50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong Classic Albums Reissue

Due for release on the Follow That Dream label in the Classic Album series is "50,000,000 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong". The releasedate is April 1, 2007. "50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong" continues Follow That Dream Records' series of reissues of classic Elvis albums that are no longer part of the RCA Records mainstream Elvis catalog. These reissues feature original album cover art and great additional recordings not included on the original release. The reissue of 50,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2) is expanded into a 2-disc set. Follow That Dream Records chose to include the entire June 10, 1958 sessions to give you the experience of following Elvis through a whole night of sessions. (Unfortunately, session tapes of the other recordings on this set were destroyed many years ago.) Three Elvis interview recordings are also included. DISC 1 Lp Masters: 1. I Need Your Love Tonight 2.04 (Sid Wayne/Bix Reichner) 2. Don’t 2.43 (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) 3. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 2.13 (Bert Carroll/Russell Moody) 4. My Wish Came True 2.33 (Ivory Joe Hunter) 5. I Got Stung 1.49 (Aaron Schroeder/David Hill) 6. One Night 2:32 (Bartholomew/King) 7. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Splice 3/4) 2.12 (Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche) 8. I Beg Of You 1:53 (Rosemarie Mccoy/Kelly Owens) 9. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I 2.36 (Bill Trader) 10. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Splice 40/39 – Lp Version) 1.54 (Clyde Otis/Willie Dixon) Bonus Masters: 11. Your Cheatin’ Heart 2.24 (Hank Williams) 12. Ain’t That Loving You Baby 2.22 (Clyde Otis/Ivory Joe Hunter) 13. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Splice 47/40/48 - Original Single Master) 1.54 (Clyde Otis/Willie Dixon) February ‘58 Session: 14. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Undubbed 2.13 15. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Alternate Take 9) 2.24 16. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 39) 1.54 17. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 40) 1.57 18. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 47) 1.55 19. Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Take 48) 1.54 June ‘58 Sessions: 20. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 1, Pb) 21. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 2, Pb) 22. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 3, Pb) 23. A Big Hunk O’ Love (Take 4, Pb) 24. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 1, Fs) 25. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 2, Fs) 26. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 3, Pb) 27. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 4, Fs) 28. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 5, Pb) 29. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 6, Fs) 30. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 7, Fs) 31. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 8, Pb) 32. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Take 9, M) 33. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 1, Pb) 34. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 2, Lfs) 35. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 3, Fs) 36. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 4, M) 37. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 5, Fs) 38. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 6, Lfs) 39. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 7, Lfs) 40. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 8, Lfs) 41. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 9, Lfs) 42. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 10, Lfs) 43. Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Take 11, Lfs) Disc 2 June ’58 Sessions: 1. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 1, Lfs, Starts With Part Of Demo) 2. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 2, Fs) 3. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 3, Fs) 4. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 4, Pb) 5. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 5, Pb) 6. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 6, Incomplete) 7. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 7, Pb) 8. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 8, Incomplete) 9. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 9, Pb) 10. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 10a, Pb) 11. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 10b, Incomplete) 12. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 11, Lfs) 13. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 12, Fs) 14. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 13, Pb) 15. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 14, Pb) 16. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 15, Pb) 17. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 16, Lfs) 18. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 17, Fs) 19. I Need Your Love Tonight (Take 18, M) 20. I Got Stung (Take 1, Lfs) 21. I Got Stung (Take 2, Fs) 22. I Got Stung (Take 3, Lfs) 23. I Got Stung (Take 4, Fs) 24. I Got Stung (Take 5, Fs) 25. I Got Stung (Take 6, Fs) 26. I Got Stung (Take 7, Fs) 27. I Got Stung (Take 8, Pb) 28. I Got Stung (Take 9, Fs) 29. I Got Stung (Take 10, Pb) 30. I Got Stung (Take 11, Pb) 31. I Got Stung (Take 12, Pb) 32. I Got Stung (Take 13 Fs, Fs) 33. I Got Stung (Take 14, Pb) 34. I Got Stung (Take 15, Lfs) 35. I Got Stung (Take 16, Pb) 36. I Got Stung (Take 17, Fs) 37. I Got Stung (Take 18, Lfs) 38. I Got Stung (Take 20, Pb) 39. I Got Stung (Take 21, Fs) 40. I Got Stung (Take 22, Pb) 41. I Got Stung (Take 23, Lfs) 42. I Got Stung (Take 24, M) Elvis Sails Ep: 43. Press Interview With Elvis Presley (At Brooklyn Army Terminal) 5:26 44. Elvis Presley’s Newsreel Interview 2:20 45. Pat Hernon Interviews Elvis (In The Library Of The U.S.S. Randall At Sailing) 2:15
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Feb 21, 2007 

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ranskal (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 2, 2007report abuse
I think this will be a great release because of the material and the completeness of it. Some people like the outtakes and other don't...to each his own. I am a completist and I want all of the material. It is amazing to me to hear Elvis and the band work through a song...this is history! The FTD label was put together for the collectors of rarities, and this is what we are getting with all of the outtakes. I have these on bootlegs too, but the quality here should be outstanding (you would think). I just hope there isn't fade outs after each take like the Little Sister material that was released. I like to hear the banter in between takes and the count-ins to the songs, whether it is drum clicks, claps, or voices. I am looking forward to this one!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2007report abuse
It says FTD chose the June 10th recording sessions to be included here. I Beg Of You was recorded in 1957 along with One Night I believe. I think they wanted to represent this session on the CD for a comprehensive feel, you know same musicians, atmosphere, etc. Just a guess on my part.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2007report abuse
Good point about the "I Beg Of You" outakes not being included. Probably there wasn't room & hopefully we'll get them at some later date. Either way what we do have here, & in the best quality, will make it one great album to listen to!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2007report abuse
Greg without suggestions and feedback we wouldnt get anywere, and why should only certain material be deemed good enough to get the sound right? do i get the others cheaper? havnt yet, he made had did work on the let yourself go disc, i played it once and havnt since,although sun ,50's albums and 68 may be among his most cherished work by some for its not, i am a 70's fan , 70 -73 is my fav, so yes i think that great sound should be on all ftd's,as for the classic series, i just dont like the series as u know, and the fact that ive had hard time getting cops that were not damaged(very easy to get damaged) its turned me off even more,but as you will notise my remarks are done in a easy going way,im glad to have ftd,i have every one released to this date,but the books and constant classic albums may change that!
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2007report abuse
As stated elsewhere, it's hard to keep up with these releases, but then if you're not a total Elvis fanatic, you're not going to want to hear all his work anyway. But I even wonder about that. In the late '90s, when I got back into Elvis fandom, I stumbled upon the "Platininum" boxset and, like a novice, was angry that RCA was still pawing off the same hits - along with phony "new" songs, i.e. "outtakes," or, as they called them, "alternates."

Later, I came to realize how nearly all of the unused takes were full of slightly different and brilliant "new" Elvis music, if you could stand the occasional flub. "Collector's Gold," "T/T/F" and "Close-Up" and others have done wonders mining such outtakes. As for the session-style, take-by-take approach, again this is for true *fanatics*, and even then, you'll probably not sit down with it often. I have found I can only sit through one song at a time , as it's really some ten minutes or more in some cases until he got it right.

But I've also loaded all my Elvis masters and outtakes into my computer at work and have them on "shuffle" and in that way, such duplicate songs turn up in a fresh, random setting that puts SIRIUS to shame. :

This is truly classic album and I'm pleased to see come out. As for Kevan Budd "just" doing '50s work, he in fact recently did "Let Yourself Go!- The Making of the '68 Comeback Special" on FTD, so why all the complaining, Mature? Maybe he's big on chronology, or more likely, spotlighting what he finds most important. Can anyone deny that the '50s and '68 remain a career hightlights? I would be happy to see Mr. Budd tackle some '60s work, though. "No Room to Rhumble," indeed.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
One think i do agree with is in regard to the bootlegs,i myself have gotten tired of trying to keep up with them,and then seeing 2 differt labels put out the same material,at least when i order ftd, i know what artwork i do get it original and not copys ,same with the cd's, too many shady people out there, ready to take your money and give youl ittle in return!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
Oppions NOT complaints,may i ask also why kevan does the 50's stuff,and doesnt do the rest of the ftd's? because on some releases it really shows,why make some releases great(50S) and the rest not as great?
genedin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
i for one will proabably listen to the session once or twice unless its really exciting which i hope it is. gives me a sense of being there. as far as completist go, like me, i welcome it. i too would love many more things but you have to realize if you havent yet, our man is not making new music so stop complaining and enjoy the stuff we get over 30 years since he has gone,lol
genedin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
where are the outakes of "i beg of you" as given to us on essential elvis vol.2?
thekingisalive (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
Kevan Budd has done the remastering on these tracks. He masters all the ’50s stuff on FTD. The sound is amazing. Who cares about the bootlegs? Give me a break.
Marten (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
Jerry, I meant in 1959. But maybe you did as well ... I think it's funny that single was omitted in 1959 since the first Golden Records included Teddy Bear and Loving You which was on the Loving You soundtrack LP the year before.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
Fly-Trouble: Great sonngs? Yes!! Great sound? That remains to be heard. Depends on the mastering. Hope it wasn't Lene R. Marten: I suspect they didn't include the Hard Headed Woman/Don't Ask Me Why single because it belongs with the King Creole sessions. I suspect we'll get some sort of upgrade of those sessions in the future.
FLY-TROUBLE! (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
This new FTD will be great!!! Great songs in great sound quality and in great package! Wake up! No room for complaints!
Marten (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
I think this is a great release. And one of Elvis best albums too, although I wonder why they didn't include the Hard Headed Woman/Don't Ask Me Why single in 1959 to make the album a little longer. The June 58 session has always been a favourite. Concerning The Beatles, they werent really live performers, at least not after 1966. So it's not really a pleasure to listen to Beatles outtakes, in my opinion, save for a few demos.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
I'm surprised to read these comments about Elvis wanting or not the outtakes be released. Honestly, I don't care! Elvis sold his songs to RCA in a ridiculous deal, and I don't think he cared that much about the songs he recorded. It's a pity, but it's reality. Beside this, releasing outtakes, false starts and so on is the purpose of the FTD serie. So, if you don't want them, the best way is to end the FTD stuff. Elvis is dead for God's sake, and outtakes is all we have to keep him live in our heart ! We have here a real piece of History. Among the best songs ever recorded ("I need your love tonight" is my favorite for almost 50 years !) in the R'N'R music, with the best singer and the best musicians ever reunited in a studio !
artfromtex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
nine takes of (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I? sweet. one of my faves.
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
I'm happy with this release. I've been hoping for a good compile of the '58 recordings for a long time. As for the endless takes of the same song, one has to remember that these 2-disc "classic album" releases are the same price as the standard single-disc FTD's. The FTD "Loving You" is a great release even though I've only listened to the second disc once.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2007report abuse
My point was that the idea of releasing outtakes & "false starts" of Elvis in the studio began in Elvis' lifetime. I knew as I typed the comment "and Elvis made money from them", there would be reaction. Whether or not Elvis actually made money on them or not is neither here nor there. Regardless of whoever got the money, the Legendary Performer series was popular enough to have a Volume 2, 3 and 4. John4126, you may be right about Elvis not having a clue to what was released during that period. I sure can't say. I agree with you about the original "Burning Love" on a budget album. How Elvis, the Coloniel, & RCA allowed that to happen is beyond me. But regardless, I personally think that the June 1958 session released in sequence, take after take is great. As a collector, I like having the option of buying them this way. So hats off to FTD. The "95% outtakes" here are not nonsense. This pure unbridled rock n roll in the making by a group of guys that knew how to rock & were having fun in the studio while making great music. Again excellant release!!!
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
To clarify my last point - he made no money from the legandary performer vols 1 and 2
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
This sounds like a great release and i am looking forward to it. Dixieland rock - I dont think Elvis had a clue about a lot of the releases particularly in the 70's - if he had i am sure you would have not seen the likes of Burning Love and Hits from his movies LP! Or Always on my mind and Separate ways buried on crappy camden releases. And i dont think he made any money from them as Parker had sold his back catalogue to RCA for peanuts!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
coll - Beatles outtakes exist. There are some on the Anthology sets, there are many on diff bootlegs, so they are certainly there that can be released officially. I heard Paul or Yoko was holding them back from official release. But whatever, I understand fans want it all. I like alt takes when a song is done differently, vocally or instrumentally. To sit thru 20 false starts of even a classic more than one time is hard for me and I dont see this done with any other artist. To each his own.
MarkE (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
i must point out, that being a collector of Beatles and Jimi hendrix, they already have released a few outtakes, the Beatles with the 3 double disc Anthology albums, and Hendrix with the long purple box called The Jimi hendrix Experience. basically Its great to hear outtakes, even if you only listen to them once, and like EJF stated earlier, its just the feeling of pride and appreciation for owning all the outtakes! i cant wait for this to be released properly!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
I still have the loving you ftd sealed,i like outtakes on a single cd and not 20 in a row of one song, and only certain sessions do i care to have even that way!
coll (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Steve I disagree. I love the Beatles too and I would love to hear their outtakes, but do you know what, very few exist! From the Beatles onwards, recording music changed. Where Elvis sang every song live with the band until he got one he liked, the Beatles introduced true studio recording by creating an instrumental, overdubbing it with effects, and adding the vocal, often over days. So we can count ourselves lucky to have all this stuff on Elvis, it's becasue he was from an era of "old-fashioned" recording methods. And I would certainlynot buy Elvis burping the phone book. The discussion here is on live outtakes of some of the greatest rock'n'roll songs ever cut.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
I guess EJF summed it up pretty well. Thats why FTD does it folks. As I said before, and was roundly booed upon, there are fans that would buy a CD of Elvis burping the phone book. As for The Legendary Performer LP issue, that came out at a time when outtakes were a real rarity and RCA was sitting on some real gems. You cannot compare that release to a CD that has 40 takes of Loving You (I sold that CD by the way). And I'm sure Elvis prob had nothing to do with the decision of releasing the Legendary series since RCA was doing it on all their artists back then. I'm sure the Colonel/RCA liked the idea cause they didnt have to get Elvis in the studio and it was easy money to be made. As for The Beatles outtakes, dont you think they are not out because Paul & Ringo are still around and dont want their lesser tracks to be heard?
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
what happened to the missing takes of doncha think its time and wear my ring? a complete session is agood idear been waiting along time but i would like a un cut session start to finish may be the memphis ones from 73 but this will do for now. dont understand the elvis sails bit thou ?wrong lp for me to put it on should have been done stand alone eg elvis sails with personal takes from 58/59 ect. also when the legendary performance lps came out elvis had sold his rights he couldnt have stopped them even if he wanted too.
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Ever since I became an Elvis fan way back in 1960 (OK, so now you know I am over 21!) my prime aim in life was to collect every burp, bleep and fart Elvis committed to tape. I'm pretty sure I would not have achieved this aim by the time I Walk Dem Golden Stairs to meet my idol in that Mansion On The Hill but boy, was it fun! You may call me a nut or a fanatic but I do not regret every single cent spent in all these years on buying records, tapes and CDs trying to own EVERYTHING Elvis recorded and that of course includes all available takes of each song. True, I may not listen to them in their entirety but just having them in my collection gives me a sense of satisfaction and pride. Isn't that what every collector, be it of stamps, postcards, beer mats, guns, keychains etc etc does? So do keep them coming Ernst. I still have all 30 outtakes of "Hound Dog" and 27 of "Don't Be Cruel" missing from my collection - and time is running out for me!
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
I agree Dixeland, but it´s absurd now, dont you think?! "Legendary performer" was made with love, and that came across. One can surely find forgotten pearls and make something creative out of it. But dont mix that with nonsens. Cause that´s what 95% of the outtakes are,- nonsens.
thenexte (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
I take complete Elvis session outtakes over an Elvis rubber duck any time of the day! As you stated it's all about Elvis' legacy, which is after all his music. If you think a rubber duck or table lamp serves him better, go for it! P.S.: Do you have any idea how many hours of Beatles outtakes are out there and are being craved by the fans? A Beatles collector's label will be a matter of time (EMI is in serious trouble anyways). There is a reason these artists keep fascinating new generations over and over again, they created a lasting legacy...
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Jesper, on your comment about "Elvis himself would not have liked those versions being release". I respectfully disagree with you there. Remember "A Legendary Performer Volume 1 & 2" were both released in Elvis' lifetime and was full of outtakes, some false starts and alernate takes. Obviously Elvis didn't mind those outtakes released for the fact that "A Legendary Performer Volume 2" was released. The alternate take of "I Love You Because" & the false starts of "Such A Night" was great to hear when released and Elvis made money from them. I think this release is great. In some cases I like the outtakes better than the masters. A great example is take 10 of "I Got Stung" & take 4 of "A Big Hunk of Love". Those are fine performances. Again I think it's great that we can now have an official release of these songs in correct sequence take after take in one collection. Again great work FTD.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
I´m once again along the view of Mature and Steve here.. but then again I´m not an outtake fan myself. Seem pointless and a of huge lack of creative ideas to release material an artist threw in the garbage can in the first place. Different versions ok, but false starts etc? I can promise you100% that Elvis himself would not have liked those versions being released. And no, I did not know Elvis personally Lex, but I know a great deal about the artists view, especially when the artist/band has put huge amount of effort to get a perfect master version down on tape. FTD is not always a celebration to Elvis, and his music. It´s sometimes a perfect example on milking everything out on a dead superstar. Some may say -"well nobody will know about this since it´s a small fan based label etc. Problem is that since the same guys also are responsible for BMG releases, they are confusing buyers, radio etc because they´ve lost track themselves of the accurate and best sounding versions themselves. And think about it, why dont the other labels that have Beatles, Hendrix, Sinatra, Lennon Marley, release their garbage versions?? -Respect I believe. In my mind this is worse than the "ducks, "dolls, impersonators bla bla since this is about the most important part of Elvis´ legacy, -the music.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
I'm happy to see some members of the gang here love Hank Garland as much as I love him. ;-) His car crash was a tragedy, for him of course, and for the music we love. I've never heard a guitar player as good as he was. Panda and Jerry... here also, the original LP (I own it, bought in 1961) had only 10 songs (the ten first in the list above). I think it was the same in any country.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Release the outtakes on a regular digi pack release and include a booklet,glad many of you love these classic series,and i agree about sitting through take after take of the same song,who does that?
coll (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Tony & Paul -yes as a guitarist myself I think Hank Garland rarely gets the recognition he deserves. Really a great player. Kilburn Tony - if you are in Kilburn, London, we're neighbours!
asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Imho, this is one of the most classic Elvis albums (since Elvis mainly had his success with singles and EPs) and one of my alltime favourites. Love the concept, love the cover (classic again!!!) and of course the fabolous songs. These FTD news are just GREAT ... thanks Ernst & Co!!!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Steve V: I agree with the points you raise. As you say say it's perhaps not "essential." Still, I'm glad it's being released in this form. Do you or anyone know who did the mastering?? If it's Kevan Budd or Sebastain J., great!! If it's Lene R., Ouch!!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Mixed emotions here. Probably my favorite Elvis rockin period was 1958. All the songs are just great rock n roll and the original album was a true classic. But exactly what are we getting new here? The countless outtakes have been around for years on great sounding bootlegs & several official RCA releases. Is anyone really gonna play all the back to back outtakes of I Got Stung & others more than once? I look at this as a fine release but not toally essential for the price.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Panda: I can't speak to foreign versions of this LP, but the original U.S LP version contained ONLY the first 10 tracks listed.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
This is my favorite volume in the Gold Records series. I'm glad it's being released because I don't have these on countless bootlegs. Also, all my experiences with eBay have been horrendous. I stay away from them. Honestly, I'll probably only play the first 15 tracks a lot. I'm not much for countless takes of a song one after the other. Glad to see that that the cd includes BOTH the original LP version and single master of "Doncha' Think It's Time." I perfer the LP version. Also, glad for the inclusion of the "Elvis Sails" EP material.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Wow, what a release! The complete session idea is a good one, I would rather this patern were followed than odd takes mixed up although some people find the chronological layout boring. The songs mentioned as being missing from the release were only ever on overseas releases and re-issues where the running time was bumped up. The original US LP release was very short. Regarding Hank Garland, I too think that he was the best guitarist that ever worked with Elvis. I love Scotty's and James' work, but I Hank's playing overtook theirs. On the day he died, the first thing I did when I got home was to play "Little Sister" at full blast.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Panda, this is for collectors... you can buy the original elsewhere.
panda (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
The original album has got fourteen tracks on it including king creol one night santa bring my baby back to me why do we need so many outtakes of i got stung and a fool such as i where as they could add the other tracks on the original album
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Coll... thanks to mention Hank Garland, the greatest guitar player who played with Elvis. Those sessions are real gems! The best of the best, like "Elvis is back". Now, I hope the sound will be perfect.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Santa, FTD can't keep bootlegs in mind all the time... obviously they did in the past, but they are running out of material. At least they are releasing something listenable this time!
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Hm, good you are all so glad with this CD. I'm looking forward to it, too. But to be honest..this is another FTD I could live without. I got all the takes on countless bootlegs. As I said: I think this is a great CD but I can't understand why everybody is so extatic about this material. You can buy most of the takes for 10 $ on Ebay every day. Where is my "Raised On Rock" session?
Colonel (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Great ! This sounds interesting. But on my copy of this album, there's "Santa bring my baby back", which is missing here (not that I need that one)
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
To have those sessions complete and in perfect sound is just brilliant. On top of that, one of the best Elvis albums ever. Thanks FTD, brilliant!
coll (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Fantastic! Can't wait! This to me is the best Elvis album ever, from the iconic cover to the tracks. The '59 tracks have a rocking feel that few others have, Elvis was loose and Hank Garland's guitar perfect. I believe the Colonel thought they were too "noisy", hence Elvis never quite sounded like this again.
MarkE (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
this is possibly the greatest ftd classic album :-D i cant wait
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Great News! What a spring we Elvis fans will have.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
This is awesome! One of my favorite Presley recording sessions together in sequence every take back to back. Excellant work FTD!!!!! "Ain't That Loving You Baby" is on my short list of great Presley recordings. Definitely one fine collection.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2007report abuse
Fantastic news ! One of the best Elvis record ever ! I've discovered Elvis music in 1959 with an EP coming from this LP (I need your love tonight, I got stung, One night, Fool such as I). Elvis at his best. This record changed my life. I can't wait for this FTD.

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