Cover Art Rocking Across Texas

Here is the cover art of the upcoming Follow That Dream book CD release "Rocking Across Texas", by Stanley Oberst. Not all sites seem certain this is the definitive cover art, but Ernst Jorgensen confirmed the design to us. The book features new stories, updated old stories and some especially rare photographs. Accompanying the book will be two Elvis concert "soundboard" recordings : the June 19, 1974 show in Amarillo, Texas and the July 3, 1976 show in Fort Worth, Texas. There’s also a short, previously unreleased 1960 interview recording with Elvis and his manager Colonel Tom Parker. This book is due for release on April 1, along with "Big Boss Man" and a 2 CD version of "Elvis is Back!"
Source: Elvis Australia / Updated: Feb 20, 2005 
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Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
I think the cover is a good choice as the book will cover the 1950's more than the 1970's. As we know, Elvis performed many more shows in Texas at the start of his career than at the end, but I think the content of the CD's have made people assume that this item would be "seventies product" which made the cover photo rather a surprise. Unfortunately, all the recordings from Texas in the fifties known to exist have already been released. I am referring to the two tracks recorded at the Lubbock radio station and the Houston live broadcast. I'm looking forward to this package greatly.
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
It does not bother me about the cover art.Everybody knows whats on the cd so how can it be misleading ?
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
If it's books you're after, both the FTD ones have been great so far. ANYTHING with Ger Rijff's name on is great. The same applies to Joe Tunzi's books. Also the new "A date with Elvis" book is a stonker. Sadly, if you don't buy these titles soon after they are released, you will have a job getting them and will end up paying a premium price for them.
volvo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
There are so many books and DVDs for sale, I don't know which ones to buy and which ones are rubbish! I liked the Peter Guralnick books and I am considering buying "Elvis, By The Presleys", but have bought very little else as I don't want to waste my money. Does anyone have any reviews or suggestions from personal experience?
efan4ever (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
elvis is the man 50's 60's and 70's
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
I think a good shot from one of the shows that we get on Cd would be the best. Is the contens really text from the 50´s and also photos from the 50´s ? I wonder some times.
Anyway, the price of it is o.k. TCB.
Randall (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
I am a little confused like everyone else I guess. I was hoping a 70's photo for the cover . It sorta makes sense when the 2 soundboards are from the 70's. More detals about this book would help. FTD really needs to stop procrastinating and get their website done, then we would have an official site for ALL the news regarding their releases. C'mon Ernst! Let's do it! TCB
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
Old Shep, although I agree with you on a lot of 70s-performances, I think you are too harsh now. Not everything was bad, at least until 1975 he did pretty many very good shows.

As far as I know this book will cover both 50s and 70s, so the picture is fitting.
jeremytcb (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
The cover shot should be from the 70's. Sure, some of the book will cover the 50's, but both of the CDs are of 70's shows. By the way Old Shep, Elvis' summer of '74 shows are hardly rubbish.
CapiTrueno (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
I think the cover is cool
thekingisalive (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
Old Shep, how do you know it's misleading? Have you read the book? Elvis performed in Texas in the '50s too, you know. Glennd, why can't it be the right cover?
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
I hope this is not the cover for a start it is misleading! How on earth can a photo from the 50's when Elvis was young and "vital" Go with the tired old rubbish the man continually churned out in concert after concert in the 70's?
Aarons (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
I'm not sure about buying this book.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
Great rockin' shot of our man!
asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
Horrible... nothing but horrible... :-(
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2005report abuse
This can´t be the right cover ?!? TCB.

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