Next FTD: The Man With The Golden Belt

The second-quarter 2004 release will be a soundboard recording from January 1971 in Las Vegas, titled "The Man With The Golden Belt". The release date will be April 1, 2004. Follow That Dream Records is currently examining the five shows they have for the exact content of the CD and may choose a show that has already been out on bootleg and add the best from the other shows. There’s quite a lot of distortion on some of these recordings making their options somewhat limited. The general idea behind FTD’s release of soundboards is to document as many hotel engagements and tours as possible.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jan 19, 2004 
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Erlend, Norway (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2004report abuse
Wow!!! This is a real sensation! For the first time we are offered an official 1971 concert release. This is the only year between 1968 and 1977 BMG/RCA/FTD never ever have released anything regarding live material. This document will be of highest possible value in many ways (in every collection as well). I really hope FTD will throw in several exciting bonus track from the same season. This release is the perfect material to "chew on" while we are waiting for a release from the great 1971 Tahoe season. And yes, I know about the soundboard bootlegs from january 1971, but they doesn't count. Because they are unofficial and and they are not available anymore. Weird title though..... What about "The Man With The Helmet Doo" or "The Man With The Purple Socks"???? We are so spoilt, aren't we?
Marco Aurelio (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2004report abuse
This will be an excelent release. Keep up the good work FTD!!!! I was reading some reactions below, and I won´t mention the name of the person that wrote we don´t need another version of Hound Dog and others. If you don´t want this release, there are many others that want. So, I just want to say: This release will be excelent. About the 74 concert too: I was expecting this concert (30 years of it´s recording). I want something from Elvis On Tour!
RossCarpenter (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2004report abuse
I consider FTD team work very well balanced. I am not happy with all the releases, but we are a lot of people with different tastes, so I understand. I think it is easy to realize that Ernst try to alternate kinds of recordings (live, studio, ...) and stages in Elvis career. This is an interesting release if they care about the recording quality, as FTD usually do. 1971 is a good Elvis year, and there are not many concerts available of it. One more "Hound Dog", "Teddy Bear", ... Don't put the blame on FTD man! It was Elvis who chosed to repeat show after show the same songs. This is a collector's label, so it means completeness. Don't expect new songs, he died 27 years ago. Cheers for everybody
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2004report abuse
We are so lucky to have FTD. Some like this, some like that but don't pick on it if you already have it or just don't like it.Ftd does not have to take bootlegs in considerration. Keep it up Ernst!
Matt W (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2004report abuse
In my opinion this is just in keeping with the nature of the follow that dream collection, something for everyone. People don't have to buy EVERY FTD, we get at least FOUR releases in a year, buy the ones you want. Everyone knows there are studio only fans, soundtrack fans, live recording fans, 50s fans, 60s fans, 70s fans. It's a bit ignorant of some people to expect the collection to favour any particular genre as that would not be fair to everyone and lets be intelligent here, there is not a limitless supply of material left. I for one am really looking forward to this release, there is nothing like it officially available. Bootlegs are not freely available so they can't really be considered at all. I would hope that bootlegs personally would not be a deciding factor in choosing which soundboard to release as we know that in the FTD teams hands the best untampered with (ie added reverb/echo as the Diamond Anniversary Editions releases for example). Bring on the live shows and the sessions and soundtracks. I'm personally looking forward to '71 sessions, a 50s only disc, On Tour '72 show.
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2004report abuse
I don't have access to bootlegs and haven't had for some years now so I'm more than happy to have these live ecordings from '71 and would love to hear more from that year. In fact I have no problem with buying the professional and top quality material that FTD produce. I recently replaced the bootleg of the concert from mothers day 1973 with the brilliant FTD version. The FTD boys are doing a top job. Personally I'd like to see more stuff from individual sessions (ie 'Burbank 68' 'Memphis Sessions') rather than collections that span years ('So High' for example).
Renan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2004report abuse
I read the reactions below, and I am pretty sad of some comentaries. I am waiting for an official release from 1971 at least 12 years and I´m only 18. I WANT to listen to another version of Hound Dog and Teddy Bear. Elvis is really great in these concert. Some fans are complaining of repeated songs?? On the opening night we have songs like "Make The World Go Away", "My Babe" (Very rare), "Can´t Help Falling In Love" in the middle of the concert and many others. I have "Snowbird" and "All Things Are Possible", and it would be great to have in a better sound quality. When I heard the news I thought:"Everybody´s going to like this release". I´m not forcing anybody to like or buy this release, but If we don´t have FOLLOW THAT DREAM, you fans expect from RCA/BMG?
GREAT job ERNST. February 1971 we have Just Pretend, Old Shep, There Goes My Everything, It´s Only Make Believe (Unreleased!), Help Me Make It Thought The Night and some others rarities including two other versions of Snowbird!
Again, congratulations for Ernst and Follow That Dream.
FTD44 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2004report abuse
oh joy another live recording,what is this the 26th version of hound dog or 27th and i just really want another version of suspicious minds and don't be cruel,lucky us.Hey Ernst take a vacation and let someone from sony come in and maybe we will get some NEW! material and not a live recording
p/s i won't be wasting 34.95 for another version of teddy bear
an annoyed fan has left the building say goodnite gracie
Daddysworld (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2004
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
Kragerø Elvis Klubb (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2004report abuse
A consert from 1971 is really something we have been longing for for a long time. That is so great!! Hope we will have the opening from 26.1 ( first time ever Elvis walks into Also Sprach Zarathustra! :-) This is a surprise to the audience and I really like to hear that reaction.
Maybe they`ll even find "snowbird", "old shep"and "It`s only make believe" which he sang during this period.
Tomek (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2004report abuse
ohh c'mon FTD give US new stuff. we don't need concert that was already bootleged. it would be next live show with material that has been already released after: New Year Eve, Takin Tahoe Tonite (well it was soundboard I know, but latest release of audience recording has also very good sound), and now you are goin' to release Memphis 74 show (bootleg Steamroller Blues) and Januray 71 that is already available on bootleg, c'mon. My suggestion, if you realy have to release January not February 1971 show, let it be Opening Night of that season. And put in bonus tracks from released shows, live "only Belive" ect.
Louie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2004report abuse
If that's the case. Why don't they release the shows from Feb. 1971, that has a live version of Old Shep.

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