Liner notes by Pavel Cernocky:
Last Part of our trilogy also brings, we hope, some memorable stuff. The
"Roustabout" movie was a routine job, but the music editing was professionally
done. It's hard to highlight one particular version of a song, but all seven of
our "movie versions" are interesting enough. Musically, a wonderful job was done
on "Girl Happy". The duet version of "Spring Fever" is here, just like the
totally different "Wolf Call". "Tickle Me" is a chapter for itself. The opening
version of "Long Lonely Highway" with an extra orchestration is a gem. And who
could resist our — again specially edited — version of "Dirty Dirty Feeling"?
Maximum effort was done to obtain the best possible version of "I Feel That I've
Known You Forever". In this, in some respects very cheap movie, they had to
fiddle around a lot with already existing recordings, but in some cases the
result is really interesting. "Harem Holiday" was musically nothing to write
home about...but you will surely note, that some, otherwise boring tracks,
somehow get a new, interesting dimensions when you listen to them on this CD.
Even if "Frankie And Johnny" was not too exciting either, again some tracks
sounded very different in the movie (not mentioning the odd version of "Chesay").
Also, we believe it's good to have the complete production version of the title
song on CD. The "duet" version of "Petunia" has some charm, and the same can be
said about the typical "musical" number "Look Out Broadway". "Blue Hawaii, Vol.
2" — "Paradise Hawaiian Style" is arguably more appreciated by Elvis fans now,
after all those years, than when it entered the cinemas the first time. We
believe Elvis fans will welcome the duet versions of "Queenie Wahine's Papaya"
and "Scratch My Back". Also included is an infectious little number, that we
called "Native Chant" — you'll know what I mean. The edited version of "House Of
Sand" is here, and also a memorable mix of "This Is My Heaven/ Drums Of The
Island". Not everyone was a believer in the beginning, but judge for yourself,
and listen to these CDs with an open mind. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly