Infobox Movie
name = Spinout

imdb_id = 0061015
producer = Joe Pasternak
director = Norman Taurog
James A. Rosenberger (Ass't)
writer = Theodore J. Flicker & George Kirgo
starring = Elvis Presley
Shelley Fabares
music = various
cinematography = Daniel L. Fapp
editing = Rita Roland
distributor = MGM
released = October 17, 1966
runtime = 90 min.
language = English
preceded by = "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"
followed by = "Easy Come, Easy Go"
Infobox Album
Name = Spinout
Type = Soundtrack
Longtype =
Artist = Elvis Presley

Released = October 31, 1966
Recorded = February of 1966
Genre =
Length =
Label = RCA
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album = "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (1966)
This album = "Spinout" (1966)
Next album = "How Great Thou Art" (1967)

"Spinout" is a 1966 musical film and comedy starring Elvis Presley as the lead singer of a band and part-time racecar driver. This has been known for many years as one of Presley's worst films, but recently it has been seen as a parody of the teen film genre and this reassessment has given the film newfound appreciation. However, there has never been any evidence that the film was an intentional parody; this theory is very new, surfacing around the time of its dvd release.


*Elvis Presley: Mike McCoy
*Shelley Fabares: Cynthia Foxhugh
*Diane McBain: Diana St. Clair
*Dodie Marshall: Susan
*Deborah Walley: Les
*Jack Mullaney: Curly
*Will Hutchins: Lt. Tracy Richards
*Warren Berlinger: Philip Short
*Jimmy Hawkins: Larry
*Carl Betz: Howard Foxhugh
*Cecil Kellaway: Bernard Ranley
*Una Merkel: Violet Ranley
*Frederick Worlock: Blodgett
*Rita Wilson: Bit Girl (uncredited)


A soundtrack album of the same title as the film was released to coincide with that of the motion picture. The first nine songs were recorded in mid February 1966 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California with the final three recorded in May/June at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The album is noted for the inclusion of three non-film "bonus tracks" that had been recorded during the sessions that produced Presley's acclaimed "How Great Thou Art" album. These songs included Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow is a Long Time" which, with a running time of more than 5 minutes, was the longest Presley track released to date. Elvis had heard it off of "Odetta Sings Dylan", released one year prior (Dylan's own recording was made in 1963 but didn't come out till 1971.) Also included was a blues number, "Down in the Alley", and a ballad, "I'll Remember You".

The opening track of the soundtrack album, Joy Byers' "Stop, Look and Listen", is notable for being a cover of a song previously recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in February 1965. [http://thegardnerfamily.org/haley/discography/recordings.html]

Recording musicians

*Elvis Presley - vocals
*The Jordanaires - background vocals
*Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, James Burton - guitars
*Bob Moore - bass
*D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman - drums
*Floyd Cramer - piano
*Boots Randolph - saxophone
*Henry Slaughter - clavietta

Tracks (songwriter)

Side 1:
#"Stop Look And Listen" - (Joy Byers)
#"Adam And Evil" - (Fred Wise & Randy Starr)
#"All That I Am" - (Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett)
#"Never Say Yes" - (Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman)
#"Am I Ready" - (Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett)
#"Beach Shack" - (Bill Grant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye)

Side 2:
#"Spinout" - (Ben Weisman, Sid Wayne, Dolores Fuller)
#"Smorgasbord" - (Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett)
#"I'll Be Back" - (Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne)
#"Tomorrow Is A Long Time" - (Bob Dylan)
#"Down In The Alley" - (Jesse Stone)
#"I'll Remember You" - (Kui Lee)

ee also

*List of Elvis Presley films
*Elvis Presley discography

External links

* [http://www.elvispresley.com.au/ For Elvis Fans Only] Website decitated to Elvis Presley's Movies.

DVD Reviews

* [http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=6202 Review] by Jeff Rosado at [http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/index.php3 digitallyOBSESSED!] , August 4, 2004.
* [http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/spinout.php Review] by Bill Treadway at [http://www.dvdverdict.com/ DVD Verdict] , August 3, 2004.
* [http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=11566&___rd=1 Review] by Stuart Galbraith IV at [http://www.dvdtalk.com/ DVD Talk] , July 16, 2004.
* [http://www.dvdjournal.com/quickreviews/s/spinout.q.shtml Review] by Betsy Bozdech at [http://www.dvdjournal.com/index.html The DVD Journal] .

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