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New FTD releases Out

September 23, 2009 | Music

Two new Follow That Dream titles are out; the "jailhouse Rock" and "From Sunset To Vegas".  

"Jailhouse Rock" is a 2-disc set in the Classic Album series. The first disc features the masters, alternate masters, movie masters and a few bonus cuts in mono while the second disc consists of session takes – all in binaural. The package features the 7” inch digipack format with 12-page booklet. 

A second volume will be released next year. 


"From Sunset To Vegas" is a 2-disc set in the Follow That Dream 5 inch digipack format. The main body of this release is the rehearsal recorded at RCA’s studio on Sunset Blvd on August 16, 1974.

There is a bonus section on the second disc with 10 live recordings from Elvis’ Las Vegas engagement in August/September 1974.

Source:Elvis Unlimited

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mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 24, 2009
I really dont mean anything bad by this but,what is so exciting about the jailhouse rock release,i guess im not a 50's fan,i am not excited about the sun project either,i in no way begrude anyone who likes the 50's or the jailhouse rock release,or the sun project,will on board for a moody blue Ftd or From Elvis presley blvd as well as the Back in memphis Ftd that i know will come,i think the loving you Ftd release kinda ruined me on 50's releases!
Steve V wrote on September 25, 2009
mature - I am a HUGE 50's fan and I'm not excited about the Jailhouse Rock release. And there is another volume to come? The movie contained only 6 songs. Milking? yeah a bit.
lray wrote on September 25, 2009
Been waiting years for this. As we all know most of the 50's outtakes were destroyed but in this case we have the sessions takes in binaural. FTD is giving the complete session tapes spread out over 2 volumes. Previous FTD classic albums from the 50's, Elvis Presley, Loving You and Elvis Gold vol. 2 were perfect and had all the session tapes that survived. Very happy with the way FTD has handled the 50's. This will be a huge seller. Elvis in 1957 rocking hard. It does not get any better than that. Thanks to Kevin Budd for all his great work on the 50's material.
burton wrote on September 25, 2009
If these discs are SO CALLED released, then way can't I find any trace of them to buy on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com (U.S.A.)?
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 26, 2009
Thats because Ftd & ernst stopped supplying amazon with Ftd's,Ftd is not all that fan friendly!
JerryNodak wrote on September 28, 2009
I'm sure I'll end up with JHR one way or another. Either as a Christmas gift or I'll buy it later. But one volume will be quite enough for me.
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 28, 2009
May i ask a silly question,why do some soundtracks get 2 cd's and the 60's soundtracks for the most part get one cd and many dont have many new outtakes?i know the 60's soundtracks are silly but were still paying the same amountand i believe all cd's released should be given the same treatment,outtake and sound wise!
JerryNodak wrote on September 28, 2009
I suppose it has largely to do with the amount of material (outtakes) available for a given film. I agree that all FTD releases should be given careful treatment when it comes to sound quality, artwork etc. This has NOT been the case.
pasa-ryu wrote on September 30, 2009
I recieved both copies from the excellant 'Now Dig This'(thier customer service are by far the best,and they sent me the cd's way before anyone else had them both in stock!)I got the cd's yesterday(tuesday)and opened the box with excitement!-boy-i was not disapointed!!;i played the jailhouse rock 2 cd set 1st and was impressed with the remastered sound,the booklet and the superb alternate takes(alot better than than any import cd any day)and i was impressed with cd 2 "binaural session" outtakes!..superb sounding and some great studio banter from Elvis. The 2nd album Sunset to Las Vegas ws a real mind bowing cd to listen to!!-i already own the import cd sunset blvd to paradise rd,but this newly remastered version of the 1974 RCA rehearsal sounds more alive,luoder and clearer than the "import" version!!-i also enjoyed cd 2 of the 'live' recordings and surprised that rca/ftd decided to included some contraversial dialuoge from Elvis9where Elvis says that their are "white niggers",proving that he wasn't e racist!)all-in-all a superb cd and Elvis' most intresting studio rehearsal you would ever hear.(its about rca/epe decided to officially release this gem of a rehearsal on cd)..i am really looking foward to the next FTD albums due out in november!.(jailhouse rock vol.2 and the 1976 conert and the jungleroom rsessions vinyl edtition.)
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on October 01, 2009
He said what? tell me he didnt say that please,wow
pasa-ryu wrote on October 03, 2009
I swear to god Elvis says it on track 14.(the dialouge track on the cd)..Elvis says "The webbsters dictionary says the meaning of the word NIGGER means lazy and good for nothing,that means theirs plenty of 'white' niggers too-dont throw base ball bats at me"...i was very surprised that RCA/FTD allowed this controversial "dialouge" to be released on a main-stream and official album!-i just hope his words are NOT taken the wrong way??(i think at the time the hilton hotel staff were mistreating "black employees" and calling them n..rs and elvis wanted to prove that thier are "white n..rs".)Still,a track that rca/ftd should have left off this cd release..it's too shocking!!.(p[lease let me know what you "Elvis fans2 think please???,.(thanks)
djm wrote on October 06, 2009
i heard it and i had a `did he just say what i thought he said moment` i dont know the story behind the remarks but good on him for speaking his mind. thou he had no need to prove it elvis was no racist. well done rca for leaving the remarks in. it certainly adds to one of the most interesting FTDs ive heard.
Steve V wrote on October 06, 2009
It is not good. Using that word in any type of expression sounds racist. I'm not saying Elvis was racist, but it would be no surprise if this leaked out and folks thought that. I guess it was common practice for folks from the South and in that generation to use it, but it doesn't make it right in however it is used.
pasa-ryu wrote on October 07, 2009
I justt studied the true reason why elvis said what he said on track 14 on disc two:A fan in the audience shouts out to him "whats a nigger" and elvis being elvis polity explains the webbtsers dictinary but goes on to say thier are "white niggers".(if you do not belive me,read a book from 25 years ago "Elvis in concer" it has every show elvis did on stage and has this show review too)and the JAT book SESIONS 3 saits what happend..Red west sneked in the las vegas showroom and painted all the angles "black" and when elvis was on stage a fan wonders why and says thet look like niggers-they then ask elvis what is a nigger??..Elvis was NOT rascist.