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Review: G.I. Blues Soundtrack CD : Sony Special Products 2010

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By David Bowling

G.I Blues single CD in Jewel case. The sound quality is superb on this, and all the Sony Special Products Soundtrack releases. If you like the G.I Blues soundtrack then you will not be disappointed.

G.I Blues was the first Elvis movie released after his discharge from the army in 1960.

Both the album and the film featured solid performances by Elvis and helped him regain and continue his status as an American musical icon. Elvis looks good. He is now an adult and has served his country. This romantic comedy co-starred Juliet Prowse of whom Elvis stated, 'She has a body that would make a bishop stomp his foot through a stained glass window'. Can you say attraction? This movie and its resulting soundtrack album found Elvis leaving his rebel image behind and moving toward the mainstream. The soundtrack album, also entitled G.I. Blues, would spend two months at number one and remain on the charts for over two years.

The performances from this album continued the trend toward a pure pop sound for Elvis. The title song, 'G.I. Blues' is a toe taper so to speak and finds a mature Elvis just giving a joyful performance. 'Pocketful Of Rainbows' is an upbeat song with a smooth vocal that shows off Elvis' new maturity. 'Wooden Heart' was a number one song in just about every country in the world except the United States where it was not released as a single at this time. 'Doin' The Best I Can' is a nice ballad that provides a good counterpoint to many of the up-tempo songs. Elvis records a new version of 'Blue Suede Shoes'. While I prefer the original, Elvis could not really give a bad performance of this classic rocker and it would remain a part of his live act until his death.

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Note Also see Elvis Presley FTD Deluxe Movie Soundtrack CDs.

If you like G.I Blues, or any of the other soundtrack releases then you will not be disappointed.

The front cover of the G.I. Blues CD album.
The front cover of the G.I. Blues CD album.

The G.I. Blues CD disc.
The G.I. Blues CD disc.

Note Also see Elvis Presley FTD Deluxe Movie Soundtrack CDs.

01. Tonight Is So Right For Love
02. What's She Really Like
03. Frankfort Special
04. Wooden Heart
05. G.I. Blues
06. Pocketful Of Rainbows
07. Shoppin' Around
08. Big Boots
09. Didja' Ever
10. Blue Suede Shoes
11. Doin' The Best I Can

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