Kid Galahad (EP)

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Kid Galahad
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EP by Elvis Presley
Released August 1962
Recorded October 1961
Genre Soundtrack
Length 14:03
Label RCA Victor
Producer Jeff Alexander
Elvis Presley chronology
Follow That Dream
(1962)Follow That Dream1962
Kid Galahad
(1962)
Viva Las Vegas
(1964)Viva Las Vegas1964

Kid Galahad is a Extended play record by Elvis Presley, containing six songs from the motion picture of the same name. It was released by RCA Victor in August 1962.

It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on March 27, 1992 for the sales of 250 thousand copies.[1]

Recording and release history[edit]

Recording sessions took place ten months prior to the film's release on October 26 and 27, 1961, at Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, California. At this point in his career Presley had a proven sales track record, and up to 300 demos were often submitted for a single film, even given the requisite publishing arrangements favorable toward the companies owned by Elvis and the Colonel, Elvis Presley Music and Gladys Music.[2] As the plots for Presley films became interchangeable, songs rejected for a certain storyline could later be used for an entirely different film, as with "A Whistling Tune" which had been omitted from Presley's previous film Follow That Dream but found a place here instead.[2]

Six songs were recorded for the film and the soundtrack was issued as an extended play record in August 1962 to coincide with the film's premiere, the extended play record was certified Gold on 03/27/1992 by the RIAA. The featured song from the album, "King of the Whole Wide World," received Top 40 radio airplay and reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.The extended play record was the number-one EP in the UK for 17 weeks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "King of the Whole Wide World" Bob Roberts and Ruth Bachelor October 27, 1961 (1961-10-27) 2:44
2. "This Is Living" Fred Wise and Ben Weisman October 27, 1961 (1961-10-27) 1:43
3. "Riding the Rainbow" Fred Wise and Ben Weisman October 26, 1961 (1961-10-26) 1:37
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Home Is Where the Heart Is" Sherman Edwards and Hal David October 26, 1961 (1961-10-26) 2:32
2. "I Got Lucky" Fred Wise and Ben Weisman October 27, 1961 (1961-10-27) 2:10
3. "A Whistling Tune" Sherman Edwards and Hal David October 26, 1961 (1961-10-26) 3:17

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum – RIAA (Search)". RIAA. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998; p. 163.
  3. ^ Jorgensen, Ernst. Elvis Presley A Life in Music: The Complete Recording Sessions. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998; p. 415.

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