The Follow That Dream label will release two CDs in January 2006. An 2-disc upgraded version of "Loving You" and as the regular Follow That Dream release a soundboard recording titled "Southern Nights".
The 2-disc upgraded version of "Loving You" has carefully been restored by Kevan Budd. This is a variation of the BMG release from earlier in the year. The FTD label has been able to obtain a handful of movie versions from a brilliant tape source, and on disc 2 you get the opportunity to hear all takes of Elvis recording the title song "Loving You" on February 14, 1957. You will get 15 takes of the main version in binaural as an extra bonus.
"Southern Nights" is a live compilation from the Spring Tours of 1975 and a companion set to "Dixieland Rocks". "Southern Nights" is a soundboard recordings, meaning a recording at shows with semiprofessional equipment. There are several flaws on the original source tapes. "Southern Nights" shows just how vast Elvis’s repertoire was at that time, with 19 songs not featured on "Dixieland Rocks".
A final note from Ernst and Roger:
2006 will be the last year where we will divide evenly between regular releases of “soundboard” material and RCA material. We will be running out of studio outtakes, except for the Classic Albums releases. Research is always going on, but hope of finding the missing studio tapes is small. We have a lot of historical Las Vegas engagements and tours to cover through soundboards, and obviously an enormous number of classic albums to restore.
Thanks for another great year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Ernst and Roger
Track listing "Southern Nights" - 1975 Spring Tours Soundboard Recording:
That´s All Right - It´s Now Or Never - Help Me - Steamroller Blues - Heartbreak Hotel - Release Me - Polk Salad Annie - I´ll Remember You - Little Darlin´ - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Trying To Get To You - You Gave Me A Mountain - Help Me Make It Through The Night - Fairytale - Jambalaya - Big Boss Man - It´s Midnight - Promised Land - Trouble - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Hawaiian Wedding Song - Blue Suede Shoes - For The Good Times - I Can´t Stop Loving You - I´m Leavin´
Track listing "Loving You":
CD 1 Original Masters:
Mean Woman Blues - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Loving You - Got A Lot O´ Livin´ To Do! - Lonesome Cowboy - Hot Dog - Party - Blueberry Hill - True Love - Don´t Leave Me Now - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - I Need You So -
New Bonus Masters:
One Night - I Beg Of You - All Shook Up - That´s When Your Heartaches Begin - Tell Me Why - Is It So Strange - When It Rains, It Really Pours - One Night (Of Sin) - I Beg Of You (Alternative Take) - Loving You (J-16 End Version) - Party (A-7 Alternate Master) - Loving You (K-93 Main Version) - Loving You (HX-14 Farm Version) - Got A Lot O´ Livin´ To Do! (R-13 Finale) - Mean Woman Blues (BX-97 Version) - Loving You (KX-21 Main Version) - Loving You (HZ-12 Farm Version) - Blueberry Hill Hill (From Acetate) - Got A Lot O´ Livin´ To Do! (D-17 Main Version - From Acetate)
CD 2 - The February 14th. Session:
Loving You (Take 1 - 12; All Mono "Farm Scene" Version Takes) - Loving You (Take 13 - 34; All Mono Main Version Takes) - Loving You (Take 35 - 50) - Loving You (KX Take 1 - 15 Binaural Main Version Takes)