Elvis Presley became a film star in 1956, and would go on to appear in a total of 33 feature films in a span of 14 years. The accompanying soundtracks are fan-sought rarities (both on CD or LP), but 8 of these albums will be available again this time in remastered sound. These 8 are among the best Elvis LP's recorded for his feature movies.
Lucky Jackson (Elvis) goes to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in the city's first annual Grand Prix Race. However, his race car, an Elva Mk. VI, is in need of a new motor (engine) in order to compete in the event.
Lucky raises the necessary money in Las Vegas, but he loses it when he is shoved into the pool by the hotel's nubile swimming instructor, Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret). Lucky then has to work as a waiter at the hotel to replace the lost money to pay his hotel bill, as well as enter the hotel's talent contest in hopes of winning a cash prize sizable enough to pay for his car's engine.
Viva Las Vegas is a film regarded by fans and by film critics as one of Presley's best movies, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. It also presents a strong set of ten musical song-and-dance scenes choreographed by David Winters and featured his dancers.
Viva Las Vegas was a hit at movie theaters, becoming the number 14 movie in the list of the Top 20 Movie Box Office hits of 1964.
Music On Vinyl have released eight classic Elvis soundtracks (a genre of their own).
ELVIS PRESLEY - CLAMBAKE
ELVIS PRESLEY - FRANKIE & JOHNNY
ELVIS PRESLEY - FUN IN ACAPULCO
ELVIS PRESLEY - ROUSTABOUT
ELVIS PRESLEY - VIVA LAS VEGAS
ELVIS PRESLEY - G.I. BLUES
ELVIS PRESLEY - GIRL HAPPY
ELVIS PRESLEY - GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Remastered audio