FTD So High Deleted From Catalogue Soon

The FTD release with number 31, So High, will be deleted from the calatogue as soon as the current stock with FTDis sold out. This is your last chance to get this CD with outtakes from the 1966-1968 Nashville recording sessions. The vinyl releases 'Blue Hawaii' and 'Standing Room Only' are also getting near the end of stock.

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Apr 12, 2010 

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livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2010report abuse
The session tapes for the second album are for the most part lost, aren't they? I don't anticipate an FTD release of that album anytime soon, if ever.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 14, 2010report abuse
First why do people get so upset over someones view? Bite the hand that feeds me? Ftds cost money last time i checked! You say you get 2 cd's,well for $30 thats stilll not a great bargain,but you forget about those who bought the cd's like So high,so now they have shelled out $60 plus , not to mention those who already had the original albums,as i recall ernst said they didnt include booklets because fans already had that info because they had the original albums,so point is,ftd changed how they did things, and i for one along with other respectful fans dont like it! Telling us that we can just not buy and telling us that you respect our views while cursing,that tells me alot,we simply dont like what happened to the label,besides those who love the classic albums should be happy,so why get upset at those of us who dont like the classic series? After all its just music,but our views will be the same as will yours! Enough on this subject,take care all!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Cruiser621 : too bad you didn't get another (good)copy.In all honesty I have to say FTD corrected the fault, I received, just like Tornado, the replacement copy.( within a week or so.) My dealer took care of the exchange as soon as he could. As far as I know ALL dealers were contacted by FTD to tell them there was a flaw in one of the tracks and those who bought the original release would obtain a good copy in exchange . Didn't your dealer told you so ? Don't think Ernst is to blame. Always El.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
its a bummer no matter how you look at it. not many people can afford the money they charge for one single cd, nor is there many people outside teh elvis world that know this exists meaning FTD. with that said they should be more consumer frienmdly as far as costs and attract new fans. im ok with the classic cd releases but they are boring compared to the cds with the outtakes showing the real sid eof elvis. if you wnat to enhance elvis's image it should be more mainstream so people can actually see that elvis wasnta boring stiff like i have heard many peoiple say until they have heard me play a lot of these cds showing elvis humor and even his temper sometimes.
tornado (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Like you Cruiser621 I received my first copy of So High with the flaw, but it was corrected quite fast as I remember, Very soon I got my replacement copy without flaw. Mistake recorgnized, repaired and forgiven. I support FTD for my personnal taste, I don't buy everything, I usually skip the soundboards, too redundant for me and to me Elvis wasn't as his best in the mid-seventies and later. He made easy money by doing tours with almost the same material never really inventing a new show or innovating musically. Sorry but that's my humble opinion. Inspite of that fact, I still got a kick in listening to Good Time and hopefuly soon Promised Land on FTD. In the meantime, FTD tries to please different kind of fans by offering a variety of releases from different sources and decades. So like the title says there is always "Something For Everybody" with Elvis. With the release of the two soundboards many fans willl be pleased in May and I'm glad for them, still I hope that the summer release(s) wiil be studio stuff.
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
And I agree with everything Pietro said...
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
I for one did not own most of the classic albums before the FTDs since most of them went out of print for a while after the mid-90's, which was before I began to dig deeper than just the greatest hits.

There is no rule that says a collector's label cannot have repetition, at least not a rule that I've ever seen. Additionally, many of the classic albums have collected outtakes that were first released on multiple, and in many cases OUT-OF-PRINT collections over the past three decades. So a "collector" who missed out on the older compilations has nothing to lose by purchasing one of the classic albums that have many of these outtakes in one place. And in case you haven't noticed, the individual albums are now being released without bonus material at dirt-cheap prices. So, if you don't want to buy an FTD classic album with all of the extra stuff on it, don't. Spend six bucks at Amazon and just get the album. Last time I checked, Ernst wasn't standing behind you with a gun to your head forcing you to buy classic albums.

One last point. Anybody who can't save up $35 for a CD that's been out for SIX YEARS has much more serious issues than whether or not FTD is being fair to the consumer. Just sayin'.....
Pietro S (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Mature: what a load of ***!! Has anyone noticed, that So High (1 CD) was at the same price as i.e. latest Elvis Now (2 CD)! So what we're losing? We get 2 CDs with chosen outtakes; that means we get one and a half CD with outtakes. I also happen to remember that certain fans criticised CDs with songs from various years ("messed tracklist"). Here we get them where they belong - with original album, a Classic Album series. And for the same proce you paid for 1 CD release. I do try understand your point of view, but I can't. When I first heard about this FTD label I was sad, cause I didn't know where I can get my copys and - actually, the first thing - prices were to high for my pocket. And, believe me, I was dying to have these releases (my first FTD was recent Jailhouse Rock). I think I can enjoy what I have - maybe it's not ALL - but who said we have to have ALL unreleased outtakes? Who said you have to buy all FTD releases? Who said you have to enjoy it? If you don't - it's your thing, but PLEASE, don't bite a hand that feeds you with great Elvis' music... Hope you all will understand my point of view.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Carzy computer, last sentence should have read, yes Elvis is a cash cow, he always has been and always will be! Ftd is nothing more than a follower, along with bad errors cheap packaging and not to mention a terriable communication problem! Thats all i will say on the subject, please respect my view as i do others!
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
So people who dont have it should buy it,knowing now it will be reissued? So what about people who cant afford to buy careless? There should be no duplication on a collectors label,it kills the whole point of the label,and i for one hate the freakin classic albums,your buying what you have! Ftd was suppose to be a label were you added to your collection not were you rebuy your collection with a few new outtakes! I willl leave it at that,and yes E
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
With good reason this FTD issue should be deleted. I tried at least 3 times to buy this FTD issue but in all instances had to return it as there was a severe flaw in one of the tracks; I believe "So High", where it skipped rather abruptly during play and believe me, it was an FTD mastering fault. Perhaps if the religious material is, in fact, released as "How Great Thou Art" they will correct this flaw. What really iritates me is I actually e-mailed our man Ernst Jorgensen and got the answer that the flaw was corrected. Not so my friends. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
Orion (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
Tornado makes a good point that "we can assume now that soon How Great Thou Art will be released or maybe Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Nashville Studio secular stuff from 1966 to 1968)." The key word is assume !! Remember that Ernst first mentioned the release of of the Dallas/Birmingham shows on FTD like 7 or 8 years ago. lol It would've mad sense to release "Promised Land" after "Good Times" like they did with "Country", TTWII, and "Love Letters." Who knows with Ernst ? We all thought that JR Vol. II would be released last month and along came "Elvis Now." So, who knows ? I do agree that a two CD set of the 66-68 recordings would be a killer: Guitar Man, Too Much Monkey Business, US Male, Big Boss Man, etc. I've always said it should be called "A Calm Before the Storm" - an allusion to the approaching '68 comeback. It just goes to show that FTD is far from dead. They've got some great stuff still waiting to be put together. I'd love to be able to sit in on a meeting with ideas and session logs to compile a few releases. Hey Ernst - do you need a 48-year-old intern ? lol
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
oops. Should've been "if you don't already have it".
livingstonsn (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
I'm not sure why some of you are making such a big deal about this going out of print. I would imagine that most everybody here already has it since it's been out for six years. If not, then you can buy the pending HGTA and Tomorrow is a Long Time (or whatever they decide to call it) FTDs, which will have all of these alternates and then some (plus the masters).

Don't forget, from the very beginning FTD stated that ALL of there releases would be limited. The fact that some of the releases have hung around for a decade or more doesn't change the fact that, according to their early stated policy, FTD could yank any release at any time. So, please spare us the whining about "cash-cows" or whatever and buy the thing (if you don't already haven't) before it's gone.
tornado (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
We can assume now that soon How Great Thou Art will be released or maybe Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Nashville Studio secular stuff from 1966 to 1968)
FLY-TROUBLE! (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Not a big loss... These takes will be reissued soon on various classic albums like How Great Thou Art.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Hey dgirl ernie found a way to milk the cash cow even more,i like you use to look forward to the outtake cd's! But now the classic albums series is your only way of getting new outtakes! I like hearing good outtakes with a little humor,the best of the best,not take after take of one song! So now i have to pick and choose,i also hate the oversized covers,every one doesnt live in a 3 story mansion with endless shelf space! I just now know what i want from Ftd and its a pretty short list!Its too bad we will never get a outtake cd with the songs big boss man,guitar man,us male, they will be issued on some sort of made up album im sure! Oh well at least we can pick and choose! As for So high(lot of thought went into the title)i have one still sealed,so im happy camper!
King Of Music (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
I am still waiting for the Ultimate Christmas box set with all the Christmas tunes and all the outtakes and different versions and that very clear sound given by the touch of the FTD gang. That's what I am waiting for.
schemies (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
So I guess the classic "How Great Thou Art" is near ...
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
This is what I loved about FTD. Unique releases made up soley of outtakes. Since the classic albums series took over, this is no longer their direction. Sad.

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