Details July FTD Releases

Finally available are the full details and cover art of the July 2008 releases from the Follow That Dream collectors label. The releases are "Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee" (originally "The Lost Album") and "Love Letters From Elvis" in the Classic Albums re-issue series and a soundboard concert release from April 22, 1976.
Tracklisting "Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee":

Disc 1

The album:

01 Witchcraft 2:24 - 02 Please Don't Drag That String Around 1:57 - 03 Love Me Tonight 2:03 - 04 Slowly But Surely 2:15 - 05 It Hurts Me 2:30 - 06 Echoes Of Love 2:42 - 07 (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway 2:23 - 08 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise 2:22 - 09 Never Ending 2:02 - 10 Ask Me 2:09 - 11 Memphis, Tennessee 2:11 - 12 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 1:53 - 13 Western Union 2:14 - 14 Blue River 2:11 - 15 What Now, What Next , Where To 2:01

Rejected masters:

16 Memphis, Tennessee 2:16 - 17 Ask Me 2:10

First takes:

18 Witchcraft – take 1 2:40 - 19 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 1 2:09 - 20 Love Me Tonight – take 1 2:12 - 21 Slowly But Surely – take 1 2:32 - 22 It Hurts Me – take 1 2:41 - 23 Echoes Of Love – take 1 2:52 - 24 (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway - take 1 2:58 - 25 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise -take 3 2:39 - 26 Never Ending – take 1 2:06 - 27 Ask me – takes 1 & 2 2:40 - 28 Memphis Tennessee – take 1 2:47 - 29 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – take 1 2:05 - 30 Western Union – take 1 2:09 - 31 Ask Me (1963 version) – take 1 2:30

Disc 2

May 1963 sessions:

01 Echoes Of Love – takes 2,4,5,3 5:51 - 02 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 2 2:10 - 03 Please Don’t Drag That String Around – takes 3,4,5 3:55 - 04 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – takes 1,2,4,5,6(M) 5:07 - 05 Never Ending – take 2 & 3(M) 3:20 - 06 Witchcraft – take 2 2:33 - 07 Finder Keepers, Losers Weepers – takes 2 &3M 3:14 - 08 Love Me Tonight – takes 2,3,4 3:00 - 09 Love Me Tonight – takes 6 & 5 2:59 - 10 Memphis, Tennessee (‘63 version)– take 1 2:34 - 11 Western Union – takes 2 & 3 3:29 - 12 Slowly But Surely – takes 2,3,4 2:53 - 13 Blue River – takes 1 & 2 2:29 - 14 Ask Me – takes 3 & 4 3:25 - 15 Ask Me – takes 5 & 6 (alt. master) 3:43 - 16 Echoes Of Love – takes 6 & 7 2:01 - 17 Echoes Of Love – takes 9 & 8 (alt. master) 3:25

January 1964 sessions:

18 Memphis, Tennessee – takes 2,3,4,5 4:28 - 19 Ask Me – take 3 2:29 - 20 Ask Me – takes 4,5,6,7 3:54 - 21 Ask Me – takes 8,10,9 2:53 - 22 It Hurts Me – takes 2,3,4,5(M) 4:14

Tracklisting "Love Letters From Elvis":

The Original Album:

01 Love Letters - 02 When I’m Over You - 03 If I Were You - 04 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It - 05 Heart Of Rome -06 Only Believe - 07 This Is Our Dance - 08 Cindy, Cindy - 09 I’ll Never Know - 10 It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) - 11 Life

New Bonus Songs:

12 The Sound Of Your Cry - 13 Sylvia - 14 Rags To Riches - 15 Something

First takes:

16 The Sound Of Your Cry – takes 1, 2, 3 - 17 Cindy, Cindy – take 1 - 18 I’ll Never Know – take 1 - 19 It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 1, 2 - 20 Life – take 1, 2 - 21 Heart Of Rome – take 1 - 22 If I Were You – take 1- 23 Rags To Riches – rehearsal, take 2

Disc 2

Session outtakes and undubbed masters:

01 Radio Commercial - 02 The Sound Of Your Cry – takes 4, 5, 6 - 03 Cindy, Cindy – takes 2, 3 (undubbed master) - 04 Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It – take 1 (undubbed master) - 05 I’ll Never Know – takes 2, 3 - 06 It Ain’t No Big Thing (But It’s Growing) – takes 3, 4, 5, 6 - 07 This Is Our Dance – takes 6, 7, 9,11 (undubbed master) - 08 Life – take10 - 09 Heart of Rome – take 2 (undubbed master) - 10 Love Letters – takes 3, 1 - 11 If I were you - takes 2, 3, 4, 5 - 12 Only Believe - takes 1, 2, 3, 4 (undubbed master) - 13 Sylvia - takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 - 14 Rags To Riches - take 3

Tracklisting "America" (April 22, 1976):

2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / You Gave Me A Mountain /Trying to get to You/ All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / America The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions / Hurt / Hound Dog / Help Me / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin'/Its Now Or Never/Funny How Time Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. Bonus songs from Spokane, WA 27.4.76 : Burning Love/My Way.
Source: For CD Collectors Only / Updated: Jul 2, 2008 

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burninglove92 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2008report abuse
Yer essential elvis is great but with postage its £16, and i think the best to go with is elvis shop london free delivery on all ftds in uk
ryanking (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2008report abuse
you can buy them from essential elvis they are the cheapest around i think they always arrive perfect when iv ordered from them and when iv had a problem they alway sorted it out
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2008report abuse
You CANT Talk to the manager!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2008report abuse
If anyone knows of a place to buy FTD'S at a reasonable price who packages these things right and does not throw them in a cheap bubble mailer and has a return policy let me know,if not i think im giving up on buying these things,i hope someone else takes over the orders at,i have said this a few times before and seem to get the childish remarks,but know of many other who are having the same problem,i just had a replacement order sent again inthese same cheap bubble mailer,you can talk to a manager,and even though they put a note on my order it was still sent the same wrong,i hope that music today who takes orders loses this account but from the tone i get,they dont care,there manager needs to be fired,if you have had the same thing happen to you im me or email or whatever,and if you you have a snide childish remark to make save it,i am a part time seller and would never treat my buyers in such a way!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 6, 2008report abuse
Oh yea about the cover,at least its not one of those pics were he looks like is giving you that come to me look or asking for someone to please love
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 6, 2008report abuse
I hope that Elvis Country is next,One of my favorites .Love Letters will also be nice,though alot of slow songsi guess when im over you will be the unedited version that was on some boot cd!
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2008report abuse
I think the two new covers are fine. Bring 'em on!
genedin (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2008
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
GeertFromNl (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2008
Invisible because there was a personal attack
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2008report abuse
icant wait to get elvis america with all those rare songs heartbreak hotel ect :)
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2008report abuse
What a fuss about one song (Something) ! Pls stop moaning, complaining, etc...Listen to Elvis' voice and enjoy ! Always El
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2008report abuse
I have no problem wih "Something" on the album (for whatever reason.) The "Colonel" is dead.
Long live the "Colonel."
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2008report abuse
I'm looking forward to these releases. I like the cover art on "Memphis, Tennessee".
elvis_aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
GeertFromNl: .....Well, it is fishy AND STUPID to put Something on the Love Letters album. Why should the Colonel still have influence nowdays..... Didn't he also think up stupid things..... Why should stupid things end up in this album. They better than get it of the list with release......, and put it on "The Colonel's album" .............
GeertFromNl (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
"Something" is fishy here.
glynalone (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Ernst mentions in "A Life In Music" that the Colonel suggested adding a live version of "Something" from the August Las Vegas tapes to "Love Lettters From Elvis" for it's original release in 1971.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
What a nice surprise America is. Don't like, with few exceptions, Elvis concerts in 1976 and 1977. In a matter of few weeks Elvis would finish his shows after Hurt! But this one is not THAT bad.
Marko (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Shakingruud, the reason there ain't no outtake of "What now..." is because there ain't any, the master is take 1.
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Where on earth are the ´What Now, What Next, Where To´ outtakes?? Didn´t any survive?? Too bad, cause i really like this song. As far as i know, i never heard an outtake of this song, bootleg or offivial release. Strange... :-(
Bill (BW) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Really nice cover on "Elvis Sings Memphis, Tennessee." Also, a nice touch to use the original cover for "Love Letters From Elvis." This cover was quickly replace with one that moved the word "From" to a second line below "Love Letters."
The Memphis Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Boy am I looking forward to getting my hands on these. The cover for Memphis Tennessee is a bit of a surprise, but not unwelcome as that is a great photo of Elvis. And as for the track listing, really looking forward to adding these to my collection. A friend of mine no longer bothers with these live CD's but I am looking forward to another concert. Keep 'em coming.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
I don't consider a "Live" track on "Love Letters" any more out of place than a "Live" track, "It's Impossible," was on "Elvis" (Fool) back in '73.
Herman (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Looks very good to me...........keep on going Ernst !!
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Does anyone know the dates of the 'something' tracks as its not listed in the TTWII booklet and the one on 'love letters'? I wish FTD had used the original 'lost album' cover for the 'memphis, tennessee' as it looked more like a 60's album. I'll be getting the soundboard but it would have been more appropriate if we had the rest of the Aug '70 vegas concerts.
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2008report abuse
Usally when FTD decide to release 3 CD's all at once i don't have much interest in getting all 3 because usually one of the 3 isn't as interesting to me. This time however i'm going to have to get all 3 because so much is 'new' to me! GREAT RELEASES and something for everybody!~
ttwiise (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2008report abuse
Terrific covers (a nice change). Memphis Tenn looks awesome, i'm glad they included the 1964 session. I am bugged about Where did they go lord, as many of you are, why put a live track on love letters it's out of place.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2008report abuse
For what it's worth there are posts on another Elvis site that say all the bonus songs on "Love Letters" were considered for inclusion on the original album. And that the version of "Something" included is not the same version as featured on TTWII (FTD). Personally, I'm fine with the album as is. Also, really looking forward to "Memphis, Tennessee." No interest in the soundboard.
elvis_aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2008report abuse
Would be VERRY silly when the same "Something" as the FTD "TTWII" would also end up at the "Love Letters" album. But i think that the song "Where Did They Go, Lord" will end up at the FTD "Country" album, because there are also no outtakes of this song on it. I think there was no space anymore...... Also a reason why i think FTD put this song on the FTD "Country" album, because it also appeared on the extended 18 track "Country" album from 2000, one of the six extra bones tracks.... As i mentioned earlier, this FTD "Country" album could be a 3 disc edition when doing it right......
Theo (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2008report abuse
Interesting tracklistings on the clasic albums, but why did they squeeze 'Something' onto Love Letters? Wasn't that track also on the FTD-release of TTWII? Or is this a recently discovered studio version? Seems like a mistake. Can anyone tell me more?
elvis_aotc (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2008report abuse
Strange....., number 15 of the album "Love Letters"......, the song "Something". That song appeared on the "That's The Way It Is" album also......, and now also here...... That must be a mistake. Should be the song "Where did They Go, Lord" This is one of the songs still missing from this session. So it must end up at this album or the "Country" album, because it is not on the That's The Way It Is album. I think it is a misser when this song would not appear on one of those 3 albums................
Palle (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2008report abuse
Boy how I dislike FTD squeesing "RCA Victor" onto non-classic releases. Nice and clean covers though from FTD (for a change), and I've always kinda liked the cover for "Love Letters From Elvis"

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