Here is the information for the upcoming FTD releases, scheduled for mid December. The vinyl version of From Elvis In Memphis is postponed until January 2014.
AS part of its CLASSIC album series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of Elvis’ last official studio album during his lifetime, MOODY BLUE. Taken from the original session multi-tracks, it features the masters, unreleased outtakes, rough mixes and un-dubbed songs. The 16-page booklet 4-color booklet contains very rare memorabilia and photographs. DISC 1 THE ALBUM / SIDE ONE: Unchained Melody; If You Love Me (Let me know); Little Darlin; He’ll Have To Go; Let Me Be There SIDE 2: Way Down; Pledging My Love; Moody Blue; She Thinks I Still Care; Its Easy For You. THE ALTERNATE ALBUM: Unchained Melody - undubbed master, If You Love Me (Let Me Know)undubbed master; Moody Blue - take 6 She Thinks I Still Care - take 2B; My Way (live); Way Down - undubbed master; Little Darlin - undubbed master; He’ll Have To Go - rough mix; Pledging My Love - composite of rehearsal take 3; It¹s Easy For You - take 1 BONUS TRACKS:
She Thinks I Still Care - takes 1, 2A; America The Beautiful; Softly As I Leave You. DISC 2: THE SESSIONS: Way Down - rehearsal, take 1; Way Down - take 2A; She Thinks I Still Care - takes 3,4; Moody Blue - take 1; Pledging My Love - takes 1,2; Pledging My Love - take 3; It’s Easy For You - takes 3,4; It’s Easy For You - undubbed master; She Thinks I Still Care - takes 7,9; She Thinks I Still Care - take 10; Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - unedited rough mix of master; Moody Blue - takes 7,5; Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - rough mix of master; Pledging My Love - takes 4-5; Pledging My Love - undubbed, unedited master; Way Down - take 2B; Way Down - rough mix of master; Moody Blue - takes 8,9; Moody Blue - master unedited rough mix; She Thinks I Still Care - take 15; 21. America - composite of single master and the surviving ending of the erased studio version
From Elvis At American Sound Studios
Following on from the success of FTD’s CLASSIC album versions of FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS and BACK IN MEMPHIS, FTD presents the remaining recordings from his legendary sessions at American Sound in Memphis recorded in1969. Finally, these great tracks are issued as a stand-alone album with unreleased outtakes, un-dubbed versions and instrumentals. ELVIS at AMERICAN SOUND STUDIO completes the 69 Memphis trilogies, and fittingly gets the FTD CLASSIC album treatment to complement the other two releases. DISC 1: Kentucky Rain; I’ll Be There; Mama Liked The Roses; If I’m A Fool (For Loving You); Don’t Cry Daddy; Rubberneckin’; Hey Jude; My Little Friend; Who Am I?; BONUS TRACK: Memory Revival - instrumental (4:05) FIRST TAKES: Kentucky Rain - takes 1, 2, 3; I’ll Be There - takes 1, 2, 3/M; If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) - takes 1, 2, 3 Rubberneckin - takes 1, 2/M; JANUARY OUTTAKES; Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) - instrumental take 2/M; You¹ll Think Of Me - take 7 (4:51); Poor Man¹s Gold - take 12/M with abandoned vocal overdub; Mama Liked The Roses - track with alternate vocal overdub; In The Ghetto - take 19; Hey Jude - take 1; I’ll Be There - takes 4, 5, 6 (3:15) DISC 2: FEBRUARY OUTTAKES: It’s My Way / This Time / I Can¹t Stop Loving You – jam; True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - take 5; Do You Know Who I Am? - takes 3, 5; Kentucky Rain - takes 5, 6, 7; Kentucky Rain - take 8; Kentucky Rain - take 9; Only The Strong Survive - takes 8, 11, 12; Any Day Now - takes 5, 6/M; UNFINISHED MASTERS: Long Black Limousine - take 9/M with vocal repairs; Don¹t Cry Daddy- take 3/M with vocal overdub; Mama Liked The Roses - track with vocal overdub (3:22); My Little Friend - track with vocal overdub; Hey Jude - takes 3, 5, 6, 7/M I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) - take 1/M; Kentucky Rain - take 10/M; If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) - takes 6, 7, 8, 9/M; Who Am I? – un-dubbed master (3:27)