April FTDs

On April 9 FTD will release the following albums:

From Elvis In Memphis

From Elvis In Memphis


Side 1
01 Wearin’ That Loved On Look 2:28
02 Only The Strong Survive 2:44
03 I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) 4:35
04 Long Black Limousine 3:45
05 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ 2:40
06 I’m Movin’ On 2:56

Side 2
07 Power Of My Love 2:41
08 Gentle On My Mind 3:25
09 After Loving You 3:08
10 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 2:42
11 Any Day Now 3:04
12 In The Ghetto 2:52


13 Wearin’ That Loved On Look (takes 3,10) 3:45
14 Only The Strong Survive (take 1) 2:27
15 Long Black Limousine (take 6) 4:32
16 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ (takes 1,2) 4:22
17 I’m Movin’ On (takes 1,2) 3:39
18 Power Of My Love (take 1) 3:14
19 After Loving You (take 2) 3:43
20 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 2) 2:37
21 Any Day Now (takes 1,2) 3:40
22 In The Ghetto (take 1) 2:56
23 In The Ghetto (takes 2,3) 4:06
24 In The Ghetto (take 4) 2:58

CD 2

01 Long Black Limousine (takes 7,8,9/M) 5:02
02 Wearin’ That Loved On Look (takes 12,13,14) 4:53
03 In The Ghetto (take 11) 3:19
04 In The Ghetto (take 13) 2:53
05 In The Ghetto (take 20) 3:04

06 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 4) 2:33
07 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (takes 6,7) 4:37
08 Power Of My Love (takes 2,3) 3:18
09 Power Of My Love (take 6) 3:56
10 After Loving You (take 3) 3:41
11 Only The Strong Survive (takes 17,20fs, 21,22) 4:36
12 Any Day Now (takes 3,4) 5:16


13 Wearin’ That Loved On Look 3:07
14 I’m Movin’ On (with steel-guitar overdub) 2:57
15 Gentle On My Mind (with track replacement overdubs.) 3:42
16 In The Ghetto 3:06
17 True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 3:16
18 Power Of My Love 3:08
19 After Loving You 3:15
20 Only The Strong Survive 3:22
21 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ 3:11
22 Any Day Now 3:15

Recorded at sessions on January 13-16 & 20-23 and February 17-22, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis
Musicians Guitar and Sitar: Reggie Young; Guitar: Elvis Presley; Bass: Mike Leech, Tommy Cogbill; Drums: Gene Chrisman; Piano: Booby Wood, Elvis Presley; Organ: Bobby Emmons; Steel Guitar: John Hughey; Harmonica: Ed Kollis
Overdub: Trumpet: R.F. Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff: Sax & trombone; Jackie Thomas; Sax: Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P. Luper; Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, Thomas; French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D’Gerolamo; Vocals: Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurschel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Sonja Montgomery, Millie Kirkham

Stay Away, Joe

Stay Away, Joe


01. Stay Away
02. Stay Away, Joe
03. Dominic
04. All I Needed Was The Rain
05. Goin' Home
06. Too Much Monkey Business
07. U. S. Male
08. Stay Away (jam, take 2)
09. Too Much Monkey Business (takes 1,3,6,9)
10. U.S. Male (takes (5,6,7)
11. Stay Away, Joe (takes 10,12,13
12. Stay Away, Joe (takes 15,16,17)
13. Dominic (takes 1,3,2)
14. All I Needed Was The Rain (unprocessed master
15. Too Much Monkey Business (takes 12,10)
16. Goin’ Home (takes 12,18,21)
17. Goin’ Home (takes 22,24,26,28,29)
18. Stay Away (takes 5,6)
19. Stay Away (takes 11,12,14)
20. U.S. Male (takes 9,10)
21. U.S. Male (take 11)

Track listing subject to confirmation

Compilation produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and Roger Semon
Mixed and mastered by Vic Anesini & Sebastian Jeansson

On Stage (vinyl)

On Stage

Side A
01. Long Tall Sally (3:14)
(Robert Blackwell / Enotris Johnson / Richard Penniman)
02. Don’t Cry Daddy (2:53)
(Mac Davis)
03. Kentucky Rain (3:18)
(Eddie Rabbitt / Dick Heard)
04. Let It Be Me (Je t’appartiens) (3:18)
05. I Can’t Stop Loving You (2:24)
(Don Gibson)
06. Walk a Mile in My Shoes (2:52)
(Joe South)
07. The Wonder of You (3:00)
(Baker Knight)

Recorded at the February 18, Midnight Show, 1970, taken from the FTD release On Stage

Side B
01. See See Rider (2.49)
(Trad. Arr. Elvis Presley)
02. Proud Mary (2.43)
(John Fogerty)
03. Sweet Caroline (2.45)
(Neil Diamond)
04. Runaway (2.23)
(Del Shannon)
05. Walk A Mile In My Shoes (2.02)
(Joe South)
06. Release Me (2.53)
(Eddie Miller / Robert Young / Dub
07. Polk Salad Annie (4.46)
(Tony Joe White)

1-3 taken from the FTD release Polk Salad Annie. Recorded at the February 15, Midnight Show, 1970. 4 From the FTD release At The International. August 23, Midnight Show, 1969. 5-7 Recorded at the February 18, Dinner Show,1970

Side C
01. Hound Dog (2:15)
(Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller)
02. Love Me Tender (2.58)
(Vera Matson / Elvis Presley)
03. Kentucky Rain (3:13)
(Eddie Rabbitt/Dick Heard)
04. Let It Be Me (Je t’appartiens) (3:29)
(Mann Curtis / Pierre Delanoe / Gilbert
05. I Can’t Stop Loving You (2:23)
(Don Gibson)
06. Walk a Mile in My Shoes (2:49)
(Joe South)
07. In The Ghetto (3:08)
(Mac Davis)

Recorded at the February 19, Midnight Show, 1970. From the FTD release On Stage

Side D
01. The Wonder of You (3:19)
(Baker Knight)
02. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) (3:12)
(Eddie Miller / Robert Young / Dub
03. Polk Salad Annie (7:56)
(Tony Joe White)
04. Introductions (2:13)
05. Suspicious Minds (5:06)
(Mark James)
06. Can’t Help Falling in Love (2:04)
(Peretti, Creatore, Weiss)

Recorded at the February 19, Dinner Show, 1970. Fom the FTD release, On Stage.


Source: The OEPFC of Great Britain / Updated: Feb 18, 2013 

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GNstud (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2013report abuse
Great, good work, Ernst ! As SAWJoe is also gonna be a 7" digip (like WinCountry)... I am really looking forward to the
forthcoming -I take it- 7"FTD digip. of Charroooo....(with 2 songs-great rip off brother !) Good news for friend Iray.
katjon (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
hi everyone not often i come on to give my opinion....shame on me, iam really looking forward to all the FTD releases coming up in april and i know that there are quite a few from elvis in memphis recordings kicking about wether it is official or bootleg but i really am a sucker for this album from the cover and of the tracks i think its a very welcome addition to the ftd label, i have this and the on stage ftd vinyl album on pre-order brilliant releases in my opinion.
GNstud (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2013report abuse
Another commercial marketing mishap by Jorgensen ! In order that this album on FTD (incl outtakes) sells well amongst fans (mind you: they already have these songs already since 1969 ...!!!) FTDshould have ADDED bonus songs recording during the same Am.Studios session !! Why not ? Goes to show that the manager of Sony's resp. for all new Elvis releases doesn't know or doesn't care...or is FTD autonomous in decision making process ? Hope not ! The samegoes for the recent release of Back in Memphis....!Miss hillareous outtakes of several great tunes that I have to search now on old Camden budget releases...Shame on FTD. Whynot have done a real good/complete job Ernst ? If ever you bring out an American Studios 6CD Box in 2014, then people will realize it's a rip-off ! Jack Soden should step in at this point...it's not showing any respect for thousands of loyal fans !
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2013report abuse
THEMEMPHISFAN – You’re right. I guess there would not be many 1956 songs left to put as bonus tracks, unless they add ‘Too much’ and ‘Playing for keeps’ (released in January 1957, but recorded in 56) - TCB
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2013report abuse
Troubleman, "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" was already included (with multiple outtakes) on the "ELVIS PRESLEY" FTD.
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2013report abuse
THEMEMPHISFAN – I meant that the song `True Love Travels on A Gravel Road` was already covered on From Elvis in Memphis. I don’t see takes 4 and 5 of ‘Power of my love’ but I don’t believe they should be included in the 3rd Memphis CD. It’s possible that not every takes could have been included on this release for lack of space, so the best takes were chosen. Is take 3 such a different version, or variation of the song, that it should be included? Otherwise, I believe that the 3rd CD should only have the other Memphis songs that were not covered on the first 2 CDs. But again, that’s only my opinion.

Jamie – I agree with you that for the ‘Elvis’ (1956) Album there would have to be added material to make it more complete, given the lack of available outtakes. However, I wouldn’t put the ‘Love me tender’ songs on it since I believe it deserves a Classic album release of its own (with ‘Anyway you want me’ and the interview ‘The truth about me’ which he gave on the movie set, as bonus material). That would make a great release!

As for ‘Elvis’ (1956), bonus tracks could include the other 1956 singles (‘Hound dog’, ‘I want you, I need you, I love you’, and ‘Don’t be cruel’), the Vegas Frontier songs, and possibly the full TV Guide interview. It is a shame that we will probably never hear any outtakes of ‘Hound dog’ and ‘Don’t be cruel’. - TCB
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2013report abuse
Troubleman wrote:
"Orion – Not to be picky, but `True Love Travels On A Gravel Road` is on the From Elvis in Memphis album."

But take 3 of "True Love Travels On A Gravel Road" wasn't included on From Elvis In Memphis.
Including take 3 of the song would enhance the third volume... nothing wrong with that.

From my post Feb. 21 -
January sessions ~
Don't Cry Daddy, Rubberneckin', My Little Friend, Mama Liked The Roses, I'll Be There, Hey Jude

February sessions ~
It's My Way/This Time/I Can't Stop Loving You, True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 3... I hope), Kentucky Rain, If I'm A Fool, Who Am I?
Herman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2013report abuse
Two good releases, I will buy them for sure. I am waiting for the classic Elvis in Concert, hoping with the complete Rapid City or/and Omaha in excellent sound !
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2013report abuse
Well said Alan. One can buy whatever they value and enjoy. I cannot for example undestand why electronic music has had any success whatsoever but if others enjoy it... Same with FTD. No one is expected to like ALL the releases and no one has to buy any of them if they do not wish to. Stop complaining and just buy what you want. Elvis fans have the privilage to enjoy so many exiting new releases and yet many are still not happy!
claunath82 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2013report abuse
I think the 3 Camden albums (flaming, friends and almost)are closer to the name classic albums that stay away,joe ! I'd rather ftd release these 3 albums with outtakes...disappointment because I love these 3 albums. From Elvis in Memphis will be my next purchase, thanks for that.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2013report abuse
Granted the books don't appeal to everyone especially FFAK but the CD's are just a bonus with these. The concerts probably will (and should) eventually get a stand alone release (as happened with Rockin' Across Texas).
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2013report abuse
Wrong,i can afford them,but im not going to be taken for a fool,and my point on the books and the fashion for a king was i wanted the concerts,but not the big heavy book,sorry i dont need 500 pics of jumpsuits,i think thats nuts. Yes i mentioned what i will buy,point made on my end,enjoy!
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
Good points Alan, it's a simple matter of personal taste and personal choice. I think some of the irrational negativity surrounding these releases comes down to affordability, otherwise the criticism often makes no sense.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
Well said Alan, those that are not interested in what they consider to be one re-issue too many need not buy them. Just let those that do enjoy them. Certain people keep saying that they have lost interest in FTD but constantly comment on new releases. If they have no interest, why? As for milking the fans, how does that really work? People choose what they want to buy.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
Isn't it a little egoistic to wish for SONY to stop releasing Elvis music in improved sound, just because YOU fell that you have to have a complete collection and doesn't have the money ? I see it like this, you can't buy something that is not released, but you can easily skip something that is released. And "overkill", that is a very subjective term, who shall decide what is overkill ? ( I think they will stop releasing when there is no more profit ). And yet again someone feels the need to show their "sophistication/better taste/maturity (or whatever they think they are)", by calling people who only/mostly listen to Elvis music odd, well if I should say what I feel about people like that, then I would probably get kicked of this site ! And it is really great to see fair and balanced comment from many people here, people who don't see FTD as evil incarnated just because the label releases albums that THEY don't want. And Mature, why do you care about the cds in the books, you stated several several times that you are done with FTD (except for a few 70-72 shows), it is a little like Dgirl, who says that it is weird that people bother to discuss a 30 year dead entertainer, and yet she keeps coming back !
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
They could have released the second album "Elvis" ages ago and yes we have the outtakes of the songs "Rip It Up", Take 1 of "Old Shep" and other than those 2, they could throw in the live "Ready Teddy" from the Ed Sullivan Show recorded way back then. There are no outtakes per se; most having been erased by RCA unfortunately. I'm still waiting for the binaural outtakes of certain outtakes which were released on "Elvis Presley Stereo 57" aka Essential Elvis Volume 2 and from "Flashback" the FTD CD. Yes, I agree, "Love Me Tender" and all it's outtakes could be included on the "Elvis" CD if FTD deems such to be the case, but don't hold your breath. Time's getting short for us old timers, Ernst; maybe you can see your way clear?
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
Hello, I think FTD will do an 'Elvis' (1956) CD but they will have to scrape the barrel. They only have some out-takes of 'Rip It Up' and the alternate take of 'Old Shep' included in the 1950s box set. Those could be supplemented by the New Frontier Hotel recordings, and - at a stretch - the bonus tracks from the Legacy 'Elvis' CD. That would open the way to include the 'Love Me Tender' soundtrack and its out-takes. My view is that we should be enormously thankful that so many wonderful archive material has survived, particularly the 'Jailhouse Rock' sessions in binaural. If FTD's version of 'Elvis ' (1956) isn't marvellous, we'll just have to take it on the chin.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2013report abuse
Re. The ELVIS album, (and most other 50's songs), I've heard on numerous occasions that an executive at RCA gave the order in 1959 to destroy all of the session tapes of all artists , not just Elvis . Only the masters were kept . This is why for example we've never heard any of the early takes of Hound Dog. What few alternate takes that survive are basically a lucky accident. Maybe someone out there who is more knowledgeable on the subject could comment.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2013report abuse
Elvis' second album: I would like to hear some outtakes of 'Anyplace Is Paradise", if there are any. Maybe they got lost when they tore down that old storehouse. Any info about that, anyone? The song is, along with Paralyzed my secret alltime favourite. Don't know why, but there is something special to that song...I wonder if he ever played it live in the 50s but according to the websites it is quite unlikely.
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2013report abuse
Jerry – You`re right of course. I forgot that most of the movie soundtracks were 1 CD sets only.

Livingstonsn – No I do not have a particular source about the `Elvis` album. I just assume that it will have to be released soon, since there are not many original albums left. I know there are a few outtakes of Rip it up available. Again even a 1 CD release of Elvis` second album, with whatever outtakes are available, is a must!

Orion – Not to be picky, but `True Love Travels On A Gravel Road` is on the From Elvis in Memphis album. They can add the 3 instrumental tracks though. - TCB
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2013report abuse
Troubleman: With the exceptions of Loving You; Jailhouse Rock; G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii, all other FTD movie soundtrack releases to this point in time have been single disc releases.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2013report abuse
I hope your right about Roustabout, Kissin Cousins , Speedway, and especially Elvis second album. It would be nice to have all of Elvis albums released in this series. Single discs would be alright ,and mono/ stereo might be interesting . Still it would be great if the session tapes turned up.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
January sessions ~
Don't Cry Daddy (VO)
Rubberneckin' (2)
My Little Friend (VO)
Mama Liked The Roses (VO) also an unreleased one exists with harmony vocal by Elvis
I'll Be There (3)
Hey Jude (7)

February sessions ~
It's My Way/This Time/I Can't Stop Loving You (1)
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (11)
Kentucky Rain (10)
If I'm A Fool (9)
Who Am I? (1)
I have included the master take number next to the song – so, as you can see there is plenty of material to warrant another two CD set of songs from the Memphis sessions. Maybe Ernst can call it “Good-Bye Mr. Chips.” lol
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
I meant to say "I would like to be wrong, though!"
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
Troubleman, do you have a source about an upcoming FTD of the "Elvis" album? I was under the impression that there weren't enough available outtakes for such a release. I love to be wrong, though!
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
I see only one problem with releasing the Golden Records as a Classic series and that would be volume 1; there would not be many outtakes available:

Hound dog, Don’t be cruel, All shook up – no outtakes available (or known to still exist)
Loving you, Teddy bear – already covered on FTD album ‘Loving you’
Jailhouse rock, Treat me nice - already covered on FTD album ‘Jailhouse rock’
Love me tender – deserving of an FTD album (just like Stay away, Joe)
Love me – would be on the upcoming FTD album ‘Elvis’

That would only leave 5 songs with actual outtakes, not enough in my opinion to release it. Furthermore, volumes 3, 4 and 5 also have many songs already covered on other FTD Classic series as bonus tracks. I also agree with THEMEMPHISFAN about ‘Roustabout’, ‘Speedway’, and ‘Kissin' Cousins’; they will eventually get released with whatever outtakes are available, possibly as a 1 CD album like Girls! Girls! Girls! I would also add ‘Flaming star’ as a possible FTD future release. - TCB
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
Not only the Golden Records, but For LP Fans Only and A Date With Elvis. Let's Be Friends, and Almost In Love would be a GREAT way to take care of the remaining Memphis sessions, Live A Little, Love A Little, The Trouble With Girls, Charro and Change Of Habit!
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
Agree that Stay Away Joe is a good idea from FTD to release in the Classic Series. I do hope that we also get Live A Little Love A Little and Change of Habit. I would definitely play them quite frequently. Charro and Trouble With Girls combined could be another interesting release. I further would enjoy getting the Golden Records releases complete in the 7" format.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
I want all the "Hey Jude" outtakes now! LOL...only kidding. I like the idea of publishing Stay Away Joe. And "Dominic"-outtakles are worth a good laugh...The later sixties seem a time of transition to me...And I welcome every attempt by FTD to work that up. It all leads to the Burbank Sessions...So if one remembers what happened along with Jerry Reed and the Guitar Man session...The copyright thing...it is quite intimdating as well. So to shed a light on what happened in the vispera of the Comeback really makes some sense. Good job, FTD. And I really don't need no swearing and x-rated language, but I like the hilarous laughter of Presley...so special request to FTD: Please try to cut off the swearing and keep the lauging attacks...it is so refreshing! Hope you get a hold of as many tapes as possible. I would like to hear the "Almost" outtakes as will, a beautiful song indeed...very touching any time I give it a listen on YT.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
The guy hasnt recorded in 30 plus years,so to me its overkill to have so many releases,too much of anything isnt good,or at least in my view. Some may like others artsits,but i doubt they buy and rebuy the way they do with elvis. Its not a put down, i use to be on of those types,just think there should better releases and alot less of them,and yes i know the bad old 80's gave elvis fans little and i guess even the 90's wasnt enough,but come on its gone the other way now,just too much,too much duplication. My mention of the fashion for a king book wasnt understood,i didnt want the book,but wanted the cd's or the dec 75 show. I however refuse to buy a oversized book with pics of jumpsuits,ftd should have released the cd's seperate,same with boy from tupelo.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
I think we WILL see FTD releases for Roustabout, Speedway, and Kissin' Cousins. There are a few alternate takes that exist plus the mono versions could be included as a bonus on the same disc with the stereo mixes. Roustabout was a #1 album... Ernst will release it for sure as a classic album on FTD.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
I think Stay Away Joe is a good idea. I'd like to see similar releases on Live A Little , Love A litttle , and The Trouble With Girls .I don't think we will see classic album releases on Roustabout, Speedway and Kissin Cousins. I've heard that Sony doesn't have the sessions on those films - they are missing. I don't recall many outtakes from those films being released.
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
Scudder – I enjoy other types of music; I have many Kenny Roger CDs, I enjoy ABBA, Genesis, Dean Martin, Huey Lewis and the News, Shania Twain, and many artists from Motown. I have the Time Life collection of Classic Rock 1960`s and the Sounds of the Seventies collection as well. I even like The Monkees, some Beatles songs and Rolling Stones as well!

So I do enjoy other types of music. But Elvis has always been my all-time favorite, and will always be. As for buying the same thing over again, yes I have duplicates outtakes but only with FTD. MyCD collection is now mainly with FTD so the other CD`s I bought before I can trade at Elvis conventions, or at my local CD store, for something else. So I do not have many duplicates left. I also do not buy duplicates simply for `better sound` quality.

I also agree with Orion that once FTD is done what else will there be? The Sony Legacy series? Good for the casual buyer but not for collectors. Again FTD cannot please everybody, so buy the ones that interest you. They will probably release every album as a Classic Series (even Elvis in concert – eventually) so it should be no surprise to anyone what`s coming in the future. Extra albums such as `Stay away Joe`, `Standing room only`and `Elvis sings Guitar man` are welcome bonuses!

And if some fans on this site only listen to Elvis music…what`s wrong with that? - TCB
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
Orion, Hey I thought the only moron on this site was me. Now I got competition with this Oxy guy! Seriously by overkill I meant that OS & EIM have been issued & reissued so many time's in so many forms. Collectors that have bought this & it's previous releases will buy it again if there is a better package involved. Some guys say they buy for improved sound but with todays improved sound how much better can you get? Only if Elvis comes back & sings in their living room. What I am about say next is in no way directed at you. Sometimes I think a good % of the people on this site buy just Elvis & care nothing about other music. Nothing bad about that. Just seems a bit odd to me. If there are any in that group let me know. Anyway Orion enjoy the music.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
VivaLasDavies, thank you for your reasonable, logical, common sense input concerning the FTD releases!

A 3rd volume of the 1969 Memphis recordings will be an additional treat that I'm looking forward to!
January sessions ~
Don't Cry Daddy, Rubberneckin', My Little Friend, Mama Liked The Roses, I'll Be There, Hey Jude

February sessions ~
It's My Way/This Time/I Can't Stop Loving You, True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (take 3... I hope), Kentucky Rain, If I'm A Fool, Who Am I?
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Kink we do agree on the soundboards,personally i dont want any more,some of the choices were odd. On tour multitrack and the 2 ttwii shows are pretty much all im interested in ,i might even buy elvis in concert if it contains the 21st show complete without silly fan comments.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Scudder - I think your idea of overkill on a collector's label is an oxymoron. To me, overkill is every day a new "import" label releasing an AR taken from in a bathroom stall inside the coliseum or fieldhouse or whatever the arena was. It would also be overkill if each release from FTD was for mainstream CD sellers to over run their CD shelves until they end up in the bargain bin for $3.00. I recall a time when we complained that you couldn't find Elvis in CD racks except at Christmas time. The legacy series on RCA/Sony has given the general public great selections. Look at the praise that "Prince From Another" has garnered - even from Rolling Stone magazine. I do wonder how many people will wish for the days when Ernst gave us FTDs once the label has ceased production.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
My personal assessment is this is overkill. I wonder who buys these releases over & over & why. A profit has to be made so I guess there are enough faithful (still alive) that are purchasing these. I believe someone said these will be his final purchases. Not so fast my friend. They may have a little unexpected cut down the road & so there will be another release & what you gonna do. The packaging will be nicer , the extra cut, & maybe even an unreleased picture or two of Elvis. Well maybe you will resist the temptation but others will not & ca ching a nice little profit will be made. It's like a reverse Robin Hood thing. The rich taking from the poor.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Trouble - well said. Nice thoughtful post - I enjoyed your sentiments. And to Kink - you said it perfectly: "I only hope they continue until EVERY soundtrack and every regular LP released through 1977 get the Classic Album treatment." When that happens, my Elvis collection will be complete. As sad as that may be, I'll be satisfied in knowing what an exhaustive collection I have on my all-time favorite artist. No other artist in my music collection is near this complete and varied and I'll always be grateful to Ernst for his vision that allowed this to happen. Who knows ? maybe Billy Smith has a tape of Elvis singing after a racquetball match. lol Just like the recent Vegas rehearsals and the Hayride recording - something new might come along that will enable me to continue adding to my collection after the Classics and soundboards run out....
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
I agree with Orion and Kink56 about the Classic album series; these are my favorites FTD to buy. If you recall the 7" format was released only for movie soundtrack recordings (Girl happy, World’s Fair, Fun in Acapulco) and FTD probably never envisioned doing the same thing will all of Elvis’ albums.

I can only guess that the 7" format became so popular that they made to decision later on to make the Classic Album series. I also like the fact that the outtakes together and in order on these releases. I am hoping for a 3rd Memphis session 2 CD set. I believe that the ‘digipack’ format will probably be maintained for concerts only.

I am also glad for the Stay away, Joe release and I do believe that 1 CD is sufficient. There are only 7 songs on it. Do we really want to hear all 30 takes of ‘Going home’? And remember that EPE have the final say on what they want released, not Ernst. So if EPE doesn’t want to make available the informal jam ‘The prisoner’s song’ because they consider it too vulgar, then Ernst can’t do anything about it. That’s probably why we didn’t get the X-rated version of ‘Hurt’ on the ‘From Elvis Presley Boulevard’ set.

I’ll doubt we’ll ever hear ‘Stager Lee’ or ‘Let me be the one’ on any Sony/FTD official release for that matter.

Finally I have to disagree with ‘mature Elvis fan 75’ about ‘Fashion for a King’. I thought it was a great release that covered a part of Elvis’ concert years not covered by many other books; the evolution and names of each stage suits. Add 2 concerts, and what more do you want? If that doesn’t interest you that’s fine, but it doesn’t make the release ‘stupid’. As for the so called errors in the book, show me a 500 page ‘biography’ that won’t have any errors. I’m sure there are Elvis fans out there (probably not many) who do not care to hear Elvis from 1953 to 1955; only from 1956 and on. That doesn’t make ‘A boy from Tupelo’ a bad or stupid release! The June 1977 concerts do not interest me, since I believe it showed Elvis at his absolute worst health-wise, but some fans will want every concert from that tour. To each his own.

I am looking forward to these April releases! TCB
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
I totally agree with Orion. The early FTDs were great at the time. But the Classic Album series is even BETTER! I personally would be upset if the Classic Album Series omitted the material that was previously released on the digipacks. The Classic albums allows me to sell off the older digipacks and the tracks are now orgainized in their rightful place, instead of being strewn out in various compilations. I rather dislike compilations, with a few exceptions.

I have even sold off most of my FTD soundboard stuff. I really do not need 20, 50, 1000 concerts of basically the same material, over and over again, where most of them only have one or two significant performances on each. The Las Vegas from summer of 69 through summer of 70, and maybe one best example of each year after, is more than enough for me. And I can get that mostly through the regular releases.

SRO, MSG, Aloha, Live On Stage In Memphis, EIC, the various box sets ALL have a LOT of live stuff, and the Las Vegas box, really covers the live 70s stuff pretty well. I have all the FTDs of the live Las Vegas recordings of summer 69, winter 70 and summer 70. And all the 77 stuff they have. The other years are well covered by RCA/Sony.

If not for the Classic Album Series, I would have probably forgotten about FTD a long time ago. I only hope they continue until EVERY soundtrack and every regular LP released through 1977 get the Classic Album treatment.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Steve - your statement of "piece meal stuff" that makes you buy the same stuff over & over on many different multiple releases is exactly what FTD on their original digipak releases like "Made in Memphis" or the "Memphis Sessions". Had Ernst continued in that vein, he could have milked the memphis sessions for 7 or 8 CDs. At least now, we get the original album in remastered sound (a bonus for those of us who didn't buy the "Complete Masters" set for $1000) with outtakes in their rightful place and not piece mealed on CD after CD like those early FTD digipaks.
As far as your mention of the Suspicious Minds 2-CD set, that is a great release for the mainstream buying public. Although I'm sure the general public could care less about an outtake of "Any Day Now" or "I'm Movin' On." For us fans that dig such things, I think the classic series is the way it should be. Do I wish that Ernst would've started FTD this way - hell yea. It would've saved me $$$$ that I spent on "Studio B" , "Long, Lonely Highway" , etc... but, that's water and bridges now.
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Hello, we fans of Elvis Presley are a hard-to-please bunch. After many years of staggering commercial inertia, during which RCA Victor released archive material with sadistic meanness, we have long since been inundated with scores of FTD and Legacy releases that are a completist's and a connoisseur's dream. So the swearing's been cut out of the studio banter; So take 17, or is it take 53?, of 'I'll Be There', aborted after 6 bars, has been omitted; So the bit between takes 22 and 23 of 'It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin', where you can hear Elvis pull the lavatory flush, has been edited. Get over it, enjoy what is there.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
I can't think of too many artists with a dedicated label on this scale - especially an artist who has been dead for over 30 years. I love the 7" format as do many others. Remember the early days of CD when box sets slavishly followed the 12" format containing only 3 or 4 CDs. At least the 7" format tries to give the feel of the original 12" album in a compact size. (an idea originally taken from a one off Cliff Richard live CD by the way). As for news on new releases, I visit this and two other sites daily for all the new release info - good enough for me.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
First of all,elvis is not the only artist with a collectors label,other artist,bands have a collectors label,and they are ran much better, they have official websites,were news is given on new releases,not the underground way ftd does things, someone emails someone with half the info,really a slap in the face to fans who pay high prices for ftd products. I am not one of those be glad you got it types,its not enough,it should be done the right way. Yes there might be a 3rd memphis release, but why not just put out a box set of outtakes? I also am not a fan of oversized cardboard covers,they look like vinl covers but are cd's,who thought of this? I like my cd's in regular style cases,ok i wont harpe on that point,just something that always bugged me. Back to these releases,the outtakes need to be chosen more carefully,they seem to go overboard with certain songs ,evertime. I once was excited about ftd news,but no longer. Releases like fashion for a king(what a stupid titles and idea)with its 2 unreleased concerts showed me what ftd was all about,did i mention the errors in the book? You want to know how to do a live set,take a look at tom petty & heartbreakers set live anthology,4cd's for $20.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Firstly, what difference does it make WHAT order the classic albums are released in? There's never been a chronological release schedule - this helps to keep things interesting. After getting BIM, why stop short at FEIM? And one more time, there's enough to create another 2CD Memphis album. That way we get MORE outtakes - a good thing right? To moan about these is insane, any other artists fans would kill for a label like FTD. Bottom line, if you feel you've bought enough, fine, don't buy anymore. I don't bother with vinyl so although I think they look great, I take a pass. I don't however scream exploitation because others obviously enjoy buying them. Simple really.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
Orion not so - for the Memphis stuff, I grab Suspicious Minds, the 2 CD set that contained both Memphis albums, single A/B sides plus selected outtakes, the way a CD should be marketed, not this piece meal stuff making you buy the same stuff over & over on many different multiple releases. The way the label marketed Elvis in the 90's was the correct way, but things have gone astray. If I want to hear just outttakes, I play American Crown Jewels, FTDs The Memphis Sessions or Made In Memphis. I think thats quite enough on this subject. And before someone mentions the improved sound quality, the releases I mentioned are good enough for me, after all I first had all of this stuff on vinyl anyway. They will keep 'improving sound' , 'master tapes', etc. as a ploy to get you to buy it once again. It will never end.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
Mature Elvis Fan 75' i thoroughly AGREE with every point you have just made in your last post!!!!
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
Cruiser - I have no idea how old you are or how long you've been buying Elvis' music, but if you are old enough to have been buying Elvis' releases since they were "new" releases then you recall how many pieces of sh*# that were released each year by RCA and Camden and Pickwick. For crying outloud - Pickwick released "Frankie & Johnny" in 1976 !!!!! So how can you say that FTD is gilding the golden calf ? It's been done Elvis' entire career. I ask you to sit back and look at the presentation of each classic album release and accept it as an over all snapshot of what it took to present each official ( yes, I know about SRO & Memphis, TN...) album that was released by Elvis. When you play a CD by Elvis, do you grab an FTD or poorly mixed and mastered and muddy sounding RCA/SONY release from the 80's ? Surely, you must admit that 95% of the classic FTDs are much better than what we had prior ?
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
I'm always excited to see upcoming FTD release schedules, in this case for April 2013. However, enough is enough; Ernst and company are now just going thru the motions in hopes some of us rabid Elvis fans will pay thru the nose again and again. Having just purchased Elvis Back In Memphis, I have to ask myself why did Back In Memphis come first and what gives with this release and further, where the outtakes of If I'm A Fool (Probably just the original master & take 3) and I'll Be there? A third Memphis Sessions FTD issue? No more. I'm done with this charade of FTD and Ernst. I already have the 2 FTD CD's as pertains to "Memphis Sessions", "Made in Memphis" and of course the newest FTD, "Back In Memphis" not to mention all the commercial made for the general public releases with the original versions and outtakes. Geez, do you think we're gilding the golden calf FTD? I think yes.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
There are outtakes with elvis swearing,saying gd,so i dont see how ftd has a problem regarding elvis image. But with ernie and gang not communcating,you dont know why they leave off this and that. Alot of people are now catching on like others had already that ftd is about duplication and not for fans. As mentioned how many times can you buy what you have or at least half of what you have. The memphis sessions should have been a set,so those who want the outtakes get something for there money. Stay away joe should be 2cd's filled to brim with music,and why they chose more than a couple outtakes of stay away is beyond me,rather here more outtakes of us male,or goin home.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
FEIM FTD's crown jewel. The one everyone has been waiting for since the Classic Album Series started. (along with Elvis Is Back). Of couse Stay Away Joe will be 7". Just like Wild In The Country or Tickle Me (Tickle Me is one of my favorites).
If they do The Trouble With Girls, Live A Little-Love A Little, and/or Change Of Habit, I am sure they will be 7" Classic albums to. I have no idea what they will do with Charro? Some people suggest if they do Classic Album treatments to "Let's Be Friend" LP and "Almost In Love" LP that would take care of a few problems.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
Steve - I understand your sentiments about buying the same product again and again. I have done the same thing through the years. As I have stated before, I have purchased albums, cassettes, and even 8-tracks of many of the albums that were released. I won't even go into the albums and bootlegs in various quality. However, my point is simply that by buying what FTD produces of the Elvis catalogue I will indeed be making my final purchases of Elvis' catalogue. To me, these releases stand as the final testament as to what each album is all about. I get to hear the various changes in tempo, key, and sometimes lyrics as Elvis worked towards a Master. Do I need every outtake to be happy - no. I don't need Elvis burping or chewing ice before each take. Then, if there is such a thing, Ernst and co. provides me with an undubbed master. Hence - I'm satisfied with the fly-on-the-wall experience with each classic release. The best part is that the mastering is usually by Vic, Sebastain, Jean-Marc or Kevan. Four names that have never let me down with their touch. So, when FTD presses their final classic disc, my collection will be complete.
tonymccrorie (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
The world of Elvis products is based on the two basic commercial principles that apply generally in life: (1) a product is offered at a price that the supplier hopes will produce a profit that will allow further products to be produced to make further profits; (2) the consumer has a choice of buying or not buying.

Regarding the 'censorship' of out-takes, I would think that Ernst J feels he should (or maybe has been told he has to) protect Elvis's image a little, and so excludes conversation in out-takes that might cause offence. Ernst/Sony are releasing official products into the general marketplace for Elvis fans of all ages and cultures and this approach on out-take conversation is not an unreasonable one in my opinion.

I, too, find it frustrating that sometimes it seems that not all out-takes are included and it would be interesting to hear Ernst's views on why he makes the decisions he does. There will be reasons - some or most of us may not agree with them, but there will be reasons. However, overall, I'm grateful for the FTD releases, I certainly enjoy the ones I buy and I hope there will be more to come. Finally, I enjoy the site and the exchange of views very much - thank you all.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
Some of the regular ftd's were released before the classic albums began,no need to duplicate,since your not releasing the whole session on the memphis material why rerelease what you have already put out? The best outtakes of us male are still only on bootleg, stupid if you ask me, as for language etc, ftd seems to have no problem with releasing cd's with every curse word, ftd is strange.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
so i worked out that (apart from the renouned excellent FTD sound quality) i am buying these 2 new releases for the unheard tracks of :- 11. Stay Away, Joe (10*, 12*, 13*). 13. Dominic (1*, 3*, 2*). 14. All I Needed Was The Rain (unprocessed master) and From Elvis in Memphis:- Only The Strong Survive (1*); In the Ghetto(1*); Long Black Limousine (takes 7*, 8* ); Wearin' That Loved On Look (12*, 13*, 14*); Any Day now (3,4*) and the undubbed masters!~ :shock:
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2013report abuse
I'm so glad I'm not a completist. Through the last few years I've skipped a number of the regular FTD 5 inch outtakes releases preferring to wait for the deluxe 7 inch packaging that I knew would be forthcoming. Little by little these titles have arrived. I've also skiiped a number of main label releases. So what, you say? So what, is that I don't have as big a duplication problem. When you buy EVERYTHING duplication is unavoidable. I look forward to enjoying FEIM and SAJ. No interest in the vinyl.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
I understand most of the complains. But don't forget the most new are in stereo. on Imports in mono. But yes too much of the same. a box ste is too exspensive to buy for a lot of fans. And just with tho books/cd combi's or sets they never get the cahnge to have those alternates. So there must be a good way to satisfied us all. Back to the 80's and the esstial serei and then a box set as extra. Not FTD after FTD with all the same.

Stay away is not easy to make. What do you expect? There was only a few songs recorded, but not in the movie. And then it will have take after take. Then there will be complains also. And also on imports in mono. And now in stereo.
But also why not using other takes when available , why always the same.

The vinyl is ok for me. But why do they use the same lay-out as imports or fans who's like to make alternate covers. Just i did with TTWII and uploaded on a site for us. And i made that cover in 2009. FTD used the same lay-out for their vinyl release of FTD. They did that with a few released on vinyl.And now with this one also.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
I agree with the posts about too much duplication. I have reached a point of saturation regarding On Stage and FEIM. I will keep my fingers crossed in hopes of FTD releasing something that hasn't been offered many times before.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
So I agree with Steve V, how many times can we buy the same stuff all over again and again...
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
Not that I was expecting more "new" outtakes after collecting bootlegs from the 80's on but anyway....I hate the duplication on the FTD label...
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
"From Elvis In Memphis" is great...but friends just go to the Elvis In Norway site and you will see what "new" outtakes you will get...same goes for "Stay Away, Joe".....and I am not talking about bootlegs now...I always thought that the FTD label was raised against the bootleggers....until now (from 1999 on) they failed...duplication, duplication, duplication...
LarsG (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
Ernst skiing the fjords. In Denmark?? Holy Moses, I for sure like to see that! The april releases are great news. Keep ém coming Ernst.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
I cannot buy this album again, I just cant. How many times since 1969? If there was a market for selling old CD copies of this, perhaps I would consider it, but there is just no longer a market for Elvis CDs on Ebay. I'm done with outtakes anyway.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
I heard that an FTD of "Flaming Star" was on the books, but after the last four-to-five FTD releases I began to doubt my source. Then along comes SAJ, and maybe it's not too far fetched of a release. Who knows ? Maybe Ernst will release the rest of the movie soundtracks. I think a "Change of Habit" Cd might be worth looking into if there are enough outtakes. Anyway, I agree that there are some funny moments with Elvis and Jerry Reed in the studio that will be left off this. I would not be offended by them, but I assure you that some on this forum would be "appaled" by Saint Elvis' behavior. If nothing else, the release of SAJ does maybe shed a little light into what may still be coming from FTD in regards to the soundtracks that haven't been released. FEIM - can't wait to hear the undubbed masters after Vic and Sebastian worked their magic on them.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
Mixed and mastered by Vic Anesini & Sebastian Jeansson, this is reason enough for buying Stay Away, Joe, although I also would like to have had two CDs instead of one. I really like all the numbers on it (yes I have nothing against Dominic, apart from that Elvis was "forced" to sing songs that he found ridiculous, but I prefer it over most of the PHS songs). And the FEIM album is a no brainer. And VivaLasDavis, you were probably right, there will be three albums covering the 69 session. And RockinBBM, come on,(member from 19 feb. 2013), how many alias do you need to get your view across ??
RockinBBM (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
So, in April these, but w h e n will the FTD digipack of Moddy Blue with all the great outtakes be released ? Bonus songs on it (like You're reason, America, My way, Impossible dream, It's impossible, I'm leavin' it up to you, I need your lovin everyday, I really don't want to know-live, Hurt live, Moody blue live, a.o. ) as such a CD is supposed to be Elvis' last album while he was still alive....and contains therefore a lot of songs, live, he used to sing in last Concerts/Shows. Anyone who can shed news/info on this ? Or do they want us to buy those 3 bootleg CDs that bring already in good quality these songs of EP's last album + outtakes ?? Just tell us !
RockinBBM (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
Right-on Mature EPfan, also 8301 and Boxcar ! You are worth waiting for my friends ! I've heard some fans say that a long time ago ! After the FTD MoodyBlue is out, Ernst should go back skiing in the fjords and never again be responsable for commercial (and thus marketing) releases at Sony's ! Nothing against (probably a nice but introvert---he never tells us anything--) chap, but that is not enough these days ! Although I have already for yeeeears those great (actually one of the best ever) bootlegs with ALL outtakes of some of those great hits (U.S.Male, Stay away + the ones that he left out again on this one). Look up the recording session and you'll see that Ernst&Roger f o r g o t to put on those great tunes with their hillareous outtakes which sound better, more piano than any other official track he recorded. Shame on FTD Team. When will Sony release those 6CDs of outtakes of the complete American Sound Studios in an attractive Box ?? Do you hear us Knudsen, Jorgensen, Tunzi ???
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
The most laughable ftd was stage rehearsal,no complete set of the rehearsals,a complete joke,ernie is just a company man.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
A 2 CD set? Well, I know there are a lot more takes than this. The boot Reclaiming the Crown was a 6 CD set. Short changed again I'm afraid.. another CD set later called 'the lost tapes' or 'the definitive collection'. ... probably - I'll be saving my pennies on this one.
Boxcar (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
mature_elvis_fan75 you are so right. Regarding SAJ: Ernst finally has an entertaining session to release and he fails. "Going Home" features a hillarious, loose Elvis. Adding classics like the "U.S. Male" session etc. this could have been a hell of a collector's album. But he didn't see the chance again - loosing the crown to the bootleggers again. This guy is totally unambitious. This could have been a collector's treasure but instead it will be another CD filled 50% with regular masters and takes we already have. I can't understand what's so hard to release a two record set with the complete session. I'm tired of this "bits and pieces" trash and I can understand why more and more people start to download these releases from the net.
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
Great to have 'From Elvis In Memphis' at last on FTD. Stay Away, Joe is also interesting. Great cover for the 'On Stage vinyl. April turns out to be a good month...
ernst blofeld (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
oh, thank goodness: outtakes of "Dominic". Thank you FTD. Great job.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
Again ftd leaves out the funny,interesting takes,stay away joe,us male,too much duplication,and the bootlegs are still needed,kinda defeats the purpose of ftd. Stay away joe should be a 2cd set. From elvis in memphis is too much in the guetto themed for me,sorry,enjoy those who like this.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
Hmm 'FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS' isn't bad great sounding with a few new outakes, but 'STAY AWAY JOE' is dissapointing in that we had many of these outakes already on the FTD 'SO HIGH' so here we buy AGAIN just mostly for the unheard takes of just 'STAY AWAY JOE'- yet many long false start outakes incredably funny(with bad language) are NOT to be heard in FTD quality- a pity!~
Rusty (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2013report abuse
'Elvis In Memphis is wonderful news and hot on the heels of 'Back In Memphis .
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2013report abuse
ALL the soundtracks should be given the classic album treatment, if for no other reason, continuity with all the others. Let's face it, most of the soundtrack albums are not exactly "classics" in the accepted sense. Half the tracks on this are superior to most of 65/66 stuff. And the cover is a killer.
lray (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2013report abuse
Stay Away Joe will be a 7in. classic similar to Wild In The Country.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2013report abuse
Stay Away Joe cannot possibly be categorised as a 'classic album', so I fully expect it to be 5". I know that not all in the CA series were albums originally but I think this one would be stretching a point. Would be nice if it was a 7" release, though !
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2013report abuse
Great, look forward to both CD releases!
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2013report abuse
Surely SAJ HAS to be a 7" in the classic album format. It would be insane to make it a 5". Hopefully not too long to wait for a third Memphis set to finish the job. (I wonder how long before the "why no bonus songs on this one" crowd kick off?)
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2013report abuse
Good news indeed, will definitely add both to my collection. But, although I'm almost sure "From Elvis In Memphis" would be in the 7" format I have my doubts about the "Stay Away, Joe" release. Can anyone confirm please?
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2013report abuse
WOW, this is GOOD news that From Elvis In Memphis will be released in april! Hope it isn't a april 1 joke :) Anyway, i loved the Legacy album and i never got my hands on any bootleg albums with the "American Sound" sessions, so From Elvis in memphis will be a nice welcome! Thanks Ernst.

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