reflect the original cover of the album. For LP Fans Only had the front cover ok, but that is about all I can say about them. I've already removed them from my collection.
Bajo, how right you are, I had exactly the same experience ! Always El.
If you need a copy of the GGG soundtrack you can get it on Amazon for under $10 bucks (USD). It contains the Vic Anesini remasters. Great sound! Or you can purchase the extended FTD version. Also great sound! Stay away from Hallmark!
Did Larry Geller do his hair there?...
Good soundtrack. Just ordered it.
What dreadful songs (except Return to Sender). I would never buy anything that had a song about a shrimp in it.
A truly terrible period for both Elvis and his fans.
A very odd release by Hallmark considering as mentioned below that you can buy the Sony BMG version with superior sound at a very reasonable price (I just found it on line for $2.45). I never minded the cover and I don't see where the photo could be considered unflattering and while I don't think this is one of Elvis' greatest LP's, it is anything but dreadful. Elvis' voice is perfect on every track and there are many good songs. "I Don't Wanna Be Tied", "I Don't Want To", the title song and RTS are songs I never skip. "Song Of The Shrimp" gets a lot of unfair criticism, but I actually enjoy it. "Earth Boy" is the only song on the LP that I don't think holds up well on record, but the scene in the movie is very cute. WDYCM, ABLMAGLU and BOL are decent ballads sung impeccably by Elvis. There is nothing wrong with WBT (reminds me of "No More" from "Blue Hawaii" and "Tonight Is So Right For Love" from "G.I. Blues") and TWHE is nicely written humorous song. TTTRS and WCIL are decent situational movie songs. I would put this LP 7th on my list of Elvis soundtrack LP's. 1) King Creole 2) G.I. Blues 3) Blue Hawaii 4) Loving You 5 ) Fun In Acapulco 6) Spinout.
I 100% agree with Deano1, good soundtrack, and I actually like Song of the shrimp and The walls have ears. I think it is very unjust to Elvis' legacy to hold every song or album he made up against his very best, and then call these bad just because they are not quite as good. Instead I think they should be judged as songs or albums in their own right . Actually one reason why many people don't know great songs as Anyway you want me or Dixieland Rock, is that they were overshadowed by the other great songs he released at the same time, even though they were just as good as songs he later made that went to the top of the hit lists (kiss me quick, Don't cry daddy etc.). Now I'm not saying that the two soundtrack songs that I mentioned are as good as KMQ or DCD, but just pointing out that a song can have it's merit even though it didn't go to the top of the hit list or even though it is not his among his best songs. For instance , I would rather listen to Song of the shrimp, than I would listen to I am the Walrus by the Beatles (and I really like the Beatles). So when I compare Elvis' songs with other performers, then I often find that I prefer many of Elvis' good songs over their great songs.
Waste of time and money. Why in the world would anyone even consider buying a Hallmark release of GGG? Besides being a 'Hallmark' release which probably guarantees crappy sound, the Hollywood songs were really starting to take over Elvis' career when he was at his peak vocally. The pattern seemed to be 2 or 3 good songs per soundtrack. Bad reminder of what could have been.
No I would not consider buying this release but I view them in a different way from many others here. The film song playlists that i create for my sole enjoyment can add up to a total of 130 passable songs or so from about 220 released in the 1960's. I now don't care about what was happening 50 years ago as it is just disappeared into the ether and we are all left fan and non fan with just one abiding overall image be it good or bad. On this LP there are at least 7 songs that have found there way on to these various compilations making it a reasonable batch of songs.
Well said Alanfalk. The soundtracks are mostly underrated and GGG are easily among the best. Won´t buy this release though.
As pointed out earlier, with the nice retail price RCA/Sony is selling the remastered Soundtrack CD for. Why would anyone need to buy a "Hallmark version" of cheaper quality in the same price range? I'll only buy the Hallmark version, if they put a better photo of Elvis on the album cover. (LOL)
Another favourite of mine, Townes van Zandt, also sang what he called "the shrimp song". How serious he was I can't tell, on the other hand I guess Elvis could not have been too serious either. Still, one of my favourite 60's soundtracks.