December 2012 FTD Releases

“3000 SOUTH PARADISE ROAD” – 2CD
This 2 disc 7” 16-pages booklet release, takes a closer look at Elvis’ engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton in August of 1972. The main disc is from the dinner show on August 12, and the second disc is culled from the rehearsals on August 4th, the date of the opening of the engagement.
As with “48 HOURS TO MEMPHIS”, this release has been prepared by Robert Frieser and Hans Slebos, who once again has done a fabulous job of collecting information and materials for the project. There will be additional information in the next few weeks.
“3000 South Paradise Road” provides a unique experience of Elvis rehearsing, 6 hours before the opening night at the Las Vegas Hilton on August 4, 1972. As disc 2 is captured on a personal tape recorder, the sonic quality is below standards, but historical significance more than compensates for its audio limitations. Disc 1 is a soundboard recording.

THE SHOW
1) See See Rider 3:00 2) Proud Mary 2:42 3) Until It's Time For You To Go 2:31 4) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:00 5) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:34 6) Polk Salad Annie 4:00 7) What Now My Love 3:19 8) Fever 3:13 9) Love Me 2:14 10) Blue Suede Shoes 1:07 11) One Night 1:31 12) All Shook Up 1:01 13) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel 1:47 14) Heartbreak Hotel 1:44 15) Hound Dog 2:28 16) Love Me Tender 3:01 17) Suspicious Minds 4:38 18) Introductions 1:44 19) My Way 4:14 20) An American Trilogy 4:48 21) Can't Help Falling In Love 2:10
Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton August 12, 1972. Midnight show.

THE REHEARSAL
1) You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:08 2) Until It's Time For You To Go 4:19 3) You've Lost That Loving Feeling 4:28 4) Burning Love 4:13 5) What Now My Love (version 1) 3:25 6) What Now My Love (version 2) 4:37 7) My Babe 3:37 8) For The Good Times 3:20 9) True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 3:46 10) Fever 4:54 11) Blueberry Hill 1:46 12) Little Sister – incomplete 2:34 13) I’ll Remember You 4:00 14) An American Trilogy 4:40 15) Something 3:57 16) Faded Love 3:58 17) You Gave Me A Mountain 3:36 18) I’m Leavin’ 3:33 19) My Way (version 1) 5:38 20) My Way (version 2) 4:42
Recorded live on a cassette recorder at the Las Vegas Hilton August 4, 1972 rehearsal.

 

“BACK IN MEMPHIS” (2CD)
In our Classic Album series we dive into the 1969 sessions in Memphis with the release of “BACK IN MEMPHIS”, featuring “Suspicious Minds” as a bonus track.
“BACK IN MEMPHIS” – 2CD - FTD 115 (506020-975050)

DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
01) Inherit the Wind 3:00 02) This Is the Story 2:32 03) Stranger in My Own Home Town 4:27 04) A Little Bit of Green 3:26 05) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind 3:14 06) Do You Know Who I Am? 2:52 07) From a Jack To A King 2:28 08) The Fair’s Moving On 3:13 09) You’ll Think of Me 4:04 10) Without Love (There Is Nothing) 2:58
BONUS SONG
11) Suspicious Minds 4:24
FIRST TAKES
12) Inherit the Wind (take 1, rehearsal, take 4/M with v.o. #1) 4:15 13) A Little Bit of Green (take 1) 3:43 14) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (takes 1-3, 5) 6:35 15) Do You Know Who I Am? (take 1) 2:40 16) From a Jack to a King (takes 1-3) 3:13 17) You’ll Think of me (takes 1-6) 6:39 18) Without Love (There is Nothing) (take 1) 3:17 19) Suspicious Minds (takes 1-5) 8:33 20) Suspicious Minds (take 6)

DISC 2
REHEARSALS
01) Stranger in My Own Home Town (jam-take 1/M) 4:55 02) A Little Bit of Green (rehearsal) 4:27*
JANUARY OUTTAKES
03) You’ll Think of Me (take 8) 4:27 04) You’ll Think of me (take 14) 4:32 05) You’ll Think of Me (take 16) 4:32 06) A Little Bit of Green (takes 2, 3/M) 5:04 07) Inherit the Wind (take 3M with v.o. #2) 3:24 08) Without Love (There is Nothing) (takes 2-4) 4:01 09) Suspicious Minds (take 7) 3:53
FEBRUARY OUTTAKES
10) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (take 6/M) 3:57 11) Do You Know Who I Am? (take 4) 4:10
UNFINISHED MASTERS
12) This is the Story (takes 1-2/M) 3:27 13) You’ll Think of Me (take 23/M) 4:27 14) A Little Bit of Green (take 3/M with v.o. # 2) 3:57 15) From a Jack to a King (takes 4,5/M) 3:02** 16) Without Love (There is Nothing) (take 5/M) 2:55 17) Suspicious Minds (take 8/M) 4:06 18) And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (Take 6/M with v.o.) 3:32 19) Do You Know Who I Am? (take 7/M with v.o.) 3:18 20) The Fair’s Moving On (take 1/M with v.o.) 3:19

 

“G.I. BLUES” – SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC VINYL SET- FTD 302 (506020-975053-8)

Side 1 – The Companion Album 1. Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 4) (2:19) 2. What’s She Really Like (takes 12, 13) (3.00) 3. Frankfort Special (version 1, take 12) (2:16) 4. Wooden Heart (takes 2-4M) (3.49) 5. G. I. Blues (take 5) (2:41) 6. Tonight Is So Right For Love (instrumental) (2:14) (Barcarolle from “The Tales Of Hoffman” by Jacques Offenbach) 7. Tonight’s All Right For Love (alternative version, take1) (1:22) 8. Big Boots (medium tempo version) (1.00)

Side 2 – The Companion Album 1. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version 1, take 10) (2:36) 2. Shoppin’ Around (version 1, take 5) (2:16) 3. Big Boots (slow version, takes 2, 3) (2.25) 4. Didja’ Ever (take 1) (2:46) 5. Shoppin’ Around (instrumental, take 4) (1.43) 6. Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 1-3) (4.53) 7. Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 4-7) (2.19)

DMM Mastering by Abbey Road Studios. Side 3 – The Original Album 1. Tonight Is So Right For Love (2:13) 2. What’s She Really Like (2.18) 3. Frankfort Special (2:55) 4. Wooden Heart (2.03) 5. G. I. Blues (2:37) Bonus Tracks 6. Tonight Is So Right For Love (alternative version) (1:21) 7. G. I. Blues (take 1) (2:56) 8 .Wooden Heart (take 1) (2.01)

Side 4 – The Original Album 1 Pocketful Of Rainbows (2:35) 2 Shoppin’ Around (2:22) 3 Big Boots (1.31) 4 Didja’ Ever (2:37) 5 Blue Suede Shoes (2.07) 6 Doin’ The Best I Can (3.12) Bonus Track 7 Doin’ The Best I Can (takes 8, 9) (3.33)

 


3 New FTD Releases

On October 15, FTD will be releasing 2 new 7” 2-CD Classic Albums and one new vinyl album:
Released in 1976, FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD contained 10 tracks recorded at Elvis’ home Graceland. Now issued as part of Follow That Dream’s ‘classic album’ series, this 7” 2-CD version contains many outtakes and a 12-page booklet with historic info and memorabilia.

Originally released in the UK in 1974, this newly expanded edition of “HITS OF THE 70s”offers a superb overview of Elvis’ greatest songs in the ‘70s. While the album doesn’t feature any outtakes, it does have a substantially expanded track-listing that now features 24 A & B sides and bonus track “My Way.” The 12-page booklet features both UK and US sleeves, release/chart information and historic overview. This is its first official release on CD.

Following on from “That’s The Way It Is (special edition)”, FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the follow-up “ELVIS COUNTRY (special edition)”.

“FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD"
DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM
SIDE 1
01 Hurt Jimmie Crane/Al Jacobs 02 Never Again Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut 03 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Fred Rose 04 Danny Boy Frederic Weatherly 05 The Last Farewell Roger Whittaker/Ron Webster

SIDE 2
06 For The Heart Dennis Linde 07 Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall Larry Gatlin 08 Solitaire Neil Sedaka/Phil Cody 09 Love Coming Down Jerry Chesnut 10 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again Lonnie Donegan/Jimmy Curr

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: THE ALTERNATE ALBUM
11) Hurt – takes 1,2 12) Never Again – take 11 13) Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – take 4 14) Danny Boy – take 9 15) The Last Farewell – take 3 + ending of take 2 16 For The Heart – take 1 17) Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 6 18) Solitaire – take 3 19) Love Coming Down – take 3 20) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – takes 4,5

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS: THE ALTERNATE SINGLE
21) For The Heart – takes 3B, 4B, 5B 22) Hurt- composite of takes 4 & 3

DISC 2
SESSIONS: THE MAKING OF
1) For The Heart – takes 2,3A 2) Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – take 1 3) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – takes 1,3 4) Hurt – take 3 5) The Last Farewell – take 1 6) The Last Farewell – take 2 7) Never Again – takes 2,3 & 9 ) 8) For The Heart – take 4A 9) Danny Boy – takes 6,7 10) Danny Boy – take 8 11) Love Coming Down – take 4 12) Blue Eyes In The Rain – takes 1,2 13) Solitaire – takes 5,7 14) Hurt – takes 6,5 15) Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall – takes 3-5 16) For The Heart – take 5A 17) The Last Farewell – take 4, master rough mix 18) I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – master rough mix 19) Never Again –master remix 20) Danny Boy – master rough remix

Recorded February 2-7, 1976 at Elvis’ home Graceland, Memphis
Guitar: James Burton, Bill Sanford (“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”), John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge; Bass: Jerry Scheff, Norbert Putnam (“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”); Drums: Ronnie Tutt; Piano: Glen D. Hardin; Piano &
Electric Piano: David Briggs, Bobby Emmons (“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”); Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps
Overdubs: Guitar: Chip Young; Bass: Dennis Linde; Congas & Timpani: Farrell Morris; Moog Synthesizer: Shane Keister; Vocals: Wendellyn Suits, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton

A & R/Producer: Felton Jarvis
Executive producer: Elvis Presley
Director of engineering: Larry Schnapf
Recording engineers: Brian Christian, Tom Brown, Ron Olson, Al Pachucki and Tom Pick
Recording technician: Roy Shockley
Compilation produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and Roger Semon
Mastered by Jean-Marc Juilland & Vic Anesini
Compiled by Jean-Marc Juilland

 

ELVIS AS RECORDED LIVE IN LAKE CHARLES

Coming Soon
ELVIS AS RECORDED LIVE IN LAKE CHARLES - LOUISIANA - MAY 4, 1975 - EVENING SHOW
-Newly remastered
-38 tracks including the evening show from May 4, 1975 + 8 bonus tracks!
-Elvis sings "Jambalaya", "Johnny B. Goode", "Big Boss Man", "Fairytale", "My Boy", "Promised Land", "It's Midnight" and many others...

Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.
The evening show from May 4, 1975 was released on the "A Profile - The King On Stage" boxset (released in 1995) from the Fort Baxter label - Now available for the first time on a single disc!
Tracklisting:
1 Elvis talks 2 Jambalaya 3 Love Me 4 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 5 Love Me Tender 6 All Shook Up 7 Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 8 The Wonder Of You 9 Polk Salad Annie 10 Band Introductions (part 1) 11 What I’d Say featuring James Burton’s guitar solo 12 Ronnie Tutt’s drums solo 13 Jerry Scheff’s Blues solo 14 Glen Hardin’s piano solo 15 Band Introductions (part 2) 16 School Days 17 Johnny B. Goode 18 Steamroller Blues 19 T-R-O-U-B-L-E 20 I’ll Remember You 21 Why Me Lord? 22 Let Me Be There 23 An American Trilogy 24 Hound Dog 25 Elvis talks 26 Funny How Time Slips Away 27 Little Darlin’ 28 Can’t Help Falling In Love 29 Closing Vamp 30 Announcement

Bonus tracks - recorded live on tour:
31 Help Me 32 You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 33 Big Boss Man 34 It’s Midnight 35 Promised Land 36 Fairytale 37 Burning Love 38 My Boy

 

BOXCAR ENTERPRISES “ELVIS – ALOHA VIA SATELLITE”

Boxcar Enterprises in association with JAT Publishing will release a 40th Year Anniversary special book, in celebration of Elvis’ iconic ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ titled, “Elvis – Aloha via Satellite” in February 2013.

This massive most comprehensive 450 page volume is packaged and housed the same as Boxcar’s previous outing of “Elvis Presley’s Graceland through the Years” released earlier this year.

The text book comprises of hundreds upon hundreds of photographs many of which have never before been seen. Also collected here exclusively are scores of historical memorabilia and the Colonels original internal documents and scripts. This is intended to create a time-travel experience of sorts documenting the most groundbreaking event in the annals of television history.

On January 14th 1973 “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite” was the first live concert to be televised live with a global viewing audience of 1.5 Billion. An audience larger than man's first landing on the moon! From the ‘making of’ to the show itself, the reader enjoys reliving the magic of this extraordinary event and is sufficiently reminded that 1,500,000,000 Elvis fans can't be wrong!

 

Hampton on Tour & Bicentennial '76

Gravel road Music doesn’t want to end the year without bringing you one really great release. Two Hampton concerts in stunning sound. The “Bicentennial ’76” will raise a few questions for the critics as Elvis sounds way better now with a mastering job done properly… The second disc is a great re-mastering of the famous Hampton ’72 concert, which blows all previous releases of this show out of the water – Great sound, fantastic dynamics and Elvis in amazing voice. A real treat. We gratefully used original transfers from these concerts. Now you can hear many details and nuances not heard previously, and both recordings sounds more vibrant and spatial than before.

Star-Spangled Spectacular Bicentennial’76
This Special limited 2 CD set edition includes two spectacular Hampton concerts.

The first disc contains the legendary 1976 Hampton Bicentennial concert!
The second disc contains the famous 1972 Hampton On Tour Concert!
It comes in a wonderful deluxe digi-pack with booklet, extensive liner notes & photos.
You may have heard this before, but never in this quality.
August 1- 1976 (2:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum
It was a special year for America. The Bicentennial Year, the two-hundredth anniversary of this great nation. Any American with patriotism wanted to show it in some way. Elvis wanted to spread a positive message about
this country throughout this special year, and so he decided to add ‘America The Beautiful’ to his set list.

The mastering ..
As Forest George writes in his assessment of this show: There is nothing more exciting to me than finding a (re-mastered) soundboard of an Elvis Presley concert. Audience recordings are fine, but sometimes you just want to hear the entire band and Elvis rock & roll’

This is so true, but… the concert has never been restored and re-mastered. UNTIL NOW!

August 1- 1976 (2:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum

2001 Theme / C. C. Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / You Gave Me A Mountain / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don’t Be Cruel / And I Love You So / Jailhouse Rock / Fever / America The Beautiful / Return To Sender / Band Introductions / Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson ) / What’d I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) / Battle Of New Orleans ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt (+ reprise) / Hound Dog - Good Golly Miss Molly (excerpt) / Funny How Time Slips Away / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. April 9 - 1 1972 (8:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum We have added a very special extra concert to this Star-Spangled Spectacular Bicentennial ‘76 release: Elvis’ remarkable Hampton Roads concert as filmed for “Elvis On Tour” (April 1972). You may have heard this before, but never in this quality. The results are amazing: One of Elvis’ finest shows ever, and now with an ooommpphh that almost places you in the center of all the action. Thanks to the audio improvements, you can hear many details and nuances not heard previously, and the recording now sounds more dynamic and spatial than before.

April 9, 1972 (8:30 pm). Hampton VA. Hampton Coliseum

Also Sprach Zarathustra /. C. C. Rider /. Until It's Time For You To Go /. Polk Salad Annie /. Love Me /. All Shook Up / Teddy Bear (with 2 false starts)/Don't Be Cruel / Are You Lonesome Tonight? /. I Can't Stop Loving You / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Suspicious Minds / For The Good Times / Band Introductions / An American Trilogy / Love Me Tender / A Big Hunk Of Love / How Great Thou Art / Sweet Sweet Spirit (The Stamps) / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp/Announcements

 

ELVIS BICENTENNIAL

MDVD - 2006 - codefree
Memory Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 60 min.
Production Company: Memory records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD comes from the Memory Records label. They give us 2 concerts from 1976. The first you will see is the incomplete show from Charlotte, march 20 and contains 15 tracks. The second incomplete show is from Chicago, october 15 and contains 13 tracks. All the footage comes from a 8 MM source and is overdubbed with soundboard audio

 

ROCK & ROLL ELVIS IN THE MOVIES

WLR 1001 - 2006 - codefree
Wonderland Records

Studio:Rosebud Studios
Total Run Time: 204 min.
Production Company: Wonderland Records
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes 4:3
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD is a straight copy from the "Time Warp" DVD on the Memory Records label. So nothing new on this one, but it comes in a nice package and that's all

 

ROCK & ROLL ELVIS IN THE MOVIES

Pin Up Prod. - 2006 - codefree
PIN UP Productions

Studio:?????
Total Run Time: 115 min.
Production Company: PIN UP Productions
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color & B/W
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD is the first DVD from the PIN UP Prod. label. They show us the tracks from the 50's movies plus the movietrailers and they go to the beginning of the 60 with moviesongs and movietrailers. As a bonus there is the Blue Hawaii and the Roustabout trailer. Very well done.

 

THE WAY IT REALLY WAS

2006 - codefree
72 Entertainment

Studio:72 Entertainment
Total Run Time: 11 hrs. 50 min..
Production Company: 72 Entertainment
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: yes
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

A fantastic 2 DVD set housed in a great looking cardboard/slipcase. The 2 dvds are seperataly packed in 2 digipacks with stunning artwork. For the first time on DVD the complete and uncut video outtakes to the movie "That's the way it is". There is a audio bonus from Las Vegas, Aug.11 1970 from the midnight show and from Las Vegas, january 28, 1971. And we get a videobonus from 8 MM footage from Birningham, AL, December 29, 1976 and from Chicago, IL. October 14, 1976. The TTWII footage is from the following dates: July 14, 15, 29, 1970 (rehearsal) - August 4 & 7, 1970 (rehearsal) - August 10, 1970 (opening night) - August 11, 1970 (dinner/midnight show) - August 12, 1970 (dinner/midnight show) - August 13, 1970 (dinner show) - August 14, 1970 (midnight show) - August 15, 1970 (midnight show).

 

ON STAGE WITH ELVIS

2005 - codefree
Dawn Distribution

Studio:DAWN home entertainment
Total Run Time: 125 min.
Production Company: Dawn Distribution
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

The second 2 DVDset from Dawn distribution. Cover looks stunning and promising. Picture and soundquality is ok. Disc 1 has the incomplete dinner show from Aug. 12 1970. Disc 2 has the incomplete midnight show from Aug. 12 1970. Backside and both the DVDS have the praise "Promo - not for sale". Overall it's a nice DVD set but the green screens and the beeps are still there.

 

ELVIS THAT'S THE WAY IT IS SESSIONS

2005 - NTSC - codefree
MS-007-2005

Studio:Memphis Sound Studios
Total Run Time: 4 hours.
Production Company:Memphis Sound Rec.
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

Also the Memphis Sound Records from Chile brings us the That's the way it is outtakes. Picture and soundquality is pretty good, the praise "PROP. TURN. ENT." is out of the footage, also the counter is not there. The tracklisting runs from the rehearsal through the live concert footage. At the end is a part of concert footage without sound

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

2005 - codefree

Studio: DAWN home entertainment
Total Run Time: 123 min.
Production Company: Dawn Distribution
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

And here we have the second import DVD from the DAWN Distribution people. This time it is a double DVD with more then 2 hours of TTWII material. Disc one have the rehearsal footage, disc 2 has the live footage. The quality on this DVDset is much better then there first DVD from the On Tour footage.

 

THAT'S LIVE

Digipack - 2004 - codefree
0658125113

Studio:?????
Total Run Time: 94 min.
Production Company:?????
DVD Encoding: Regionfree
Color: color and Black/White
Widescreen Letterboxed: no
Full Screen (Standard): yes
Layers: yes
Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Available Subtitles: no
Theatrical trailers: no

This DVD is the first real import DVD. It contains the same footage that is on the That's Live REPRINT DVD