Elvis' Christmas Album

This Cd from BMG Entertainment UK & Ireland was released in Romania. 

source: Barry McLean - February 2, 2009


Next FTD "Blue Hawaii"

Here's the latest newsletter:
On February 15 we will release a 2 CD version of BLUE HAWAII in our classic album series (see track listing below). FTD will also be producing a strictly limited edition 2-disc vinyl edition of BLUE HAWAII. A separate newsletter will be circulated soon. On March 15 we will follow up with a 2CD version of STANDING ROOM ONLY. As you know the album never came out, 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 outtakes from the March 1972 sessions at RCA. We are planning two more CDs for the first half of 2009, and at this time we have scheduled them for mid-April and mid-May.
Blue Hawaii (Cat no. 8869729733-2)

DISC 1

THE ORIGINAL ALBUM, SIDE 1 01) Blue Hawaii 2:37 (Leo Robin/Ralph Rainger) 02) Almost Always True 2:24 (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman) 03) Aloha Oe 1:55 (Arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley) 04) No More 2:24 (Don Robertson/Hal Blair) 05) Can't Help Falling In Love 3:04 (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss) 06) Rock-A-Hula Baby 2:01 (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller) 07) Moon¬light Swim 2:22 (Sylvia Dee/Ben Weisman) SIDE 2 08) Ku-U-I-Po 2:23 (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss) 09) Ito Eats 1:25 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 10) Slicin' Sand 1:37 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 11) Hawaiian Sunset 2:35 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 12) Beach Boy Blues 2:05 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 13) Island Of Love 2:41 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 14) Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:53 (Charles King/Al Hoffman/Dick Manning) NEW BONUS TRACKS 15) Steppin' Out Of Line (movie version) 1:56 (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller) 16) Beach Boy Blues (movie version) 1:59 17) Can’t Help Falling In Love (movie version) 1:54 18) Moonlight Swim (undubbed master) 2:25 19) Steppin’ Out Of Line (record version) 1:57 FIRST TAKES 20) Blue Hawaii – takes 1,2,3 3:54 21) Almost Always True – take 3 2:33 22) Aloha Oe (section 2) – take 1 1:20 23) No More – take 7 2:36 24) Can’t Help Falling In Love – take 13 2:38 25) Rock-A-Hula Baby – takes 1, 2, 3 3:41 26) Moonlight Swim – take 2 2:38 27) Ku-U-I-Po – take 1 2:34 28) Ito Eats – takes 1, 2 2:36 29) Slicin’ Sand – takes 1, 2, 3 2:59 30) Hawaiian Sunset – take 1 2:42 31) Island Of Love – take 8 3:02 32) Hawaiian Wedding Song – take 1 3:00
SIDE 2
DISC 2 1) Hawaiian Sunset – take 2 2:46 2) Hawaiian Sunset – takes 6, 3 3:18 3) Aloha Oe (section 2) – take 6 1:19 4) Aloha Oe (section 2) - takes 7/5 0:55 5) Ku-U-I-Po – takes 2, 4, 5 3:55 6) Ku-U-I-Po – takes 6, 7 2:51 7) No More – takes 1, 2, 4, 8 6:15 8) No More – takes 11, 15 (insert ending) 3:16 9) Slicin’ Sand – take 4 1:43 10) Slicin’ Sand – takes 5, 6, 7 3:32 11) Slicin Sand – takes 8, 13, 15, 16, 14 4:06 12) Blue Hawaii – takes 4, 5, 6 4:39 13) Ito Eats – takes 4, 6, 5 2:21 14) Island Of Love – takes 1, 2, 4, 6 4:31 15) Island Of Love – takes 7, 9 3:16 16) Steppin’ Out Of Line (movie version) – takes 4, 5, 7/8 3:22 17) Steppin’ Out Of Line (record version) – takes 10, 11, 16, 15 4:08 18) Steppin’ Out Of Line (tag for movie) – takes 18/19 1:15 19) Always Almost True – takes 2, 4, 5 5:11 20) Almost Always True – takes 7, 6 2:52 21) Moonlight Swim – takes 1, 4 3:54 22) Can’t Help Falling In Love – takes 14, 15, 16 3:08 23) Can’t Help Falling In Love – takes 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24 4:27 24) Can’t Help Falling In Love – takes 25, 26 2:15

Source: Peter Haan - Jan 14, 2009


If I Get Home On Christmas Day

This is the new Christmas CD from EPE.

source: Barry McLean - January 9, 2009



Two New Original Camden Re-released

Sony / BMG USA released these two new Camden original LP on CD. Both contains the same songs as the original LP and mastered by Vic Anesini.

source : Barry McLean - December 9, 2008 



In Person & I'll Remember You

IN PERSON is a classic album. 2 CD’s with disc 2 being the complete Friday, August 22 dinner show, mixed and mastered by Vic Anesini. 

I’LL REMEMBER YOU is a single disc 5” soundboard recording of the dinner show from February 3, 1973. This is a Las Vegas engagement that has not previously been covered by FTD, and the release is in line with our policy of releasing at least one show from every Las Vegas/Lake Tahoe season and every tour. As most of you know we unfortunately don’t have soundboard recordings from every show, but we are still trying to find more.

IN PERSON

Disc 1 

ORIGINAL ALBUM

01 Blue Suede Shoes 2:05

02 Johnny B. Goode 2:19

03 All Shook Up 2:07

04 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3:15

05 Hound Dog 1:53

06 I Can’t Stop Loving You 3:19

07 My Babe 2:05

08 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 3:43

09 Words 2:45

10 In The Ghetto 2:55

11 Suspicious Minds 7:45

12 Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:12 

BONUS SONGS – originally released on ON STAGE – FEBRUARY 1970

13 Runaway 2:32

14 Yesterday 2:29 

RARE PERFORMANCES

15 This Is The Story 2:55

16 Inherit The Wind 3:41

17 Rubberneckin’ 3:53

18 Reconsider Baby 3:17

19 Funny How Time Slips Away 2:38 

Disc 2 

THE COMPLETE AUGUST 22, 1969 DINNER SHOW

01 Blue Suede Shoes 2:26

02 I Got A Wo­man 2:54

03 All Shook Up 3:18

04 Love Me Tender 2:40

05 Jailhouse Rock / Don't Be Cruel 3:21

06 Heartbreak Hotel 2:37

07    Hound Dog 4:00

08 Memories 2:50

09 Mystery Train / Tiger Man 4:23

10    Monologue 9:09

11 Baby, What You Want Me To Do 3:15

12 Runaway 2:59

13 Are You Lonesome Tonight? 2:42

14    Yesterday / Hey Jude 4:37

15 Introductions 2:59

16 In The Ghetto 2:51

17 Suspicious Minds 7:17

18 What’d I Say 4:11

19 Can’t Help Falling In Love 2:11

 

I’LL REMEMBER YOU

01.  Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:12

02.  See See Rider 2:59

03. I Got A Woman / Amen 3:09

04. Until It’s Time For You To Go 2:30

05.You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:05

06.  Steamroller Blues 2:54

07.  You Gave Me A Mountain 3:17

08.  Fever 2:48

09.  Love Me 1:34

10.  Blue Suede Shoes 1:11

11.  Love Me Tender 1:54

12.  Johnny B. Goode 1:37

13.  Hound Dog 2:09

14.  What Now My Love 3:08

15.  Suspicious Minds 5:04

16.  Introductions By Elvis 1:27

17. I’ll Remember You 2:46

18.  I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:20

19.  American Trilogy 4:35

20.  Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:45 

Bonus Song:

21. Sweet Caroline 2:35

source : Peter Haan - November 6, 2008



Christmas Duets ( Walmart Edition )

This is the Walmart Edition ( USA ) of the Christmas Duets release. It inludes a bonus Elvis card for a 20 minute '' behind the scenes '' making-of video download.

source : Barry McLean - November 3, 2008



Christmas Duets

This is the digipak deluxe US version of the new Sony/ BMG release of Elvis' first ever duets album .  

source: Barry McLean - October 29, 2008 



Elvis - Inspirational Memories

This Collector's Edition tin can set from Sony / BMG USA includes a CD, a guitar candle, a booklet, a DVD and 6 postcards. The CD features 9 tracks and the DVD 3 songs previously released material from Aloha From Hawaii & '68 Comeback plus a video photo montage to music.

source: Barry McClean - October 25, 2008 




Christmas Duets

This is the Canadian version of the new Sony/ BMG release of Christmas Duets. The Canadian version features a duet with Renée Martel ( country singer from Québec ) with the song "On A Snowy Christmas Night".
source: Barry McLean - October 17, 20081

The Essential Elvis Presley-Limited Edition 3.0

The Essential Elvis Presley is a new Sony / BMG USA three CD fold out digipak set. The Limited Edition 3.0 contains a bonus 3rd CD with 8 tracks. This set includes a nice booklet.
source : Barry McLean - September 19, 2008

“Elvis Country & Nevada Nights

Here's the latest info on the upcoming FTD's.
Unfortunately it has been necessary to postpone the classic album release of “IN PERSON”. This is due to an overwhelming workload at Sony. The album will now come out approx. December 1st, together with a soundboard from February 1973 at The Las Vegas Hilton. If possible, we will try to ship these two titles at the end of November. The other two releases will be shipped in October – as early as we can. The double CD from August 1974 has been titled “NEVADA NIGHTS”.

Source: Peter Haan - September 10, 2008



'68 Comeback Special Radio Sampler

This is the Sony / BMG USA Radio Sampler. It includes 14 selections from the The Complete '68 Comeback Special - 40th Anniversary Edition

source: Barry McLean - September 6, 2008 


Elvis Presley et le Quebec

Released August 26th only in the Province of Quebec in Canada, is the 15 track Sony/BMG, Tandem release:
Elvis Presley et le Quebec, une histoire d'amour:
Selections
1. Heartbreak Hotel 2. Don’t be cruel 3. Hound dog 4. Love me tender 5. Love me 6. All shook up 7. (Let me be your) Teddy Bear 8. Jailhouse Rock 9. Hard headed woman 10. It’s now or never 11. Surrender 12. Can’t help falling in love 13. Suspicious minds 14. Are you lonesome tonight 15. A little less conversation (Remix)
Source: e-mail - August 28, 2008

INCREDIBLY RARE NEWLY DISCOVERED CHINA PROMO CD!!!

Here are the artwork of the newly discovered a previously unknown BMG China promo CD that was released in 2001 but was never actually sent out. This is a real beautiful collectors' treasure!
Happy hunting!
Source: HT Long - August 12, 2008


Elvis Presley - A Christmas With Elvis

This is from Sony/BMG Australia set for release for Christmas 2008 under Sony /BMG's "Hits and Stars" campaign is a duets album featuring Sony/BMG artists with Elvis on his Christmas songs.
source: Evan Mueller - August 6, 2008

Rare Promo – In The Ghetto (Outtake)

Here we have a very rare and hard to find in-house Sony BMG promo CD. It feature only 1 song "In The Ghetto (OUTTAKE) 1:31" cataloguenumber RCA BMG 74321 973202
Source: Peter Haan / It's Elvis Time - August 2, 2008

Promo Vinyl '68 Comeback Show

This 7 inch single was handed out to all buyers of the 40th anniversary set of Elvis, The Complete 68 Comeback Special on July 31 at the special party in Purmerend, Holland. Cataloguenumber is: RCA 07312008PR
A Side: That's All Right First Sit Down Show version
B Side: That’s All Right – Second Sit Down Show version
Promotional use only, not for sale and limited to 300 copies
Source: Peter Haan, It's Elvis Time - August 1, 2008

FTD October releases

Here's the first information on the October 2008 releases.
1) Untitled - 2 CD of soundboards from August 1974, including the opening show
2) 2 CD version of ELVIS COUNTRY
3) 2 CD version of IN PERSON More information top follow as work progresses
Source: Peter Haan - July 31, 2008

Elvis Presley - Hit Collection

Sony / BMG Germany issued in 2007 this 20 tracks compilation titled Hit Collection. There are several tracks expected in such type of compilation but some are a bit surprising.
Track list : Love Me Tender / It's Now Or Never / Are You Lonesome Tonight ? / Don't / Loving You / Can't Help Falling In Love / Love Letters / I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / That's When Your Heartaches Begin / True Love / Young And Beautiful / Doin' The Best I Can / Something Blue / Angel / That's Someone You Never Forget / Just Pretend / For The Good Times / Woman Without Love / He'll Have To Go / It's Impossible
source: Barry McLean - July 30, 2008

68 Comeback Special Deluxe Boxset Out Now

The '68 Comeback Special Boxsets are rolling out of the factory and have arrived at the SONY/BMG headquarters, at least here in Holland they have. This is what the Boxset looks like and it is looking quite stunning! This release, aimed at the general public, certainly fits nicely next to the Complete '68 Special Dvd Boxset. There is a very nice and informative booklet included and the overall sound is very good, thanks to Vic Anesini. The audio on the dressingroom rehearsals seems to have improved quite a bit as well! The Boxset is dedicated in memory of Todd Morgan. In Holland, the Boxset will be first released this coming thursday during a special release party where fans will get a very limited 7" vinyl promo single for free when the buy the Boxset.
Source: Rogier van Luyken - July 26, 2008

Elvis Presley - Original Album Classics

This is an Sony / BMG EU release containing 5 CD. The first two albums, Loving You, Elvis Is Back and G.I. Blues. Oddly enough the 5 discs were made in Canada though.

source: Barry McLean - July 17, 2008


July FTDs Delayed

Roger Semon from the FTD label sent a communique stating the July FTD releases were being delayed.

'' Due to the larger than expected orders for the 3 new FTD releases, our manufacturer will be unable to deliver the complete finish stock to the warehouse until July 28.This means that the orders will ship on August 1st. Apologies for the delay but thanks for the orders! ''

source: Peter Haan / It's Elvis Time - July 13, 2008


Baby Let's Play House Spankox Remix

This Spankox remix of  '' Baby Let's Play House '' from Sony / BMG is only available in the USA through Graceland or/and their on-line shop. The CD contains a radio edit version ( 2:52 min. ), an extended version ( 5:10 min. ) and the original version ( 2:15 min. ).

source : Barry McLean - July 10, 2008


Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee

DISC 1     

THE ALBUM    : 01  Witchcraft  2:24 - 02 Please Don't Drag That String Around  1:57 - 03 Love Me Tonight  2:03 - 04 Slowly But Surely  2:15 - 05 It Hurts Me 2:30 - 06 Echoes Of Love  2:42 - 07 (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway  2:23 - 08 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise  2:22 - 09 Never Ending 2:02 - 10 Ask Me  2:09 - 11 Memphis, Tennessee  2:11 - 12 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 1:53 - 13 Western Union  2:14 - 14 Blue River  2:11 - 15 What Now, What Next , Where To  2:01 

REJECTED MASTERS  16 Memphis, Tennessee  2:16 - 17 Ask Me  2:10

FIRST TAKES :  18 Witchcraft – take 1  2:40 - 19 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 1  2:09 - 20 Love Me Tonight – take 1  2:12 - 21 Slowly But Surely – take 1  2:32 - 22 It Hurts Me – take 1  2:41 - 23 Echoes Of Love – take 1  2:52 - 24 (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway - take 1  2:58 - 25    (You’re The) Devil In Disguise -take 3  2:39 - 26    Never Ending – take 1  2:06 - 27    Ask me – takes 1 & 2  2:40 - 28    Memphis Tennessee – take 1  2:47 - 29    Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – take 1  2:05 - 30    Western Union – take 1  2:09 - 31    Ask Me (1963 version) – take 1  2:30 

DISC 2 

MAY 1963 SESSIONS : 01 Echoes Of Love – takes 2,4,5,3  5:51 - 02 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 2  2:10 - 03 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – takes 3,4,5  3:55 - 04 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – takes 1,2,4,5,6(M) 5:07 - 05 Never Ending – take 2 & 3(M)  3:20 - 06 Witchcraft – take 2  2:33 - 07 Finder Keepers, Losers Weepers – takes 2 &3M  3:14 - 08 Love Me Tonight – takes 2,3,4  3:00 - 09 Love Me Tonight – takes 6 & 5  2:59 - 10 Memphis, Tennessee (‘63 version)– take 1   2:34 - 11 Western Union – takes 2 & 3  3:29 - 12 Slowly But Surely – takes 2,3,4  2:53 - 13 Blue River – takes 1 & 2  2:29 - 14 Ask Me – takes 3 & 4  3:25 - 15 Ask Me – takes 5 & 6 (alt. master)  3:43 - 16 Echoes Of Love – takes 6 & 7  2:01 - 17 Echoes Of Love – takes 9 & 8 (alt. master) 3:25 

JANUARY 1964 SESSIONS :  18 Memphis, Tennessee – takes 2,3,4,5  4:28 - 19 Ask Me – take 3  2:29 - 20 Ask Me – takes 4,5,6,7  3:54 - 21 Ask Me – takes 8,10,9  2:53 - 22 It Hurts Me – takes 2,3,4,5(M)  4:14

 

Love Letters From Elvis

The Original Album : 1)   Love Letters -2)    When I’m Over You - 3)      If I Were You - 4)      Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It - 5)    Heart Of Rome -6)    Only Believe - 7)     This Is Our Dance  - 8)     Cindy, Cindy - 9)    I’ll Never Know - 10)  It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) - 11)  Life 

New Bonus Songs : 12)  The Sound Of Your Cry - 13)  Sylvia - 14)  Rags To Riches - 15)  Something 

First takes : 16)  The Sound Of Your Cry – takes 1, 2, 3  -17)  Cindy, Cindy – take 1 - 18)  I’ll Never Know – take 1 - 19)  It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 1, 2 - 20)  Life – take 1, 2 - 21)  Heart Of Rome – take 1 - 22)  If I Were You – take 1- 23)  Rags To Riches – rehearsal, take 2  

Disc 2 – Session outtakes & undubbed masters :  01) Radio Commercial - 02) The Sound Of Your Cry – takes 4, 5, 6 - 03) Cindy, Cindy – takes 2, 3 (undubbed master) - 04) Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It – take 1(undubbed master) - 05) I’ll Never Know – takes 2, 3 - 06) It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 3, 4, 5, 6 - 07) This Is Our Dance – takes 6, 7, 9,11 (undubbed master) - 08) Life – take10 - 09) Heart of Rome – take 2 (undubbed master) - 10) Love Letters – takes 3, 1 - 11) If I were you - takes 2, 3, 4, 5 - 12) Only Believe - takes 1, 2, 3, 4 (undubbed master) - 13) Sylvia - takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 - Rags To Riches - take 3

 

America

2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain /Trying to get to You/ All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / America The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions / Hurt / Hound Dog / Help Me / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin'/Its Now Or Never/Funny How Time Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. Bonus songs from Spokane, WA 27.4.76 : Burning Love/My Way.

source: Peter Haan - July 2, 2008


Elvis Greatest Hits - Steel Box Collection

This is a brand new issue by Sony/BMG Canada with the Steel Box Collection ( 16 tracks ). This time it features the usual Greatest Hits such as ; It's Now Or Never, Hound Dog and All Shook Up with others not usually part of these hits collection like ; Mystery Train, Hard Headed Woman and My Baby Left Me. 

source: Barry McLean- June 18, 2008


America

One of the July FTD release is the CD America featuring the complete show from April 22, 1976 recorded in Omaha, NB. This CD will also contain two tracks recorded during the last show of the tour in Spokane,WA.

Tracklist :

2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain /Trying to get to You/ All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / America The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions / What I'd Say (featuring James Burton) / Ronnie Tutt drums solo / Jerry Scheff bass solo / Tony Brown piano solo / David Briggs electric piano solo / Love Letters/ Marty Harrell orchestra / Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll / Hurt / Hound Dog / Help Me / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin'/Its Now Or Never/Funny How Time Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. Bonus songs from Spokane, WA 27.4.76 : Burning Love/My Way.
source: FECC Forum/Man And His Music magazine - June 2, 2008


Elvis

This is a 2 CD-R promo set ( 22 tracks ) from Sony/BMG and Cherry Lane USA. On the discs it states '' Music Licensing 2007 ''. Almost every songs featured on both CD-R are from movie soundtracks excepted for a few such as : So High, Suspicion, Power Of My Love, If I Can Drean and It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You.

source: Barry McLean - May 21, 2008


FTD News From Ernst Jorgensen

Many of our customers have asked to have information about new releases as early as possible. Consequently we hereby publish the information about the July 2008 releases. As they are all work in progress, this is just basic information. Track listings and cover art is not ready yet. AMERICA soundboard release from April 1976, with the body of the recordings being from the Omaha show. MEMPHIS TENNESSEE (The Lost Album)2 CD version in our Classic Album series ( 7” digipack with booklet ).  LOVE LETTERS FROM ELVIS2 CD version in our Classic Album series ( 7” digipack with booklet ).

source: Elvis Unlimited

The excellent magazine The Elvis Mag from Essential Elvis UK reports in his latest May/June 2008 issue the following albums will be released in 2008/2009 :

Louisiana Hayride Farewell Concert 1956 ; The Sun Era 1954-1955 ( Photo book with CD ) ; Live In Hawaii 1961 ; Good Times ; Promised Land ; How Great Thou Art

source: Essential Elvis UK - May 16, 2008


Discover Elvis Presley

This is the new Sony/BMG Canada issue of Discover Elvis Presley, which came out last year in the USA. The CD features 5 tracks ( listed above on the back cover ), and also contains a PIN number for a free download of the song Viva Las Vegas. This is aimed to the people who doesn't know much of Elvis and his music, and specifically for the younger generations.

source: Barry McLean - April 19, 2008


BMG Reissues

Sony/BMG USA re-released on April 1st the three Gospel CDs. They all come with bonus tracks and a sticker on the packaging mentions : Original Album with Bonus Tracks - Mastered from the original analog masters for optimum sound quality .

source: Barry McLean- April 2nd, 2008


That's The Way It Is & The Way It Was FTDs

The Way It Was is a 5'' digipack and has same audio content as first released and featured in the FTD book. That's The Way It Is Deluxe is a 7'' double CD set with a 20 page full color booklet.

That's The Way It Is

DISC 1 

THE ALBUM 

1)      I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (live) 

2)      Twenty Days And Twenty Nights

3)      How The Web Was Woven

4)      Patch It Up (live) 

5)      Mary In The Morning   

6)      You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 

7)      You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling (live) 

8)      I’ve Lost You (live) 

9)      Just Pretend 

10)  Stranger In The Crowd 

11)  The Next Step Is Love 

12)  Bridge Over Troubled Water

BONUS TRACKS 

13)  Patch It Up (studio version) 

14)  I’ve Lost You (studio version) 

15)  Twenty Days And Twenty Nights – take 8 

16) Bridge Over Troubled Water (live) 

17)  Little Sister/Get Back (live)   

18)  Something (live) 

19)  The Next Step Is Love - undubbed master 

20) Patch It Up – take 1 

21) Bridge Over Troubled Water –alternate mix 

Disc 2 

THE SESSIONS 

1)      Tiger Man (jam)

2) Twenty Days And Twenty Nights – rehearsal, takes 1,2,3 

3) I’ve Lost You – rehearsal, take 1 

4) Bridge Over Troubled Water – take 1 

5) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – rehearsal composite 

6)      The Next Step Is Love – rehearsal, takes 2,3,6 

7) How The Web Was Woven – rehearsal, take 1 

8) Stranger In The Crowd – rehearsal, takes 1,3,4,5 

9) Stranger In The Crowd – master take 9 – rough mix 

10) Mary In The Morning – takes 1,2,3,4    

11) Patch It Up – takes 2-7 

12) Patch It Up – take 9 – alternate master 

13) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – takes 1,2 

14) Just Pretend – takes 1,2 

15) The Next Step Is Love – takes 7,8,9,10 

16) Bridge Over Troubled Water – rehearsal, takes 2,5 

17) I’ve Lost You – takes 4,5,6 

18) Twenty Days And Twenty Nights – takes 5,6 

19) Twenty Days And Twenty Nights – take 9 master – rough mix

source: Peter Haan - February 25, 2008


Love, Elvis

Sony/BMG Canada  released on January 29, 2008 the 3 CD set Love, Elvis . The tracks ate mixed and mastered from original source tapes using DSD technology. The set includes a previously/ rare alternate version of '' For The Good Times '' ( take 3 ).

This is interesting to note the sticker on front stating the tracks featured  are '' Official Masters '' while the French translation word for word doesn't make much sense here. 

source: Barry McLean - February 2, 2008


Wild In The Country

We have just received the new FTD release "Wild In The Country", and as an additional bonus we got Husky Dusky Day. Also what we noticed is that they spelled Elvis Presley wrong, is there no one out there who is checking this stuff??
Tracklisting:
Original Soundtrack: Wild in the Country / Lonely Man / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell / In My Way / Forget Me Never / Lonely Man (solo) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (low key) / Outtakes : Lonely Man (take 1) / Wild in the Country (takes 1,2) / Wild in the Country (takes 10,11) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (takes 1,2,3) / Lonely Man (solo, take 1) / In My Way (take 1) / Forget Me Never (takes 2,1) / Lonely Man (take 4) / Lonely Man (solo, takes 2,3) / In My Way (take 2) / In My Way (takes 4,5,6/8) / Wild in the Country (takes 12,13) / Wild in the Country (take 14) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (takes 7,8,9) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (take 11) / Lonely Man (takes 6,7,8) / Lonely Man (takes 11,12) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (takes 14,15,16) / Wild in the Country (take 16) / Husky Dusky Day
January 22, 2008


Elvis Rock & Roll Legend

Here we have the artwork for the new CD Elvis Rock & Roll Legend , from Hallmark , Sony & BMG Custom Marketing Group.
Source: Ron Lacourse - January 20, 2008


Elvis : The Very Best Of Love

This is the USA Sony / BMG / Madacy Collectors Tin Can Edition of The Very Best Of Love . It features 12 ballads, a pictorial DVD featuring over 400 photos of '' Elvis Through The Years '', plus a 32-page biographical boolet and five Elvis -inspired cards ( including envelopes ).

Tracks :

Teddy Bear / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Love Me Tender / It's Now Or Never / Don't / Suspicious Minds / Can't Help Falling In Love / Burning Love / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / I'm Yours / It Hurts Me / Young And Beautiful

source: Barry McLean - January 19, 2008


Early Elvis

This is a new 2 CD set from Sony/BMG Canada. It features tracks from his first two albums, several singles and some movie songs. 

source: Barry McLean - January 13, 2008


Love, Elvis ( 3 CD- Collector's Tin )

Sony/BMG Canada will release on January 29, 2008 the 3 CD set Love, Elvis for Valentine's Day promotion. The tracks ate mixed and mastered from original source tapes using DSD technology. The set includes a previously/ rare alternate version of '' For The Good Times ''.

source: Barry McLean - January 7, 2008


Elvis - Viva Las Vegas - Official Soundtrack

This is the flyer from Sony / BMG for the marketing of forthcoming soundtrack CD of Viva Las Vegas aired on ABC this past Fall. The tracklist isn't final as stated on the flyer. It features Elvis hits interpreted by today's biggest artists and original Elvis masters. The ABC program will be re-aired in early 2008 and the street date for this CD soundtrack is January 8, 2008.

source: Barry McLean / December 28, 2007


 New Fan Club Presidents CD

This is the Christmas 2007 edition of the Fan Club Presidents CD. It features the song If Every Day Was Like Christmas. Happy hunting to all CD collectors around the world !

source : Joseph A. Krein ( Elvis 2001 ) - December 11, 2007


The Ringle CDs

The Sony/BMG ringle CDs. The first one is '' Love Me Tender '' with the original B-side '' Anyway You Want Me '' and second is '' Suspicious Minds '' with '' You'll Think Of Me ''. Both contains a ringtone of the #1 Hits and also a bonus wallpaper.

source: Barry McLean - December 11, 2007


Christmas With Elvis

This is the new Sony/BMG USA Christmas CD ( 15 tracks ) in association with Platinum Legends.

source: Barry McLean - December 3, 2007


The Singles Sampler

This sampler is for the promo for the Australian release of the new singles box-set campaign. The sampler contains 18 tracks and pressed in E.U. The CD contains masters as they appear on those recent singles in the UK .

source: Evan Mueller / November 27, 2007


Next FTD WILD IN THE COUNTRY

The next release from the FTD label will be "Wild In The Country" that is set for release on January 2008. It will be a one CD release.
Tracklisting:
Original Soundtrack: Wild in the Country / Lonely Man / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell / In My Way / Forget Me Never / Lonely Man (solo) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (low key) / Outtakes : Lonely Man (take 1) / Wild in the Country (takes 1,2) / Wild in the Country (takes 10,11) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (takes 1,2,3) / Lonely Man (solo, take 1) / In My Way (take 1) / Forget Me Never (takes 2,1) / Lonely Man (take 4) / Lonely Man (solo, takes 2,3) / In My Way (take 2) / In My Way (takes 4,5,6/8) / Wild in the Country (takes 12,13) / Wild in the Country (take 14) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (takes 7,8,9) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (take 11) / Lonely Man (takes 6,7,8) / Lonely Man (takes 11,12) / I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (takes 14,15,16) / Wild in the Country (take 16)
Source: Peter Haan / November 20, 2007


Elvis Presley / Elvis X2

This is a new digipack released by Sony/BMG Canada containing the first two albums.

source: Barry McLean / November 15, 2007


Elvis Presley - The Holiday Collection

Sony/BMG Canada just released on November 13 their Christmas Collector's Tin box with 3 CDs. The Holiday Collection includes all of Elvis' original 20 Chritmas songs as well as 10 additional sacred performances.

source: Barry McLean / November 15, 2007


Elvis Presley - The Holiday Collection

This is information from Sony/BMG Canada about this Christmas Collection to be issued on November 13. The Holiday Collection includes all of Elvis' original 20 Chritmas songs as well as 10 additional sacred performances, featured in a collectible Christmas tin box.

source: Barry McLean / November 1, 2007


ELVIS – VIVA LAS VEGAS – HONGKONG

Universal Music in Hong Kong just released in their "The Spirit Of Sound Hifi" series a 2 CD set in the best quality with 51 Elvis songs. The 2 CD set comes in a special slipcase for protecting the disc of scratches. It's not the regular release like in the US and Europe witht he live songs, but a "Dolby Digital Compact Disc". It comes with a 6 page booklet with all the Elvis songs in English.
Source Peter Haan / It's Elvis Time - October 22, 2007


Elvis Home For The Holidays

This is the new Elvis Home For The Holidays package issued by Sony/BMG USA. It comes in a thin can package with the CD and other goodies shown on the back of the can. 

Tracks :

Blue Christmas / Silent Night / White Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town / I'll Be Home For Christmas / If Everyday Was Like Christmas / Here Comes Santa Claus / Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem / Santa Bring My Baby Back ( To Me ) / Mama Liked The Roses

source: Barry McLean - September 12, 2007


Upcoming FTD

Here's the newsletter from FTD:
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! is a single disc release. As many fans already know, the majority of the tapes from the sessions have disappeared, and at this stage we do not believe they are ever going to turn up. We have collected everything we have on this disc. POT LUCK has an abundance of material available, and we have filled two CDs to the brim. In both cases Vic Anesini and Sebastian Jeansson have mastered the albums. They sound better than EVER.

GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! Cat. No.: 8869717974-2
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
1. Girls! Girls! Girls! 02:34 (J. Leiber/M. Stoller) 2. I Don’t Wanna Be Tied 02:08 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 3. Where Do You Come From 02:08 (Ruth Batchelor/Bob Roberts) 4. I Don’t Want To 02:42 (Janice Tarre/Fred Spielman) 5. We’ll Be Together 02:17 (Charles O’Curran/Dudley Brooks) 6. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You 02:20 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 7. Earth Boy 02:24 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 8. Return To Sender 02:09 (Otis Blackwell/Winfield Scott) 9. Because Of Love 02:34 (Ruth Batchelor/Bob Roberts) 10. Thanks To The Rolling Sea 01:31 (Ruth Batchelor/Bob Roberts) 11. Song Of The Shrimp 02:21 (Roy C. Bennett/Sid Tepper) 12. The Walls Have Ears 02:32 (Roy C. Bennett/Sid Tepper) 13. We’re Coming In Loaded 01:24 (Otis Blackwell/Winfield Scott)

NEW BONUS SONGS 14. Mama 01:00 (Charles O’Curran/Dudley Brooks) 15. Plantation Rock 01:57 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 16. End Title: Dainty Little Moonbeams / Girls! Girls! Girls! 01:57 (Unknown) / (J. Leiber/M. Stoller)

OUTTAKES 17. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (takes 1, 2) 04:50 18. Mama (takes 1, 2, 3, 4) 03:21 19. Thanks To The Rolling Sea (take 3) 01:36 20. Where Do You Come From (take 13) 02:09 21. Earth Boy (movie version-splice of take 2 & 4) 03:31 22. We’ll Be Together (takes 8,10) 03:36 23. Mama (takes 5, 6, 7, 8) 04:04 24. I Don’t Wanna Be Tied (movie version-take 8 & take 10 intro) 02:26 25. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (takes 3, 4) 03:37 26 Thanks To The Rolling Sea (take 10) 01:26 27. Plantation Rock (take 17 & insert) 02:30 28. Mama (take 9) 01:20 29. Mama (The Amigos) 02:19 30. Mama (instrumental) 00:44 31. Mama (1970 LET’S BE FRIENDS album version) 02:20

POT LUCK cat. No.: 8869703629-2
CD 1
ORIGINAL ALBUM 1. KISS ME QUICK 02:49 (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman) 2. JUST FOR OLD TIME SAKE 02:11 (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett) 3. GONNA GET BACK SOMEHOW 02:31 (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman) 4. (Such An) EASY QUESTION 02:22 (Otis Blackwell/Winfield Scott) 5. STEPPIN’ OUT OF LINE 01:56 (Wise/Weisman/Fuller) 6. I’M YOURS 02:22 (Don Robertson) 7. SOMETHING BLUE 03:01 (Paul Evans/Al Byron) 8. SUSPICION 02:36 (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman) 9. I FEEL THAT I’VE KNOWN YOU FOREVER 01:42 (Doc Pomus/Alan Jeffreys) 10. NIGHT RIDER 02:11 (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman) 11. FOUNTAIN OF LOVE 02:16 (Bill Giant/Jeff Lewis) 12. THAT’S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET 02:52 (Red West/Elvis Presley)

SINGLES 13. SHE’S NOT YOU 02:11 (Doc Pomus/Mike Stoller/Jerry Leiber) 14. JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO 02:00 (Mike Stoller/Jerry Leiber) 15. YOU’LL BE GONE 02:26 (Red West/E. Presley/Charlie Hodge)

BONUS SONGS 16. FOR THE MILLIONTH AND THE LAST TIME 02:08 (Roy C. Bennett/Sid Tepper) 17. I MET HER TODAY 02:45 (Don Robertson/Hal Blair)

FIRST TAKES 18. KISS ME QUICK (take 1) 03:03 19. JUST FOR OLD TIME SAKE (take 1) 02:12 20. GONNA GET BACK SOMEHOW (take 1) 02:39 21. (Such An) EASY QUESTION (take 2) 01:53 22. I’M YOURS (take 1) 02:21 23. SOMETHING BLUE (take 1*) 03:27 24. SUSPICION (take 1*) 02:42 25. I FEEL THAT I’VE KNOWN YOU FOREVER (take 1) 01:47 26. NIGHT RIDER (take 1) 02:22 27. FOUNTAIN OF LOVE (takes 1, 2) 02:52 28. THAT’S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET (take 1) 02:53 29. SHE’S NOT YOU (take 1) 01:34 30. JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO (take 1) 01:54 31. YOU’LL BE GONE (take 1) 02:35 32. FOR THE MILLIONTH AND THE LAST TIME (take 1) 02:08 33. I MET HER TODAY (take 1) 02:51

CD 2
MARCH 1962 SESSION
1. SOMETHING BLUE (take 2) 03:11 2. SOMETHING BLUE (takes 3, 4) 03:30 3. GONNA GET BACK HOME SOMEHOW (take 2) 02:44 4. GONNA GET BACK HOME SOMEHOW (takes 3*, 5) 03:02 5. (Such An) EASY QUESTION (takes 1, 3) 03:34 6. FOUNTAIN OF LOVE (takes 4*, 9*) 03:00 7. JUST FOR OLD TIME SAKE (takes 2*, 3, 4) 03:28 8. NIGHT RIDER (takes 2, 3) 02:59 9. NIGHT RIDER (take 5) 02:28 10. YOU’LL BE GONE (take 2) 02:30 11. YOU’LL BE GONE (take 4) 03:19 12. I FEEL THAT I’VE KNOWN YOU FOREVER (takes 4*, 3) 02:29 13. JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO (take 2) 01:57 14. JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO (take 4) 02:07 15. JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO (take 5) 01:49 16. SUSPICION (takes 3*, 2) 03:17 17. SHE’S NOT YOU (take 2*, WP take 4) 03:45

OCTOBER 1961 SESSION 18. FOR THE MILLIONTH AND THE LAST TIME (takes 10*, 7*) 02:46 19. I MET HER TODAY (take 4) 02:45 20. I MET HER TODAY (takes 8, 9) 03:07 21. I MET HER TODAY (take 16) 02:47 22. NIGHT RIDER (takes 1-FS, 2) 02:31

JUNE 1961 SESSION 23. KISS ME QUICK (take 4) 03:00 24. I’M YOURS (take 2) 02:46 25. I’M YOURS (take 4) 02:26 26. I’M YOURS (take 5) 02:17 27. THAT’S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET (take 5) 02:54 28. THAT’S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET (take 7) 03:01

* previously unreleased

Source: IET - Update September 4, 2007


Viva las Vegas Promo

Here we have the artwork and tracklisting for the Viva Las Vegas 3 track Promo CD.
Tracklisting:
viva las vegas / polk salad annie / an american trilogy
Source: Joe krein / August 30 2007


ELVIS 30th Anniversary Special by BMG Japan

New Compilation CD - E L V I S BEST HITS IN JAPAN featuring 29 Japanese Fans' Favorites:
Heartbreak Hotel / I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / Jailhouse Rock / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / It's Now Or Never / Are You Lonesome Tonight / GI Blues / Surrender / Crying In The Chapel / Blue Hawaii / Can't Help Falling In Love / Follow That Dream / Suspicion / Return To Sender / Devil In Disguise / Viva Las Vegas / All That I Am / I've Lost You / Bridge Over Troubled Water / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / I Really Don't Want To Know / An American Trilogy / Always On My Mind / My Boy / My Way / Blue Christmas Early Pressings includes: A Bonus NOT FOR SALE Promo Disc featuring 3 Tracks: A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit remix) / Rubberneckin' Paul Oakenfold Remix / The Elvis Medley

Source: HT Long / August 28th 2007


Early Elvis

This is the forthcoming Early Elvis compilation ( Australian pressing ). The double CD set contains 13 tracks on disc one and 12 on disc two, all being RCA official masters from the '50s.

source: Evan Mueller / July 17, 2007


Introducing Elvis

Sony/BMG Canada will release on August 14th a three CD set in a Gold metal box. This set focuses on the early stage of The King's career, and all 30 tracks are taken from the original RCA masters.

source: Barry McLean / July 17, 2007


July FTD's Released

I Sing All Kinds ( The Nashville 1971 Sessions )

Bosom Of Abraham - take 4 / I’ve Got Confidence - take 1 / An Evening Prayer - take 5 /(That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me - take 10 / Early Morning Rain - take 11 / Fools Rush In - take 14 / Help Me Make It Through The Night - takes 6 & 7  / It’s Still Here -  takes 2,3 &1 / I Will Be True - take 1 / Until It’s Time For You To Go - (June version) takes 5 & 6 / It’s Only Love - take 7 (slated 6) / I’m Leavin’ - take 3 / Love Me, Love The Life I Lead - take 4 /  Padre - take 2 / Seeing Is Believing - take 7 / A Thing Called Love - take 1  / Put Your Hand In The Hand - take 1 / Johnny B. Goode (incomplete) / I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day - take 3 / Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - take 4 / If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 1 / It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) - take 3 / I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (remake) - take 2.

Raised On Rock

CD 1: The Album - Raised on Rock / Are you Sincere / Find Out What's Happening / I Miss You / Girl Of Mine / For Ol' Times Sake / Just A Little Bit / Sweet Angeline / Three Corn Patches.

Sessions Highlights - I Miss You (takes 10,11) / Find Out What's Happening (take 6) / It's Different Now (rehearsal) / Three Corn Patches (takes 1,2) / If You Don't Come Back (take 5) / Girl Of Mine (take 9) / I Miss You (take 5) / Three Corn Patches (takes 1,2) / Are You Sincere (take 2) / Find Out What's happening (takes 8,7) / For ol' Times Sake (take 4) / Instrumental tracks: Color My Rainbow / Sweet Angeline

CD 2: Rough Mixes - For Ol' Times Sake / If You Don't Come Back / Find Out What's Happening / Raised On Rock / Three Corn Patches / Just A Little Bit.

Session Outtakes - If you Don't Come Back (takes 1,2,3) / I Miss You (Take 1) / Girl Of Mine (take 1) / Find Out What's Happening (takes 1,2,4,5) / Three Corn Patches (takes 4,5,6) / For Ol' Times Sake (takes 5,6,7) / I Miss You (take 10) / If You Don't Come Back (takes 8,6) / Find Out What's Happening (takes 8,7) / Are You Sincere (take 1) / Girl Of Mine (takes 3,4,5,6) / Three Corn Patches (takes 9,10) / I Miss You (takes 12,13,14,15) / Instrumental tracks - The Wonders You Perform / Good, Bad But Beautiful.

 

Easy Come, Easy Go

 

Easy Come, Easy Go / The Love Machine / Yoga Is As Yoga Does / You Gotta Stop / Sing You Children / I'll Take Love / She's A Machine.

 

The outtakes - The Love Machine (takes 1,2,3) / Sing You Children (take 1) / She's A Machine (takes 5,6,7) / Easy Come, Easy Go (take 10) / The Love Machine (takes 4,5,11) / I'll Take Love (take 1,2a) / She's A Machine (take 10) / Sing you Children ((takes 18,19) / Yoga Is As yoga Does (takes 5,6) / The Love Machine (takes 13,14) / She's A Machine (movie master) / I'll Take Love (take 2b) / You Gotta Stop (instrumental) / Leave my Woman Alone (instrumental).

source: It's Elvis Time / July 12, 2007


New Camden CD's

Sony/BMG USA just released on CD Burning Love and Hits From His Movies & Separate Ways .

source: Barry McLean / July 5, 2007


Another New Elvis Chinese Double CD

This one is very nice and is available all over China and Hong Kong. It is 2 picture discs housed in a wooden CD box with a 12 page color booklet. An excellent collector's dream.
Source: HT Long / Updated June 23rd 2007


A New Chinese Elvis Promo

BMG China has issued a Promotional Sampler CD specially for the Radio and Music Stores to campaign for the new 30th Anniversary Special ELVIS AT THE MOVIES 2 CD-Set which tie in with the massive Warner Bros / Paramount new DVDs releases. Tracks include: Jailhouse Rock, Little Egypt, King Of The Whole Wide World, I'll Be Back, etc..
Source: HT Long / Updated June 11th 2007


July 2007 FTDs

The regular July 1 release is called ” I SING ALL KINDS ”, and it is a collection of outtakes from the sessions in Nashville during 1971. This CD has been high on the priority list of many fans for quite some time. There will also be 2 CLASSIC album releases for July. “ RAISED ON ROCK ” ( 2-disc set ) and  “ EASY COME, EASY GO ”  ( single disc ), featuring the newly discovered original stereo mixes.

I Sing All  Kinds  ( The Nashville 1971 Sessions )

Track listing :

1- Bosom Of Abraham - take 4  1:42 ; 2- I’ve Got Confidence - take 1  3:07 ; 3- An Evening Prayer - take 5 1:58 ; 4- (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me - take 10  3:03 ; 5- Early Morning Rain - take 11 3:04 ; 6- Fools Rush In - take 14  2:49 ; 7- Help Me Make It Through The Night - takes 6 & 7  3:26 ; 8- It’s Still Here - takes 2,3 &1  3:49 ; 9- I Will Be True - take 1  2:30 ; 10-  Until It’s Time For You To Go - (June version) takes 5 & 6  4:11 ; 11-  It’s Only Love - take 7 (slated 6)  2:52 ; 12-  I’m Leavin’ - take 3  4:00 ; 13-  Love Me, Love The Life I Lead - take 4  3:15 ; 14-  Padre - take 2  2:43 ; 15-  Seeing Is Believing - take 7  2:57 ; 16- A Thing Called Love - take 1  2:40 ; 17- Put Your Hand In The Hand - take 1  3:14 ; 18- Johnny B. Goode (incomplete)  1:06 ; 19- I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day - take 3  4:55 ; 20- Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - Take 4  2:23 ; 21- If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 1  2:55 ; 22- It Won’t Seem Like Christmas ( Without You ) - take 3  2:34 ; 23- I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day ( remake ) - take 2  4:00

source: Peter Haan / May 30, 2007


He Touched Me : Elvis' Gospel Music Radio Special Promo CD

This is the second issue of this Radio Special promo CD. It's a one-hour radio documentary about Elvis Presley's love for gospel music, his roots in the church, and the stories behind his greatest gospel recordings and performances. This is hosted by Laura Cantrell, and available for all US-based radio broadcasters at no cost.

source: Barry McLean / May 30, 2007


Elvis Presley Collections Vol.1

Sony / BMG will release on June 19, 2007 a budget CD titled Elvis Presley Collections Vol.1 as part of their '' Collection series ''. As the flyer states it contains 12 of Elvis' most recognizable early hits. The picture shown on the flyer is not the final art cover.

Sony / BMG Canada Special Imports will re-release on June 12, 2007 Elvis' Gold Records Vol.3 and Elvis' Gold Records Vol.4 in their original sequence.

source: Barry McLean / May 24, 2007


April FTD releases out now

We just have received the three April FTD releases, and as usual a review will be done by Johnny Savage. The main CD (for me) is the 50 million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong that comes in an attractive booklet. The 2nd CD is "An American Trilogy" (live, Jan-Feb '72) and last but not least the book and CD Elvis, live in LA. The book has unfortunately a lot of pictures that are blurry and grainy, and some are out of focus. But overall it is a nice photobook. Details about the CD will come later.
Updated April 9th 2007


Elvis - Ultimate Gospel 

The Wal-Mart stores in the USA have a special exclusive edition of this BMG CD with two bonus tracks ( Mansion Over The Hilltop & Somebody Bigger Than You And I ) not featured on the regular version found in stores. The Target stores also have their exclusive edition with two different bonus tracks ( I Believe & It Is No Secret ).

source: Barry McLean / April 9, 2007


Elvis - Ultimate Gospel

This is the new 25 track 2007 edition of Elvis - Ultimate Gospel.

Tracks :

How Great Thou Art / So High / Amazing Grace / Crying In The Chapel / You'll Never Walk Alone / Swing Down Sweet Chariot / In My Father's House / Milky White Way / His Hand In Mine / I Believe In The Man In The Sky / Where Could I Go But To The Lord / If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side / Run On / He Touched Me / Bosom Of Abraham / Lead Me, Guide Me / Joshua Fit The Battle / If We Never Meet Again / I John / Reach Out To Jesus / Who Am I? / Help Me / An Evening Prayer / Take My Hand Precious Lord / ( There'll Be ) Peace In The Valley ( For Me )

source: Barry McLean / March 11, 2007


Elvis Presley - Christmas Wishes

The CD Christmas Wishes is from Virgin Records Vietnam under license by BMG Music International. Despite the fact the title says this is a Christmas release, this CD contains 31 songs including several Gospel, fifties and sixties recordings as well.

source: Barry McLean / March 1, 2007


April FTD Releases

An American Trilogy – Las Vegas Concert Recordings 

Due for release on the Follow That Dream label on April 1, 2007 is the CD "An American Trilogy" with Las Vegas Concert Recordings from the January/February 1972 Engagement.

This quarter's regular 5” digipack release covers Elvis’ engagement at The Las Vegas Hilton in January-February, 1972. RCA did not record entire shows, and several of the new songs Elvis had added to his shows were only recorded once. The consequence is that the main body of the CD – the RCA recordings – feature several previously released versions. Soundboard (informal) recordings of other song performances during the engagement were added to the end of the disc in order to make this as representative as possible of Elvis’ repertoire at that time.

Tracks:
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (15/Midnight) 1:13 ; 2. See See Rider (15/Midnight) 2:47 ; 3. Proud Mary (15/Midnight) 2:34 ; 4. Never Been To Spain (15/Midnight) 3:29 ; 5. You Gave Me A Mountain (15/Midnight) 3:11 ; 6. Love Me (15/Midnight) 1:43 ; 7. All Shook Up (15/Midnight) 1:01 ; 8. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel (15/Midnight) 1:57 ; 9. Hound Dog (15/Midnight) 1:57 ; 10. Little Sister / Get Back (14/Midnight)* 1:53  ; 11. It’s Impossible (16/Midnight)* 4:15 ; 12.
It’s Over (17/Dinner)* 2:23 ; 13. The Impossible Dream (16/Midnight)* 2:34 ; 14. A Big Hunk O’ Love (14/Midnight)* 2:06 ; 15. An American Trilogy (14/Midnight) 4:33 ;  16. Can’t Help Falling In Love (15/Midnight) 1:39 ; 17. Closing Riff (15/Midnight) 0:25  ; 18. Until It’s Time For You To Go 3:50 ; 19. Polk Salad Annie 3:02  ; 20. One Night 1:28 ; 21. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:15 ; 22. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 2:07 ; 23. I’ll Remember You 2:47 ; 24. Suspicious Minds 5:31

*Previously released
Recorded at The Hilton, Las Vegas.
Tracks 1-17: RCA recordings. February 14-17, 1972.
Tracks 18-24: A soundboard recording of the opening show January 26, 1972.
 

50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong Classic Albums Reissue 

Due for release on the Follow That Dream label in the Classic Album series is "50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong". The releasedate is April 1, 2007.

"50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong" continues Follow That Dream Records' series of reissues of classic Elvis albums that are no longer part of the RCA Records mainstream Elvis catalog. These reissues feature original album cover art and great additional recordings not included on the original release.

The reissue of 50,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2) is expanded into a 2-disc set. Follow That Dream Records chose to include the entire June 10, 1958 sessions to give you the experience of following Elvis through a whole night of sessions. (Unfortunately, session tapes of the other recordings on this set were destroyed many years ago.) Three Elvis interview recordings are also included.

DISC 1

Lp Masters:

1. I Need Your Love Tonight 2.04 ; 2. Don’t 2.43 ; 3. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 2.13 ; 4. My Wish Came True 2.33 ; 5. I Got Stung 1.49 ; 6. One Night 2:32 ;;7. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Splice 3/4) 2.12  ; 8. I Beg Of You 1:53 ; 9. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I 2.36 ; 10. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Splice 40/39 – Lp Version) 1.54 ; Bonus Masters: 11. Your Cheatin’ Heart 2.24 ; 12. Ain’t That Loving You Baby 2.22 ; 13. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Splice 47/40/48 - Original Single Master) 1.54

February ‘58 Session:

14. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Undubbed 2.13 ;15. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Alternate Take  ;9) 2.24 ; 16. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 39) 1.54 ; 17. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 40) 1.57 ; 18. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 47) 1.55 ; 19. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 48) 1.54

June ‘58 Sessions:

20. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 1, Pb) ; 21. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 2, Pb) ; 22. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 3, Pb) ; 23. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 4, Pb) ; 24. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 1, Fs) ; 25. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 2, Fs) ; 26. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 3, Pb) ; 27. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 4, Fs) ; 28. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 5, Pb) ; 29. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 6, Fs)  ; 30. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 7, Fs)  ; 31. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 8, Pb) ; 32. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 9, M) ; 33. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 1, Pb) ; 34. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 2, Lfs) ; 35. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 3, Fs) ; 36. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 4, M) ; 37. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 5, Fs) ; 38. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 6, Lfs) ; 39. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 7, Lfs) ; 40. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 8, Lfs) ; 41. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 9, Lfs) ; 42. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 10, Lfs) ; 43. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 11, Lfs)

Disc 2

June ’58 Sessions:

1. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 1, Lfs, Starts With Part Of Demo) ;2. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 2, Fs) ; 3. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 3, Fs) ; 4. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 4, Pb) ; 5. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 5, Pb) ; 6. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 6, Incomplete) ; 7. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 7, Pb) ; 8. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 8, Incomplete) ; 9. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 9, Pb) ; 10. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 10a, Pb) ; 11. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 10b, Incomplete) ; 12. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 11, Lfs) ; 13. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 12, Fs) ; 14. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 13, Pb) ; 15. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 14, Pb) ; 16. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 15, Pb) ; 17. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 16, Lfs) ; 18. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 17, Fs) ; 19. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 18, M) ; 20. I Got Stung (Take 1, Lfs) ; 21. I Got Stung (Take 2, Fs) ; 22. I Got Stung (Take 3, Lfs) ; 23. I Got Stung (Take 4, Fs) ; 24. I Got Stung (Take 5, Fs) ; 25. I Got Stung (Take 6, Fs) ; 26. I Got Stung (Take 7, Fs); 27. I Got Stung (Take 8, Pb) ; 28. I Got Stung (Take 9, Fs) ; 29. I Got Stung (Take 10, Pb) ; 30. I Got Stung (Take 11, Pb) ; 31. I Got Stung (Take 12, Pb) ; 32. I Got Stung (Take 13 Fs, Fs) ; 33. I Got Stung (Take 14, Pb) ; 34. I Got Stung (Take 15, Lfs) ; 35. I Got Stung (Take 16, Pb) ; 36. I Got Stung (Take 17, Fs) ; 37. I Got Stung (Take 18, Lfs) ; 38. I Got Stung (Take 20, Pb) ; 39. I Got Stung (Take 21, Fs) ; 40. I Got Stung (Take 22, Pb) ; 41. I Got Stung (Take 23, Lfs) ; 42. I Got Stung (Take 24, M)

Elvis Sails EP:

43. Press Interview With Elvis Presley (At Brooklyn Army Terminal) 5:26
44. Elvis Presley’s Newsreel Interview 2:20
45. Pat Hernon Interviews Elvis (In The Library Of The U.S.S. Randall At Sailing) 2:15
 

Live In LA - 1974 Concert And Photo Book 

Due for release on the Follow That Dream label is "Live in LA" a 1974 Concert Soundboard Recording with photo book. The book "Live in L.A." features more than 200 photos of Elvis at his various Los Angeles shows. The main focus is on the evening concert at Inglewood Forum May 11, 1974. The CD is an informal "soundboard" recording of that particular show with a few songs from other shows. The release date is April 1, 2007.

Track List:

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra ; 2. See See Rider ; 3. I Got A Woman / Amen  ; 4. Love Me ; 5. Trying To Get To You ; 6. All Shook Up ; 7. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel  ; 8. Love Me Tender ; 9. Steamroller Blues ; 10. Hound Dog ; 11. Fever ; 12. Polk Salad Annie ; 13. Why Me Lord ; 14. Suspicious Minds ; 15. Introductions ; 16. I Can’t Stop Loving You ; 17. Help Me ; 18. An American Trilogy ; 19. Let Me Be There ; 20. Funny How Time Slips Away ; 21. Big Boss Man ; 22. Can’t Help Falling In Love ; Bonus Song: 23. You Can Have Her

Tracks 1–20 recorded May 11th, 1974, evening show at Forum Of Inglewood, Los Angles, CA.
Tracks 21+22 recorded May 10th at Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA.
Track 23 recorded May 11th, 1974, afternoon show at Forum Of Inglewood, Los Angles, CA.

This is a soundboard recording, except track 23, which is an audience recording.

source: EPE / February 22, 2007


Unchained Melody FTD Released

The latest FTD release Unchained Melody is now out. This a soundboard recording from an Elvis concert in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 20, 1977.  For unknown reasons, the engineer never recorded the beginning of the shows on this tour, and consequently the CD starts with Love Me rather than Elvis's usual opening material for this tour. Bonus songs from other concerts on the same tour are included. 

Track Listing ( Charlotte Concert ) :

Love Me ; Fairytale ; You Gave Me A Mountain ; Jailhouse Rock ; O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never ; Little Sister ; Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel ; My Way ; Moody Blue –intro only ; How Great Thou Art ; Hurt ; Hound Dog ; Unchained Melody ; Can’t Help Falling In Love

Bonus Tracks ( other shows on the tour ) :

Moody Blue* ; Blueberry Hill*** ; Love Letters*** ; Where No One Stands Alone** ; Release Me**** ; Trying To Get To You**** ; Reconsider Baby* ; Why Me Lord*

* recorded in Charlotte, NC on February 21s, 1977

** recorded in Montgomery, AL on February 16, 1977

*** recorded in St.Petersburg, FL on February 14, 1977

**** recorded in Columbia, SC on February 18, 1977
source: FECC / December 8, 2007


The Essential Elvis Presley

Sony/BMG will release on January 9, 2007 a two CD set compilation in the Essential series titled The Essential Elvis Presley . It will feature 40 tracks including 17 #1 hits, fan favourites and milestone recordings.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 : That's all Right ; Baby, Let's Play House ; Mystery Train ; Heartbreak Hotel ; I Was The One ; Blue Suede Shoes ; Hound Dog ; Don't Be Cruel ; Love Me Tender ; All Shook Up ; Peace In The Valley ; Jailhouse Rock ; Trouble ; Fever ; It's Now Or Never ; Reconsider Baby ; Are You Lonesome Tonight? ; Little Sister ; Follow That Dream ; Can't Help Falling In Love

Disc 2 : Return To Sender ; Devil In Disguise ; Bossa Nova Baby ; Viva Las Vegas ; Big Boss Man ; A Little Less Conversation ; If I Can Dream ; Memories ; In The Ghetto ; Suspicious Minds ; Don't Cry Daddy ; Kentucky Rain ; Polk Salad Annie ; The Wonder Of You ; I Just Can't Help Believin' ; Burning Love ; Always On My Mind ; Steamroller Blues ; Hurt ; Moody Blue

* Note: The cover was taken from a BMG flyer and most likely the front cover will have some colour. 

source: Barry Mclean / December 28, 2006


Nur Das Beste Elvis Presley

This is a release from Sony/BMG Germany and features 20 rockin' tracks. It's a picture disc.

Track listing :

Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - Blue Suede Shoes - Tutti Frutti - Heartbreak Hotel - Jailhouse Rock - I Got Stung - A Big Hunk O' Love - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Hard Headed Woman - King Creole - I Need Your Love Tonight - Too Much - All Shook Up - Long Tall Sally - Rip It Up - Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do - Party - Mean Woman Blues - Dixieland Rock

source: Barry McLean / December 23, 2006


Elvis Presley - The Collection

Sony/BMG USA has issued a set presenting three original album classics.It contains Elvis Presley ( first album ), Elvis ( second album ) and Loving You.

source: Barry McLean / December 20, 2006


The Best Of Elvis Presley

This CD has been released in Vietnam by the label Discovery Records Vietnam and under licences by BMG International. The CD contains the usual hits ( 30 ) although there's a few odd titles for such compilation such as '' Santa Lucia '' and '' Angel ''.

source : Barry McLean / December 10, 2006


Unchained Melody - 1977 Charlotte Concert Soundboard Recording

Unchained Melody is a soundboard recording from an Elvis concert in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 20, 1977.  For unknown reasons, the engineer never recorded the beginning of the shows on this tour, and consequently the CD starts with Love Me rather than Elvis's usual opening material for this tour. Bonus songs from other concerts on the same tour are included. January 1, 2007 FTD release.

Track List ( Charlotte Concert ):

Love Me ; Fairytale ; You Gave Me A Mountain ; Jailhouse Rock ; O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never ; Little Sister ; Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel ; My Way ; Moody Blue –intro only ; How Great Thou Art ; Hurt ; Hound Dog ; Unchained Melody ; Can’t Help Falling In Love

Bonus Tracks ( Other Shows on the Tour ):

Moody Blue ; Blueberry Hill ; Love Letters ; Where No One Stands Alone ; Release Me ; Trying To Get To You ; Reconsider Baby ; Why Me Lord


source: EPE News / December 2, 2007


Elvis Christmas & Blue Christmas

'' Elvis Christmas '' is the new Wal-Mart Sony/BMG exclusive with an extra bonus track ( Somebody Bigger Than You And I - previously unreleased take 12 ) . This CD features 24 songs and sticker on front states '' As Seen On TV - Elvis's 2 original Christmas albums available for the first time on one CD! '' .

'' Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas '' is the new Sony/BMG USA and features only eight tracks : O Come, All Ye Faithful ; The First Noel ; Winter Wonderland ; Silver Bells ; Blue Christmas ; Silent Night ; White Christmas ; I'll Be Home For Christmas .

source: Barry McLean / November 11, 2006


Writing For The King FTD

Ken Sharp’s book includes more than 140 interviews with songwriters like John Fogerty, Paul McCartney, Leiber & Stoller, Pomus & Shuman, Phil Spector, Tommy Durden, Red West, Mark James, Tony Joe White and publisher Freddy Bienstock. "Writing for the King" is a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of politics, money, inspiration and great trivia about Elvis and the songs he turned into classics.

Included is a CD of previously unreleased RCA recordings of Elvis performing live in Las Vegas ( 1969 through 1972 ) plus a second CD with a selection of the original demos submitted to Elvis. The demo CD takes us from “ Heartbreak Hotel ” through classics like “Teddy Bear,” “Trouble,” “Burning Love” and “Way Down.” 400-Page Book and 2 CDs!


DISC 1 - THE RECORDINGS - ELVIS PRESLEY

All selections on this disc are live recordings from Elvis concerts at recorded at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, a.k.a. The Las Vegas Hilton.

M = Midnight Show
D = Dinner Show


August 1969:

BLUE SUEDE SHOES (24th/M) 2:51
(Carl Perkins)

I GOT A WOMAN (24th/M) 2:36
(Ray Charles)

ALL SHOOK UP (24th/M) 3:06
(Blackwell/Presley)

LOVE ME TENDER (24th/M) 2:46
(Matson/Presley)

JAILHOUSE ROCK / DON’T BE CRUEL (24th/M) 2:38
(Leiber/Stoller) / (Blackwell/Presley)

HEARTBREAK HOTEL (24th/M) 4:05
(Axton/Durden/Presley)

HOUND DOG (24th/M) 1:26
(Leiber/Stoller)

WORDS (25th/D) 2:41
(Barry, spectacle & Robin Gibb)

YESTERDAY/HEY JUDE (25th/D) 4:34
(Lennon/McCartney)

IN THE GHETTO (25th/M) 2:43
(Mac Davis)


February 1970:

DON’T CRY DADDY (16th/D) 2:50
(Mac Davis)

POLK SALAD ANNIE (16th/D) 5:38
(Tony Joe White)

KENTUCKY RAIN (17th/D) 3:16
(Rabbitt/Heard)

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES (16th/D) 2:50
(Joe South)


August 1970:

SOMETHING (11th/D) 4:45
(George Harrison)

YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ (11th/D) 4.45
(Mann/Weil)

I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’ (13th/D) 3:13
(Mann/Weil)


February, 1972:

NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN (14th/M) 3:30
(Hoyt Axton)

LOVE ME (14th/M) 1:55
(Leiber/Stoller)

(LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR / DON’T BE CRUEL (14th/M)1:52
(Mann/Lowe) / (Blackwell/Presley)

A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE (14th/M) 2:04
(Schroeder/Wyche)


August, 1969:

SUSPICIOUS MINDS (24th/M) 6:56
(Mark James)

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (24th/M) 2:09
(Peretti/Creatore/Weiss)



DISC 2 - THE DEMOS – VARIOUS ARTISTS

HEARTBREAK HOTEL
(Axton/Durden/Presley)
Singer: Glenn Reeves

(LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR
(Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe)
Singer: Otis Blackwell

DON’T ASK ME WHY
(Fred Wise/Ben Weisman)
Singer: Jimmy Breedlove

HARD HEADED WOMAN
(Claude DeMetrius)
Singer: Jimmy Breedlove

TROUBLE
(Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
Singer: Unknown

WEAR MY RING AROUND YOUR NECK
(Bert Carroll/Russell Moody)
Singer: Gus Coletti

POCKETFUL OF RAINBOWS
(Fred Wise/Ben Weisman)
Singer: Jimmy Breedlove

NO MORE
(Don Robertson/Hal Blair)
Singer: Don Robertson

(MARIE’S THE NAME OF) HIS LATEST FLAME
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)
Singer: Mort Shuman

GOOD LUCK CHARM
(Aaron Schroeder/Wally Gold)
Singer: Robert Moseley

DEVIL IN DISGUISE
(Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye)
Singer: Bill Giant

VIVA LAS VEGAS
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)
Singer: Mort Shuman

C’MON EVERYBODY
(Joy Byers)
Singer: Bob Johnston

KISSIN’ COUSINS
(Fred Wise/Randy Starr)
Singer: Malcolm Dodd

MY DESERT SERENADE
(Stanley Gelber)
Singer: Kenny Karen

COULD I FALL IN LOVE
(Randy Starr)
Singer: Malcolm Dodd

THE LOVE MACHINE
(G. Nelson/F. Burch/C. Taylor)
Singer: Gerald Nelson

CLAMBAKE – alternate song
(Winfield Scott)
Singer: Winfield Scott

WEARIN’ THAT LOVED ON LOOK
(Dallas Frazier/A. L. Owens)
Singer: Dallas Frazier

I’VE LOST YOU
(Howard/Blaikley)
Singer: Peter Lee Sterling

THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE
(Evans/Parnes)
Singer: Paul Evans

MARY IN THE MORNING
(Cymbal/Rashkow)
Singer: Johnny Cymbal

BURNING LOVE
(Dennis Linde)
Singer: Dennis Linde

T-R-O-U-B-L-E
(Jerry Chesnut)
Singer: Jerry Chesnut

RAISED ON ROCK
(Mark James)
Singer: Mark James

WAY DOWN
(Layng Martine Jr.)
Singer: Layng Martine Jr.

His Hand In Mine  

With the gospel album His Hand In Mine, Follow That Dream Records continues its program of reissuing classic Elvis albums that are no longer part of Sony BMG's mainstream RCA Elvis catalog. All these reissues include the content of the original release plus a great selection of bonus material from the sessions that produced the original albums.


DISC 1

The Album

HIS HAND IN MINE 3:17
(Mosie Lister)

I’M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS 1:52
(Cully Holt)

IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE 2:06
(Aileene Hanks)

MILKY WHITE WAY 2:15
(Arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley)

KNOWN ONLY TO HIM 2:09
(Stuart Hamblen)

I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY 2:14
(Richard Howard)

JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE 2:40
(Arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley)

HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED 2:13
(Mosie Lister)

SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT 2:33
(Arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley)

MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP 2:57
(Ira Stamphill)

IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN 1:59
(Albert E. Brumley)

WORKING ON THE BUILDING 1:54
(W.O. Hoyle/Lillian Bowles)


The Singles

SURRENDER 1:55
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)

CRYING IN THE CHAPEL 2:27
(Artie Glenn)


First Takes

HIS HAND IN MINE (take 1) 3:41
I’M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS (take 1) 1:59
MILKY WHITE WAY (takes 1*,2*,3) 3:05
KNOWN ONLY TO HIM (takes 1,2) 2:26
I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY (take 1) 2:27
JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE (take 1) 2:52
HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED (take 1) 2:02
MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP (takes 2*,1) 4:04
IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN (take 1) 2:02
WORKING ON THE BUILDING (take 1) 2:01
SURRENDER (take 1) 2:01


DISC 2

Session Outtakes

MILKY WHITE WAY (takes 4,6*,5) 3:27
HIS HAND IN MINE (takes 2*,3*) 2:05
HIS HAND IN MINE (takes 4) 3:39
HIS HAND IN MINE (take 5) 3:23
I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY (takes 2*,3*,4) 4:02
HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED (takes 2*,3*,4*) 3:46
HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED (takes 5*,6,7) 3:43
HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED (take 8*) 2:20
SURRENDER (take 2) 2:00
SURRENDER (takes 3*,5,6) 3:33
SURRENDER (take 7*) 1:46
SURRENDER (takes 8*,9) 2:38
SURRENDER WP (takes 2/1*,3*,4*,5*,6*,7*) 4:32
IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE (takes 1*,2*,3*,4*) 3:07
IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE (takes 5*,6*) 1:47
IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE (take 7) 2:19
JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE (take 2) 2:56
JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE (take 3*) 2:00
SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT (take 1*) 2:48
SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT (takes 2,3) 2:58
I’M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS (takes 2,3) 2:34
I’M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS (take 4*) 2:12
I’M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS (take 5) 2:05
KNOWN ONLY TO HIM (takes 3*,4*,5) 3:46
CRYING IN THE CHAPEL (take 1*) 1:35
CRYING IN THE CHAPEL (takes 2,3-M) 3:16
WORKING ON THE BUILDING (take 2*) 2:17
WORKING ON THE BUILDING (takes 3*,4) 2:26

* Previously unreleased


source: FECC Forum / November 9, 2006


His Hand In Mine & Writing For The King FTD

The December 1, 2006 releases from the Follow That Dream Collector's label will be  " His Hand In Mine " in the classic album series and the book " Writing For The King ". This new book will include 125 interviews with people who wrote songs for Elvis and two CDs: one of Elvis' recordings of songs by these writers, and one with demos of Elvis songs.

source: Elvis Australia / October 25, 2006


Elvis - Definitive Collection

This is a 3 CD set from BMG India and featuring 68 hit songs.

source: Barry McLean / October 25, 2006


Artwork Let Yourself Go

Here we have the artwork of the latest FTD "Let Yourself Go". The CD has been shipped out to us, a review will be done by our FTD reviewer Johnny Savage.
Source: It's Elvis Time / Updated October 10th 2006


MDQ & Rock and Roll Hero

Here we have the details and artwork for the upcoming BMG releases Million Dollar Quartet and Elvis . First the 50th anniversary of the Complete Million Dollar Quartet that will be released on September 18th and Rock 'n' Roll Years.
50th Anniversary edition of this historic jam session with: ELVIS PRESLEY / JOHNNY CASH (SIC) /JERRY LEE LEWIS/ CARL PERKINS

For the first time ever the COMPLETE RECORDED SESSION in the ORIGINAL SEQUENCE with 12 more minutes than any previous release! During the afternoon of Tuesday December 4, 1956, the world’s first superstar jam session took place and the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET was born! ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS, and CARL PERKINS sang and performed their favorite songs at the famous Sun studio in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Away from the glamour of the media spotlight, the impromptu performances provide a refreshing ‘fly-on-the-wall’ glimpse of what music truly inspired four of the world’s legendary artists. Their country roots ran deep but the true common ground is gospel as they perform classics like “Peace In The Valley,” “Just A Little Talk With Jesus” and “Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand.”) Country and gospel aside, Elvis was obviously keen to show off songs he was considering for his next RCA recording session such as “Is It So Strange” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” Jerry Lee also features his new single “Crazy Arms”. A real highlight is Elvis impersonating Jackie Wilson’s impersonation of him while performing “Don’t Be Cruel” on stage in Las Vegas!

Remarkably, this historic occasion was captured for posterity by the legendary Sam Phillips and it appears here for the FIRST TIME in its ENTIRETY! Consisting of nearly 12 extra minutes, it is also sequenced for the FIRST TIME as originally recorded! Throughout this unique and insightful session, the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET mix and match disparate styles – and their innate musicality ensures that what emerged was truly original and spontaneous.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Instrumental / 2. Love Me Tender - instrumental / 3. Jingle Bells - instrumental / 4. White Christmas - instrumental / 5. Reconsider Baby / 6. Don't Be Cruel / 7. Don't Be Cruel / 8. Paralyzed / 9. Don't Be Cruel / 10. There's No Place Like Home / 11. When The Saints Go Marchin' In / 12. Softly And Tenderly / 13. When God Dips His Love In My Heart / 14. Just A Little Talk With Jesus / 15. Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley (longer than previously released version - includes extra verse) / 16. I Shall Not Be Moved / 17. Peace In The Valley / 18. Down By The Riverside / 19. I'm With A Crowd But So Alone / 20. Farther Along / 21. Blessed Jesus / 22. On The Jericho Road / 23. I Just Can't Make It By Myself / 24. Little Cabin Home On The Hill / 25. Summertime Is Past And Gone / 26. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / 27. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / 28. Keeper Of The Key (Carl lead) / 29. Crazy Arms / 30. Don't Forbid Me / 31. Too Much Monkey Business / 32. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / 33. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind / 34. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / 35. Don't Forbid Me / 36. You Belong To My Heart / 37. Is It So Strange / 38. That's When Your Heartaches Begin / 39. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / 40. Rip It Up / 41. I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye / 42. Crazy Arms / 43. That's My Desire (longer than previously released version - includes first verse) / 44. End Of The Road / 45. Black Bottom Stomp / 46. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven / 47. (Elvis says goodbye)
Source: It's Elvis Time / Updated September 13th 2006


ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Re-Issue CD from Vietnam

Here's the artwork of the newest re-issue Elvis 2nd To None CD from Vietnam. It has an extra track Don't Be Cruel.
Source: HT Long / Updated September 10th 2006


( click on the picture on the ad above for larger size )

Sony / BMG Ad for The Complete Million Dollar Quartet 

This is the Sony/BMG official ad for The Complete Million Dollar Quartet release scheduled for September 19, 2006. It gives the complete track listing and an overview for this release. It will contain the original recording in it's original sequence with an extra 12 minutes.

source: Barry McLean / September 4th, 2006


Let Yourself Go - The Making Of  '' Elvis '' - The Comeback Special

Coming October 1, 2006, this new CD combines previously unreleased outtakes from the sessions at Western Recorders, with the June 24 rehearsal at NBC ( previously only available on bootleg ). The Western recordings include the opening, the gospel sequence, the road sequence, Memories and If I Can Dream.

Track listing :

The Outtakes:


Trouble / Guitar Man (Opening - Take 6 & 7) - Nothingville (Take 5 & 6) - Let Yourself Go (Part 1 - Take 5 & 6 + Part 2 - Take 2 + Part 3 - Take 6) - Guitar Man (Escape Section 1 - Fast Take 1, 2, 5) - Guitar Man (After Karate Section 2 - Take 1) - Trouble / Guitar Man (After Karate Section 3 - Take 2) - Little Egypt (Take 8) - Big Boss Man (Take 2) - It Hurts Me (First Part - Take 5. Second Part - Take 3) - Guitar Man (Escape 1 - Remake Take 6) - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But To The Lord (Gospel Section 1 - Rehearsal Take 1) - Up Above My Head / I Found That Light (Gospel Section 2 - Take 7) - Saved (Gospel Section 3 - Take 4) - If I Can Dream (Take 3 & 4) - Memories (Alternate Vocal Track)

The Dressing Room Rehearsal:


I Got A Woman - Blue Moon / Young Love / Oh, Happy Day - When It Rains, It Really Pours - Blue Christmas - Are You Lonesome Tonight? / That's My Desire - That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Peter Gunn Theme - Love Me - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Blue Christmas / Santa Claus Is Back In Town

source : EPE / September 4th, 2006


The 50 Greatest Love Songs

This double CD set was released in China recently on the BMG label. It contains songs such as : Fame And Fortune, Don't Ask Me Why, Spanish Eyes, Suspicion, Surrender, She Wears My Ring, Let It Be Me, For The Good Times,etc..

source: Evan Mueller / June 13th, 2006


I Found My Thrill 

It appears the covert art of '' I Found My Thrill '' has been changed for the one shown above.

Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:09 / See See Rider 3:08 / I Got A Woman – Amen 3:03 / Love Me 1:33 / Let Me Be There 2:53 / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 4:06 / Sweet Caroline 3:21 / Love Me Tender 1:42 / Long Tall Sally – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Your Mamma Don’t Dance – Flip, Flop And Fly – Jailhouse Rock – Hound Dog 2:55 / Fever* 2:50 / Polk Salad Annie 3:03 / Spanish Eyes 3:20 / Suspicious Minds 3:45 / Introductions 2:30 / I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:14 Help Me 2:34 / American Trilogy 4:05 / Let Me Be There 3:39 / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp / Announcement ** 3:07

Bonus songs : My Baby Left Me 2: 19– Jan. 28, midnight show. / Trying To Get To You 2:16 – Jan. 28, midnight show. / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3:13 – Feb. 1, midnight show. / I Found My Thrill – medley***: 5:33 / Blueberry Hill / I Can’t Stop Loving You.

 

Clambake

The Album: Guitar Man ; Clambake ; Who Needs Money? ; A House That Has Everything ; Confidence ; Hey, Hey, Hey ; You Don't Know Me ; The Girl I Never Loved ; How Can You Lose What You Never Had ; Big Boss Man ; Singing Tree ;  Just Call Me Lonesome ; Additional Movie Outtakes:  You Don't Know Me (film version - Take 20) ; Clambake (reprise - Take 4) .

Outtakes:  Clambake (Take 3B) ; How Can You Lose What You Never Had (Takes 1 & 2) ; You Don't Know Me (film version - Take 3) Hey, Hey, Hey (Takes 3, 5 & 6) ; The Girl I Never Loved (Takes 4 & 5) ; Clambake (Takes 1 & 5) ; A House That Has Everything (Takes 4, 5 & 6) ; You Don't Know Me (film version - Takes 7 & 10) ; How Can You Lose What You Never Had (Take 3) ; Hey, Hey, Hey (Takes 7 & 8) ; Clambake (reprise - Takes 1, 2 & 3).

 

Elvis Presley

Disc 1

The Album:

Blue Suede Shoes : I'm Counting On You ; I Got A Woman ; One Sided Love Affair ; I Love You Because ; Just Because ; Tutti Frutti Trying To Get To You ; I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) ; I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') ; Blue Moon ;  Money Honey ; Bonus Singles:  Heartbreak Hotel ; I Was The One ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy ; Shake Rattle And Roll ; My Baby Left Me ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You ; First RCA Sessions: ; I Got A Woman - incomplete unk tk no. ; I Got A Woman - unk tk no. ; Heartbreak Hotel - incomplete tk 4 ; Heartbreak Hotel - tk 5 ; Heartbreak Hotel - tk 6 ; Money Honey - fragments ; Money Honey - incomplete tk 10 ; I'm Counting On You - tk 1 ; I'm Counting On You - incomplete unk tk no. ; I'm Counting On You - tk 13 ; I'm Counting On You - incomplete tk 14 ;I Was The One - tk 1 ; I Was The One - tk 2 (false start) ; I Was The One - tk 2 ; I Was The One - tk 3 (false start) ; I Was The One - tk 7A (not master) ; I Was The One - incomplete unk tk

Disc 2

The Dry Reverb Tape:  I'm Counting On You - tk 1 ; I'm Counting On You - incomplete tk 2 ; Session Outtakes:  Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 1 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 2 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 3 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 4 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 5 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 6 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 7 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 8 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 9 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 10 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 11 ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy - tk 12 ;Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 1 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 2 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 3 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 5 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 6 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 7 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 8 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 9 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 10 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 11 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 12 ; Shake, Rattle And Roll - tk 12 (undubbed master) ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 1 (slate only) ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 3 ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 4 ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 5 (fragment) ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 13 ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 14 (incomplete) ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 15 ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 16 ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - tk 17 ; Don Davis Interviews Elvis Presley

source: It's Elvis Time / June 9th, 2006


July FTD's Track Listings

The information we have on the 3 July FTD releases is incomplete. Some come from the magazine '' Man And His Music '' and others from our forum. '' Elvis Presley '' is a two CD set in a 7'' size format deluxe packaging. This is the same for '' Clambake '' excepted this is a single set, and '' I Found My Thrill '' comes in the standard FTD digipack.

I Found My Thrill 

Las Vegas January 27th, 1974

Show:
2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / Let Me Be There / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Sweet Caroline / Love Me Tender / Long Tall Sally - Whole Lotta Shakin? On - Mama Don't Dance - Flip , Flop And Fly - Jailhouse Rock - Hound Dog / Fever / Polk Salad Annie / Spanish Eyes / Suspicious Minds / Introductions / I Can't Stop Loving You / Help Me / An American Trilogy / Let Me Be There ( with reprise ) / Can't Help Falling In Love

Bonus: My Baby Left Me (28 Jan, MS) ; Tryin To Get To You (28 Jan MS) ; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1 Feb DS) ; Blueberry Hill / I Can't Stop Loving You (compiled from various shows) .

Elvis Presley

The Album: Blue Suede Shoes ; I'm Counting On You ; I Got A Woman ; One Sided Love Affair ; I Love You Because ; Just Because ;Tutti Frutti ; Trying To Get To You ; I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) ; I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') ; Blue Moon ; Money Honey.

Outakes: Multiple outtakes of: Shake Rattle And Roll ; Lawdy Miss Clawdy ; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You ; plus others and a previously unreleased 1956 interview with Elvis by Don Davis .

Clambake

The Album: Guitar Man ; Clambake ; Who Needs Money? ; A House That Has Everything ; Confidence ; Hey, Hey, Hey ; You Don't Know Me ; The Girl I Never Loved ; How Can You Lose What You Never Had ; Big Boss Man ; Singing Tree ;  Just Call Me Lonesome ; Additional Movie Outtakes:  You Don't Know Me (film version - Take 20) ; Clambake (reprise - Take 4) .

Outtakes:  Clambake (Take 3B) ; How Can You Lose What You Never Had (Takes 1 & 2) ; You Don't Know Me (film version - Take 3)
Hey, Hey, Hey (Takes 3, 5 & 6) ; The Girl I Never Loved (Takes 4 & 5) ; Clambake (Takes 1 & 5) ; A House That Has Everything (Takes 4, 5 & 6) ; You Don't Know Me (film version - Takes 7 & 10) ; How Can You Lose What You Never Had (Take 3) ; Hey, Hey, Hey (Takes 7 & 8) ; Clambake (reprise - Takes 1, 2 & 3)

source: FECC Forum - Man And His Music / June 2nd, 2006


Elvis Sings Flaming Star & Almost In Love

Sony / BMG Special Product has re-released two original Camden LP's on CD in the USA. Both feature a sticker on front with the mention '' Newly Remastered - Original Artwork ''. The CD '' Almost In Love '' list track 10 as '' Stay Away Joe '', but this is actually '' Stay Away '' features on it.

source: Barry McLean / May 25th, 2006


July FTD's Announcement

FTD announced today that they will add another release to the already planned July 2006 releases. The addition will be a 7" deluxe edition of Elvis' first LP "Elvis Presley". It will be made like the other releases in the Classic Album Series. It should feature the original album plus outtakes on two discs (according to the info we received no surprises). As a bonus this release should contain an unreleased radio interview with Elvis from 1956, the sound was done by Kevin Budd.

The announced soundboard release will be a show from January, 27, 1974 in Las Vegas entitled titled " I Found My Thrill ".

The third release announced for July 1st  will be the " Clambake " soundtrack. It will be made in the 7" soundtrack series. Like all the other ones will it feature the original soundtrack plus outtakes.

FTD also announces that they are working on some kind of " Hawaii '61 " project. It has not been decided yet if it will be a CD, CD + book or maybe even a DVD release. FTD is still the working on the long awaited Sun book + CD. It might be
ready for November 2006, but that is not for sure yet.

source: FECC Forum / May 23rd, 2006


Rock, Inspirational and Country from BMG USA

These three new compilation CD's from BMG USA containing 20 tracks each were mastered using DSD technology for optimum sound quality. '' Elvis' Greatest Rock Hits '' include songs like ; Hound Dog, All Shook Up and Jailhouse Rock. '' Elvis' Greatest Inspirational Hits '' features songs like ; How Great Thou Art, If I Can Dream and Amazing Grace. '' Elvis' Greatest Country Hits '' contains tracks such as ; Kentucky Rain, I Can't Stop Loving You and I'm So Lonesome I could Cry.

source: Barry Mclean - updated on March 8th, 2006


July 1st, 2006 FTD Releases

For July 1st FTD label is planning a soundboard release from Las Vegas, January-February 1974, a Classical Album release of “ CLAMBAKE ”, and possibly an additional Classic Album.

source: It's Elvis Time - updated on February 20th, 2006


April 1st, 2006 FTD releases

Made In Memphis

Made in Memphis is a single-disc regular Follow That Dream release featuring outtakes from Elvis’ssessions in Memphis in 1969 (American Sound Studio), 1973 (Stax Recording Studio) and 1976 (the den at Graceland). There is an additional 5-song set of home recordings made at Sam Thompson’s place in November 1973. (Sam was a member of Elvis’s entourage and the brother of Linda Thompson, Elvis’s steady girlfriend from 1972 to 1976.)

(Recorded January & February 1969, at American Sound, Memphis)

In The Ghetto - take 13 ; You'll Think Of Me - take 8 ; Do You Know Who I Am - take 4

(Recorded July 1973, at Stax, Memphis)

If You Don't Come Back - take 5 ; Three Corn Patches - takes 5 & 6 ; Find Out What's Happening - take 7

(Recorded December 1973, at Stax, Memphis)

It's Midnight - take 11 ; Thinking About You - take 3 ; You Asked Me To - take 1 


(Recorded February 1976, at Graceland, Memphis)

Solitaire - take 7 + talk from 6 & 7 ; She Thinks I Still Care - take 3 & 4 ; Moody Blue - take 6 ; Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - take 1 ; Love Coming Down - take 4 ; For The Heart - take 5

(Recorded early November 1973, at Sam Thompson's House, Memphis)

Baby What You Want Me To Do ; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry ; Spanish Eyes ; See See Rider ; That's All Right

Something For Everybody

DISC ONE

The Album : THERE’S ALWAYS ME 2:19 (Don Robertson) ; GIVE ME THE RIGHT 2:36 (Wise/Blagman) ; IT’S A SIN 2:44 (Rose/Turner) ; SENTIMENTAL ME 2:34 (Cassin/Morehead) ; STARTING TODAY 2:06  (Don Robertson) ; GENTLY 2:18(Wizell/Lisbona) ; I’M COMIN’ HOME 2:24  (Charlie Rich) ; IN YOUR ARMS 1:52 (Schroeder/Gold) ; PUT THE BLAME ON ME 2:00  (Twomey/Wise/Blagman) ; JUDY 2:14 (Teddy Redell) ; I WANT YOU WITH ME 2:15 (Woody Harris) ;I SLIPPED, I STUMBLED, I FELL 1:39  (Wise/Weisman)


The Singles : I FEEL SO BAD 2:55  (Chuck Willis) ; LITTLE SISTER 2:33 (Pomus/Shuman) ; (MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME 2:09  (Pomus/Shuman) ; GOOD LUCK CHARM 2:26 (Schroeder/Gold) ; ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU 2:07 (Don Robertson)

FirstTakes:  THERE’S ALWAYS ME (take 1*) 2:27 ; GIVE ME THE RIGHT (take 1) 3:00 ; IT’S A SIN (takes 1*, 2) 3:58
SENTIMENTAL ME (Take 1) 2:42 ; STARTING TODAY (take 1) 2:11 ; GENTLY (takes 1, 2) 2:46 ; I’M COMIN’ HOME (take 2) 2:42 ; IN YOUR ARMS (take 1) 2:13 ; PUT THE BLAME ON ME (takes 1, 2) 2:52 ; JUDY (take 1) 3:16 ; I WANT YOU WITH ME (take 1) 2:26 ; LITTLE SISTER (take 3) 2:55 ; (MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME (take 2) 2:26 ;ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU (take 1) 2:17


DISC TWO

Album Session Outtakes :  I’M COMIN’ HOME (takes 1*, 3) 3:24 ; I’M COMIN’ HOME (takes 5*, 4) 4:40 ; GENTLY (take 3) 2:33 ; GENTLY (take 4*) 2:25 ; GIVE ME THE RIGHT (takes 3*, 2) 3:14 ; I FEEL SO BAD (take 1) 3:00 ; THERE’S ALWAYS ME (take 2) 2:34 ; THERE’S ALWAYS ME (take 4) 2:49 ; STARTING TODAY (take 2) 2:12 ; JUDY (takes 2*, 3) 2:42 ; JUDY (take 4) 2:25

Singles Sessions Outtakes : (MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME (take 1) 2:44 ; (MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME (takes 3, 4) 2:27 ; (MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME (takes 5, 6) 4:03 ; LITTLE SISTER (takes 1, 2, 4, 5) 2:03 ; LITTLE SISTER (take 6) 2:36 ; GOOD LUCK CHARM (take 1) 2:48 ; GOOD LUCK CHARM (takes 2*, 3*) 1:50 ;ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU (take 2) 2:14 ; ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU (takes 4, 5) 2:35 ; ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU (take  2:27)

Last Takes : THERE’S ALWAYS ME (takes 5*, 6*, 7*, 8*, 9) 4:17 ; JUDY (takes 5, 6*, 7*) 4:24 ; (MARIE’S THE NAME) HIS LATEST FLAME (takes 10*, 11*, 12) 3:42 ; LITTLE SISTER (takes 7*, 8*, 9) 4:17 ; ANYTHING THAT’S PART OF YOU (take 9) 2:15 

* Previously unreleased

source: EPE - updated on February 17th, 2006


FTD's out now

We just received the new FTD's "Loving You" & "Southern Nights". The Loving you 2 CD set contains a great 16 pages booklet. At his moment I'm listening to Loving You, and does have great sound. Review will be added later.
Updated January 4th 2005


Golden POPs Elvis Presley Special

New Japanese "Golden POPs", a 32 pages full color music magazine comes with a Free 10 tracks audio BMG Sampler CD featuring Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Wearing My Ring Around Your Neck, G.I. Blues and Can't Help Falling In Love. This nice glossy magazine also features lots of Elvis color photos plus Lyrics to the 10 songs. Another brilliant collectors item.
Souce: HT Long - Updated January 4th 2005


LOVING YOU - SPECIAL EDITION - DOUBLE CD

NEW TAPES...

The masters for '' Teddy Bear,'' '' Party,''  '' Lonesome Cowboy '' and '' Hot Dog '' were all remastered from the new tapes Ernst had recently located and acquired that also feature the many alternate masters that we can now present for the first time from a tape source. The songs such as '' Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do '' ( finale ) as well as several new alternative versions never previously released including a beautiful solo end version of '' Loving You '' (J 16)  and the BX 7 version of '' Mean Woman Blues ''. '' All Shook Up '' on the set will also include a neat count in from Elvis that we hope fans will enjoy.
Source: Kevan Budd / Updated December 31st 2005

EPE Fanclub CD

Here we have the cover of the new EPE fanclub CD. The back of the cover has a black and white photo of Graceland's Sanata and rain deer.
Source: Joseph A. Krein / Updated: December 5th 2005


Promo CD from Panama

This is a new PANAMA CD-2005 (December) edition only promo edition Elvis 71 Anniversary! King Creole VOL.2 in a cardboard sleeve and picture disc!
Source: e-mail / Updated December 5th 2005


Elvis' Gold Records Vol.2 & Christmas Wishes

New US issue of '' Elvis' Gold Records Volume 2 '' with the same content as the original album. The sticker on the front specifies '' Newly Remastered ''. The version of '' Christmas Wishes '' shown above is the European version.

source: Barry McLean - updated on November 29th, 2005


January 2006 FTD's

The FTD label will release two CD's in January 2006. An upgraded version of '' Loving You '' ( 2 CD set ) and a the regular Follow That Dream release is called SOUTHERN NIGHTS and is a compiled “ best of ” from the spring tours of 1975. This is a companion set to Dixieland Rocks. This is yet another of the so-called “Soundboard” recordings, meaning those done at shows with semiprofessional equipment. There are several flaws on the original source tapes. Southern Nights shows just how vast Elvis’s repertoire was at that time, with 19 songs not featured on Dixieland Rocks.

Southern Nights - 1975 Spring Tours Soundboard Recording

Track List:

THAT’S ALL RIGHT 2:24 ; IT’S NOW OR NEVER 2:41 ; HELP ME 2:40 ; STEAMROLLER BLUES 3:28 ; HEARTBREAK HOTEL 2:14 ; RELEASE ME 2:25 ; POLK SALAD ANNIE 4:12 ; I’LL REMEMBER YOU 2:36 ; LITTLE DARLIN’ 2:57 ; BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER 4:11 ; TRYING TO GET TO YOU 2:39 ; YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN 3:17 ; HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT 1:55 ; FAIRYTALE 3:03 ; JAMBALAYA 0:36 ; BIG BOSS MAN 2:50 ;  IT’S MIDNIGHT 3:05 ; PROMISED LAND 2:47 ; TROUBLE 1:05 ; T-R-O-U-B-L-E 3:31 ; HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG 2:35 ; BLUE SUEDE SHOES 1:15 ; FOR THE GOOD TIMES 3:18 ; I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU 2:24 ; I’M LEAVIN’ 3:29

Loving You

This is a 2-disc upgraded version, carefully restored by Kevan Budd. This is a variation of the BMG release from earlier in the year. We have been able to obtain a handful of movie versions from a brilliant tape source, and on Disc 2 you get the opportunity to hear all takes of Elvis recording the title song Loving You on February 14, 1957. You will get 15 takes of the main version in binaural as an extra bonus.
Track List:

DISC 1

MEAN WOMAN BLUES 2:19 ; (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR 1:49 ; LOVING YOU 2:15 ; GOT A LOT O’ LIVIN’ TO DO! 2:32 ; LONESOME COWBOY 3:06 ; HOT DOG 1:16 ; PARTY 1:32 ; BLUEBERRY HILL 2:40 ; TRUE LOVE 2:07 ; DON’T LEAVE ME NOW 2:00 ; HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU 2:32 ; I NEED YOU SO 2:39 ; New Bonus Masters : ONE NIGHT 2:32 ; I BEG OF YOU 1:53 ; ALL SHOOK UP 2:02 ; THAT’S WHEN YOUR HEARTACHES BEGIN 3:24 ; TELL ME WHY 2:08 ; IS IT SO STRANGE 2:29 ; WHEN IT RAINS, IT REALLY POURS 1:50 ; ONE NIGHT (OF SIN) 2:36 ; I BEG OF YOU alternate master 1:52 ; LOVING YOU J-16 end version* 2:18 ; PARTY A-7 alternate master 1:21 ; LOVING YOU K-03 main version * 2:16 ; LOVING YOU HX-14 farm version 2 * 2:04 ; GOT A LOT O’ LIVIN’ TO DO! R-13 finale 1:31 ; MEAN WOMAN BLUES BX-07 version 2* 2:34 ; LOVING YOU KX-21 main version 2 1:33 ; LOVING YOU HZ 12 farm version 3 2:05 ; BLUEBERRY HILL (from acetate) 3:12 ; GOT A LOT O’ LIVIN’ TO DO! D-17 main version (from acetate) 1:55 

* Indicates a previously unreleased track.

DISC 2

The February 14 session:

Tracks 1-12. LOVING YOU HZ all mono "farm scene" version takes. ; Tracks 13-34. LOVING YOU KX all mono main version takes. ; Tracks 35-50. LOVING YOU KX take 1-15 binaural main version takes.

Note from Ernst & Roger :
2006 will be the last year where we will divide evenly between regular releases of “soundboard” material and RCA material. We will be running out of studio outtakes, except for the Classic Albums releases. Research is always going on, but hope of finding the missing studio tapes is small. We have a lot of historical Las Vegas engagements and tours to cover through soundboards, and obviously an enormous number of classic albums to restore.

Thanks for another great year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ernst & Roger

source: FECC Forum - updated on November 19th, 2005


Maxi Single With Heartbreak Hotel/I Was The One

BMG US will issue a maxi single for the 50th anniversary for the recording of Elvis Presley's recording of his breakthrough single Heartbreak Hotel/I Was The One on January 10, 2006. The single will also contains an alternate version of the legendary song Heartbreak Hotel.

It is not known yet when the single will be released in Europe. BMG UK announced earlier this year that it might not be until May 2006 before the single will hit the stores in Europe.
Source: Elvis Unlimited / Updated November 18th 2005

Christmas With Elvis

Here we have the artwork of Christmas With Elvis. It features the "Elvis Christmas Album" & "Elvis Sings The Wonderful world Of Christmas". So, nothing new here.
Source: Ron Lacourse / Updated November 18th n2005


Pure Elvis

Here we have a new release from Greenhill Music and BMG U.S.. It's a repackage of the three Greenhill issues. The Love Songs, The Movie Songs, and The Country Songs
Source: Barry McLean / Updated November 9th 2005


The Rarest Elvis Promo CD from China

This is probably the rarest Promo CD from BMG China. Only a hand full were pressed and issued and distributed to music stores . Entitled: ELVIS Presley. Music Legend. Movie Star. The King *16 Golden Hits* this Not For Sale, Special Promotional Edition features classic Elvis songs from 1960 - 1964.
Source: Aaron King / Updated: November 7th 2005


Christmas With Elvis

BMG will release on November 1st, 2005 a CD titled '' Christmas With Elvis ''. It will actually contain two Midpriced Holiday CD's in a collector's slipcase. As shown on the picture above it features the '' Elvis' Christmas Album '' and '' The Wonderful World Of Christmas ''. The slipcase artwork is shown above at the top right.

source: Barry McLean - updated on October 29th, 2005


BMG Canada News

ELVIS SINGLES BOXSET (pre-filled with all 18 UK #1 Singles) will be available November 1st.

The Box will have the same look and feel as the one that the UK released earlier this year in the " one single a week " campaign, but will not be numbered & slightly slimmer as the singles will have no inner sleeves ( rest stays the same, e.g. black CDs in vinyl look etc. ).

ELVIS HITSTORY, (10/11)a 3-CD deluxe set of E1 (Elvis 30 #1 Hits), E2 (Elvis 2nd To None) and a bonus disc with all hit songs that didn't make it onto E1 or E2. The 3 CDs will be packaged in a ' litho-wrapped ' cardboard 8-panel digi-pak ( same as used for the deluxe 3-disc '68 Comeback Special Deluxe DVD set, just in CD format ). The cover will be 5 color with metallic.

CHRISTMAS WISHES (10/18) is the new mid price Elvis xmas package with the usual 14 Christmas songs.

source: Barry McLean - updated on September 18th, 2005


Songs From The Movies

A new 3 CD-Set release from Sony/BMG - Timeless Music is "Elvis - Songs From The Movies". It features 36 well known movie tracks.
Source: Ron Lacourse / Updated: September 18th 2005


FTD Summer Festival

Here we have the cover and tracklisting of the next FTD release "Summer Festival".
Tracklisting:
Dinner show, August 11, 1972 1) Also Sprach Zarathustra 1:18 (Richard Strauss) 2) See See Rider 2:46 (Traditional, arranged by Elvis Presley) 3) I Got A Woman 2:15 (Ray Charles) 4) Until It's Time For You To Go 2:36 (Buffy Sainte-Marie) 5) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:02 (Wickham/Napier-Bell/Donaggio/Pallavicine) 6) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:29 (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil) 7) Polk Salad Annie 4:58 (Tony Joe White) 8) What Now My Love 3:30 (C. Sigman/G. Becaud) 9) Fever 2:48 (Davenport/Cooley) 10) Love Me 1:38 (Leiber/Stoller) 11) Blue Suede Shoes 1:04 (Carl Perkins) 12) One Night 1:34 (Bartholomew/King) 13) All Shook Up 0:57 (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 14) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 1:47 (Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe) / (Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley) 15) Heartbreak Hotel 1:47 (Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley) 16) Hound Dog 2:47 (Leiber/Stoller) 17) Love Me Tender 1:39 (Elvis Presley/Vera Matson) 18) Suspicious Minds 4:48 (Mark James) 19) Introductions 1:15 20) My Way 3:50 (Anka/Reveaux/Francois) 21) An American Trilogy 4:27 (Mickey Newbury) 22) Can't Help Falling In Love - instrumental closing 2:20 (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss)

Midnight show, August 11, 1972 23) Little Sister / Get Back 2:12 (Pomus/Shuman) / (Lennon/McCartney) 24) Its’ Over 2:30 (Jimmy Rodgers)

Midnight show, August 12, 1972 25) Proud Mary 2:36 (John Fogerty) 26) Never Been To Spain 3:46 (Hoyt Axton) 27) For The Good Times 3:10 (Kris Kristofferson) 28) A Big Hunk O’ Love 2:04 (Aaron Schroeder) 29) Tiger Man – opening only 0:19 (J. H. Louis/S. Burns)
Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton
Source: Peter Haan / Updated Sept 14th 2005


The Sun Rises In China

BMG now has an office in mainland China. So far they've officially released: The Great Performances, Great Country Songs and 50 Greatest Love Songs Collection. All these CDs comes in beautiful slipped cases, with lyrics sheets and mini-Posters etc The latest and the best one is SUNRISE.
Source: HT Long / Updated August 26th 2005


October FTD Releases

Roger Semon announced in Memphis the October FTD releases will be '' Loving You '' ( extended soundtrack ), '' Something For Everybody '' ( classic album series ) and '' Summer Festival '' ( August 11, 1972 dinner show soundboard recording ).

source: EIN/FECC Forum - updated on August 14, 2005


Elvis By The Presleys Separate CD's from North Borneo

Just discovered this interesting set of 2 separate CDs. CD ONE has 25 tracks including Rubberneckin Paul Oakenfold's Remix. CD TWO is the most interesting one with 31 tracks. Eight (8) tracks from Elvis By the Presleys Bonus CD plus another twenty-three (23) tracks including songs like Little Sister, I Got Stung, I'm A Roustabout, Kentucky Rain, Mean Woman Blues etc...

source : HT Long - updated on June 1st, 2005


Elvis' 70th Anniversary Asian Sampler

Here's the artwork for the new Elvis 70th Anniversary Asian Promo Sampler. Tracks are from " Love, Elvis " ; For The Good Times / Can't Help Falling In Love : from " Loving You " ; Blueberry Hill / I Need You So : from " Elvis Presley " ; Money Honey/I'm Counting On You : from " Elvis " ; Rip It Up / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again.

This is is a collector's treasure and is almost impossible to find. So, Happy Hunting!

source: HT Long - updated on May 30th, 2005


All Shook Up

This is the cover art of the July 1st, 2005 FTD release '' All Shook Up '' containing the August 26th, 1969 midnight show. Also set for release on July 1st is '' Elvis Today '' and '' Tickle Me '' soundtracks.

All Shook Up ( track listing ) :

Blue Suede Shoes; I Got A Woman; All Shook Up; Love Me Tender; Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel; Heartbreak Hotel; Hound Dog; I Can't Stop Loving You; Mystery Train/Tiger Man; (Monologue); Baby What You Want Me To Do; Runaway; Are You Lonesome Tonight? (laughing version); Rubberneckin'; Yesterday/Hey Jude; (Introductions); In The Ghetto; This Is The Story; Suspicious Minds; Can't Help Falling In Love.

source: Elvis News / Elvis World Japan - updated on May 20th, 2005


Promo Elvis By The Presleys

Here we have the promo of "Elvis By The Presleys", it features the following 3 songs "Heartbreak Hotel", "Separate Ways", "I Got A Feelin' In My Body". It said it is an American Air Line Promo, but it is not mentioned on the CD.
Source: Ron Lacourse / Updated May 17th 2005


CD Compilation from Finland

On May 4 this compilation CD was released in Finland by the local Sony BMG. It was done in co-operation with a Finnish radio station " Iskelma ". The title of the cd is " Iskelma - Kevyen musiikin klassikoita " which translates into " Pop music classics ". The 18 tracks cd includes one Elvis track ; Are You Lonesome Tonight?

source: Kari Paju from Finland - updated on May 14th, 2005


Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender book with Bonus CD

This is a book for children containing a single track CD ( Love Me Tender ) from BMG Special Products DPC-13476 -USA 2002.

source: Barry McLean - updated on April 22nd, 2005


FTD's Out Now

The three new FTD releases are out now. I only played the Elvis is back so far, and it's awesome. We will have a review on this one soon.

Updated April 14th 2005


He Touched Me The Gospel Music - Elvis Presley

New CD just came out He Touched Me The Gospel Music - Elvis Presley. Here the tracklisting:
1. Crying in the Chapel 2. His Hand In Mine 3. Joshua Fit the Battle 4. So High 5. If We Never Meet Again 6. Milky White Way 7. Stand By Me 8. Somebody Bigger Than You & I 9. I Believe in the Man 10. In The Garden 11. Mansion Over the Hilltop 12. Farther Along 13. Where No One Stands Alone 14. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs 15. Without Him 16. Working On the Building 17. You'll Never Walk Alone 18. Swing Down, Sweet Chariot 19. Where Could I Go But To The Lord 20. In The Ghetto

CD 2: 1. There'll Be Peace In The Valley For Me 2. I Believe 3. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 4. It Is No Secret 5. I, John 6. Bosom Of Abraham 7. You Better Run 8. Lead Me, Guide Me 9. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus 10. He Touched Me 11. I've Got Confidence 12. Amazing Grace 13. A Thing Called Love 14. Put Your Hand In the Hand 15. Reach Out To Jesus 16. If That Isn't Love 17. Bridge Over Troubled Water 18. An American Trilogy 19. Why Me Lord 20. How Great Thou Art

Source: Ron Lacourse / Updated March 31 2005


Comments from Ernst Jrgensen about the SUN Projects

The news on the EU Sun Box ( see previous news below ) mentioned that the FTD project would concentrate mainly on the year 1955. Therefore we ask Mr. Jrgensen if it was indeed the case and if was aware of this project. It seems the fans will benefit from both projects. Here's the answer we've got from him with permission to publish it.

'' I have known for quite some time that Joseph is working on a SUN project, and we have had conversations about it, but apart from his stamper single I have no idea what his materials are. The "news" on the board reveals nothing, but obviously sounds exciting. I'm not an expert on the legal issues, but I assume that Joseph has done his home work. Although I am producing a project on the same subject (Elvis in 1953-55), I'm just as much of a fan as the rest of you, and welcome any unpublished material. I see that Joseph has a list of great people helping - several of these people are also helping me, and one of the greatest things for me in this project is that so many people have decided to share their knowledge and materials - it seems that everybody realises that it's time to forget about personal agendas, and help create the historical document about these early times - we will all benefit from this. ''

source: Ernst Jrgensen / FECC Team - updated on March 18th, 2005


EU Sun Box

Yesterday on our Forum there was a news concerning two box-sets on the Sun era that would be released on a new label called '' Memphis Recording Services. You'll find here below the details concerning these sets. This news doesn't really belong into the BMG News section but it was better to include it in here because of the comments in the next news above.

To my understanding there will be 2 box sets that will cover the entire Sun era. The first volume to be released in June 2005 will deal only in the years 1953 - 1954. It will include what Mr Joseph Pirzada calls a 'super CD' with all tracks remastered in original Sun sound and will include a unreleased track from 1954 as well as live recordings. He promises a sound never heard before that even FTD will not afford to package. Joseph has said 'our recording sources are much better than BMG can ever get'

With the package to my understanding, will also be a 7 inch vinyl record of ' Thats all Right ' pressed from the original Master Mother stamper which will be identical to the original 45rpm released by Sam Phillips in 1954 with all the hallmarks and obviously the exact sound.

Included is a 200 page book containing unpublised photographs including colour with documents never before seen during the 53- 54 which will include the 'most important document ever from 1954' (I am not allowed to say what that is at this stage) that has never before seen. All items will packaged together within the Box set.

It is also understood that major contributions to this package include Scotty Moore, Ed Leek, John Heath, Joseph Tunzi, Stanley Oberst, Sheriff Hanna, Russ Howe, Bud Glass are just the few that are involved in this project. The book itself is written by Joseph Pirzada and John M Heath.

On speaking to Mr Pirzada he did say this is a package made by the fans for the fans and items contained in this package are never before seen and many of the items contained in this package are completely out of the hands of the FTD version due later in the year. We Elvis fans know what we want and this time you are going to get it. There is absolutley no point on relying on pen pushers because at the end of the day, they always let you down. I wont let myself down, I know what I want as a fan. The main significance on the FTD release is 1955. I want to make the best Sun package that can be had which is why we are going into every detail to cover the 53-54 era. On having spent 6 months last year in the mid -south in the USA on research I am going to set the story straight. Every past book I have seen have just got it wrong. The 1955 era will have to go on volume 2 which will be out January 2006. Making both volumes the ultimate Sun collection. That will have more unreleased tracks and will have a pressing from Sam Phillips original Master plate 'Mystery Train'.

The price for the item apparently will be made very affordable! Its also understood that these releases will be made available in shops of HMV and Virgin in the UK.

With all the rare items 'Memphis Recording Service' have secured, it appears they will not be on the FTD release.

source: FECC Forum - updated on march 18th, 2005


News From BMG Canada

The street date for the soundtrack  CD '' Elvis By The Presleys '' is May 3rd, 2005 while the DVD is scheduled for May 17th, 2005.

source: e-mail - updated on March 13th, 2005


Raised On Rock In October on FTD

The FTD label will release on October 1st, 2005 a double CD set of '' Raised On Rock '' in his Classic Album series. Other albums planned  in the same series as double CD set are : Promised Land, Fool, From Elvis Presley Boulevard and Good Times.

source: FECC Forum / e-mail - updated on March 10th, 2005


Big Boss Man FTD

Here is the cover art of the upcoming "Big Boss Man" release. This CD contains a soundboard recording of Elvis' March 30, 1975 dinner show from Las Vegas. The CD is set for release April 1st, 2005. FTD Records will release a 2-CD version of "Elvis is Back!" and their next book/CD combination entitled "Rocking Across Texas".

As a side note this FTD will feature the beautiful photographs of Sandi Haynes Pichon taken around the same time these soudboards were recorded. You can read on our site a review of her first book '' Raised On Elvis ! ''.

Track listing:
See See Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / And I Love You So / Big Boss Man / It’s Midnight / Promised Land / Burning Love / Introductions / My Boy / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There / Hound Dog / American Trilogy / Can’t Help Falling In Love

Extras: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (3-31-75) / The Wonder Of You (3-31-75) / Bridge Over Troubled Water (3-31-75) / Little Darlin’ (3-31-75) / Hawaiian Wedding Song (3-31-75) / Green Green Grass Of Home (Undated) / Fairytale (Undated) /Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel (Undated) / You’re The Reason I’m Living (Undated).

source: Elvis News / FECC Team - updated on February 24th, 2005


Elvis Presley - A Cherry Lane Sampler

This is a very rare promo double CD set from Cherry Lane Music Publishing. This sampler was made in Canada and has a sticker on the back cover with details on their L.A. and New-York Offices. It features also the mention that this is for '' Promotional Use Only ''. Disc one is titled '' The Hits '' and contains 21 tracks while the second CD titled '' The Hidden Gems '' has 16 tracks.

source: Barry McClean - updated on January 28th, 2005


FTD New Scheduled Update

FTD has to change their release schedule for their releases. There are several reasons for this, but the most important one is the time factor. The pressure to deliver higher quality and a substantial number of releases, is more than they can handle within the time constraints. By sticking to four release dates only, a good portion of the time consuming non creative work will be limited.
They return to a policy of 4 release dates per year: January, April, July and October. They aim to have the product ready for release around the first of each of these months. They will release the regular digipack releases each quarter and in most cases there will be extra releases coming out at the same time: "Classic Albums", books or other projects.

The new release dates are as follows:

April 1st:
The Live In Las Vegas 1975 Soundboard - no title yet
Rockin' Across Texas - Stanley Oberst's book with 2 soundboards
Elvis Is Back - 2 CD Classic album

July 1st:
A yet to be determined regular release
Today - 2 CD Classic album

FTD is also working on many other projects. The SUN book/CD project is in the final stages of research. Several classic albums are in the works including Clambake, Something For Everybody, and Raised On Rock.

source: Elvis News - updated on January 26th, 2005


FTD Updates

Here are a few small updates on future Follow That Dream releases. Ernst Jorgensens " Sun-project " will probably be released at the end of this year. The album " Raised On Rock " is listed high on the " updated albums " list, but no release date has been planned yet. IF Elvis' last show from Indianapolis is to be released on the Follow That Dream label an opportunity could be October, but as Ernst put it "I doubt it".

Other future projects for the FTD label are the updated albums of '' Something For Everybody '', '' Pot Luck '' and '' Promised Land ''. After the release of the April 1st, 2005 soundboard from a March '75 show there won't be any soundboard releases for at least 6 months. 

source: Ernst Jorgensen / FECC Forum - updated on January 20th, 2004


April 1st FTD Releases ( part I )

On April 1, 2005, Follow That Dream’s regular quarterly CD release of collectors' material will be a concert soundboard recording from Elvis’s March 1975 engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton. The title of this CD is still to be determined. Following is preliminary track information:

March 30, 1975 – Dinner Show

See See Rider ; I Got A Woman – Amen ; Love Me ; If You Love Me ; And I Love You So ; Big Boss Man ; It’s Midnight ; Promised Land ; Burning Love ; Introductions ; My Boy ; I’ll Remember You ; Let Me Be There ;Hound Dog ; American Trilogy ;Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Extras: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (3-31-75) ; The Wonder Of You (3-31-75) ; Bridge Over Troubled Water (3-31-75)
Little Darlin’ (3-31-75) ;Hawaiian Wedding Song (3-31-75) ; Green Green Grass Of Home (Undated) ; Fairytale (Undated) ; Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel (Undated) ; You’re The Reason I’m Living (Undated) .

See the next two news below for further details on April 1st releases and book '' Rocking Across Texas ''.
source : EPE - updated on January 6th, 2005


April 1st FTD Releases ( part II )

In addition to its regular quarterly releases of collectors’ material, Follow That Dream Records regularly reissues Elvis movie soundtrack albums and classic Elvis albums that are no longer part of the mainstream Sony/BMG (RCA Records label) catalog. Next in their series of “classic album” reissues are the 1960 album Elvis Is Back! (Release Date: March 1, 2005) and the 1975 album Today (Release Date: April 1, 2005).

FTD Records will release a 2-CD version of Elvis is Back! in the customary 7” format. There is a very limited number of previously unreleased outtakes on the studio albums, hence the 2CD solution – combining all previously released versions – masters and outtakes.

Today will receive the same treatment. Since many of the studio albums have been deleted by SONY/BMG, it’s FTD’s mission to make sure that the material is still available, in order to keep Elvis’s recorded legacy intact.

Following are the track listings for both albums:



ELVIS IS BACK!

(An * indicates previously unreleased take.)

DISC 1

From the Original Album Release:

Make Me Know It ; Fever ; The Girl Of My Best Friend ;I Will Be Home Again ; Dirty, Dirty Feeling ; The Thrill Of You Love ; Soldier Boy ; Such A Night ; It Feels So Right ; Girl Next Door Went A’Walking ;  Like A Baby ; Reconsider Baby ; 

The Original Singles Released from the Sessions:

Stuck On You ; Fame And Fortune ; It’s Now Or Never ; A Mess Of Blues ; Are You Lonesome Tonight? ; I Gotta Know (including Take 1*) ; Alternate Takes:  Make Me Know It (Take 1) ; Fever (Take 1) ; The Girl Of My Best Friend (Take 3) ; Soldier Boy (Take 1) ; Such a Night (Take 1) ; It Feels So Right (Take 1) ; Stuck on You (Take 1) ; Fame And Fortune (Take 2) ; It’s Now Or Never (Take 1) ;  Are You Lonesome Tonight (Takes 1,2)

DISC 2

The March Session:

Make Me Know It (Take 3) ; Make Me Know It (Takes 9*,10*,11) ; Make Me Know It (Takes 17,18) ; Soldier Boy (Takes 2*,3*,7) ; Soldier Boy (Takes 9*,10) ; Stuck On You (Takes 1-FS, 2) ; Fame And Fortune (Takes 4*,5) ; A Mess Of Blues (Take 1) ; A Mess Of Blues (Takes 2*,3*) ; It Feels So Right (Take 2) ; It Feels So Right (Takes 4*,3) ; The April Session:  Fever (Takes 2*,3*-“f---” at end taken out) ;Like A Baby (Take 1-FS/BD*) ; Like A Baby (Take 2) ; Like A Baby (Takes 3,4*) ; It’s Now Or Never (Take 2) ; It’s Now or Never (Takes 3,4*) ; Girl Of My Best Friend (Takes 2*,4*,5*,6) ; Girl Of My Best Friend (Take 9) ; Dirty, Dirty Feeling (Take 1) ; Dirty, Dirty Feeling (Takes 2*,3*-sp last chord from 4/m) ; Thrill Of Your Love (Takes 1,2*,1-PB) ; Such A Night (Takes 2,3,4*/5-sp) ; Girl Next Door Went A’Walking (Takes 1,2,3) ; Are You Lonesome Tonight (Takes 4*-FS,3*, wp 1/2-sp*)



TODAY

DISC 1

T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; And I Love You So ; Susan When She Tried ; Woman Without Love ; Shake A Hand ; Pieces Of My Life ; Fairytale ; I Can Help ; Bringin’ It Back ; Green, Green Grass Of Home ; Outtakes: ; Tiger Man ; And I Love You So - take 2 ; Pieces Of My Life – take 1;  Fairytale - takes 1,2 ; Bringin’ It Back - take 1 ; Green, Green Grass Of Home - take 1 ; Shake A Hand - take 1 ; Susan When She Tried - take 3 ; Pieces Of My Life - takes 2,3 ; And I Love You So - take 3 3:43

DISC 2

Original Session Mixes:

Fairytale ; Green, Green Grass Of Home ; I Can Help ; And I Love You So ; Susan When She Tried ; T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; Woman Without Love ; Shake A Hand ; Bringin’ It Back ; Pieces Of My Life ; 6363 Sunset Material:  Green, Green Grass Of Home - takes 2,3 ; Susan When She Tried - takes 1,2 ;And I Love You So - take 1 ;Bringin’ It Back - takes 2,3 ;T-R-O-U-B-L-E - take 1; Shake A Hand - take 2
source: EPE - updated on January 6th, 2005


Rocking Across Texas FTD BOOK /CD's  

Expected to be released March 1, 2005, is FTD’s next special book/CD combination entitled Rocking Across Texas. (Delayed from its originally announced release date of January 1.) The book is by Stanley Oberst. New stories, updated old stories and some especially rare photographs are featured. Accompanying the book will be two Elvis concert “soundboard” recordings (informally recorded from the concert sound system): the June 19, 1974 show in Amarillo, Texas and the July 3, 1976 show in Fort Worth, Texas. There’s also a short, previously unreleased 1960 interview recording with Elvis and his manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Track Listing:

DISC 1 - AMARILLO

See See Rider 2:46 ; I Got A Woman/Amen 6:46 ; Love Me 1:44 ;;Trying To Get To You 2:52 ; All Shook Up 1:08 ; Love Me Tender 1:49 ; Hound Dog 1:23 ; Fever 3:06 ; Polk Salad Annie 4:33 ; Why Me Lord 3:42 ; Suspicious Minds 3:48 ; Introductions 3:21 ; I Can’t Stop Loving You 2:30 ; Help Me 2:52 ; An American Trilogy 3:51 ; Let Me Be There 3:41 ; Heartbreak Hotel 2:49 ; Funny How Time Slips Away 3:51; Big Boss Man 3:32 ; Can’t Help Fallling In Love 0:34 ; Interview. Odessa, Texas. 1960 (4:55)


DISC 2 - FORT WORTH

See See Rider 4:19 ; I Got A Woman/Amen 7:20 ; Love Me 3:04 ; If You Love Me 2:54 ; You Gave Me A Mountain 3:16 ; All Shook Up 1:09 ; (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 0:50 ; Don’t Be Cruel 1:12 ; And I Love You So 3:28 ; Jailhouse Rock 1:36 ; Fever 3:05 ; America 3:10 ;Polk Salad Annie 4:35 ; Introductions ; Early Morning Rain, What’d I Say, Johnny B. Goode, Introductions,Love Letters, School Days ;  Hurt 4:01 ; Hound Dog 3:00 ; Funny How Time Slips Away 4:36 ; Can’t Help Falling In Love 4:08 ; Closing Vamp

source: EPE - updated on January 6th, 2005


Elvis By The Presleys CBS Special & Soundtrack CD

This is the advertisement for the '' Elvis By The Presleys '' CBS Special. The special will be aired in May 2005 and will contain never-before-seen Elvis footage, interviews and intimate family moments. BMG has also sheduled for May 2005 a soundtrack CD for this CBS Special that will features Elvis' favorites, family picks and previously unreleased rarities.

Source: Barry McClean - updated on January 6th, 2005


Love, Elvis

Here's a BMG promotional flyer for the '' Love, Elvis '' CD scheduled for January 25, 2005. BMG hopes this product will appeal to both the core fan base and the casual Elvis fan. BMG is also re-launching on January 11, 2005 the first three original albums with bonus tracks, with new pricing and improved sound.

You can click on the picture above if you want to see an enlarge version of this flyer along with the ones related to the re-released of these three original albums with complete details.

source: Barry McClean - updated on January 2nd, 2004


Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals Out Now

The new FTD release Elvis On Tour is out now, and I think ths is one of the better releases from FTD so far. The sound quality is very good, and of course the highlight of this release is Young And Beatiful". El Paso is not worth mentioning, for it only contains a few lines. An indepth review will follow soon. The CD is in stock now, and you can order this through our FTD Shop.
Updated December 22nd 2004


Promo from Belgium Newspaper 

This CD titled '' Het Beste Van Elvis Presley '' is a special BMG Belgium pressing for the newspaper '' Het Laastste Nieuws '' from the same country. The CD contains 12 tracks.

Track list : Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Are You Lonesome Tonight, In The Ghetto, Blue Suede Shoes, It's Now Or Never, Return To Sender, Suspicious Minds, Love Me Tender.

source: Barry McClean - updated on December 5th, 2004


Rocking Over Texas Update

An Elvis Club Letter News contained some informations conerning the FTD project '' Rocking Over Texas ''. Stanley Oberst has been on the road for the last year looking for new Elvis stories and getting more details on existing ones. He has also found many new, very rare pictures. This book will come with two new soundboard shows ; Amarillo, Texas June 19th, 1974 and Fort Worth, Texas July 3rd, 1976. It will also include a short, never published 1960 interview with Elvis and the Colonel. 

Stanley Oberst published also the excellent book '' Elvis In Texas ''. Our site contains a review of this book written by Ernest Boyes, Jr. and equally an interview conducted as well by Ernest.

source: Steven Colella/ Fecc Team - updated on November 27th, 2004


Elvis Presley - From His Roots

We mentioned this three CD set in our BMG News page about two weeks ago. We are adding here a scan of the three picture CD's include within this set from '' Timeless Music & Video ''.

Disc 1- The 50's : 1. Blue Moon Of Kentucky ; 2. I Love You Because ; 3. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone ; 4. I Forgot To Remember ; 5. Old Shep ; 6. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again ; 7. How's The World Treating You ; 8. How Do You Think I Feel ; 9. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley ; 10. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) ; 11. Your Cheatin' Heart (Take 9) ; 12. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I .

Disc 2- The 60's : 1. His Hand In Mine ; 2. I Believe In The Man In The Sky ; 3. In My Father's House ; 4. You'll Never Walk Alone ; 5. It's A Sin ; 6. Without Him ; 7. Guitar Man ; 8. Just Call Me Lonesome ; 9. You Don't Know Me ; 10. From A Jack To A King ; 11. Kentucky Rain ; 12. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' .

Disc 3 - The 70's 1. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago ; 2. Little Cabin On The Hill ; 3. I Really Don't Want To Know 4. Snowbird ; 5. Amazing Grace ; 6. Help Me Make It Through The Night ; 7. He Touched Me ; 8. Help Me ; 9. Green Green Grass Of Home ; 10. Susan When She Tried ; 11. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ; 12. He'll Have To Go .

source: Barry McClean - updated on November 27th, 2004


Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals

This is the artwork of the January 1st, 2005 FTD '' Elvis On Tour - The Rehearsals '' . It will be released on December 20th for making sure that your favorite dealer has their copies for the beginning of the year.

Proud Mary; Polk Salad Annie; See See Rider; A Big Hunk O' Love; Johnny B. Goode; Young And Beautiful; Love Me; Hound Dog; Lawdy Miss Clawdy; For The Good Times; El Paso; Funny How Time Slips Away; Help Me Make It Through The Night; Release Me; Burning Love; ALways On My Mind; First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; Never Been To Spain; Separate Ways .

source: Peter Haan / It's Elvis Time - updated on November 27th, 2004


18 UK #1

Essential Elvis, the UK's official Elvis Presley magazine has teamed up with BMG to promote a special set of single releases. To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Birth, January 8th 2005 RCA/SONY BMG are embarking on the most ambitious single release campaign in the history of the UK Record Industry. All of the Kings 18 UK #1 singles will be re-released over 17 consecutive weeks beginning on January 3rd '05 and ending on April 25th '05. Each classic single will be released in a Limited Edition numbered CD and 10" format, which will be beautifully packaged using original artwork.

Never before has an artists contribution to popular music been celebrated in such a groundbreaking way but as we know... there has never been an artist like Elvis Presley. 'All Shook Up' was Elvis' first UK #1 single and will be the first re-release on 3rd January 2005. Both CD and 10" of 'All Shook Up' will be launched in a beautifully designed, foil embossed CD and 10" box which can then be used to house the other 17 UK # 1's. Due to UK chart regulations on packaging for singles, the 'All Shook Up' release/Box set will not be eligible for inclusion in the UK singles chart, therefore we will also be re-releasing Elvis' second UK #1 single 'Jailhouse Rock' on the same day.

Each single released in this momentous campaign will be packaged as following:
CD Single

* Each CD will be released in 'mini-vinyl' replica card sleeves with an outer and inner bag. The outer bag features the original U.S. picture artwork and the inner bag replicates a generic UK RCAingle sleeve from the time of the original release.

* The artwork for the CD disc will replicate the original 7" vinyl release including authentic vinyl label artwork.

* Rather than have the standard silver finish on the 'playing' side of the disc, each CD rear will have a black finish, again to replicate the look of a vinyl release.

* Each CD will be lmited and individually numbered.

10" Vinyl
* Each 10" vinyl release will be packaged in the original RCA generic bag.
* The 10" label will replicate the original 7" label artwork.
" Each 10" will be limited and individually numbered.

Advertising and PR
A project of this magnitude, celebrating a hugely important Anniversary in the Elvis calendar, will generate huge media interest. Noble PR Ltd., responsible for the phenomenal PR Campaign which surrounded The Top 3 release of 'That's All Right' in June 2004, will be managing this project throughout its four month run. The PR Campaign will be backed with press ads in specialist music publications and national newspapers - details TBC.
Source: Essential Elvis - Updated November 15th 2004


Elvis On Tour- The Rehearsals FTD

According to the news given on our forum the track listing of the January 1st, 2005 FTD release '' On Tour - The Rehearsals '' is :

Proud Mary; Polk Salad Annie; See See Rider; A Big Hunk O' Love; Johnny B. Goode; Young And Beautiful; Love Me; Hound Dog; Lawdy Miss Clawdy; For The Good Times; El Paso; Funny How Time Slips Away; Help Me Make It Through The Night; Release Me; Burning Love; ALways On My Mind; First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; Never Been To Spain; Separate Ways .

source: cramer/FECC Forum- updated on November 14th, 2004


Elvis Presley - From His Roots

Timeless Music & Video has released a 3 CD set titled '' Elvis Presley - From His Roots ''. The regular price for this set is $24.99 but now on sale for $19.99.

Disc 1- The 50's : 1. Blue Moon Of Kentucky ; 2. I Love You Because ; 3. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone ; 4. I Forgot To Remember ; 5. Old Shep ; 6. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again ; 7. How's The World Treating You ; 8. How Do You Think I Feel ; 9. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley ; 10. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) ; 11. Your Cheatin' Heart (Take 9)
12. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I .

Disc 2- The 60's : 1. His Hand In Mine ; 2. I Believe In The Man In The Sky ; 3. In My Father's House ; 4. You'll Never Walk Alone ; 5. It's A Sin ; 6. Without Him ; 7. Guitar Man ; 8. Just Call Me Lonesome ; 9. You Don't Know Me ; 10. From A Jack To A King ; 11. Kentucky Rain ; 12. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' .

Disc 3 - The 70's 1. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago ; 2. Little Cabin On The Hill ; 3. I Really Don't Want To Know
4. Snowbird ; 5. Amazing Grace ; 6. Help Me Make It Through The Night ; 7. He Touched Me ; 8. Help Me ; 9. Green Green Grass Of Home ; 10. Susan When She Tried ; 11. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ; 12. He'll Have To Go .

source: Barry McClean - updated on November 13th, 2004


American Music Legends - Christmas Favorites

 BMG Special Products in the USA released in the American Music legends series an Elvis Christmas CD for the Cracker barrel Old Country Store Chain. The 10 tracks CD retails for $11.99.

Track listing:
1. Santa Clause Is back In Town ; 2. Winter Wonderland ; 3. I'll Be Home For Christmas ; 4. Here Comes Santa Clause (Right Down Santa Clause Lane) ; 5. Merry Christmas Baby ; 6. Blue Christmas ; 7. Santa Bring My baby Back (To Me) ; 8. Holly Leaves The Christmas Trees ; 9. White Christmas ; 10. Silenst Night (with Christmas message from Elvis).
source: Barry McClean - updated on November 13th, 2004


Tracklisting For The FTD's "Follow That Dream" & "King Of The Whole Wide World"

Here is the tracklistings for the two upcoming FTD soundtracks. They will both be released on November 15, 2004
Follow That Dream
Tracklist:
Follow That Dream Angel What A Wonderful Life I'm Not The Marrying Kind Sound Advice A Whistling Tune Angel (Takes 1 & 2) Follow That Dream (Takes 1 & 2) What A Wonderful Life (Takes 2 & 1) A Whistling Tune (Takes 2 & 3) Angel (Take 4) I'm Not The Marrying Kind (Takes 2,3,4 & 6) Follow That Dream (Take 3) Sound Advice (Take 1) Angel (Take 5) What A Wonderful Life (Takes 3,4,5 & 6) Angel (Take 6) Follow That Dream (Take 4) Angel (Take 7) Angel (Vocal overdubs) A Whistling Tune (Take 4) (Stereo master without overdub) On Top Of Old Smokey

Kid Galahad
Tracklist:
King Of The Whole Wide World This Is Living Riding The Rainbow Home Is Where The Heart Is I Got Lucky A Whistling Tune King Of The Whole Wide World (1st version) (Takes 1 & 2) Home Is Where The Heart Is (Takes 13 & 14) Riding The Rainbow (1st version) (Take 1) I Got Lucky (1st version - alternate master) (Take 6) King Of The Whole Wide World (1st version) (Takes 7 & 8) This Is Living (Take 2) Home Is Where The Heart Is (Takes 1,2,3,6 & 7) King Of The Whole Wide World (1st version) (Take 13) A Whistling Tune (Take 2) King Of The Whole Wide World (1st version) (Takes 14,15,16,17,20,21 & 25) I Got Lucky (1st version) (Take 1) Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 10) King Of The Whole Wide World (1st version) (Take 31) Riding The Rainbow (1st version) (Take 7) King Of The Whole Wide World (2nd version) (Takes 1,2 & 3)

Source: Elvis Unlimited / Updated November 3rd 2004

Rocking Across Texas & On Tour Rehearsals

The tracklists on the UK adverts Fan Club state the following ;

ROCKING ACROSS TEXAS: ( January 1st, 2005 release )

CD1: Amarillo, Civic Centre, June 19th, 1974: See See Rider, I Got A Woman, Love Me, Trying To Get To You, All Shook Up, Love Me tender, Hound Dog, Fever, Polk Salad Annie, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, Help Me, I Can't Stop Loving You, American Trilogy, Big Boss Man, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and others.

CD2: Fort Worth, Tarrant Centre, June 3rd, 1976: You Gave Me A Mountain, Steamroller Blues, All Shook Up, Burning Love, Little Darlin', Young And Beautiful, Love Letters, Shake A Hand, Early Morning Rain, Jailhouse Rock and more.
( The photograph above is from the June 3rd, 1976 concert in Fort Worth, TX. It  wasn't provided by the FTD Label and will not be necessarily featured into the '' Rocking Across Texas '' book )

ON TOUR REHEARSALS: (January 1st, 2005 release )

Tracks: (expected): Burning Love, Cattle Call, For The Good Times, Over The Rainbow, Never Been To Spain, I'll Remember You, I John, American Trilogy, How Great Thou Art, Love Me, Proud Mary, Until It's Time For You To Go, I Can't Stop Loving You, Sweet Sweet Spirit, Room At The Cross, You Better Run, Young And Beautiful and many others including dialogue.

Two more MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS (November 20th, 2004 release )

Kid Galahad
Follow That Dream

7" EP gatefold style packaging with accompanying booklet containing interesting facts and photographs from the filming.

source: FECC Forum (elvisonline) - updated on October 10th, 2004


Latest FTD News

Packaged with the new FTD CDs from the UK Fanclub was adverts for forthcoming FTD CDs. The ads were as follows;

Rocking Across Texas - An exciting new book (& 2 CD set) from FTD due January 1st, 2005. A fly-on-the-wall visual and audio documentary featuring two amazing concerts; Amarillo Civic Centre June 19, 1974 and Tarrant Centre, Fort Worth June 3, 1976. ( The photograph above is from the June 3rd, 1976 concert in Fort Worth, TX. It  wasn't provided by the FTD Label and will not be necessarily featured into the '' Rocking Across Texas '' book )

On Tour: The Rehearsals! - At last! January 1st, 2005 release date. Setlist includes Over The Rainbow, Room At The Cross, Yound And Beautiful! This is expected to be one of FTD's biggest selling CDs'.

Two More Movie Soundtracks - Kid Galahad & Follow That Dream - November 20, 2004. Each title in the 7" format. 
source: FECC Forum (elvisonline) - updated on October 9, 2004


The very best of ELV1S Pres1ey HDCD

What a beautiful CD released exclusively in Hong Kong only. This Double album features 50 of the very best Elvis most -loved songs including: Don't Ask Me Why, The Thrill Of Your Love, There's Always Me, She Wears My Ring, It Hurts Me, And I Love You So (Alternate take), Rags To Riches, Young And Beautiful, It's Only Love, Unchained Melody, ..etc.
Source: HT Long / Updated September 15th 2004


Super Rare Elvis At Sun Promo

Here's the cover-sleeve, inlay and picture-disc of the extremely rare ELVIS AT SUN BMG Indonesia Promo. Track Listing:
1. That's All Right (False start & alternate take) 2. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (alternate take) 3. Good Rocking Tonight (Master) 4. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (fast, Master) 5. I'm Left, You're Right , She's Gone (slow, alternate take) 6. Blue Moon (alternate take)
Happy hunting!
Source: HT Long / Updated September 11th 2004

New Elvis That's All Right Double Album

This new Limited Edition BMG Hong Kong 2 CD-Set features 50 of Elvis' Best Hits including Mystery Train, Blue Suede Shoes, His Latest Flame, Crying In The Chapel, Viva Las Vegas, I Just Can't Help Believing, Way Down, Suspicion, Girl Of My Best Friend, Guitar Man, Let's Have A Party, etc...
Both Disc 1 & Disc 2 has the same nice Picture Disc. It also has a very unique wrap around cover sleeve. An essential Collector's item. Happy hunting!
Source: HT Long / Updated September 9th 2004


Final artwork Closing Night

Here we have the final artwork for the upcoming FTD release "Closing Night" that will be out in October 1st. You can reserve this CD through the FECC Elvis shop.
Source: Elvis Unlimited / Updated September 6th


Elvis Today Magazine CD Promo

This promo CD came with the Elvis Today magazine. It contains 11 tracks ( 3 bonus tracks ) : My Happiness, That's All Right, Harbor Lights, I Love You Because, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, That's When Your Hearthaches Begin, It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You, I'll Never Stand In Your Way. Bonus; That's All Right ( alternate take ), I Love You Because ( alternate take ), Blue Moon Of Kentucky ( alternate take ).

source: Barry McClean - updated on August 21st, 2004


Elvis Presley - American Music Legends

This is a BMG Special Product issued in the U.S.A. for the '' Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores ''. The CD contains 10 tracks : Don't Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Stuck On You, Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Luck Charm, Suspicious Minds, There Goes My Everything, Burning Love and My Way.

source: Barry McClean - updated on August 18th, 2004


FTD Releases For October 2004

There is finally news from FTD regarding the two October 1 releases. The October 1 release from the FTD label will be a soundboard recording pf Elvis' show at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas September 3, 1973.
Also Sprach Zarathustra; See See Rider; I Got A Woman / Amen; Love Me; Steamroller Blues; You Gave Me A Mountain; Trouble; Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On /Your Mamma Don't Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Hound Dog; Love Me; Tender; Fever; What Now My Love; Suspicious Minds/ Bridge Over Troubled Water; Bridge Over Troubled Water; Suspicious Minds; Introductions; My Boy; I Can't Stop Loving You; An American Trilogy ;A Big Hunk O' Love; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face; Mystery Train/Tiger Man; How Great Thou Art; Help Me Make It Through The Night; Softly As I LeaveYou; Can't Help Falling In Love.
The first seven songs are recorded at the Dinner show the same day

The same day will FTD also release another soundtrack in the 7" collection. This time is it the soundtrack from the movie Double Trouble
Tracklist:
Double Trouble ; Baby If You'll Give Me All Of Your Love; Could I Fall In Love; Long Legged Girl; City By Night; Old MacDonald; I Love Only One Girl; There Is So Much World To See; It Won't Be Long; Never Ending; Blue River; What Now, What Next, Where To; Double Trouble (Take 1); Baby, If You'll Give Me All Of Your Love (Take 2); I Love Only One Girl (Take 1); It Won't Be Long (Takes 1 & 2); Long Legged Girl (2nd version) (Takes 1 & 2); Could I Fall In Love (Take 6) (Undubbed master); There Is So Much World To See (Take 10); Long Legged Girl (1st. version) (Take 6); City By Night (Take 3/10); It Won't Be Long (Take 5); Double Trouble (Takes 2 & 3); Baby, If You'll Give Me All Of Your Love (Takes 3 & 4); Could I Fall In Love (Harmony take 1).
Source: Elvis Unlimited / Updated August 9th

Promo Package That's All Right

The TV Guide promo package has been sent out to the radio stations. For Promotional use only is written on the cover. The cover is made out of cardboard in the size of a 45 RPM. Also including in the package are two letters to thank the radiostations for helping to promote this.
Source: Joesph A. Krein - www.elvis2001.net/ Updated July 15th 2004


Promo For "Elvis At Sun"

Here we have the artwork and tracklisting for the new BMG Promo CD "Elvis At Sun". It was giving away at some independent record stores and contains the following 5 tracks:
1) That's all right / 2) Good rockin' tonight / 3) Baby let's play house / 4) I forgot to remember to forget / 5) Blue moon of kentucky (unreleased version) you can hear Sam Phillips voice at the end)
Source: Joe Krein - www.elvis2001.net/ Updated July 15th 2004


Chinese Elvis At Sun CD

Just released last week is an interesting ELVIS AT SUN regular CD. It has Chinese writings all over the Cover Sleeves and is very nice. A real Collectors' Gem. Happy Hunting!
Source: HT Long / Updated July 11th, 2004


ELVIS AT SUN Argentina promo acetate

July 20th is the release date of ELVIS AT SUN CD in Argentina. A few PROMO ACETATES were made for BMG's internal use already. They were distributed among selected BMG/Argentina executives. It was NOT sent to radio stations. Here goes the scan:
It's interesting to note that this PROMO ACETATE only lasts 27' 50" as most of the songs are excerpts only.
Source: Carlos Ares / Updated July 6th, 2004


Polk Salad Annie & Paradise Hawaiian Style Out Now

The two new FTD's "Polk Salad Annie" & "Paradise Hawaiian Style" are out now. The most interesting CD is the Polk Salad Annie, which will be on my cd player for some time. We haven't played the Paradise CD yet, but the booklet is pretty nice with some nice publicity shots. Both CD's will be reviewed by Johnny Savage soon. Of course the CD's are available through our FTD Shop.
Source: FECC - Updated July 5th, 2004


Elvis Presley - Boy From Tupelo

This is the new BMG U.S.A. Special Product with 15 tracks and  a very nice 20 pages booklet. 

Track listing :

That's All Right; Mystery Train; One Sided Love Affair; Blue Moon; My Baby Left Me; Trying To Get To You; Lawdy Miss Clawdy; Blue Suede Shoes; Good Rockin' Tonight; So Glad You're Mine; I Got A Woman; Money Honey; I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone; Baby Let's Play House; Blue Moon of Kentucky.

source: Barry McClean - July 4th, 2004


Elvis Chante Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

Here's the complete detailed track listing of this double CD set as stated in the latest issue of the French magazine '' Elvis My Happiness '' from France. This set is limited to 2500 copies and their shipment is expected at the end of this week.

CD 1 - Hound Dog, Love Me, Hot Dog, Loving You, Jailhouse Rock, I Want To Be Free, ( You're So Square ) Baby I Don't Care, Treat Me Nice, Don't, Santa Claus Is Back In Town, Trouble, King Creole, Steadfast, Loyal And True, Dirty, Dirty Feeling, Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello, She's Not You, Girls ! Girls ! Girls !, Bossa Nova Baby, You're The Boss, Little Egypt, Fools Fall In Love, Saved, If You Don't Come Back, Three Corn Patches, Jailhouse Rock ( stereo master ), I Want To Be Free ( record master ), Steadfast, Loyal And True ( undubbed version ). Alternative tracks : Loving You ( main version - take 1 ), Loving You ( Farm version - take 1 ),  Treat Me Nice ( First movie version - take 19 ), Treat Me Nice ( takes 10,13 ), I Want To Be Free ( movie version - take 12 ), Loving You ( Main version - take 3 ), Loving You ( Farm version - take 6 ), King Creole ( take 8 - instrumental ). Total running time ; 77 minutes

CD 2 : Loving You ( Main version - takes 5,8 ), Loving You ( Farm version - take 10 ), Jailhouse Rock ( takes 5,6 ), Treat Me Nice ( takes 6,13 ), I Want To Be Free ( takes 3,4,10,12,13 ), Baby I Don't Care ( take 1 ),  Loving You ( main version - takes 13,15 ), Loving You ( Farm version - take 12 ), King Creole ( takes 3,18 ), Steadfast, Loyal And True ( take 6 ), Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello  ( takes 1,4 ), She's Not You ( take 2 ), Girls ! Girls ! Girls ! ( take 15 ),  Bossa Nova Baby ( take 2 ),  You're The Boss ( takes 3,16 ), Little Egypt ( take 21 ), If You Don't Come Back ( take 3 ),  Three Corn Patches ( take 14 ), Loving You ( Main version - takes 20,21 ), Little Egypt ( take unknown ), Trouble ( take unknown & 21 ), Saved ( take 6 ). Bonus : Hound Dog ( Freddie Bell & The Bellboys ), Love Me ( Willy And Ruth ), Bossa Nova Baby ( Tippie And The Clovers ). Total running time ; 77 minutes

source: Elvis My Happiness magazine - updated on June 23, 2004


October 1st FTD Releases

Since so many other Elvis titles are coming out this summer, FTD label will not return with new releases until October 1st. The October releases will be a SOUNDBOARD show – yet to be determined, and the DOUBLE TROUBLE soundtrack.

source: Peter Haan/It's Elvis Time - updated on June 10, 2004


New BMG CD Single

Here's a scan of the new CD three tracks single '' That's All Right '' released on June 8th. It also contains '' Blue Moon Of Kentucky '' and an alternate version of '' That's All Right ''. BMG is also promoting inside the June 22nd release '' Elvis At Sun '' and the two new DVD deluxe edition sets of the '' Elvis '68 Comeback '' and '' Aloha From Hawaii '' produced by EPE and distributed by BMG.

source: e-mail - updated on June 10, 2004


Artwork FTD Polk Salad Annie

This is the cover for the upcoming FTD CD "Polk Salad Annie" (FTD #28, 82876-60932-2) which will be released on July 1st. together with the "Paradise Hawaiian Style" soundtrack. This CD contains material recorded in Las vegas in February 1970. Since so many other Elvis titles are coming out this summer, will FTD not return with new FTD releases until October 1st. The October release will be a soundboard show - yet to be determined - and the "Double Trouble soundtrack".
Here the tracklisting:
Track Listing: (Las Vegas, February 1970) I Got A Woman (02/15, M.S.) Long Tall Sally (02/15, M.S.) Don't Cry Daddy (02/15, M.S.) Hound Dog (02/15, M.S.) Love Me Tender (02/15, M.S.) Kentucky Rain (02/15, M.S.) Let It Be Me (02/15, M.S.) I Can't Stop Loving You (02/15, M.S.) Walk A Mile In My Shoes (02/15, M.S.) In The Ghetto (02/15, M.S.) Sweet Caroline (02/15, M.S.) Polk Salad Annie (02/15, M.S.) Introductions (02/15, M.S.) Suspicious Minds (02/15, M.S.) Can't Help Falling In Love (02/15, M.S.) Release Me (02/19, D.S.) See See Rider (02/17, M.S.) Proud Mary (02/19, D.S.) The Wonder Of You (02/18, D.S.) Release Me (02/18, rehearsal) See See Rider (02/18, rehearsal) The Wonder Of You (02/18, rehearsal)
You can pre-order this CD and Paradise Hawiian Style soundtrack through our website for 22 Euro each plus postage.
Source: Elvis Unlimited / FECC - Updated - June 9th 2004


Super Rare Elvis CD from Vietnam

Just discovered this super rare and unusual Elvis 2ND TO NONE CD from Vietnam. This was issued last year. It has 31 songs instead of the usual 30 tracks. The extra song is DON'T BE CRUEL Cover Sleeves Artwork is simply beautiful. Happy hunting.
Source: HT Long - Updated June 1st 2004


All Shook Up Missing on Polk Salad Annie FTD !

There are a lot of discussions / speculations on our board as to why '' All Shook Up '' wasn't included on the July 1st, 2004 release '' Polk Salad Annie ''. We asked to Ernst Jorgensen why it wasn't included and here's the answer '' As for ALL SHOOK UP - very simple - It wasn't recorded, just like I GOT A WOMAN wasn't recorded in it's entirity. Strange, but true! ''. I guess it clears up the reasons why it wasn't included on '' Polk Salad Annie ''.

source: Ernst M. Jorgensen - updated on May 31st, 2004


Polk Salad Annie & Paradise Hawaiian Style FTD's

The new magazine '' Man And His Music '' has published the track listings of the July 1st, 2004 FTD releases.

Polk Salad Annie

I Got A Woman / Long Tall Sally / Don't Cry Daddy / Hound Dog Love Me Tender / Kentucky Rain / Let It Be Me / I Can't Stop Loving You / Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto / Sweet Caroline / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions / Suspicious Minds / Can't Help Falling In Love (All February 15, M.S.) / Release Me (February 19, D.S.) / See See Rider (February 17, M.S.) / Proud Mary (February 19, D.S.) / The Wonder Of You (February 18, D.S.) / Release Me / See See Rider / The Wonder Of You (February 18, afternoon rehearsal)

Paradise Hawaiian Style


Paradise, Hawaiian Style / Queenie Wahine's Papaya / Scratch My Back / Drums Of The Islands / Datin' / A Dog's Life / House Of Sand / Stop Where You Are / This Is My Heaven / Sand Castles. Previously released outtakes: This Is My Heaven (take 4) / A Dog's Life (takes 4-6) / Datin' (takes 6,7,8,11,12) / This Is My Heaven (take 7). New Outtakes: Drums Of The Islands (takes 4 & 5) / Queenie Wahine's Papaya (take 5) / Stop Where You Are (take 1) / House Of Sand (take 3 plus intro) / Paradise, Hawaiian Style (takes 4 & 1) / Scratch My Back (take 1) / A Dog's Life (take 8) / Sand Castles (take 1) / Datin' (takes 1-4) / This Is My Heaven (takes 1-3)
source: Elvis News / Man And His Music magazine - updated on May 28, 2004


Spinout & Flashback FTD's Are Out

After a short delay these two FTD products are now out. The '' Spinout '' CD is the same format as the previous movie soundtrack releases. The book with CD '' Flashback '' is concentrating on Elvis' career from January 1956 to June 1958.

source: FECC Team - updated on May 26, 2004


New BMG Argentina Promo Acetate

ELVIS - ULTIMATE GOSPEL will be released on May 18th in Argentina. A few PROMO ACETATES were made for BMG's internal use. They were distributed among selected BMG/Argentina executives. It was NOT sent to radio stations. It's interesting to note that this PROMO ACETATE only lasts 48' 12" as most of the songs are excerpts only.

source: Carlos R. Ares - updated on May 12, 2004


Elvis : 24 Karat Hits Promo

This is the rare-1997 DCC/BMG Promo copy for Elvis 24 Karat Hits--GZS-1117--Promotional Use Only-Not For Sale.

source: Barry McClean -updated on May 8, 2004


Elvis At Sun

“ELVIS AT SUN,” the definitive collection of Presley’s work at this historic studio, recorded with the legendary producer Sam Phillips. “ELVIS AT SUN” is the single CD of all of Elvis’s Sun master recordings updated for improved audio quality, featuring many performances recorded from newly found tapes. “Rock ‘n’ roll has been the soundtrack for several generations of fans and through the years BMG Music has been one of its foremost archivists,” said Executive Vice President of BMG Strategic Marketing, Joe DiMuro. “Now, we are proud to be able to continue the tradition and release these storied recordings for people to rediscover where it all began.”

BMG will release the '' Elvis At Sun '' compilation CD on June 22nd, 2004.

Track List :

1. Harbor Lights ; 2. I Love You Because (alternate take 2) ; 3. That’s All Right ; 4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky ; 5. Blue Moon ; 6. Tomorrow Night ; 7. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) ; 8. Just Because ; 9. Good Rockin’ Tonight ; 10. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine ; 11. Milkcow Blues Boogie ; 12. You’re A Heartbreaker ; 13. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (slow version) ; 14. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone ; 15. Baby, Let’s Play House ; 16. I Forgot To Remember To Forget ; 17. Mystery Train ; 18. Trying To Get To You ; 19. When It Rains It Really Pours.

source: EPE - updated on April 26, 2004