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Something In The Country

September 24, 2020 | Music

FTD announced a 4CD set with The Something For Everybody Sessions and The Wild In The Country Sessions.

FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'The Something For Everybody Sessions' including 'The Wild In The Country sessions'. It will include remixed and remastered unreleased studio outtakes. This 8 inch deluxe 4-CD package will also feature a 28-page booklet with an insightful essay, record and movie data, memorabilia and rare photos. Released late October.

All the session takes from Elvis' RCA November 7 / 8, 1960 and March 12 / 13, 1961 sessions. The vast majority of these session have already been released but it will include several "new" false start outtakes from 'Put the Blame On Me',  'Wild In the Country' and 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell'.

Compared the previous FTD releases 'Something for Everybody' and 'Wild in the Country' the unreleased takes on this set are:

It’s a sin (take 3)
I want you with me (rehearsal)
There’s always me (take 3)
Put the blame on me (takes 3, 4)
Lonely man (takes 2, 3, 5, 9, 10)
In my way (takes 3, 7)
Wild in the country (takes 3 to 9, 15, 17, 18)
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell (takes 4, 5, 6, 10, 12) 
I slipped, I stumbled, I fell - lower key version (take 17)

The duet 'Husky Dusky Day' which was featured in the movie on the classic album release, is excluded from this release. 

Tracklisting

Disc 1 - The Something For Everybody Sessions:

I Feel So Bad (single A-Side) - (Chuck Willis)

Something For Everybody - The Album - Side 1 The Ballad Side:

There’s Always Me - Give Me The Right - It’s A Sin - Sentimental Me - Starting Today - Gently

Something For Everybody - The Album - Side 2 - The Rhythm Side:

I’m Comin. Home - In Your Arms - Put The Blame On Me - Judy - I Want You With Me - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

Wild In The Country - The Masters (December 1960 Stereo Mixes):

Lonely Man (Single B-Side) - Wild In The Country (Single B-Side) - In My Way - Forget Me Never - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

The March 1961 Sessions:

I’m Comin’ Home (Take 1 - 2) - I’m Comin’ Home (Take 3) - I’m Comin’ Home (Take 4) - I’m Comin’ Home (Take 5) - I’m Comin’ Home (Take 6 - 7M) - Gently (Take 1 - 2) - Gently (Take 3) - Gently (Take 4) - Gently (Take 5/M) - In Your Arms (Take 1) - In Your Arms (Take 2/M) - Give Me The Right (Take 1) - Give Me The Right (Take 2) - Give Me The Right (Take 3 - 4/M)

CD 2  -  The March 1961 Sessions (Continued):

I Feel So Bad (Take 1) - I Feel So Bad (Take 2/M) - It’s A Sin (Take 1 - 2) - It’s A Sin (Take 3 - 4/M) - I Want You With Me (Rehearsal) - I Want You With Me (Take 1) - I Want You With Me (Take 2/M) - There’s Always Me (Take 1) - There’s Always Me (Take 2) - There’s Always Me (Take 3 - 4) - There’s Always Me (Take 5 - 9) - There’s Always Me (Take 10/M) - Starting Today (Take 1) - Starting Today (Take 2) - Starting Today (Take 3/M) - Sentimental Me (Take 1) - Sentimental Me (Take 2/M) - Judy (Take 1) - Judy (Take 2 - 3) - Judy (Take 4) - Judy (Take 5 - 7) - Judy (Take 8/M) - Put The Blame On Me (Take 1 - 2) - Put The Blame On Me (Take 3 - 4) - Put The Blame On Me (Take 5/M)

CD 3  -  The Wild In The Country Sessions:

Lonely Man (Take 1) - Lonely Man (Take 2 - 3) - Lonely Man (Take 4) - Lonely Man (Take 5 - 8) - Lonely Man (Take 9) - Lonely Man (Take 10 - 12) - Lonely Man (Take 13/M) - Lonely Man (solo, Take 1) - Lonely Man (Solo, Take 2 - 3) - Lonely Man (Solo, Take 4/M) - In My Way (Take 1) - In My Way (Take 2) - In My Way (Take 3 - 7) - In My Way (Take 8/M)

CD 4  -  The Wild In The Country Sessions (Continued):

Wild In The Country (Take 1) - Wild In The Country (Take 2 - 8) - Wild In The Country (Take 9 - 11) - Wild In The Country (Take 12 - 13) - Wild In The Country (Take 14) - Wild In The Country (Take 15 - 16) - Wild In The Country (Take 17 - 18) - Wild In The Country (Take 19/M) - Forget Me Never (Take 1) - Forget Me Never (Take 2) - Forget Me Never (Take 3/M) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 1 - 3) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 4 - 6) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 7 - 9) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 10) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 11) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Take 12 - 13/M) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (Lower Key, Take 14 - 16) - I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell (lower key, Take 17 - 18/M)

Source:The OEPFC of Great Britain

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Milky White Way wrote on September 24, 2020
I didn’t purchase the two albums from FTD because at the time I couldn’t afford every release. This is fantastic for me and I’m really looking forward to this set. I love what FTD are doing with these session releases. Thank you FTD!
Milky White Way wrote on September 24, 2020
I also want to state how amazing the artwork looks. Fab cover!
Gladyslove wrote on September 24, 2020
For me ? A must have. Love this phase in Elvis life. His voice was and is out of this world at this time.
Bob Finkel wrote on September 24, 2020
For me a must have too. Great Album with very strong songs. Elvis at his best. Combining two sessions - like this one - makes perfect sense in my opinion. Can't wait for this release. Thanks FTD and more complete sessions. Thumbs up.
Psilopechtris wrote on September 24, 2020
A lot of previously released material, but, thumbs up! Anything to help us forget the two previous disaster releases from FTD.
JerryNodak wrote on September 24, 2020
I have nothing against the material in this release, but I bought the 2 previous FTD releases covering most of this music. I'm not a completest. I'll take a pass on this release.
TheMemphisFan wrote on September 25, 2020
I agree precisely with what JerryNodak wrote.
marty wrote on September 25, 2020
I am in two minds about this release. I have the 2 previous FTD releases which means I have almost everything on offer here. On the other hand it's always a pleasure to get a shinny new release, look at the booklet and give it a spin. As the pandemic restrictions have significantly reduced the joys in my life I am leaving towards buying it...
jaques marcello wrote on September 25, 2020
I agree with Marty
Steve V wrote on September 25, 2020
How much is enough? When is it considered overkill and an obvious money grab? The previous FTDs more than cover these sessions adequately, then again I gave up buying every single release 30 years ago.
Bob Finkel wrote on September 25, 2020
How much is enough? Good question Steve V. I think everyone has their own opinion about it. Different demands, different collectors - books, vinyl, CD's and CD box sets - don't make it easy for FTD. And that applies to all areas of our life. One needs it absolutely, the other requires it and another no longer because he has enough for himself. That's life. But it's always nice to read different opinions here. Like that very much.
Ton Bruins wrote on September 25, 2020
More of the same...
Psilopechtris wrote on September 25, 2020
I agree with marty and Bob Finkel
wildfishie wrote on September 26, 2020
Unless money is a big problem, you can always give your old FTD release to someone that's not yet an Elvis fan. Then you can buy this new release for yourself. You refresh your collection and help keep Elvis' legacy going strong by bringing new people to his world.
JerryNodak wrote on September 27, 2020
Wildfishie: In my case, money is not a problem. But I'm not about to spend money to refresh my collection with something I neither want or need. As for bringing new fans into the Elvis world, my wife and I did that in raising our kids. I knew going into this FTD Complete Sessions series that I would purchase (or not) on a case by case basis.