Elvis In Florida

This 1-disc 7” set by FTD features highlights from Elvis’ concerts during April 1975.The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson and memorabilia. The release date is set for October 27.


1)    Love Me
(Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
2)    If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
(John Rostill)
3)    Love Me Tender
(Vera Matson/Elvis Presley)
4)    Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
(Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe)/(Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley)
5)    Help Me
(Larry Gatlin)
6)    Burning Love
(Dennis Linde)
7)    Introductions
8)    School Day
(Chuck Berry)
9)    My Boy
(Claude Francois/Jean-Pierre Bourtayre/Bill Martin/Phil Coulter)
10)    T-R-O-U-B-L-E
(Jerry Chesnut)
11)    I’ll Remember You
(Kuiokalaani Lee)
12)    Let Me Be There
(John Rostill)
13)    Why Me Lord
(Kris Kristofferson)
14)    Hound Dog
(Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
15)    An American Trilogy
(Mickey Newbury)
16)    Can’t Help Falling In Love
(Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss
17)    Closing Vamp

Tracks: 1-17 recorded live at Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida. April 27, 1975, 8:30 PM show.


18)    You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
(Vicky Wickham/Simon Napier-Bell/Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini)
19)    Big Boss Man
(Al Smith/Luther Dixon)
20)    It’s Midnight
(Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut)
21)    Funny How Time Slips Away
(Willie Nelson)
22)    That’s All Right
(Arthur Crudup)
23)    Heartbreak Hotel
(Tommy Durden/Mae Boren Axton/Elvis Presley)

Tracks 18-23 recorded live at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida. April 25, 1975, 8:30 PM show.

24)    Hawaiian Wedding Song
(Charles King/Al Hoffman/Dick Manning)
25)    Help Me Make It Through The Night
(Kris Kristofferson)

Tracks 24-25 recorded live at Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida. April 28, 1975, 8:30 PM show. 

The opening tracks of “See See Rider” and “I Got A Woman / Amen” were not recorded on any of the Floridian shows during the tour.

Source: The OEPFC of Great Britain / Updated: Oct 21, 2014 

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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 5, 2014report abuse
Ciscoking wrote - "Not one single track of this show had been release before in any form... no cdr... no import."

The only tracks previously released are the bonus tracks... on bootlegs - "A Damn Fine Show" and "We'll Make You Happy".
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 4, 2014report abuse
John4126, your uninformed babbling confirms my belief that FTD is not at the 'bottom of the barrel'.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 3, 2014report abuse
Not one single track of this show had been release before in any form..no cdr,..no import..

I got it today and it delivers....exactly what I expected. Thank you, Ernst for another great addition to any
collection. !!!
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 3, 2014report abuse
John4126 as far as I am aware is this not a brand new show . I have not seen this one before and Ciscoking has confirmed it as not having been released so I dont believe this is a re release at all . I think from what has not been released yet that there is still quality left in this label.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 3, 2014report abuse
Re-releasing stuff in a shiny new covers confirms my belief that we are at the 'bottom of the barrel'.
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 3, 2014report abuse
Not the best shot used...looks a bit static for my liking. Ahh! well it's whats on the disc that counts.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 31, 2014report abuse
Of course FTD isn't at the 'bottom of the barrel', Biffx, and those that suggest otherwise obviously have no idea what remains to be released.
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 29, 2014report abuse
Troubleman that would be a perfect layout for a 50s box set if only FTD could come up with this. I am sure they will release recordings from your list as these tracks are to important surely to overlook. I am a real believer that we are not at the 'Bottom Of The Barrel ' as some have suggested just yet and that FTD are still saving some of the best till last .
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 29, 2014report abuse
Biffx – Yes they could create a new album with unreleased outtakes.

As for Elvis live in the 50s, I could see a 4 CD box set just like ‘Live in Las Vegas’:

CD 1 – Complete Louisiana Hayride performances
CD 2 – Live on TV (Dorsey shows, Milton Berle, Steve Allen, Ed Sullivan).
CD 3 – 1956 Mississippi Alabama State Fair shows (Afternoon and Evening) with interviews.
CD 4 – Other concerts (Eagles' Hall - Houston, Las Vegas, Little Rock, etc)

The cover photo should be of Elvis live wearing his Gold Lame suit. TCB
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2014report abuse
Troubleman I was thinking also if there were numerous unreleased takes available that FTD could create an additional album to compensate for these. I forgot about King Creole they should do a cd only release along with A Boy From Tupelo, as I think it's wrong for FTD to deny fans who could not afford the book package. There could also produce an album dedicated to Elvis s 50 s TV appearances as well. Still a lot of scope there I believe to keep the loyal fans happy.
Troubleman (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2014report abuse
TheMemphisFan - I woudl like to add to your list 'King creole' and the 1968 TV special as needing a Classic album release. I know that they released King creole as a book/CD combo but not everybody bought it. There was also material missing on the CD (The duet of Crawfish with Kitty White most notably), so a proper 'Classic album' is warranted for this movie soundtrack. As for the 1968 special, I know that Sony released a 4 CD set, but again a classic 2 CD release could include the original album, plus bonus material. If they could also include the press conference that would be great!

Biffx - The only other Classic albums that they could use in the same way as 'Elvis for everyone' are the 1959 albums 'For LP fans only' and 'A date with Elvis' which included a mixed bag of songs. TCB
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2014report abuse
Thememphisfan this is a fine list and I hope FTD will deliver on all of this. I would also like to see a proper TTWII studio and untampered with stage rehearsal released as there is more out there. What would also be fine is another Elvis For Everyone type album as this did indeed contain some cracking outtakes not included in the Classic Album Series. How many more takes have been shelved that could be released to the fans ????. As for Elvis in Florida this looks like a good Cd will be getting this one.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2014report abuse
It's all good, my friends. I'm looking forward to many more FTD releases in the future...
1. The remaining movie soundtracks (including stereo & mono versions of Roustabout, Kissin' Cousins, and Speedway... in lieu of lost/missing outtakes). And surely Ernst has plans for Live A Little, Love A Little; Charro; The Trouble With Girls; and Change Of Habit.
2. The '72 "On Tour" material... including some rehearsals and the officially unreleased multi-track concert recordings.
3. Classic album issue of "Elvis In Concert" including a remixed/remastered release of the complete/unedited June 21, 1977 concert.
4. More soundboards (only if Elvis' performance is above average and the sound quality is decent)... which is hopefully the case with the new "Elvis In Florida".

Take Care Of Business, FTD team... and thank you!
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2014report abuse
MemphisFan, please forgive me if I offended you with my comment. In my eagerness to reply to the other poster (I'm sure you know whom I mean) I just read your first sentence and replied to that. I assure you no offence was intended. And thanks Benny for clearing things on my behalf. So let's all do what we really love, listen to Elvis' music and keep his name alive for future generations. Long live THE KING!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2014report abuse
typo : masterpieces . A.E.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2014report abuse
oops.. and this is probably the case with EJF who's postings are normally always OK. To be considered as "no big deal" after all imho. Have a nice weekend and enjoy ours Man's 'masterpeices' ! Always El.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2014report abuse
Hi Memphisfan, no real harm done by EJF imho. Your reaction is understandable of course, but I think it happens now and then to all of us that we overlook some things a
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2014report abuse
EJF wrote - "Mature and MemphisFan, I cannot understand why you complain about the 7" format."

Please go back and read my post, EJF. I'm not complaining about the 7-inch format. However, I do agree with MatureElvisFan75 that there has been inconsistency on the part of FTD.
Thanks, benny scott, for reading ALL of my previous post... and understanding it.
Johnny2523 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2014report abuse
I don't see whats the problem with the 7 inch thing either, I have more 7 inch ftd's then 5 inch ftd's, and thats because the 7 inch FTD's are really worth the money, you get a deluxe treatment.. Photo's come out better and it just is better. I to don't see how they can get damaged easily, None of mine are damaged, and stored just fine. I will buy this and love it.. it's an unreleased show, we get 2 songs from another show that we had on bootleg before in incompleter soundboard form (That's All Right and Heartbreak Hotel from the 25th were left out on previous outtings) All in All im happy with this. and the 7 inch format. Go FTD!!!
blackdiamond (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2014report abuse
I definately order this one. Tanks Ernst for this release!
Dazman (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2014report abuse
I'm in 2 minds about this one. The shows were pretty good from this period and CiscoKing has chosen some quality shows in recent years, but I just can't enjoy listening to half a band because there's an annoying imbalance to these recordings that have been bootlegged over the years along with some of the "Southern Nights" material. Inaudible drums mean no rhythm. So too is the orchestra. I'll wait until the reviews come out.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2014report abuse
I hope that we can all work out this error-problem. This one is corrected as a result of this website and the positive contributions. Maybe FTD should use this more. There are very knowledgable people here. In this modern age this should be avoidable.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
EJF, I think it's great to have a (very) varied collection, don't like monotony at all, so different sizes of sleeves, jewel cases, DVD cases etc... , I have no problem at all with them, but that's a personal taste and nobody has to agree with it.
Mature, you're not from the record era... OK, no problem. Consider the fact I agreed about the "all the FTD errors in the past" , it could have been done better in a lot of cases, but I'm still thankful for the releases "an sich" . Fine to know you praise some releases though ! The next time you do I'll react in a positive way, that's a promise !
Natha, good idea !!! All of you, take care, it's great to be an Elvisfan anyway ! Always El.
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
I like both the 5 inch and 7 inch formats. If I had it my way though all FTD's would be in the 7 inch format, it is much better. The format I do not like is what they used for 'At Stax', 'Madison' & 'Aloha' deluxe editions. 'That's the way it is' has the standard LP size format and I like a lot more. I hope they stick to just the three sizes (5 inch, 7 inch & LP size) in the future.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
Hans this mistake was amended as soon as it appeared....the cover will be fine....I already said this earlier in this thread...anyway thanks for spotting..
hanselvis (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
The front cover says that Elvis were in Lakeland on April 26, but that day Elvis were in Tampa. Another mistake from FTD.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
Im not from the record era,i think the non classic albums should be released in 5 inch format,i like the look better,but i do praise some releases but when i do its not notised,its just a view.The errors need to stop,is that complaining? we cant pick and choose what we think is just views or what we think is complaining. Have a great day yourself!
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
Easy solution. Buy some empty 5" boxes, Scan en reduce size or copy reducing the size the front and the back, fool around a little, remove the cd out of the 7" cover and there you go. Now it fits. Store the rest in a cupboard. - - - Just kiddin'.
Anyway I like the bigger size as the documentation is mostly better.
In any case, as Benny always says: ti each his own.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
No, what I meant to say was that from time to time rumors fly about quality recordings (soundboard or better) from concerts and tours we've learned that are not existing. I.e. Houston 1970, Lake Tahoe 1971, summer tour 1973, July 1975, new year's eve 1976, June 26th 1977.

PS! Is the format actually a problem...? I don't understand... The 7 inch format has been around for almost 70 years :-) Far longer than the 5 inch format which was mostly a 80's and 90's format only anyway. The format of the dying CD... The survivors are digital streaming and vinyl :-)
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
Spot on Benny. You took the words out of my mouth. In my humble room, ever since I started my vast collection way back in the 60's, I have designed racks for vinyl albums, racks for 45's, then later to fit CDs, followed by DVDs, and now to fit the 7" format which coincidentally are the same size as the 45rpm singles/EPs! I have even shelving that fit Blu-rays!. So I can't understand all the fuss about the different formats.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
Well, to each his own and with all due respect, but I never ever heard somebody complain way back then when CDs did not exist and we had 45rpm and 33rpm vinyl. (even 78rpm shellac). Never ever heard someone say: 45s spoil my 33s collection ( or vice versa). Always El.
Chop983 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
This whole 5/7 thing messes up your collection, at first it was only classic albums but now we are getting soundboards as well, The whole FTD approach has changed over the years and whilst 7s are better looking and better value I do like uniformity.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
Mature, OK, I absolutely agree you have the right to post your "view(s)"! Just a pity that +/- 99% of your views are always negative, but if that makes you happy...go ahead. If there were less complaints there would be less "stop the complaining bla bla bla", it's as simple as that, and that's MY view. Apparently I'm not he only one having the same feeling about your postings ( now and in the past). I'm trying to see the positive side of FTD-releases ! In spite of (all) (I agree ! ) the errors in the past I consider the FTD label as a goldmine , without the label tons of interesting material would never has seen the light of day. As for the 5" and/or 7 " format : I couldn't agree more with EJF, though it must be said that MemphisFan is not against the 7" format in general. As he wrote : it is what it is ! Nevertheless, have a good day, and I mean it ! Always El.
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
Mature and MemphisFan, I cannot understand why you complain about the 7" format. To me these are the best looking releases by FTD, a sort of miniature vinyl album. Booklets and pictures look much better too. I also fail to understand how they get damaged? Do you sit on them? Or use them as frisbees? I have bought every 7" released so far and they all are in pristine condition still. Even most of my old original vinyl albums are still in good condition. It's not like the 5" format would be any cheaper, so for the same price I would rather have them in 7". Keep the format FTD!
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2014report abuse
mature_elvis_fan75, I actually agree with you. This type of release in the past would have gotten a 5-inch release.
Why the policy (or routine) was changed, I have no idea. But I look at it like this now... it is what it is, and as long as there are no printing mistakes such as spelling errors, wrong dates, reversed photos, sound glitches, etc... I'm totally okay with it.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
It would be nice if just once,views were given without hearing the stop complaining bla bla bla. You like oversized covers,i dont,they get damaged easy,and these releases do not warrant the 7 inch style in my view,see i said in my view. So show me your good will,my views dont make me a good or bad person,again,its not all that important. The oversized cover has made me not want to buy this and i will not,it would look better sitting beside the other 5 inch releases.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
Rumors about the July 1975 tour? Ciscoking is the man that can tell us for sure.
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
Btw, from time to time rumors fly around regarding unreleased concerts/tours. Such as the July 1975 tour. Anyone...????
Smile:-) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
Love the cover! Very 1975-ish:-) Much better than the Big Boss Man cover. It's hereby on my buy-list:-)
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
Mature, it would be sooooooooooooooooo nice if you, for once, just for once, would stop complaining. Is this asking too much ??? C'mon on, show us your good will, pls? Always El.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
Ftd use to put out releases in the 5 inch form but without booklet,then they started adding booklets now they release everything in these easy to damage 7 inch style,i prefer the standard 5 inch style,why the change?
They get it right then mess it up,and a on tour show should be released.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
We'll the way I look at it is some dude played Florida in '69 I like to consider him The Bad Elvis and I like to consider Elvis, The Good Jim.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
Memphis Fan and Cisco : great ! Can't wait for the release ! Always El.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
I have contacted Ernst...the cover will be corrected...no big deal.,,no worries, I have chosen the concert just to prove my statement.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2014report abuse
I already realize that, benny. I was just hoping that all really would be alright concerning the dates. I've now learned from another site that the dates have been corrected (with an updated photo for proof), so my question is - Why the heck did ElvisNews post the incorrect cover? It never ceases to amaze me how things are handled in the Elvis world.

Anyway - I'm looking forward to getting this if the reviews come in positive for the sound quality.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2014report abuse
If my mem'ry serves me right, Cisco has indeed contacts and is in communication with FTD. Always El.
TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2014report abuse
"No worries... all will be fine" ?!
Why do you write that, Ciscoking? Are you going to personally see to it that the dates are corrected on the front cover?
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2014report abuse
No worries...all will be fine....;-)..
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2014report abuse
I'll be buying this upcoming FTD CD release "Elvis in Florida - April 1975" for sure. There's an obvious typographical error on the cover of this upcoming FTD CD release. It's such a shame that FTD still makes such silly mistakes. FTD really needs to double or triple check everything that they do. FTD has made so many mistakes in the past and they're still making mistakes even now. Elvis didn't perform any concerts in Lakeland, Florida on April 26, 1975. In reality, Elvis performed two concerts in Tampa, Florida on that date. Elvis did indeed perform two concerts in Lakeland, Florida on April 27, 1975 and one concert in Lakeland, Florida on April 28, 1975.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2014report abuse
Soundboard recordings..and the show wasn`t available before in any form. For collectors a dream come true.
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2014report abuse
Are these professional multi-track recordings, soundboard or poor audience recordings? It looks like this will be my first 7" format I will skip. Even more so if most of the tracks have already been available elsewhere. Maybe Ciscoking can enlighten us on this.

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