Q - 10/92, p.823 Stars
- Good - "..the rock performers who succeed in stamping their own identities on the material make it more than tolerable.."
Musician - 10/92, p.82
"...ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. But it's the stuff in the middle that makes this HONEYMOON worth remembering..."
The soundtrack of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS features various artists performing songs made famous by Elvis Aron Presley.
Country singers rule this soundtrack of Elvis Presley covers, which is every bit as flawed, frivolous and fun as the film from whence it came. While Billy Joel parodies "All Shook Up" and "Heartbreak Hotel," John Mellencamp labors to avoid parodying "Jailhouse Rock," and U2's Bono transforms "Can't Help Falling in Love" into an obsessive parable about hero worship, folks like Ricky Van Shelton and Trisha Yearwood just sit back and sing the things, which at least makes them pleasant after more than one plaing. Dwight Yoakam's power-chord-country version of "Suspicious Minds" and Travis Tritt's "Burning Love" rank with their best remakes. Breaking the trend are pop crooner Bryan Ferry, who sings a seductive British soul version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and the usually trustworthy Vince Gill, whose Pat Boone-style rendition of Arthur Crudup's classic blues "That's All Right" cleans up the grammar. ~ Brian Mansfield