Album Title : Double Trouble
Catalogue Number : LPM - 3787
Year Release : 01st June 1967
Side 1 : Double Trouble - Baby, If You'll Give Me All Of Your Love - Could I Fall In Love - Long Legged Girl (With A Short Dress On) - City By Night - Old MacDonald
Side 2 : I Love Only One Girl - There Is So Much World To See - It Won't Be Long - Never Ending - Blue River - What Now, What Next, Where To
Brief History :
Double Trouble is the twenty-ninth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 3787, in June 1967. Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders and at MGM Studios in Hollywood, California, on June 28, 29, and 30, 1966. It peaked at #47 on the Billboard 200.
Presley had usually insisted on working in the comfortable environment of a regular recording studio, and had avoided the large movie studio soundstages, but MGM executives with an eye on budgets insisted on moving the soundtrack recordings after the first night to just such a soundstage. A frustrated Elvis dutifully went along, but the final straw was having to sing "Old MacDonald," Presley storming out of the session in a huff after finishing a very short master of "Long Legged Girl (with the Short Dress On)."That song would be issued as a single in late April, prior to the film premiere, and would peak at an anemic #63 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After his enthusiasm for the well-crafted, modern-sounding gospel recordings made just the previous month in Nashville, the rushed and pedestrian soundtrack returned Presley to the depressing grind of churning out forgettable records for forgettable movies. Even the chosen release date for Double Trouble would prove unfortunate — the same day as The Beatles' era-encapsulating landmark album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Nine songs were recorded for the film, coming in at a brief 17:11 and far too short for a normal LP. To bring up the running time, three tracks recorded at the "lost album" sessions of May, 1963, were added to push the album over the twenty-minute mark. Two had already been issued as b-sides to singles, "Never Ending" the flipside to a four year-old album track "Such A Night," and "Blue River" on the back of an eight year-old vault track, "Tell Me Why."
Front Cover : 2 Photos of Elvis. Title mid centre. Catalogue number botton left. Printed in U.S.A. bottom right.
Rear Cover : 2 Photos of Elvis. No Catalogue number. Printed in U.S.A. bottom right.
Label : Black with silver lettering & dog on top. RCA Victor Logo in white.
Side 1 : MONAURAL at bottom.
Side 2 : MONAURAL at bottom.
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis
Matrix Number Side 1 : UPRM - 3943 - 4S A2 (Machine Stamped)
Matrix Number Side 2 : UPRM - 3944 - 4S A2 (Machine Stamped)
*NOTE* Photo announcement on front cover. A 9 X 7 inch photo was given away free for a period during this release. It was enclosed inside the album.