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Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:37 am

CD King wrote:All the songs are very good.

I have to disagree, Carny Town and It's Carnival Time' are duds. I'D take Song Of The Shrimp anytime over those 2 songs. I think this soundtrack marked the end of Otis Blackwell's association with Elvis when the producers picked Roustabout over I'm a Roustabout.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:04 am

Jove wrote: this soundtrack marked the end of Otis Blackwell's association with Elvis when the producers picked Roustabout over I'm a Roustabout.


and that was a great shame!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:52 pm

renanagulled wrote:"One Track Heart" is a great song!! Roustabout must be the second film I ever saw from Elvis and I just love it.


Renan, do you really think it is "great"? :oops:

I wouldn't put it in the same sentence with "Baby, Let's Play House,"
"Heartbreak Hotel," or "In the Ghetto" - unless these all get
to be "super-great." :shock:

Don't get me wrong, I have nostalgia about all these songs,
but there's something very lightweight about most of it, even the rockers.

The unused "I'm A Roustabout" has a harder edge and a hint of
a growl here and there.

It says it all that this song got the hook and "Carny Town' was kept. :roll:
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Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:23 pm

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:Image
renanagulled wrote:"One Track Heart" is a great song!! Roustabout must be the second film I ever saw from Elvis and I just love it.


Renan, do you really think it is "great"? :oops:

I wouldn't put it in the same sentence with "Baby, Let's Play House,"
"Heartbreak Hotel," or "In the Ghetto" - unless these all get
to be "super-great." :shock:

Don't get me wrong, I have nostalgia about all these songs,
but there's something very lightweight about most of it, even the rockers.

The unused "I'm A Roustabout" has a harder edge and a hint of
a growl here and there.

It says it all that this song got the hook and "Carny Town' was kept. :roll:

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I got your point. It is a great song but surely I can´t compare for example with In The Guetto. It is not the best in lyrics but I try to hear only the song (rhythm only).

"Carny Town" is in my opinion a very simple song. Not bad and not the best at the same time. Average.

"There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon" sounds very good to me and I always had the feeling this is a very hard song to be sung. Certainly one of the best from this soundtrack.

Best Regards
Renan.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:49 pm

Is is true that they have lost the original masters for Roustabout? (along with all the outtakes)

Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:56 pm

I remember the time they told us the Stereo Mastertake 8 of Come what may is LOST!! Surprise surprise it was later incl. on the FTD CD Long Lonely Highway.
The MONO Master was incl. on the Germ RARE ELVIS RCA LP / CD.

I think they have found and still find more and more nice and lost tracks. Just my opinion 8)

Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:35 pm

renanagulled wrote:
"There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon" sounds very good to me and I always had the feeling this is a very hard song to be sung. Certainly one of the best from this soundtrack.

Best Regards
Renan.


"There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon" was based on the song
Do Lord (Way Beyond The Blue) Used to sing this song as a kid in Sunday School, so when I first heard "There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon",
the melody sound so familiar to me. Incidentally the lines from American Trilogy.. Glory glory hallelujah, Glory glory hallelujah, Glory glory hallelujah, His truth is marching on.. also had the same melody.

Oh do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do you remember me?
Oh do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do you remember me?
Do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do you remember me?
Way beyond the blue

Oh I’ve got a home in Glory Land
That outshines the sun
Oh I’ve got a home in Glory Land
That outshines the sun
Oh I’ve got a home in Glory Land
That outshines the sun
Way beyond the blue

Oh do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do you remember me?
Oh do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do you remember me?
Oh do Lord, oh do Lord
Oh do you remember me?
Way beyond the blue

Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:27 pm

I never knew that. I guess that's why it sounds so inspirational.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:46 pm

ROUSTABOUT was the first album I ever bought, so I really have a fondness for it. I think it is a great record.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:44 pm

"Great" ....?

It's one of my first but..... :shock:

Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:54 pm

Good record or not the sucess of Roustabout made recording regular studio cuts less important.