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To be released late 2021 is this double 5" CD, featuring two shows from tour No 13, April 1975.

Sporting two concerts, one afternoon show from April 26 in Tampa, Florida and one evening show from May 2 in Atlanta, Georiga. It displays Elvis in a well-known spring/early summer mood. 'Steamroller Blues' from Atlanta was made available already many years ago on Southern Nights (2006).

The sound quality will likely be good, although with an unbalanced soundboard mix?

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The Pot Luck Sessions
A 5-CD release from Follow That Dream containing songs recorded in Nashville 1961 and 1962 that would later be included in the Elvis Pot Luck album. 'Stepping Out Of Line' is omitted, though. It was misplaced on the original album in my view. Perhaps I'm not alone thinking so?

On these 5 CDs there are several previously unreleased takes (officially), but for the die hard fans little is new, as these sessions have been bootlegged numerous times during the last 30 years.. at least. Hopefully, and most likely the sound quality will be good and perfect. Studio B in the early 60's stood for good recordings using fresh tapes of good quality!

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ELVIS: FORTH WORTH, TEXAS 1974 - SONY 506020 975157
A 2-CD release from Follow That Dream containing soundboard recordings from Ft. Worth, Texas. Afternoon and evening show on June 16 1974. Both shows are previously unreleased, also unofficially (bootlegs).

The June 15 show from the same place was released on The Man In White Vol. 1 20 years ago. These new FTD recordings have the same kind of mix, but much better fidelity than the unofficial outting from the bootleggers.

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ELVIS: Las Vegas Hilton 1973
ELVIS: LAS VEGAS HILTON 1973 - SONY 506020 975155
A 2-CD release from Follow That Dream containing soundbooth recordings from Las Vegas 1973.

The August 20 Midnight show was first released on A Profile Vol. 1 box 26 years ago. Sound wise they are similar, but perhaps the old one is even better than the new?

The second CD features an extra 3am show (middle of the night). On Saturday, September 1 Elvis held three concerts in a row. First dinner show, then midnight show and ultimately this night show. The show has been dated to September 2 (Sunday), since it started during the early ours of the Sunday.

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From Elvis In Nashville
[8" slipcase]

Released March 2021. A 3-CD release from FTD containing all songs recorded for the Gospel album in 1960. Sans some snippets, all of the material have been released officially before.

Mastered and mixed by Sebastian Jeansson and Vic Anesini.

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The Something For Everybody Sessions
[8" slipcase]

Released November 2020. A 4-CD release from FTD containing all takes recorded of songs featured on Something For Everybody. Also included are the Wild In The Country Sessions. The material have been heavily bootlegged since even for CD's came on the market, but officially this release several new takes.

Mastered and mixed by Sebastian Jeansson and Vic Anesini.

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St. Louis / Spokane
ST. LOUIS / SPOKANE - SONY 506020 975144
A 2-CD release from Follow That Dream containing soundboard recordings from Spring 1976. Both shows are previously unreleased, also unofficially (bootlegs), but four tracks from Spokane have been available since America was released in 2009.

CD-1 contains the tour ending show in St. Louis March 22 1976. Even though the concert most likely was recorded in binaural, it is released in mono here. The flow on these few March 1976 shows are a little different, with Larrie London new on drums and Shane Keister new on piano. Compared to the other shows from this short tour, Elvis is weak in his voice in St. Louis. The second CD contains the complete Spokane concert on April 27, 1976. This reveals an ok soundboard recording. Generally Elvis was in strong voice on both March and April, though with variations from day to day.

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Kid Galahad Sessions (FTD)
[8" slipcase]

Released in May 2020.

The complete Kid Galahad Sessions on two CD's.

Several new takes of the abandoned version of 'King Of The Whole Wide World' and 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' sticks out most.

The release includes a 28-page booklet, rare photos, essay, recording data and classic memorabilia.

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Elvis In California
Released in February 2020 is this double 5" CD release, featuring two shows from May 1974.

Both shows are previously unavailable from a soundboard recording, officially or not. CD-1 contains the May 12 show from Fresno, while CD-2 contains the May 13 show from San Bernardino. Also added are some bonus tracks from San Bernardino, May 10, of which two tracks were made available on FTD's Live In LA.

Good sound quality, especially on the first CD!

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Elvis Is Back Sessions
[8" slipcase]

Released in November 2019.

The complete Elvis Is Back Sessions on four CD's.

Some new takes (false starts) of 'Make Me Know It', 'Solider Boy' and 'The Girl Of My Best Friend' is the icing on the cake.

The release includes a 28-page booklet, rare photos, essay, recording data and classic memorabilia.

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American Sound 1969
AMERICAN SOUND 1969 - SONY 506020 975140
[8" slipcase]

Released in October/November 2019.

This could have been a complete American Sound Sessions release, but ended up beeing a 5 CD box collection of already released material, plus minor additions.

Only some false starts are new, and there are still plenty of takes and material exlusively for the bootleg marked.

I'm not even sure I support this release at all. It was first available as a digital release only on the main Sony label.

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From Georgia To Florida
Released in May 2019 is this double 5" CD, featuring two shows from tour No 13, April 1975.

Sporting two concerts from April 1975. It features Elvis in a well-known spring/early summer mood.

The sound quality is good, although the soundboard mix is a little unbalanced.

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The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (FTD)
[8" slipcase]

Finally, a more or less complete session from A to Z. It is a delight that FTD chose Fun In Acapulco for this approach. Elvis is in great voice during these sessions and the overall flavor of the songs that appeared in the movie is harmonic, rhythmic and warm. I have always liked this album, even though some of the material is questionable.

Somehow it think it represents Elvis' movie era in a good way. A movie without any aspirations, just good entertainment. And the music follow this path. It is intelligent in that sense, much more appreciated than other attempts to achieve something big, or even worse to state the total lack of achieving anything but contractual obligations and money.

A total of 9 trailing tracks focusing on 'Vino, Dinero Y Amor' is of course hard to get through!

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Holiday Season In Vegas(FTD)
ST.PAUL TO WICHITA - OCTOBER '74 - SONY 506020 975136
Released in January 2019 is this double 5" CD, featuring two shows from October 1974.

Both shows are previously unavailable from a soundboard recording, officially or not. FTD claims to release the October 2nd from St. Paul, Minnesota. Most likely it is the show from next day, October 3rd featured here.

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Holiday Season In Vegas(FTD)
A double 5" CD release featuring the midnight show from December 13 (CD-1) and a mix of both dinner and midnight shows on December 6, 1975.

The first soundboard release ever sporting an Elvis concert was Just Pretend. A fantastic experience to listen to, something quite different from the official releases at the time. But with comparable sound quality to the official products, and miles better than most audience recordings found. I guess that most Elvis fans today have similar found memories of this bootleg.

So, more than 25 years later the same show is released officially, more or less in the same sound quality. It is still a good listen, although not as much exciting of course!

CD-2 focus on one week earlier, not a complete show, rather a blend of the dinner and midnight show. Ah...and spiced with Omaha 1974 ('Opening Riff' and first portions of 'See See Rider'). Both shows feature a less energetic Elvis and in poorer sound to top it of. The decision to use a show from 1974 to make it "complete" is really messing with history. There are available the same portions of this spesific segments from the same season, so it was not mandatory. I find it likely that it is a matter of some kind of laziness. That said, it fits quite well technically and it is a good job done in this respect.

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For LP Fans Only (FTD)
FOR LP FANS ONLY - SONY 506020 975117
[7" gatefold]

Containing the original LP with some outtakes and several live recordings from the era on CD-1. CD-2 contains more live recordings and even another home recording from Bad Nauheim, Germany 1959.

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What Now My Love (FTD)
WHAT NOW MY LOVE - SONY 506020 975131
This time featuring two midnight shows from August 11 and August 12. Both shows have been available on the bootlegs marked in very good sound quality. Good quality found also here, the August 12 show (CD-2) have never sounded better!

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The Viva Las Vegas Sessions(FTD)
[8" slipcase]

The (almost) complete 'Viva Las Vegas' session on a 3-CD set. It includes more than an hour of previously unreleased material, including false starts, break downs, and complete takes!

All tracks have been remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes.

The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates an original Session Reel box. Including a 28-page booklet with rare photographs, memorabilia, session notes and movie trivia.

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Off - On Stage (FTD)
OFF - ON STAGE - SONY 506020 975126
Outtakes from February 1970. Most versions are a little below in performance quality compared to the official used versions. Mostly due to caughing problems, but also lack of full commitment from Elvis himself. The sound quality is good, though some might argue about the mix used on these tracks.

Released as a 5" digipak.

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Omaha, Nebraska '74 (FTD)
OMAHA, NEBRASKA '74 - SONY 506020 975125
A double concert release from Omaha, Nebraska, June 30 1974.

Released as a 5" digipak. Elvis is in good shape on both shows and the sound quality is good. FTD has earlier released the July 1st show from the same venue. Found on Fashion For A King.

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Murfreesboro '74 (FTD)
MURFREESBORO '74 - SONY 506020 975124
A double concert release from March 1974. Both shows are from Murfreesboro, March 14 and March 19 respectively.

Released as a 5" digipak. Elvis is in great form on both shows and the sound quality is - as expected - very good.

The cover leaves something to be desired, though...

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Kissin' Cousins (FTD)
KISSIN' COUSINS - SONY 506020 975120
[7" gatefold]

The Classic Album verson of 'Kissin' Cousins'. A single CD release only, but still some added extra. Released in December 2017.

The sound quality is amazingly good, though most of the previosuly unreleased content is withouth Elvis' involvement. A pity, but still interesting.

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The Bicentennial Show (FTD)
Another double soundboard release stemming from 1976! This time featuring the National Day concert from July 4 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elvis sang American Trilogy here, one of the last times. CD-2 contains another October 1976 show. FTD has really covered the beginning of this tour thoroughly...

The sound quality is very good on both CD's.

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The Last Movies (FTD)
THE LAST MOVIES - SONY 506020 975116
[7" gatefold]

A Classic Album version of the three last movies (not counting TTWII and Elvis On Tour). Released in October 2017.

Not much of interest here, unless you really dig 'Almost'. I do not, but nevertheless, 16 new takes are featured here.

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Lake Tahoe '74 (FTD)
LAKE TAHOE '74 - SONY 506020 975115
A double soundboard release. Both are dinner shows from Lake Tahoe May 25 and May 26 respectively.

The sound quality is very good on both CD's.

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Roustabout (FTD)
ROUSTABOUT - SONY 506020 975108
[7" gatefold]

The Classic Album version of Roustabout. Only one CD this time. Released in July 2017.

There is little new material of interest on this CD, but still a worthy addition. The master tracks are available also in re-mixed version, clearly better sounding than the released masters.

The complete overdub session for the title track is made available.

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Elvis In Atlanta (FTD)
ELVIS IN ATLANTA - SONY 506020 975111
A double soundboard release. Both shows are from Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, April 30 and May 1st respectively.

It features Elvis in a well-known spring/early summer mood.

The sound quality is good, although the soundboard mix is a little unbalanced.

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Las Vegas '74 (FTD)
LAS VEGAS '74 - SONY 506020 975110
A double soundboard release. Both shows are from August 20 1974. The general consensus is that CD-1 feature the midnight show, while CD-2 sports the dinner show. Opposite of what FTD says.

The sound quality is good on both CD's.

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A Date With Elvis (FTD)
A DATE WITH ELVIS - SONY 506020 975107
[7" gatefold]

The classic album version of 'A Date With Elvis' was released in March 2017. 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
[7" gatefold]

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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Spirit Of Jackson (FTD)
SPIRIT OF JACKSON, MS - SONY 506020 975104
A double CD release containing two soundboards from Jackson, Mississippi. The first show has been bootlegged several times, and even contains songs featured on FTD latest double CD release, Hometown Memphis.

We are talking about the June 9 show from 1975. A standard "June 1975" concert, with no real highs or lows (CD-2). The concert comes in good sound quality!

The second show (CD-1) is from September 5, 1976 and is said to originally be planned for A Golden Celebration Box in 1984, but Joan Deary's idea was axed before release. Some tracks from this show have been out in rather poor sound already, but the FTD release has the complete show in great sound. A rather good concert from Elvis giving the time. You can tell already from 'See See Rider' that it will be something extra this evening.

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Hometown Shows (FTD)
HOMETOWN SHOWS - SONY 506020 975102
About time, the Memphis show from June 10 1975 is released on FTD! Coupled with a new soundboard from March 17 1974, in the same venue.

The June show from 1975 was first released on a bootleg called Let Me Take You Home, one of the most popular bootlegs ever. The label DAE released the show in a classic "DAE sound", here FTD release the show without any added ambience.

The March show from 1974 holds the same class as we have already gotten used to long time ago. Interesting with a new show from this tour.

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Speedway (FTD)
SPEEDWAY - SONY 506020 975098
[7" gatefold]

The classic album version of Speedway. Presented on 2 discs, a salute to the mono lovers. Released in June 2016.

It doesn't get much worse music wise than whats found on Speedway. A collection of mostly low-par songs, with some bearable in between.

We get some outtakes of the bonus tracks found on the original album. 'Goin Home' represents a few of those outtakes, most of them are of 'Mine'. Also - for the first time - we get the movie master of 'Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby'.

CD-2 is the original mono album. It is approx. half as bad as the stero version on CD-1.

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Las Vegas 1975 (FTD)
LAS VEGAS 1975 - SONY 506020 975100
Finally on the FTD label, the March 22 show from 1975! Coupled with the dinner show from a good week later, namely April 1st.

Elvis was almost at his best during this Las Vegas season. Especially the March 22 show is great. Elvis is relaxed, harmonic, happy and focused. He sings good all through, listen out for his live versions of the recently recorded "Today" tracks. 'And I Love You So' is flawless, 'Fairytale' is very good and 'Green Green Grass Of Home' is even better than the studio version. On this show Elvis also adds 'You're The Reason I'm Living'. A nice version, most likely rehearsed, although hardly extensively.

The sound quality is not better than found on bootlegs, a bit of a let-down, but really not surprising. These Las Vegas recordings from 1975 are really poor compared to for instance February 1973!

Some tracks from March 30 and 31 is also added. They both have Elvis' vocal out of focus and makes it less likely with a full release of either concert.

The April 1 show on CD-2 is good, also. However, it seems that Elvis was better early in the season. He was probably most fitted then, after a long break and a "clean-up".

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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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The West Coast Tour '76 (FTD)
THE WEST COAST TOUR '76 - SONY 506020 975095
Another double CD containing 1976 concerts. This time the focus is on the November tour. Released in March 2016.

CD-1 sports the second show that year in Cow Palace, Daly City, California. The first show has been out on several bootlegs and is incomplete. Unfortunatley this also applies for the second tape. Recorded in binaural, the sound quality could be great, although the bootleg releases from the first show are a little muddy. CD-1 also sports five bonus tracks from Eugene, both the November 25 and November 27 concert.

CD-2 has good sound for sure! Several tracks have already been out earlier from the Anaheim show on November 30, 1976. Lets hope FTD this time manage to release the high quality binaural tape the correct way. On A Minnesota Moment they came with one channel inverted...

First attempt of artwork was axed right before release, replaced with another one of basicly same ingenuity.

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Elvis In Alabama (FTD)
ELVIS IN ALABAMA - SONY 506020 975092
Out in December 2015 is this double CD containing both shows from September 6 1976 in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Afternoon show is previously unreleased from a soundboard source, while the evening show has been out on several bootlegs, first on Still RocKING The Nation.

Judging by the bootlegs, one can expect very good sound from both shows on this new release. Elvis sings 'That's All Right' (both shows) and 'Blue Christmas' (evening) while playing guitar.

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Elvis Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)
[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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Live A Little, Love A Little (FTD)
[7" gatefold]

Released November 2015. Even though it features only 4 songs one one disc, it is one of the releases from FTD with highest amount of unreleased material!

Take 2 of 'A Little Less Conversation' is the same vocal as found on the acetate first released on Memories and later used for the massive remix hit early this century, although later vocal repair was needed. Some parts of take 2 is missing, due to tape problems. The full story of this take and the later acetate is yet to be revealed!

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Elvis In West Texas (FTD)
ELVIS IN WEST TEXAS - SONY 506020 975090
FTD likes to add "Texas" to their titles...This evening Odessa show, yes from Texas, is previously unreleased in complete form. FTD used 'Love Letters' on their Tucson '76 release many years ago. 'See See Rider' is taken from the afternoon show the same day, and was also released on the mentioned Tucson '76 CD.

Nice artwork!

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Elvis Golden Records (FTD)
[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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King Creole (FTD)
KING CREOLE - SONY 506020 975086
[7" gatefold]

Released now is another FTD version of focusing on "King Creole".

While CD-1 contains the original album, plus alternate mixes of masters and a few outtakes, CD-2 simply contains demos that were handed to the session before recording started.

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

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This Is Elvis (FTD)
THIS IS ELVIS - SONY 506020 975070
[7" gatefold]

This is this double CD version of "This Is Elvis". First released on LP back in 1981. The LP is represented on CD-1, while CD-2 sports music tracks from the expanded home video version released some years later.

It must be an error when Hound Dog from CD-2 is the same version as found on CD-1, sans overdubbing from 1980.

The sound quality is lackluster, and in general it seems that very little effort and care characterize this FTD version. A pity!

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

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Rock Around The Bloch (FTD)
A 288-page hardback book with over 100 unpublished photographs of Elvis in the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961.

The book also includes the concert on CD, first released on Elvis Aron Presley in 1981.

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Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)
[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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Flaming Star (FTD)
FLAMING STAR - SONY 506020 975082
[7" gatefold]

Flaming Star has gotten a classic album treatment. Released in December 2014.

One CD containing masters and several outtakes. In many ways a tough listen. Numerous versions of turkeys like 'Summer Kisses Winter Tears', 'Britches' and 'A Cane And A High Starched Collar'. Even the best numbers are weak in this movie, but we get some new outtakes of 'Flaming Star' and the alternate 'Black Star' too!

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

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Elvis In Florida (FTD)
ELVIS In FLORIDA - SONY 506020 975076
[7" gatefold]

Elvis In Florida focus on Elvis in April 1975.

Mainly featuring what was recorded on soundboard tape from Lakeland, April 27 added with several tracks from Jacksonville April 25 and a few from Lakeland, April 28.

It is worth noting that two tracks from Jacksonville were not featured on the bootlegs release of this show from middle 90's. (A Damn Fine Show).

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

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Elvis For Everyone (FTD)
[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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The Return To Vegas (FTD)
THE RETURN TO VEGAS - SONY 506020 975071
[7" gatefold]

Follow That Dream finally decided to release the first ever recording from Elvis in Las Vegas 1969.

This soundboard recording (or other source?) has been released by bootlegs many times earlier, first out was Fort Baxter with their Opening Night. A fantastic concert in good sound quality, originally planned for release by RCA in the 80's.

The source for the FTD release is most likely the album master from that time, as it contains "LP" fade outs. However, the sound quality is miles better than earlier found on bootlegs. Actually it reminds much of a multi-track recording, just a bit more hissy and of course in monoral.

I always appreciate when the official label beats the bootleggers in sound quality. Not happening everytime, but this time most certainly!

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Love Me Tender (FTD)
LOVE ME TENDER - SONY 506020 975074
[7" gatefold]

The Classic Album upgrade of Love Me Tender. Never a full LP album originally, here it comes as a 2 CD version.

CD-1 contains masters in mono and stereo, and some available outtakes. Just snippets are previously unreleased.

CD-2 contains both live concert from Tupelo, Sept 26 1956. First released on A Golden Celebration in 1984.

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Elvis Destination USA (FTD)
[7" gatefold]

Out is this double CD package from Follow That Dream.

Sporting the dinner show from September 4 in 1972, taken from reel to reel soundboard tape. This show has been released on bootleg (I'll Remember You) many years ago.

Unfortuately it contains an embarrising error. 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' and 'See See Rider' is from Tulsa two years later!! After 'See See Rider' Elvis starts to jam on 'I Got A Woman' (again from Tulsa), before 'Johnny B. Goode' from (Las Vegas) starts. Phew! This will be corrected by FTD!

On the second CD we find several multi-tracks recordings from February 1972 - all previously unreleased. Also more cassette tape recordings from rehearsal held at both August 2nd and 3rd the same year.

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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)
[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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The On Stage Season
THE ON STAGE SEASON - SONY 506020 975065
[7" gatefold]

This 2 CD release from Follow That Dream contains soundboard recordings from Elvis' second season in Las Vegas. Featuring the opening show on January 26 and the closing show on February 23, both have been heavily bootlegged starting 30 years ago!

The sound quality on this release is technically better than on previous bootlegs. However, that doesn't necessarily means an easier listening experience. Especially the opening show has severly microphone overload on Elvis' vocal, which is more prominent on this new release than on Madisons Opening Night 1970.

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G. I. Blues Vol. 2
Cafe Europa - G. I. BLUES VOL. 2 - SONY 506020 975034
[7" gatefold]

Volume 2 in the G. I. Blues.

Containing both masters and outtakes, this album also aim to give the Elvis collector tracks not already released officially before.

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Hot August Night (FTD)
HOT AUGUST NIGHT - SONY 506020 975062
[7" gatefold]

Released July 2013. This is another multi-track recording from late August 1969. This time we get the midnight show from August 25. Interestingly this show produced many of the live masters later used for Elvis In Person. Overall it is also one of the best shows professionally recorded. Of minor details I especially like the long intro to a powerhouse version of 'Suspicious Minds".

It is nice to the the show in its complete from. Although much from this concert have already been released in good sound before, there are still unreleased gems to be found. Mixed in a vintage style, but better then Elvis In Person back in 1969 and later Sony/FTD issues handled by Vic Anesini.

It's absolutely PERFECT sonic- and mixingwise! And comes in a 7" deluxe package!

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Sold Out (FTD)
SOLD OUT - SONY 506020 975059
[7" gatefold]

Released July 2013. This 2 CD release from Follow That Dream contains a soundboard recording from both Tulsa, March 1 and Cleveland, June 21 1974. Both shows are previously unreleased, although 'Sweet Caroline' from Tulsa was issued on Forty Eight Hours To Memphis.

The sound quality is really good on both soundboards. The Tulsa one from March is my favorite, but even the otherwise dull June soundboard from 1974 sparkle here. I believe that som good care must have been taken on both soundboards.

Prepared by the same guys (Frieser and Slebo) that made the above mentioned Forty Eight Hours To Memphis. It comes as a 7" deluxe edition with relevant photos and lyrics.

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Stay Away, Joe (FTD)
STAY AWAY, JOE - SONY 506020 975056
[7" gatefold]

Released in May 2013. Focusing on the Stay Away, Joe sessions and featuring several outtakes of the title track.

Also containing some new outtakes of 'Goin' Home' and 'Dominic', while most new outtakes of other songs are mostly false starts only.

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From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)
[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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Summer Of '61
SUMMER OF '61 - SONY 506020 975058
This FTD/Flaming Star book and CD combo looks at the summer months of 1961. Main focus is on the making of "Follow That Dream", filmed on location in Florida.

The book presents original newspaper articles, new interviews from the cast and crew, plus details about scenes deleted from the final print.

Contains 200 unpublished photos taken from the original negatives and a CD with final masters from the movie, plus two demo recordings of 'What A Wonderful Life'.
The Best Of British
THE BEST OF BRITISH - SONY 506020 975057
The book contains over 1000 rare and unpublished photographs, the illustrations connected to the songs, the recordings and the promotion of Elvis by HMV in Britain.

Included are every Elvis track released by HMV. Added to these are bonus songwriter demos and Elvis outtakes to complete the audio story upon which the foundation of the global popular music culture and industry was built.
3000 South Paradise Road
3000 SOUTH PARADISE ROAD - SONY 506020 975055
[7" gatefold]

This 2 CD release from Follow That Dream contains a soundboard recording from August 12 dinner show 1972. It has previously been out on bootleg (first on Blazing Into The Darkness). The sound quality is a tad better on the official release.

CD-2 contains a cassette recording of a rehearsal held August 4. This is previously unreleased in any form or shape, kudos for that. The sound quality is acceptable, to be compared with the quality of From Hawaii To Las Vegas, released summer 2012.

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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)
[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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Hits Of The 70's (FTD)
HITS OF THE 70'S - SONY 506020 975048
[7" gatefold]

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

On two full CDs we get the original album and bonus songs. The first FTD release offering nothing previously unreleased or even alternate takes.

A strange choice of a release, indeed. Most likely funded on a one mans dream.

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G. I. Blues Vol. 1
G. I. BLUES VOL. 1 - SONY 506020 975033
[7" gatefold]

Finally, then!

Focussing on the main album and then generally outtakes from the April sessions, this double CD contains many tracks not previously released. Officially that is, as these sessions must be one of the most bootlegged ever.

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From Hawaii To Las Vegas
Another stage rehearsal from FTD. This time - unfortunately - taken from a cassette recording of so-so quality. One track was already released on the first CD of this sort, aptly titled; Stage Rehearsal.

On the repertoire are well-known songs from this era, but also some interesting. 'Separate Ways' is rehearsed twice and 'Faded Love' is rare, while 'I'm Leaving It Up To You' is a short break in the otherwise predictable setlist.

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Welcome Home Elvis
Flaming Star and FTD has published this 260-pages book about the vital weeks in 1960, where Elvis regained control over his career. The format is the same as the well-known FTD book format.

The book includes more than 300 photos, text by David English and a CD with the original mono master for ELVIS IS BACK.
Another Saturday Night - FTD Vol. 44
FTD decided to yet again focus on a June 1975 concert. This time we get an almost complete recording from the evening show in Shreveport, June 7.

In general these concerts displays an artist in a good and cheerful mood. Sometimes almost too much. However, these summer concert should all be labeled as "good".

Kudos to FTD for bringing out a show not yet already bootlegged.

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Our Memories Of Elvis - FTD extra issue (65)
The first official CD release of Our Memories Of Elvis. Previously only available on CD from a fan-club release over 20 years ago.

On two full CD's we get the original albums, a planned Vol. 3 and other tracks worked on by Joan Deary.

Of most interest is the complete master take of 'Moody Blue'. Sound quality is acceptable, but nothing more.

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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)
[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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Forty Eight Hours To Memphis - FTD extra issue (61)
[7" gatefold]

Taken from a mono-mix down (tape) of a multi-track recording, the show is complete (w/ some tape damage fixed/altered). Mastered by Vic Anesini!

The Richmond show was released long time ago on the bootleg Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind by LuXor, but now comes in better fidelity.

It is a great show, but a pity it only comes in mono and way too much echo! Tagged onto the end are three bonus tracks from two other shows in March 1974, taken from soundboard.

Released in a 7” inch digi-pack with a 16-page booklet containing liner notes and new photos from the show.

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He Touched Me - FTD extra issue (60)
HE TOUCHED ME - SONY 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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Fashion For A King - FTD extra issue (59)
FASHION FOR A KING - SONY 506020 975035
The newest book/CD combo from FTD is out. In co-operation with the Norwegain fan-club Flaming Star, FTD has released Fashion For A King. It focus on Elvis' on-stage attire. The book contains 500 pages and pictures are taken by already well-known Elvis photographers.

The release also contains two soundboard recordings, one from Omaha, July 1 1974 and the other one from Las Vegas, December 14 1975.

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Stage Rehearsal - FTD extra issue (58)
STAGE REHEARSAL - SONY 506020 975026
The sound quality is great, but too many edits are evident. Songs that are incomplete from start are patched together with a live take of the same song, with audience reaction and everything.

Previously two songs from this event have been out, both 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' and 'Sweet Caroline' was first found on Elvis Aron Presley released in 1980. 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' was actually a spliced version of "take 1 and 2".

After the August 1970 rehearsal, some songs from 1972 and 1973 (also Las Vegas rehearsal) are added. All have been bootlegged, but the fidelity is slightly better here.

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Amarillo '77 - FTD Vol. 43
AMARILLO '77 - SONY 506020 975027
A completely new soundboard from 1977 from FTD. On the Rocking Across Texas FTD released the June 19 1974 show from Amarillo, Texas. Next in line is the March 24 show from 1977. Very little has been known about this concert, and kudos to FTD for deciding to release a show never heard by Elvis fans not being there, either in soundboard or audience recorded quality.

The first songs are missing, so the CD starts with 'That's All Right'. The song setup reminds very much about the Charlotte concert from February 21, 1977. Unfortunately Elvis is just barely in slightly better shape here than in Charlotte.
Tagged to the end are 10 songs from other concerts during this tour. Soundquality is acceptable, though far from as good as on From Louisiana To Tennessee.

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Elvis Sings Guitar Man - FTD extra issue (57)
[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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Live In L.A.- FTD extra issue (56)
LIVE IN L. A. - SONY 506020 975024
Released late April 2011.

A CD only re-issue of the book/CD combo released several years ago. Comes with new cover, but is not considered as a "new" release pr definition.

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Live In Vegas - FTD Vol. 42
LIVE IN VEGAS - SONY 506020 975023
...another complete show from August 1969!

Mixed and mastered by Vic Anesini - never a drawback, most often a real plus - 4 songs from this show have previously been released. One of them is the giant version of 'Suspicious Minds', featured on Elvis In Person. Another is 'My Babe' first issued on Elvis Aron Presley (Silverbox) in a somewhat strange mix, while 'Can't Help Falling In Love' (Elvis In Person) and 'Inherit The Wind' (Collectors Gold) are the rest. It is also worth noting that 'Love Me Tender' from this show is listed as "master" and that 'Jailhouse Rock' is listed as composite master, spliced with 'Don't Be Cruel' from August 24. None is previously released.

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Chicago Stadium - FTD extra issue (55)
CHICAGO STADIUM - SONY 506020 975020
Released in December 2010 is the double CD containing both Chicago shows from October 1976.

Previously available on bootlegs, this FTD release adds nothing new. This marks the 3rd soundboard recording from tour number 22 released by FTD in 9 months!

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Jailhouse Rock (FTD) Vol. 2 - FTD extra issue (54)
JAILHOUSE ROCK VOL. 2 - SONY 506020 975009
[7" gatefold]

This is the follow up 2-CD version of Jailhouse Rock from FTD.

It features all the missing outtakes for 6 songs.

Released in December 2010.

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Elvis (Fool) - FTD extra issue (53)
ELVIS (FOOL) - SONY 506020 975018
[7" gatefold]

Available from September 2010 Elvis (Fool) is a double CD containing both masters and outtakes.

It worth noting that we now - get a new jam version of 'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right'. Also new - though incomplete - are two takes of 'My Way', in addition to outtakes of a few other selections.

First issue had an error on CD-2, later replaced by FTD. (Take 11 of 'Padre' was on first release actually take 2).

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Boston Garden '71 - FTD Vol. 41
BOSTON GARDEN '71 - SONY 506020 975017
This is the FTD version of the popular bootlegs release One Night Only!.

Featuring the show from November 11, 1971 in Boston. Those who are not familiar with the bootleg release are in for a treat. It is a good show in good sound.

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King Creole - FTD extra issue (52)
KING CREOLE - THE MUSIC - SONY 506020 975015
A photobook dealing with King Creole. Photos has been taken from the collection of Pål Granlund. It consists of two main sections; the recording sessions on January 16, 1958 and song scenes from the filming of the movie (including behind-the scenes shots).

The news provoked many Elvis fans, as this mean that no Classic Album of King Creole will be done available (at least for a while) and the book-combo is overpriced as all other FTD book projects are...

The CD accompanying the book contains nothing previously unreleased.

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How Great Thou Art - FTD extra issue (51)
HOW GREAT THOU ART - SONY 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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SHOWTIME! BIRMINGHAM/DALLAS '76 - FTD extra issue (50)
This double CD features two of the most fabled soundboards from 1976.

Both the show from Dallas, December 28 and Birmingham, December 29 have previously been out on several bootlegs the last 15 years.

The sound quality on the Birmingham show is so-so, definitely not as good as F1rst Time Birmingham, while the Dallas show from the day before comes in the best sound quality so far.

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High Sierra - FTD Vol. 40
HIGH SIERRA - RCA 506020 975012
FTD's first 1974 Lake Tahoe show.

Focusing on the midnight show from May 21 1974, Follow That Dream has decided to release a soundboard not already done available by bootleggers. Always a nice touch!

The CD also features bonus tracks from other Lake Tahoe shows the same season.

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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".

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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A Minnesota Moment - FTD Vol. 39
A MINNESOTA MOMENT - RCA 506020 975008
Another soundboard from 1976. This time we get one of the fourteen October gigs that made up tour number 22.

This tour is well covered with 3 bootlegs taken from soundboards. Both shows from Chicago (Oct. 14 and 15) and South Bend (Oct. 20) have been released. They all display an rather perfunctory Elvis in relatively good physically shape, not necessarily in the best of mood. The sound quality is quite good.

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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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New Haven '76 - FTD Vol. 38
NEW HAVEN '76 - RCA 506020 975006
"New Haven '76" contains the complete show from New Haven, July 30 1976. Added is a bonus track from two days later, namely 'Return To Sender' from Hampton Roads, Aug 1.

This is a very poor show, as one could suspect after listening to other shows from this tour. Elvis is very weak in his voice and slightly off-key on several occasions. The sound quality is good, however. A bummer, though with the bonus song that arrives in a very low out-put volume compared to the rest of the CD.

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Rocking Across Texas (re-issue) - FTD extra issue (47)
ROCKING ACROSS TEXAS (re-issue) - RCA 506020 975005
FTD has released the two CD's from the audiovisual release "Rocking Across Texas" as a double 5' CD.

The content is exactly as featured on the book / CD release some years ago.

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From Sunset To Vegas - FTD extra issue (46)
FROM SUNSET TO VEGAS - RCA 506020 975002
This double CD release contains the rehearsal from Hollywood, Aug. 16 1974 and some additional live cuts from August and September later the same year.

For some strange reasons FTD has decided to leave out the second rehearsal version of 'It's Midnight'.

The rehearsal was first made available on the great bootleg From Sunset Blvd To Paradise Rd. The extra live cuts add very little to the second disc.

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Jailhouse Rock - FTD extra issue (45)
JAILHOUSE ROCK - RCA 506020 975001
[7" gatefold]

This is the 2 CD version of Jailhouse Rock from FTD.

It contains original masters and outtakes on CD-1 and the complete session of three songs on CD-2.

Later this release will be followed by another volume.

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The Wonder Of You - FTD Vol. 37
THE WONDER OF YOU - RCA 88697 55515 2
Featuring the dinner show from August 13 1970.

Previously several numbers from this show have been featured on different BMG / FTD releases through the years. And recently is was bootlegged by Audionics.

The sound quality is of course much better on the official release. Vic Anesini has again made a tremendous job!

All in all this is a good concert, where Elvis sings several "rare" songs, though he is less focused than on other shows from this season.

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Dixieland Delight - FTD extra issue (44)
This double CD release contains two shows from Huntsville May and June 1975.

Added is some tracks from another two Huntsville show at the same time. All selections have been previously bootlegged in very good sound.

FTD adds little new, but is a fine package for non-bootleggers..:-) The sound quality seem to be fine as well.

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Standing Room Only - FTD extra issue (43)
STANDING ROOM ONLY - RCA 88697 48444 2
[7" gatefold]

This is FTDs attempt to re-create the abandoned project "Standing Room Only" from 1972.

FTD decided to go for the combination of February 1972 live masters, coupled with the March 1972 studio masters.

Previously unreleased material applies for March studio cuts and three live tracks ('All Shook Up', 'Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel' and 'Hound Dog').

The sound quality is mostly a let down, I'm afraid.

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Blue Hawaii - FTD extra issue (42)
BLUE HAWAII - RCA 88697 29733 2
[7" gatefold]

The updated - 2 CD version - of Blue Hawaii.

Containing the original tracks and outtakes on CD-1, while CD-2 contains more outtakes.

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

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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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I'll Remember You - FTD Vol. 36
I'LL REMEMBER YOU - RCA 88697 40711 2
Featuring the midnight show from February 3 on this December release. In addition the CD contains 'I'll Remember You' from the dinner show the same day and 'Sweet Caroline' from February 2 1973 midnight show. (Both previously released on bootlegs)

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

Released in 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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Nevada Nights - FTD Vol. 35
NEVADA NIGHTS - RCA 88697 40710 2
Nevada Nights contains two complete shows from Las Vegas, August 1974. The first CD feature the special opening show, where Elvis decided for a different set-up. Previously available on several bootlegs, first on If You Talk In You Sleep by Fort Baxter, but foremost on From Sunset Blvd To Paradise Rd by DAE.

The second disc contains the complete midnight show from August 21. At this stage Elvis has returned to a regular set-up. Several songs from this show was made available on Live In Las Vegas in 2001.

It comes in a 5" package like the New Year's Eve release several years ago.

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America - FTD Vol. 34
AMERICA - RCA 88697 34475 2
This soundboard CD is taken mainly from the Omaha, April 22 1976 show.

This concert has never been out before, not even on a poorly sounding audience recording. Part of the CD has been taken from Spokane, April 27 1976.

Sound quality is quite good, but the concert itself displays an tired and uninspired Elvis, quite unlike other shows on this short tour.

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Love Letters - FTD Extra issue (39)
[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)
[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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The The Way It Was - FTD Extra issue (37)
THE WAY IT WAS - RCA 74321 84216 2
Released in April is also the special release of "The Way It Was".

Released several years ago, combined with a book. Probably many fans missed this CD since the total price for both book and CD was very high.

Released as a standard FTD digi-pack, the content remains the same as on the original release.

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Wild In The Country - FTD Extra issue (36)
WILD IN THE COUNTRY - RCA 88697 23446 2
[7" gatefold]

Released in January 2008 is this updated version of the soundtrack to "Wild In The Country".

A single CD containing several outtakes of all tracks. Most have been out before, even officially, but several new ones of 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell' (high-key) and 'Lonely Man' are included.

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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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Girls! Girls! Girls! - FTD Extra issue (34)
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! - RCA 88697 17974 2
[7" gatefold]

Also released in November is an updated version of the "Girls! Girls! Girls!" soundtrack.

A lot of outtakes of 'Mama', but also some other ones.

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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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I Sing All Kinds - FTD vol. 33
I SING ALL KINDS - RCA 88697 03631 2
"I Sing All Kinds" focus on Nashville recordings from 1971.

In the same vein as Nashville Marathon, this CD includes several previously unreleased outtakes.

For the first time we get an outtake of 'Early Morning Rain', a much overlooked beauty. Also take 1 of 'I've Got Confidence' is welcomed, together with new outtakes of both 'It's Only Love' and 'Seeing Is Believing' among others...

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Easy Come, Easy Go - FTD extra issue (32)
EASY COME, EASY GO - RCA 88697 03630 2
[7" gatefold]

A new soundtrack album update!

Easy Come, Easy Go contains the newly discovered stereo masters and outtakes, new and old!

The sound quality is fine.

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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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American Trilogy - FTD Vol. 32
The main part of this release was recorded on February 15 Midnight show. It has been taken from multi-track tapes. We also get other recordings from February 14 to February 17, some of which have been released before.

As a bonus FTD has included several songs from the opening show on January 26. These have been taken from a soundboard source.

The mixing of the multi-track recordings is (thankfully) quite different from what's found on Writing For The King, however not perfect!

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Live In LA - FTD Extra issue (30)
LIVE IN L. A. - RCA 88697 03613 2
Live in LA is the title of a book and a CD that focus on Elvis' shows in LA in the 70's.

The main part of the book concentrates on Elvis' evening show at the Forum Of Inglewood on May 11 1974.

The CD contains a soundboard recording of this show, plus two bonus songs from the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino the day before. Sound quality is only fair, with a painfully high bass. As a bonus an audience version of 'You Can Have Her' is included at the end.

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Unchained Melody - FTD Vol. 31
UNCHAINED MELODY - RCA 88697 03612 2
"Unchained Melody" contains the Charlotte show from February 20, including a good version of the title track. And what does Elvis say right before 'Unchained Melody'? "I like to..sit by the piano...because we are recording this live..."

Unfortunately the tape starts first at 'Love Me'. Several bonus tracks are included at the end. The sound is good, but with some production flaws...

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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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Writing For The King - FTD Extra issue (28)
WRITING FOR THE KING - RCA 88697 02027 2
The 3rd book project by FTD quite surprisingly features live tracks from 1969 to 1972. All of it is previously unreleased. The sound quality (mix) goes from good to fair to weird (extremely poor mix on 'Words').

CD-2 sports 26 demos sung by different performers, some by the author of the song.

The book then? Well, some 400 pages of interviews (more than 140!) and behind the scenes stories.

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Let Yourself Go - FTD Vol. 30
LET YOURSELF GO - RCA 82876 02026 2
Like the first ever release on the FTD-label, this CD focus on material from the '68 Comeback Special production by NBC.

This time both studio outtakes and a jam session from June 24 are featured. The Jam session was released on a bootleg called From Burbank To Vegas ages ago. BMG has also previously released 'I Got A Woman' from this rehearsal on their Platinum and 'When It Rains It Really Pours' on Memories.

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I Found My Thrill - FTD Vol. 29
I FOUND MY THRILL - RCA 82876 86676 2
"I Found My Thrill" mainly contains a Las Vegas dinner show from January 27, 1974. Tagged onto the end are some bonus tracks from other shows.

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Clambake - FTD Extra issue (27)
CLAMBAKE - RCA 82876 76964 2
[7" gatefold]

An updated version of the Clambake soundtrack was released early in July 2006.

Containing 25 tracks, among them several previously unreleased outtakes. Some of these have been widely available on bootlegs, however.

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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)
[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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Made In Memphis - FTD Vol. 28
MADE IN MEMPHIS - RCA 82876 76965 2
"Made In Memphis" contains songs from five sessions, two in 1969, two in 1973 and finally one in 1976.

In addition several tracks from a home recording made at Lisa Thompson's home in 1973 are added.

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Loving You - FTD Extra issue (24)
LOVING YOU - RCA 82876 77057 2
[7" gatefold]

This updated version of the Loving You soundtrack was released on January 4, 2006.

Containing two CD's, where CD two contains all takes of two of the 'Loving You' versions. Some featured in both mono and stereo!

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Southern Nights - FTD vol. 27
SOUTHERN NIGHTS - RCA 82876 76961 2
The first standard release from FTD in 2006 is a mixture of concerts songs from Spring 1975. All taken from soundboards.

Several of the tracks are coming from the Huntsville shows in May and June 1975.

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Summer Festival - FTD Vol. 26
SUMMER FESTIVAL - RCA 82876 74209 2
This CD contains a soundboard recording from the dinner show from August 11, 1972. Blazing Into The Darkness, which is said to contain this specific show, actually contains the dinner show from August 12, instead.

Also added are some bonus tracks from other concerts.

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All Shook Up - FTD Vol. 25
ALL SHOOK UP - RCA 82876 70306 2
Featuring the complete concert from August 1969.

It was on this concert that Elvis sang the famous laughing version of 'Are You Lonesome Tonight'. Five songs from this concert were released on Collectors Gold.

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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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Tickle Me - FTD Extra issue (22)
TICKLE ME - RCA 82876 70305 2
[7" gatefold]

FTD actually released an updated version of the "Tickle Me" album.

This must have been done for the sake of completeness, I assume. There is nothing of interest content wise. The only interesting piece from this movie is the soundtrack version of 'I Feel That I've Known You Forever', which is not included...

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Big Boss Man - FTD Vol. 24
BIG BOSS MAN - RCA 82876 67970 2
Big Boss Mann contains a soundboard recording from March 28, 1975. Unfortunately FTD has wrongly dated it to come from the dinner show two days later.

We have already heard three songs from this concert on the Las Vegas box. The soundboard is almost complete. In addition several bonus tracks from other March concerts have been added.

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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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Rocking Across Texas - FTD extra issue (20)
The book contains two CD's, both soundboard recordings. The price is ridiculously high!

First out is a soundboard from Amarillo, taken from June 19, 1974. On bootlegs we have had 3 soundboards covering this tour.

The other CD contains a concert from Forth Worth, July 3 1976. This last CD has very good sound quality!

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On Tour Rehearsals - FTD vol. 23
ON TOUR - THE REHEARSALS - RCA 82876 66397 2
This CD contains rehearsal material from On Tour, March 30 and 31 1972.

This material has been heavily covered by bootleggers through the years. Though this new release will contain a version of 'Young And Beautiful', not previously known. The material is taken from RCA tapes, not the MGM tapes that we are already familiar with.

Hopefully this news also means that BMG in the near future will release another complete concert from April 1972!

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Kid Galahad (FTD) - FTD extra issue (18)
KID GALAHAD - BMG 82876 66396 2
[7" gatefold]

The soundtrack of Kid Galahad. Also this one features many outtakes, several of them previously unreleased.

27 tracks in total, but no alternates of the second version of 'I Got Lucky'.

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Follow That Dream (FTD) - FTD extra issue (19)
FOLLOW THAT DREAM - BMG 82876 66395 2
[7" gatefold]

Containing the soundtrack from Follow That Dream. It features many outtakes, several of them previously unreleased.

This session has been issued in splendid sound on the bootleg Keep Following That Dream.

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Double Trouble (FTD) - FTD extra issue (17)
DOUBLE TROUBLE - BMG 82876 59844 2
[7" gatefold]

The updated version of the Double Trouble soundtrack. Except from 'Old McDonald' we get alternate takes and versions of all recorded material.

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Closing Night - FTD Vol. 22
CLOSING NIGHT - BMG 82876 63925 2
The closing night show from Las Vegas, September 3 1973.

Many Elvis fans have waited for this show to be released from a soundboard recording. The soundboard is not complete, so the first 7 songs are taken from the dinner show the same day.

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Polk Salad Annie - FTD Vol. 21
POLK SALAD ANNIE - BMG 82876 60932 2
Polk Salad Annie contains live performances (mostly) from the midnight show on February 15, 1970 and some bonus tracks from other dates.

The sound quality is very good, but unfortunately Elvis' vocal performance is sub-par on several tracks.

Still a great release!

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Paradise Hawaiian Style - FTD extra issue (16)
[7" gatefold]

The updated version of Paradise Hawaiian Style.

A lot of this material has already been out on different bootlegs, but not always in the best sound quality.

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Flashback - FTD extra issue (15)
FLASHBACK - BMG 82876 60931 2
"Flashback" contains 172 pages with several unpublished pictures, 285 in all. It also contains a CD with outtakes from the years 1956 to 1958.

The price and format is the same as the The Way It Was.

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Spinout - FTD extra issue (14)
SPINOUT - BMG 82876 59847 2
[7" gatefold]

The updated soundtrack from Spinout.

This marks one of the few times FTD releases a CD with nothing new for those who are familiar with bootlegs. All songs from this session have been released in great sound on The Complete Spinout Sessions.

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Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis - FTD extra issue (13)
[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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The Impossible Dream - FTD vol. 20
Volume 20 in FTD regular release program.

This CD focus on the dinner show from January 28 (previously unreleased also on bootleg) and the midnight show from the same day (released on bootleg). To fill up the gaps, BMG has added some tracks from the opening show from January 26. Added is also 'Snowbird' from the dinner show on January 29.

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So High - FTD Vol. 19
SO HIGH - BMG 82876 53368 2
This CD contains tracks from 1966 to 1968, including many outtakes from the How Great Thou Art sessions.

This CD marks a temporary end to the batch of releases of Nashville material from the 60's. Earlier on the FTD label we have gotten Long Lonely Highway, Fame And Fortune and Studio B, Nashville Outtakes.

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Takin' Tahoe Tonight - FTD vol. 18
TAKIN' TAHOE TONIGHT! - BMG 82876 53367 2
This fourth FTD release for 2003 is a soundboard recording from Lake Tahoe, May 13 1973. Elvis held a special extra show on 03:00 am. The show has been released on various bootlegs, most recently on The Man In White Vol. 4. However, this is the first time from a soundboard source.

The soundboard is almost complete. The CD also contains two extra numbers from another show. The sound quality is very good.

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Frankie And Johnny - FTD extra issue (12)
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - BMG 82876 53370 2
[7" gatefold]

Out now is this updated version of the Frankie And Johnny soundtrack.

Containing several outtakes never released officially before, though all is available on high quality bootlegs.

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Harum Scarum - FTD extra issue (11)
HARUM SCARUM - BMG 82876 53369 2
[7" gatefold]

Out now is this updated version of the Harum Scarum soundtrack.

Containing several outtakes never released officially before, even some not released on bootlegs.

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Viva Las Vegas -  FTD extra issue (10)
VIVA LAS VEGAS - BMG 82876 50412 2
[7" gatefold]

Out now is this updated version of the Viva Las Vegas soundtrack.

Containing several outtakes, most previously released.

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Dragonheart - FTD Vol. 17
DRAGONHEART - BMG 82876 53366 2
This third FTD release for 2003 features a soundboard recording from South Bend, October 1 1974. In general it is a poor performance!

In addition three tracks are taken from other soundboards. Included is a new "song", called 'All Right, Okay, You Win'.

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Studio B - FTD Vol. 16
STUDIO B - BMG 82876 50411 2
The second FTD release for 2003 is a studio CD. It covers Elvis' non-movie sessions at RCA's studio B in Nashville. The time period is June 1961 through January 1964.

Featuring 23 tracks of previously unreleased (officially) material. Almost all songs have been released in top-notch sound on different bootlegs.

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It Happened At The World's Fair - FTD extra issue (9)
[7" gatefold]

The CD first contains the original LP soundtrack. In addition you will find 14 bonus tracks, 9 of which has never been released officially before. The sound quality is very good all the way through, except for a rather scratchy acetate recording of 'Take Me To The Fair' from August 30.

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Girl Happy - FTD extra issue (8)
GIRL HAPPY - BMG 82876 50408 2
[7" gatefold]

The CD first contains the original LP soundtrack. In addition you will find 12 bonus tracks, 8 of which has never been released officially before. The sound quality is very good all the way through.

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Fun In Acapulco - FTD extra issue (7)
FUN IN ACAPULCO - BMG 82876 50407 2
[7" gatefold]

The CD first contains the original LP soundtrack. However, 'Fun In Acapulco' does not fade out on this CD. It plays to the very end. In addition you will find 14 bonus tracks, 8 of which has never been released officially before.

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Elvis New Year's Eve - FTD extra issue (6)
ELVIS NEW YEAR'S EVE - BMG 82876 50410 2
FTD has now released an audience-recorded version of Elvis' concert in Pittsburgh, December 31 1976. This show has been released on several different LP's and CD's over the years, using different sources. BMG adds to another one!

The complete show is released on a double CD.

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Elvis At The International - FTD Vol. 15

This time we get another live concert from Las Vegas 1969. August 23 midnight show to be exact.

Many fans have wanted another live show from 1969, August 26 in particular. Except from 'Reconsider Baby' (prev. released) this show offers nothing new or remarkable. The sound quality is very good.

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Dinner At Eight - FTD Vol. 14
DINNER AT EIGHT - BMG 74321 97712 2

Again we get a live concert, this time from Las Vegas 1975. FTD found a reel to reel recording of the dinner show from December 13!

The midnight show from December 13 was released on the bootlegs Just Pretend several years ago. Elvis was vocally top-notch at this time. Kathy Westmoreland's 'My Heavenly Father' has unfortunately been axed.

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The Nashville Marathon - FTD Vol. 13

"The Nashville Marathon" features 20 tracks from the June and September 1970 sessions in Studio B, Nashville.

These sessions produced many great songs, but also several sub-standard ones. A lot of those last mentioned are featured on this CD. All tracks have been severely re-mixed.

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Spring Tours 77 - Extra Issue (5)
SPRING TOURS 77 - BMG 74321 92855 2

This extra release from FTD contains several tracks from the spring 1977 tours. These recordings made by Felton Jarvis produced 'Unchained Melody', 'Little Darlin'', and 'If You Love Me'. Here are the rest!

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Fame And Fortune - FTD Vol. 12
FAME AND FORTUNE - BMG 74321 92856 2

Volume 12 on the FTD label contains studio material from March 1960 to March 1961.

This is one of the best releases so far on the FTD label!

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It's Midnight - FTD Vol. 11
IT'S MIDNIGHT - BMG 74321 91141 2
Volume 11 in the FTD series again focus on a soundboard recording, more specific the August 24 Midnight show, with several songs added from the dinner show 5 days later.

On bootleg and official soundboard releases we already have several songs from August 19, 21, 30 and September 2.

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Silver Screen Stereo - FTD extra issue (4)
This 26-track extra issue CD called Silver Screen Stereo features different movie songs. All selections are in stereo. Sound quality is tremendous.

Certainly worth buying!

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Memphis Sessions - FTD Vol. 10
MEMPHIS SESSIONS - BMG 74321 89293 2
Memphis Sessions, FTD vol 10, features several outtakes and undubbed masters recorded in American Sound Studios 1969.

This CD is a smasher. The sound quality is good, but again lacking ambience, as we are used to now from BMG. Why should good mixes from Ferrante be destroyed by Reidels remastering...a pity!

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The Way It Was - FTD extra issue (3)
THE WAY IT WAS (CD) - BMG 74321 84216 2
Both a 96-page book with several previously unseen photos from the movie 'That's The Way It Is' and a CD containing several unreleased tracks, both from rehearsals and live performances.

The price is shockingly high!

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Dixieland Rocks - FTD Vol. 9
DIXIELAND ROCKS - BMG 74321 86138 2
Volume 9 in the FTD series contains the majority of a concert Elvis held in Murfreesboro, May 1975. Strangely FTD choose to add two tracks after 'Closing Vamp'.

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Easter Special - Extra issue (2)
EASTER SPECIAL - BMG 74321 84215 2
This is an extra issue from FTD.

The content is nice, the producing is disastrous!

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6363 Sunset - FTD Vol. 8
6363 SUNSET - BMG 74321 84214 2
This is volume 8 in the series.

Focusing on Elvis in Hollywood in the 70's. Elvis recorded in Hollywood in March 1972 and in March 1975. Thankfully nothing to do with movie songs!

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One Night In Vegas - FTD Vol. 7
ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS - BMG 74321 81234 2

Volume 7 in the series, and perhaps the best so far!

This is the (almost) complete opening show from August 10, 1970.

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Too Much Monkey Business - FTD extra issue (1)

Volume 6 1/2 on the FTD label...:-)

This extra release focuses on the 1980 overdub session.

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Tucson '76  - FTD Vol. 6 TUCSON '76 - BMG 74321 79045 2

This is the sixth release in the collector's label program.

It also means the first soundboard CD from BMG in over 20 years!

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Long Lonely Highway - FTD Vol. 5 A LONG LONELY HIGHWAY - BMG 74321 76749 2

This is the fifth release in the collector's label program.

It features songs from various sessions during the 60's.

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Jungle Room Session - FTD Vol. 4 THE JUNGLE ROOM SESSION - BMG 74321 74931 2

This is the forth release in the collector's label program.

Finally a CD with outtakes from the Jungle Room Sessions in 1976.

Highly recommended!

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In A Private Moment - FTD Vol. 3
IN A PRIVATE MOMENT - BMG 74321 72666 2

This is the third release in the collector's label program.

Focusing on several home recorded songs and a kind of follow up to Elvis - The Home Recordings.

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Out In Hollywood - FTD Vol. 2 OUT IN HOLLYWOOD - BMG 74321 67677 2

This is the second release in the collector's label program.

Focusing on different movie songs recorded by Elvis.

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Burbank '68 - FTD Vol. 1 BURBANK '68 - BMG 74321 672299 2

This is the first release in the collector's label program.

Focusing on the "68 comeback special". Rehearsal and live performances.

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