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    G.I. Blues



    G.I. BLUES - Originally Released in 1960

    Tracklisting:

    DISC ONE:
    THE ORIGINAL ALBUM:
    01: Tonight's 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

    ALTERNATE SONG:
    12: Tonight's All Right For Love

    BONUS SONGS:
    13: Shoppin' Around (version #1)
    14: Frankfort Special (fast version)
    15: Big Boots (fast version)
    16: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 12)
    17: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 12)
    18: Big Boots (medium tempo version)

    FIRST TAKES:
    19: Tonight Is So Right For Love (Barcarolle from 'The Tales Of Hoffman', instrumental)
    20: Tonight Is So Right For Love (takes 1 & 2)
    21: What's She Really Like (takes 1-5)
    22: Frankfort Special (fast version takes 1 & 2)
    23: Wooden Heart (take 1)
    24: G.I.Blues (take 1)
    25: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, takes 1 & 2)
    26: Shoppin' Around (version #1, take 1)
    27: Big Boots (fast version, takes 1 & 2)
    28: Big Boots (slow version, take 1)
    29: Didja' Ever (take 1)
    30: Tonight's All Right For Love (take 1)
    31: Doin' The Best I Can (takes 1-3)


    DISC TWO:

    April 27-28 Sessions
    01: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 3)
    02: Shoppin' Around (instrumental take 4)
    03: Shoppin' Around (version #1, takes 2-4)
    04: Shoppin' Around (version #1, take 5)
    05: Doin' The Best I Can (takes 4-7)
    06: Doin' The Best I Can (takes 8 & 9)
    07: G.I. Blues (takes 2-4)
    08: G.I. Blues (take 5)
    09: Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 3)
    10: Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 4)
    11: Tonight Is So Right For Love (takes 5-7)
    12: Frankfort Special (fast version, takes 3-7)
    13: Frankfort Special (fast version, take 8)
    14: Big Boots (fast version, take 3)
    15: Big Boots (fast version, take 4)
    16: Big Boots (slow version, takes 2 & 3)
    17: What's She Really Like (takes 6 & 7)
    18: What's She Really Like (takes 8-11)
    19: What's She Really Like (takes 12 & 13)
    20: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, takes 4-7)
    21: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 8)
    22: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 9)
    23: Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 10)
    24: Wooden Heart (takes 2-4M)


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    Re: G.I. Blues

    This is an awesome release by FTD – and if you're a fan of the movie, then yes, it's a no-brainer purchase...

    There's the awesome "Frankfort Special" takes; the incredible Jordanaires on "Doin The Best I Can" (CD-2); the infectious "Shopping Around" takes - and Elvis' Dean Martin impression on "What's She Really Like" –– a plethora of great tunes all presented in a wonderful 2-CD package.

    The attraction of this set is the numerous takes of the original album songs which sound better than the originals in most cases...Elvis' voice is rich, warm, and full –– and notes are hit at will on all the tunes effortlessly. Elvis channels his best voice here and in 1960 he was a force to be reckoned with –– G.I Blues followed the seminal ELVIS IS BACK and maybe there's a tendency to belittle the soundtrack material here , however just listening to this riveting collection belies that fact without doubt – it's a total joy!!

    His army excursion was now firmly in the rear view mirror but Hollywood's vision of Elvis' army years was glossy and smooth and a perfect fit for his new Colonel Parker adult themed image. And it has to be said praise indeed for FTD for releasing this 2-CD gem with VOL.2 on the cards – fans are in for a special double G.I Blues treat.

    Additionally the sound is stellar here and the photos in the booklet captivating; in particular Elvis and his co-stars - an highly recommended release.
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    Re: G.I. Blues

    I just recieved this terrific album. I am looking forward to sitting down and listening to this. Thanks to FTD for all they are doing for the Elvis fans.

    M-M

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    Re: G.I. Blues

    One of the very best FTD releases - the vinyl is superb too!!

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