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Review : Roustabout Soundtrack CD : Sony Special Products 2010

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By David Troedson

Roustabout Soundrack CD ...

You know the movie, you know the songs. I sure do, this album was my first ever Elvis record, purchased in 1978. Up until this year this album has only ever been released on CD once and that was in Australia many years ago. Now we have the most beautiful presentation of the album - as you can see in all the images below. And most importantly the sound quality is superb on this and all the Sony Special Products Soundtrack releases.

In 'Roustabout' Elvis is a wandering singer, Charlie, who gets fired and hits the road on his motorcycle. After crashing his motorcycle he then takes on a job as a Roustabout in a carnival. Charlie falls for the co-manager's daughter, Cathy (Joan Freeman). His singing makes the carnival do very well, but after some troubles he quits his job and goes elsewhere. Still, he is needed back to save the carnival. Elvis sings 'Roustabout', 'Poison Ivy League', Wheels on my Heels', It's a Wonderful World', 'It's a Carnival Time', 'Carny Town', 'One Track Heart', 'Hard Knocks', 'Little Egypt', 'Big Love, Big Heartache', and 'There's a Brand New Day on the Horizon'.

With stand out tracks, 'Roustabout', 'It's A Wonderful World', 'Little Egypt', 'Big Love, Big Heartache', and 'There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon' this is a soundtrack I still love to play over 30 years since I first purchased the vinyl LP and played it over and over and over again .... I still clearly remember.

The CD releases are;

Elvis Presley Article Roustabout
Elvis Presley Article G.I Blues (Elvis Presley Photos View images + Read Review)
Elvis Presley Article Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley Photos View images + Read Review)
Elvis Presley Article Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley Article Frankie And Johnny
Elvis Presley Article Girl Happy
Elvis Presley Article Clambake (Elvis Presley Photos View images + Read Review)
Elvis Presley Article Fun In Acapulco (Elvis Presley Photos View images + Review)

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

Although not all are quite as elaborately presented, most are.

The Elvis Presley Photos G.I. Blues back cover is as you know it Elvis Presley Photos Viva Las Vegas has 'just' a track listing on the back cover, while Elvis Presley Photos Clambake gets the royal treatment. Elvis Presley Photos Fun In Acapulco also is presented very well.

Note Also see FTD's Elvis Presley Movie Soundtrack CDs.

The front cover of the Roustabout CD album.

The front cover of the Roustabout CD album.

The back cover of the Roustabout CD album.
The back cover of the Roustabout CD album.

The Roustabout CD disc.
The Roustabout CD disc.

Image from back of the front cover, inside Roustabout CD.
Image from back of the front cover, inside Roustabout CD.

Image from behind the Roustabout CD disc
Image from behind the Roustabout CD disc.

Note Also see FTD's Elvis Presley Movie Soundtrack CDs.

01. Roustabout
02. Little Egypt
03. Poison Ivy League
04. Hard Knocks
05. It's A Wonderful World
06. Big Love, Big Heartache
07. One Track Heart
08. It's Carnival Time
09. Carny Town
10. There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon
11. Wheels On My Heels

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