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A Date With Elvis (FTD)
A DATE WITH ELVIS - SONY 506020 975107
The classic album version of 'A Date With Elvis'. CD-1 feature the original album, plus bonus tracks. Among those are the complete binaural session of 'Is It So Strange'.

The second CD contains home recorded material from Bad Neuheim, Germany (1959). Some of it has been out officially before, but the complete tape was first released on a bootleg called Greetings From Germany.

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Elvis Golden Records Vol. 4 (FTD)
ELVIS' GOLD RECORDS VOL 4 - SONY 506020 975105
Released in October 2016, this double CD springs out from Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 4.

First out is the original album, then some outtakes not previously released officially. CD-2 contains the original album in mono.

One of the lesser interesting albums on the FTD label ever! But a necessary step to get to Vol. 5, which could prove much more interesting!

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The '68 Comeback (FTD)
NBC TV-SPECIAL - SONY 506020 975094
[7" gatefold]

A classic album release of Elvis TV-Special out in May 2015.

CD-1 contains the original album as released in 1968. Added are other songs that were released on several different albums, mostly during the 70's.

CD-2 contains mainly production numbers, most of them already available on other FTD albums.

All in all quite little new material on this double CD, but the sound quality is perhaps the best so far.

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Elvis Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)
ELVIS GOLDEN RECORDS VOL 3 - SONY 506020 975091
[7" gatefold]

Released in December 2015, this is a double CD springing out from Elvis Golden Records Vol. 3.

First out is the original album, then several outtakes not previously released officially. There are also some new creations, spliced versions from our time. This exercise is something that should belong to each individual, a home thing...I don't like the idea of picking up an offical release

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Elvis Golden Records (FTD)
ELVIS GOLDEN RECORDS - SONY 506020 975085
[7" gatefold]

This is the double CD version of "Elvis Golden Records". Contentwise it is a mixture of the named album and the much later "Essential Elvis Vol. 2".

While CD-1 contains the original album, plus some bonus songs, CD-2 focus on the binaural session from January 1957. Here we get all takes of 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You', 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin', 'Blueberry Hill' and 'I Beg Of You'.

It comes as a 7" deluxe edition with relevant photos and session discography.

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Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)
ELVIS' CHRISTMAS ALBUM - SONY 506020 975079
[7" gatefold]

A classic version of Elvis' Christmas Album fits right in December 2014.

Unfortunately there is little new on this single CD release, as the session tapes are lost - for ever it seems.

Some outtakes of 'Peace In The Valley' and 'It Is No Secret' distinguish it from a straight re-run.

It comes as a 7" deluxe edition with relevant photos and session discography.

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Elvis For Everyone (FTD)
ELVIS FOR EVERYONE - SONY 506020 975075
[7" gatefold]

Elvis For Everyone is the latest in the Classic Album series from FTD.

CD-1 contains the original album, plus an optional version of the same album. CD-2 contains several outtakes from 1961 to 1963, all of them previously unreleased officially (sans For The Millionth And The Last Time (1) as found on the first version of Elvis Latino in the middle of the 90's). With this release (CD-2) we will have all takes available of a large number of songs from this period. It has been 7 and 8 years since last time we got new outtakes from these sessions!

The takes from Fun In Acapulco sessions are not even bootlegged before. It comes as a 7" deluxe edition with relevant photos, lyrics and session discography.

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Elvis (FTD)
ELVIS - SONY 506020 975067
[7" gatefold]

This is the Legacy edition of "Elvis" from 1956. Containing masters and some bonus takes not on original album. Also contains several takes of 'Rip It Up', a few not previously released.

CD-2 contains the live concert from Shreveport, December 15 1956. Previously released several times, and currently available as a stand alone - cheap - CD release. This inclusion seems a little bit strange. Not a very strong release.

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Moody Blue (FTD)
MOODY BLUE - SONY 506020 975052
[7" gatefold]

This is the classic album upgrade of Moody Blue. Moody Blue was Elvis last studio album before he died. Due to lack of studio masters, Felton Jarvis also added four live tracks on it. Three from spring 1977 and one track from 1974.

This double CD gives masters, undubbed master, rough-mix masters and several outtakes. Interestingly there are two more takes of 'It's Easy For You' (take 3 and 4). However, they are both false starts. This release also gives two previously unreleased takes of 'Way Down', take 1 and take 2B. They are both long false starts, but proves that the final master is take 2c. Even more; take 2A is the same take as first released on Platinum. This inclusion proves that the Platinum version has been both edited and overdubbed. Perhaps it was considered an alternate master back in 1977?

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From Elvis At American Sound Studios (FTD)
FROM ELVIS AT AMERICAN SOUND STUDIO - SONY 506020 975064
[7" gatefold]

This double CD, presented like the classic album upgrades, contains tracks that were not suited for, or had to be axed from, the previous Classic Album upgrades of both From Elvis In Memphis and Back In Memphis.

Containing several new outtakes, even some not already available unofficially! Always a goodie!

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From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)
FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS - SONY 506020 975047
[7" gatefold]

This double CD, classic album upgrade from FTD came out May 2013.

On two full CD's we get the original album, previously released outtakes and some new outtakes. Also contains a batch of undubbed masters.

The sound quality is great, but perhaps even more stellar on Back In Memphis released some months ago.

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Back In Memphis (FTD)
BACK IN MEMPHIS - SONY 506020 975050
[7" gatefold]

This double CD, classic album upgrade from FTD was released in December 2012.

On two full CD's we get the original album, previously released outtakes and new outtakes. Also outtakes still not made available from bootlegs.

Great sound quality! Really a surprisingly good release. Even though all of the content have been available on bootlegs for many years, these two CD gives the songs better justice. I especially like the undubbed masters that concludes CD-2.

Highly recommended!

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From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)
FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD - SONY 506020 975046
[7" gatefold]

This double CD, classic album upgrade from FTD offers two full CD's with the original album, previously released outtakes and new outtakes.

Also outtakes still not made available from bootlegs. The sound quality is good.

Something you gotta own!

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On Stage - FTD extra issue (64)
ON STAGE - SONY 506020 975037
[7" gatefold]

Released March 2012. This is the classic album upgrade of "On Stage" from FTD.

On two full CD's we get the original album, previously released outtakes and new outtakes. It also feature several tracks not available on bootlegs.

Pristine sound quality!

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Wonderful World Of Christmas - FTD extra issue (63)
ELVIS SINGS THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS - SONY 506020 975031
[7" gatefold]

Released early December 2011. This is a double CD classic album upgrade from FTD.

On two full CD's we get the original album, previously released outtakes and new outtakes. Sound quality is great, but it turns out that the complete unedited version of 'Merry Christmas, Baby' is still unreleased. The version found here has been taken from the old Memories Of Christmas.

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Promised Land - FTD extra issue (62)
PROMISED LAND - SONY 506020 975019
[7" gatefold]

Released early December 2011. The Classic Album upgrade of "Promised Land" from FTD.

On two full CD's we get the original album, previously released outtakes and new outtakes. 'Promised Land' (take 1) is missing for some strange reasons. The masters have good sonic sound, but the re-issue from year 2000 still has the best mix in my view.

Otherwise the outtakes mostly sounds great, just like we have come to expect from these kind of Classic Album releases.

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He Touched Me - FTD extra issue (60)
HE TOUCHED ME - RCA 506020 975028
[7" gatefold]

The latest classic album release from FTD focuses on the He Touched Me album.

On two full CD's we get the original album, previously released outtakes and new outtakes. All comes in glorious sound quality, just like we have come to expect from these classic album releases. Personally I prefer the almost full session of 'Seeing Is Believing' and 'A Thing Called Love'.

Highly recommended!

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Elvis Sings Guitar Man - FTD extra issue (57)
ELVIS SINGS GUITAR MAN - RCA 506020 975021
[7" gatefold]

Released late April 2011.

A double CD featured studio tracks from 1966 and 1967. Featuring a lot of outtakes, some new, while most have been issued before. Especially So High is well represented!

Great sound quality!

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How Great Thou Art - FTD extra issue (51)
HOW GREAT THOU ART - RCA 506020 975014
[7" gatefold]

Follow That Dream has released the updated - classic album - version of How Great Thou Art. Available from June 2010 it is a double CD containing both masters and outtakes.

The 7 inch digi-pack release this time features a 12-page booklet with photographs and memorabilia. It is mastered by Sebastian Jeansson.

The sound quality is EXCELLENT!

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Elvis Now - FTD extra issue (49)
ELVIS NOW - RCA 506020 975010
[7" gatefold]

Another classic album series from FTD, this time "Elvis Now". Released late in March 2010.

CD-1 contains the original album with additional tracks and outtakes

CD-2 contains more outtakes, quite a few previously unreleased ones.

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Good Times - FTD extra issue (48)
GOOD TIMES - RCA 506020 975003
[7" gatefold]

Released early December 2009, this is the updated -2 CD- version of Good Times.

It features original masters, undubbed masters and several outtakes. Many of these are previously unreleased.

Somehow the power of 'I Got A Feelin' In My Body' are partly lost in this new mix presented here. Not a good thing!

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Elvis In Person - FTD Extra issue (41)
ELVIS IN PERSON - RCA 88697 40721 2
[7" gatefold]

An updated -2 CD- version of Elvis In Person.

Containing the original tracks and previously released "outtakes" on CD-1, while CD-2 contains the complete dinner show from August 22 1969. From this show only 'Blue Suede Shoes' has been released (officially) before (Viva Las Vegas (2007).

It comes in a 7" deluxe package like other classic album releases on this label.

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Elvis Country - FTD Extra issue (40)
ELVIS COUNTRY - RCA 88697 40723 2
[7" gatefold]

Relased on October 2008, this is an updated -2 CD- version of Elvis Country.

Containing the original tracks and previously released outtakes, it also contains some new outtakes and undubbed masters. Also featuring the alternate master of 'Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On' with overdubbed horns. The sound quality is good.

It comes in a 7" deluxe package like other classic album releases on this label.

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Love Letters - FTD Extra issue (39)
LOVE LETTERS FROM ELVIS - RCA 88697 29701 2
[7" gatefold]

An updated 2-CD version of "Love Letters From Elvis".

36 tracks, including 28 new "takes" and a few undubbed masters takes.

It comes in a 7" deluxe package like other classic album releases on this label.

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Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee - FTD Extra issue (38)
ELVIS SINGS MEMPHIS TENNESSEE - RCA 88697 29699 2
[7" gatefold]

An updated 2-CD version of "For The Asking / The Lost Album".

Now re-titled "Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee". The 2 CD's contains 53 tracks, including 38 new "takes" and a few undubbed masters takes.

Comes in a 7" deluxe package like other classic album releases on this label.

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That's The Way It Is - FTD Extra issue (37)
THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - RCA 88697 29696 2
[7" gatefold]

Released in April 2008 is this updated 2-CD version of "That's The Way It Is".

38 tracks on 2 CD's including 29 new "takes", different mixes of master takes and additional rehearsals of some of the songs (7) featured on the album.

Released in a 7" deluxe package like other classic album releases on this label. The sound quality on the outtakes is marvelous!

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Pot Luck - FTD Extra issue (35)
POT LUCK - RCA 88697 03629 2
[7" gatefold]

Released in the middle of November is this updated 2 CD version of "Pot Luck".

Except for a few outtakes, all content have been previously released. This material has been heavily bootlegged several times.

The sound quality still makes it a welcomed effort.

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Raised On Rock - FTD extra issue (33)
RAISED ON ROCK - RCA 88697 12843 2
[7" gatefold]

Another classic album update!

Raised On Rock is a 2-CD feature containing final masters, rough-mix masters and outtakes. It also contains 4 instrumental tracks, 3 of which Elvis never recorded a vocal to.

The sound quality is exquisite!

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50.000.000 Elvis Fans - FTD Extra issue (31)
50 MILL. ELVIS FANS CAN'T BE WRONG - RCA 88697 03615 2
[7" gatefold]

Known as 50.000.000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong or Gold Records Vol. 2.

CD-1 contains the original album, plus some bonus songs and outtakes. The entire June 1958 sessions are included on CD-2.

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His Hand In Mine - FTD Extra issue (29)
HIS HAND IN MINE - RCA 88697 02028 2
[7" gatefold]

The updated - double CD - version of His Hand In Mine includes all takes of 'Surrender' and also 'Crying In The Chapel', though not released on the album itself. This release covers almost the whole session from October 1960! (Take 9 of 'He Knows Just What I Need' is missing)

The sound quality is pristine!

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Elvis Presley - FTD Extra issue (26)
ELVIS PRESLEY - RCA 82876 86160 2
[7" gatefold]

The classic albums update of "Elvis Presley".

It features the original album and lots of outtakes, mainly of songs like 'Shake Rattle & Roll', 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', 'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You'. All found on two CD's at the price of one!

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Something For Everybody - FTD Extra issue (25)
SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY - RCA 82876 67969 2
[7" gatefold]

The classic albums update of "Something For Everybody - FTD Extra issue (25)".

Like other updated albums it comes in a 7' gatefold cover with a 12-page booklet.

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Today - FTD Extra issue (23)
ELVIS TODAY - RCA 82876 63927 2
[7" gatefold]

This is the updated Elvis Today album. It comes in the same format as Elvis Is Back (2 CD).

Today contains only 5 previously unreleased tracks, but still features 36 tracks in total. A lot of repetition in other words...

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Elvis Is Back - FTD Extra issue (21)
ELVIS IS BACK - RCA 82876 67968 2
[7" gatefold]

This is the updated version of Elvis Is Back. Featuring two CD filled with masters and outtakes.

A lot of the material has been released before, but there are several new takes (mostly fs) as well.

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Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis - FTD extra issue (13)
LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS - RCA 82876 60987 2
[7" gatefold]

This concert has screamed for a decent release since 1974. It is out now in updated sound. Live On Stage In Memphis from 1974 was a poorly produced LP containing Elvis' show in Memphis on March 20, 1974. Several songs were edited out, and the sound quality (artificial audience reaction included) left lots to be desired.

Many Elvis fans, myself included rate this concert as one of the best released by RCA during Elvis' lifetime.

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