Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii (1961/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii (1961/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:26 minutes | 741 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blue Hawaii was released in 1961 and is the soundtrack to Presley's film of the same name. It spent 20 weeks at #1 and 39 weeks in the Top 10 on the US Top Pop Albums Chart, and was certified Gold in December 1961, and 3x Platinum by 2002. It is second only to the soundtrack of West Side Story as the most successful album of the 1960s.

Elvis movies never came bigger than Blue Hawaii, the 1961 romantic musical comedy whose success helped push Presley into near full-time filmmaking for the bulk of the '60s. Not only was the flick a hit but so was the soundtrack, going Gold by the end of 1961, a success partially fueled by the ballad "Can't Help Falling in Love," a song so good it suggests the rest of the record might contain other gems. That's not the case. The record has its moments, including the dreamy title track, but as an album, Blue Hawaii is undone by a film that demands a good chunk of its tunes carry a Hawaiian flavor. Often, this mid-century Polynesian exotica has its charms – Elvis croons sweetly on the swaying luaus and everybody involved has the good sense to embrace the project's inherent silliness, letting themselves josh around on deliberate fluff like "Rock-A-Hula Baby" and the vaudevillian rhumba that's "Beach Boy Blues." Both of these are ridiculous but on record, they're slightly preferable to the steady march of island tunes ("Aloha Oe," "Ku-U-I-Po," "Island of Love," "Hawaiian Love Song"), all silver screen corn performed with a bit more panache than they deserve.


01 - Blue Hawaii
02 - Almost Always True
03 - Aloha Oe
04 - No More
05 - Can't Help Falling in Love
06 - Rock-A-Hula Baby
07 - Moonlight Swim
08 - Ku-U-I-Po
09 - Ito Eats
10 - Slicin' Sand
11 - Hawaiian Sunset
12 - Beach Boy Blues
13 - Island of Love
14 - Hawaiian Wedding Song

Analyzed: Elvis Presley / Blue Hawaii

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR8 -0.06 dB -10.53 dB 2:37 01-Blue Hawaii
DR9 -0.45 dB -11.14 dB 2:24 02-Almost Always True
DR9 -2.10 dB -14.07 dB 1:55 03-Aloha Oe
DR9 -1.09 dB -12.32 dB 2:24 04-No More
DR9 -1.39 dB -12.43 dB 3:06 05-Can't Help Falling in Love
DR9 -0.12 dB -11.24 dB 2:04 06-Rock-A-Hula Baby
DR9 -1.36 dB -13.36 dB 2:21 07-Moonlight Swim
DR9 -1.79 dB -12.64 dB 2:23 08-Ku-U-I-Po
DR9 -0.97 dB -12.27 dB 1:25 09-Ito Eats
DR9 0.00 dB -11.67 dB 1:37 10-Slicin' Sand
DR9 -1.75 dB -13.16 dB 2:35 11-Hawaiian Sunset
DR9 -0.81 dB -11.66 dB 2:05 12-Beach Boy Blues
DR10 -2.66 dB -15.39 dB 2:41 13-Island of Love
DR9 -1.43 dB -13.26 dB 2:49 14-Hawaiian Wedding Song

Number of tracks: 14
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3032 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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