Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of the soundtrack to Clambake by Elvis Presley, including the bonus photo.
About this copy: This copy of Clambake is a 1967 U.S. stereo pressing on the RCA label.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear and a neatly repaired 2″ (5 cm) split at the center of the top seam.
The bonus photo is M-. The RCA inner sleeve is VG with small splits on three sides.
The disc is VG+ with a couple of very light sleeve scuffs. It’s a clean disc that has had little play.
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find complete.
Background: Released in 1967, Clambake was the sixteenth soundtrack album by Elvis Presley, and the last to be released in the United States in both stereo and mono.
The album reached #40 on the U.S. album chart and #39 on the UK chart.
Kicking off with a vigorous, vital rendition of Jerry Reed’s “Guitar Man” — a song Elvis loved so much he had to record it, publishing deals be damned — Clambake initially seems to deliver a definitive break from Presley’s soundtrack doldrums, but that’s only because “Guitar Man” has nothing to do with Clambake, the film. The good news is, “Guitar Man” is nevertheless a harbinger for a good portion of the rest of the album, which was recorded once Elvis reached a breaking point with the nonsense he had to record for his films…. This isn’t enough to make Clambake a great album, but it does place it on the level of something like Spinout, where the non-movie tracks elevate the soundtrack cuts.
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