Out now is the soundtrack of the movie that gave the fan's collector's label its name; "Follow That Dream".
The format for this movie re-release is exactly the same as the previous soundtrack releases on the FTD label, so nothing new here. Again we compliment Ernst and his team on the beautiful job they did on this package, especially the image on the back of the booklet and two snapshots inside, great pictures, although we doubt if one of the smaller snapshots is from this period. Elvis doesn't look as "chubby" as on the other pictures.
For those few not familiar with the previous releases, this is what you get:
1) 7” format cover (like a single or EP)
2) Original back and front cover
3) 3 panel Gatefold sleeve
4) 8 page booklet with photos and memorabilia
5) Original album with original album EQ
6) Additionally all previously released outtakes (if space permits)
7) Additionally previously unreleased outtakes (if available and space permits)
No discussion on the quality of movie sound tracks this time, that has been done too often. We'd like to say "to each his own" "and place them in the right - historic - perspective".
As for our personal taste, this soundtrack rates in the top half on our personal favorite movie soundtrack list. The album, or should we say EP, isn't too slow and the theme song "Follow That Dream" is funny and upbeat enough so you keep humming it a while. The same goes for other songs from the original EP like "What A Wonderful Life" and "I'm Not The Marrying Kind".
To have out-takes from these songs is a good reason to get this CD. All tracks were already available on "Keep Following That Dream". The other reason is the snippet (18 seconds) of "On Top Of Old Smokey" from which Elvis sings three lines.
One of our personal "favourite soundtracks" in the format we enjoy to collect. Getting these great packages we do wonder why not all FTD releases are released in this format.
Follow That Dream
What A Wonderful Life
I'm Not The Marrying Kind
A Whistling Tune
Angel (takes 1,2)
Follow That Dream (takes 1,2)
What A Wonderful Life (takes 2,1)
A Whistling Tune (takes 2,3)
Angel (take 4)
I'm Not The Marrying Kind (takes 2,3,4,6)
Follow That Dream (take 3)
Sound Advice (take 1)
Angel (take 5)
What A Wonderful Life (takes 3,4,5,6)
Angel (take 6)
Follow That Dream (take 4)
Angel (take 7)
Angel (vocal overdubs)
A Whistling Tune (take 4, stereo master without overdub)
On Top Of Old Smokey (0:18 Mono)