April FTDs Due Next Week

According to various site the April Follow That Dream releases "The Way It Was" and "That's The Way It Is" are due for shipping around April 18, 2008.

Both CDs are available though the Elvis Matters shop for special membership prices: standard price: 22,00 | Silver membership price: 19,80 | Gold membership price: 18,70 EUR.

Source: Various / Updated: Apr 11, 2008 

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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2008report abuse
"The Way It Was" essential? To me it's not even necessary. But to each their own.
RonBaker (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2008report abuse
I agree that since I have the original album, cd, triple cd set...the TTWII set from FTD seems a bit redundant. 'The Way It Was' seems essential though. Wish it had been 7" format however.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2008report abuse
My fav Elvis album, however too much duplication. Can't believe there will be any discernible sound improvement on the 'original' cd release or TTWII triple set. Outtakes welcome but just release them plus the rest of the ttwii live shows, dont duplicate. Im not interested in the 'completeness' arguement. I just dont want to have to keep buying the same old stuff over and over again to get a handful of unreleased tracks.
ijustcanhelpbelievin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2008report abuse
I was initially disappointed at the song content as there seemed little additional material and limited alternative takes from what has previously been released (30th anniversary 3 CD set, the excellent Essential Elvis 4 - One Hundred Years from Now and the superb FTD Nashville Marathon). Given this, I found it difficult to understand the evident enthusiasm and anticipation. However I took time to look again at things, and upon reflection I can’t help but join in the excitement of this new FTD Classic CD. This will be truly another must have release for the following reasons:-

1) One Hundred Years From Now(Essential Elvis 4) and the FTD Nashville Marathon are rightly up there as two must have Elvis CD's. Elvis and the band are on fire and the music seems to flow effortlessly from all concerned. Listening again to the tracks that are being taken from these two CD’S to be included on this FTD Classic release again really stoked up my enthusiasm for this new FTD release. They are exceptional alternative versions of masters originally included on TTWII, and if they are even close to the new alternative takes we will be getting, we’re in for a treat.

2)All the previous TTWII CD’s are now pretty old (originally released 2000, 1996, and 2002 respectively), positively ancient when compared to the leaps forward that have been made in audio quality and mixing expertise since then. Getting to hear Elvis at his very best with the now excellent FTD audio quality is something well worth looking forward to.

3) We are getting all the alternative takes of the masters, so it’s futile to complain there isn’t more. Ernst and team aren’t magicians who can summon material where there isn’t any to be had. In-fact, we can see with the additional rehearsal material, alternative mixes and undubbed masters, they have strived to give us as much new material as possible. In this light, we should rejoice in the new recordings we will get!

4) An album that can give us 5 separate Bridge Over Troubled Waters tracks, 6 Twenty Days and Twenty nights, 5 Patch It Up’s, 3 Strangers in the Crowd, and 3 I’ve Lost You’s, many including multiple alternative takes, plus all the takes of Mary In the Morning, has got to be serving up something very special indeed.

So, on reflection, while there’s some duplication with the previous TTWII releases, there is so much more in addition to look forward to. The anticipation should be there for all Elvis fans .This will be one of the best FTD releases this year, and, if it delivers what we are all hoping it will, it should become one of our all time favorite FTD releases.
Ronaldv (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2008report abuse
Surprise the fans for the next release FTD! Elvis Presley live in Lake Tahoe, july 71 or a tour concert from april or june/july 73/july 75! Thankx in advance.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2008report abuse
I'd like to hear another full show from Aug 70 please. I'm getting old.
Rs277 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2008report abuse
wished they would do the aloha album followed by msg....all in their entirety
elvis_aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2008report abuse
Can't wait for the original album with extra's on it. My favorite album of him. Like the mature voice of El on it and the GREAT songs. No one will ever beat that. This album will always be a classic.
genedin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2008report abuse
im a big fan of ftd and if some of the stuff was released already its up to each person to determine if they need it. i for one do so thanks ftd for all youve given us so far.

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