Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

As Elvis devoted the bulk of his creative energy to moviemaking during the ‘60s, the quality of his music suffered. His ‘60s soundtracks are often padded with outtakes from much earlier sessions and rarely feature more than one or two memorable tracks. Having originally made his big splash on the small screen (most famously on The Ed Sullivan Show), it seems apt that after squandering his talent on half-baked theatrical releases the King had to retake his throne with a comeback TV special in 1968.”

– from Chapter 7: Rockin’ Revolution of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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