Elvis Presley - King Creole

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Label:

Audio Fidelity

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CAFZ 160 SA
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Includes 4" x 5" replica of 1957 Elvis U.S. Army collector photo included in the original LP release

One of the King's best movie soundtracks!

King Creole is Elvis Presley's sixth album and his fourth film, released in 1958. It was the last movie Elvis made before entering the army and features him in a serious dramatic role, rather than the light romantic comedies he would soon become known for in the early 1960's. The album includes songs written and recorded expressly for the film and followed the film release by more than 10 weeks. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.

The 11 songs include a hot title track by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that was a dazzling showcase for Elvis' intense, exciting lead vocal. Leiber and Stoller had two other songs in the film including "Trouble," arguably the film's most memorable song. Years later Presley returned to this song for his tremendously successful television comeback special.

Other hits featured in the album are "Hard Headed Woman" and "Don't Ask Me Why" which were also released as two sides of the first single on July 10, 1958, to coincide with the release of the film. "Hard Headed Woman," the A-side, and "Don't Ask Me Why" both made the pop singles chart, peaking at No. 1 and No. 25 respectively.



1. King Creole
2. As Long As I Have You
3. Hard Headed Woman
4. Trouble
5. Dixieland Rock
6. Don't Ask Me Why
7. Lover Doll
8. Crawfish
9. Young Dreams
10. Steadfast, Loyal And True
11. New Orleans

Customer Reviews (1.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Not a Great Advert for Hybrid SACD

posted on 08/22/2013
1 Stars
Reviewer: FJC U.K.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm a real Fan of Audio Fidelity and their latest batch of Hybrid SACDs and for the most part the ones I have are all pretty much near Reference quality.....but this Elvis disc is a stinker from start to finish I'm afraid - poor resolution, muddy sound, poor seperation of the vocals...etc. etc. - if you really want to hear this album at it's best either purchase (or keep hold of) the Sony Legacy release from the late 90's...play them 'A to B' aginst each other and if you didn't know any better you'd expect the Sony release to be the freshly minted disc.....oh well, never mind!


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