A Date With Elvis

By ElvisNews.com/ LexMar 12, 2017
A Date With Elvis

FTD just released another classic album, this time the 1959 release “A Date With Elvis” is targeted.

Design

The release has the common design for these series. Nice fold-out, with many picture. The booklet has extensive info and the pictures are mainly from his time in Germany.

Content

A well, what can I say. I like the original compilation. Who can’t like those tracks? The bonus songs are okay too. Is It So Strange that with the 4th version I am getting bored of this song. It isn’t one of his greatest, not bad at all… but so often in a row is too much for me.

There is a reason that The Homerecordings and In A Private Moment hardly ever hit my CD-player. Now I know again what the reason was. This stuff really hurts the ear, when listening for longer than 10 minutes. I made it to the zillionth version of I Asked The Lord and then I had to take a break. I couldn’t stand it anymore. I am afraid the break will last the remaining of my life. I have so much great Elvis-music. Why should I torture myself with this stuff?

Conclusion

Indeed a classic original album, but I’ll stick to that LP if I want to hear it as such. All the additions will not make me play this again probably. Still the package is nice and it fits on the shelf with the other release.

Tracklisting

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Yoshi (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2017report abuse
I remember when the news came out, that they found the home recorded tapes in Vernon's office. How excited we were. We were told that the sound is bad .. but we were still excited and pushed Ernst to put these recordings out. He had the courage to put some of them out officially. We were still excited and pushed him to release the rest. Now he did, with some tracks never heard before. On a collector's CD. What reason is there to blame him now?
Bob Finkel (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2017report abuse
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Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2017report abuse
Ordering off Shop Graceland for "A Date with Elvis" is a real challenge. First off, the FTD CD issue is not found underthe correct catagory Studio Recordings but Concert Recordings and next $29.98 for the actual FTD issue (typical) but shipping & handling $8.14 as listed as Priority Mail for a grand total of $38.12; come on guys, this is outlandish, for re-hashed recordings and a dubious at best, 2nd CD to suggest the price. Don't think so; me thinks I'll wait for a promo on shipping.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2017report abuse
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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2017report abuse
I ordered A Date With Elvis on 3-20-17. Shop Graceland shipped on 3-22-17. I received my order on 3-25-17. No problems. I've
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livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2017report abuse
Another option is to order from The Elvis Shop London. With shipping, the price is basically the same, if not a bit cheaper, than Shop Graceland. The downside is that sometimes shipping is pretty slow (overseas). By all accounts, though, they're a top-notch operation.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2017report abuse
Every time I go unto the Graceland Web Site it states "Pre-Order"; and I just recently sent them an inquiry as to when this CD was to be released and I get the usual lackluster reply aka we'll get back to you. Please?
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2017report abuse
In the US you can order it from shopgraceland.com. For some reason, it's listed under FTD concert recordings.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 5, 2017report abuse
Where in the States do I find this? I'd like to purchase it but where in the US? Anybody know?
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2017report abuse
Cruiser621, just consider disc 2 as a bonus fly-on-the-wall experience. After all, regardless of the inferior sound quality it's what was recorded while he was away in the military.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2017report abuse
I have the original album with the foldout photo montage. I'm now toying with getting it but the 2nd CD turns me off. We'll see.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2017report abuse
Yes it is a good thing FTD put this out!
jb4elvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2017report abuse
A very nice and creative album from FTD. It is a privilege to be able to have CD 2 with all of those rare and personal performances. The sound is what it is. From a historical perspective I am glad to be able to have this release. Thanks again to FTD.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 13, 2017report abuse
I love disc one. But disc two is another matter. Had to force myself to listen to the end. Definitely NOT ear candy. Painful.

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