"Better late than never"
Reviewed by Marc Haegeman
"Viva Las Vegas" is without doubt one of Elvis Presley's more convincing Hollywood outings with a good script, a superb set of songs, and the presence of Ann-Margret. For some perverse reason, though, the soundtrack has from the start been neglected and was never granted an album. At the time RCA considered the matter closed by releasing a single ("What'd I Say"/"Viva Las Vegas") and a four- song extended play in dull mono sound, leaving several songs on the shelve for years, or indeed, as in the case of the three Ann-Margret duets, ages after Elvis had been dead and buried.
The present Follow That Dream release finally resurrects the soundtrack as it should, adding several outtakes as a delectable bonus, and presenting it all in outstanding sound quality and classy artwork. As has become customary in FTD's soundtrack releases there is a great booklet in a handy tri-fold digipack (the size of a 45rpm).
Better late than never. Enjoy!
? 2004, Marc Haegeman