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April FTD: An American Trilogy

January 18, 2007 | Music
According to Elvis Unlimited, the April release from FTD will be titled "An American Trilogy". It will contain live multitrack recordings from February 1972 at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.
Source:Elvis Unlimited
drghanem1 wrote on January 18, 2007
That´s what I thought, I knew I was right all along. Multitrack studio-recordings! C´mon guys, wake up! There´s no multitrack studio-recordings on this FTD. LIVE is the word. Who starts these rumours...???!!!
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on January 18, 2007
I like this ftd idea very much,.great idea!
Poffe wrote on January 19, 2007
Well, now that we know it's from February 1972, it has to be Live, of course. We have previously heard live tracks from february 14-17, 1972, and most certainly the FTD's "An American Trilogy" will be a compilation of leftovers from these recorded dinner and midnight shows.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on January 19, 2007
By leftovers you mean not good? i look forward to this,at least its multitrack recordings and not a dry sounding soundboard as with some of the previous releases from the vegas shows!
Mofoca22 wrote on January 19, 2007
i cant wait to see the track listing on this release. though i do wish they would release more shows from 1971 id like to hear elvis sing the teddy bear/dont be cruel medley for the first time im very interested in how different it was compared to later shows. i have the impossible dream cd and i was dissapointed when i learned they omitted teddy bear/ dont be cruel from it after they said it was gonna be on there but i still love that cd i love snow bird and other songs on there. one thing i do not understand is whatever happened to him singing jailhouse rock or in the ghetto and kentucky rain after his 1969 and 1970 seasons. sure he sang jailhouse rock later on but it stunk compared to his 1968 and 1969 performances.
genedin wrote on January 19, 2007
does anyone know if this will be a complete show or just random tracks?
Martin DJ wrote on January 19, 2007
There were no complete shows recorded. As per Ernst's Recording Sessions book the following songs were taped: Little Sister / Get Back, See See Rider, Proud Mary, Never Been To Spain, You Gave Me A Mountain, A Big Hunk Of Love, It's Impossible, The Impossible Dream, An American Trilogy, It's Over, Love Me, All Shook Up, Teddt Bear / Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Can't Help Falling In Love.
genedin wrote on January 20, 2007
thanks but no disrespect to ernst but is he always right. cant we just hope for a complete show? lol
Martin DJ wrote on January 20, 2007
According to The Complete Recording Sessions, the purpose of the recordings was taping a collection of new songs. Elvis wanted to record The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by the Walker Brothers, Steamroller Blues, Summer Days and Brown Eyes by James Taylor, The Last Time I Saw Her Face by Gordon Lightfoot and Sunday Morning Coming Down by Kris Kristofferson. However, it wasn't possible to obtain publishing rights, and 'the tape machine was actually turned off every time Elvis sang Help Me Make It Through The Night.'
genedin wrote on January 20, 2007
ther eone thing we should all wish for is no duplication of the tracks we just got one the writing for the king set. those songs although good wouldnt merit releasing again. for the sake of completness i would also love the remaining tracks from elvis spring tours that remain
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on January 21, 2007
If its done right it will not have songs on the ftd book/ cd you mentioned,there should be no duplication with ftd's!
lvisfan wrote on January 26, 2007
drghanem1: Multi-Track "Live" recordings do exist. Especially around this time period. The original single release of "American Trilogy" came from one of these shows (if memory serves me right). They were going to releasse an album titled "Standing Room Only", which was scrapped. So they did have the multi-track recorders running.
genedin wrote on January 31, 2007
mature elvis i couldnt agree with you more than that. lets hope they read our comments and do the right thing