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favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:36 pm

my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS . i love the new backings on most of the tracks. my favourite track is YOU ASKED ME TO the guitar work on it is fantastic. anyone know if there is anymore of these alternative recordings?

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:38 pm

rockinray wrote:my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS .


(choking)

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:53 pm

I assume he's just joking.

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:17 pm

Johanesson wrote:I assume he's just joking.


I wouldn't assume anything - not on this message board.

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:49 pm

rockinray wrote:my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS . i love the new backings on most of the tracks. my favourite track is YOU ASKED ME TO the guitar work on it is fantastic. anyone know if there is anymore of these alternative recordings?


wow didnt see that title coming :)
Most fans dislike this cd A LOT................I actually enjoyed some of the songs.......favorite is kentucky rain and guitar man.
According to sessions book by Tunzi there is a few more that hasnt been released yet.......help me and susan when she tried if I remember correct.<
Also For ol times sake but the tape is damaged.......again if I remember correct.
Im on vacation so dont have the sessions book here :D

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:35 pm

Polk Salad Annie

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:40 pm

Mine at the moment is the one that I got just today, His Hand In Mine.

All the Classic Albums I have are my favorites just for the package alone.

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:06 pm

(Studio) ELVIS IS BACK! for its impeccible song selection and sound ( the mastering by Sebastian Jeansson is comparable to the out-of-print DCC pressing which features the work of the always phenomenal Steve Hoffman).

(Live) ALL SHOOK UP for an electrifying 1969 performance with Elvis in top form throughout.

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:12 pm

I have about 30 favorite FTD's but 'TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS' is definitely not one of them :) Still i have no problem with this CD. I've bought it about 2 years ago quite cheaply and it was better than i expected.

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:07 pm

just shows how varied our tastes are and why elvis appeals to so many different people. even idiots can be elvis fans!

Re: favourite ftd

Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:41 pm

rockinray wrote:my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS . i love the new backings on most of the tracks. my favourite track is YOU ASKED ME TO the guitar work on it is fantastic. anyone know if there is anymore of these alternative recordings?

It's my least favorite, of all the FTD releases. It was a poor idea on RCA in 1981, and time has not added any allure to Felton Jarvis's experiment.

There are unused tracks around, but not enough for a sequel on FTD.

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:02 am

rockinray wrote:my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS . i love the new backings on most of the tracks. my favourite track is YOU ASKED ME TO the guitar work on it is fantastic. anyone know if there is anymore of these alternative recordings?



As always the answer to questions like this can be found on Keith Flynn's website.

Specifically, in this case:

http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-ses ... ons80s.htm

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:41 am

TMMB is the only one i don't have if that tells you anything.

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:14 am

Kylan wrote:TMMB is the only one i don't have if that tells you anything.


Yes - it tells me you have all the others.

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:54 am

I think it's harsh that TMMB gets a bum rap. It is different from all other albums and not everyone's cup of tea. However, the intention was never to improve the tracks but just to bring the tracks up to date and to sound more fresh and modern in the early 80's. I think that Felton achieved his goal and the tracks do sound different.

So long as these versions do not make it onto hits packages where the general public may view these as the norm then I cannot see what the problem is.

The early 80's remakes are all part of the Elvis legacy and had a right to be included as an FTD. For a newcomer to Elvis collecting, much better to have the TMMB FTD than another soundboard.

My favourite FTD by the way is........

Jungle Room Sessions

elvisonline

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:40 pm

Right now it would be a toss up between His Hand In Mine and Pot Luck. In a few weeks it will be Memphis, Tennessee.

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:32 pm

KingElvis wrote:
rockinray wrote:my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS . i love the new backings on most of the tracks. my favourite track is YOU ASKED ME TO the guitar work on it is fantastic. anyone know if there is anymore of these alternative recordings?


wow didnt see that title coming :)
Most fans dislike this cd A LOT................I actually enjoyed some of the songs.......favorite is kentucky rain and guitar man.
According to sessions book by Tunzi there is a few more that hasnt been released yet.......help me and susan when she tried if I remember correct.<
Also For ol times sake but the tape is damaged.......again if I remember correct.
Im on vacation so dont have the sessions book here :D


This is a very interesting CD, and I hear it from time to time... Some of the songs are really annoying, but others ("If You talk in your Sleep", "Too Much Monkey...") are quite enjoyable.

Of course, there to say it's my favourite FTD, it would be miles and miles away.
BTW, My favourite FTD is Memphis Sessions.

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:52 pm

My favourite was always One Night In Vegas, but now the new version of That's The Way It Is has emerged as a strong challenger!

Jules

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:28 pm

FTD - LIVE IN LA BOOK & CD – Awesome

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:44 pm

my least favourite cds are the live recordings. most of them are crap and if you have one you have them all. same songs same indifference same speeded up presentation...

Re: favourite ftd

Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:50 pm

rockinray wrote:my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS .
i love the new backings on most of the tracks.


There was someone who agreed with you...................

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Re: favourite ftd

Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:33 pm

I never end up playing mine. It's still shrinked wrapped! Anybody want it? I'll even throw in free postage.

Re: favourite ftd

Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:13 pm

of all the ftd's that i have ( i only have 23 of them, im way behind) dixieland rocks is the one i play the most.
Scott n Georgia

Re: favourite ftd

Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:23 pm

rockinray wrote:my favourite ftd release is TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS . i love the new backings on most of the tracks. my favourite track is YOU ASKED ME TO the guitar work on it is fantastic. anyone know if there is anymore of these alternative recordings?

i've got this cd and its not one of my favorites but this is what i did, and i know rob aint here any more but im gonna state i did this for my own personal use. I burned on the tracks that were on the original Guitar Man album and put them in the same sequence they were on the album so i could go back to 81'. the weird thing was it just wasnt the same now as it was back in 81'. in 81' i enjoyed the Guitar Man LP but now it just aint the same.
Scott N Georgia

Re: favourite ftd

Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:36 pm

My theory on that is it's not the same because it's not '81 and for the most part the new musical backings were so '80s. I really enjoyed the album back then, too. But not so much now. I wish they would have left the original running order intact and added the bonus tracks at the end.