4 NEW FTD RELEASES FOR OCTOBER and NOVEMBER.

ELVIS IN FLORIDA – APRIL 1975

This 1-disc 7” set features highlights from Elvis’ concerts during April 1975.The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson and memorabilia.

Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) 2) If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (John Rostill) 3) Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) 4) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe)/(Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 5) Help Me (Larry Gatlin) 6) Burning Love (Dennis Linde) 7) Introductions 8) School Day (Chuck Berry) 9) My Boy (Claude Francois/Jean-Pierre Bourtayre/Bill Martin/Phil Coulter) 10) T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Jerry Chesnut) 11) I’ll Remember You (Kuiokalaani Lee) 12) Let Me Be There (John Rostill) 13) Why Me Lord (Kris Kristofferson) 14) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) 15) An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury) 16) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss 17) Closing Vamp
Tracks: 1-17 recorded live at Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida. April 27, 1975, 8:30 PM show.

BONUS TRACKS
18) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Vicky Wickham/Simon Napier-Bell/Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini) 19) Big Boss Man (Al Smith/Luther Dixon) 20) It’s Midnight (Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut) 21) Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson) 22) That’s All Right (Arthur Crudup) 23) Heartbreak Hotel (Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)
Tracks 18-23 recorded live at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida. April 25, 1975, 8:30 PM show.
24) Hawaiian Wedding Song (Charles King/Al Hoffman/Dick Manning) 25) Help Me Make It Through The Night (Kris Kristofferson)
Tracks 24-25 recorded live at Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida. April 28, 1975, 8:30 PM show.
The opening tracks of “See See Rider” and “I Got A Woman / Amen” were not recorded on any of the Floridian shows during the tour.

THE SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY SESSIONS - LIMITED EDITION 2-LP VINYL SET

FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the release of “The Something For Everybody Sessions” - A Special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 27, 2014

Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
DMM Copper Mastering
180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
Strictly limited pressing

SIDE 1
01. There’s Always Me – take 2 (Don Robertson) 02. Give Me The Right – takes 3, 2 (Wise/Blagman) 03. It’s A Sin – takes 1, 2 (Rose/Turner) 04. Sentimental Me – take 1 (Cassin/Morehead) 05. Starting Today – take 1 (Don Robertson) 06. Anything That’s Part Of You – take 2 (Don Robertson) 07. Gently – takes 1, 2 (Wizell/Lisbona)

SIDE 2
01. I’m Coming Home – take 2 (Charlie Rich) 02. In Your Arms – take 1 (Schroeder/Gold) 03. Judy – take 4 (Teddy Redell) 04. I Want You With Me – take 1 (Woody Harris) 05. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (low key) (Wise/Weisman) 06. Little Sister – takes 7, 8, 9 (Pomus/Shuman) 07. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame – takes 3, 4 (Pomus/Shuman) 08. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell – take 11 (Wise/Weisman)

SIDE 3
01. I Feel So Bad – take 1 (Chuck Willis) 02. I’m Coming Home – takes 1, 3 (Charlie Rich) 03. Gently – take 3 (Wizell/Lisbona) 04. There’s Always Me – take 4 (Don Robertson) 05. Judy – takes 2, 3 (Teddy Redell) 06. Good Luck Charm – take 1 (Schroeder/Gold) 07. Put The Blame On Me (master) (Twomey/Wise/Blagman)

SIDE 4
01. Little Sister – take 6 (Pomus/Shuman) 02. (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame – takes 10, 11, 12 (Pomus/Shuman) 03. Anything That’s Part Of You – takes 4, 5 (Don Robertson) 04. There’s Always Me – takes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Don Robertson) 05. Judy – takes 5, 6, 7 (Teddy Redell) 06. I’m Coming Home – takes 5, 4 (Charlie Rich)

“FLAMING STAR” FTD 131 (1-CD) & “ELVIS CHRISTMAS ALBUM” FTD 132 (1-CD)
Release: November 23, 2014
Further details to follow soon.
Update October 21, 2014


FTD Releases August 2014

“ELVIS FOR EVERYONE” (2CD)
This 2-disc 7” set celebrates 1965’s classic album “ELVIS FOR EVERYONE.”
The original press release posted by RCA in August 1965 says, “This is the first Elvis Presley album since 1962 [POT LUCK] that is not a movie soundtrack album.” In this new album, Presley demonstrates great versatility by singing a wide range of songs, familiar and unfamiliar, slow ballads and hard-driving rock’’n’rollers. Only one of these songs has ever been issued before (“Summer Kisses, Winter Tears”). The lead off-song, “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Is the title song of the new movie based on the life of Hank Williams., currently playing throughout the country … ..Varied repertoire and Elvis in top form make this really Elvis For Everyone.”

Although it was complied from previously unreleased recordings, it appeared like a breath of fresh air to Elvis fans that had become somewhat tired of the formulaic soundtracks. The LP hit to the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic.
This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes!
It also features the rare overdubbed version of “Wild in The Country” that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for “Summer Kisses.” This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK’s unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses.
Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes from the ‘60s!!!!!!

“ELVIS FOR EVERYONE” (2CD)
DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
SIDE ONE
01 Your Cheatin’ Heart 02 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears 03 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 04 In My Way 05 Tomorrow Night 06 Memphis, Tennessee
SIDE TWO
07 For The Millionth And The Last Time 08 Forget Me Never 09 Sound Advice 10 Santa Lucia 11 I Met Her Today 12 When It Rains, It Really Pours
THE OPTIONAL MASTERS
13 Flaming Star 14 Wild In The Country (U.K. stereo LP version) 15 Lonely Man 16 Mama 17 Plantation Rock 18 Night Life 19 Do The Vega 20 Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas 21 What Now, What Next, Where To 22 Western Union 23 Blue River 24 Tell Me Why

DISC 2
THE OUTTAKES
01 For The Millionth And The Last Time – take 2 02 Lonely Man – take 9 03 I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell – take 10 04 No More – take 9 05 Slicin’ Sand – take 10 06 I’m Not The Marrying Kind – splice of takes 5&6 07 For The Millionth And The Last Time – take 6 08 I Met Her Today – take 7 09 King Of The Whole Wide World – take 6 10 Home Is Where The Heart Is – take 12 11 Riding The Rainbow – take 6 12 This Is Living – take 8 13 Something Blue – takes 5&6 14 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow – take 6 15 I Feel That I’ve KnownYou Forever – take 2 16 Fountain Of Love – take 6 17 Happy Ending – take 9 18 I’m Falling In Love Tonight – take 5 19 How Would You Like To Be – take 1 20 Bossa Nova Baby – takes 4&5 (2:34) 21 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here – remake take 15 22 Vino, Dinero Y Amor – take 1 23 The Bullfighter Was A Lady – remake take 10

“BEST OF BRITISH – THE RCA YEARS 1957-1959

This is Elvis, with the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958.
As a companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful ‘Elvis: The Best Of British - The HMV Years’, this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued.

Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of ‘The RCA Years’ moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs.
Within these 500 pages and amongst many formerly unknown fascinating facts, you will discover:
The English pub that inspired an Elvis song!
Exactly where and when Elvis learned to play piano!
The real life characters contained within the lyrics of Jailhouse Rock!
The CD included with this book features many first-time officially released Elvis tracks. Here, amongst his classic songs, are the songwriters’ demo recordings as Elvis first heard them, plus the message he recorded on his home answer machine!
‘The RCA Years (1957 - 1958)’ chronicles the meteoric rise in Great Britain of the ‘Sun King’ to the man who would ultimately be crowned ‘Artist Of The 20th Century’.
Elvis innovated, others imitated!

The CD
FIRST RCA SINGLE (RCA-1013): JULY 1957
1. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - 1:51 2. Loving You - 2:16
SOUNDTRACK SELECTION OF MAGICAL MOVIE MOMENTS
3. LOVING YOU - Movie Trailer - 1:12 4. Road Medley (Party / Teddy Bear / Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do / Hot Dog) - 2:04 5. Mean Woman Blues (Unedited stereo master) - 2:22 6. Party (Alternate movie lyrics) - 1:16 7. Lonesome Cowboy (Composite) - 3:06 8. JAILHOUSE ROCK - Movie Trailer - 2:05 9. Jailhouse Rock (Movie production version) - 2:59 0. Treat Me Nice (Laurel 101 - Take One) - 2:07 11. Don't Leave Me Now - (Everett demo #2 - Take One) - 1:29 12. Young And Beautiful - (Movie end version) - 2:21 13. KING CREOLE - Movie Trailer - 2:34 14. Turtles, Berries And Gumbo / Crawfish (Unedited movie opening medley) - 4:11 15. Steadfast Loyal And True - (Movie dialogue version) - 0:46 16. Lover Doll (EP version) - 2:15 17. New Orleans (Live nightclub version) - 2:01

THE RCA SINGLES *
18. Doncha' Think It's Time - 2:00 19. Don't - 2:51 20. I Beg Of You - 1:54 21. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - 2:16

SUN RECORDINGS: FIRST ISSUED ON RCA IN 1958
22. I Love You Because (RCA LP version) - 2:45 23. You're A Heartbreaker - 2:12 24. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') - 2:26

BONUS TRACKS: SONGWRITER DEMO RECORDINGS
25. Teddy Bear (Vocal: Otis Blackwell**) - 2:01 26. Don't Ask Me Why (Vocal: Jimmy Breedlove***) 2:08 27. Trouble (Singer unknown****) - 2:08 28. Hard Headed Woman (Vocal: Jimmy Breedlove**) - 2:06 29. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Vocal: Gus Coletti*****) - 2:12

CHRISTMAS SONGS: ISSUED ON ALL THREE FORMATS (45rpm, EP & LP)
30. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - 1:54 31. Santa Claus Is Back In Town - 2:25 32. Elvis in Germany (October 1st 1958) and Interview edit - 1:32 33. Elvis' Answer Machine - :16

“HOT AUGUST NIGHT”
(Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set)

DISC 1
Side A
01 Blue Suede Shoes 2:25 (Carl Perkins) 02 I Got A Woman 2:43 (Ray Charles) 03 All Shook Up 1:54 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 04 Monologue 1:14 05 Love Me Tender 2:28 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) 06 Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel 3:05 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)/(Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 07 Heartbreak Hotel 2:22 (Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley)
Side B
01 Hound Dog 4:48 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) 02 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:37 (Don Gibson) 03 My Babe 2:28 (Willie Dixon) 04 Mystery Train/Tiger Man 4:18 (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)/(Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns) 05 Baby, What You Want Me To Do 2:05 (Jimmy Reed)
DISC 2
Side C
01 Runaway 2:16 (Max Crook/Del Shannon) 02 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3:04 (Roy Turk/Lou Handman) 03 Words 2:42 (Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb) 04 Yesterday/Hey Jude 5:58 (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 05 Introductions 4:35
Side D
01 In The Ghetto 2:48 (Mac Davis) 02 Suspicious Minds 7:20 (Mark James) 03 What’d I Say 3:49( Ray Charles) 04 Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:11 (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)
Recorded live on stage at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Midnight Show, August 25, 1969
Update July 31, 2014


Two New FTD's

FTD is pleased to announce its new June 2014 releases. Both “THE RETURN TO VEGAS” and “NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS ‘61” will be shipped last week of June.

“THE RETURN TO VEGAS” (CD)

This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It’s the earliest known professional recording from Elvis’ 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has “opening night” written on the back, but that’s not the real date. Some experts believe it’s from August 3, but we have no information what so ever to suggest a certain date. However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards. Why Joan Deary edited and mastered this for release is another mystery, since she off course had all the shows RCA recorded on 8-track tape with audio in substantially better quality.
This release comes in a 7” digi-pack with a 12-pages booklet, featuring great photos from the collections of Steve Barile & Jim Patino, and a foreword by Ken Sharp

Tracklisting:
01 Blue Suede Shoes 2:20 02 I Got A Woman 3:20 03 All Shook Up 3:07 04 Love Me Tender 2:38 05 Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel 2:44 06 Heartbreak Hotel 2:22 07 Hound Dog 4:48 3:57 08 Memories 3:12 09 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 5:26 10 Monologue 3:59 11 Baby, What You Want Me To Do 3:04 12 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3:15 13 Yesterday / Hey Jude 5:11 14 Introductions 4:39 15 In The Ghetto 4:14 16 Suspicious Minds 8:21 17 What’d I Say 4:30 18 Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:30

FTD Books and Flaming Star, in association with EPE, will release a new book – “Memphis To Nashville ’61” – in late June. This will give a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961.

The book includes accounts of that day and the events leading up to it. It features accounts from Elvis’ musicians, friends and fans, magazine- and newspaper articles from the time, and many rare and newly-discovered photographs. The collection of over 100 unpublished photographs, most of them in black and white, have been collected from many different sources; some are from original negatives whilst others are from original prints. Also included in the book is a section on Elvis’ visit to Nashville on March 8, 1961, less than two weeks after the benefit shows of February 25, to receive an honorary colonelship from the Governor of Tennessee, Buford Ellington. Furthermore, the final part of the volume includes information and details relating to the recording sessions held on March 12 and 13, 1961 that provided most of the tracks for the classic LP, “Something For Everybody”. As an added bonus, the book comes with a CD containing the mono version of “Something For Everybody” plus recordings of Elvis’ press conference, held at the Hotel Claridge in Memphis on February 25, 1961, and of the presentation of honours at the Tennessee State Capitol just 11 days later.

“MEMPHIS TO NASHVILLE ‘61”
Book incl. CD

Tracklisting:
SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY (mono version)
1) There's Always Me 2) Give Me The Right 3) It's A Sin 4) Sentimental Me 5) Starting Today 6) Gently 7) I'm Comin' Home 8) In Your Arms 9) Put The Blame On Me 10) Judy 11) I Want You With Me 12) I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell
BONUS 13) Press Conference (March 25, 1961) 14) Elvis Is Made An Honorary Colonel (March 8 1961)
Update June 3, 2014


May FTD Release

FTD is pleased to announce its new May releases. Both LOVE ME TENDER and STAY AWAY, JOE (limited edition vinyl) will be released on May 11.
This 2-disc 7” set celebrates Elvis’ first motion picture LOVE ME TENDER from 1956. Elvis first performed ‘Love Me Tender’ on the Ed Sullivan Show (September 9) and pre-sales reached over 1 million before its release on September 28. It features a 16-page booklet with great photos, movie trivia, memorabilia and full recording data. Disc 2 features the legendary live show from the Mississippi Alabama State Fair and Dairy Show held in Tupelo on September 26.

“LOVE ME TENDER” (2CD)

THE ORIGINAL EP –SIDE 1
1) Love Me Tender 2:44 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) 2) Let Me 2:11 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) SIDE 2 3) Poor Boy 2:16 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) 4) We're Gonna Move 2:31 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) BONUS TRACKS 5) Love Me Tender – end title version 1:09 6) 20) The Truth About Me 2:09
Original spoken word 45 rpm disc included in Teen Parade magazine
THE OUTTAKES
07) We’re Gonna Move –take 4 2:47 08) We’re Gonna Move – take 9 4:39 09) Poor Boy – take 3 original 3 verse master 1:51 10) Poor Boy –remake take 1 1:00 11) Poor Boy – extended verse. Vocal overdub take 6 0:37 12) Let Me – vocal overdub take 3 2:21 13) Let Me – vocal overdub take 4 2:19
STEREO MASTERS
14) Love Me Tender 2:52 15) Let Me 2:11 16) Poor Boy 2:16 17) We’re Gonna Move 2:32
INTERVIEW
18) The Truth About Me Interview 10:04
Recorded August 22 on the set of Love Me Tender, Hollywood, California

All songs recorded for the motion picture LOVE ME TENDER
Recorded August 24, September 4 and 5, and October 1, 1956 at Fox Stage 1, Hollywood.
Producer / A&R: Lionel Newman / Ken Darby
Engineer: Bob Mayer & Ken Runyon
Guitar: Vito Mumolo; Bass: Mike ”Myer” Rubin; Drums: Richard Cornell; Banjo: Luther “Red” Roundtree; Accordion: Carl Fortina, Dominic Frontieri; Vocals: Rad Robinson, Jon Dodson, Charles Prescott

DISC 2 - Mississippi-Alabama State Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo.
AFTERNOON SHOW
1) Heartbreak Hotel 2:43 (Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley) 2) Long Tall Sally 2:43 (Richard Penniman/Robert Blackwell/Enotris Johnson) 3) Introductions and presentation 2:36 4) I Was The One 3:19 (Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers) 5) I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 2:52 (Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff) 6) Elvis talks 0:34 7) I Got A Woman 2:53 (Ray Charles) 8) Don’t Be Cruel 2:52 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 9) Ready Teddy 2:15 (Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco) 10) Love Me Tender 2:58 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) 11) Hound Dog 2:48 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) 12) Vernon and Gladys Predsley 1:44 13) Nick Adams 1:42 14) A fan 2:26 15) Elvis 1:53 16) EVENING SHOW 17) Love Me Tender 1:49 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) 18) I Was The One 2:47 (Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers) 19) I Got A Woman 2:52 (Ray Charles) 20) Announcement 1:45 21) Don’t Be Cruel 2:12 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 22) Blue Suede Shoes 2:34 (Carl Perkins) 23) Announcement 1:03 24) Baby Let’s Play House 2:43 (Arthur Gunter) 25) Hound Dog 3:53 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
Amateur recording made September 26, 1956. Guitar: Scotty Moore. Guitar: Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J.Fontana. Vocals: The Jordanaires


STAY AWAY, JOE (2 DISC VINYL SET) 180 GRAM LIMITED EDITION

DISC 1
Side 1
01. Stay Away (2:24) 02. Stay Away, Joe (1:38) 03. Dominic (1:50) 04. All I Needed Was The Rain (1:48) 05. Goin’ Home (2:29) 06. Too Much Monkey Business (2:31) 07. U. S. Male (2:43) 08. Stay Away jam, take 2 (3:43)
1-4 From the MGM motion picture Stay Away, Joe
Side 2
01.Too Much Monkey Business takes 1,3,9 (6:59) 02. All I Needed Was The Rain (track take 3 + VO/M) (2:32) 03. Stay Away, Joe takes 10,12,13 (2:57) 04. U.S. Male takes 2,3,5,7 (6:43)

DISC 2
Side 3
01. Goin’ Home takes 12,18,21 (3:20) 02. Stay Away takes 5,6 (2:52) 03. Dominic takes 1,3,2 (2:41) 04. U.S. Male takes 9,10 (5:11) 05. Stay Away, Joe takes 15,16,17 (3:50)
Side 4 01. Too Much Monkey Business takes 12,10 (3:51) 02. Stay Away takes 11,12,14 (4:53) 03. U.S. Male take 11 (3:26) 04. Goin’ Home takes 22,24,26,29 (4:07)

UPDATE
FTD apologises for the mastering fault on Destination USA and is pleased to announce replacement discs will be sent out with this new release. We will duplicate your original quantity ordered. However, if you have received more stock since its release then please advise at your earliest convenience.
This release will ship w/c May 11 and hopefully be with you early the following week.
Be advised that FTD’s version of Elvis Recorded Live In Memphis (FTD 33) is now deleted.
Update April 24, 2014


Elvis

This 2-disc 7” set celebrates Elvis legendary 2nd album that quickly outsold his debut album ELVS PRESLEY. The 16-page booklet features great photographs taken from the photo session held in February 1956. Also featured is an In and Outtakes section. The album includes every know outtake from the Labor-Day sessions. CD 2 features the historic live concert from Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center,
Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956.

THE ORIGINAL ALBUM SIDE 1
01 Rip It Up (1:56) 02 Love Me (2:46) 03 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2:23) 04 Long Tall Sally (1:56) 05 First In Line (3:24) 06 Paralyzed (2:29)
SIDE 2
07 So Glad You’re Mine (2:23) 08 Old Shep (4:13) 09 Ready Teddy (1:59)
 10 Anyplace Is Paradise (2:28) 11 How’s The World Treating You (2:27) 12 How Do You Think I Feel (2:15)
BONUS SONGS
13 Playing For Keeps (2:56) 14 Too Much (2:37)
 15 Don’t Be Cruel (2:05) 16 Hound Dog (2:18) 17 Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) (2:14) 18 Rip It Up
 - takes 10-14 (3.08) 19 Rip It Up
 - take 15 (2.05) 20 Rip It Up
 - take 16 (1.59) 21 Rip It Up
 - take 17 (2.06) 22 Rip It Up
 - take 18-19M (3.53) 23 Old Shep – take 5 (4:01)
OUTTAKES

DISC 2- Recorded live at Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center,
Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956
01 Heartbreak Hotel (2:46)
 02 Long Tall Sally (2:46)
 03 I Was The One (2:46 04 Love Me Tender (2:46) 05 Don’t Be Cruel (2:46) 06 Love Me (2:46) 07 I Got A Woman (2:46) 08 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2:46) 09 Paralyzed (2:46)
Update February 8, 2014


DESTINATION USA (2-CD)

Re-live the experience when many Elvis fans from around the world saw Elvis for the first time in Las Vegas, September 1972!
The 16-page booklet includes ‘eye-witness’ accounts from fans who actually met Elvis back stage. It features stories from fans who where there in the front-row seats including 200 members of the British Elvis Presley fan club. All of these great personal memories are packed together in this 7-inch 2-CD release with numerous excellent and never-before -seen pictures. DESTINATION USA, not only celebrates the UK fan clubs adventure but that of all Elvis fans’ who traveled to see the King in concert during 1972. This 2-CD 7” set features the Dinner Show concert from September 4th, 1972. It includes some never-before-released songs from the February Las Vegas Season and rehearsals from August 2nd and 3rd 1972.

DISC 1 - Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton, September 4, 1972 – Dinner show
1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:19 2) See See Rider 3:16 3) Johnny B. Goode 1:44 4) Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:28 5) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:04 6) Polk Salad Annie 3:30 7) What Now My Love 4:21 8) Fever 3:29 9) Love Me 1:33 10) Blue Suede Shoes 1:05 11) Heartbreak Hotel 1:42 12) All Shook Up 1:04 13) Love Me Tender 1:51 14) Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 1:51 15) Little Sister/Get Back 2:34 16) Hound Dog 2:37 17) I’ll Remember You 2:32 18) Walk That Lonesome Road - J D Sumner & The Stamps 3:24 19) Suspicious Minds 4:34 20) Introductions: Presentation of: The British fan club 1:44 21) For The Good Times 3:12 22) A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:03 23) You Gave Me A Mountain 3:25 24) Can't Help Falling In Love 2:13 >p> DISC 2
1) A Big Hunk O’ Love (02-15 Dinner) 2:01 2) Never Been To Spain (02-16 Dinner) 3:35 3) You Gave Me A Mountain (02-16 Dinner) 3:15 4) An American Trilogy (02-16 Dinner) 4:45 5) Can’t Help Falling In Love (02-16 Dinner) 2:06

From RCA Live Recordings. February 1972.
6) Something 3:30 7) I’m Leaving 3:21 8) Faded Love 3:47 9) The Wonder Of You 2:25 10) My Way 5:01 11) I’ll Remember You 2:45 12) It’s Over 2:11 (Jimmie Rodgers) 13) Steamroller Blues (James Taylor)
Update February 8, 2014


Two new FTD announcements

AS part of its CLASSIC album series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of Elvis’ last official studio album during his lifetime, MOODY BLUE. Taken from the original session multi-tracks, it features the masters, unreleased outtakes, rough mixes and un-dubbed songs. The 16-page booklet 4-color booklet contains very rare memorabilia and photographs.


“MOODY BLUE” (2CD)

DISC 1 - THE ALBUM
SIDE ONE
01. Unchained Melody 02. If You Love Me (Let me know) 03. Little Darlin¹ 04. He¹ll Have To Go 05. Let Me Be There SIDE 2
06. Way Down 07. Pledging My Love 08. Moody Blue 09. She Thinks I Still Care 10. It¹s Easy For You
THE ALTERNATE ALBUM
11. Unchained Melody - undubbed master 12 .If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - undubbed master 13. Moody Blue - take 6 14. She Thinks I Still Care - take 2B 15. My Way (live) 16. Way Down - undubbed master 17. Little Darlin¹ - undubbed master 18. He¹ll Have To Go - rough mix 19. Pledging My Love - composite of rehearsal and take 3 20. It¹s Easy For You - take 1
BONUS TRACKS
21. She Thinks I Still Care - takes 1, 2A 22. America The Beautiful 23. Softly As I Leave You

DISC 2
THE SESSIONS
01. Way Down - rehearsal, take 1 02. Way Down - take 2A 03. She Thinks I Still Care - takes 3,4 04. Moody Blue - take 1 05. Pledging My Love - takes 1,2 06. Pledging My Love - take 3 07. It¹s Easy For You - takes 3,4 08. It¹s Easy For You - undubbed master 09. She Thinks I Still Care - takes 7,9 10. She Thinks I Still Care - take 10 11. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - unedited rough mix of master 12. Moody Blue - takes 7,5 13. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - rough mix of master 14. Pledging My Love - takes 4-5 15. Pledging My Love - undubbed, unedited master 16. Way Down - take 2B 17. Way Down - rough mix of master 18. Moody Blue - takes 8,9 19. Moody Blue - master unedited rough mix 20. She Thinks I Still Care - take 15 21. America - composite of single master and the surviving ending of the erased studio version
Compiled by Jean-Marc Juilland
Mastered by Jean-Marc Juilland & Vic Anesini


ELVIS at AMERICAN SOUND STUDIO

Following on from the success of FTD’s CLASSIC album versions of FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS and BACK IN MEMPHIS, FTD presents the remaining recordings from his legendary sessions at American Sound in Memphis recorded in1969. Finally, these great tracks are issued as a stand-alone album with unreleased outtakes, un-dubbed versions and instrumentals. ELVIS at AMERICAN SOUND STUDIO completes the 69 Memphis trilogy, and fittingly gets the FTD CLASSIC album treatment to complement the other two releases.

“ELVIS at AMERICAN SOUND STUDIO”

DISC 1
01 Kentucky Rain (3:17) 02 I¹ll Be There (2:26) 03 Mama Liked The Roses (2:41) 04 If I¹m A Fool (For Loving You) (2:46) 05 Don¹t Cry Daddy (2:51) 06 Rubberneckin¹ (2:15) 07 Hey Jude (4:31) 08 My Little Friend (2:53) 09 Who Am I? (3:25) BONUS TRACK
10 Memory Revival - instrumental (4:05)
FIRST TAKES
11 Kentucky Rain - takes 1, 2, 3 (7:15) 12 I¹ll Be There - takes 1, 2, 3/M (4:40) 13 If I¹m A Fool (For Loving You) - takes 1, 2, 3 (5:56) 14 Rubberneckin¹ - takes 1, 2/M (2:51)
JANUARY OUTTAKES
15 Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) - instrumental take 2/M (2:47) 16 You¹ll Think Of Me - take 7 (4:51) 17 Poor Man¹s Gold - take 12/M with abandoned vocal overdub (3:38) 18 Mama Liked The Roses - track with alternate vocal overdub (2:30) 19 In The Ghetto - take 19 (3:08) 20 Hey Jude - take 1 (4:45) 21 I¹ll Be There - takes 4, 5, 6 (3:15)

DISC 2
FEBRUARY OUTTAKES
01 It¹s My Way / This Time / I Can¹t Stop Loving You - jam (3:52) 02 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 5 (3:01) 03 Do You Know Who I Am? - takes 3, 5 (6:59) 04 Kentucky Rain - takes 5, 6, 7 (6:06) 05 Kentucky Rain - take 8 (3:57) 06 Kentucky Rain - take 9 (3:58) 07 Only The Strong Survive - takes 8, 11, 12 (5:55) 08 Any Day Now - takes 5, 6/M (5:46)
UNFINISHED MASTERS
09 Long Black Limousine - take 9/M with vocal repairs (4:42) 10 Don¹t Cry Daddy- take 3/M with vocal overdub (3:04) 11 Mama Liked The Roses - track with vocal overdub (3:22) 12 My Little Friend - track with vocal overdub (3:11) 13 Hey Jude - takes 3, 5, 6, 7/M (6:27) 14 I¹ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) - take 1/M (4:37) 15 Kentucky Rain - take 10/M (4:19) 16 If I¹m A Fool (For Loving You) - takes 6, 7, 8, 9/M (6:47) 17 Who Am I? - undubbed master (3:27)
Mixed and mastered by Sebastain Jeansson and Vic Annesini
Update November 11, 2013


October FTD releases

3 NEW RELEASES:
1. “CAFÉ EUROPA – G.I. BLUES VOL.2” (2CD)
2. “THE ON STAGE SEASON – Opening and Closing Shows” (2CD)
3. “FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS” (2-Disc vinyl)
Release: October !4, 2013 (note revised date)

“CAFÉ EUROPA – G.I BLUES VOL.2” (2CD)

This 2-disc 7” set follows on from the successful Volume 1 release earlier this year. The 16-page booklet features great photographs and contains the In and Outttakes section for both releases. Sounding better than ANYTHING that’s’ gone before, the original masters including studio banter have been NEWLY REMIXED from the original multi tracks. Elvis at his best on RCA and Follow That Dream Records.

“CAFÉ EUROPA – G.I BLUES VOL.2” (2CD)
DISC 1
MASTER TAKES
01) Didja' Ever (take 2/M) 2:56 02) Doin' The Best I Can (takes 13/M) 3:35 03) G. I. Blues (Take 7/M + pickup takes 8-10/M) 4:44 04) Tonight Is So Right For Love (takes 10-11/M) 4:26 05) What's She Really Like (takes 17-19/M + insert takes 20-22/M) 8:16 06) Blue Suede Shoes (take 1/M) 2:15 07) Wooden Heart (take 4/M) 2:09 08) Shoppin' Around (remake, takes 6-7/M) 2:59 09) Pocketful Of Rainbows (remake, take 2/M) 2:56 10) Frankfort Special (remake, takes 9-10/M) 4:30 11) Tonight’s All Right For Love (take 10/M + insert takes 1-2/M) 1:03 12) Big Boots (slow version, take 4/M) 1:42 13) Big Boots (slow version, remake, insert takes 1-4/M) 2:50

OUTTAKES
14) Shoppin’ Around (version #1, takes 6-10) 5:03 15) Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 10-12) 4:41 16) G.I. Blues (take 6) 2:49 17) Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 8) 2:31 18) Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 9) 2:31 19) Whistling Blues (Instrumental) 3:26 20) Wooden Heart (Grammafunken Version, instrumental) 1:18 21) Big Boots (fast version, takes 6 & 5) 1:40 22) Pocketful of Rainbows (version #1, takes 11,13 14) 3:24 23) Pocketful of Rainbows (version #1, takes 15-16) 3:42 24) Pocketful of Rainbows (version #1, takes 17) 2:48

DISC 2
01) Pocketful of Rainbows (version 1, takes 18-20) 6:18 02) Pocketful of Rainbows (version 1, takes 21-25) 5:04 03) Pocketful of Rainbows (version 1, takes 26-28) 4:45 04) Big Boots (medium tempo version, take 1) 1:10 05) Shoppin' Around (remake, takes 1-2) 2:47 06) Shoppin' Around (remake, takes 3-5) 3:24 07) Pocketful Of Rainbows (remake, takes 1-3) 4:11 08) Frankfort Special (fast version, takes 9-12/fs + remake takes 1-5) 9:11 09) Frankfort Special (remake, takes 6-8) 5:38 10) Tonight’s All Right For Love (takes 2-5) 4:05 11) Tonight’s All Right For Love (take 6) 1:27 12) Tonight’s All Right For Love (takes 7-8) 2:02 13) Tonight’s All Right For Love (takes 9,11,12) 2:46 14) Tonight’s All Right For Love (takes 14-15) 2:03 15) Tonight’s All Right For Love (takes 16-17) 2:15 16) Big Boots (slow version, remake takes 1-6 + insert take 1) 4:50

BONUS TRACKS
17) Tonight’s All Right For Love (“Tales From The Vienna Woods”, instrumental) 2:26 18) Wooden Heart (Grammafunken Version, instrumental) 1:19 19) Whistling Blues (Instrumental) 3:26

THE ON STAGE SEASON – The Opening and Closing Shows, February 1970

This 2-CD release features the 2 shows from January 26, 1970 and February 23, 1970. It comes with 16-page 4-color booklet featuring great photographs from the season and a insightful essay by Ann Moses Marino. These historic soundboard recordings were made by Elvis’ sound engineer Bill Porter at the request of Tom Diskin.

“ON STAGE SEASON – The Opening and Closing Shows” – 2CD

Disc 1
1) All Shook Up 2) That’s All Right 3) Proud Mary 4) Don’t Cry Daddy 5) (Let Me Be Your)Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel 6) Long Tall Sally 7) Let It Be Me 8) I Can’t Stop Loving You 9) Walk A Mile In My Shoes 10) In The Ghetto 11) True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 12) Sweet Caroline 13) Polk Salad Annie 14) Introductions 15) Kentucky Rain 16) Suspicious Minds 17) Can’t Help Falling In Love

Disc 2
1) All Shook Up 2) I Got A Woman 3) Long Tall Sally 4) Don’t Cry Daddy 5) Hound Dog 6) Love Me Tender 7) Kentucky Rain 8) Let It Be Me 9) I Can’t Stop Loving You 10) See See Rider 11) Sweet Caroline 12) Polk Salad Annie 13) Introductions 14) Lawdy Miss Clawdy 15) Heartbreak Hotel 16) One Night 17) It’s Now Or Never 18) Suspicious Minds 19) Can’t Help Falling In Love

Disc 1 recorded at the opening night show January 26, 1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas.
Disc 2 recorded at the closing night show on February 23, 1970 at the International Hotel, Las Vegas

“FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS” – SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION
2-DISC VINYL SET- FTD 304

SIDE A
01. Wearin¹ That Loved On Look ­ takes 3,10 (3:45) 02. Only The Strong Survive ­ take 1 (2:27) 03. Long Black Limousine ­ take 6 (4:32) 04. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin¹ ­ takes 1,2 (4:22) 05. I¹m Movin¹ On ­ takes 1,2 (3:39)

SIDE B
01. Power Of My Love ­ take 1 (3:14) 02. Gentle On My Mind (Undubbed master) (with track replacement overdubs) (3:42) 03. After Loving You ­ take 2 (3:43) (Eddie Miller/John Lantz) 04. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 2 (2:37) 05. Any Day Now ­ takes 1,2 (3:40) 06. In The Ghetto ­ take 1 (2:56)

SIDE C
01. I¹m Movin¹ On ­ takes 1,2 (3:39) (with vocal replacement and steel guitar overdub) 02. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 03. Long Black Limousine ­ take 6,8,9M (5.02) 04. Only The Strong Survive ­ takes 17,20,21 (4.36) 05. In The Ghetto ­ take 20 (3.04)

SIDE C
01. Wearin¹ That Loved On Look takes 12,13,14 (4:53) 02. After Loving You ­ take 3 (3:42) 03. Power Of My Love ­ take 6 (3:56) 04. In The Ghetto ­ take 2,3 (4.06) 05. Any Day Now ­ takes 3,4 (5.16)

November releases

In mid-November, FTD will issue its last releases for 2013. The titles will be;
MOODY BLUE – 2-CD SET
ELVIS AT AMERICAN SOUND – 2CD SET – 3RD volume from the 1969 Memphis Sessions
Update September 13, 2013


June Released FTD

"ELVIS PRESLEY – SOLD OUT!"

FTD is proud to announce "ELVIS PRESLEY – SOLD OUT!" featuring the March and June concerts of 1974 from Tulsa, AZ and Cleveland,OH. Prepared and researched for FTD by Robert Frieser / Hans Slebos ( 'Forty Eight Hours To Memphis' and '3000 South Paradise Road') this release will be presented in 7" format accompanied by 16-page 4-color booklet and extensive liner notes. Recorded June 21, 1974 at Convention Center Public Hall, Cleveland. Ohio. Track 21 was recorded June 17, 1974, at Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:19 (Richard Strauss) See See Rider 3:21 (Trad. Arr. E. Presley) I Got A Woman/Amen 3:05 (Ray Charles)(J. Hairston) Love Me 1:38 (J. Leiber/M. Stoller) Trying To Get To You 2:13 (Singleton/McCoy) Sweet Caroline 2:33 (Neil Diamond) Love Me Tender 1:44 (V. Matson/E. Presley) Johnny B. Goode 1:49 (Chuck Berry) Hound Dog 1:10 (Leiber/Stoller) Fever 2:58 (Davenport/Cooley) Polk Salad Annie 3:19 (T.J. White) Why Me Lord? 3:01 (Kris Kristofferson) Suspicious Minds 3:28 (Mark James) Introductions by Elvis 1:28 I Can't Stop Loving You 2:26 (Don Gibson) Help Me 2:41 (Larry Gatlin) American Trilogy 4:00 (Mickey Newbury) Let Me Be There 4:04 (John Rostill) Funny How Time Slips Away 2:42 (Willie Nelson) Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39 (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) Closing Vamp 0:49 Announcements 0:39

Recorded March 1, 1974 at Mabee Special Events Center, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma.
CD 2
1. See See Rider 3:51 (Arr. by E. Presley) 2. I Got A Woman /Amen 5:33 (R. Charles) / ( J. Hairston) 3. Love Me 2:03 (Leiber/Stoller) 4. Trying To Get To You 2:06 (McCoy/Singleton) 5. All Shook Up 1:11 (Blackwell/Presley) 6. Love Me Tender 1:41 (V. Matson/E. Presley) 7. Hound Dog 1:23 (Leiber/Stoller) 8. Fever 3:13 (Davenport/Cooley) 9. Polk Salad Annie 4:58 (Tony Joe White) 10. Why Me Lord 2:58 (Kris Kristofferson) 11. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:08 (Wickham/Napier-Bell/Donaggio/Pallavicine) 12. Suspicious Minds 3:52 (Mark James) 13. Introductions 3:17 14. I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:50 (Don Gibson) 15. Help Me 2:50 (Larry Gatlin) 16. Bridge Over troubled Water 4:12 (Paul Simon) 17. Let Me Be There 5:04 (John Rostill) 18. Funny How Time Slips Away 2:50 (Willie Nelson) 19. Big Boss Man 3:21 (Smith/Dixon) 20. Can’t Help Fallling In Love 1:45 (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss) BONUS SONG
21. Turn Around, Look At Me (four lines only) 0:35 (Jerry Capehart)

“HOT AUGUST NIGHT”

FTD’s 2nd must-have release Includes the complete live recording from the midnight show, August 25, 1969! Presented in 7" format with 12-page 4-color booklet.

HOT AUGUST NIGHT

01 Blue Suede Shoes 2:25 (Carl Perkins) 02 I Got A Wo¬man 2:43 (Ray Charles) 03 All Shook Up 1:54 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 04 Monologue 1:14 05 Love Me Tender 2:28 (Vera Matson/Elvis Presley) 05 Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel 3:05 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) / (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 06 Heartbreak Hotel 2:22 (Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley) 07 Hound Dog 4:48 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) 08 I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:37 (Don Gibson) 09 My Babe 2:28 (Willie Dixon) 10 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 4:24 (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips) / (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns) 11 Life Story 8:39 12 Baby, What You Want Me To Do 2:00 (Jimmy Reed) 13 Runaway 2:19 (Max Crook/Del Shannon 14 Are You Losesome Tonight? 3:04 (Roy Turk/Lou Handman) 15 Words 2:42 (Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb) 16 Yesterday / Hey Jude 5:58 (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 17 Introductions 4:39 18 In The Ghetto 2:48 (Scott “Mac” Davis) 19 Suspicious Minds 7:20 (Mark James) 20 What’d I Say 3:49 (Ray Charles 21 Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:11 (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Recorded live on stage at The International Hotel, Las Vegas August 25, 1969. Midnight show.

Compilation produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon
Mixed and mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios, New York

“ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS” 2-LP VINYL LIMITED EDITION
FTD's next vinyl release features, for the first time on this format, the complete concert recorded on March 20,1974 in Memphis Tennessee.

• Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
• DMM Copper Mastering
• 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
• Strictly limited pressing
PLEASE NOTE: All future vinyl releases will feature poly-lined plain inner bags instead of printed card. This will provide better lifetime protection.
Update May 18, 2013

The Best of British

A new FLAMING STAR production:
ELVIS: “The Best of British” – The HMV Years 1956-1958
440 pages hardcover book including 2 CD’s

ELVIS - “THE BEST OF BRITISH” – The HMV Years 1956-1958
Written by Trevor Simpson

This is the story of EVERY song by Elvis released on the British HMV label. It is an eclectic mix of graphic illustrations of the labels, the charts and rare memorabilia through 1956 - 1958.
Thorough research of each song and songwriter has taken many years and provides the definitive history of the music that shook the world, sensationally revealing many previously unknown facts and British connections to Elvis and his music.

The book contains over 1000 rare and unpublished photographs, the illustrations connected to the songs, the recordings and the promotion of Elvis by HMV in Britain.

Included, and officially gathered together for the FIRST TIME on two exclusive CDs, is every Elvis track released by HMV. Added to these are bonus songwriter demos and Elvis outtakes to complete the audio story upon which the foundation of the global popular music culture and industry was built.

This is Elvis and the story of the impact of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Great Britain.

ELVIS “THE BEST OF BRITISH” – The HMV Years 1956-1958

CD 1: The HMV Singles (‘A’ and ‘B’ Sides)
1. Heartbreak Hotel 2. I Was The One 3. Blue Suede Shoes 4. Tutti Frutti 5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 6. My Baby Left Me 7. Hound Dog 8. Don’t Be Cruel 9. Blue Moon 10. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine 11. Love Me Tender 12. Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) 13. Mystery Train 14. Love Me 15. Rip It Up 16. Baby Let’s Play House 17. Too Much 18. Playing For Keeps 19. All Shook Up 20. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin 21. Paralyzed 22. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 23. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 24. Tryin’ To Get To You 25. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone 26. How Do You Think I Feel 27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (export issue) 28. Heartbreak Hotel (Songwriter Demo*) - Glenn Reeves 29. Paralyzed - (Songwriter Demo) - Otis Blackwell

CD 2: HMV EP & Album Tracks not issued as singles.
1. Let Me 2. Poor Boy 3. We’re Gonna Move 4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 5. Good Rockin’ Tonight 6. Milk Cow Blues 7. Just Because 8. I Got A Woman 9. I’m Counting On You 10. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 11. Money Honey 12. One Sided Love Affair 13. Shake, Rattle And Roll 14. That’s All Right 15. Any Place Is Paradise 16. First In Line 17. How’s The World Treating You 18. Long Tall Sally 19. Old Shep 20. Ready Teddy 21. So Glad You’re Mine 22. I'm Counting On You - (Demo*) Vocal: Lou Dinning 23. Love Me Tender (End Title Version) 24. Let Me (Solo) 25. We're Gonna Move (Take 9 - Stereo) 26. Poor Boy (Stereo) 27. Love Me Tender (Stereo) 28. Love Me Tender (Movie Trailer) 29. The Truth About Me 30. Elvis Says Goodbye.

Next release from FLAMING STAR:

“ELVIS PRESLEY – SUMMER OF ‘61”
April 2013

Following the success of WELCOME HOME ELVIS and FROM MEMPHIS TO HOLLYWOOD, Flaming Star productions will release SUMMER OF ’61 in April of this year. The focus is on the summer months of 1961, with the main focus on the making of the movie FOLLOW THAT DREAM filmed on location in Florida in the months July and August 1961.

The book presents original newspaper articles, new exclusive interviews from the cast, the crew, and local residents, and also details about scenes deleted from the final print. The book includes over 200 stunning unpublished photos taken from the original negatives + a CD (detail about the accompanying disc will be provided as soon as possible).
Update January 29, 2013


December 2012 FTD Releases

“3000 SOUTH PARADISE ROAD” – 2CD
This 2 disc 7” 16-pages booklet release, takes a closer look at Elvis’ engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton in August of 1972. The main disc is from the dinner show on August 12, and the second disc is culled from the rehearsals on August 4th, the date of the opening of the engagement.
As with “48 HOURS TO MEMPHIS”, this release has been prepared by Robert Frieser and Hans Slebos, who once again has done a fabulous job of collecting information and materials for the project. There will be additional information in the next few weeks.
“3000 South Paradise Road” provides a unique experience of Elvis rehearsing, 6 hours before the opening night at the Las Vegas Hilton on August 4, 1972. As disc 2 is captured on a personal tape recorder, the sonic quality is below standards, but historical significance more than compensates for its audio limitations. Disc 1 is a soundboard recording.

THE SHOW
1) See See Rider 3:00 2) Proud Mary 2:42 3) Until It's Time For You To Go 2:31 4) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:00 5) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:34 6) Polk Salad Annie 4:00 7) What Now My Love 3:19 8) Fever 3:13 9) Love Me 2:14 10) Blue Suede Shoes 1:07 11) One Night 1:31 12) All Shook Up 1:01 13) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 1:47 14) Heartbreak Hotel 1:44 15) Hound Dog 2:28 16) Love Me Tender 3:01 17) Suspicious Minds 4:38 18) Introductions 1:44 19) My Way 4:14 20) An American Trilogy 4:48 21) Can't Help Falling In Love 2:10
Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton August 12, 1972. Midnight show.

THE REHEARSAL
1) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:08 2) Until It's Time For You To Go 4:19 3) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:28 4) Burning Love 4:13 5) What Now My Love (version 1) 3:25 6) What Now My Love (version 2) 4:37 7) My Babe 3:37 8) For The Good Times 3:20 9) True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 3:46 10) Fever 4:54 11) Blueberry Hill 1:46 12) Little Sister – incomplete 2:34 13) I’ll Remember You 4:00 14) An American Trilogy 4:40 15) Something 3:57 16) Faded Love 3:58 17) You Gave Me A Mountain 3:36 18) I’m Leavin’ 3:33 19) My Way (version 1) 5:38 20) My Way (version 2) 4:42
Recorded live on a cassette recorder at the Las Vegas Hilton August 4, 1972 rehearsal.
Substandard audio.

“BACK IN MEMPHIS” (2CD)
In our Classic Album series we dive into the 1969 sessions in Memphis with the release of “BACK IN MEMPHIS”, featuring “Suspicious Minds” as a bonus track.
“BACK IN MEMPHIS” – 2CD - FTD 115 (506020-975050)

DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
01) Inherit the Wind 3:00 02) This Is the Story 2:32 03) Stranger in My Own Home Town 4:27 04) A Little Bit of Green 3:26 05) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind 3:14 06) Do You Know Who I Am? 2:52 07) From a Jack To A King 2:28 08) The Fair’s Moving On 3:13 09) You’ll Think of Me 4:04 10) Without Love (There Is Nothing) 2:58
BONUS SONG
11) Suspicious Minds 4:24
FIRST TAKES
12) Inherit the Wind (take 1, rehearsal, take 4/M with v.o. #1) 4:15 13) A Little Bit of Green (take 1) 3:43 14) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (takes 1-3, 5) 6:35 15) Do You Know Who I Am? (take 1) 2:40 16) From a Jack to a King (takes 1-3) 3:13 17) You’ll Think of me (takes 1-6) 6:39 18) Without Love (There is Nothing) (take 1) 3:17 19) Suspicious Minds (takes 1-5) 8:33 20) Suspicious Minds (take 6)

DISC 2
REHEARSALS
01) Stranger in My Own Home Town (jam-take 1/M) 4:55 02) A Little Bit of Green (rehearsal) 4:27*
JANUARY OUTTAKES
03) You’ll Think of Me (take 8) 4:27 04) You’ll Think of me (take 14) 4:32 05) You’ll Think of Me (take 16) 4:32 06) A Little Bit of Green (takes 2, 3/M) 5:04 07) Inherit the Wind (take 3M with v.o. #2) 3:24 08) Without Love (There is Nothing) (takes 2-4) 4:01 09) Suspicious Minds (take 7) 3:53
FEBRUARY OUTTAKES
10) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (take 6/M) 3:57 11) Do You Know Who I Am? (take 4) 4:10
UNFINISHED MASTERS
12) This is the Story (takes 1-2/M) 3:27 13) You’ll Think of Me (take 23/M) 4:27 14) A Little Bit of Green (take 3/M with v.o. # 2) 3:57 15) From a Jack to a King (takes 4,5/M) 3:02** 16) Without Love (There is Nothing) (take 5/M) 2:55 17) Suspicious Minds (take 8/M) 4:06 18) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (Take 6/M with v.o.) 3:32 19) Do You Know Who I Am? (take 7/M with v.o.) 3:18 20) The Fair’s Moving On (take 1/M with v.o.) 3:19

“G.I. BLUES” – SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC VINYL SET- FTD 302 (506020-975053-8)

Side 1 – The Companion Album 1. Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 4) (2:19) 2. What’s She Really Like (takes 12, 13) (3.00) 3. Frankfort Special (version 1, take 12) (2:16) 4. Wooden Heart (takes 2-4M) (3.49) 5. G. I. Blues (take 5) (2:41) 6. Tonight Is So Right For Love (instrumental) (2:14) (Barcarolle from “The Tales Of Hoffman” by Jacques Offenbach) 7. Tonight’s All Right For Love (alternative version, take1) (1:22) 8. Big Boots (medium tempo version) (1.00)

Side 2 – The Companion Album 1. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version 1, take 10) (2:36) 2. Shoppin’ Around (version 1, take 5) (2:16) 3. Big Boots (slow version, takes 2, 3) (2.25) 4. Didja’ Ever (take 1) (2:46) 5. Shoppin’ Around (instrumental, take 4) (1.43) 6. Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 1-3) (4.53) 7. Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 4-7) (2.19)

DMM Mastering by Abbey Road Studios. Side 3 – The Original Album 1. Tonight Is So Right For Love (2:13) 2. What’s She Really Like (2.18) 3. Frankfort Special (2:55) 4. Wooden Heart (2.03) 5. G. I. Blues (2:37) Bonus Tracks 6. Tonight Is So Right For Love (alternative version) (1:21) 7. G. I. Blues (take 1) (2:56) 8 .Wooden Heart (take 1) (2.01)

Side 4 – The Original Album 1 Pocketful Of Rainbows (2:35) 2 Shoppin’ Around (2:22) 3 Big Boots (1.31) 4 Didja’ Ever (2:37) 5 Blue Suede Shoes (2.07) 6 Doin’ The Best I Can (3.12) Bonus Track 7 Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 8, 9) (3.33)
Source: It's Elvis Time - Update November 5, 2012


3 New FTD Releases

On October 15, FTD will be releasing 2 new 7” 2-CD Classic Albums and one new vinyl album:
Released in 1976, FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD contained 10 tracks recorded at Elvis’ home Graceland. Now issued as part of Follow That Dream’s ‘classic album’ series, this 7” 2-CD version contains many outtakes and a 12-page booklet with historic info and memorabilia.

Originally released in the UK in 1974, this newly expanded edition of “HITS OF THE 70s”offers a superb overview of Elvis’ greatest songs in the ‘70s. While the album doesn’t feature any outtakes, it does have a substantially expanded track-listing that now features 24 A & B sides and bonus track “My Way.” The 12-page booklet features both UK and US sleeves, release/chart information and historic overview. This is its first official release on CD.

Following on from “That’s The Way It Is (special edition)”, FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the follow-up “ELVIS COUNTRY (special edition)”.

“FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD"
DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
SIDE 1
01 Hurt Jimmie Crane/Al Jacobs 02 Never Again Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut 03 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Fred Rose 04 Danny Boy Frederic Weatherly 05 The Last Farewell Roger Whittaker/Ron Webster

SIDE 2
06 For The Heart Dennis Linde 07 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall Larry Gatlin 08 Solitaire Neil Sedaka/Phil Cody 09 Love Coming Down Jerry Chesnut 10 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again Lonnie Donegan/Jimmy Curr

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: THE ALTERNATE ALBUM
11) Hurt – takes 1,2 12) Never Again – take 11 13) Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – take 4 14) Danny Boy – take 9 15) The Last Farewell – take 3 + ending of take 2 16 For The Heart – take 1 17) Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 6 18) Solitaire – take 3 19) Love Coming Down – take 3 20) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – takes 4,5

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: THE ALTERNATE SINGLE
21) For The Heart – takes 3B, 4B, 5B 22) Hurt- composite of takes 4 & 3

DISC 2
SESSIONS: THE MAKING OF
1) For The Heart – takes 2,3A 2) Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 1 3) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – takes 1,3 4) Hurt – take 3 5) The Last Farewell – take 1 6) The Last Farewell – take 2 7) Never Again – takes 2,3 & 9 ) 8) For The Heart – take 4A 9) Danny Boy – takes 6,7 10) Danny Boy – take 8 11) Love Coming Down – take 4 12) Blue Eyes In The Rain – takes 1,2 13) Solitaire – takes 5,7 14) Hurt – takes 6,5 15) Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – takes 3-5 16) For The Heart – take 5A 17) The Last Farewell – take 4, master rough mix 18) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – master rough mix 19) Never Again –master remix 20) Danny Boy – master rough remix

Recorded February 2-7, 1976 at Elvis’ home Graceland, Memphis
Guitar: James Burton, Bill Sanford (“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”), John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge; Bass: Jerry Scheff, Norbert Putnam (“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”); Drums: Ronnie Tutt; Piano: Glen D. Hardin; Piano &
Electric Piano: David Briggs, Bobby Emmons (“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”); Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps
Overdubs: Guitar: Chip Young; Bass: Dennis Linde; Congas & Timpani: Farrell Morris; Moog Synthesizer: Shane Keister; Vocals: Wendellyn Suits, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton

A & R/Producer: Felton Jarvis
Executive producer: Elvis Presley
Director of engineering: Larry Schnapf
Recording engineers: Brian Christian, Tom Brown, Ron Olson, Al Pachucki and Tom Pick
Recording technician: Roy Shockley
Compilation produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and Roger Semon
Mastered by Jean-Marc Juilland & Vic Anesini
Compiled by Jean-Marc Juilland


HITS OF THE 70’s

Disc 1
ORIGINAL ALBUM – SIDE 1

1) The Wonder Of You (2.42) (Baker Knight) 2) I’m Leavin’ (3.53) (Michael Jarrett/Sonny Charles) 3) Burning Love (2.51) (Dennis Linde) 4) Always On My Mind (3.41) (Wayne Carson/Johnny Christopher/Mark James) 5) I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (4.41) (Cynthia Weil/Barry Mann) 6) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2.32) (Wickham/Napier-Bell/Donaggio/Pallovicine)

ORIGINAL ALBUM – SIDE 2
7) There Goes My Everything (3.00) (Dallas Frazier) 8) Rags To Riches (1.57) (Richard Adler) 9) Until It’s Time For You To Go (4.00) (Buffy Sainte-Marie) 10) Kentucky Rain* (3.17) (E. Rabbitt/D. Heard) 11) I’ve Lost You (3.32) (Howard/Blaikley) 12) An American Trilogy (4.29) (Mickey Newbury)

BONUS ‘A SIDES
13) Don’t Cry Daddy (2.49) (Mac Davis) 14) Polk Salad Annie 4.51) (Tony Joe White) 15) Fool (2.44) (Carl Sigman/James Last) 16) Take Good Care Of Her 2.54) (Ed Warren/Arthur Kent) 17) If You Talk In Your Sleep (2.30) (Red West/Johnny Christopher) 18) My Boy (3.21) (C. Francois/J.P. Boutayre/B. Martin/P. Coulter) 19) Promised Land 2.55) (Chuck Berry) 20) T-R-O-U-B-L-E (3.04) (Jerry Chesnut) 21) Green, Green Grass Of Home (3.37) (Claude Putnam, Jr.) 22) Hurt 2.09) (J. Crane/A. Jacobs) 23) Moody Blue (2.51) (Mark James) 24) Way Down (2.38) (Layng Martine, Jr.)


Disc 2
THE ‘B’ SIDES – SIDE 1
1) Mama Liked The Roses* (2.49) (John Christopher) 2) Heart Of Rome (2.57) (Stephens/Blaikley/Howard) 3) It’s A Matter Of Time (3.05) (Clive Westlake) 4) Separate Ways (2.37) (Red West/Richard Mainegra) 5) How The Web Was Woven (3.27) (C. Westlake/M. Most) 6) Patch It Up (4.03) (E. Rabbitt/R. Bourke)

THE ‘B’ SIDES – SIDE 2
7) I Really Don’t Want To Know (2.46) (Barnes/Robertson) 8) Where Did They Go, Lord 2.30) (Dallas Fazier/A. L. Owens) 9) We Can Make The Morning (3.58) (Jay Ramsey) 10) My Little Friend* (2.52) (Shirl Milete) 11) The Next Step Is Love (3.35) (Evans/Parnes) 12) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (3.45) (Ewan McColl)

BONUS ‘B’ SIDES
13) Rubberneckin’ (2.15) (Dory Jones/Bunny Warren) 14) See See Rider (2.36) (Traditional, arranged by Elvis Presley 15) Steamroller Blues (3.05) (James Taylor) 16) I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby (2.23) (Tony Joe White) 17) Help Me (2.30) (Larry Gatlin) 18) Loving Arms (2.52) (Tom Jans) 19) It’s Midnight (3.25) (Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut 20) Mr. Songman (3.25) (Donnie Sumner) 21) Thinking About You (3.04) (Tim Baty) 22) For The Heart (3.25) (Dennis Linde) 23) She Thinks I Still Care (3.53) (Dickey Lee) 24) Pledging My Love (2.53) (F. Washington/D. Robey)

BONUS TRACK
25) My Way (3.49) (Paul Anka/J. Reveaux/C. Francois)

ELVIS COUNTRY – SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION

2-DISC VINYL SET

FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the release of this special 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.

• Re-mastered from original US tapes
• Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
• DMM Copper Mastering
• 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
• Limited pressing

Side 1
1. Snowbird takes 4,5 (2.29) (Gene MacLellan) 2. Tomorrow Never Comes take 11 (4.27) (Ernest Tubb/Johnny Bond) 3. Whole Lot-ta Shakin’ Goin’ On (rough mix with horns) (5.39) (Dave Williams/Sunny David) 4. Funny How Time Slips Away* (undubbed rough mix) (4.23) (Willie Nelson) 5. I Really Don’t Want To Know* (undubbed rough mix) (2:48) (Howard Barnes/Don Robertson)

Side 2
1. There Goes My Everything take 1 (2.56) (Dallas Frazier) 2. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It (alternate master) (3:11) (Shirl Milete/Nora Fowler) 3. Faded Love take 3 (alternate master) (4.24) (Bob Wills/John Wills) 4. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (undubbed rough mix)* 4.28 (Joe Babcock) 5. Make The World Go Away take 1* (undubbed rough mix) 5.42 (Hank Cochran)

Side 3
1. I Didn’t Make It On Playing Guitar (studio jam) (3:40) (copyright control) 2. Where Did They Go, Lord take 1 (2.18) (Dallas Frazier/Arthur L. Owens) 3. The Fool – take 1 2:30 (Naomi Ford) 4. Faded Love (Country version) (0.40) (Bob Wills/John Wills) 5. Little Cabin On The Hill take 1 (2.04) (Bill Monroe/Lester Flatt) 6. A Hundred Years From Now – take 2 (1.30) (Lester Flatt/Earl Scruggs) 7. Snowbird (rehearsal and take 1) (2.29) (Gene MacLellan) 8. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago (master) (3:11) (Adapted by Elvis Presley)

Side 4
1. Snowbird – takes 4,5 2:31 (Gene MacLellan) 2. Tomorrow Never Comes take 2 (3.54) (Ernest Tubb/Johnny Bond) 3. Faded Love takes 2,1* (undubbed rough mix) (4.50) (Bob Wills/John Wills) 4. The Next Step Is Love* (undubbed rough mix) (3:41) (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes 5. Where Did They Go, Lord takes 2,3 (2.52) (Dallas Frazier/Arthur L. Owens) 6. When I’m Over You* (undubbed rough mix) (3:29) (Shirl Milete)

FTD Vinyl Update

Please be advised that the following titles are sold out –

1) Blue Hawaii
2) Standing Room Only
3) Good Times
4) Jailhouse Rock
5) Elvis Is Back

Limited stocks will be/are available on –

1) Guitar Man
2) Viva Las Vegas
3) Pot Luck
4) Jungle Room Sessions
5) How Great Thou Art
6) His Hand In Mine
7) Promised Land
8) That’s The Way It Is

FTD ANNOUNCEMENT

As promised in earlier newsletters, FTD hereby announce the deletion of the following titles titles, as we now have less than 200 copies available on each. New release plans over the next few years will make these obsolete.

1) FTD 01 Burbank 68
2) FTD 15 It’s Midnight
3) FTD 39 Closing Night
4) FTD 48 Tickle Me
5) FTD 84 Rockin’ Across Texas

The December titles are;

1) FTD 115 BACK IN MEMPHIS - classic album
2) FTD 116 AUGUST ’72 (working title) - a soundboard of the August 12 Dinner show and a CD of rehearsals for that engagement.
3) FTD 302 G.I BLUES – 2-LP Limited Edition Vinyl

A BOY FROM TUPELO

Pease be advised that A BOY FROM TUPELO is now sold-out. Thank you for your support, it’s greatly appreciated - Ernst.
Update September 23, 2012


Official Track Listing - Elvis: A Boy From Tupelo

We finally have received the track listing of the "Highly" anticiptated Sun Box set:

DISC 1

MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE ACETATES

01 My Happiness 2:33
02 That’s When Your Heartaches Begin 2:52
Tracks 1-2: Self-financed demo recorded July, 1953 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 1-2: Digital transfer of acetate.

03 I’ll Never Stand in Your Way 2:04
04 It Wouldn’t Be the Same (Without You) 2:09
Tracks 3-4: Self-financed demo recorded January 4, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 3-4: Digital transfer of acetate in very poor condition.

SUN MASTERS

05 Harbor Lights 2:38
06 I Love You Because 2:43
07 That’s All Right (45 rpm master) 2:00
Track 5 possibly recorded July 5, 1954.
Tracks 6-7 recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Sources for tracks 5-6: Original SUN tapes.
Source for track 7: 45 rpm SUN single (plastic).

08 Blue Moon of Kentucky (45 rpm master) 2:07
Recorded July 7, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for track 8: 45 rpm SUN single (plastic).

09 Blue Moon 2:44
Likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for track 9: Original SUN tape.

10 Tomorrow Night 3:01
11 I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)2:27
12 I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine 2:32
13 Just Because 2:34
14 Good Rockin' Tonight 2:15
Tracks 10-14 likely recorded between September 12-16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Sources for tracks 10, 11, 13 and 14: RCA reference tapes (30 ips)
Source for track 12: Digital transfer of SUN tape, with repairs from a digital transfer of a tape copy.

15 Milkcow Blues Boogie 2:39
16 You’re a Heartbreaker 2:13
Tracks 15-16 recorded either mid-November or mid-December 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Sources for tracks 15-16: 78 rpm SUN single (shellac).

17 I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow version) 2:43
Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
The reel has March 5 written on it, but Elvis was at the Louisiana Hayride that day.
Source for track 17: Original SUN tape.

18 Baby Let's Play House 2:19
Likely recorded between January 30 and February 4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
“I Got a Woman” and “Tryin' to Get to You” were also recorded, but have been lost.
Source for track 18: RCA reference tape (30 ips).

19 I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 2:38
Likely recorded mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for track 19: RCA reference tape (30 ips), with first part of ending from RCA tape copy (15 ips) and last part of ending from digital transfer of the RCA EPA-965 production master tape.

20 I Forgot to Remember to Forget 2:31
21 Mystery Train 2:30
22 Tryin’ to Get to You 2:36
Tracks 20-22 recorded mid-July, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for track 20: SUN tape copy.
Source for track 21: SUN tape copy, with ending from digital transfer of 78 rpm RCA single.
Source for track 22: RCA reference tape (30 ips).

23 When It Rains It Pours 2:06
Recorded November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for track 23: Original SUN (vocal channel) slapback tape.
Elvis’ 1957 re-recording of the song was released under the title “When It Rains, It Really Pours”

RCA MASTERS

24 That’s All Right 1:59
RCA single version
Source for track 24: RCA reference tape (30 ips).

25 Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:05
RCA single version (78 rpm master)
Source for track 24: 'Elvis at Sun' master, derived from digital transfer of 78 RPM SUN single (shellac).

26 I Love You Because 2:45
RCA LP version – spliced from takes 3 & 5
Steve Sholes’ original notes have these takes as 2 & 4
Source for track 26: RCA master tape.

27 Tomorrow Night 2:56
RCA LP version – overdubbed and slowed down
Source for track 27: 1965 RCA work part tape for the “Elvis for Everyone” LPM-3450 production master tape.

DISC 2

SUN STUDIO SESSIONS
01 Harbor Lights (takes 1-2, level adjustments) 0:33 02 Harbor Lights (take 3/M) 2:53 03 Harbor Lights (take 4) 2:38 04 Harbor Lights (takes 5-6) 1:23 05 Harbor Lights (take 7) 2:25 06 Harbor Lights (take 8) 0:26
Tracks 1-6 possibly recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 1-6: Original SUN tape.

07 I Love You Because (take 1) 0:23 08 I Love You Because (take 2) 3:28 09 I Love You Because (take 3) 3:36 10 I Love You Because (take 4) 0:40 11 I Love You Because (take 5) 3:28 12 That’s All Right (takes 1-2) 0:20 13 That’s All Right (take 3) 1:58
Tracks 7-13 recorded July 5, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 7-13: Original SUN tape.

14 Dialogue 0:20 15 Blue Moon of Kentucky (slow tempo outtake) 1:08
Tracks 14-15 likely recorded July 7, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 14-15: Digital transfer of SUN tape.

16 Blue Moon (takes 1-3) 0:38 17 Blue Moon (take 4) 2:59 18 Blue Moon (take 5) 3:25 19 Blue Moon (takes 6-7) 0:53 20 Blue Moon (take 8) 3:01 21 Blue Moon (take 9/M) 2:44
Tracks 16-21 likely recorded between August 15 and 19, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 16-21: Original SUN tape.

22 Dialogue fragment (before “Tomorrow Night”) 0:11 23 I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) (incomplete take) 0:49 24 Good Rockin’ Tonight (fragment from vocal slapback tape) 0:10 25 I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (takes 1-2) 1:13 26 I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine (take 3/M) 2:35
Tracks 22-26 likely recorded between September 12 and 16, 1954 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for track 22: RCA reference tape (30 ips) for “Tomorrow Night”.
Sources for tracks 23-26: Digital transfers of SUN tapes (also see source note for Disc 1, track 12).

27 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 1) 3:00 28 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 2) 2:51 29 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 3) 2:51 30 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 4) 0:10 31 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 5/M) 2:40 32 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 6) 2:40 33 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version, take 7) 1:35
Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
The reel has March 5 written on it, but Elvis was at the Louisiana Hayride that day.
Source for tracks 27-33: Original SUN tape.

34 How Do You Think I Feel (guitar slapback tape, rehearsal + take 1) 3:17 35 How Do You Think I Feel (guitar slapback tape, rehearsals) 1:14
Recorded between mid-November 1954 and mid-April 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 34-35: Digital transfer of SUN (guitar channel) slapback tape.

36 When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 1) 1:37 37 When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 2 - rehearsa1) 2:12 38 When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, takes 3-4) 2:14 39 When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 5/M) 2:02 40 When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 6-7) 1:40 41 When It Rains It Pours (vocal slapback tape, take 8) 1:40
Recorded between November 1-4, 1955 at Sun Studio, Memphis.
Source for tracks 36-41: Original SUN (vocal channel) slapback tape.

DISC 3

LIVE AND RADIO PERFORMANCES

01 That’s All Right 2:52
02 Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:23
Tracks 1-2 recorded at Louisiana Hayride debut, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954.
Source for tracks 1-2: RCA reference tape copy.

03 Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:24
04 Fool, Fool, Fool 1:59
Tracks 3-4 recorded at KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas, January 6, 1955.
Source for tracks 3-4: Digital transfer of acetate.

05 Hearts of Stone 2:02
06 That’s All Right 1:52
07 Tweedlee Dee 2:51
Tracks 5-7 likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 15, 1955.
Source for tracks 5-7: Digital transfer of acetate in very poor condition.
Some parts duplicated and edited to create near-complete performances.

08 Shake, Rattle and Roll 2:23
Recorded at WJOI Radio, Florence, Alabama January 19, 1955.
Source for track 8: Digital transfer of acetate in poor condition.

09 KSIJ Radio commercial with DJ Tom Perryman 0:16
Recorded at KSIJ Radio, Gladewater, Texas, 1955.
Source for track 9: Digital transfer.

10 Money Honey 2:43
11 Blue Moon of Kentucky 2:04
12 I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine 2:33
13 That’s All Right 1:54
Tracks 10-13 likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955.
Source for tracks 10-13: Digital transfer of acetate in very poor condition. Some parts duplicated and edited to create near-complete performances.

14 Tweedlee Dee 2:15
15 Money Honey 2:17
16 Hearts of Stone 1:37
17 Shake, Rattle and Roll 1:39
18 Little Mama 2:03
19 You’re a Heartbreaker 2:06
Tracks 14-19 likely recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955.
Source for tracks 14-19: Digital transfer of fragments of acetate in very poor condition (which was destroyed in the process). Some parts duplicated and edited to create near-complete performances.

20 Good Rockin’ Tonight 2:36
21 Baby Let’s Play House 2:22
22 Blue Moon of Kentucky 1:47
23 I Got a Woman 3:03
24 That’s All Right 2:17
Tracks 20-24 likely recorded at the Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955. Track 21 could be from a different performance the same week.
Source for tracks 20-24: RCA reference tape copy.

25 Tweedlee Dee 2:47
Recorded at Gladewater High School, Gladewater, Texas, April 30, 1955.
Source for tracks 25: RCA reference tape copy.

26 Interview with Mae Boren Axton 3:19
Recorded at motel in Jacksonville, Florida on either May 12 or July 28, 1955.
Source for track 26: Digital transfer of 1981 BBC broadcast tape copy.

27 That’s All Right 2:37
Recorded at the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival, Meridian, Mississippi, May 26, 1955.
Source for track 27: Broadcast tape.

28 I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone 3:16
Recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, July 2, 1955.
Source for track 28: Digital transfer of acetate in very poor condition. Some parts duplicated and edited to create near-complete performance.

29 Baby Let’s Play House 3:19
30 Maybellene 3:09
31 That’s All Right 2:49
Tracks 29-31 recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955.
Source for tracks 29-31: RCA reference tape copies.

32 Interview with Bob Neal 5:31
Recorded at WMPS Radio, Memphis Tennessee, between August 29-31, 1955.
Source for track 32: Digital transfer

MUSICIANS
Disc 1 tracks 1-4: Elvis Presley: guitar, vocals

All other recordings (except when noted):
Elvis Presley: guitar, vocals; Scotty Moore: electric guitar; Bill Black: bass
Disc 1 track 13: possibly Buddy Cunningham: brushes on snare drum
Disc 1 track 19 and disc 2 tracks 34-35: Jimmie Lott: drums
Disc 1 tracks 20, 22-23 and Disc 2 tracks 36-41: Johnny Bernero: drums
Disc 1 track 27: Chet Atkins: guitar; Grady Martin: guitar; Henry Strzelecki: bass; Buddy Harman: drums; Charlie McCoy: harmonica; Anita Kerr Singers: backing vocals
Disc 3 tracks 5-7 & 10-13: Sonny Trammel: steel guitar; Leon Post: piano
Disc 3 tracks 14-19 & 25: Jimmy Day: steel guitar; Floyd Cramer: piano
Source: Sony - July 29, 2012

Latest update on "A Boy From Tupelo"

The latest info on the release of the decade is that the book will weight approx. 5 KG, and the release date is scheduled for August 1st. Only 3000 copies will be printed and the price is also known and will be around the €99 euro
The book will contain 512 pages and three CD's (which features 10 unreleased tracks). There will be 500 pictures and 200 are unpublished and it will be similair as "Young Man With The Big Beat". On the three CD's you will have the masters and the outtakes plus private recordings. Furthermore a 50's concert and radio recordings. Besides the beautiful pictures you will find anecdotes, documentation, etc.
Source: It's Elvis Time / Update June 30, 2012.

Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD + Exclusive Fan Edition Poster

Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD + Exclusive Fan Edition Poster : This is a very special 40 track double CD release where Australian Fans vote for their favorite Elvis track from a listing of every master track. This will then turn into a release to mark the 35th Anniversary since Elvis' passing. The voting promotion is from Monday June 4 until Friday July 13 and then from this Sony will get the album track listing for the album. Pre-order the CD online before July 13 for your name to be included with other Australian fans on an exclusive fan edition poster. [To be sent with your CD.] Fans outside Australia may order the CD however only residents of Australia can have their name on, and receive this exclusive poster. No exceptions.


Click the banner above to vote now for your favorite Elvis track ... and pre-order the CD !!!

Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD. Vote now for your favorite Elvis track ... and pre-order the CD !!! Only by pre-ordering the Elvis By Request : The Australian edition 40 track double CD can you receive the exclusive 'Elvis By Request' Fan Edition Poster with your name included along with other Australian fans. http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/cd/cd_elvis_by_request_the_australian_edition.shtml
Source: Elvis Australia


“A BOY FROM TUPELO – THE COMPLETE 1953-55 RECORDINGS”

'A Boy From Tupelo - Complete 53-55 Recordings'
Book + 3CD

“A BOY FROM TUPELO – THE COMPLETE 1953-55 RECORDINGS” includes for the first time in one collection every known Elvis Presley SUN master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid for with his own money, as well as thrilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously-unreleased cuts.

The accompanying book is, in essence, a fully-illustrated travelogue. It thoughtfully details the birth of Elvis' career through facts, anecdotes, documentation, many rare photos, and a succinct narrative. Independence Day 1954 is when this uniquely American saga begins, less than 24 hours before his first professional recording session, and it ends in December 1955, when the rights to Elvis' SUN tapes officially expire, and the singer leaves Sam Phillips to record for RCA. This is Elvis Presley before he becomes world-famous, and the mystery of how this amazing young man readies himself for stardom, achieving success on a level that no one could have dreamed possible.

All audio has been re-mastered and restored as best we could, but Disc 3 has pretty rough audio. The book is 512 pages in 12” by 12” format and includes more than 500 photos of which about 200 are previously unpublished. If you are not an expert in this period of Elvis’ career, a lot more photos will be new to you. Many familiar photos will be seen in best ever quality, but since this is a historical document, there will also be many images of less quality, included for their rarity value and support of the story. The book also includes, for the first time, Steve Sholes’ original notes on the Sun tapes.

The project will come in a slip case (like “YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT”) that holds both the book and the CD holder (a double album type package).
Update may 19, 2012


April FTD Releases

By the end of the month of April, FTD will provide a new CD, book and vinyl album:
“ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT”
If one place is to be picked as the most important in the career of Elvis Presley, it is without doubt Shreveport in the northwest part of Louisiana. The exposure that Elvis got through the radio broadcast of The Louisiana Hayride in 1954-56 was one of the key factors of establishing the early part of his career. With the exception of Las Vegas, there is no place where Elvis played more shows, and his return to the city in 1975 was like a homecoming to both Elvis and the many fans he had there since he started out. We have chosen to release the sound board from the evening show of June 7 – definitely a show that Elvis and the audience truly enjoy, and with a great set list featuring old and new favorites. The CD comes in a 5” digipack with an eight-page booklet featuring photos from the June 1975 tour.

“WELCOME HOME ELVIS 1960”
Flaming Star, in collaboration with FTD, publishes a 260 pages book about the vital weeks in 1960 where Elvis regained control over his career. The format is the same as the well-known FTD book format (KING CREOLE-THE MUSIC and A MOMENT IN TIME). The book includes: More than 300 photos, many of them previously unpublished, text by David English and a CD with the original mono master for “ELVIS IS BACK”. Pictures include Elvis coming home from the army, several press conferences, pictures at Graceland, coverage of the Sinatra TV show and much more.

“PROMISED LAND – The Companion Album”
FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the release of “Promised Land – The Companion Album” - A Special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.

• Disc 1- alternative version of album featuring Stax outtakes
• Disc 2 – STAX more outtakes!
• Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
• DMM Copper Mastering
• 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
• Strictly limited pressing
Source: elvisnews - March 28, 2012

March Releases from FTD

Expected to be released in the beginning of March, are these three titles: In the classic album series FTD will release the "ON STAGE – FEBRUARY, 1970" album. As usual, it will be a 2-disc 7" digipack with a 12-page booklet. In addition to the original album the set will include all RCA's recordings from three of the shows. In addition FTD will be releasing a 2-disc 5" version of the original "OUR MEMORIES OF ELVIS" albums, with an added bonus of the previously unreleased volume 3 LP master tape, as well as six more cuts that series producer Joan Deary had prepared at the time. This will come with a 12-page booklet of memorabilia and photos. The "undubbed" Elvis has always been a favorite with many fans, and listening to these again, is an experience full of pleasant surprises. Further more, FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the release of "HIS HAND IN MINE" - A Special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set. Very soon, there will be a separate announcement of book titles. Regarding the catalogue of FTD Vinyl, these titles are now sold out and will not be reprinted: BLUE HAWAII, STANDING ROOM ONLY, GOOD TIMES and JAILHOUSE ROCK

"ON STAGE– February, 1970"
DISC 1
ORIGINAL ALBUM
01 See See Rider 2:28 02 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) 3:42 03 Sweet Caroline 2:55 04 Runaway 3:05 05 The Wonder of You 3:11 06 Polk Salad Annie 4:40 07 Yesterday 3:15 08 Proud Mary 3:10 09 Walk a Mile in My Shoes 3:16 10 Let It Be Me (Je t'appartiens) 4:29

THE FEBRUARY 18 MIDNIGHT SHOW RECORDINGS
11 Long Tall Sally 3:14 12 Don't Cry Daddy 2:53 13 Kentucky Rain 3:18 14 Let It Be Me (Je t'appartiens) 3:18 15 I Can't Stop Loving You 2:24 16 Walk a Mile in My Shoes 2:52 17 The Wonder of You 3:00 18 Introductions 1:42 19 Suspicious Minds 5:13 20 Can't Help Falling in Love 1:57

DISC 2
THE FEBRUARY 18 DINNER SHOW RECORDINGS
01 Long Tall Sally 2:58 02 Don't Cry Daddy 2:32 03 Walk a Mile in My Shoes 2:04 04 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) 2:53 05 Polk Salad Annie 4:46
("Don't Cry Daddy" was originally released on Greatest Hits Volume 1)

THE FEBRUARY 19 MIDNIGHT SHOW RECORDINGS
06 Long Tall Sally 2:08 07 Don't Cry Daddy 3:29 08 Hound Dog 2:19 09 Love Me Tender 3:11 10 Kentucky Rain 3:13 11 Let It Be Me (Je t'appartiens) 3:29 12 I Can't Stop Loving You 2:51 13 Walk a Mile in My Shoes 2:49 14 In The Ghetto 3:08 15 The Wonder of You 3:19 16 Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) 3:12 17 Polk Salad Annie 7:56 18 Introductions 2:13 19 Suspicious Minds 5:06 20 Can't Help Falling in Love 2:04

"OUR MEMORIES OF ELVIS"
DISC 1
VOLUME 1
01) Are You Sincere 2:00 02) It's Midnight 3:19 03) My Boy 2:54 04) Girl Of Mine 3:36 05) Take Good Care Of Her 2:51 06) I'll Never Fall In Love Again 3:41 07) Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming 2:48 08) Spanish Eyes 2:22 09) Never Again 2:49 10) She Thinks I Still Care 3:49 11) Solitaire 4:39

VOLUME 2
01) I Got A Feelin' In My Body 3:34 02) Green, Green Grass Of Home 3:33 03) For The Heart 3:28 04) She Wears My Ring 3:21 05) I Can Help 4:02 06) Way Down 2:33 07) There's A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In) 3:04 08) Find Out What's Happening 2:39 09) Thinking About You 3:27 10) Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – long version 8:36

DISC 2
VOLUME 3 – previously unreleased
01) Woman Without Love 3:33 02) Moody Blue 3:56 03) When I'm Over You 3:04 04) It's A Matter Of Time 3:03 05) Sweet Angeline 3:01 06) Hurt 2:06 07) Shake A Hand 3:47 08) Promised Land 2:50 09) Heart Of Rome 2:51 10) If You Don't Come Back 2:41

VOLUME 3 Bonus material – previously unreleased
11) Mr. Songman 2:08 12) For Ol' Time Sake 3:36 13) Love Coming Down 3:06 14) Pledging My Love 5:09 15) Raised On Rock 2:52 16) The Last Farewell 4:01 17) Fool 2:34

"HIS HAND IN MINE"
SIDE 1
01. HIS HAND IN MINE 3:16 02. I'M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS 1:51 03. IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE 2:05 04. MILKY WHITE WAY 2:14 05. KNOWN ONLY TO HIM 2:08 06. I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY 2:12 07. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL (take1) 1:35 08. CRYING IN THE CHAPEL (takes 2, 3-M) 3:16

SIDE 2
01. JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE 2:41 02. HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED 2:12 03. SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT 2:33 04. MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP 2:56 05. IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN 1:59 06. WORKING ON THE BUILDING 1:53 07. I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY (take 1) 2:27 08. KNOWN ONLY TO HIM (takes 1, 2) 2:26

SIDE 3
01. HIS HAND IN MINE (take 5) 3:23 02. I'M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS (take 4) 2:12 03. IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE (take 7) 2:19 04. MILKY WHITE WAY (takes 1, 2, 3) 3:05 05. KNOWN ONLY TO HIM (takes 3, 4, 5) 3:46 06. I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY (takes 2, 3, 4) 4:02

SIDE 4
01. JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE (take 3) 2:00 02. HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED (take 8) 2:20 03. SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT (takes 2, 3) 2:57 04. MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP (takes 2, 1) 4:03 05. IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN (take 1) 2:01 06. WORKING ON THE BUILDING (takes 3, 4) 2:26 07. MILKY WHITE WAY (takes 4, 6, 5) 3:26
Source: Elvisnews - Update February 2, 2012


Young Man With The Big Beat

YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT - THE COMPLETE '56 ELVIS PRESLEY RECORDINGS. This 55th anniversary 5-CD super deluxe set celebrates Elvis Presley's explosive 1956 RCA debut that changed the world of popular music forever! It befittingly takes its title from RCA's very first Elvis poster campaign for his legendary debut album ELVIS PRESLEY.

THIS SUPER DELUXE EDITION CELEBRATES 1956 in style with this retro 12x12 format and includes:

•5 CDs comprising all the 1956 RCA masters (digitally remastered,) Live performances including a previously unreleased live show, outtakes and rare interviews.
•80 Page 12" x 12" book with 12-month day-by-day chronology, rare memorabilia, photos, artifacts and documents.
•Memorabilia envelope with reproductions of posters, ticket stubs & photos
•Exclusive item with your order: 7" vinyl of Elvis' very first RCA EP - RCA EPA 747

BOOK:
An exlusive deluxe, 12"x12", 80-page book offers rare photos, rare memorabilia, priceless RCA and Elvis Presley Enterprises documents, Billboard news clippings; and a unique factual overview featuring 12-month day-by-day chronology of Elvis' iconic year.

MEMORABILIA
Memorabilia Envelope contains reproductions of the following items:

RCA's original Elvis poster–YOUNG MAN WITH THE BIG BEAT
Mosque Theater Poster
Venus Room, Las Vegas Flyer
Original RCA Hartbreak Hotel Order form
Cotton Bowl ticket stub
5 8" x 10" rare photographs suitable for framing

EXCLUSIVE ITEM
Exclusive replica 7" vinyl of RCA EPA 747 – Elvis' first 45rpm EP for RCA Records. The original EP released on the same day as the album in March 1956, both titled Elvis Presley.
1.Blue Suede Shoes 2.Tutti Frutti 3.I Got A Woman 4.Just Because

TRACK LISTING:
Disc 1
1.Blue Suede Shoes 2.I'm Counting On You 3.I Got A Woman 4.One-Sided Love Affair 5.I Love You Because 6.Just Because 7.Tutti Frutti 8.Trying To Get To You 9.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 10.I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') 11.Blue Moon 12.Money Honey 13.Heartbreak Hotel 14.I Was The One 15.My Baby Left Me 16.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 17.Shake, Rattle And Roll

Disc 2
1.Rip It Up 2.Love Me 3.When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 4.Long Tall Sally 5.First In Line 6.Paralyzed 7.So Glad You're Mine 8.Old Shep 9.Ready Teddy 10.Anyplace Is Paradise 11.How's The World Treating You 12.How Do You Think I Feel 13.I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 14.Hound Dog 15.Don't Be Cruel 16.Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) 17.Too Much 18.Playing For Keeps 19.Love Me Tender 20.Let Me 21.Poor Boy 22.We're Gonna Move

Disc 3
*Recorded At The Venus Room, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, May 6 1.Heartbreak Hotel 2.Long Tall Sally 3.Blue Suede Shoes 4.Money Honey * Recorded At The Robinson Memorial Auditorium Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 5.Heartbreak Hotel 6.Long Tall Sally 7.I Was The One 8.Money Honey 9.I Got A Woman 10.Blue Suede Shoes 11.Hound Dog * Recorded At The Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15 12.Heartbreak Hotel 13.Long Tall Sally 14.I Was The One 15.Love Me Tender 16.Don't Be Cruel 17.Love Me 18.I Got A Woman 19.When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 20.Paralyzed 21.Hound Dog

Disc 4 – The Outtakes
First RCA Session Outtakes 1.I Got A Woman – take unknown 2.Heartbreak Hotel – take 06 3.I'm Counting On You – take 13 4.I Was The One – take 02 The Complete February 03 Sessions 5.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – take 01 6.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – take 03 7.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – take 04 8.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – take 05 9.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – take 06 10.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – takes 07, 08, 09 11.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – take 10 (master) 12.Lawdy, Miss Clawdy – takes 11, 12 13.Shake, Rattle And Roll – takes 01, 02 14.Shake, Rattle And Roll – takes 03, 05, 06, 07 15.Shake, Rattle And Roll – take 08 16.Shake, Rattle And Roll – takes 09, 10, 11, 12, 12 (undubbed master) 17.The Complete Warwick Hotel Interview

Disc 5 – The Interviews
1.The Complete TV Guide Presents Elvis interview 2.Colonel Parker Interview 3.The Truth About Me 4.The Truth About Me Interview 5.Victrola Radio ad 1 6.Victrola Radio ad 2
Source: http://www.elvisthemusic.com - June 16, 2011


AMARILLO '77" & "STAGE REHEARSAL

On June 21, there will be 3 new releases available from FTD:
"AMARILLO '77" – a 1977 soundboard recording from Civic Center, Amarillo. 5" digipack.

"STAGE REHEARSAL" – a collection of stage rehearsals from 1970, 1972 and 1973 recorded at the International Hotel, Las Vegas (later renamed The Las Vegas Hilton). 5" digipack.

"THE 'POT LUCK' SESSIONS" – a limited edition 2-disc 12" vinyl set.

"STAGE REHEARSAL"

Cat. No.: FTD 101 (506020-975026)
1) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (version 1) 2) I Just Can't Help Believin' 3) Something 4) Sweet Caroline 5) Polk Salad Annie 6) You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (version 1) 7) I've Lost You 8) Bridge Over Troubled Water 9) Patch It Up 10) Can't Help Falling In Love 11) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (version 2) 12) You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (version 2)

BONUS SONGS

13) Any Day Now 14) True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 15) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ( a few lines) 16) Fever 17) Portrait Of My Love 18) I'm Leavin' It All Up To You

"AMARILLO '77"

Cat. No.: FTD 100 (506020-975027)
Recorded March 24, 1977, at Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas

01 That's All Right 02 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 03 Reconsider Baby (intro only) 04 Love Me 05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 06 You Gave Me a Mountain 07 Jailhouse Rock 08 O Sole Mio / It's Now or Never 09 Little Sister 10 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 11 My Way 12 Band Introductions / Early Mornin' Rain 13 What'd I Say / Johnny B. Goode 14 Band Introductions 15 School Days 16 Hurt 17 Hound Dog 18 Can't Help Falling in Love

BONUS TRACKS

19 And I Love You So 20 Fever 21 Love Me Tender 22 Blue Suede Shoes 23 Steamroller Blues 24 Help Me 25 Why Me, Lord 26 Bosom of Abraham 27 You Better Run 28 How Great Thou Art 29 Trying to Get to You

"THE 'POT LUCK' SESSIONS" – LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC VINYL SET

FTD 68-33 (506020-975025)

Following on from the successful HOW GREAT THOU ART vinyl set, FTD is pleased to announce THE POT LUCK SESSIONS. It contains the best of the outtakes from the hugely successful FTD CD edition. The album is packaged in a gloss gatefold sleeve and features nostalgic original RCA Victor inner bags.

REASONS TO BUY

• Due to the increase in material costs, FTD vinyl prices will increase in July 2011. This release is being made available at the current dealer price.
• Back catalogue items that are still available will increase in July too so it is recommended to get orders in now if stock is required.
• Re-mastered from original analogue US tapes
• Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
• DMM Copper Mastering
• 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
• Strictly limited pressing

Source: Peter Haan - May 19, 2011







April FTD

FTD will release Elvis Sings Guitar Man and Live In LA in April. 'As with the classic album releases of STANDING ROOM ONLY and MEMPHIS TENNESSEE, ELVIS SINGS GUITAR MAN is an album that never was, but in our opinion should have been. So here it is' As with THE WAY IT WAS and ROCKIN’ ACROSS TEXAS we will release a 5” CD only version of this book project.

For information FTD do NOT plan to release 'CD only' versions of FLASHBACK and WRITING FOR THE KING.

 

Disc 1

01) Guitar Man 2:22 (Jerry Reed)
02) Tomorrow Is A Long Time 5:24 (Bob Dylan)
03) Big Boss Man 2:54 (Al Smith/Luther Dixon)
04) Love Letters 2:52 (Edward Heyman/Victor Young)
05) Indescribably Blue 2:50 (Darrell Glenn)
06) Fools Fall In Love 2:08 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
07) Hi-Heel Sneakers 2:48 (Robert Higginbotham)
08) Down In The Alley 2:54 (Jesse Stone and The Clovers)
09) Come What May 2:03 (Frank Tableporter)
10) Mine 2:39 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
11) Just Call Me Lonesome 2:08 (Rex Griffin)
12) You Don't Know Me 2:32 (Cindy Walker/Eddy Arnold)
13) Singing Tree 2:22 (Arthur L. Owens/Archie Solberg)
14) I'll Remember You 2:48 (Kuiokalaani Lee)

Bonus Song

15) Beyond The Reef (overdubbed version) (Jack Pitman)

First Takes

16) Guitar Man – takes 1,2,5 4:22
17) Tomorrow Is A Long Time – takes 1,2 6:15
18) Big Boss Man – take 2 3:35
19) Love Letters –take 2 2:53
20) Fools Fall In Love – takes 1,4 2:40
21) Hi-Heel Sneakers – take 5 4:58
22) Down In The Alley – take 1 3:13
23) Come What May – take 2 2:12
24) Singing Tree – take 1 3:11
25) I’ll Remember You – vocal overdub take 2 4:14

Disc 2

May 1966 sessions

01) Down In The Alley – takes 2,3,4 2:18
02) Down In The Alley – take 6 2:51
03) Love Letters – takes 3,4,5,7 4:39
04) Love Letters – take 8 3:12
05) Beyond The Reef – takes 1,2 (undubbed master) 5:42
06) Come What May – takes 3,4 2:27
07) Come What May – take 6 2:07
08) Come What May – take 7 – 2:21

June 1966 sessions

09) Indescribably – (vocal overdub) take 1 2:55
10) I’ll Remember You – (unedited master) vocal overdub 1 4:10

1967 Sessions

11) Guitar Man – takes 7,9 2:52
12) Guitar Man – take 10 2:55
13) Guitar Man – takes 11, 12 (unedited/undubbed master) 4:02
14) Big Boss Man – takes 1,3,4,5 3:19
15) Big Boss Man – takes 7, 9 3:48
16) Singing Tree – takes 2,4 3:28
17) Singing Tree – take 8 3:03
18) Singing Tree – takes 10,13 3:44
19) Just Call Me Lonesome - takes 3,4 2:55
20) Just Call Me Lonesome – takes 5,6 2:31
21) Hi-Heel Sneakers – takes 1,6 2:51
22) Hi-Heel Sneakers – take 7 – (unedited master) 4:57
23) You Don’t Know Me – take 2 2:57
24) Singing Tree – (remake) takes 1,2,3 3:21

 

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)
2. See See Rider (Traditional; Arr. By Elvis Presley)
3. I Got A Woman / Amen (Ray Charles) / (J. Hairston)
4. Love Me (Jerry Leiber/mike Stoller)
5. Trying To Get To You (Rose Marie Mccoy/charles Singleton)
6. All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell/elvis Presley)
7. Teddy Bear / Don’T Be Cruel (Kal Mann/bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell/elvis Presley)
8. Love Me Tender (Vera Matson/elvis Presley)
9. Steamroller Blues (James Taylor)
10. Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/mike Stoller)
11. Fever (Davenport/cooley)
12. Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
13. Why Me Lord (Kris Kristofferson)
14. Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
15. Introductions
16. I Can’T Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
17. Help Me (Larry Gatlin)
18. An American Trilogy (Mickey Newbury)
19. Let Me Be There (John Rostill)
20. Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
21. Big Boss Man (Smith/dixon)
22. Can’T Help Falling In Love (Peretti/creatore/weiss)

Bonus Song:

23. You Can Have Her (William Cook)

 

source : Peter Haan - March 2, 2011




Danish Familie Journal Elvis CD Series

The genre series is once again being recycled by Sony, as you can now purchase a CD each week here together with the Danish weekly magazine FAMILIE JOURNAL. The series is now called “100% Elvis”. Price of each CD is about 5.50 euros. The first CD, Rock, was issued on October 11th and a carton housing box for the whole series was also included. The next ones were: R&B (18/10), Movies (25/10) and Inspirational (1/11). Packaging on these releases is rather dull, with the same publicity shot from “Jailhouse Rock” on all covers. In the coming weeks, we will also be getting: Country (8/11), Love (15/11), Live (22/11) and Christmas (29/11). All in all a nice way of introducing Elvis’ music to a new audience, but it’s a pity that this series was not presented in a more attractive and original way.

Source: Arjan Deelen - November 5, 2010


Jailhouse Rock Vol. 2 Tracklist

Here we have the tracklist for "JAILHOUSE ROCK Vol. 2"

DISC 1
01) Jailhouse Rock (2001) takes 1,2,3,4 02) Jailhouse Rock (2001) take 5 03) Treat Me Nice (2003) (first movie version) takes 1,2,3 04) Treat Me Nice (2003) (first movie version) takes 4,5 05) Young And Beautiful (2005) (jail version) take 1 06) Young And Beautiful (2005) (jail version) take 2 07) Young And Beautiful (2005) (jail version) take 3 08) Don’t Leave Me Now (2016) (unused movie version) take 1 09) Don’t Leave Me Now (2017) (hit record version) takes 1,2,3,4,5,6 10) Don’t Leave Me Now (2017) (hit record version takes 7,8 11) Treat Me Nice(2003) (first movie version) takes 6,7 12) Treat Me Nice(2003) (first movie version) takes 8,9 13) I Want To Be Free (2010) (record version) takes 1-8 14) I Want To Be Free (2010) (record version) take 9 15) I Want To Be Free (2011) (first ending) takes1,2 16) Young And Beautiful (2006) (Florita club version) take 1 17) Young And Beautiful (2006) (Florita club version) take 2 18) Don’t Leave Me Now (2017) (hit record version) takes 9,10 19) (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care (2015) takes 1,2,3,4

DISC 2

01) Jailhouse Rock (2001) take 6 02) Jailhouse Rock (2001) (takes 7,8) 03) Jailhouse Rock (2002) (ending) takes 1,2 04) Don’t Leave Me Now (2016) (unused movie version) take 2 05) Young And Beautiful (2006) (Florita club version) takes 3,4 06) Young And Beautiful (2006) (Florita club version) takes 5,6 07) Treat Me Nice (2003) (first movie version) takes 10,11,12,13 08) Don’t Leave Me Now (2017) (hit record version) takes 11,12,13 09) Treat Me Nice (2003) (first movie version) takes 14,15 10) I Want To Be Free (2010) (record version) takes 10,11 11) I Want To Be Free (2012) (second ending) takes 1,2,3,4,5 12) Don’t Leave Me Now (2017) (hit record version) takes 14,15,16,17,18 13) Young And Beautiful (2006) (Florita club version) take 7 14) Treat Me Nice (2003) (first movie version) takes,16,17,18,19 15) Don’t Leave Me Now (2017) (hit record version) takes 19,20, 21

ORIGINAL EP – REVISITED

16) Jailhouse Rock 17) Young And Beautiful 18) I Want To Be Free 19) Don’t Leave Me Now 20) (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care 21) Treat Me Nice – (record version)

Source: ElvisUnlimited - November 3, 2010


VIVA ELVIS – THE ALBUM - TRACKLISTING REVEALED

 

First Single, "Suspicious Minds," Mixed by Brendan O'Brien Impacts Radio Monday, October 18. Legacy Recordings Celebrates Elvis’ 75th Birthday Year with an Epic New Studio Work Inspired by "Viva ELVIS" by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas Viva ELVIS - The Album Available Everywhere Tuesday, November 9.

Viva ELVIS - The Album - produced and arranged by Erich van Tourneau

01. Opening (mixed by Robert Meunier & Erich van Tourneau)
02. Blue Suede Shoes (mixed by Serban Ghenea)
03. That's Alright (mixed by Brendan O'Brien)
04. Heartbreak Hotel (mixed by Brendan O'Brien)
05. Love Me Tender (mixed by Robert Meunier & Erich van Tourneau)
06. King Creole (mixed by Robert Meunier & Erich van Tourneau)
07. Bossa Nova Baby (mixed by Serban Ghenea)
08. Burning Love (mixed by Serban Ghenea)
09. Memories (mixed by Robert Meunier & Erich van Tourneau)
10. Can't Help Falling In Love (mixed by Serban Ghenea)
11. You'll Never Walk Alone (Piano Interlude) (mixed by Robert Meunier & Erich van Tourneau)
12. Suspicious Minds (mixed by Brendan O'Brien)

Source: Carlos Ares - http://www.elvis.com.ar/ - October 2, 2010




Elvis ( Fool )

 

ELVIS is a 2-DISC SET in the CLASSIC ALBUM series. Originally released in 1973, the track listing was changed substantially before its commercial release. Here for the first time, ALL the proposed recordings are in included for the first time.

 

In addition, it features great unreleased outtakes. The 7” inch digi-pack format features a 12-page booklet with great photographs and wonderful unseen memorabilia.

DISC 1

 

THE ORIGINAL ALBUM

 

1)    Fool 2:44

2)    Where Do I Go From Here 2:41

3)   Love Me, Love The Life I Lead 3:05

4)    It’s Still Here 2:05 

5)    It’s Impossible 2:55

6)     (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me 2:16

7)    Padre 2:30

8)    I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen 2:27

9)    I Will Be True 2:32

10) Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (edited version) 2:48

 

BONUS SONGS

 

11) Steamroller Blues (single mix) 3:05

12) For The Good Times 3:10

13) Until It’s Time For You To Go – remake take 10 3:38

14)Love Me, Love The life I Lead 3:07

ORIGINAL ALTERNATE MIXES

 

15) Love Me, Love The Life I Lead 3:07

16) Padre 2:30

17) Fool 2:49

18) Where Do I Go From Here (edit) 1:45

 

FIRST LP VERSION LEFTOVERS

 

19) Reconsider Baby 2:45

20) Blue Hawaii  2:38

21) Early Mornin’ Rain 3:03   

22) Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:01

23) Ku-U-I-Po 2:14

24) No More 2:38

25) Fool (single master) 2:49

 

 DISC 2

 

THE OUTTAKES

 

1)    (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me – take 1 3:07 

2)    Until It’s Time For You To Go – takes 1 & 2 5:47

3)    Love Me, Love The Life I Lead – takes 1, 2, 4 5:13

4)    Padre - takes 1 & 2 3:32

5)    (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me – takes 3,7, 8 4:58

6)    It’s Still Here – takes 1, 2, 3 4:47

7)    I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – take 1 (undubbed master) 2:24

8)    I Will Be True – takes 1 & 2 4:24

9)    It’s Still Here – takes 4 & 5 5:39

10) Until It’s Time For You To Go – take 6 4:56

11) Padre – take 11 2:30

12) Love Me, Love The Life I Lead – takes 5 & 6 3:49

13) My Way – takes 1 & 2 3:34

14) My Way – take 3 (master) 4:32

15) (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me – takes 9 & 10 4:09

16) Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – long version unedited 11:20

 

Elvis As Recorded At  Boston Garden '71

 

ELVIS AS RECORDED AT BOSTON GARDEN ’71 features the highly regarded concert that Elvis performed on November 10, 1971. Still at the height of his power, Elvis received critical acclaim for this show and now this official release finally makes it available for fans around the world. With so few live recordings available from this period, this is a key release for anyone’s collection.

 

ELVIS AS RECORDED AT BOSTON GARDEN ’71 is released in a 5” digipack format with an 8-page booklet. 

 

TRACK LISTING

01 Also Sprach Zarathustra

02 That’s All Right

03  Got A Woman/Amen

04 Proud Mary

05 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

06 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

07 Polk Salad Annie

08 Instrumental

09 Love Me

10 Heartbreak Hotel

11  Blue Suede Shoes

12  One Night

13  Hound Dog

14  How great Thou Art (incomplete)

15  Introductions (incomplete)

16  I’m Leavin’

17  Bridge Over Troubled Waters

18  I Can’t Stop Loving You

19  Love Me Tender

20  Suspicious Minds

21  Elvis talks

22  Funny How Time Slips Away

23  Can’t Help Falling In Love

24  Closing Vamp

FTD NEW RELEASES NOVEMBER

 

In mid-November, FTD will be releasing JAILHOUSE ROCK VOL.2 in the 7” CLASSIC album series and ELVIS IN CHICAGO ’76 – featuring shows from the Chicago Stadium on October 14/15,1976. It comes in a  2-CD 5” digi pack format featuring an 8-page booklet.


FTD VINYL

There will be a new release in November.

source : It's Elvis Time - September 9, 2010





The Complete Elvis Presley Masters Collection Limited Edition

 

This is the definitive collection: all 711 master recordings as released during Elvis’ lifetime, mastered from the original analog master tapes where available. Each recording has been carefully restored to achieve the best sound reproduction ever without compromising the audio quality of the original master. The collection also contains 103 additional rare recordings and a 240-page hardbound book featuring an annotated discography, original album artwork, rare and classic photos, a complete song index and an essay by Peter Guralnick. Housed in a beautiful, limited edition display case, THE COMPLETE ELVIS PRESLEY MASTERS is an indispensable piece of music history and the one collection no true connoisseur should be without.

 

Limited Edition First Run of only 1000 Numbered Units .

 

source : Sony Music - August 2, 2010





King Creole - The Music

 

KING CREOLE-THE MUSIC is a 200-page book with images exclusively designed to complement the music from the film. It consists of two main sections; the recording sessions on January 16, 1958 and song scenes from the filming of the movie (including behind-the scenes shots). The images are classic and well-known shots with the majority being previous unpublished and taken by the original still photographers on the set (no freeze-frames) .The accompanying CD consist of  the masters and the well-known alternative masters (no unreleased session reels have been found). As always, the music has been re-mastered.

 

KING CREOLE – THE MUSIC

 

CD TRACK LISTING

 

01 King Creole – take 13 – 2:08 ; 02 As Long As I Have You – take 10 – 1:50 ; 03 Hard Headed Woman – take 10 – 1:53 ; 04 Trouble – take 5 – 2:17 ; 05 Dixieland Rock – take 14 – 1:47 ; 06 Don't Ask Me Why – take 12 – 2:06 ; 07 Lover Doll - take 7 – 2:08 ; 08 Crawfish – take 7 – 1:49 ; 09 Young Dreams – take 8 – 2:23 ; 10 Steadfast, Loyal And True 1:15 ; 11 New Orleans – take 5 1:59     

 

BONUS MATERIAL

 

12 Danny – take 10 – 1:52 ; 13 As Long As I Have You – (movie version) – take 4 – 0:56 ; 14 Lover Doll (undubbed EP master) – take 7 – 2:14 ; 5 King Creole (1. version) - take 3 – 2:05 ; 16 Steadfast, Loyal And True (1. version) – take 6 – 1:31 ;  17 As Long As I Have You (unused movie version) – take 8 – 1:24 ; 18 King Creole (1. version) – take 18 – 2:16 ; 19 Steadfast, Loyal And True (undubbed version) – 1:15

Good Times – The Outtakes Limited Edition 2 Disc Set

 

Following on from our previous strictly Limited Edition series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of a special 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set of GOOD TIMES – THE OUTTAKES. Supplied in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, it features the superb original draft artwork design that was superseded prior to release. UNIQUE!

 

KEY POINTS

 

·         Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

·         DMM Copper Mastering

·         180 Grams heavyweight vinyl

·         Re-mastered by Vic Anesini and Jean-Marc Juilland

·         Strictly limited pressing

·         Unique facsimile of the original album sleeve design!

 

 

Side 1

 

Take Good Care of Her - rehearsal & take 1     

Loving Arms - take 1 & rehearsal      

I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 1    

If That Isn't Love - take 1   

She Wears My Ring - take 8     

I've Got a Thing about You, Baby - take 1

My Boy – take 1

Side 2

 

Talk about the Good Times - take 3

Spanish Eyes - takes 1, 2

Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - takes 7, 8

I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 4

I've Got a Thing about You, Baby - take 14

My Boy - take 2

Take Good Care of Her - take 4

 

Side 3

 

I've Got a Thing about You, Baby - takes 6, 8, 10, 11

Loving Arms - take 2   

I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 2     

Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - takes 1, 4, 6            

Take Good Care of Her - takes 2, 3   

Spanish Eyes - take 4 (undubbed master)

 

Side 4

 

Talk about the Good Times - takes 1, 2

Talk about the Good Times - take 4 (undubbed master)

She Wears My Rings - takes 1-7

I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 7    

My Boy - take 3 (undubbed master)     

Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - take 9 (unedited undubbed master)

If That Isn't Love - splice of takes 5 (LFS) & 7   

 

SEPTEMBER

 

On September 14, FTD will release the soundboard of the November 10, 1971 BOSTON GARDEN Show (previously released on bootleg) as this is the only available show from the early tours of the seventies. We believe that this is of such historical importance, that it should be available to everyone. This will be a 5” digi-pack with a photo booklet

 

On the same date, a 2-CD set of ELVIS (FOOL) in the CLASSIC ALBUM series.. This will feature  a 7” digi-pack with an 8-page booklet.

source : Peter Haan/It's Elvis Time - July 11, 2010 





How Great Thou Art

 

Please be advised that on June 21st, FTD will be releasing a deluxe edition of Elvis’ GRAMMY AWARD winning album HOW GREAT THOU ART. HOW GREAT THOU ART is a 2-DISC SET in the CLASSIC ALBUM series. Originally released in 1967, it was Elvis' second Gospel album. The original album featured a collection of thirteen sacred songs including the hit single “CRYING IN THE CHAPEL”. In addition to the masters, it features many great outtakes. The 7” inch digi-pack format features a 12-page booklet with great photographs and RARE memorabilia.

 

 Disc 1

 

ORIGINAL ALBUM Side 1

 

01 How Great Thou Art

02 In The Garden

03 Somebody Bigger Than You And I

04 Farther Along

05 Stand By Me

06 Without Him

 

ORIGINAL ALBUM Side 2

07 So High

08 Where Could I Go But To The Lord

09 By And By

10 If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side

11 Run On

12 Where No One Stands Alone

13 Crying In The Chapel

 

 

BONUS SONGS

 

14 You’ll Never Walk Alone

15 We Call On Him

16 If Everyday Was Like Christmas

 

FIRST TAKES

             

17 How Great Thou Art – takes 1 & 2

18 Somebody Bigger Than You And I – takes 1,3,11

19 Stand By Me – takes 1 & 2

20 Without Him – take 1

21 So High – take 1

22 By And By – take 4

23 If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side – take 1

24 Run On – takes 1 & 2

25 Where No One Stands Alone – takes 1 & 4 spliced

26 You’ll Never Walk Alone – take 1

27We Call On Him – takes 1 & 2

 

 

Disc 2

 

MAY 1966 SESSIONS

1   Run On – takes 3-6

2   Stand By Me – takes 5-7

3   Stand By Me – takes 9 & 10

4   Where No One Stands Alone – takes 2, 3 & wp 1

5   Where No One Stands Alone – wp takes 2, 3 & 5

6   So High – takes 2 & 3

7   Farther Along – takes 1& 2

8   By And By – takes1, 2, 3, 4 (fs), 5 & 7

9    By And By – takes 8 & 9

10  In The Garden – takes 1-3

11  Somebody Bigger Than You And I – take 12

12  Somebody Bigger Than You And I – takes14 (fs), 15 & wp 5

13  Without Him – takes 4 & 8

14  Without Him – takes 11, 13 & 14

15  If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side – takes 2-4

16  If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side – take 6

 

JUNE 1966 SESSIONS

17  If Every Day Was Like Christmas – takes 1 & 2 (undubbed master)  

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1967 SESSIONS

18  We Call On Him – takes 4 & 5

19  We Call On Him – take 7

20  We Call On Him – take 8

21  You’ll Never Walk Alone – take 2

22  You’ll Never Walk Alone – takes 3, 4, 6 & 8

 

Wp = work parts

Fs=false start

source : Peter Haan - June 6, 2010

 




Showtime! & High Sierra

FTD announced two new releases that will be scheduled for May 10th, both HIGH SIERRA and SHOWTIME! – Birmingham / Dallas ’76. HIGH SIERRA features mainly the performance from May 21, 1974 at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel with additional highlights from other shows that month. HIGH SIERRA is released in a 5” digipack format with an 8-page booklet.
HIGH SIERRA

 

01 See See Rider  ; 02 I Got A Woman / Amen ; 03 Love Me 1:34 ; 04 Trying To Get To You ; 05 All Shook Up ; 06 Love Me Tender ; 07 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me ; 08 Hound Dog ; Fever ; 10 Polk Salad Annie ; 11 Why Me Lord ; 12 Suspicious Minds ; 13 Introductions ; 14 I Can’t Stop Loving You ; 15 Help Me ; 16 Bridge Over Troubled Water ; 17 Let Me Be There ; 18 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ; 19 Big Boss Man ; 20 Can’t Help Falling In Love ; 21 ; Closing Vamp

 

BONUS SONGS

 

22 Johnny B. Goode  ; 23 Steamroller Blues ; 24 Spanish Eyes ; 25 How Great Thou Art ;  26 It's Now Or Never ; 27 I’m Leavin’ ; 28 Introducing Billy Eckstine

 

All tracks recorded live at the High Sierra Room at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada

 

Tracks 1-21 recorded May 21, 1974 at the dinner show

Tracks 22 & 27 recorded May 25, 1974 at the midnight show

Tracks 23, 24 & 25 recorded May 19, 1974 at the dinner show

Track 26 recorded May 23, 1974 at the dinner show

Track 28 recorded May 27, 1974 at the 3:00 a.m. show

 

SHOWTIME! Birmingham / Dallas ’76 is a 2-Disc Set that features Elvis in top form at 2 great shows!  It comes packaged as a 5” digipack with 8-page booklet.  The Birmingham Show is from the Jefferson County Coliseum and Dallas from the Memorial Auditorium.

 

Disc 1 – BIRMINGHAM – December 29, 1976

1) Also Sprach Zarathustra  ; 2) See See Rider ; 3) I Got A Woman / Amen ; 4) Love Me ; 5) Fairytale ; 6) You Gave Me A Mountain ; 7) Jailhouse Rock ;  8) It's Now Or Never ; 9) Trying To Get To You ; 10) My Way ; 11) Polk Salad Annie ; 12) Introductions/Early Mornin’ Rain ; 13) What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode ;  14) Love Letters ; 15) School Days ; 16) Funny How Time Slips Away ; 17) Hurt ; 18) Hound Dog ; 19) For The Good Times ; 20) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ; 21) Unchained Melody ; 22) Mystery Train/Tiger Man ; 23) Can’t Help Falling In Love ; 24) Closing vamp

 DISC 2 – DALLAS – December 28, 1976 

 

1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 0:58 ; 2) See See Rider 3:37 ; 3) I Got A Woman / Amen 6:19  ; 4) Love Me 2:25  ; 5) Fairytale 2:32 ; 6) You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14 ; 7) Jailhouse Rock 1:43 ; 8) It's Now Or Never 2:31 ; 9) Trying To Get To You 3:19 ; 10) Blue Suede Shoes ; 11) My Way ; 12) Polk Salad Annie ; 13)  Introductions/Early Mornin’ Rain 2:49 ;  14) What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode 7:00  ; 15) Love Letters 3:24 ; 16) School Days 0:55 ; 17) Hurt 3:59 ; 18) Hound Dog 1:30 ; 19) Unchained Melody ; 20) Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:43 ; 21) Closing vamp

 

The original source tape is damaged. We have chosen to keep track 6 & 7 on this release for historical reasons in spite of the damage. However “Hound Dog”, performed between “Hurt” and “Unchained Melody” was beyond any element of repair and has consequently been left out.

 

NEW DELETION


Please be advised that So High – FTD 31 is being deleted when stocks are depleted!

 

Source: Peter Haan - April 10, 2010




Jailhouse Rock FTD LPs

 

Roger Semon (Follow That Dream Records) sent out a newsletter that the new vinylrelease Jailhouse Rock will be shipped out next week only. Normally this release should have been available by now.

The tracklisting will be as following:

Side ONE:


THE ORIGINAL EP: Jailhouse Rock / Young And Beautiful / I Want To Be Free / Don’t Leave Me Now /
Baby I Don’t Care
ORIGINAL SINGLE: Treat Me Nice  
ALTERNATE RCA MASTERS: Jailhouse Rock (2001, take 5) / Don’t Leave Me Now - second version (2017, take 18)/ I Want To Be Free (2010, take 11)/ Treat Me Nice (2008, splice of takes 10/13) / Young And Beautiful (2004, take 19)


SIDE TWO:  


MOVIE MASTERS: Jailhouse Rock - movie opening theme (2527, take 6)** / Treat Me Nice - movie version with overdubs (2008)** / Jailhouse Rock - movie version)** /
Young And Beautiful - Florita club version (2006 , take 7)* /
Baby I Don’t Care - movie edit (2013, take 16/2021, take 6)* / Don’t Leave Me Now - recording studio version 2 (2022, take 12) / I Want To Be Free - jail version (2009, splice of takes 10/12/13) / Don’t Leave Me Now - second version (2017, take 21) / Young And Beautiful - end title version (2004, splice of takes 8/12/18/22)  
ALTERNATE MOVIE MASTER: Jailhouse Rock - male vocal overdub version
BONUS Treat Me Nice (2003, take 19)* /
Baby I Don’t Care - movie master (2015, take 1)*


SIDE THREE: 


BINAURAL SESSIONS: Treat Me Nice - second movie version (2008, takes 1-2, 5-13) /  I Want To Be Free - jail version (2009, takes 1-2, 4-6)/


SIDE FOUR:


I Want To Be Free - jail version (2009, takes 10-13) / Young And Beautiful - record version (2004 , takes 1,4-6,11,16,19,21-22)
*Binaural   **Stereo

 

Source : Peter Haan - April 2, 2010

 



A Minnesota Moment

 

"A Minnesota Moment will be released on February 15, 2010. It features Elvis’ live performance on October 17, 1976 at Metropolitan Sports Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bonus songs are from Dayton and Sioux Falls on the same tour. This release continues FTD’s ambition to make shows available from as many of Elvis’ tours as we possibly can. During the first 6 months of 2010, FTD will aim to release every 6 weeks, commencing with the February 15 release.

There will be further announcements by the end of January, but it has been decided that the April 1 release will be a “Classic album” 2 CD set.

 

Track list :

 

01: Also Sprach Zarathustra  ; 02: See See Rider ; 03: I Got A Woman / Amen ; 04: Love Me ; 05: If You Love Me (Let Me Know) ; 06: You Gave Me A Mountain ; 07: Jailhouse Rock ; 08: All Shook Up ; 09: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel ; 10: And I Love You So ; 11: Fever ; 12: Steamroller Blues ; 13: Introductions/Early Mornin’ Rain ; 14: What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode ; 15: Love Letters ; 16: School Days ; 17: Hurt ; 18: Hound Dog ; 19: One Night ; 20: It's Now Or Never ; 21: Mystery Train/Tiger Man ; 22: Funny How Time Slips Away ; 23: Can’t Help Falling In Love ; 24: Fairytale ; 25: America
26: Hawaiian Wedding Song ; 27: Blue Christmas ; 28: That’s All Right

 

source: Elvis Matters / FECC Forum - January 6, 2010

 



FTD Update : Good Times

GOOD TIMES is a 2-disc set in the classic album series. Originally released in 1974, this great album features the legendary Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues , My Boy ” and I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby ”. In addition to the masters, it will contain many great outtakes from the Stax Sessions of 1973. The 7” inch digi-pack format features a 12-page booklet and scheduled for December 1st.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support during 2009 and wish you a very happy holiday season and New Year. 

GOOD TIMES 

Disc 1 

THE ALBUM –Side 1 

1) Take Good Care Of Her ; 2) Loving Arms ; 3) I Got A Feelin’ In My Body ; 4) If That Isn’t Love ; 5) She Wears My Ring 

Side 2 

6) I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby ; 7) My Boy ; 8)  Spanish Eyes ; 9) Talk About The Good Times ; 10) Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues 

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS 

11) Take Good Care Of Her – rehearsal + take 1 ; 12) Loving Arms – take 1 + rehearsal ; 13) I Got A Feelin’ In My Body – take 1; 14) If That Isn’t Love – composite of take 5 & 7 ; 15) She Wears My Ring – take 8 ; 16) I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby – take 1 ; 17) My Boy – take 1 ; 18) Spanish Eyes – takes 1,2 ; 19) Talk About The Good Times – take 3 ; 20) Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues – takes 7,8 ; 21) I Got A Feelin’ In My Body – take 4 ; 22) Ive Got A Thing About You Baby – take 14 ; 23) Take Good Care Of Her – take 4 ; 24) If That Isn’t Love – splice of takes 5 and 7 

Disc 2 

1)     I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby – take 15 (rough mix of master) ; 2)     Loving Arms – take 2 ; 3)     I Got A Feelin’ In My Body – take 2 ; 4)     Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues – takes 1,4,6 ; 5)     My Boy – take 2 ; 6)     Take Good Care Of Her – takes 2,3 ; 7)     If That Isn’t Love – take 4 (undubbed master) ; 8)     She Wears My Ring – takes 1-7 ; 9)     I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby – take 5 ; 10)  Talk About The Good Times – takes 1,2 ; 11)  Talk About The Good Times – take 4 (undubbed master) ; 12)  Loving Arms – take 3 (undubbed master) ; 13)  I Got A Feelin’ In My Body – take 3 (undubbed master) ; 14)  If That Isn’t Love – take 6,7 ; 15)  She Wears My Ring – take 10 (undubbed master) ; 16)  I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby – takes 6,8,10,11 ; 17)  Take Good Care Of Her – take 5 ; 18)  Take Good Care Of Her – take 6 (undubbed master) ; 19)  I Got A Feelin’ In My Body – take 7 ; 20)  My Boy – take 3 (undubbed master) ; 21)  Spanish Eyes – take 3 ; 22)  Spanish Eyes – take 4 (undubbed master) ;   23)  Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues – take 9 (unedited undubbed master)

source: Peter Haan / FTD - November 13, 2009


Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977

Sony Music Entertainment will celebrate the 75th anniversary of The King's birthday in style with the release of Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 in Australia on January 8, 2010.

This double CD set is the first ever Elvis Presley Australian hits compilation. Together with the 50 hit songs, an 18 page booklet containing specially written liner notes and images of original RCA releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release, the set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles charts.

Expect such hits as 'Heartbreak Hotel', his first Top Ten hit which peaked at #3 in July 1956. Others include 'Jailhouse Rock' (November 1957), 'Can't Help Falling In Love' (December 1961), 'In the Ghetto' (July 1969) and 'Suspicious Minds' (October 1969). Although Elvis never travelled to Australia, it was, and remains, one of his most successful territories outside of the United States. He is ranked #1 Solo Male Artist in this territory with the most #1s (1956 to 2009) with 14 #1 singles in this period. He also has the record for the number of years between his first #1 single and his last one - the first was in May 1959 with 'A Fool Such As I', the last in June 2002 with 'A Little Less Conversation'. In this period he had 120 chart topping singles.

Elvis Presley's success is not only measured in sales numbers and #1 hits but a unique combination of the right time, the right moves and the right look. His impact on popular music and popular culture continues to be felt across all generations around the world. As we approach his 75th birthday we toast his successes and reflect on his enormous impact on what we now call popular music. Elvis Aaron Presley: Born January 8, 1935.
For the fans who are interested in this CD, you can order it
here.
Source: Elvis Australia - November 13, 2009


FTD News



Elvis : Rockin' Across Texas

Rockin’ Across Texas will be released in October as a 2-CD 5” set. It features Elvis live in Amarillo, Texas at the Civic Center, June 19, 1974 and Fort Worth, Texas at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Recorded July 3, 1976. This CD only version contains the same content as featured in the acclaimed FTD book that is now deleted.

 

Elvis : New Haven 76 

Following on from his appearance in Fort Worth, Elvis rocked New Haven, Connecticut on July 30 at the Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum. Featuring photos from Steve Barile’s archives, New Haven ’76 is a 1-CD 5” digipack.  

A credible live version of Return To Sender is featured as a bonus track from Hampton Roads Coliseum on August 1, 1976.

Tracks : 

1)    Also Sprach Zarathustra ; 2)    See See Rider ; 3 )  I Got A Woman / Amen ; 4)   Love Me ; 5) If You Love Me (Let Me Know) ; 6)    You Gave Me A Mountain ; 7) Help Me ; 8)  All Shook Up ; 9) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel ; 10) And I Love You So ; 11) America ; 12) Jailhouse Rock ; 13) Funny How Time Slips Away ; 14) Introductions – incomplete ; 15)  Early Mornin’ Rain ; 16) What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode ; 17) Love Letters ; 18) School Days ; 19) Hurt ; 20) Hound Dog ; 21) Hawaiian Wedding Song ; 22) Can’t Help Falling In Love ; 23) Closing vamp ; BONUS SONG -  24) Return To Sender

         

The Jungle Room Sessions - Limited Vinyl Edition 

 

FTD Vinyl next release is a limited edition 2-Disc vinyl set of THE JUNGLE ROOM SESSIONS. It contains all of the tracks featured on the CD edition and several added outtakes from other releases. Supplied in a new gatefold sleeve featuring additional Graceland images, it will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and DMM Copper mastered at Abbey Road Studios,London.  

both Blue Hawaii and Standing Room Only vinyl will be back in stock by Oct 1 for a limited period only. Both will be officially deleted once this stock is depleted. Thanks for your support on this new vinyl venture for FTD.

Side 1

 1)      MOODY BLUE (takes 7,5) ; 2)     BITTER THEY ARE, HARDER THEY FALL (takes 3, 4, 5) ; 3)     SHE THINKS I STILL CARE (takes 1, 2) ; 4)     PLEDGING MY LOVE (take 3) ; 5)     THE LAST FAREWELL (take 2)  

Side 2 

6)     HURT(take 3) ; 7)     DANNY BOY (take 8) ; 8)     LOVE COMING DOWN (take  3) ; 9)     NEVER AGAIN (take  11) ; 11)  BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN (take 2) ; 12)  I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN (take 5)  

Side 3

13)  WAY DOWN (take 2) ; 14)  IT’S EASY FOR YOU (take 1) ; 15)  PLEDGING MY LOVE (unedited master) ; 16)  HE’LL HAVE TO GO (rough-mix master) ; 17)  MOODY BLUE (take 6) ; 18)  SOLITAIRE (take 3) 4:47 

Side 4 

19)  LOVE COMING DOWN (take 4) ;  20)  FOR THE HEART (take 1) ; 21)  SHE THINKS I STILL CARE (takes 3, 4) ; 22)  BITTER THEY ARE, HARDER THEY FALL (take 1) ; 23)  HURT (take 5) ; 24)  DANNY BOY (take 9) ; 25)  FIRE DOWN BELOW (instrumental)  3.44 ; 26)  AMERICA  (closing part only)  0.21   

 

 

Good Times 

December 7

1)    GOOD TIMES is a 2-disc set in the classic album series. Originally released in 1974, this great album featured the legendary “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues”, “My Boy” and “I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby”. In addition to the masters, it will contain many great outtakes from the Stax Sessions of 1973. The package features the 7” inch digipack format with 12-page booklet.

2)    Track listing to follow. 

GIRL HAPPY is now in reprint and will soon be available with IMPROVED REMASTERED AUDIO and improved / updated graphics.

 source: Peter Haan - September 30, 2009


1. “JAILHOUSE ROCK”


SEPTEMBER 

1. FOLLOW THAT DREAM will simultaneously release two new albums in mid-September. 

JAILHOUSE ROCK is a 2-disc set in the classic album series. DISC 1 features one disc of masters, alternate masters, movie masters and a few bonus cuts in mono. DISC 2 consists of session takes – all in binaural. The package features the 7” inch digipack format with 12-page booklet.  

There is no IN AND OUTTAKES section to the booklet, as FTD will be releasing JAILHOUSE ROCK VOL. 2 next year, and it will make more sense to have this section when the entire intended repertoire content is released.

DISC 1 

ORIGINAL EP  -Side 1 

1) Jailhouse Rock 2:35  ; 2) Young And Beautiful 2:04   

 Side 2

 3) I Want To Be Free 2:14 ; 4) Don't Leave Me Now 2:03 ; 5) (You’re So Square) Baby I Don't Care 1:52 

ORIGINAL SINGLE 

6) Treat Me Nice – record version 2:20                                                               

                                                     

ALTERNATE RCA MASTERS 

7) Jailhouse Rock (2001, take 5)  2:06 ; 8) Treat Me Nice (2008, splice of takes 10/13)  2:06 ; 9) Don’t Leave Me Now – second version (2017, take 18)  1:59 ; 10) Don’t Leave Me Now – second version (2017, take 21)  2:01 ; 11) I Want To Be Free (2010, take 11)  2:23 ; 12) Young And Beautiful (2004, splice of takes 18/21)  2:08 ; 13) Young And Beautiful (2004, take 19)  2:11

 MOVIE MASTERS  

14) Jailhouse Rock – movie opening theme (2527, take 6)  1:21 ** ; 15) Young And Beautiful – jail version (2005, take 3)  1:21 ; 16) I Want To Be Free – jail version (2009, splice of takes 10/12/13)  2:21 ; 17) Young And Beautiful – Florita club version (2006, take 7)  1:08 * ; 18)  Don’t Leave Me Now – movie set version  0:15 ; 19) Don’t Leave Me Now – recording studio version 1 (2023, take 2)  2:13 * ; 20) Don’t Leave Me Now – recording studio version 2 (2022, take 12)  2:16 ; 21) Treat Me Nice – movie version with overdubs (2008)  2:02 ** ; 22) Treat Me Nice (2008, splice of takes 10/13)  2:06 ; 23) Jailhouse Rock – movie version  2:58** ; 24) (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care – movie edit (2013, take 16/2021, take 6)  2:03* ; 25) Young And Beautiful – end title version (2004, splice of takes 8/12/18/22)  2:20 

ALTERNATE MOVIE MASTERS 

26) Jailhouse Rock – male vocal overdub version  2:30 ; 27) Don't Leave Me Now – unused first version (2016, take 2) 1:47  

BONUS 

28) Treat Me Nice (2003, take 19)  2:13* 

**  Stereo 

Disc 2  

BINAURAL SESSIONS 

Treat Me Nice – second movie version (2008)  Takes 1-13 

I Want To Be Free – jail version (2009)  Takes 1-13 

Young And Beautiful – record version (2004)  Takes 11-22

 

2. “FROM SUNSET TO VEGAS”

2. FROM SUNSET TO VEGAS is a 2-disc set in FTD’S 5 “ digipack format. The main body of the release is the rehearsal recorded at RCA’s studio on Sunset Blvd on August 16, 1974. There is a bonus section on Disc 2 with 10 live recordings from Elvis’ Las Vegas engagement in August/September 1974.

AUGUST 74
 
THE REHEARSAL – Recorded at RCA’s Studios, Hollywood. August 16, 1974

DISC 1

1) If You Love Me (Let Me Know). Version 1 2:30 ; 2) If You Love Me (Let Me Know). Version 2 3:10 ; 3) Promised Land. Version 1 2:55 ; 4) Promised Land. Version 2 3:53 ; 5) Down In The Alley. Version 1 2:40 ; 6) Down In The Alley. Version 2 3:22 ; 7) It’s Midnight 4:19 ; 8) Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming 4:06 ; 9) Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues 3:22 ; 10) Softly As I Leave You. Version 1 2:19 ; 11) Softly As I Leave You. Version 2 4:18 ; 12) I’m Leavin’ 4:49 ; 13) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 5:13 ; 14) Proud Mary 3:09 ; 15) If You Talk In Your Sleep 4:23

DISC 2

THE REHEARSAL – continued
 
1) If You Love Me (Let Me Know). Version 3 7:01 ; 2) If You Love Me (Let Me Know). Version 4 8:17 ; 3) The Twelth Of Never 2:50 ; 4) Faded Love 3:24 ; 5) Just Pretend 5:06

THE LIVE RECORDINGS - Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton. August-September, 1974
 
6) Trying To Get To You 3:19  August 20 – Dinner show ; 7) Heartbreak Hotel 1:34 August 20 – Dinner show ; 8) Suspicious Minds 4:49   August 22 – Midnight show ; 9) Help Me 2:47  August 22 – Midnight Show ; 10) The Wonder Of You 2:10 August 27 – Midnight Show ; 11) American Trilogy 4:25  August 22 – Midnight show ; 12) Elvis talking 1:21 August 22 – Midnight show ;13) Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:37  August 27 – Midnight Show  ; 14) Elvis talking 2:01 August 27 – Midnight Show ;15) It's Now Or Never 2:22  August 27 – Midnight Show ; 16) Bringin’ It Back (featuring Sherrill Nielsen as lead vocalist) 2:49  September 2 – Midnight Show 17) Aubrey (featuring Sherrill Nielsen as lead vocalist) 3:31 ; September 2 – Midnight Show

NOVEMBER 

There will be 4 releases around November 1.

1) GOOD TIMES is a 2-disc set in the classic album series. Originally released in 1974, this great album featured the legendary “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues”, “My Boy” and “I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby”. In addition to the masters, it will contain many great outtakes from the Stax Sessions of 1973. The package features the 7” inch digipack format with 12-page booklet.  

2) ROCKIN’ ACROSS TEXAS will be released as a 2-CD set without the book that is now deleted. The 2 disc set features Elvis live in Amarillo, Texas at The Civic Center, June 19, 1974 and in Fort Worth, Texas at Tarrant County Convention Center, Recorded July 3, 1976.  

3) A NEW SOUNDBOARD (TBC)

4. “THE JUNGLE ROOM SESSIONS” 

A Limited Edition – 2 Disc 180-Gram Vinyl Set

FTD Vinyl next release is a limited edition 2-Disc vinyl set of THE JUNGLE ROOM SESSIONS. Supplied in a new gatefold sleeve featuring additional Graceland images, it will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and DMM Copper mastered at Abbey Road Studios,London.

source: Peter Haan - August 28, 2009


“THE WONDER OF YOU”

On June 29, FTD will be releasing THE WONDER OF YOU. Featuring the complete concert performance from The International Hotel, Las Vegas on August 13, 1970, it’s been mixed FOR THE FIRST TIME in its entirety by Vic Anesini. Filmed as part of the legendary THAT’S THE WAY IT IS movie, unique performances include; Stranger In The Crowd, In The Ghetto, Make The World Go Away and Don’t Cry Daddy.
THE WONDER OF YOU is a single disc digipack. Both Blue HAWAII and STANDING ROOM ONLY vinyl will be issued on June 29 along with ‘The Wonder Of You’. Tracklisting:
1) That’s All Right 2:56 (Arthur Crudup) 2) I Got A Woman 2:29 (Ray Charles) 3) Hound Dog 3:19 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) 4) Love Me Tender 4:32 (Elvis Presley/Vera Matson) 5) Don’t Cry Daddy 2:33 (Mac Davis) 6) In The Ghetto 2:44 (Mac Davis) 7) I Just Can’t Help Believin’ 3:49 (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil) 8) Stranger In The Crowd 4:00 (Winfield Scott) 9) Make The World Go Away 3:21 (Hank Cochran) 10) Sweet Caroline 3:22 (Neil Diamond) 11) You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 4:15 (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil) 12) Polk Salad Annie 5:35 (Tony Joe White) 13) Introductions 3:42 14) The Wonder Of You 2:39 (Baker Knight) 15) Heartbreak Hotel 1:41 (Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley) 16) Blue Suede Shoes 1:09 (Carl Perkins) 17) One Night 1:52 (Dave Bartholomew/Pearl King) 18) All Shook Up 1:19 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 19) Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:22 (Paul Simon) 20) Suspicious Minds 6:06 (Mark James) 21) Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:09 (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)

Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley Guitar & vocals: Charlie Hodge Bass: Jerry Scheff Drums: Ronnie Tutt Piano: Glen D. Hardin Vocals: The Imperials, The Sweet Inspirations, Millie Kirkham Joe Guercio and his Orchestra
Source: Peter Haan - June 2, 2009


Dixieland Delight

On May 18, FTD will be releasing a 2-CD set called DIXIELAND DELIGHT. Featuring concert performances from May 31, 1975 and June 1, 1975 in Huntsville, Alabama, it’s released in cooperation with the forthcoming multimedia box set release by Bud Glass and Praytome Publishing. 

Elvis was truly inspired by the superb reaction he received in Huntsville, selling out five shows. It’s the only time in his career that he did so many consecutive performances in one City.

 

DIXIELAND DELIGHT will be released as a 5” digipack and includes a 4-colour booklet.

CD1 - Love Me* / If You Love Me (Let Me Know)* / Love Me Tender* / All Shook Up* / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel* / The Wonder Of You* / Burning Love* / Introductions* / Trouble (incomplete)* / T-R-O-U-B-L-E* / Hawaiian Wedding Song* / Let Me Be There* / An American Trilogy* / Funny How Time Slips Away* / Blue Suede Shoes* / For The Good Times* / Little Darlin’* / Can’t Help Falling In Love*. Bonus Songs: Johnny B. Goode / Hound Dog / I’m Leavin’.

First 18 (*) tracks recorded May 31st 1975 at the matinee show
Rest recorded May 31st 1975 at the evening show
Beginning of Matinee show not recorded. Bonus tracks have been added from the evening performance.

CD2 - Love Me* / If You Love Me (Let Me Know)* / Love Me Tender* / All Shook Up* / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel* / The Wonder Of You* / Burning Love (incomplete)* / Polk Salad Annie* / Introductions* / I Can’t Stop Loving You* / T-R-O-U-B-L-E* / I’ll Remember You* / Let Me Be There* / Why Me Lord* / An American Trilogy* / Funny How Time Slips Away* / Little Darlin’* / Can’t Help Falling In Love*. Bonus Songs: I Got A Woman - Amen / Release Me / Heartbreak Hotel / How Great Thou Art.

First 18 (*) tracks recorded June 1st 1975 at the evening show
Rest recorded June 1st 1975 at the matinee show

source: Peter Haan - April 20, 2009


Another Beautiful Promo CD from China

Elvis - Today Tomorrow & Forever. This 12 tracks For In-Store Promotion Only CD is a real beauty from BMG China. Not easy to find.
But happy hunting anyway!
Source: HT Long - March 5, 2009

Elvis - Standing Room Only

On March 23, 2009 the Follow That Dream Collector's label will release a 2CD version of the "Standing Room Only" album. From the press release: "as you know the album was never officially released and it's possible that the version we create was never meant to be, but it's the best way we can present the Las Vegas masters from February of 1972 and the masters and out-takes from the March 1972 sessions at RCA".

The album will also be released on vinyl, it should be released with the FTD April title.

The label is also planning two more CDs for the first half of 2009; scheduled for release mid-April and mid-May.


Disc 1 -The Album

Side 1 : 1- *Separate Ways 2:35 ; 2- Never Been To Spain 3:25 ; 3- You Gave Me A Mountain 3:13 ; 4- *For The Good Times 3:08 ; 5- *Fool 2:41 ; 6- The Impossible Dream 2:28

Side 2 : 1- *Burning Love 2:50 ; 2- *Always On My Mind 3:37 ; 3- *It's A Matter Of Time 3:02 ; 4- It's Over 2:18 ; 5- It's Impossible 2:52 ; 6- *Where Do I Go From Here 2:37 ; 7- An American Trilogy 4:28
 
The Bonus Songs :  1- Little Sister / Get Back 1:54 ; 2- All Shook Up 1:02 ; 3- (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 1:48 ; 4- Hound Dog 2:11 ; 5- A Big Hunk O' Love 1:59

*studio recordings


Disc 2 - The Studio Outtakes

1- Always On My Mind - take 2 3:59 ; 2- Where Do I Go From Here - take 2 2:37 ; 3- Separate Ways - takes 1,2,3,4,5,11,12,13, 20 & 21 (undubbed master) 10:27 ; 4- For The Good Times - takes 1-2 3:40 ; 5- Burning Love - take 2 3:00 ; 6- Where Do I Go From Here - takes 3-5 3:28 ; 7- Always On My Mind - take 3 3:33 ; 8- Fool - take 1 4:02 ; 9- Where Do I Go From Here - take 6 2:30 ; 10- It's A Matter Of Time - takes 1-4 6:08 ; 11- For The Good Times - take 3 3:16 ; 12- Always On My Mind - take 4 3:43 ; 13- Burning Love - takes 3-4 5:35 ; 14- Separate Ways - takes 22-25 5:16 ; 15- Where Do I Go From Here - takes 7 & 8 (undubbed master) 4:07

source : Elvis Unlimited - February 21, 2009