Elvis Is Back Cover Art

Here is the cover art of the upcoming Follow That Dream re-issue of "Elvis is Back". The tracks are presented in blocks: the album, the singles, first takes, March sessions and April sessions. This CD is due for release on April 1, along with "Big Boss Man" and the book "Rocking Across Texas".
Source: Ernst Jørgensen / Updated: Feb 21, 2005 
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emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2005report abuse
Everyone can have there own opinions, but I still cannot believe than any true Elvis fan (Eagle One??) can be so dismissive of this album. Yes I agree that the pictures are not that great - I still reckon they should have used the original French LP sleeve for this FTD release, and e-mailed Roger Semon with that suggestion - but I guess everyone would have moaned it wasn't as the original. But to infer that the music on this album was poor is just unbelievable. And no single releases from it - well that was Parker & Elvis' decision. But the sessions as has been identified elsewhere DID produce some great singles. For me, Elvis' voice between 1960 and 63 was at its peak. Just compare the different ranges between It's Now or Never/ Surrender to Reconsider Baby and then I Met Her Today. Pure magic - Total voice control. Oh yes, I do very much like the Memphis recordings, but his voice was a lot different by 1969.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
Elvis is back is one of his most critically acclaimed albums, and while I think critics are generally ignorant dickheads, it must really mean something if they can see past their Beatles coloured glasses and actualy praise an Elvis release. I think this album given the FTD treatment is really something to look forward to. I never liked Blues music until I heard "Reconsider Baby", and this is widely regarded as one of the best Blues recordings ever. I find it rather annoying that "fans" so passionately put down what is widely regarded as Elvis' finest work. Just because you don't like something doesn't make it rubbish. There are plenty of Elvis songs I don't like, but I would never deny their greatness. Mind you, there are also plenty of songs I do like, but I know that technically they're crap. Whether you like 'em or not, to deny the brilliance of the entire "Elvis is back" sessions does show a complete misunderstanding of what Elvis Presley was all about.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
I rate this album as one of Elvis' best, definitely in my own personal top five. Regarding the cover, these releases replicate the original artwork used, so it is pointless making comments on how good or bad it is. It is what it has been for 45 years. Just to correct a few details, no singles were actually featured on this album. "Make Me Know It" did appear on a single in 1960, but as a B-side and only in Europe. "Such A Night" was pulled from the album for single release but much later, in 1964. "Stuck On You", "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", and "It's Now or Never", while on the expanded CD release, were not on the original 1960 version of the album.
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
FM don´t call him a fool. He is a fan like any other in this forum and he can tell us what he want, it´s his thinking. On the original album there wasn´t Are you lonesome tonite ? and Stuck on you and even not It´s now or never. They should have been included. So on the FTD they are included were they belong to. TCB.
PDFMA (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
Hey Eagle one, I think you should not be on this site, because you know nothing about good music esspecially Elvis. You say that ( not one single came from this album ) well.......let see there was *** Make Me Know It ,Such a Night ,Stuck on You ,Are You Lonesome Tonight?,It's Now or Never, so where do you get this mental thought of ( not one single came from this album ) , ah... I know where it came from, it came from the fact that you know nothing and you should not be on this site with us hardcore fans because you look like a fool, but every now and then we all need a good laugh.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
eagle one, the rubbish you continually spout is just unbelieveable !! The best albums are not the greatest hits albums, try "Suspicious Minds 1969", "King Creole", all the FTD releases oh and "Elvis is Back ( superb album).
eagle i bet you havent even got past listening to the hits, have you ever heard " Long Black Limousine", "I Need You So", "Clean upY our own Backyard" ? Theres more out there than "Teddy Bear" eagle !!
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
pacer1965 you are right! It is the songs and not the cover!
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
I cant see anything wrong with the cover.I dont buy an album because of the cover art. I buy it because of the songs.Elvis is Back is a great album. Any chance elvisnews of showing us the songs what on on here ?
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 24, 2005report abuse
hey cd and scratch get a life i will tell you the albums to hear and thats the great hits albums . elvis is back has nothing on these albums . elvis is back that is interesting not one single came from this album thank you very much . have a look outside yous and guess what there is light . open the curtains yous
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
glennd: of course, you're right! I would love to have all the albums released under the FTD label, with alternate tracks. And if they can make them under the DSD process, that's exactly what we need.
William S. Burroughs (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
The Nashville sessions on March and April 1960 produced some of the finest music Elvis ever made, only the Sun Sessions and the 1969 are above them. Its a shame they rarely recive the atention that the Sun or the '69 sessions have.
I don´t get Lennon´s: Elvis died when he went to the army;yes there is less rock and roll on this sessions, but there is an artist growing and expanding his musical horizons and there is something rebelious in that, because he did that change of material not because he was trying to please anyone, to keep on the rock and roll rebel image would have been an obious way to please. Did Lennon and the other bugs died when around 1962 they left behind black leather and a 100% rock and roll show for suits and a Besame Mucho/A Taste of Honey kind of material? by the way they did change to please everybody.
it is a shame that circumstances didn´t allow Elvis to continue developing this kind of high standard material till the '66 '67 sessions with Felton Jarvis.
This CD is a classic and not only for Elvis fans; this could have been the model for international BMG releases instead of the silly upgraded album reisuess like back in '97.
P.D. I only agree with eagelone about the album cover, it is not great, not like the cover of Elvis firts album which in many way was revolutionary and still looks prety cool, the cover of Elvis is Back looks dated now (not the music, Reconsider Baby, that´s and inmortal track) but well, does anyone remember the cover of the first Rolling Stones Album? and how The Beatles looked on the cover of Please Please Me? it was like the tradition in the early 60's to produce boring album covers.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Eagleone, I vomit whenever I read your crappy opinion.
Scratch (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Eagleone, I can't believe you don't think this is Elvis' finest album, down and dirty blues, great pop and perfectly sung ballads... even without the extras it was spectacular. If ever I'm introducing people to Elvis, it's this album or the Memphis Sessions... and BANG, I have a convert. If they only know the hits this is the album. Reconsider Baby wins everybody over.
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
great album your kidding it only sold because elvis came back and it does not have on the original stuck on you and fame and fortune . i vomit when i see elvis in this photo so cheap and he is a bit fat . and what about the jacket no wonder girls didnt buy this during the 60's
roytcbintheuk (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Thanks Ernst looking forward to this release keep em coming!!!
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2005report abuse
Agreed, ROUSTABOUT is one album that should be out on the FTD 7" Format with all the rare outtakes.
sdeahkcid (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
My perfect FTD release would be if they could find alternates of the Roustabout songs and release a double 7 " package such as this, oh yes !
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
I,m looking forward to this one too.It is great to here Elvis working on songs until he gets THAT version he is happy with. In some cases the alternate versions are better than the version originally released.
Robert Frieser (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
In my opinion , this is gonna be the highlight of the FTD releases. I hope the also do, The first album, From elvis in Memphis and That's The Way It Is. Elvis Is Back is one of the best Elvis Albums who deserve the best treatment.
glennd (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
This is the best FTD Cd till now. I can´t wait to lay my hands on it. It is not out but everybody loves it allready, me too.
Ernst, I hope you will continoue to release the original albums like Something For Everybody, Pot Luck, How Great Thou Art, His Hand In Mine, I´Was Born About Tenthousand Years Ago, He Touched Me, Love Letters, Promised Land, That´s The Way It Is, Raised On Rock, Elvis ( The Fool Album), From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Elvis In Concert, Moody Blue, just to name a few, there are indeed more. Let them get to us !
JB (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
It looks like Ernst and FTD are giving us the true original
album art(you know,nipper in the upper right top). This may be the best LP of Elvis' storied career. Its certainly
one of the top three,and Im thrilled that Ernst and co. are giving it the star treatment on the FTD label. Just dont forget nipper!!
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2005report abuse
This is indeed the Ultimate ELVIS Album. For me, Elvis' voice was at its super brilliant best from 1960 to 1962. I can't wait to add this to my collection. Thanks FTD & Ernst. More please...
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
At least, the best Elvis album ever! Thanks to the FTP team!
drghanem1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
I´ll put it short, wonderful! Thanks for making this a great CD-year Ernst!
mike windgren (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
This is a dream come true, my all time favourite Elvis album on Special 7" FTD Edition, Elvis at his best. I just can´t wait to have it in my collection. Wow
Danny_b (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2005report abuse
My regards to the excellent team behind the FTD-releases! Excellent idea making this a double CD. I've been looking forward to this release, Elvis Is Back is Elvis at his finest in my opinion - he could sing everything, rock, ballads, blues...you name it. Thanks FTD, keep'em coming!

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