Released: 'Roustabout' FTD 'Classic Album'
Album Sales Tips From RCA Victor (Special album release for November 1964)
We've had original soundtrack recordings by Elvis in the past and we needn't dwell on their great success, but the new 'Roustabout' album is undoubtedly on of the finest we've had! 'It's A Wonderful World' and 'Big Love Big Heartache' are delivered smoothly to a smooth Latin-flavored accompaniment. Moist of the tunes however, are the hard-rocker variety, especially 'Hard Knocks' and 'There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon'. For a special gas, check out the lyrics on 'Little Egypt' and 'Poison Ivy League'. We've got great music, a great cover, the movie tie-in, advertising and promotion support.
53 years later, Follow That Dream (FTD) is pleased to announce the long awaited 'Classic Album' version of 'Roustabout'. Reaching #1 on Billboard in February 1965, it would Elvis' last chart topping album until 'Aloha From Elvis Via Satellite' in 1973. Packaged in 7" format with a full color 16-page memorabilia booklet, it contains previously unreleased material and the recently discovered 'I'm A Roustabout' track.
FTD 150 (506020-975108), BAR CODE: 506020 975108 5
The Original Album
01 Roustabout 2:01
02 Little Egypt 2:21
03 Poison Ivy League 2:05
04 Hard Knocks 1:45
05 It's A Wonderful World 1:51
06 Big Love Big Heartache 2:03
07 One Track Heart 2:18
08 It's Carnival Time 1:36
09 Carny Town 1:13
10 There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon 2:03
11 Wheels On My Heels 1:25
12 I'm A Roustabout (take 10/M) 2:13
Outtakes And Remixed Masters
13 Little Egypt (AO take 15/M, record version) 2:33
14 Little Egypt (revised, AO take 21, part used for movie version) 2:52
15 Poison Ivy League (BO take 7/M) 2:19
16 Hard Knocks (CO take 11/M, record version) 1:53
17 Hard Knocks (COV take 4, movie version)* 1:55
18 Its A Wonderful World (DO take 13/M) 2:07
19 Its A Wonderful World (DO take 17, instrumental)* 2:02
20 Big Love Big Heartache (EO take 17/M) 2:17
21 One Track Heart (FO take 5/M) 2:26
22 It's Carnival Time (HO take 2/HOV take 9/M, record version) 1:50
23 It's Carnival Time (HO take 2/HOV take 12, movie version)* 1:45
24 Carny Town (JO take 9/M) 1:29
25 There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon (KO take 5/M) 2:13
26 Wheels On My Heels (LO take 7/M) 1:28
27 Roustabout (NOV takes 1-5*, 6) 7:21
28 Roustabout (NOV takes 7*, 8) 3:00
29 Roustabout (NOV take 9, movie version)* 2:14
30 Roustabout (NOV takes 10-12)* 4:47
31 Roustabout (NOV take 13)* 2:10
32 Roustabout (NOV takes 14-16)* 2:58
33 Roustabout (NOV take 17/M, record version) 2:15
* previously unreleased.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.