Follow That Dream

Follow That Dream (cover)
Released: 2004/11/15 by FTD
Rating: 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
7” format cover, original back and front cover, 3 panel Gatefold sleeve and 8 page booklet with photos and memorabilia.


The ElvisNews Review

Out now is the soundtrack of the movie that gave the fan's collector's label its name; "Follow That Dream". Design The format for this movie re-release is exactly the same as the previous soundtrack releases on the FTD label, so nothing new here. Again we compliment Ernst and his team on the beautiful job they did on this package, especially the image on the back of the booklet and two snapshots inside, great pictures, although we doubt if one of the smaller snapshots is from this period. Elvis doesn't look as "chubby" as on the other pictures. For those few not familiar with the previous releases, this is what you get: 1) 7” format cover (like a single or EP) 2) Original back and front cover 3) 3 panel Gatefold sleeve 4) 8 page booklet with photos and memorabilia 5) Original album with original album EQ 6) Additionally all previously released outtakes (if space permits) 7) Additionally previously unreleased outtakes (if available and space permits) Content No discussion on the quality of movie sound tracks this time, that has been done too often. We'd like to say "to each his own" "and place them in the right - historic - perspective". As for our personal taste, this soundtrack rates in the top half on our personal favorite movie soundtrack list. The album, or should we say EP, isn't too slow and the theme song "Follow That Dream" is funny and upbeat enough so you keep humming it a while. The same goes for other songs from the original EP like "What A Wonderful Life" and "I'm Not The Marrying Kind". To have out-takes from these songs is a good reason to get this CD. All tracks were already available on "Keep Following That Dream". The other reason is the snippet (18 seconds) of "On Top Of Old Smokey" from which Elvis sings three lines. Conclusion One of our personal "favourite soundtracks" in the format we enjoy to collect. Getting these great packages we do wonder why not all FTD releases are released in this format. Track Listing: Masters (Mono) Follow That Dream Angel What A Wonderful Life I'm Not The Marrying Kind Sound Advice A Whistling Tune Outtakes (Stereo) Angel (takes 1,2) Follow That Dream (takes 1,2) What A Wonderful Life (takes 2,1) A Whistling Tune (takes 2,3) Angel (take 4) I'm Not The Marrying Kind (takes 2,3,4,6) Follow That Dream (take 3) Sound Advice (take 1) Angel (take 5) What A Wonderful Life (takes 3,4,5,6) Angel (take 6) Follow That Dream (take 4) Angel (take 7) Angel (vocal overdubs) A Whistling Tune (take 4, stereo master without overdub) On Top Of Old Smokey (0:18 Mono)


skipsaweirdo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 18, 2014report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsThis movie is in my opinion the best acting performance from Elvis in any 60's movie.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 23, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsYes, Jerry, it's a keeper! I just finally got this release as I will soon have all of the classic album soundtracks and all FTD's in fact. I've been waiting on this a long time and I'm not disappointed. One star, Mystery Rider? Surely you jest. Great work, "Follow that Dream' staff!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2007report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsGreat soundtrack. One of my personal favorites. I'm especially fond of the title track (master version) and "Angel." Not enough material. Exactly how much is "enough"? I'm glad the material there is was released on its own.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2007report abuse
1 Starreally isnt enought material here to warrent this as a single release, should have been a part of some thing else.