Double Trouble - What Now, What Next, Where To?

Oct 17, 2004
Double Trouble - What Now, What Next, Where To?
The “Double Trouble” soundtrack has been released in the Follow That Dream 7 inch series. What Now, What Next, Where To? Design We assume you are familiar with the design standard of this series. The package contains a lot of background information on the movie, with publicity and informal pictures, and the recording details of the songs on this disc. Content This is the hard part of this review. The working title ‘You’re killing me” said it all for Elvis, and does so for us. We have watched the movie, we have played the soundtrack and that is it. We know it is easy to put Elvis movies and soundtracks down, but with this movie Elvis hit an artistic low. The Colonel may have made a good deal money-wise, he sure didn’t make a good deal publicity wise. He probably didn’t care for that, nor did Elvis, allowing the Colonel to make these kinds of deals. Hearing Elvis sing “Old Mac Donald” as a one-liner for fun on stage is one thing, but this rendition is… well, we haven’t got words to describe it. Even Elvis declined in the band recording of this one. “City By Night” has a touch of blues, but Elvis’ uninspiring singing ruins it. The only song worth listening is the Roberson/ Blair song “What Now, What Next. Where To”... but that was a bonus song. And let's be fair, the other bonus songs of the original album are more or less okay too. Conclusion The question for this soundtrack could be “What Now, What Next, Where To”… the answer is simple. Run (like Mexican water through a first time tourist), pick any other soundtrack CD from your collection and head for your audio set, or you will be in trouble, double trouble. We gladly add this release to our collection, collectors as we are, but we wonder if we will play it ever again. Fortunately Elvis recorded a lot of good material too, so there is plenty to choose from.


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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2013report abuse
It's a shame that Elvis never knew how well loved his movies were in India. He should've toured there. Baby, if you'll give me all of your love has a great "Elvis ending"; long legged girl rocks pretty good ( I can hear Motörhead do this one);could I fall in love is a typical well sung movie ballad;there so much world to see has the same night time feel as city by night, both not bad at all;it won't be long rolls on nicely; never ending is a good ballad; blue river not special, but not bad; what now, what next, where to was always a favourite of mine. The rest of the album is below the standard I want, but cannot always expect.
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2004report abuse
I think we must say a big thank you Ernst, because we get a bunch of all the soundtracks that are no longer available. Yes, Elvis soundtracks in the middle of the 60´s is not everybody´s dream come true. But this happened we can´t change it anymore. So if you don´t like it, don´t buy it. It´s simple. I love this one.
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2004report abuse
Hi there, I'm from '67 and my first records were movie stuff like: Paradise... Kissin Cousins and so on. It will always have a special place in my heart (I think my movie favorit is "This Is My Heaven") What I'm saying is, Elvis greatness is because he covers all genre of modern music, and that is why he is so beloved today. Have a Nice Week-end.
ElvisDJ (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2004report abuse
I still don't get the "I hate Double Trouble" comments... I mean there are earlier soundtracks that, in my opinion, aren't that great. They just get the label "classic" because they were released in the early 60's as oppoed to the later 60's. A good example is "Blue Hawaii" - ok, it's got a few good songs, but it has some stinkers, like "Moonlight Swim" and "Hawaiian Sunset" - say what you like, but they're mediocre at best. Plus, Blue Hawaii has the distinction of "Ito Eats" - surely it must rank up there with the worst songs Elvis ever recorded, yet it gets a pass because it's on a "classic" soundtrack.
Personally, I judge Elvis albums on whether or not I can listen to them all the way through without skipping songs. I can do that with Double Trouble, but not so with Blue Hawaii, or Girls! Girls! Girls! or even Jailhouse Rock... to each his own, but in my opinion Double Trouble is very listenable - one of my favorites.
Jefffirmin (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2004report abuse
More blind 'Elvis can do no wrong' comments here. This release contains some very poor songs performed at best indifferently. I suppose it was difficult for Elvis to get enthusiastic when recording these tracks but why did he allow himself to get into these situations. He was not only failing himself but also his fans by recording and releasing such poor films and soundtracks.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2004report abuse
I loved this Soundtrack CD. Elvis Presley is not only the King of Hollywood or Bollywood, He is also the King of Rock n Roll, King of Rythm n Blues, King of Country Rock, King of Gospel and ultimately the true King Of The World Wide World. Will somebody please say AMEN.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 6, 2004report abuse
as an asian child growing up in the early 70's one of the only attatchments to my parents heritage was watching an indian film at the local cinema on a sunday afternoon. they were over -the-top great fun ! so imagine our happiness when on Tv was an american english speaking star who was making similar films! action, songs, dancing, beautiful women all in great locations - hey, this guy even LOOKED indian ! His name? Elvis Presley ! as far as i'm concerned his films and their sondtracks were pure Bollywood ! in fact, bollywood actors at the time would even imitate him his films were that popular! so settle down all you oscar loving critics, accept the films for what they are. compare them to modern indian movies and you'll find they are still fun. yep, in my memory elvis is THE KING OF BOLLYWOOD!!!
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2004report abuse
I just listened to this soundtrack and the original Album sounds 'poor', however the outakes sound by comparism 'bright' This is one of my least liked soundtracks so far and i cannot understand such short running time? however again the 'outakes' make it worthwhile.. and i'll probably play it several times.
Doug (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2004report abuse
Very sad release. Total running 53 minuts. 25 tracks, but only 12 are unreleased and 2 out takes are previously released. Good sound, but very poor release few tracks are unreleased. I don't know what BMG and FTD will do with the remaining tracks and takes from this session. Maybe they will release on 100th aniversary of Elvis passed way. Why not to expande this album up to 70 minuts?
Gladyslove (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2004
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
Dan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2004report abuse
We,, If your not sure you want to buy it, just listen to Sirius Radio This Sunday night October 24th. Elvis Radio, Channel 13 will be broadcasting the entire FTD release "Double Trouble" from start to finish, including the extras. This will be the Second ( FTD's "Closing Night has already aired ) of many FTD releases that Elvis radio will play.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2004report abuse
Espen, I think he sounds a lot like this... on this soundtrack... Paradise, Harum Scarum... his voice was just not as smooth as it could be, as if he was uninterested... at least in my ears, but I allow you to have a different opinion :-)
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2004report abuse
Lex said: "Elvis' performance more or less stinks... he sounds so uninterested, bored": I've heard this quite often. But my perception of the song is that Elvis TRIED to sound like he does, lazy, sleepy - like in the middle of the night. Listen to the lyrics, they too are "lazy and sleepy", same goes with the backing music. If you like the performance or not is of course up to you, but I really do think Elvis did it intentionally. Of all the hundred crappy songs (in his opinion) he recorded, this is the only song where he sounds like this. And... I like it!
Lucio (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2004report abuse
I'm very happy to finally have a lot of 'new' outtakes with Double Trouble. Except for Fun In Acapulco, we've had a rehash of previously released BMG and bootleg tracks on these FTD soundtrack cds. Finally something new from the movies! More Please!!
simmerrocks (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2004report abuse
the double trouble soundtrack is not bad at all. the outtakes of baby if you give me all your love are rocking. and the rest of the album is fine.. lighten up guys they all can't be 30 number one hits!
EPFO (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2004report abuse
Thank You Very Much Mr. Jorgensen For This Release and Never Mind For People Who Don't Like The Songs. We All Know These Songs Are Not It's Now Or Never or Surrender but We Can Take A Lot Of Pleasure. Because The Voice Is Very Good, Musicians Are Better Than Ever, And Even Elvis Thunk It Was Not Good Materiels (And He Was Right But Don't Forget Frank Sinatra Himself Recorded Old Mac Donald) The Way He Sung It's Fantastic. Everybody, Even The King, Recorded Some Bad Songs, but The Big Difference It's When Elvis Sings Bad Songs It Become Good Songs Nevertheless; And There Are Some Many Reasons. If You Are Really Fan You Know These Reasons.
Did You Hear Double Trouble Take 1, Baby If You'll Give Me Take 2, Long Legged Girl First And Second Version, City By Night Take 10, There Is So Much Take 10, It Won't Be Long Take 1, 2 ??? It's Not Good Songs ? And I Forget Never Ending, Blue River, What Now, What Next. Really Thank You Mr. Jorgensen For All Sondtracks Releases, For Flashback, So High, Nashville Outtakes 61-64 And Others. Follow Our Dreams
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2004report abuse
Why do you crucify me for liking OLD MAC DONALD? I've always loved this tune since I was in kindergarten.And when Elvis sang this song with Annette Day on the back of a pick-up truck full of was great fun for me. DOUBLE TROUBLE was a nice movie. We all have different tastes don't we? TO EACH HIS OWN. As a great philosopher once said, "One man's meat is another man's poison.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
I actually used City By Night for my DVD-view on my last NY-trip. Made some nice "night" pictures, so I thought the lyrics were in place... still I think Elvis' performance more or less stinks, knowing what he was able to... he sounds so uninterested, bored. I love the bonus tracks and "Long Legged Girl" (very catchy) thou...
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
Personally this soundtrack is actually one of my favorite soundtracks. Yes Old Macdonald is a joke. But City By Night is one of my all time favorites! A different arrangement for an Elvis track, and Elvis doing a cool, casual, musical-like performance. It sounds like its recorded in a city, by night.
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
OK, First of all you have been unneccesarily hard on Double Trouble. We all know its a 60s soundtrack so this without saying has to be considered before writing any daming reviews. I actually love Elvis' voice in most of these songs. "Theres so much world to see" is a much underrated performance, a little too short perhaps but an excellant tune. The thing is Elvis soundtracks are really all about bringing back memories of where you were, what you were doing when you first heard the soundtrack or seen the film for the first time.
It seriously bothers me when i see down trodden write ups about elvis packages that I think alot about. I love this release, I love the bonus songs, "Blue River" always a favourite of mine. I just want to say thankyou Ernst for this one I LOVE IT!
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
My fear wasn't fullfilled! Double Trouble came out much better than I thought it would! It wasn't a classic imo, still I used to play the record a lot back then. Mostly because of the bonus tracks. Finally we had Blue River on an official RCA/BMG/FTD release. It also contain the original ending, without the short fade that were on the original single! The mix is also much clearer on this one.
For the soundtrack, I must say I was more than pleased with the outtakes! Again a superb release by Ernst & Co! Thank you very much! I'll give it four out of five stars!
Jeoliverm (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
Sadly I haven't my hands over this yet, I am still waiting for the mail to come, but I know the usual packaging for these movie soundtracks and also I know this movie and its music for some (many!) years, so I think I can say that the first (packaging) be great and the second and third (movie and music) be rather worse. I agree with Shakingruud, we Elvis fans are very shy when it's time to criticize our man. I think that with some soundtracks we can say "this is the worst" whenever we got them in our hands: sometimes we say it about this "Double Trouble", sometimes about "Easy come, easy go", sometimes about "Clambake" or maybe "Speedway"... There's no account for taste and also there's no account for "dis-taste".
This is (very) bad music but I'm going to buy it (I've bought it already, just only waiting) as I'm going to buy the next soundtracks to come because of the packaging and to fullfill the need of buying Elvis items. I wonder what is your reason for buying them if it is not the same as mine.
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
Why is it always soo difficult for Elvisfans to be critical?? CDKING; i love only one girl/ old macdonald are good songs???? oh my God, Elvis himself would think this is a good joke!! C'mon get real, 95% of this album is rubbish, i know it, you know it and....Elvis knew it!!
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
Yes "Double Trouble" is great. The movie is funny and there´s a little bit of suspense. "Easy Come Easy Go" you have to be a brave man to watch. The soundtrack is great.
"City By Night" is a different song of everything Elvis had recorded and has a strange rhythm and that´s what makes the song shine for me. "It Wont Be Long" is brilliant. Yes, keep coming the soundtracks.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2004report abuse
To me DOUBLE TROUBLE is not too bad a film, Easy Come Easy Go was his worst both Soundtrack and Movie wise. But this new FTD DOUBLE TROUBLE soundtrack is SUPERB. Great packaging, terrific songs - Baby If You'll Give Me All Your Love, Could I Fall In Love, There's So Much World To See, City By Night, It Won't Be Long are all brilliant. Long Legged Girl, Double Trouble, I Love Only One Girl,and even Old Mac Donald are very good. I love this album. More FTD Soundtracks please...
Danny_b (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2004report abuse
Come on man, you really think this is worse than Clambake, Spinout or Harum Scarum? Get real man, this is far from Elvis at his lowest. Several good songs here, and some real bad too. But There's So Much World To See, Could I Fall In Love, Long Legged Girl and Baby If You Give Me all Of Your Love are songs better than any other song on the aforementioned albums. Even City By Night. Listen to Girl Happy too people, except Do The Clam and Girl Happy (title song) it's a real bad album. Maybe Do Not Disturb is passable, but that's it. I'm not saying it's a great album, but it's far from the worst.
harmston (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2004report abuse
Double Trouble may be a bad film with some terrible songs but it's certainly not the worst soundtrack. The masters have clearly been (badly) edited and without exception the alternate versions of Could I Fall In Love (thankfully without the desperate 'harmony' double vocal), There's So Much World To See and Baby If You Give Me All Your Love are much improved for being longer, and all are great as film songs go - only one problem with Could I Fall In Love, this could have been a real gem if a bit longer still. I Love Only One Girl is kind of appealing in a funny sort of way, as is Double Trouble - but again too short. Sure the rest are really poor but overall, its an enjoyable listen if you use the programme button wisely!
I've played it many many times, comparitively I've played Closing Night once and consigned it to the shelf....

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