Good Times In December

To be released December 7th Good Times is a 2-disc set in the classic album series. Originally released in 1974, this great album featured the legendary Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues, My Boy and I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby. In addition to the masters, it will contain many great outtakes from the Stax Sessions of 1973. The package features the 7” inch digipack format with 12-page booklet. The full tracklisting will follow.

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Sep 30, 2009
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pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2009report abuse
i am really looking foward to this cd aswell!-i hope thet do a good job on the remastering and session outtakes this time??-TODAY rca/ftd version was not that good sound wise,lets hope this RCA/FTD 2 cd deluxe edition is going to be alot better and contain some very good studio outtakes?.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 11, 2009report abuse
Really looking forward to this release. Hopefully it will sound as good as the Raised On Rock FTD release and not as terrible as Today. Ernst: Please keep Lene Reidel away from it.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 7, 2009report abuse
Matt - you are correct, and I apologize for my error. Hope I didn't mislead anyone.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2009report abuse
I will wait for the track listing before getting excited,if its filled to the brim with outtakes with many of them unreleased then im on board if its mostly what i have then i will pass! it is one of my fav albums!
Matt W (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 2, 2009report abuse
Orion - the only 2 songs on "Raised On Rock" that are overdubbed are "Girl of Mine" and "Sweet Angeline" - which Elvis himself added his vocal to later on. Everything else on the original album was undubbed.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 1, 2009report abuse
I've been waiting for this one for quite awhile - esp. after hearing the sound on FTD's ROR release. Hopefully, "Promised Land" will be released soon as well. I'm hopeful since FTD released all three albums from the June 1970 sessions in close succession that they'll do the same with these Stax sessions.

As far as outtakes, there's not a lot of material that hasn't been released. The best of the unreleased outtakes should come from "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues", "She Wears My Ring", and "I've Got a Thing About You Baby." Hopefully, we'll get most of if not all of the album undubbed. I like the undubbed ROR tracks much more than the overdubbed released versions. I can't wait to see the complete tracklisting for this one - don't let us down Ernst.
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 1, 2009report abuse
I will have it for sure. This is a MUST for each Elvis fan. By the way when will we hear that a FTD cd will be certified gold or Platinum or Multi platinum?
artfromtex (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2009report abuse
can't wait for this one. i'm hoping there's lots of takes of "I've Got A Thing About You Baby".
one of my all time favorite songs.
Jyroflux (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2009report abuse
This one I'll have to get. A no-brainer for me.
Judy_Fairytale (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2009report abuse
It makes a change to see a good quality album being released, after all the re-hashed rubbish that has been put out recently. I'm looking forward to finding out the exact release date and I know what I'm getting my hubby to get me for Xmas...lol
whetherman (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2009report abuse
Really looking forward to this one too. It'll make my Christmas.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2009report abuse
Despite all the problems you read about regarding these two Stax sessions, some of my favourite 70's songs got recorded here (OK, I'm not talking about "3 corn Patches" & a couple of others!)You read about Elvis being in ill humour & not taking it seriously, but listening to the chat between the takes he is being very pleasant, amusing, encouraging & obviously trying hard. It does prove the old maxim "Don't believe everything you read"! Eagerly looking forward to this one too.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 30, 2009report abuse
Very, very good news ! Looking forward to this one.

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