Album Title : Girls! Girls! Girls!
Catalogue Number : LSP - 2621
Year Release : 9th November 1962
Side 1 : Girls! Girls! Girls! - I Don't Wanna Be Tied - Where Do You Come From - I Don't Want To - We'll Be Together - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You - Earth Boy
Side 2 : Return To Sender - Because Of Love - Thanks To The Rolling Sea - Song Of The Shrimp - The Walls Have Ears - We're Coming In Loaded
Brief History :
Girls! Girls! Girls! is the sixteenth album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2621, in November 1962. Recording sessions took place at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on March 26, 27, and 28, 1962. It peaked at #3 on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on 8/13/1963 by the R.I.A.A.
As soundtrack album sales far outstripped his regular album sales, Blue Hawaii outselling Pot Luck with Elvis by ten to one, Presley found himself firmly entrenched in songs designed for a light-entertainment formula of beautiful scenery and girls galore. With this discrepancy in sales, the formula of the soundtrack music became the focus.
Sixteen songs were recorded at the sessions in March, of which thirteen were used for the soundtrack album. Banished from the kingdom after running afoul of the Colonel, songs from favored writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller could only be those already written for someone else, in this case the title track being a hit for The Coasters in 1961 before being adapted for the Presley film. This song and two others, "Return to Sender" and "Because of Love," appear on the 1995 soundtrack compilation.
The tracks "Return to Sender" and "Where Do You Come From" were issued as the both sides of a single in October 1962, one month before the release of the soundtrack LP. "Return to Sender" became a substantial hit for Presley, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the b-side "Where Do You Come From" squeaked in at #99 independently of the hit side.
Front Cover : Photo of Elvis. Film title to left. Catalogue number top left. Logo top right.
Rear Cover : 2 Elvis photos from Girls! Girls! Girls!. Advert for 4 other albums. Catalogue number top right LPM/LSP 2621. Printed in U.S.A. just above advert for G.I. Blues.
Label : Black with silver lettering & dog on top.
Side 1 : Living Stereo at bottom.
Side 2 : Living Stereo at bottom.
Pressing Plant : Rockaway
Matrix Number Side 1 : N2PY - 3295 - 3S A1 (Machine Stamped)
Matrix Number Side 2 : N2PY - 3296 - 3S A1 (Machine Stamped)
*NOTE* The 1963 11 inch x 11 inch calender with Elvis records advertised on the reverse, came with the soundtrack album.