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Keep following that dream

Kwimper Records 0761 (Released 2000)

follow that dream (take 1 & 2) (2:15)
Angel (take 1 & 2) (4:28)
What a wonderful world (take 1,2 & 3) (3:49)
Angel (take 4) (2:54)
I'm not the marrying kind (take 1,2,3,4 & 5) (4:33)
Follow that dream (take 3) (1:50)
I'm not the marrying kind (take 6 & 7) (2:38)
Angel (take 5) (2:56)
A whistling tune (take 1,2 & 3) (3:51)
Follow that dream (take 4 & 5) (2:19)
Sound advice (take 1,2,3,4 & 5) (5:08)
Angel (take 6) (2:46)
What a wonderful world (take 4,5 & 6) (4:45)
A whistling tune (take 4, master) (2:12)
Angel (take 7, master) (2:37)
Sound advice (take 6, master) (1:45)
I'm not the marrying kind (take 8, master) (1:49)
What a wonderful world (take 7, master) (2:25)
Follow that dream (take 6, master) (1:37)

For the first time ever Kwimper Records present you the "Complete follow that dream" recording sessions from the first generation tapes. As an added bonus Kwimper Records have included the actual masters but since these were cut from the mastertape and BMG seems to have lost four of them, these had to be included from a mono source. On behalf of BMG Kwimper apologize. Now just sit back and enjoy yourself and leave the driving to Elvis and his band.

Angel (take 1-7)
This beautiful ballad from the people who gave Elvis many of his 60's moviesongs must be considered the best song from the "Follow that dream" movie. It took Elvis five complete takes before he was satisfied and even then some vocal work needed repair. Certainly one of the better movietracks.

Follow that dream (take 1-7)
The title track for Elvis' eight movie, though a lighthearted song, is still very much enjoyable. In later years, Bruce Springsteen used this classic Elvis song for his own version of "Follow that dream", but it remained unreleased. If you ever get the change to listen to it be prepared for a true musical experience, it is really heartbreaking.

What a wonderful world (take 1-7)
Though this song is not considered to be among Elvis' better moviesongs, it is still a very pleasant song. Take a listen to it whenever you're in a sad mood, it will help.

I'm not the marrying kind (take 1-8)
What was written on "What a wonderful life" can be said of most songs from this Summer movie, they cheer you up whenever you hear them so who cares what the critics say.

A whistling tune (take 1-4)
This song was actually cut from the movie and wasn't released until 1991 when it could first be heard on RCA's "Collectors Gold" boxset. The song was revived for Elvis' 1962 movie "Kid Galahad" when it was re-recorded and released in a much slower tempo, stretching the song to a playing time of over the three minutes.

Sound Advice (take 1-6)
Without a doubt the weakest song of the six and understandably cut by Elvis from the extended play that was released by RCA, leaving it to a mere four song soundtrack with a playing time of less than nine minutes. Though the entire musical soundtrack leaves much to be desired according critics, it still ranks high among collectors and is a welcome addition of Elvis Presley's music.

Sound *****