Blue Hawaii CD (1997)

Artist: Elvis Presley

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Label Bmg/rca
SKU 60131973
UPC 078636695921
UPC 14 00078636695921
Format CD
Release Date 4/15/1997
Author Elvis Presley
Associated Artist/Work 13 Cats
Associated Artist/Work Adair, Beegie
Associated Artist/Work Elvis Vs. Spankocx Presley
Associated Artist/Work Feliciano, Jose
Associated Artist/Work Haggard, Merle
Associated Artist/Work Kool Kats
Associated Artist/Work McDowell, Ronnie
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Quality Singers (The)
Associated Artist/Work Spankox
Technical Info
Engineer Thorne Nogar
CatalogID 07863669592
Lable Name RCA
Released 04/15/1997
Original Release 1961
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 56s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00078636695921
Musical Guests
Scotty Moore
Hank Garland
Floyd Cramer
The Jordanaires
Boots Randolph
Alvino Rey
Album Notes and Credits
This 1997 reissue of BLUE HAWAII is remixed and remastered from the original three-track master tapes and includes 8 extra tracks.
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals); Scotty Moore, Hank Garland, Tiny Timbrell (guitar); Alvino Rey (steel guitar); Fred Tavares, Bernie Lewis (ukelele); George Fields (harmonica); Boots Randolph (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano); Dudley Brooks (piano, celeste); Bob Moore (bass); D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine, Bernie Mattinson (drums); The Jordanaires, The Surfers (background vocals).
Reissue producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon.
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, in March 1961.
Adapter: Elvis Presley.
Personnel: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell (guitar); Alvino Rey (steel guitar); Bernie Lewis, Fred T. Tavares (ukulele); George Fields (harmonica); Boots Randolph (saxophone); Dudley Brooks (piano, celesta); Floyd Cramer (piano); D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson, Hal Blaine (drums); The Jordanaires (background vocals).
Recording information: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (03/21/1961-03/23/1961).
Arranger: Elvis Presley.
Elvis' theatrical ouevre found him portraying singing busboys, singing prizefighters, even a singing doctor in love with a nun, all of which makes his role as the heir to a pineapple fortune in "Blue Hawaii" sound positively prosaic. But Elvis and Hawaii were made for each other like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and "Blue Hawaii" became one of his most successful movies. The soundtrack was the No. 1 record in the U.S. for an astonishing 20 weeks, making it Elvis' most commercially successful LP, and one of the most successful LPs of all time.
Like most of Elvis' soundtracks, the album contains some real gems surrounded by some real dross. This 1997 reissue is remastered and remixed from the original master tapes, and includes several extra tracks. Amid such frivolities as "Rock-A-Hula Baby" (co-written by Ed Wood's girlfriend Dolores Fuller) are classic tracks like "Can't Help Falling In Love." The reissue adds the actual on-screen version of this prime Elvis ballad.
Disc 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
8 Ku-U-I-Po (Hawaiian Sweetheart)
9 Ito Eats
10 Slicin' Sand
11 Hawaiian Sunset
12 Beach Boy Blues
13 Island Of Love
14 Hawaiian Wedding Song
15 Stepping Out Of Line
16 Can't Help Falling In Love - (movie version)
17 Slicin' Sand - (alternate take 4)
18 No More - (alternate take 7)
19 Rock-A-Hula Baby - (alternate take 1)
20 Beach Boy Blues - (movie version)
21 Steppin' Out Of Line - (movie version)
22 Blue Hawaii - (alternate take 3)

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