This is the rare USA Promo--RJC 66866-2 of '' A Hundred Years From Now '' issued in 1996.There's a sticker on the front cover stating '' Not For Sale '' amd this is also printed on Disc.
source: Barry McClean - updated on April 24, 2004
The '' Spinout '' FTD soundtrack will be released on May 15th along with '' Flashback CD & Book '' ( details below ).
Stop Look And Listen ; Adam And Evil ; All That I Am ; Never Say Yes ; Am I Ready ; Beach Shack ; Spinout ; Smorgasboard ; I'll Be Back . ORIGINAL BONUS SONGS : Tomorrow Is A Long Time ; Down In The Alley ; I'll Remember You .NEW BONUS SONGS : Stop Look And Listen - takes 1,2,3 ; Am I Ready - take 1 ; Never Say Yes - takes 1,2 ; Spinout - takes 1,2 ; All That I Am - takes 1,2 ; Adam And Evil - takes 1,14,16 ; Smorgasboard - take 1 ; Beach Shack - takes 1,2,3 ; Am I Ready - takes 3,4 ; Never Say Yes - takes 4,5 ; All That I Am - take 4 ; Stop Look And Listen - take 6 ; Smorgasboard - take 5.
source : Elvis World Japan / FECC Forum - updated on April 21, 2004
This new 172 pages book with CD scheduled to be released on May 15th by the FTD label will contain 285 classic rare and previously unpublished photos. The CD will feature 69 minutes of previously unreleased music. '' Flashback '' is a unique journey from January 1956 - June 1958.
Track listing :
Heartbreak Hotel * ( take 5- 1st part, take 4-2nd part ) / Money Honey * ( take 10- intro only ) / I'm Counting On You * ( takes 1,2 & unknown ) / I Was The One * ( take 7 -unedited ) / Lawdy, Miss Clawdy * ( takes 11 & 12 ) / Shake, Rattle And Roll * ( takes 3,5,6 & 7 ) / I Want You, I Need You, I Love You * ( takes 10,11,12 & 16 ) / Loving You * ( takes 2 & 3 - slow ) / I Need Your Love Tonight * ( takes 12 & 13 ) / A Big Hunk 'O Love * ( take 2 ) / Ain't That Loving You Baby * ( take 8 - fast fade on Elvis laughing ) / A Fool Such As I * ( takes 4 & 5 ) / I Got Stung * ( takes 4-8 ) / That's When Your Heartaches Begin ** ( take 1 ) / It Is No Secret ** ( take 5 ) / Blueberry Hill ** ( take 3 ) / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You ** ( takes 6 & 7 ) / Is It So Strange ? ** ( takes 8 & 9 ) / Loving You ** ( take 6 -main title version ) / Loving You ** ( take 12 - main title version ) / Treat Me Nice ** ( takes 1, 2 & 3 - 1st version -2003 ) / Young And Beautiful ** ( take 6- 2004 ) / I Want To Be Free ** ( take 11 -2009 ) / Don't Leave Me Now ** ( takes 7 & 8 - 2017 ).
* Mono outtakes
** Stereo outtakes
source : Essential Elvis UK - updated on April 21, 2004
Nashville,TN - Elvis Presley will be hitting the airwaves again soon, with his first National release in years. Rick Hendrix of the Rick Hendrix Company in Nashville, TN was left with the decision to choose the national release for RCA/BMG and Elvis' first gospel single. Elvis' first ever gospel collection " Elvis-Ultimate Gospel '' will be released March 23 to retail. The single Hendrix chose for radio is a Happy Goodman's tune penned by Rusty Goodman called " Who Am I. " More than 250 million Elvis gospel recordings have been sold in the U.S. alone, but never before has there been a greatest hits collection of these inspirational songs. For more information go to www.rickhendrix.com .
source: Rick Hendrix - updated on April 6th, 2004
The July 1st, 2004 Release will be a CD containing rehearsals and alternate live performances from February 1970 in Las Vegas, NV. The Elvis Fan Club Of Great Britain sent an order form for this with the April FTD releases and mentioned the following tracks :
Proud Mary/ Sweet Caroline / Dont Cry Daddy / Kentucky Rain / Let It Be Me / The Wonder Of You / Release Me / See See Rider / Polk Salad Annie / Walk A Mile In My Shoes / I Can't Stop Lovin You / All Shook Up / In The Ghetto / Suspicius Minds / I Got A Woman / Hound Dog / Long Tall Sally / Love Me Tender / Can't Help Falling In Love.
The FTD soundtrack '' Paradise Hawaiian Style '' will be also released at the same time.
source: Elvis Presley Fan Club Of Great Britain / Jess Wade ( FECC Forum ) - updated on April 2nd, 2004
The '' Paradise Hawaiian Style '' soundtrack from the FTD label will be released at the same time with their July 1st, 2004 release.The October 1st, 2004 outing will be out along with the '' Double Trouble '' soundtrack.
source: e-mail - updated on March 30, 2004
The FTD label will release its second book on May 15 with the title " Flashback ". The book will have 176 pages with a lot of unpublished pictures and CD which contains outtakes from the years 1956 to 1958. The price will be the same as the " The Way It Was " book. The next FTD soundtrack release '' Spinout '' is also scheduled for May 15.
source: Elvis News/Elvis Unlimited - updated on March 27, 2004
The double CD set '' Elvis Chante Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller '' will be available in May 2004. This is an exclusive product of the '' Elvis My Happiness '' fan club from France. This double CD set will be in the same vein as the previous titles '' Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus '' and '' Elvis Chante Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett '', both having won a prize from the '' Jukebox Magazine '' . The double CD set will contain 24 original tracks and about 40 alternative tracks, including a few bonuses of certain versions sung by other artists. It will come with a 36 pages booklet and as a limited edition.
CD 1 - Baby, I don't care - Bossa Nova Baby - Dirty, Dirty Feeling - Don't - Fools Fall In Love - Girls ! Girls ! Girls ! - Hot Dog - Hound Dog - I Want To Be Free - If You Don't Come Back - Jailhouse Rock - Just tell Her Jim Said Hello - King Creole - Little Egypt - Love Me - Loving You - Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Saved - She's Not You - Steadfast, Loyal and True - Three Corn Patches - Treat Me Nice - Trouble - You're The Boss.
CD 2 - Baby I Don't Care - Bossa Nova Baby - Don't - Girls ! Girls ! Girls ! - I Want To Be Free - If You Don't Come Back - Jailhouse Rock - Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - King Creole - Little Egypt - Loving You - Saved - Steadfast, Loyal and True - Three Corn Patches - Treat Me Nice - Trouble - You're The Boss.
The track listing obtained from the '' Elvis My Happiness '' website doesn't give exact details on which alternative takes will be featured.
source: Elvis My Happiness - updated on March 25, 2004
This is the original issue with cover for the USA 2ND To None Sampler. The CD contains 5 tracks ; That's All Right, Trouble, Little Sister, If I Can Dream, Always On My Mind.
source: Barry McClean - updated on March 25, 2004
This is a BMG promo that has been issued earlier this year for the fan club '' It's Elvis Time '' with the permission of BMG International & BMG Netherlands. This promo contains the following tracks : That's All Right, Heartbreak Hotel, Little Sister, Suspicious Minds, Burning Love and Way Down ( alternate take 2 ).
source: Barry McClean - updated on March 18, 2004
The FTD soundtracks will be released one at the time with other products . The first one will be '' Spinout '' and is scheduled in May along with a book project.
source: Ernst M. J�rgensen - updated on March 15, ,2004
The three FTD soundtrack releases '' Spinout '', '' Paradise Hawaiian Style '' and '' Double Trouble '' originally scheduled for May 2004 are being postponed. Many fans complained about the fact FTD was releasing too much and at this time no decisions has been made on the new schedule for these projects.
source: Ernst M. J�rgensen - updated on March 2, 2004
The 7" sleeve of " Elvis Recorded Live On Stage
In Memphis " is the same as the original album while the above is the
cover of '' The Impossible Dream ''.
The Impossible Dream:
2001 Theme - That's All Right - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Love Me Tender - Sweet Caroline - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Polk Salad Annie - Introductions 1 - Johnny B. Goode - Introductions 2 - Something - Release Me - Love Me - Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog - It's Now Or Never - Suspicious Minds - The Impossible Dream - Mystery Train-Tiger Man - There Goes My Everything - Make The World Go Away - Love Me - Only Believe - How Great Thou Art - Snowbird - Can't Help Falling In Love.
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis:
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman/ Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Steamroller Blues - Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Medley: Long Tall Sally/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ Mama Don't Dance/ Flip, Flop and Fly/ Jailhouse Rock/ Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord? - How Great Thou Art - Suspicious Minds - Introductions by Elvis - Blueberry Hill/ I Can't Stop Loving You - Help Me - An American Trilogy - Let Me Be There - My Baby Left Me - Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Funny How Time Slips Away - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp.
source: Elvis News - updated on March 1st, 2004
This is the rare U.S.A. Great Country Songs Promo issued in 1996. On the label it states '' Not For Sale ''.
source: Barry McClean from Canada - updated on February 26, 2004
This product is a special effort between Paul Frank Industries and Elvis Presley Enterprises. This is for commemoring the 50 year anniversary of rock and roll with Elvis Presley's recording of '' That's All Right '' at Sun Records.This package contains a BMG US promo CD with 5 tracks : That's All Right, Trouble, Little Sister, If I Can Dream and Always On My Mind.
source: Barry McClean from Canada - updated on February 18, 2004
From Ernst Jorgensen we received information on new
activities of the FTD label. Besides the CD releases there will be several
book releases, all with a CD. The general outline is:
Spring 2004: a book on Elvis' career between 1956 and 1958 (with CD).
Fall 2004: a book on Elvis' complete career (with soundboard)
November 2004: three special FTD editions (undecided, could be all categories, but possible a combination of film / studio of live material)
Sping 2005: the SUN book and 3 CD set?
As for the upcoming SUN release, they went back to the original tapes to present "Harbour Lights" as it was recorded (no reverb). There will be more news and details later.
source: Elvis News - updated on February 13, 2004
Here's the new title and tracklisting of the upcoming Follow
That Dream release "The Impossible Dream" recorded live at The
International Hotel, Las Vegas, January 1971 (Catalog number 82876 59845-2). The
main body of the show is from the Dinner Show on January 28th. As the recording
of the show has several flaws it has been necessary to replace certain parts
with recordings from the opening night on January 26th, as well as fixing the
intros of Johnny B. Goode and Something. The picture above isn't the actual
cover but only for the presentation of the news.
1) 2001 Theme 26-Opening Night (Richard Strauss)
2) That's All Right January 26 Opening Night (Arthur Crudup)
3) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Wickham/Napier-Bell/Donaggio/Pallavicine)
4) Love Me Tender (Matson/Presley)
5) Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
6) You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil)
7) Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
8) Introductions 1
9) Johnny B. Goode January 26 Opening Night (Chuck Berry)
10) Introductions 2
11) Something (George Harrison)
12) Release Me (Miller/Yount/Williams)
13) Love Me (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
14) Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
15) Hound Dog (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
16) It’s Now Or Never (Aaron Schroeder/Wally Gold)
17) Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
18) The Impossible Dream (Mitch Leigh/Joe Darion)
19) Mystery Train/Tiger Man January 26 Opening Night (Junior Parker/Sam Phillips)(Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns)
20) There Goes My Everything January 27 Midnight Show (Dallas Frazier)
21) Make The World Go Away January 27 Midnight Show (Hank Cochran)
22) Love Me 27-Midnight Show (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
23) Only Believe January 27 Midnight Show (Paul Rader)
24) How Great Thou Art January 27 Midnight Show (Stuart K. Hine)
25) Snowbird January 29 Dinner Show (Gene MacLellan)
26) Can’t Help Falling In Love January 26 Opening Night (Peretti/Creatore/Weiss)
source : UEPS / FECC Forum - updated on February 11, 2004
This is the US promo CD for Paul Oakenfold Remix of '' Rubberneckin' ''.
source: Barry McClean - updated on January 22, 2004
1st release: “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN BELT”
some of you already heard, the April 1st. 2004 release will be a
soundboard recording from January 1971 in Las Vegas. We are currently examining
the 5 shows we have for the exact content of the CD and we may very well choose
a show that has already been out on bootleg and add the best from the other
shows. There’s quite a lot of distortion on some of these recordings making
our options somewhat limited.
general idea behind FTD’s release of soundboards is to document as many hotel
engagements and tours as possibly – unfortunately we don’t have shows from
all of these, and in some cases we may only have one or two from each.
April 1st release: “ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN
with the regular new release will be a re-release of “ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON
STAGE IN MEMPHIS” in the classic
albums series (the one known from the soundtracks). It will include the songs
that were left out of the original album and consequently the whole show has to
be remixed. The package will be in the 7” format including a booklet with
pictures and information about the show.
May we will release the next three soundtrack albums: “PARADISE, HAWAIIAN
STYLE”, “SPINOUT” and “DOUBLE TROUBLE”.
HIGH” replacement CD’s
source: It's Elvis Time / FTD Label - updated on January 21, 2004
The second-quarter 2004 release will be a soundboard recording from January 1971 in Las Vegas. Follow That Dream Records is currently examining the five shows they have for the exact content of the CD and may choose a show that has already been out on bootleg and add the best from the other shows. There’s quite a lot of distortion on some of these recordings making their options somewhat limited. The general idea behind FTD’s release of soundboards is to document as many hotel engagements and tours as possible. The release date is April 1st, 2004.
source: EPE - January 19, 2004
The latest FTD release had a error on the song '' So High '' and all copies will be replaced. The customers must keep their digipack since only the CD will be replaced. These new CDs will be available with the April 2004 release and sent out in a plastic and/or paper sleeve.
source: Ernst M. Jorgensen - updated on January 16, 2004
During Bill Burke's luncheon last week Ernst Jorgensen
informed the fans with the latest news updates.
His upcoming book on Elvis' SUN years will be release by the end on 2004 or early next year. The reason is that he does not want to "conflict" with all the other released coming out around the celebration of Elvis' recording of his first single. Bill Burke will assist solving some of the mysteries Ernst could not figure out.
Follow Up To E1 and E2:
There will be a mass-market release to keep Elvis name alive. You can only do that by replacing the standard volumes of "Elvis' Golden Records" with new editions which people don't already know.
On a new single, Ernst answered "how much money do you want to loose?", a #1 hit will cost you $1,000,000. A #1 today is about 70.000 copies while in the seventies it would sell about 2 million copies. There are no current plans for a new remix. The last single did not get airplay, that's where the million dollar comes in to "motivate" people. Also it is hard to get two people at MTV and VH1 to play the single.
For the Gospel set it is the same story as with the Greatest Hits. There will be a new single disk to keep Elvis' name alive and earn him another Gold and Platinum award.
The announced SUN release will contain 19 masters as we know them, no rarities as it is aimed at the general public. They tracked down better sources and a guy spend half a year restoring it. This release should be out this summer.
Memphis 1974 Concert:
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Elvis March 20, 1974 Memphis concert there will be a new remixed edition, containing the songs which were not released on the original LP release. Probably on the FTD label, since he mentioned this release during his update on the FTD label.
On the FTD Label:
The April 1st. release will be a soundboard from January 1971 Las Vegas.There will also be three soundtracks in May, "Paradise Hawaiian Style", "Spin Out" and "Double Trouble". The outtakes on the last two are more exiting than the originals. Of course there will be more releases during the year. On the future of the label. They have enough material for the next three to five years, but not enough for ten years. They keep searching for material they know or hope is out there.
source: Elvis News/ENN - updated on January 11, 2004
Ernst Jorgensen mentioned in an interview that the March 20, 1974 Memphis,TN concert would be released in April or May 2004 but didn't mention if it was on the BMG label or FTD label. The show will be finally complete and contain the deleted song not used on the original album. It will be also a completely new mix.
source:ENN/ FECC Forum -updated on January 11, 2004
The January 1st, 2004 FTD release '' So High '' is now out. The distribution from FTD started earlier this week so this CD should become available at your favourite dealer very soon or in early January depending of the shipping delays during the Holiday Season.
source: FECC Team - updated on December 17, 2003
Next summer at the 50th Anniversary for Elvis’ first Sun
release "That’s All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky" will there be
pressed a very limited amount of vinyl singles from the original mother stamper
from Sun. It will be the first time since 1954 that there will be pressed any
record from the master.
Source: Elvis News - updated on December 17, 2003
There's a full page ad for '' Elvis - Second To None '' in the December 11th issue of the magazine Rolling Stone.
source: Barry McClean - updated on December 5, 2003
This is the front and back cover of '' ELV1S 30 #1 Hits- Special Edition '' double CD set from BMG UK.
source: Barry McClean - updated on November 30, 2003
Run On -take 6 2:27/ Stand By Me - take 2 2:41/ Down In The
Alley - take 6 2:48 / Tomorrow Is A Long Time - take 2 5:50 / Love Letters -
take 8 3:12 / So High - take 1 2:12 / By And By - take 9 2:01/ Somebody Bigger
Than You And I - take 11 2:36 / Without Him - take 1 2:55 / If The Lord Wasn�t
Walking By My Side - take 6 1:39 / Come What May - take 2 1:53 / I'll Remember
You - take 2 4:10 / Guitar Man � take 9 2:31 /Mine - take 4 3:03 / Singing Tree
- take 1 3:04 / Just Call Me Lonesome - takes 3,4 2:19 / Hi-Heel Sneakers - take
5 4:54 / You Don�t Know Me - take 2 2:48 /We Call On Him - take 2 2:36 / You'll
Never Walk Alone - take 1 5:26 / Jam 0:26 / Stay Away - take 6 2:22 / U.S. Male
- take 11 3:00 / Too Much Monkey Business - takes 4, 10 4:20 / Going Home - take
source: Elvis My Happiness - updated on November 16, 2003
UK's Daily Mail today issue came with a free CD advertising and promoting '' Elvis :Second To None '' release on the back cover.This free CD contains 10 tracks : Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Can't Help Falling In Love, Suspicious Minds, Love Me, Burning Lobe, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Kentucky Rain, Don't Cry Daddy and I Want To Be Free.
source: Dan Taylor - updated on November 8, 2003
This 7'' vinyl 45 RPM was made only for jukeboxes.Side A contains the Remix Radio Edit ( 3:28 ) and Side B the original version ( 2:09 ).
source: e-mail - updated on November 8, 2003
This is a rare version of the '' ELVIS VS JXL '' released in Venezuela.
source: Ron Lacourse - updated on November 7, 2003
Those two CDs has been released in Venezuela. '' Baladas '' was issued in 2000 and the volume 2 '' Rock And Roll '' in 2001. The second volume actually contains the afternoon show of June 10, 1972 at MSG.
Ron Lacourse - updated on November 7, 2003
This tripack has been released in Venezuela. It contains the album '' That's The Way It Is '' with as bonus tracks the '' A Little Less Conversation '' ( radio remix and extended remix ) and the original version of this song. The '' Elvis Forever '' LPs which contained 32 hits was issued in this packaging with 16 tracks on each CD.
source: Ron Lacourse - updated on November 7, 2003
HDCD - Encoding 2 CD - Limited Edition
It is a double CD set of the Elvis Presley's greatest hits album 2nd To None on HDCD, it is made in mainland China. Apart form the original album, a 29 hits bonus CD was added to this special edition
High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) is a patented encode/decode process for delivering the full richness and detail of the original microphone feed on Compact Discs and DVD-Audio.
HDCD-encoded CDs sound better because they are encoded with 20 bits of real musical information, as compared with 16 bits for all other CDs. HDCD overcomes the limitation of the 16-bit CD format by using a sophisticated system to encode the additional 4 bits onto the CD while remaining completely compatible with the existing CD format. HDCD provides more dynamic range, a more focused 3-D soundstage, and extremely natural vocal and musical timbre. With HDCD, you get the body, depth, and emotion of the original performance not a flat, digital imitation.
HDCD is playable on all CD players
Packing : 2CD slim jewel box with slip case
Encoding : HDCD (20-Bit)
Remarks : All tracks are original versions. There are Chinese characters for the translation of artist name and song names on the CD cover and booklet, which make it an extremely special addition to your collection.
01. That's All Right ; 02. I Forgot to Remember to Forget ; 03. Blue Suede Shoes ; 04. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You ; 05. Love Me ; 06. Mean Woman Blues ; 07. Loving You ; 08. Treat Me Nice ; 09. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck ; 10. King Creole ; 11. Trouble ; 12. I Got Stung ; 13. I Need Your Love Tonight ; 14. A Mess of Blues ; 15. I Feel So Bad ; 16. Little Sister ; 17. Rock-A-Hula Baby ; 18. Bossa Nova Baby ; 19. Viva Las Vegas ; 20. If I Can Dream ; 21. Memories ; 22. Don't Cry Daddy ; 23. Kentucky Rain ; 24. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me ; 25. An American Trilogy ; 26. Always on My Mind ; 27. Promised Land ; 28. Moody Blues ; 29. I'm a Roustabout ; 30. Rubberneckin'
01. Can't Help Falling In Love ; 02. I want you I need You ; 03. I was The One ; 04. True Love ; 05. Love Me Tender ; 06. You Don't Know Me ; 07. It Hurts Me ; 08. I Remember Me ; 09. Love Letters ; 10. There's Always Me ; 11. Heartbreak Hotel ; 12. Pocketful Of Rainbows ; 13. The Thrill Of Your Love ; 14. The Girl Of My Best Friend ; 15. Suspicion ; 16. She's Not You ; 17. Good Luck Charm ; 18. Fame And Furtune ; 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song ; 20. Hound Dog ;21. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I ; 22. Don't ; 23. As Long As I Have You ; 24. Don't Ask Me Why ; 25. Young And Beautiful ; 26. That's When Your Heartaches Begin ; 27. Old Shep ; 28. Love Me ; 29. Loving You
Source: Ron Lacourse - updated on November 5, 2003
1) Harem Holiday 2:19 (Andreoli/Poncia Jr./Crane) 2) My Desert Serenade 1:46 (Gelber) 3) Go East-Young Man 2:26 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 4) Mirage 2:25 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 5) Kismet 2:09 (Tepper/Bennett) 6) Shake That Tambourine 2:02 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 7) Hey Little Girl 2:14 (Joy Byers) 8) Golden Coins 1:54 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 9) So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) 3:00 (Byers) Original bonus songs 10) Animal Instinct 2:11 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 11) Wisdom Of The Ages 1:52 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) New Bonus Songs 12) My Desert Serenade - take 7 (2052) 2:15 Today, tomorrow and Forever (Gelber) 13) Hey Little Girl-takes1,2 (2068,69)- 2:56 Out In Hollywood (Joy Byers) 14) Shake That Tambourine- takes 7-8 (2010-11)2:38 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 15) Golden Coins takes 3&4 (2075-76) 2:18 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 16) Kismet – takes 1&2 (2063-64) 2:42 (Tepper/Bennett) 17) Animal Instinct- takes 1,3,4 (2089,91-92) 5:17 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 18) So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) take 1(2042) 3:26 (Byers) 19) Shake That Tambourine-Takes 10, 16 (2013,19) 3:04 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 20) Hey Little Girl-take 3 (2070) 2:40 (Joy Byers) 21) My Desert Serenade – takes 2,3 (2047,48) 2:13 (Gelber) 22) Golden Coins takes 7,8 (2079,80) 2:23 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 23) Harem Holiday takes 1,2 (2095,96) 3:18 (Andreoli/Poncia Jr./Crane) 24) Wisdom Of The Ages- take 3 (2060) 2:04 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 25) Shake That Tambourine takes 18-21 ( 2021-24) 3:11 (Giant/Baum/Kaye)
No decision has been made yet on the next 2004 releases, except that the April 1st. release is going to be
a “soundboard” recording from the 70’es. We are keeping an ear to the ground on which show to chose, but
unfortunately most fans are now asking for shows from periods and tours where we don’t have any or very
few shows (1970-73, July ’75).
You can order the CD's through this website through our FTD Shop
Source: Ernst Jørgensen - Updated October 30th
Here is the complete information on the new Follow That Dream
release "So High" set for release January 1, 2004. This CD features
outtakes from Elvis’s Nashville sessions during the 1966 –1968 period,
hereby finishing the 1960s Nashville trilogy. The other two in this trilogy are
Fame and Fortune,which features studio material from 1960/61 in the first 12
months following Elvis's army discharge, and Studio B - Nashville Outtakes
Run On -take 6 2:27; Stand By Me - take 2 2:41; Down In The Alley - take 6 2:48 ; Tomorrow Is A Long Time - take 2 5:50 ; Love Letters - take 8 3:12 ; So High - take 1 2:12 ; By And By - take 9 2:01; Somebody Bigger Than You And I - take 11 2:36 ; Without Him - take 1 2:55 ; If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side - take 6 1:39 ; Come What May - take 2 1:53 ; I’ll Remember You - take 2 4:10 ; Guitar Man – take 9 2:31 ;Mine - take 4 3:03 ; Singing Tree - take 1 3:04 ; Just Call Me Lonesome - takes 3,4 2:19 ; Hi-Heel Sneakers - take 5 4:54 ; You Don’t Know Me - take 2 2:48 ;We Call On Him - take 2 2:36 ; You’ll Never Walk Alone - take 1 5:26 ; Jam 0:26 ; Stay Away - take 6 2:22 ; U.S. Male - take 11 3:00 ; Too Much Monkey Business - takes 4, 10 4:20 ; Going Home - take 29 2:28.
source: Elvis News - updated on October 30, 2003
Here's an overview of the '' Elvis : Christmas Peace '' set scheduled to be released on November 4th.
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 30, 2003
Three double CD sets of '' Elvis : Second To None '' were issued exclusively for some big stores in the USA ( Target, Best Buy and WalMart ). The Target and Best Buy versions have a sticker on the back with the name of the store and the mention '' 2 Alternate Track Bonus CD '' ( see the back cover above ). The WalMart version doesn't contain any bonus tracks but you can insert the CD insto the computer and download an alternate track of '' Little Sister '' ( see insert above on the right ).
The two alternate tracks for :
Target are : Viva Las Vegas ( takes 1,2 ) and Bridge Over Troubled Water ( take 1 )
Best Buy are : Too Much Monkey Business ( take 9 ) and That's All Right Mama ( live version from August 10, 1970 opening show )
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 26, 2003
Here's a BMG ad for '' Second To None '' ( Album in stores now ) and the upcoming '' Elvis : Christmas Peace ''.
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 24, 2003
This is the BMG flyer for the new double CD set Holiday release '' Elvis - Christmas Peace '' due out on November 4th. The flyer mentions that '' Elvis is one of the biggest selling artist every Holiday season, having Soundscanned over 2.5 millions Christmas albums in the last few years alone ! ''. The flyer also states that these tracks were mastered from original source tapes using DSD Technology. Great value as well for two full CDs at a midline price.
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 23, 2003
Here's the artwork of the BMG Asia issue of '' Elvis : Great Country Songs ''.
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 14, 2003
This is the in store display used in Australia for the '' Elvis : Second To None '' CD.
source: Evan Mueller - updated on October 13, 2003
This is one of two Lidrock 3 inch cd's from the Regal Movie Chain in the USA. The tracks contain on this one are '' Blue Suede Shoes '' and '' Trouble ''. It has also the bonus video '' A Little Less Conversation ''. Disc is made in Hong Kong.
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 12, 2003
The title says '' The 50 Greatest Hits '' but each single CD contains 25 tracks and are sold individually. The first one is subtitled '' Love Me Tender '' while the second is '' Fever ''.
source: Evan Mueller - updated on October 11, 2003
Here's the front ( left ) and insert ( right ) covers of the '' Love Songs '' released in China.
source: Evan Mueller - updated on October 9, 2003
This is the '' Rubberneckin promo '' ( BMG RUBBER02 ) from BMG UK & Ireland Limited. Track #1 Paul Oakenfold Remix (Radio Edit); Track # 2-Paul Oakenfold 12" Extended Version. For Promotion Only Not For Sale---The Copyright Owner will take appropriate action in respect of any misuse of promotional CD releases.
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 8, 2003
The back cover on the left is the '' Rubberneckin' '' Chilean BMG single. The only difference is a message saying " NO MATES LA MUSICA " ( Don't Kill The Music ), a BMG campaign for not buying CD-R copies.
The one on the right is the front cover of a BMG Chile promo ( For Radio Station Only ) with only one Elvis song ( Rubberneckin' remix ).
source: Mario Silva from Chile
The Canadian version of '' Elvis : Second To None '' will be available as expected with the silver cover. The sticker on front mentions ; More Hits from the King with a new improved sound , the '' Rubberneckin' '' Remix and newly discovered '' I'm A Roustabout '' in both Canadian official languages ( English & French ).
source: Barry McClean - updated on October 5, 2003
Here's a sneak preview at the inside cover of the new FTD '' Takin' Tahoe Tonight ''. We can certainly thank the FTD label team for giving us a soundboard recording from the May '73 Lake Tahoe gig, and moreover for having digged out very rare photographs taken at the same venue.They certainly did a fine job with the overall design and no doubts the contents will be equally interesting.
source: Ernst M. Jorgensen - updated on October 1st, 2003
This is the front cover of the next FTD '' Takin' Tahoe Tonight ! ''. This CD will be out on October 1st as scheduled.
Source: Ernst M. Jorgensen / FTD label - updated on September 29, 2003
( click on the picture above for extra details )
A press kit was given out to the invited guests at the BMG UK launch party last night. The promo CDs were numbered and contain all the tracks from '' Elvis : Second To None '' excepted for ' I'm A Roustabout '. The insert states that '' I'm A Roustabout not available until release :6th October 2003 ''.
source: Jeff Walker - updated on September 24, 2003
Here's the BMG Canadian flyer as received by the CD stores for the upcoming release '' Elvis : 2nd To None ''. The back cover of the flyer shows the front cover for the Canadian release and will be in store on October 7, 2003.
source: Barry McClean - updated September 23, 2003
Essential Elvis, the UK's official
Elvis Presley magazine, received news today, directly from BMG, that the
deluxe edition of Elvis: 30 #1 Hits will now be released one week later than
expected on October 27th. There will be a second bonus disc featuring 15
classic rare and unavailable tracks including alternate versions of Heartbreak
Hotel, It's Now or Never, In The Ghetto, Way Down and the extended version of
A Little Less Conversation. BMG-UK will be promoting the release to all
mainstream and specialist press. The bonus tracks (on the second disc) will be…
Heartbreak Hotel / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / A Big Hunk 'O Love / Stuck on You (take 1) / It's Now or Never (takes 2 & 3) / Surrender (take 2) / His Latest Flame (rehearsal and take 2) / She's Not You (take 2) / Devil in Disguise / In The Ghetto (take 11) / Burning Love / Way Down (take 2) / In The Ghetto (vocal only) / A Little Less Conversation (extended remix)
source: Andrew Hearn / FECC Forum - updated September 19, 2003
NEW YORK (September 17, 2003) Following the successful path of last year’s smash No. 1 hit, the JXL remix of Elvis Presley’s A Little Less Conversation, BMG/RCA’s remix of Presley’s Rubberneckin’ has reached the top of the charts as the #1 Soundscan sales single just one week after its September 9 release. This historic accomplishment comes 26 years after the death of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll. The single, remixed by acclaimed DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold, sold nearly double the number two record. The remix will appear on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, scheduled for release on October 7. This newest compilation will also include the recently discovered and previously unreleased I’m A Roustabout plus five additional Presley #1 singles, fan favorites and career milestones.
“It is no surprise that this new remix of Rubberneckin’ is achieving the same success of last year’s hit A Little Less Conversation and we are thrilled by it,” said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. “It is an exciting way to kick off BMG’s 2003 Elvis campaign and is the ideal precursor to the launch of ELVIS 2ND TO NONE.”
Paul Oakenfold is often referred to as the world’s premier DJ and is one of the most respected remixers in the business, having worked with U2, the Rolling Stones, Snoop Dogg, Smashing Pumpkins and Bjork, among others. His musical tastes span a wide range of genres, including soul, jazz and disco. Oakenfold was one of the founders of the acid house scene that swept England in the late '80s and was a leading proponent of hip-hop.
In addition to the Rubberneckin’ single, BMG/RCA has released an accompanying music video -- currently on-air -- to kick off the newest Elvis campaign, culminating in the October 7 release of ELVIS 2ND TO NONE. This newest compilation will be distinctly different, presenting a broader range of Presley’s talents and incorporating multiple musical genres including R & B, rock ‘n' roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly.
All 30 tracks on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE have been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality. This year’s album will include such classics as That’s All Right, Viva Las Vegas, Blue Suede Shoes, I Want You, I Need You I Love You, Always on My Mind and Don’t Cry Daddy. Plus the recently announced, previously unreleased I’m A Roustabout. Oakenfold’s remix of Rubberneckin’ is sure to be well received among today’s generation of music fans and further demonstrates the legacy of Presley’s music.
BMG is the global music division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's leading media companies. BMG owns more than 200 record labels in 41 countries including Ariola, Arista Records, J Records, Jive Records, BMG Heritage, RCA Records and RCA Label Group - Nashville. BMG Strategic Marketing Group is a new fully integrated organization for the U.S. that brings together BMG Heritage, BMG Special Products, Strategic Marketing and Direct Response TV as well as key support services including Business Affairs, Finance and Music Licensing. This combined structure of the BMG Strategic Marketing Group offers tremendous benefit to BMG and its businesses by increasing coordination amongst various teams and business units responsible for all levels of exploitation, across product lines and across labels.
source: EPE - updated September 17, 2003
Found Track, I’m A Roustabout, To Be Added To BMG/RCA Records Release ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Due Out On October 7th.
New York, NY (August 15, 2003) - Nearly 26 years after the death of Elvis Presley, his longtime musical home, BMG/RCA, has unearthed a never-before-heard, entirely new song - I’m A Roustabout. This unprecedented discovery will be added to BMG/RCA’s upcoming release ELVIS 2ND TO NONE due out on October 7th.
I’m A Roustabout was originally commissioned and written for the film Roustabout (1964) by longtime Presley collaborators Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell, but was never used. Rather, a completely different song written by the team Giant/Baum/Kaye was recorded for the film and eventually became the title song for both the movie and the # 1 album. An off hand remark from songwriter Winfield Scott to a journalist in New Jersey in 2003, started the ball rolling on discovering this lost track. When the same journalist interviewed BMG/RCA’s producer/researcher Ernst Mikael Jørgensen he mentioned that he’d talked to a songwriter who had an unreleased Elvis song. As soon as the journalist mentioned Winfield’s name, Jørgensen instantly recognized he was referring to the long lost Roustabout, originally rejected by movie producer Hal Wallis. Winfield Scott had found the original acetate in the basement of his New Jersey home, and was quite happy to play it over the phone to Jørgensen and subsequently grant BMG/RCA access to the recording.
Now, BMG/RCA will add I’m A Roustabout to ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, the highly anticipated new Presley release. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE is a compilation of #1 singles, fan favorites and career milestones representing a broader range of Elvis’ talents and featuring multiple musical genres including R & B, rock ‘n roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly. The album features a Rubberneckin’ produced by DJ Paul Oakenfold – one of the most acclaimed remixers in music history, and has been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality.
I’m A Roustabout is an up-tempo, tongue-in-cheek, R&B style pop song and has all the sparkle of a 1964 hit single and it remains a great track to this day. With its inclusion on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, I’m A Roustabout will finally have a chance to become the hit it could have been back in 1964.
“I’m A Roustabout is truly one of the most incredible discoveries of modern music,” said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. “Rarely do we find any unreleased material for an artist of Elvis’s caliber, and to have a complete track is even more unique. We are thrilled to be able to share this gift with music lovers throughout the world through ELVIS 2ND TO NONE.”
“It’s very gratifying for me to finally have this song be released,” said Winfield Scott. “I hope that it brings Elvis fans as much joy as it did for me and Otis when we originally wrote it. Enjoy!”
ELVIS 2ND TO NONE is the follow up to the highly successful 2002 release, ELV1S 30 #1 HITS, which reached No. 1 in 26 territories worldwide, including the U.S. where it was a chart topper for three weeks. Over nine million albums were sold worldwide with 3.5 million in the U.S. Among the hits was the No. 1 remix of A Little Less Conversation produced by DJ JXL, which went to No. 1 in 26 countries including the US and Great Britain. That feat pushed Elvis past the Beatles for most No. 1 hits in the UK. Following the album’s release, a television special, Elvis Lives aired on NBC Thanksgiving night and the special claimed the all important 18-34 demographic for the hour. Furthermore, the ELV1S 30 #1 HITS DVD audio debuted at No. 1 in the sales charts upon its release.
Q & A With Winfield Scott About I’m a Roustabout
Following is the Q & A with Winfield Scott BMG/RCA has distributed to the media:
How did you start in the business?
I started in a vocal group called The Cues and we worked for Ahmet Ertegun on some sessions with LaVern Baker.
What was the first successful song you wrote?
I wrote Tweedle Dee for LaVern. I presented parts of it to Ertegun during a rehearsal, and he played it for LaVern. She liked it and I brought in the whole song the next day. (After finishing writing it that night.) It was a huge success, and much to my surprise it turned out that a very young 19-year-old Elvis liked the song and performed it live on his shows. Unfortunately he never made a studio version of it.
How did you end up writing for Elvis?
Songwriter Otis Blackwell was a good friend of mine and convinced me to start writing for pop artists as opposed to just R&B performers. Otis had written several songs for Elvis including classics like Don’t Be Cruel and All Shook Up, and he had learned just how much more rewarding it was to write for a star like Elvis.
What were the songs you wrote for Elvis?
In early 1962 we struck gold and had three songs recorded in just a few weeks. Return To Sender and We’re Comin’ In Loaded for the film Girls! Girls! Girls! and Easy Question for the Pot Luck album. We wrote One Broken Heart For Sale which became the hit single for the next movie, and Please Don’t Drag That String Around which ended up on the b-side of (You’re The) Devil In Disguise. A few years later I wrote Long Legged Girl with Leslie McFarland and in 1970 Elvis recorded Stranger In The Crowd which I had written on my own.
Q: What is the biggest success of them all?
As I understand it Return To Sender has sold about 14 million copies in the U.S. alone.
What’s the story behind Roustabout?
When Elvis made a movie, many writers were asked to submit songs for his films. Elvis would choose the ones he liked and then record them. Otis and I wrote a song for the 1964 movie Roustabout and Elvis recorded it. Movie producer Hal Wallis listened to the song but he objected to the lyrics because they had Elvis saying he wanted to tell his boss to “stick it in his ear.” Mr. Wallis demanded that a new song called Roustabout be commissioned from other writers so our version never made it into the movie.
Q: So what happened to the song?
I had a copy of it on acetate and forgot all about it. This happened almost 40 years ago.
When did you realize that you had something unique?
Well, I didn’t really think about it all these years. Then recently during an interview with a New Jersey newspaper reporter, I mentioned having a copy of a song I wrote that Elvis recorded for a movie but was never used. A few days later I got a call from BMG’s Elvis Presley producer Ernst Mikael Jørgensen, who had done an interview with the same newspaper. Through his conversation with the reporter, he realized that the song I had made reference to had to be my version of Roustabout. He came to my home and listened to my record, and subsequently we made a deal. The original story he and I were interviewed for was never printed and the journalist left the paper.
How do you feel about the song getting released so many years later on the ELVIS 2ND TO NONE CD?
I’m surprised, happy and curious to see what kind of impact it will have.
How would you describe the song?
It’s an up tempo, fun, rock ‘n roll song.
source : EPE/ BMG Press release
They just played on NBC Today show snippets of the second version of " I'm a Roustabout " co-wrote by Winfield Scott. The song will be featured on the " Elvis 2ND To None " CD. This is definitely different than the first version we all know from the movie.
source: NBC Today show / FECC
In the BMG organization a promo with the song "Roustabout" is going around. This CD is accompanied by a letter that the CD may not leave the BMG organization. We have no information yet if this promo is a CD or CDR. So happy hunting for the collectors.
source: Elvis News
It has been confirmed that " I'm A Roustabout " will be the historic inclusion on " 2nd To None ". BMG will annouce it tomorrow morning between 8am & 10 am on NBC Today show. This song is the 2nd version of the song " Roustabout ". Why BMG calls it " I'm A Roustabout " is anyones guess, but looking forward to hearing it.
source: Patrick Hughes/FECC Forum
August 15th-10:00 AM. North lawn of the Graceland Mansion grounds. Free
admission. Officials from RCA Records/BMG will share the latest information
with fans and media regarding the October 7th release of the new CD/cassette
compilation ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's
global smash ELV1S 30 #1 HITS. Also, the just-completed, wonderful new music
video for the Paul Oakenfold remix of the Elvis Presley recording Rubberneckin'
will be screened. The Rubberneckin' remix single will go on sale September 9th
and will be included on the ELVIS 2ND TO NONE album. But, the primary focus of
the event is to unveil a historic surprise being planned for inclusion on the
ELVIS 2ND TO NONE release. Don't miss it!
This commemorative version of ' Elv1s 30 # 1 Hits ' was made exclusively for Harrah's Casino for their preferred customers club. The inside back cover also features a note saying ' Harrah's Proud Sponsor of Mobile Graceland '.
Source: Barry McClean
This new Green Hill's Elvis Presley series focuses on the songs recorded and performed by "The King" for his movie features. From the number one hits such as Jailhouse Rock to the more obscure treasures such as A Little Less Conversation, this unique collection is sure to be a collectors item in any Elvis fans collection.
Green Hill Productions also produced ' The Love Songs ', ' The Gospel Songs ', ' The Christmas Songs ' and ' The Country Songs '.
Track listing :
Return To Sender, Jailhouse Rock, Teddy Bear, Blue Hawaii, Bossa Nova Baby, Viva Las Vegas, Hard Headed Woman, Flaming Star, Kissin Cousins, Please Don't Stop Loving Me, Clean Up Your Own Backyard, A Little Less Conversation.
Source: Barry McClean
To Meet the Overwhelming Demand for All Things Elvis,
Latest Release Features A Rare Combination of Hits and Fan Favorites and a
Paul Oakenfold remix of Rubberneckin-
Over nine million albums sold worldwide last year, No. 1 in 26 territories, a remixed No. 1 single, and a national TV special all proved that Elvis Presley is still a driving force in the music industry. The historic release of ELV1S 30 #1 HITS captured the nation’s attention as only The King of Rock ‘n' Roll can. Not only did the traditional Elvis enthusiasts respond to the release, but millions of new fans were introduced to the music of Elvis for the first time.
As the natural follow-up to last year’s overwhelming success, and in keeping with their history of creating, preserving and celebrating great music BMG/RCA will produce -- with the full participation of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, a compilation of additional #1 singles, fan favorites, career milestones, and a few surprises including a remix of Rubberneckin’ produced by DJ Paul Oakenfold, one of the most acclaimed remixers in music history.
Scheduled for release on October 7, this compilation will be distinctly different and a complement to last year’s compilation of No. 1 hits. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE will present a broader range of Elvis’ talents and incorporate a multiple of musical genres including R & B, rock ‘n' roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly.
“Last year’s release proved that Elvis’ popularity is on par with today’s top artists,” said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. “For some fans, 30 #1 HITS was a way to rekindle an old friendship and for millions of others it was the beginning of a new, great relationship. We believe that ELVIS 2ND TO NONE will build on those relationships.”
All 30 tracks on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE have been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality. This is the same process that drew across-the-board raves from critics, music aficionados and the original band members themselves for the 30 #1 HITS production. This year’s album will include such classics as That’s All Right, Viva Las Vegas, Blue Suede Shoes, I Want You, I Need You I Love You, Always on My Mind and Don’t Cry Daddy. Oakenfold’s remix of Rubberneckin’ is sure to be well received among today’s generation of music fans and further demonstrates the legacy of Presley’s music.
“We are thrilled with this latest chapter in the Elvis legacy. This release is the natural follow-up to last year’s production and we believe music fans of all generations will continue to embrace Elvis’ music,” said Jack Soden, President & CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Certainly the success of the 30 #1 HITS proved that Elvis is 2ND TO NONE as a music and entertainment legend. The album reached No. 1 in 26 territories worldwide, including the U.S. where it was a chart topper for three weeks. Over 9 million albums were sold worldwide with 3.5 million in the U.S. Among the hits was the No. 1 remix of A Little Less Conversation” produced by DJ JXL which went to No. 1 in 26 countries including the US and Great Britain. That feat pushed Elvis past the Beatles for most No. 1 hits in the UK. Following the album’s release, a television special, Elvis Lives aired on NBC Thanksgiving night and the special claimed the all important 18-34 demographic for the hour. The retrospective on Elvis examined his legacy today and included covers performed by Norah Jones, No Doubt, Dave Matthews and Chris Isaak with LeAnn Rimes. Furthermore, the ELV1S 30 #1 HITS DVD audio debuted at No. 1 in the sales charts upon its release.
Of course, Elvis’s musical contributions are unsurpassed: He is the only artist to be inducted into all three music Halls of Fame, including Rock n’ Roll, Country and Gospel. He holds the record for most top 10 pop singles (40), the most gold and platinum awards (140) and is the world’s best selling artist, having sold more records than any other artist in history. His popularity remains intact to this day as there are more active Elvis Presley fan clubs around the world than for any other artist dead or alive. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE will celebrate the music and the man that created the legend.
BMG is the global music division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's leading media companies. BMG owns more than 200 record labels in 41 countries including Ariola, Arista Records, J Records, Jive Records, RCA Records and RCA Label Group - Nashville. In addition, BMG's music publishing operations are the third largest in the world.
In Canada the release date of the next BMG release was scheduled the same date as the USA ( July 1st ). Since July 1st is a National Holiday in Canada the box-set will be available in stores throughout Canada on June 30th. It has been confirmed by a few HMV stores in Canada.
Here's the artwork of the July 1st, 2003 FTD release titled " Dragonheart ".
See See Rider 3:42 / I Got A Woman/Amen 6:56 / Love Me 1:29 / Blue Suede Shoes 1:24 / It's Midnight 3:46 / Big Boss Man 2:35 / Fever 3:38 / Love Me Tender 2:14 / Hound Dog 2:04 / Heartbreak Hotel 2:21 / If You Love Me 2:50 / Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:25 / Introductions 5:01 / Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1:36 / Introductions 0:51 / All Shook Up 1:00 / Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 2:02 / Let Me Be There 3:22 / It's Now Or Never 2:34 / You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14 / Johnny B. Goode 4:00 / Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:31 / Steamroller Blues 2:48 / Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39 / Closing Vamp and Announcements 0:56 / bonus tracks: All Right, Okay, You Win ( Detroit 9-29-74 ) 1:15 / Blue Christmas ( College Park 9-28-74 ) / Trying To Get To You ( College Park 9-28-74 ).
In case you've missed it you'll find hereunder the latest news on the October FTD release and a statement from the FTD label about future releases.
source: Peter Haan
October 1, 2003 release will be the Lake Tahoe 3 A.M. Mothers Day show from
1973. We normally do not release 2 soundboards following each other, but as
RCA is releasing “ CLOSE UP ” this summer – comprising of 3 studio
outtakes CD’s and a 16 track live recording, we felt that the variety we
are aiming for is best served by a soundboard release for October.
We are also working on 3 more movie soundtracks, but are holding back because of so many other releases during this time. Some of you have been concerned that there is more product coming out than the fans can afford. However it’s important to stress that FTD is fully comitted to re-release the repertoire that is no longer available through retail, and there will be more of these re-releases by the end of the year and certainly next year as well. The CLASSIC album series is not limited to MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS.
source: Peter Haan
We mentioned last week on our BMG News page that " Rubberneckin' " (remix) would be the next single in the same line as " A Little Less Conversation " last year. The news is now also confirmed by Worlwide Elvis website.
It will be remixed by Paul Oakenfold and will be included in the SECOND TO NONE CD (see below). There will also be a special 12" version of this. It'll be released on August 12, 2003.
According to WWE this news is 100% correct ! The follow up the 30 # 1 HITS CD will be another compilation of songs featuring the newly remastered "new sound". To quote from a special BMG inner office memo only sent to executives - "A continuation of the number 1's not on E1 plus career milestones and fan favorites including VIVA LAS VEGAS; BLUE SUEDE SHOES; THAT'S ALRIGHT; and more. Also, a previously UNRELEASED second version of "ROUSTABOUT" written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott will be included as a BONUS TRACK." One of the songs that will be featured is the new remix of RUBBERNECKIN'.
source: Worldwide Elvis
The Chinese Dragon title for the next FTD has been changed to " Dragon Heart ". You'll find hereunder the final tracklisting including the bonus tracks. This FTD contains a soundboard recording from the South Bend, IN. October 1st, 1974.
See See Rider 3:42 / I Got A Woman/Amen 6:56 / Love Me 1:29 / Blue Suede Shoes 1:24 / It's Midnight 3:46 / Big Boss Man 2:35 / Fever 3:38 / Love Me Tender 2:14 / Hound Dog 2:04 / Heartbreak Hotel 2:21 / If You Love Me 2:50 / Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:25 / Introductions 5:01 / Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1:36 / Introductions 0:51 / All Shook Up 1:00 / Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 2:02 / Let Me Be There 3:22 / It's Now Or Never 2:34 / You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14 / Johnny B. Goode 4:00 / Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:31 / Steamroller Blues 2:48 / Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39 / Closing Vamp and Announcements 0:56 / bonus tracks: Trying To Get To You / Blue Christmas / All Right, Okay, You Win.
A member of our Forum posted a message about the bonus tracks that will be featured on the next FTD in July so here it is :"Just got an e-mail from Ernst stating that the song in question ( All Right, Okay, You Win ) is sung more or less like a jam during Glen D. Hardin's piano solo. So I guess it's something similar to the " Bo Diddley " song on " Hot Winter Night..." CD. The other two bonus tracks are " Blue Christmas " and " Trying To Get To You "...Ernst didn't state the dates on those two though. "
source: Eivind on the FECC Froum
According to " The Man And His Music " the
upcoming FTD release " The Chinese Dragon" will continue a completely
new title, at least in our Elvis-catalogue ( like we mentioned earlier ).
TMAHM says the CD will contain a snatch of the jazz standard " All Right,
Okay, You Win ", recorded in Detroit on September 29, 1974.
source: The Man And His Music
This double CD set was scheduled for release in May/June 2002 by BMG France with the involvement of the French fan club " Elvis My Happiness ". However the project was finally put on ice for awhile as BMG wanted to concentrate on other major projects such as " Elvis 30 #1 Hits ". Although there's no definitive release date, this double CD set might be released at the end of May 2003. The tracklisting isn't available either since the fan club is awaiting BMG's final approval of the tracks to be used on this project. We'll keep you updated with all the latest details concerning this project of the French fan club.
source: Elvis My Happiness
Here we have the covers of the new Follow That Dream
releases of the deleted movie soundtracks. We added the outside of "Girl
Happy", the covers of the three booklets, and the indside of the
"Fun In Acapulco" to give you an idea of what to expect.
source: Elvis News
This new CD box-set from BMG is scheduled for release on July 1st. The overall presentation is very similar to " Today, Tomorrow And Forever " . It does look nice and will make a nice " companion " to the aforementtioned set released last Summer.
source: Essential Elvis UK
Ernst Jorgensen puts the record straight on a few rumours
that circulated on the world wide web:
The title for the follow-up to the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" is "2nd To None". The reason why they decided not to use the title " Top Ten Hits " is that they would be stuck to single hits that were in the Top Ten in the US and UK and wouldn't be able to include great other tracks ( like "That's Allright Mama" ).
The rumour on the other version of "Roustabout" written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott: it will NOT be used on this CD, they rather save it for a box-set or FTD release.
Ray Bardani, who worked with David Bendeth on the E1 Album last year, will be the remixing producer on this " 2nd To None ".
At this moment several titles are considered for a possible remix-release on single, the "Ruberneckin'" remix circulating among fans is not the BMG mix.
The new FTD is out since today, but because of the Easter weekend it won't reach the dealers and fans until next week.
source: Elvis News
The new FTD " Studio B - Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964 " and the three movie soundtrack extras will be delayed a little. These CDs were expected to be released today but they will come right after Easter ( early next week ).
source: It's Elvis Time / Peter Haan
According to the French Fan Club " Elvis My Happiness " the follow up to " Elvis 30 #1 Hits " is scheduled for September 23, 2003. This compilation album will have the " new remastered sound " and would contain some songs that were hits in the USA/UK, and also tracks that were important in Elvis' career such as ; Viva Las Vegas, Blue Suede Shoes and That's All Right Mama. This CD would also featured the unreleased second version of " Roustabout " written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. There's also the possibility for a second remix and " Rubberneckin' " recorded during the Memphis 1969 Sessions ( also used in the movie " Change Of Habit " ) would be the chosen track for this. More details when we have them!!!
source: Elvis My Happiness
This double CD set is scheduled for release on September 9, 2003. It will contain 20 Christmas songs and 20 Gospel tracks.
source: Elvis My Happiness
Here's the tracklisting of the BMG box-set titled " Close Up " and scheduled for July 1st. The artwork above was posted on our message board by Andrew Hearn from the Essential Elvis UK magazine.
DISC 1 - UNRELEASED STEREO MASTERS FROM THE 50'S
Peace In The Valley (Take 9 MASTER); I Beg Of You (Take 11); That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Take 2); It Is No Secret (Take 13 MASTER); Blueberry Hill (Take 9 MASTER); HAve I Told You Lately That I Love You (Take 15 MASTER); Is It So Strange (Take 12MASTER); Loving You (FAST Take 5); Jailhouse Rock (MASTER); Treat Me Nice (version1 Take 19); Young & Beautiful (Takes 11 -13, Take 11 is the Master which consists of Takes 21 & 22 spliced!); Young & Beautiful ( SOLO MASTER Take 3 );Young And Beautiful ( NIGHT CLUB MASTER TAke 7 ); I Want To Be Free (movie version Take 12); Treat Me Nice (2nd version Take 13); I Want To Be Free (record version Take 11 MASTER); Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 2 - Elvis on piano); Don't Leave Me Now (movie version Take 21); Baby I Don't Care (MASTER)
DISC 2 - UNRELEASED MOVIE GEMS
GI Blues (Take 6); Doin The Best I Can (Takes 10 - 12); Wooden Heart (Take 1); Pocketful of Rainbows (Takes 15 & 16); Shoppin Around (Takes 4 & 5); Frankfurt Special (Takes 4 & 5); Big Boots (FAST - Take 1);Tonight's ALL Right For Love (Takes 14 & 15); Summer Kisses Winter Tears (TAke 2); Flaming Star (TAke 2); Lonely Man (SOLO - Take 3); In My Way (Take 2); Forget Me Never (Take 1); Wild In The Country (Takes 1 & 14); Lonely Man (Take 1); I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (Takes 14 - 16); Aloho-oe (Take 1); Hawaiian Sunset (Takes 6 & 7); No More (TAke 11); Slicin Sand (TAkes 6 & 7); Steppin Out Of Line (Take 15); Almost Always True (Take 3); Moonlight Swim (Take 4 edited); Can't Help Falling In Love (Takes 14 - 16)
DISC 3 - THE MAGIC OF NASHVILLE
Make Me Know It (Take 1); Soldier Boy (Take 10); It Feels So Right (Take 1); Girl Of My Best Friend (Take 9); Surrender (Takes 5 & 6); Workin on The Building (Take 4); Starting Today (Take 1); Kiss Me Quick (Take 4); That's Someone You'll Never Forget (Take 7); His Latest Flame (Take 12); I Met Her Today (Take 16); Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Take 4); Echoes Of Love (Take 8); Ask Me (Take 7); Stand By Me (Take 10); Somebody Bigger Than You & I (Take 15); Without Him (Take 8); Mine (Takes 8 & 9); Singing Tree (first version TAke 4); US Male (Take 10)
DISC 4 - LIVE IN TEXAS 1972
Recorded "live" San Antonio, Tx. April 18, 1972
CC Rider; Proud Mary; Never Been To Spain; You Gave Me A Mountain; Until It's Time; Polk Salad Annie; Love Me; All Shook Up; Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel; Heartbreak Hotel; Hound Dog; How Great Thou Art; Can't Stop Loving You; Love Me Tender; Suspicious Minds; For The Good Times; Burning Love; American Trilogy; Funny How Time Slips Away; Can't Help Falling In Love
Source: Worldwide Elvis/ Essential Elvis
Elvis News learned from a very reliable source that this summer's boxset may contain " On Tour " material, probably the show of April 10, 1972 in Richmond. This show was released ( incomplete ) on the Vicky release " Carry Me Back To Old Viriginia ".
2001 Theme / See See Rider / Proud Mary / Never Been To
Spain / You Gave Me A Mountain / Until It's Time For You To Go / Polk Salad
Annie / Love Me / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / Heartbreak
Hotel / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Love Me Tender / It's Over /
Suspicious Minds / Introductions / For The Good Times / I Can't Stop Loving
You / An American Trilogy / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Funny How Time Slips Away /
Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.
Source: Elvis News
Release date: July 14
Will probably not contain any "ON TOUR" material.
30 TOP TEN HITS
Release date: September
In the same fashion as "30 #1 Hits."
THE '68 COMEBACK - 35th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Release date: November
If plans develop as we are told, this 35th Anniversary CD will contain all 4 "live" shows complete. No production numbers will be included. This will be a 3 or 4 CD set with possible rehearsal material included.
ALOHA FROM ELVIS - 30 YEARS LATER!
Release date: ????
To celebrate the 30th year of this show, a 2 CD set is planned which would include the regular show (with 6 extra songs) and the rehearsal show.
Source : Worldwide Elvis
I have just received a communication from Joe Dimuro,
Executive Vice President, Marketing, BMG (US)and I quote:
"We are currently working on a major follow-up concept record to Elv1s' 30 #1 Hits that will consist of additional #1 singles, fan favourites, Top 5 and Top 10 singles on the charts etc. We are also working on major initiative for one or more re-mixes that will be promoted at radio and will have a music video to accompany it. It will be a very BIG project and will be coming in the marketplace sometime this Fall. Look for updates.
Source : Brian Quinn / FECC Messageboard
There have been two significant announcements from BMG in
recent weeks. Firstly, the great news that the company is working on a
follow-up release to last year’s mega album, Elvis 30 #1 Hits, and secondly,
the much anticipated release of the new ’50 title’ Elvis catalog. On
E.I.N. the new catalogue was listed.
Essentially, all BMG offices worldwide will stock the same 50 titles with only ‘exceptional’ other releases being sanctioned by BMG USA for issue in particular countries. And when a new Elvis title is released one of the existing 50 will be deleted to keep the catalog maximum at 50.
It appears that the long-standing BMG marketing strategy of producing smaller profits across a large number of releases rather than larger profits from a smaller number of 'strategically' released and promoted releases is going to continue. The policy is a major reason why Elvis has yet to register any Diamond award certifications (10 million units) from the RIAA in the US.
7863674632 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2
7863676092 Aloha From Hawaii
7863679302 Promised Land
7863679312 Moody Blue
7863669602 G.I. Blues
7863674652 Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 4
7863674642 Elvis' Golden Records - Volume 3
ND83892 Elvis In Person
7863677352 Elvis Presley
7863669592 Blue Hawaii
7863679322 From Elvis In Memphis
ND83894 NBC - TV Special
7863677412 On Stage
ND90663 Madison Square Garden
7863679292 I'm 10,000 Years Old
74321146902 Elvis - That's The Way It Is
74321146932 Elvis In Concert
ND83935 His Hand In Mine
ND81936 Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
ND83758 How Great Thou Art
7863674622 Elvis' Golden Records
7863677382 Something For Everybody
7863674572 An Afternoon In The Garden
7863679592 White Christmas
7863677422 Burning Love
7863674662 Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 5
7863664212 Amazing Grace - His Greatest Sacred Performances
7863676772 Suspicious Minds
7863651352 Elvis '56 (remastered, release 7-02-2003)
7863651362 Great Country Songs (remastered, release 7-02-2003)
7863676762 The Home Recordings
PD86383 The Top Ten Hits
7863680262 The 50 Greatest Love Songs
7863676122 Memories (30th Anniversary Edition of NBC-TV '68 Comeback Special)
7863680792 Elv1s 30 #1 Hits
7863677322 Artist Of The Century
74321670612 Artist Of The Century (Intl. Version)
74321154302 From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential 60s Masters I
7863693542 Live In Las Vegas
7863679912 Peace In The Valley - The Complete Gospel Recordings
7863674692 Platinum - A Life In Music
7863679382 That's The Way It Is
74321303312 Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70s Masters
7863651152 Today, Tomorrow and Forever
PD90689 Elvis - The King Of Rock 'n' Roll - The Essential 50s Masters
74321476822 Classic Elvis
74321647912 Love Songs
74321695762 Elvis: Christmas Album
74321709132 Gospel Favourites
Source: EIN / Elvis News
As a straight follow up to last year’s "Fame And Fortune" this release covers Elvis’s non-movie sessions at RCA’s studio B in Nashville. The time period is June 1961 through January 1964. 23 cuts total. This is scheduled for April 15th and the first three original movie soundtrack releases expanded with bonus material are also due out the same day.
Kiss Me Quick -take
1 - 2:59
That’s Someone You Never Forget -
take 5 – 2:51
I’m Yours -take
4 – 2:24
His Latest Flame -takes
rehearsal & 2
– 4:05 (Pomus/Shuman) 06-25-61,5)
Little Sister -takes
For The Millionth And The Last Time -take
Anything That’s Part Of You -takes
4,5 – 2:33
(Don Robertson) 10-15-61,8)
I Met Her Today -takes
8-9 – 3:04
(Don Robertson) 10-15-61, 9)
Something Blue -takes
3,4 – 3:25
Get Back Home Somehow -take
1 – 2:37 (Pomus/Shuman)
An) Easy Question -take
3 – 2:47 (Blackwell/Scott)
Fountain Of Love -takes
1,2 – 2:51
Just For Old Time Sake -takes
3-4 – 2:51
Night Rider -takes
2-3 - 2:56 (Pomus/Shuman)
You’ll Be Gone -take
I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever -take
1 - 1:42(Pomus/Shuman)03-19-62,17)Just
Tell Her Jim Said Hello -take
2 – 1:55
Echoes Of Love -takes
– 3:01 (Roberts/McMains) 05-26-63, 19)
Please Don’t Drag That String Around-take,
Love Me Tonight -take
3 & 4 –
Western Union -take
3 - 2:25
Memphis Tennessee -take
2:44 (Chuck Berry) 01-12-64,23)
Ask Me -take
8-9 – 2:43,
Source: Elvis News
FTD asked input for future releases. they mailed a "Thank You" to all the people who have spent time sending forward ideas. Unfortunately a lot of these wishes do not match with the tapes FTD has. In general they have a lot of soundboards from mid 1974 and onwards – before that they only have a few – most of which have already been bootlegged. FTD has chosen the October 1,1974 South Bend show, and added 3 bonus tracks from the same tour. ( Read the concert reviews of the September 30th 1974 South Bend show on this website ).
South Bend,IN October 1st 1974
See See Rider, I Got A Woman/Amen, Love Me, It's Midnight,
Big Boss Man, Fever, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, If You Love
Me Let Me Know, Bridge Over Troubled Water, band introductions, Lawdy Miss
Clawdy, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, Let Me Be There, It's Now Or
Never, You Gave Me A Mountain
Johnny B. Goode, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Steamroller Blues, Can't Help Falling In Love. + three bonus tracks from this tour.
Source: Elvis News/Elvis Unlimited