Review : Clambake FTD CD
December 2, 2009
Elvis Reviews, Elvis CD Reviews, FTD, By David Adams
I don''t think its the worst film by any means, I quite enjoy watching this one but not one that many fans would watch over and over.
This soundtrack is an odd one with thebonus tracs Guitar Man kicking the album off to a great start. But there are also some great songs from the movie in Clambake, (Sounds great even following Guitar Man, they match well), A House That Has Everything, You Don't Know Me, The Girl I Never Loved, How Can You Lose What You Never Had, and then three more good quality bonus tracks in Big Boss Man, Singing Tree and Just Call Me Lonesome.
This Clambake CD set gives you the original LP, then a batch of first takes and alternate takes. Beautiful packaging and detailed booklet help show the production process and how the songs came to be, and I have to say that 'Clambake' contains some of the most beautiful ballads of any Elvis film. Namely You Don't Know Me the Ray Charles classic and The Girl I Never Loved would have worked on any early 60's Elvis Is Back type LP. But then alas there is the up tempo film songs and they really are quite terrible. 'Who needs money' well I DO, to keep buying these new re-issues, so please FTD make it a worthwhile re-issue. don''t worry I have 'Confidence' in your decisions, theres no job to emmense for these guys haha. Clambake move soundtrack was helped by its great and I do mean Great bonus tracks, Guitar Man, Big Boss Man to name but two.
You do get much better value for money when they re-issue a more worthy complete LP, then often stretch it over 2 discs. Please FTD keep up the Re-issues and the great packaging.
Clambake - Special Edition FTD CD
Who Needs Money?
A House That Has Everything
Hey, Hey, Hey
You Don't Know Me
The Girl I Never Loved
How Can You Lose What You Never Had
Big Boss Man
Just Call Me Lonesome
Additional Movie Outtakes:
You Don't Know Me (film version - Take 20)
Clambake (reprise - Take 4)
Clambake (Take 3B)
How Can You Lose What You Never Had (Takes 1 & 2)
You Don't Know Me (film version - Take 3)
Hey, Hey, Hey (Takes 3, 5 & 6)
The Girl I Never Loved (Takes 4 & 5)
Clambake (Takes 1 & 5)
A House That Has Everything (Takes 4, 5 & 6)
You Don't Know Me (film version - Takes 7 & 10)
How Can You Lose What You Never Had (Take 3)
Hey, Hey, Hey (Takes 7 & 8)
Clambake (reprise - Takes 1, 2 & 3)
Clambake - Elvis Presley FTD CD
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