Here is the FTD newsletter for September 2007 with the details on the upcoming Follow That Dream releases "Girls Girls Girls" (single disc) and "Pot Luck" (2CD) which should be shipping from FTD early November 2007. It also gives some background information on the way the label operates.
About the new releases:
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! is a single disc release. As many fans already know, the majority of the tapes from the sessions have disappeared, and at this stage we do not believe they are ever going to turn up. We have collected everything we have on this disc.
POT LUCK has an abundance of material available, and we have filled two CDs to the brim.
In both cases Vic Anesini and Sebastian Jeansson have mastered the albums. They sound better than EVER.
Please let us have your orders no later than October 1st. If the product is ready earlier than expected, we will ship it instantly.
A note from Ernst: I have on a number of occasions given in to requests from editors with approaching deadlines, and given them release information ahead of time. Unfortunately that backfires, as many of you are very upset if others have the information first. So in the future – don’t call about this. Everybody will be notified the same day.
Important information about distribution and release dates:
When we release new product we are bombarded with E-mails and phone calls from many of you. We do understand that, as one of our customers humorously put it, “The natives are getting restless”. However we are one of the smallest customers with both the factory and the distribution, and whereas both companies do their best to keep the deadlines, we will always have to wait if some bigger release gets in the way. This could cost us up to a week with both situations.
Running a company with such low sales figures, we have to be cost efficient, so the service we get from the distribution is geared towards that. We do not automatically get tracking numbers, specific shipping dates for each customer. The transport companies have a 3-5 day delivery guarantee. This means we cannot tell you the exact date you get your order. We try to send to far away countries first, but we can only control it in the first stage. To upgrade these services would be quite costly.
As you have noticed the two new releases are described as “Shipping date early November”. This is a consequence of several situations:
1) We are both under enormous work pressure from our “daytime jobs”. FTD is something we do on weeknights and weekends, and in this case it means that we have not had the time to get anything ready for October 1st.
2) The vague term early November is a consequence of all of the above. It’s an illusion to guarantee specific dates with so many uncontrollable elements involved. You need to tell your customers this – if for no other reason, at least to keep your incoming phone calls and E-mails under control
At this time no decisions have been made in relation to the next releases. We hope to have something ready for January – if not definitely for February. We will be able to tell you by mid-late October.
Roger & Ernst
The track listing:
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Girls! Girls! Girls!
I Don’t Wanna Be Tied
Where Do You Come From
I Don’t Want To
We’ll Be Together
A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You
Return To Sender
Because Of Love
Thanks To The Rolling Sea
Song Of The Shrimp
The Walls Have Ears
We’re Coming In Loaded
New Bonus Songs
End Title: Dainty Little Moonbeams/Girls! Girls! Girls!
A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (takes 1, 2)
Mama (takes 1, 2, 3, 4)
Thanks To The Rolling Sea (take 3)
Where Do You Come From (take 13)
Earth Boy (movie version-splice of take 2 & 4)
We’ll Be Together (takes 8,10)
Mama (takes 5, 6, 7, 8)
I Don’t Wanna Be Tied (movie version-take 8 & take 10 intro)
A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (takes 3, 4)
Thanks To The Rolling Sea (take 10)
Plantation Rock (take 17 & insert)
Mama (take 9)
Mama (The Amigos)
Mama (1970 Let’s Be Friends album version)
CD 1: Original Album
Kiss Me Quick
Just For Old Time Sake
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow
(Such An) Easy Question
Steppin’ Out Of Line
I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever
Fountain Of Love
That’s Someone You Never Forget
She’s Not You
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello
You’ll Be Gone
For The Millionth And The Last Time
I Met Her Today
Kiss Me Quick (take 1)
Just For Old Time Sake (take 1)
Gonna Get Back Somehow (take 1)
(Such An) Easy Question (take 2)
I’m Yours (take 1)
Something Blue (take 1*)
Suspicion (take 1*)
I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever (take 1)
Night Rider (take 1)
Fountain Of Love (takes 1, 2)
That’s Someone You Never Forget (take 1)
She’s Not You (take 1)
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 1)
You’ll Be Gone (take 1)
For The Millionth And The Last Time (take 1)
I Met Her Today (take 1)
CD 2: March 1962 Session
Something Blue (take 2)
Something Blue (takes 3, 4)
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (take 2)
Gonna Get Back Home Somehow (takes 3*, 5)
(Such An) Easy Question (takes 1, 3)
Fountain Of Love (takes 4*, 9*)
Just For Old Time Sake (takes 2*, 3, 4)
Night Rider (takes 2, 3)
Night Rider (take 5)
You’ll Be Gone (take 2)
You’ll Be Gone (take 4)
I Feel That I’ve Know You Forever (takes 4*, 3)
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 2)
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 4)
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (take 5)
Suspicion (takes 3*, 2)
She’s Not You (take 2*, WP take 4)
October 1961 Session
For The Millionth And The last Time (takes 10*, 7*)
I Met Her Today (take 4)
I Met Her Today (takes 8, 9)
I Met Her Today (take 16)
Night Rider (takes 1-FS, 2)
June 1961 Session
Kiss Me Quick (take 4)
I’m Yours (take 2)
I’m Yours (take 4)
I’m Yours (take 5)
That’s Someone You Never Forget (take 5)
That’s Someone You Never Forget (take 7)
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