Tracklisting New FTD The Impossible Dream

From the UEPS we received the new title and tracklisting of the upcoming Follow That Dream release "The Impossible Dream" recorded live at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, January 1971 (Catalog number 82876 59845-2). The main body of the show is from the Dinner Show on January 28th. As the recording of the show has several flaws it has been necessary to replace certain parts with recordings from the opening night on January 26th, as well as fixing the intros of Johnny B. Goode and Something. 1) 2001 Theme (Opening Night) 2) That's All Right (Opening Night) 3) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 4) Love Me Tender 5) Sweet Caroline 6) You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 7) Polk Salad Annie 8) Introductions 1 9) Johnny B. Goode (Opening Night) 10) Introductions 2 11) Something 12) Release Me 13) Love Me 14) Blue Suede Shoes 15) Hound Dog 16) It’s Now Or Never 17) Suspicious Minds 18) The Impossible Dream Extra Songs 19) Mystery Train/Tiger Man (Opening Night) 20) There Goes My Everything (January 27 Midnight Show) 21) Make The World Go Away (January 27 Midnight Show) 22) Love Me (January 27 Midnight Show) 23) Only Believe (January 27 Midnight Show) 24) How Great Thou Art (January 27 Midnight Show) 25) Snowbird (January 29 Dinner Show) 26) Can’t Help Falling In Love (Opening Night) The Musicians: James Burton, Ron Tutt, Jerry Scheff, Glen Hardin, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge, The Joe Guercio Orchestra. The Singers: Kathy Westmoreland, The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials. Produced by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon Mastered by Lene Reidel at Tocano Compiled by Eivind Haug
Source: The United Elvis Presley Society / Updated: Feb 11, 2004 
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Doug (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 16, 2004report abuse
Sorry for my English, I'm writing from Brazil. Very good selection. The impossible dream is fantastic with J.D. Summer singing it. So, this CD deserves to be digitally mastered on 24bit/96hz techonology. FTD could used this thechnology to improve soundboard recordings.
Big Boss Man (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 13, 2004report abuse
Elvis and The Stamps started to work together in the 1971 fall tour
gbalaban (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 13, 2004report abuse
Thanx Lyle Ray. I was confused as to what I read in the book by Stein Erik Skar. I was thinking about when JD Sumner and the stamps started performing with Elvis, which was in 1972. TCB!
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 13, 2004report abuse
2001 was used in 1971. Check the book, "Elvis The Concert Years," 1997, by Stein Erik Skar, pg. 33. It is discused, in detail, in relation to the Jan. 71 opening. They also discuss the ,"It's Impossible Dream," ending. Also check pg. 45. A Boston review from 1971 on that page also talks about the 2001 theme in relation to the Boston show in Nov. 71.
gbalaban (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 13, 2004report abuse
Thanks Adam! TCB!
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 13, 2004report abuse
And by the way, this is in fact a complete show. Elvis ended some shows with Impossible Dream in that year.
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 13, 2004report abuse
Well, the problem with the version of How Great Thou Art is that before it Elvis says, "I hope I don't fall on this table, they'll sue the hell outta me. Now we do the gospel song". Then, during the word 'worlds' in the first verse he sings 'stage'. Next, during the Stamps' verse, Elvis says "Man, he's gotta deep voice. Sounds like a frog, man." Hope you get the idea.
gbalaban (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
I learned some stuff from all the responses. 1) I also thought that 2001 was used in 1972 for the first time (I read it somewhere), and was interested in the many different replies on this subject. 2) I think that anything we can get from FTD, that is part of Elvis history, is an interest to me. 3) Can someone please tell me the problem with "How Great Thou Art", (I never heard this concert and would like to know what happened, Thanx). TCB!
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
Adam i disagree.I would think most FANS will find Elvis's version of How Great Thou Art on this next FTD 'shocking' and one we could WELL do WITHOUT! Can you imagine what reviewers will be saying about it!!??
Red West (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004
Invisible because there was a link/email included
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
Jaap, if you don't like the concerts, don't buy them. I for one love them. They are Elvis at his best. Elvis said that it was his favorite part of the buisness.
As for the version of how Great Thou Art tarnishing Elvis' image- it's an FTD, if it was a BMG release to the general public I would agree, but it's not, it's for the fans.
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
This is great! Finally a concert from 1971! I don't buy bootlegs, despite the fact that i have 2 or 3. I really hate them, they have more value to me when they come from FTD or RCA! Anyway, 1971 is some kind of forgotten year for me, you know just a year between the return, TTWII and ON TOUR and ALOHA. No hit singles in 1971, only early in that year a succesfull album Elvis Country. What I heard of 71 live on streaming audio promises much...Elvis was rocking then!
jaap van der leij (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
Everybody has his own opinian.That's theire rights.And when somebody writes about what he likes they gonna attack him with their opions.But when i read that they complain about the "silly" moviesongs.That's ok?? Come on.Ok They choose the best shows,And the sound is almost good(except for one release that they used a audience recording).In the 70's eveybody complains about the pickwick releases.This is the same way,but now it's allright?But somebody likes the movies,others liveshows and others likes many takes from a song.Something for everybody.I've got the import and i know it's a damn fine show.But this one will be a better relaese than the import.There are so many Elvisfans that don't have the import.But don't compare with the imports.That's not fair I do't buy not everyshow and that's my own right
bsantti (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
First of all, it is a documented fact that the 2001 theme was used for the first time in the January/February engagement at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas. Maybe certain people should get their facts straight. Maybe Joe and Jerry don't remember correctly, you know they are getting older and it was a long time ago. Memory is usually not very accurate after that long. If you were to ask five other members of the entourage, you'd probably get several variations in answers to this question. The proof is in unedited, live audience recordings from that date. Being of a background of extensive professional studio experience - I can tell when there has been an edit or not - 99.9% of the time - especially on a live recording.
Also, I can match facts with anyone regarding these issues and can tell you with absolute certainty, that I am possibly one of the most accurate, unknown, Elvis historians out there. Just try me. As far as FTD releases go - Shut up and enjoy the music and just be glad you are able to get your hands on this stuff. It's all treasure - period. And it's not like any of you are doing better. Everyone is a critic! How about just being fans? Elvis would've wanted it that way - I'm sure. Have a little respect for Ernst, he's doing a superb job trying to please the majority of us. More importantly, his job is to document in the best quality possible (Which is anything but easy, given what is in existance) the specific engagements and tours and time periods. Nothing is going to be perfect. If things were, Elvis would still be alive. Lastly, I think the live shows are more important to release than alternate studio takes, because even though the set list and shows are very similar to each other. You never know what Elvis would say or do at each show (he was so charismatic and funny). Or just how magical he might perform a particular song or whatever (You get the point). All in all, the most beautiful thing in the world is to some how be able to travel back in time and be a fly on the wall. I would love to have and hear every show Elvis ever did, no matter what the quality of performance and sound are. They are all great. And that's how much I love Elvis. Think of the historical value, not the technology of the 70's on things that were never mean't to be released anyway. One last thing here. There is no conspiracy to decieve here by FTD or RCA and if anyone is - it is unintentional. Thanks.
Goodrockin (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
So many of you keep complaining about FTD's releases. "we want full concerts". "give us outtakes of this". "give us new material, not things from bootlegs". Friends first of all remember Elvis is gone. There will never be anything new! What they have is what they have. How many different takes of stupid movie songs are you going to buy? Remember those outtakes were never meant to be released. Be greatful that they are taking the time to go through the mish-mash of what they have. For me it's fun to listen to the different live shows & performances and remember those days in Vegas or on tour. (I saw Elvis a dozen or so times between 1970 & 1977) But my goodness how many times can you listen to half hearted versions of If You Love Me (Let Me Know) or the way he fumbled through songs like Hound Dog or Teddy Bear. It's all the same every show. And toward the end it just broke my heart to see him go through the motions. It was pathetic. But everybody still bought it. And that's what killed him. It was vicious circle. And still is. Secondly remember that bootlegging is a violation of copyright laws. When you purchase one you are breaking the law. Lastly they started in 1971 using the theme from 2001. I was there. Elvis was my friend and he deserves better than to have all of his trash being spread about some 25 years after he's gone.
Bill Rauhuff (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
All I know folks is that I saw Elvis in person the first time in Louisville, Kentucky on sunday 11/07/1971 at 2Pm matinee show and he opened with 2001 A Space Odysey and it was the first tour with J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. The six concerts I saw from 1971-1977 in Knoxville, Tennessee and Atlanta Georgia all started with 2001 A Space Odysey. I have been a fan since 1960 when I was age 6 and I believe some of the guys like Jerry Scheff may have just got there dates a little mixed up. It happens even Elvis did it sometimes when he said this or that song was from 2 or 3 years ago and it might have been 5 years ago. He did that on a 1975 concert from the silver box with The Wonder Of You and that song was released in 1970 which was five years. As far as the selections with FTD are concerned they are doing a pretty good job except 2-3 a year would be plenty and the price in the USA should be around 18.99 or 19.99 instead of 24.99
sttos (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
I really think that maybe FTD should look at the stuff that the imports and bootleggers have, some of it is high quality stuff and has better coverage of the tours, and engagements at the Hilton. More than FTD does.
elvissessions (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
Lord, I get tired of people complaining about FTD overlapping with bootleggers. Ernst has made it absolutely clear that's one of the purposes of the FTD label -- to close off bootleggers by releasing higher-quality versions of high-quality material. That's exactly what the label has done, and it's done it beautifully. If there's a black market for this material, then it's perfectly understandable that RCA would want what belongs to it by rights. There are many of us who refuse on principle to deal with bootleggers. Why should those of us who respect copyrights be punished by not having access to those things that thieves have stolen?
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
Considering the limitations of 'what's available' this is an EXCELLENT listing for a January 1971 concert release, except just one serious thing! To include such a careless and poor quality version of How Great Thou Art will Damage Elvis's reputation of almost always performing this song well/seriously and i will be skipping playing this track! Shame that version was included when otherwise it would be hard to improve on the listing given!
Presleygirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
I just checked a boot I have called "lean, mean, and kickin' butt".This says this is a January 28, 1971 show. The song line up is very similar and it does have the 2001 intro on it. If it's added in from another show, it's hard to tell.I love this concert too, Elvis has the energy flowing on this one!! Can't wait for the FTD release!
Presleygirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
It sounds wonderful to me! Can't wait to get it. I can't get access to all the boots and can't afford them either. I do have some and love them, but I also love being able to buy new songs to me on the FTD label.If any facts are wrong while getting the info out,I would think it would be all corrected by the time it's released. But, who knows..I JUST LOVE ELVIS AND HIS MUSIC!
jaap van der leij (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 12, 2004report abuse
O.k .It's not a bad release.But again a live show.Why not a cd with christmas outtakes or late movie outtakes (charro,change of habit) Ernst wake up and release really
somethig special.And not show after show
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
I gonna like this, that's for sure. Like to hear Elvis Live in 1971; great tracking list. Hope the sound is better than some bootlegs I have from 71 live shows.
Tomek (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
2 things. 1st - 2001 was played since Opening Night 26.01.1971, till Indy 26.06.77 (except 19.08.74 OS). ALWAYS !! 2nd - the tracklsit for new FTD is pretty bad, especially bonus tracks (all released on boots - so why they want to copy bootlegers, again and again and again...). C'mon RCA/FTD/BMG :-) you've got a lot of materials so try to give us something new, we don't need copy of boots again for 20 EURO. After "New Years Eve" (relased on many boots) and "Takin Tahoe" (released on many boots, audience but very good sounding) we are getting splited show and released bonus tracks. Nice....
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
Adam, not to be rude, but you are sadly mis-informed. I just got an e-mail from both Joe Guercio, and Jerry Schilling. They confirmed that 2001 was never used prior to 1972. I can send you their message if you want, or maybe you don't know who they are. Anyway, I don't want to be argumentative, but it is possible that people can put the intro onto the begginning by tagging it, and that's o'k, but please say it...Peace..
Wiebe (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
I think it's great, they released the one that has not been released on bootleg.
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
Gribz, your comment is ridiculous. Check out the All Things Are Possible boot from '71.
sttos (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
I think that this is not a completel concert from 1971, which is what i was hoping for, i don't like it when they snip here and snip there just to cut enough of recorded concert material for a concert, I will buy this one just because it is from 1971, but i will still be looking for a complete 1971 soundboard concert that is not snipped together.
Null (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
We have to remember that all of the existing recordings from this season would be considered unlistenable if compared to todays recording standards. They are valuable to us because of their rarity value, and we should remember this when criticizing BMG. It would be so easy for them not to bother with a release like this, so we should be thankful.
JC´ (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
I don´t like it.
Colin B (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
Don't know what 'gribz' is going on about ! The song line-up is similar to the unofficial 1995 CD: 'All Things Are Possible' which was a soundboard for the midnight show on the 27th Jan. 1971. And that has the 2001 opening !
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
This show is not from 1971. Elvis never used 2001 as an intro prior to 1972. The first time he used that sequence of songs was in the fall of 1971, and without 2001 as the intro, so someone has got the facts confused.. Please be careful and considerate when releasing bootleg material.. The fans want it, but it is not fair to deceive..Or, maybe someone is just mis-informed, and it's not intentional.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 11, 2004report abuse
Sounds like a potential FTD Top 5 candidate to me :-)

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