FTD will release two new Flaming Star productions. The first is The Best of the British - The HMV Years 1956-1958, written by Trevor Simpson. This is the story of EVERY song by Elvis released on the British HMV label. It is an eclectic mix of graphic illustrations of the labels, the charts and rare memorabilia through 1956 - 1958.
Thorough research of each song and songwriter has taken many years and provides the definitive history of the music that shook the world, sensationally revealing many previously unknown facts and British connections to Elvis and his music.
The book contains over 1000 rare and unpublished photographs, the illustrations connected to the songs, the recordings and the promotion of Elvis by HMV in Britain.
Included, and officially gathered together for the FIRST TIME on two exclusive CDs, is every Elvis track released by HMV. Added to these are bonus songwriter demos and Elvis outtakes to complete the audio story upon which the foundation of the global popular music culture and industry was built.
This is Elvis and the story of the impact of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Great Britain.
CD 1: The HMV Singles (‘A’ and ‘B’ Sides)
1. Heartbreak Hotel
2. I Was The One
3. Blue Suede Shoes
4. Tutti Frutti
5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
6. My Baby Left Me
7. Hound Dog
8. Don’t Be Cruel
9. Blue Moon
10. I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
11. Love Me Tender
12. Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)
13. Mystery Train
14. Love Me
15. Rip It Up
16. Baby Let’s Play House
17. Too Much
18. Playing For Keeps
19. All Shook Up
20. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
22. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
23. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
24. Tryin’ To Get To You
25. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
26. How Do You Think I Feel
27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (export issue)
28. Heartbreak Hotel (Songwriter Demo*) - Glenn Reeves
29. Paralyzed - (Songwriter Demo) - Otis Blackwell
CD 2: HMV EP & Album Tracks not issued as singles.
1. Let Me
2. Poor Boy
3. We’re Gonna Move
4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
5. Good Rockin’ Tonight
6. Milk Cow Blues
7. Just Because
8. I Got A Woman
9. I’m Counting On You
10. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
11. Money Honey
12. One Sided Love Affair
13. Shake, Rattle And Roll
14. That’s All Right
15. Any Place Is Paradise
16. First In Line
17. How’s The World Treating You
18. Long Tall Sally
19. Old Shep
20. Ready Teddy
21. So Glad You’re Mine
22. I'm Counting On You - (Demo*) Vocal: Lou Dinning
23. Love Me Tender (End Title Version)
24. Let Me (Solo)
25. We're Gonna Move (Take 9 - Stereo)
26. Poor Boy (Stereo)
27. Love Me Tender (Stereo)
28. Love Me Tender (Movie Trailer)
29. The Truth About Me
30. Elvis Says Goodbye.
Summer of '61
Following the success of WELCOME HOME ELVIS and FROM MEMPHIS TO HOLLYWOOD, Flaming Star productions will release SUMMER OF ’61 in April of this year. The focus is on the summer months of 1961, with the main focus on the making of the movie FOLLOW THAT DREAM filmed on location in Florida in the months July and August 1961.
The book presents original newspaper articles, new exclusive interviews from the cast, the crew, and local residents, and also details about scenes deleted from the final print. The book includes over 200 stunning unpublished photos taken from the original negatives + a CD (detail about the accompanying disc will be provided as soon as possible).