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FTD September 2011

 In September there will be 3 new releases on the FTD-label:


“48 HOURS TO MEMPHIS” (the March 18, 1974, Richmond concert)

“HE TOUCHED ME”  (classic album)

“ELVIS SINGS GUITAR MAN”  (vinyl)

In November there will be additional releases.

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Jul 20, 2011
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mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2011report abuse
Tornado i agree 100%,the soundbords are in the way,should have been a few,best of the best and no more.
tornado (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 3, 2011report abuse
That's why I don't understand why soundboards still sells today.What's new? To me they are in the way of the rest of the legacy. Without them everything would have been released on FTD by now. Instead, I feel we should have the rest of On Tour and the TTWII lives shows that were not released completed. Even Aloha Dress Rehearsal is still waiting for a proper mix in an updated release and naturally In Concert, without the talking heads. And I don't mention Promised Land etc... I'd like to know by the guys who dig soundboards if they seriously think that the best of soundboards is still unreleased? I doubt that very much.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2011report abuse
Andre - your are kidding right? Does you really expect a different live show from whatever show is released after all these years? Elvis basically kept the same formatted show for 7 years moving songs in & out of the set list depending on the tour. Even the jokes and 'ad-libs' were the same. There will never be a totally different live show from any season which you have not in some way heard before. The only question is was Elvis really on that night or on auto-pilot.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2011report abuse
The previous posting complains that the Ricmond concert contains the usual songs that we have heard many times before, but then goes onto to request the release of any unreleased 1970-1972 concerts. Surely they also contain the same old songs.
Andre (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 30, 2011report abuse
What is so 'different' of the Richmond Concert ? Same songs, all over again ? Why not publish on their own the Concerts/ Shows that are on the two CDs in the Fashion book ? Why not release on FTD this winter the remaining '71 and '72 shows from the FTD vault? Or still '70 Vegas shows. Those are always welcome (soundboard quality pls.)
eric c (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2011report abuse
really looking forward to these.He Touched Me is a truly great album and one of my personal favorites.I wish the Richmond concert was the one from April 1972 but this one from 74 is one of his very,very best.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2011report abuse
The previous posting writes that Orion and Schemies said that the Richmond '74 concert is a bad show, but they said nothing of the sort. Orion said that it is a super show and Schemies said he he has not heard it for some time but will give it another listening. As for the others shows listed as "bad concerts", surely one would need to have heard them to grade them as such. The same old agenda hiding behind yet another new user name.
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2011report abuse
Orion - correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Elvis' last Grammy was for his 1974 live rendition of "How great thou Art". He won 3 Grammys overall (he should have won much more!!!):

1967 - Best gospel album "How great thou Art"
1972 - Best gospel album "He touched me"
1974 - Best gospel performance "How great thou Art" (from the album 'Recorded live on stage in Memphis) March 1974.

These sound like good releases, and I will be getting the first 2 for sure. As for November, the only logical choice should be to release 'The wonderful world of Christmas' to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this album. I have the original album with the bonus photo, and I think it would be nice if FTD could add the same bonus photo in this package, as well as replicating the original cover with the red sticker advertising the bonus photo. TCB
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2011report abuse
Hello, I think 'He Touched Me' fails to come close to the heights of Elvis's other sacred albums 'His Hand in Mine' and 'How Great Thou Art'. I like 'I, John' and 'Lead Me, Guide Me' but won't be buying a 2 CD version of the album. When 'Promised Land' and the 2 Jungle Room albums from 1976/7 have been released by FTD I think that will be Elvis's entire studio catalogue released in expanded editions and in lavish sound. They must be very close to running out of archive material. With the entire masters collection released in upgraded sound in 2010 one wonders what plans are in place for keeping Elvis's recorded legacy fresh and vibrant in future.
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 21, 2011report abuse
I DON'T MIND that FTD is releasing old bootlegs. Some fans don't have these bootlegs, so it is a real treat to have this 1974 concert in my collection. But i DO HOPE that the artwork will be better than the bootleg. In some FTD's there is a nice booklet and i hope Ernst and his FTD staff will release the CD with some great pictures in a nice booklet. Hey, these products are for us fans and we pay approx. € 25,00 or (i think) 20,00 for a single CD.
linda_433234 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
Dazman thats what im saying all the sudden they offer one cd instead of 2,why do so many just not care if they get bang for there buck. Some have other things they have to buy,but it seems many fans have money to line pockets.
schemies (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
Finally "He Touched Me" as Classic album re-release. Fine ! And since you dig into this session, Ernst, just go ahead and prepare the Christmas release of Elvis 2nd Christmas album ! For the Richmond show, well, I did not listen to it for a very long time, so I will do it now. And dream a little bit of the "Promised Land" ...
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
48 Hours To Memphis: I don't like soundboards. He Touched Me: My least favorite of Elvis' gospel albums. Will purchase eventually. Elvis Sings Guitar Man (Vinyl): Will buy as soon as available in U.S.A.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
FTD have issued bootleg re-releases as a double disc set as a rule. Why not use the the March 12 show from the same location with it?
linda_433234 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
Add the memphis march 16th show and make this a 2 cd set.
Im confused by ftd,they release 2 cd sets then give you one cd for same price,2 cd set at least makes it not way overpriced.
This is indeed a great show.
SPK (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
You know I love to hear this news especially the Classic release. Is there any talk of the rest of the soundtracks being released as classics? These are a must including the Sun CD/Book set. Keep up the great news!
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
A good selection of material for the fall FTD releases. I've been looking forward to "He Touched Me" for quite awhile. A solid album for which Elvis won his last Grammy. Hopefully Vic or Sebastian is behind the mixing board as I type this. As far as "48 Hours" (I really dig the title with it's nod to Gene Pitney), it is indeed a super show that shouldn't be missed. I'm glad to see FTD release it, but I am also afraid that it contiues the trend of FTD to release a show that we "import" collectors have already had for quite sometime. For example: the August '74 rehearsal & opening show; the Dec. '76 shows; Boston '71; Hunstville '75; Chicago '76; Vegas, August '70; etc. I guess we all knew this day would come as there's only so many soundboards available. I won't rebuy them on FTD as I've yet to hear FTD's sounboards really blow away the import as far as sound of packaging. BUT - for those who do not have the imports, at least they (FTD) are selecting prime shows from the already released "imports." Great choices, Ernst.
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
I don'thave a ton of boots but I do have Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind and it is my fav boot soundboard because of a great performance and great sound quality. Anyone that does not have the boot for sure should get the FTD. It will be one of the really good ones.
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
I'm so happy with the choice of FTD to release "Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind" now official! Way to go!
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
48 HOURS TO MEMPHIS will be a welcome treat for fans that missed "Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind." The concert is complete, Elvis gives an outstanding performance, and the sound quality is excellent for a sound board recording. He Touched Me is one of my favorite albums. Glad to see it get the "bumped up" treatment.
Herman (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 20, 2011report abuse
WOW, He Touched Me, a very good choice Ernst ! 48 Hours to Memphis was allready known as Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind, a bootleg from many years ago.

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