December FTDs

FTD's December releases are Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 3 (2xCDs, 7" digipak - original album plus bonus tracks) plus Elvis In Alabama, The Last Double Date (2xCDs, 5" digipak - soundboard recordings of the afternoon and evening shows from Huntsville, Alabama, September 6th 1976.)

Source: Magazines: The Man And His Music / Updated: Nov 22, 2015 
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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2015report abuse
JerryNodak, I agree with you in regards to Golden Records Vol. 3.... I, too, would rather have the 5 additional odd, filler songs than to not get them. After all, they are considered a bonus on the set, and they were recorded during that time period.
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015
Invisible because there was a personal attack
Chris1966 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
That's it. For years I've had ElvisNews as my homepage so the latest Elvis news was in front of me when I turned on my pc.
Along with the news now are the many comments about who is buying this product and who's not. Who's bothered?
I want info on the latest products and i'll make my own mind up whether I want it or not.
My homepage from now on is the Elvis Information network.
bennie (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
I'm glad with these releases, though i wished it was a concert of the 72 or 73. but i will definitively listen to these Original recordings than to the last chart breaker, I will also enjoy the golden records vol3. as it is a nice package
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
I would rather they did release the leftovers on one or more CDs. Aside the clear opportunity to make more money peddling the same old stuff Gold records vol3 seems superfluous. This exploitive exercise is conveniently missed by the 'purists' who waxed lyrical at the the audacity of Elvis' ex wife to tamper with his music and bring chart success and provoke interest in the man.
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
Just what I need another live album no thanks never again .
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
I'm listening to the CD Still Rocking the nation right now. Haven't heard it in years. When i got it in 2000 i was very surprised by the good sound it had. After some years i didn't listened to it anymore, because Elvis sounds very tired and weak. But when FTD announced this double CD, i picked "Still Rocking" from my shelve again.

Thanks to FTD the Elvis fan/collector are able listen to these kind of shows from Elvis. And maybe it's not his best one, but who cares? We should remember that most of the fans didn't have the chance to buy the old bootlegs from years ago. (For example, i was very happy with the double CD Showtime, because i couldn't get my hands on A Hot Winter Night in Dallas from Fort Baxter). Thus with releasing the afternoon show on this Alabama disc, even the actual (bootleg) collector can still add a new show to its collection, so thumbs up for FTD!

Everytime when FTD releases a new CD, whether it is a soundboard, movie album or something else, there are always some fans who start to complain. People, Elvis is no longer with us, so it's still a challenge to release all the material. There's no new stuff recorded by Elvis anymore. So i think it is a treat that FTD released very good albums over the last 10 years, but we can't get everything we want i guess. But there's 'something for everbody'.

Thanks FTD for releasing all these good albums over the last 10 years and i hope you can continue releasing stuff for a decade more.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
When Gold Volume 3 was reissued in 1997 it also included "Wild in the Country" "Wooden Heart" "The Girl of My Best Friend" "Follow That Dream" "King of the Whole Wide World" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" which I guess was more for the European/UK market with the inclusion of Girl of My Best Friend. This would have been a nice release even if it doubled up on a few songs in the series.- no criticism of Ernst here who does a great job overall for the legacy..
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
As regards Gold Vol 3, I'd rather have the 5 songs that "don't belong" on this release than not have them at all. I'm not willing to wait 'til the very end when Ernst and Roger would issue a multi CD set called "Leftovers We Had No Room For."
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
Poor Lex!! Personally I would've used a SB from a different year or another show from '69 just to mix it up a bit after the 'West Texas' CD. Glad this tour is finally represented though. The matinee show would provide the most interest for me. I heard most of the "Still Rockin" boot on YouTube and I'm not really wrapped in it. While he's pretty upbeat, he's also too distracted and there's too many mistakes and false starts which spoiled it for me .The sound is also no where near as good as the Tuscaloosa show. Maybe FTD can weave a bit of magic. I hope that show will be in FTD's plans in the near future coupled with another gig. Anyway it will be a piece of history all the same. I also believe that the Pine Bluff shows are even better.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
~ I just saw the tracks for "Golden Records, Vol. 3" on another site.
There'll be no Mono masters, and no additional gold sides from the early 60s. Yet, they did include several outtakes of songs from the original album, plus outtakes of "Soldier Boy", "He Knows Just What I Need", "Kiss Me Quick", "For The Millionth And The Last Time", and "I Met Her Today". Those 5 songs seem to be very strange choices for filler. It's as if Ernst & Roger used this particular "classic album" vehicle simply as a means to issue some leftover unreleased material. We can probably expect the same to be done for "Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 4" sometime in the near future... and who knows... maybe Volume 5, also.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
The Huntsville evening show was previously released on a bootleg titled "Still RocKING The Nation!" and the sound quality was/is excellent.
I wonder what surprises (if any) we can expect from "Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 3" ?... Maybe the Mono masters will be included... plus bonus goldies from the early 60s... and a few alternate takes...
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
Not interested in anymore soundboards or live concerts.... there all the same anymore... Volume 3 of Greatest Hits???? Please how so? What extras are on this FTD issue?
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2015report abuse
So Excited About The Alabama Concerts !! Can't Wait To Get Them. I'll Pass On Gold Records Vol 3 .
VivaLasDavies (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2015report abuse
We get another "classic album" crammed with outtakes, two soundboards on one release and yet someone, who you presume is a fan of Elvis, responds with "oh dear". Words fail me....
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2015report abuse
Looking forward to both of these.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2015report abuse
Huntsville shows are 'ok+' and thankfully from the better part of a difficult tour.Now this tour will be represented at long last, i look at these releases in a more postive way than others who slam off saying "oh not another 1976 soundboard!" they will be a part of my collection and i'll most likely enjoy this FTD release!~
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2015report abuse
Gold Records, Volume 3, I'm in. Alabama soundboard, no thanks.
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2015report abuse
oh dear

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