October FTD Release - Summer Festival

The regular quarterly FTD release for October 2005 is a Vegas concert "soundboard" recording from August 1972, with bonus songs. It is tentatively titled "Summer Festival". The date is not for sure yet, but it will be an unreleased show from this Vegas season. Also coming in October are two more releases in FTD's Classic Albums program, which reissues Elvis albums that are no longer part of RCA Records' mainstream Elvis catalog. FTD is considering several different options, but it looks like these reissues will be one movie soundtrack album and one studio album. These reissues feature original album cover art and great bonus material not part of the original release.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jun 23, 2005 
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2005report abuse
yeah it`s it`s..aug.11.I have 2 concert already of this day.It`s a second "full blast" fort baxter.Great I know I`ll not buy this ftd
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2005
Invisible because there was used a language other than English
Sergio_Luiz (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2005report abuse
I cant imagine how frustrating Ernst job must be. Can you imagine almost every single project of you, being received by the community with so much complaining and baching? I really cant understand this. Almost all the releases so far offered something different and insightful. Look what we got so far: 3 wonderful BOOK/CD projects. Dozens of unreleased shows, studio material and special insues of classic albuns. What else can we ask for? We must ask yourselfs: Are we unhappy with FTD releases or with Elvis? Because if someone finds the soundboards repetitives, its not FTDs falt. And speaking of soundboards, those who aprreciate this kind of release (and they are many) think they are fantastic. Almost every soundboard release got something Special: Tucson offered us a good show for 76 with a super highlight named Danny Boy. Dinner at 8 offered superior sound, great concert and Wooden Heart. Dixieland Rocks offered one of the best concerts avaliable, content and soundwise. And yet, how much praise you see about those releases?none...zero..nada. I think its time for people to realise how bad the 80´s were and how greatfull we must be to Ernst and Co. Start enjoying what you have, because when its over, its over.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 6, 2005report abuse
cruiser you should read the rules and backgrounds about ftd`s:quote: To steer fans away from buying illegal (bootleg) product. The volume of unofficial audio product in the marketplace reached a level which BMG and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) could no longer tolerate. BMG Entertainment International, the RCA Records label and EPE vigorously prosecute any company or individual who violates their copyrights, trademarks and other rights. Bootleg products are seized and all conventions, record fairs, mail order operations and other activities are monitored closely. The same people made the bootlegs are the same of the ftd`s but now legaly in co.with epe. everyone is now happy and so they can re-release all the bootlegs over again,and again and again. Thank you for buying fortbaxter, 2001, bilko cd`s
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 6, 2005report abuse
I've said it before and I'll say it again; FTD is putting out absolute redundant garbage anymore. Every since the merger of Sony and BMG, plus the sellout to the new powers that be at Graceland, it's turned out to be an absolute sellout. FTD was established for the rabid Elvis fan (that would be me), but I'm not spending anymore of my hard earned cash on reissue after reissue. Come up with new, if any, which I doubt; or disband the FTD label, this web site and all the other crap that's been happening lately.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2005report abuse
That's good to hear.
elvislinx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2005report abuse
Reply to Elpete, Henrik, Chris, Hubert, Sean, Rex, Maurice & Ton:
No, they have not yet come to the bottom of the barril! Please, have a look at the bootleg stuff we all bought (acceptable quality, but BMG could do miracles if they would have another deep look into their vualts...Jean_Marc G of France can tell you all about it...he's been invited by BMG to visit and see for himself the vault and the materials that are still in there to be released!!!)
Great stuff: Guitar Man session with great conversations (incl. Jerry Reed with his Georgia accent) plus excellent hit material and good quality stuff like GM, US Mail, Monkey Buzz etc Also look at the sessions of sept 67 (Hi heel sn, BBMan etc) and Jan 68 session plus Mar 67 and May&Jun 66. No they have not come to the bottom !!
elvislinx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2005report abuse
Reply to Bruins, Tony, Renan and Kilburn: While I agree with some of your comments, let me point out the following:
BMG's Special Strategic Marketing Unit at Broadway in NY NY should be more in line with us, the "buying" elvis fans who want, repeat request the many innovative new FTD releases of interesting (new and different versions) Soundtracks outtakes of GGGirls, KCreole, Roust, Easy come&Change of Habit, KCousins and if you like(I am not crazy about that material) from Clambake coupled with Speedway etc. Most dedicated fans are really not enchantered about Tickle Me or Harem Scarum but...
We also want, as Ton and elpete wrote : More soundboard shows from Elvis on Tour 72, also 71 and 73 and as some of you might have actually seen him on stage, many of those concerts on the road were just "great"...sample: Greensboro or Virginia concerts (on bootlegs). I believe Elpete & Ton have it right: BMG should "listen" much more carefully to their audience, the 50,000,000 elvis fans around the world. No need for duplication, and if so, for a good reason (compilations i.e.) But I do believe it goes further than that: BMG and MGM/Turner are working out a secret deal with EPE/CKXE to re-release a new, edited and put in volumes (6 or 12 perhaps) of the Elvis on Tour 72 Show/Concert as filmed (120 hrs) by MGM ... so that they can make the most possible money from this project and give to elvis fans a brand new product, never-seen-before kind of Historic Elvis Concerts with the release of an BMG general public Box 4CDs or 3. That would be OK, as long as we get as much to see Ep on stage (be it photographed by 5 or by one one camera...we don't care), as long as we see the King of Music in action. Actually, MGM/ Tunern/ Warner should make a series of Concerts for Elvis Fans, distributed only thru EPFCs (like the FTD materials) and then, one year later, release a perhaps extra-long, special-deluxe compilation (edited) for the general public. That would be a perfect follow up after Elvis Show 69 and Hawaii Concert. Your reactions and replies would be welcome and appreciated, folks !! We all learn everyday, even BMG, CKXE, EPE, MGM, Ernst a.o. Thanks for letting us know !
elvislinx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 27, 2005report abuse
Future FTD releases: Nice to hear (for the first time) from BMG the planning of future 2005 Oct CD releases ! Can someone please "talk and suggest/recommend" to Ernst/Ger/Roger a.o. to give us every 2 months, preferably via ElvisNews, the planning , like they did now. It is important for all of us to budget these expenses in time, as sometimes they release 4 at once...and price is something to be discussed, like we have seen with Rockin' in TX; an exorbutantly high price for OK quality. However, no innovative or new/rare materials or versions or renditions. Can someone explain ??
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2005report abuse
They are coming to the bottom of the barrel I think. No Tickle Me for me either by the way...
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2005report abuse
Ton, what I mean to say is that ftd/bmg again and again the same material released sample I wrote about Elvis is back. next year they come with Pot luck, Elvis for everyone...al the original lp`s re released over and over again, with or without outtakes or unreleased material. Most Elviefans have that already and Ernst and Ger knows that as no one els [fort baxter/2001/Bilko...]. Everyone knows by JAT books that all concerts are recorded real to real/soundboards there is planty concerts to release and July 20/23 1975 is an option. And soundtracks should be different, they must released with movie versions and more alternated versions. we have the double features already. In the beginning I thought FTD was a special label for ELVIS FANS who wanted more than the regular releases. The Today FTD version I waited about 25 years" The studio mix "wow... but most outtakes we have already on a other ftd6363...why? Most Elvis fans have the OUR MEMORIES OF ELVIS. lp`s/cd`s The undubbed studio versions of 73,75,76..that is what the FTD buyers should get. NOT TICKLE ME...
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2005report abuse
Peter, remember that we allready had soundboards from 1971 and 1973. And remember that most of the soundboards from 1971 don't have a good sound quality. What suprises me is that the FTD label still hasn't released a Live show from the 1972 On Tour.(April 1972) From 1977 we have the FTD CD Spring Tours and that was a good one I think. I agree with you that another soundboard from a 1977 show would be welcome. A soundboard from his latest June 1977 tour would be nice. It also surprises me that there are no soundboards released yet from the fantastic July 1975 tour. Elvis did some great shows during that tour. (Ashville, Greensboro, Norfolk)
And what about the outstanding december 1976 tour ? Like to have a soundboard from that tour although I know that Birmingham and Dallas are allready released on bootlegs. How about the Wichita (dec.27) show or the Atlanta (dec. 30) show ? We just have to be patience I think...just wait and see.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2005report abuse
First there was the first copy of the elvis is back cd taken from the lp. Then there was the cd from the 90`s series, then the complete 60`s masters, then the FTD version. why, why? there so much material also in the soundboards. I have already 4 soundboards of the august 72. WHY! why not a soundboards of 1973,1971..1977? The FTD becomes commercial. It`s not listen to the fans what they really likes. The Elvis fan was not waiting for tickle me, the king made 33 movies Clamebake/ Speedway/ king creole, etc. Why not those soundtracks? I don`t buy this cd just like el is back the texas book/cd`s, tickle me.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2005report abuse
I have my doubts here. Elvis was mentally not in a very good state in August 1972, because he had troubles with Priscilla. And of course this is a Las Vegas show in 1972 were Elvis allready was very bored to do another show in this place. But I will buy this one anyway because I will support the FTD label and it's one for my collection anyway. But I am affraid to hear a bored Elvis here with no highlights in the show.
elvislinx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2005report abuse
Reply to "all" elvis fans and Tony Dobbs, Kilburn and Renan: While I agree with your views, I must say I'd like to see unreleased rare songs performed by the king in those 71, 72 and 73 shows like medley of Shake rattle & roll, Walk that lonesome road, more versions of What now my love, It's impossible, Folsom prison, ISweet inspiration, One night (many great versions still missing on BMG - listen to bootlegs...) a.o. Since many of you were in the audience, let us know please what other great songs the king rendered...OK. By the way wouldn't it be great if General Motors launched an "Elvis Cadillac" version car ?? with a discount for all elvis fans...
elvislinx (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2005report abuse
Hope the FTD October releases are (please take note BMG and EPE?!?!):
1. Guitar Man studio session outtakes plus jan 68 (US Male & Monkey buzz)plus May 66 sessions (Down i t alley - LLetters, Come wh may,etc) plus June 66 sessions (More hits and Indiscribably blue, I'll remember you)
2. GGGirls movie outtakes - great different versions plus unreleased fantastic material and music (as heard on bootleg)
3. Prom Land studio session Dec 73 producing incredible great songs and hits like Prom Land, Help me, My boy, Isn't that love, Charlie, Talk good times, Honky tonk, Midnight, You asked me to, Spanish eyes, a.o.
4. KCreole movie outtakes with several great, unheard renditions of New Orleans, Trouble, King Creole, Hard headed, Dixieland rock a.o.
5. Burning love studio outtakes May 71 plus Mar 72 carrying nothing but hits for Elvis in 70s like B Love, Sep Ways, It's only love, I'm leavin', Help me thru, Matter of time, Padre, Fools rush in (plus that fab unheard before slow version with orchestra home recording), Don't think 2x, Fool, We can make morn, Always on mind a.o.
6. KCousins and Roustabout and Speedway movie outtakes
7. Country famous by now studio session june 70 producing several hits like I've lost you, You don't have to say, Sound o/yr cry, Washed hands, There goes my everything, Patch it up, 10,000 years old, I really don't want to know, 20 days etc etc.
Such releases would be much better than Raised on Rocks or Tickle Me (too commercial and not interesting for fans). Hope someone at BMG and EPE listens and takes note...if only for good and aabove all successful marketing reasons
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2005report abuse
We've had 2 shows from this season on bootleg CD's; August 11th dinner and midnight shows, which were both very good performances, but I have faith that FTD will steer clear of these 2 shows to avoid duplication. Nice of them to tell us about this so soon. As to the other 2 re-issues, my guess is that these will be "Clambake" and "Raised on rock"
You Dont Know Me (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2005report abuse
This also sounds 'GOOD' providing its an unreleased show and additional 'bonus songs' that are 'rare' also additional soundtracks and old albums are welcome too provising too much duplication doesn't occour. Certainly the 7 inch format is always welcome
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 23, 2005report abuse
Great news!!!!! August 1972 had some powerful concerts.. Let´s wait to check the exactly date....
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 23, 2005report abuse
This sounds like an interesting release. Elvis performed some very good shows that season, with EPFC members in the audience at some of them.

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