Raised On Rock In October On FTD

The FTD label will release on October 1st, 2005 a double CD set of "Raised On Rock" in his Classic Album series. Other albums planned in the same series as double CD set are: "Promised Land", "Fool", "From Elvis Presley Boulevard" and "Good Times".
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Mar 10, 2005 
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see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2005report abuse
this is in response to the "raised on rock" album, being an elvis fan since about the age of 6 or 7 and now going on 38 next month, i feel i know elvis's music inside and out. people have to remember, by 1969-1970, elvis had pretty much grew up as far as the type of songs he began too record. more of what you might say as adult contemporary, with an occasional rock song here and there on his album releases and single releases. also, you have to understand what was going on in his personal life at the time this album was released. to be honest, most of his songs from about '72 till the end of his life was based on ones relationship, which is why i think alot of people down size some of his 70's out-put after the "aloha from hawaii" album/concert. everybody said that he let his personal problems get in the way of the kind of songs he chose to record. well, that might be true but, elvis was also 38 years old when this album was released, so quite naturally, he was no longer singing the type of songs that made him forever and always "the king of rock and roll" as far as this being considered a classic, i consider anything by this man a classic and gladly welcome it to my elvis collection. elvis was like a fine wine.. he got better with age, especially his voice. and i don't think anything from his 70's out-put should be over looked, i cherish it just as much as anything from the 50' and 60's stuff. and i thank the ftd labal for re-releasing this album and others,and all the others to come and making elvis's albums available once again.
stevelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2005report abuse
Very interesting comments. I think it is a fair album. Not great, but not bad. Elvis is in fine voice. He just needed better songs in the 70's. And I think the U.S. album cover is great. A great action shot, with cape. Plus I like the purple tint to it. To me the cover shot ranks right up there with the cover of the MSG album. But, to each his own. We're all different, but we all love The King!
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
What i enjoy from this site is the wide range of views that can sometimes leave you scratching your head in bewilderment! C'est la vie! But as for this album being 'of the time'? Less than 200k stateside sales wouldn't bear that out. And as for calling some of the tracks 'rock' songs? Maybe we need to consider the definition of such a genre. You need to listen to these tracks alongside Led Zep and Deep Purple from the same era. This set makes for painful listening of my hero spaced out and disinterested.
pasa-ryu (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
i got the original usa raised on rock vinyl lp and always liked it..how so called elvis fans slag this release off i dont know..i cant wait to get it on ftd cd!;sweet angaline is my fav song on the original album love to hear an outtake of it..also are you sincere is a very powerfull ballad.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
2nd attempt. Mixed reactions yeah! This is certainly not one of Elvis' better albums, and does not warrant coming under the heading of Classic albums. And as FTD are updating this release, maybe they should try and find a better picture for the sleeve - maybe a head & shoulders shot from the Hawaii Nov 72 Press Conference. However, if FTD think this release is "Classic" material, what adjectives could be used to describe "Something for Everybody" or "Pot Luck". Elvis' voice was at its peak during 1960-62. If and when they decide to release these latter 2 albums, then maybe a 3 disc set should be on the cards with all the out-takes available. These really could be classed as "classic"
bikepark (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
nothing to do with the above but as an elvis fan fo 40 years ithink its time ibroke my silence first its good to see elvis back in the charts where he belongs butlets have it done the right way years ago todd slaughter wrote in elvis monthly that indescribably blue wes probably one of elvis best yet it flopped because it was ahead of its time so now elvis is back lets have it re released re packaged re vamped some good pr and above all some decent air play incedently i listen to aprox 9 hours of radio through the nigh and elvis has been hitting the top three spots with virtually no air play come on todd do your job put presure where it should be yous bikepark ps lets have an original no1
Tina S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
this is elvis at his worset they should bury this for good not bring it back
andy0862 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
in my opinion raised on rock and fool are good albums, both are very much of their time. ok, some of the songs are a bit insipid and elvis is not at his best on others. nothing that cant be made better with some remixing and remastering. basically, fading down some of the backing vocals and bring elvis' vocal and guitar more to the front would please me. i like the original front cover work, so hopefully that would be still used in some way on any forthcoming ftd releases.
shaneleebrown (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
I wouldn't call the album abysmal. It's certainly not a consistently good album. The quality of song and performance varies widely from track to track. However For old Times Sake, I Miss You and Sweet Angeline are fine performances of good songs. Sweet Angeline has some really beautiful moments. Are You Sincere is overrated in my opinion and Girl Of mine is insipid. Three Corn Patches isn't so bad when you stop thinking about the lyrics. raised On Rock itself is a bizarre song - and very below pay for Mark James. And Elvis is singing about going home from school and listening to Hound Dog and Johnny B Goode on the radio! The other tracks are different for Elvis as they are very soul-inspired. But they are certainly not bad and it's nice to hear something a little different. The most abysmal thing about the album is the cover!
Eddie White (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
Save for the title song this is an abysmal album. Enough said.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2005report abuse
"Raised On Rock" album is definately NOT garbage. Except for Three Corn Patches & Girl Of Mine (badly mastered), the whole album is just superb!!! Sure's looking forward to this on the 7" Format.
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
Does anyone know if any of the FTD "7 releases is mastered
with DSD technology? (Elvis is back, Raised on rock etc.)
Danny_b (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
For once the fans seem to agree on something - except for that Cruiserguy with the garbage head. I agree with shaneleebrown, for someone who has been dead some 28 years the amount of releases are amazing! And I certainly welcome any FTD-release - it's up to each fan if he or she wants to buy it. I think it's great that Ernst & co is releasing everything, then everyone can decide for themselves what to get. Personally I am gonna buy each and every one of them..:)
Adam S (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
Everyone has its own opinion, so here is mine. I think Raised on Rock is a great album. Rock album ! And a concept album too. 5 strong rock songs and 5 rock ballads not sweet at all but sung with passion by 38 year old man with all his experiences. Great drum beat done by two drum kits in Raised on rock (song) great chickin' pickin' from James in, perhaps the hardest songs ever recorded by Elvis - Find out what's happening, If you don't come back and Just a little bit. I love the melancholy of For ol' times sake and atmosphere of I miss you and Are you sincere. I can't help I love this album. And you just can't compare this to Girls Girls Girls LP. I also like the latter but remember they stand in totally different music eras !
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
Cruiser, there were just four takes of "Good Luck Charm", including the master take. Two of these four were false starts, leaving just one other complete take which has already been released. Regarding "Girls! Girls! Girls!", as we keep being told, the session tapes are yet to be found. You may not like the "Raised On Rock" album, but to describe it as garbage is a little strong. I personally like the album, having listened to it since it was originally released over thirty years ago. I welcome this re-issue.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
Cruiser: Girls, Girls, Girls and alternates of Good Luck charmes ? And you think Raised On Rock is garbage ? I am speechless..........
shaneleebrown (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
I just noticed that the Fool album is also on the cards. As the original album was only 23 minutes, should we expect CD to just consist of the full 12 minutes of Don't Think Twice??!
Cruiser: I do think that we have to bear in mind that FTD are, undoubtedly, going to run out of material eventually. And for someone who has been dead some 28 years nearly, the amount of releases being made available is quite remarkable. We also have toi bear in mind that some more difficult projects may be being worked on whilst easier projects are released.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
Crusier621: So, you won't be buying this? Too bad. You'll be missing out on all the fun!!
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
GARBAGE! This is the last straw. There are so many other projects FTD could be pursuing. I really believe they've hit rock bottom as far as unreleased material or outtakes. What about Girls! Girls! Girls! and any alternates of Good Luck Charm?
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
though it was a shocker of songs and album cover it could be interesting if it is rehashed and updated . might be worth a look in
Sidewinder (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
The only things that would make this prospective purchase in any way viable would be the inclusion of "We Had It All" (Elvis' attempts at the Dobie Gray hit song) and/or the long awaited Chuck Berry inspired jamming session that occurred. If these are not included it will be a waste of time and resources on BMGs behalf because we have the Essential album with it all on.
ep3577 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2005report abuse
This will be a great change of pace, keep it coming Ernst,
The movie albums can come later. Thanks for the change,
sound boards can slow down as well. Looking foreward to Raised on Rock and Promised Land. TCB Mike
Son Of Mark 64 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
There seems no release strategy to me first of all its the movies and now anything they fancy please release all the films first then the rest in some sort of order.
ELVIS IS BACK TO ELVIS TODAY ? theres a lot of films left we have had Gi Blues yet I am sure you could do a box set on the outakes of this session may be thats what they have in mind not had one for a bit you never know
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
FTD and Ernst definitely knows what we, fans, are looking for. "Raised on Rock" isn't one of the best, even if there are interesting stuff in it anyway. But before all,please, give us the 60s non-movie albums, when Elvis was at his peak, like "Pot Luck", and "Something for Everybody". Carefully remastered in DSD, and it'll be perfect !
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
Hardly a 'classic' album, but the alternate and outtakes will be welcome additions to my collection. 'Separate ways' LP as a similar release? Have you been at the sherry Elvis_77?
scarlet o hara (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
Absolutely fantastic, the people at work are finally excepting that I'm an Elvis fan and who won't listen to anything else. They all love the Elvis songs from the seventies especially the ones that rock, it makes us all work fast. Keep up the good work FTD, I for one will definately be buying them.
elvis_77 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
This Is Great News! I love the 7 inch releases. I also love these albums. I'd also love to see the "Separate Ways" album released like these. Keep up the great work FTD.
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
This is superb!! Finally we get the possibility to upgrade our 70's collections in nice sound quality, with interesting (?) outtakes and so on. This is as good as it gets!! Hunk, a-hunk, a-hunk a-burning love!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
It's great news that all these albums will receive the FTD 7 inch treatment. I will buy them all. Can't wait! Thanks, Ernst.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
These are titles I really like. Good for me. "From Elvis Presley Boulevard" also with outtakes ? A kind of "The Jungle Room Sessions" vol. 2 ? I am really glad with those releases. Good one FTD...!
shaneleebrown (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
I'm still upset that these albums are not available in the racks of shops at a decent price for new young collectors or fans. Not everyone can afford £15 for an album which contains basically 30 minutes worth of music. Yes, I know these releases are actually longer than that but collectors starting out will be more interested in getting the songs that they haven't got rather than all the alternate takes - all of that comes later. Personally, the alternate takes side of things is a bonus but I remember when I started my collection at 15 or 16, I wouldn't have been happy paying that kind of money for 10 songs - and, to be fair, wouldn't have had that kind of money to spend!
I'm not saying we shouldn't have these kinds of releases as I agree that they are great and very interesting. But, make these classic albums available to everyone again at a reasonably price (£9.99 for a 2Lps on one CD release) in the racks of HMV, Virgin, etc so that Elvis's catalogue isn't out of reach of the average guy on the street.
Riozzi (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
It's not a bad album,not great,but not bad.I do like the title track and it will be interesting to hear any alternate takes.i would like to thank the FTD label for releasing this and future classic albums.
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2005report abuse
It´s not one of the best albums but an interesting one. There are indeed some songs thhat I like, Sweet Angelina, Are You Sincere ? For Ol´Time Sake and Just A Little Bit. I hope we get some alternate takes from this songs, too. It´s good that FTD give us Promised Land, Fool, From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Good Times, etc. Really good news. TCB.

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