Cover Art Of The Month - August 99

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Elvis - Harum Scarum LP

Here's the soundtrack LP cover from that 1965 art-house film, Harum Scarum.  Elvis plays Johnny Tyronne, singer and movie star, which represents a real departure for him and a chance to stretch out in a challenging new role (as neither a seaman nor a race car driver).  Johnny successfully foils the plot on King Toranshah, wins the hand of the King's daughter Princess Shalimar, and manages to squeeze in some great rockin' numbers like Shake That Tambourine and Harem Holiday.   Memphis mafioso Red West gets his usual cameo, this time as one of the anonymous assassins.


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