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Elvis Presley – Blue Hawaii
(RCA Records  1970  SF8145  Stereo)
UK Pressing

Front Laminated Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer, musician, and actor. One of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, when he started to work with Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who was to manage the singer for more than two decades. Presley’s first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel”, released in January 1956, was a number-one hit in the US. He became the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service: He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special, Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely deteriorated his health, and he died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Presley is one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated album sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He was nominated for 14 Grammys and won three, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

Blue Hawaii is the fourteenth album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2426, on October 20, 1961. It is the soundtrack to the 1961 film of the same name starring Presley. Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on March 21, 22, and 23, 1961. In the United States, the album spent 20 weeks at the number one slot and 39 weeks in the Top 10 on Billboards Top Pop LPs chart. It was certified Gold on December 21, 1961, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on July 30, 2002 by the Recording Industry Association of America. On the US Top Pop Albums chart Blue Hawaii is second only to the soundtrack of West Side Story as the most successful album of the 1960s.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. “Blue Hawaii” Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger March 22, 1961 2:36
2. “Almost Always True” Ben Weisman and Fred Wise March 22, 1961 2:25
3. Aloha ‘Oe Queen Lydia Lili’uokalani March 21, 1961 1:53
4. “No More” Don Robertson, Hal Blair and Sebastián Iradier March 21, 1961 2:22
5. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore March 23, 1961 3:01
6. “Rock-A-Hula Baby” Ben Weisman, Fred Wise, Dolores Fuller March 23, 1961 1:59
7. Moonlight Swim Ben Weisman and Sylvia Dee March 22, 1961 2:20


  • Elvis Presley – lead vocals
  • The Surfers – backing vocals
  • The Jordanaires – backing vocals
  • Boots Randolph – saxophone
  • George Field – harmonica
  • Freddie Tavares – ukulele
  • Bernie Lewis – ukulele
  • Hank Garland – acoustic guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell – acoustic guitar
  • Scotty Moore – electric guitar
  • Alvino Rey – pedal steel guitar
  • Floyd Cramer – piano
  • Dudley Brooks – piano, celeste
  • Bob Moore – double bass
  • D.J. Fontana – drums
  • Bernie Mattinson – drums
  • Hal Blaine – drums
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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