Details The American Way 3

Here is the cover of the third volume in "The American Way" series featuring Elvis' legendary sessions from January - February 1969 at the American Sound studio in Memphis. The subtitle of this volume, due for release April 2007, is "Movin’ And Groovin’". Track listing: 01 If I'm A Fool - takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + false start + "Am I That Easy To Forget" one line + long false start) 02 If I'm A Fool - take 3 (complete take) 03 If I'm A Fool - takes 4, 5, 6 (long false start + false start + long false start) 04 If I'm A Fool - takes 7, 8 (2x false start) 05 Long Black Limousine - takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + false start + long false start) 06 Long Black Limousine - takes 3-5 (3x false start) 07 Long Black Limousine - takes 6-8 (complete take + 2x false start) 08 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - take 1 (long false start with edited intro + "Only The Lonely" one line) 09 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - take 2 (complete take + false start) 10 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' - take 3 (complete master take) 11 Any Day Now - take 1 (false start + long false start + rehearsal) 12 Any Day Now - take 2 (complete take + rehearsal) 13 Any Day Now - take 3 (6x false start + long false start) 14 Any Day Now - take 4 (7x false start + long false start + workpart) 15 Any Day Now - take 5 (2x false start + long false start) 16 Any Day Now - take 6 (unrepaired master take with edited intro) 17 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - takes 1, 2 (rehearsal + false start + long false start) 18 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - takes 3, 4 (2x long false start) 19 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - take 5 (false start + long false start) 20 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - take 6 (false start + complete master take) tracks 01-07 mono, tracks 08-20 stereo.
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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 24, 2007report abuse
Theres plenty of good mterial from those nashville sessions,i love the Elvis country material,in fact i prefer some of that material over these american sound sessions!
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2007report abuse
While playing the old favourite 'Crown Jewels' this afternoon, I couldn't help thinkin' had RCA, at the time, not coupled Any Day Now as a B- side to In The Ghetto, Any Day could have been a much stronger follow up to Ghetto than the fairly decent Clean Up Your Own Backyard. 'CUYOB' only sold reasonably in the US, and flopped everywhere else in the world. Any Day Now had ALL the right ingredients to make the top 5 on its own. Its got a great dance beat to it, and on the unmixed takes the drums kick ass! Having said that, the drums and bass guitar on these Memphis sessions still sound very up to date, considering they were 'laid-down' some 38 years ago! A lot of the later recordings do sound dated and often soulless. Hell! Why did he had to go back to Nashville so quickly?! Im sure Chips Moman would not have had Elvis singing Sylvia, This Is Our Dance and Heart Of Rome in his studio!
Aron (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2007report abuse
Doubtless and without hesitation: this is my next CD.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2007report abuse
Thanks, for your valuable advice, Jerome. But Ive already made up my mind... This material has never been released in such complete form on cd. Only as cdrs in hissy flat sound packaged in an obnoxious lookin' box. This new series is the opposite in every way. Sure, the well is running dry... one doesn't have to be a prophet to see that. But,while its still possible, I will drink the (last?) drops from that well. And man! ... do them drops taste mighty fine indeed!
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
perhaps not a point of discussing in this release but amit folks the well seems to be running dry.. Nice cd but everybody knows this already in this circuit. I recommend: Spend your money wisely
stanton (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
With so many false starts, not very many songs must be running on this CD- but a BEAUTIFUL cover....
JonKanon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
fllaw1, I'm aware that some of the tracks I mentioned are available on the two previous releases. My point was just that to me the tracks on this third volume doesn't move and groove. So it was a question of the title rather than the content! :)
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
I agree that the sub-title may be a little off when it comes to the contents of the disc,but i like the name,it is more imagintive that some of the names we have seen given to disc's,its too bad ftd will not put out a set on these sessions,those classic albums seem to be the only idea had for these kind of great sessions,thats really too bad,it seems the only complete sessions will come mostly from the 50's and the early 60's!
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
Anton, can you spare me a few of your speed pills? Must be some experience, posting so much text, without any meaning. One after another, day in, day out. Frikkin brilliant!If you cant spare any of your pills, be so kind and forward me your dealer's phonenumber. I like to live the ultimate rock n roll life style, like you, Ant my man! Go! Anton! Go!
fllaw1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
If you can get any of these CD'S vol 1-3 you need to. The quality on these is much better, even better than AMERICAN CROWN JEWELS. JonKanon a rare version of RUBBERNECKIN is on vol 1 and AFTER LOVING YOU takes 1-3 is on vol 2. Pretty much all of the tracks seem to be un-censored as well. For me these are a must have. Also the inserts are very good quality and have a lot of rare photos in them. A collector must have.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
Anton, you love to hear/ see yourself ramble, don't you? If you read for once what other people write... you'd notice that this is volume 3 of a series... this implies that there are others.
Anton (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
Great material, really. We have it on bootleg for years now and just love it, all the way. Question now remains if they want to let us hear Elvis' comments and bad language that comes with it? Great stuff unedited and XXXrated. Definitely will become number one of all FTD releases in no time if BMG would buy up this material, and they should!Great musicians and talented folks on that tape trying to come up with great hits. Elvis really knew all along when it sounded right to become a hit. maybe only on 2 or 3 occasions he himself underrated the success that some songs could have (BLove, Ghetto) If you listen also to the fab piano work on (unreleased versions or part) of If I'm a fool, Limo, Movin'on a.o.) Only comment: they should have brought a larger selection of outtakes of more songs. Or are they thinking of releasing next year the 3CD Box of it all? Or do they want to sell it to BMG to be put on FTD...all of it?! Sure hope so.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
After Loving You appeared on vol.2, Power of My Love will be on vol.4, and no sessions do excist for Stranger In My and Im Moving On, and Im not sure if outtakes of Rubberneckin' have ever survived, in the gentle hands of our bootbuddies? There's an overdub session, somewhere, I seem to remember? Anyone???
JonKanon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
A cool title? Well, yes in deed! But isn't it a bit misguiding? Seems to me these particular tracks are most of the low pace tracks from the American sessions. It would have been more appropriate if the selected songs were I'm movin' on, Power of my love, Stranger in my own home town, After loving you, Rubberneckin' - for example. Because those gems are all about moovin' and groovin'! At least that's my opinion.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
No, according to Roger Semon, in a recent interview, FTD has no plans to release the complete American Sound Sessions. And I think thats for the better. No way they can better the graphic presentation of Southern Comfort. Just look what they did to their own releases so far on these sessions! And I, for one love the superb sound quality on the American releases. Mono or stereo, are both fine by me.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2007report abuse
MR61 im with you,id love complete sessions from the ones you mentioned,ive mentioned this before, has ernst been asked about releasing these complete sessions from 69 or any other sessions,i prefer them over the 50's sessions that are coming out now!
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
That's the way it should be done, seems a great release!
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
This is a fantastic series of cds why didnt the people at ftd do this they could have done a box set release why leave it up to bootleggers in fact a lot of Elvis,s sessions should be released this way the complete session they would be fantastic imagine the stax session the 76 sessions the 75 sessions and not forgetting the marathon 71 session just think what great box sets these would make they could even due the films GI Blues, Blue Hawaii to name a few leave this new fad about the ftd books for now release this stuff before i die.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
A must have in great sound...this time with a l l takes... At least it looks like..
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
Steve... just be careful picking them out :-). This is a must have, forget the cheap releases with bad live shows and/or the re-re-re-releases.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
Put it all in a FTD boxset and end this bootleg madness. I'm running out of $$!
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
Fantastic (!) release, good songs and a wonderful cover. What else does an elvis fan wants?
Rob V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
Bring it on!!!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
Wow a release that comes with a booklet,and a cool title,another missed chance by ftd!
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
FANTASTIC cover! Very impressive tracklist! WOW!
JK (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2007report abuse
Only one word.... WOW!

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