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Jailhouse Rock, Volume 2


Jailhouse Rock, Volume 2
4.7 / 5
Released: 2010/11 by FTD

2-DISC SET in the CLASSIC ALBUM series (or EP in this case!) that complements its previous volume. It features all the missing outtakes for 6 great songs. The 7” inch digi-pack format features a 12-page booklet with great photographs and RARE memorabilia.

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Last week the new FTD pile arrived: four CDs and a 2LP-set. I picked the one I was looking forward to the most first: Jailhouse Rock.


The design is like the whole classic album series, tasteful and well documented. This time the production is of far better quality than with volume 1.


Outtakes and the original EP fill these two CDs. What can I say other than this is why I became an Elvis-fan. No, I am not that old, but Jailhouse Rock was re-released in the early seventies and caught me immediately. The nearly a capella version of Young and Beautiful is one of the highlights, but it is hard to name one at all, since to me it is one huge highlight.

The listening pleasure is even better than with Volume 1, because there is more alteration on this set, which is in perfect sound quality.

Whenever I want to hear something different from the regular recordings I’ll grab something like this and certainly not those re-recordings that seem to be so popular these days, which is in my ears unbelievable.


This set makes perfectly clear that it still is nice to be an Elvis-fan, no matter what happens in the world around it.


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kink56 wrote on November 16, 2010
Vol 2 has at least 6 duplicates (outside the "revisited" tracks) from Vol 1. 1. 2001 Jailhouse Rock take 5 2. 2005 Young and Beautiful take 3 3. 2010 I Want to be Free take 11 4. 2006 Young and Beautiful take 7 5. 2003 Treat Me Nice take 19 6. 2017 Don't Leave Me Now take 21
Cruiser621 wrote on November 18, 2010
I'm assuming the majority of these songs will be in binaural or stereo; if not, I will be greatly disappointed and besides I've already pre-ordered my cd of this issue. It's supposed to be issued the tail end of November 2010 so I'm waiting with "baited breath"..... Treat Me Nice (version 2003) is once again, a big surprise with all the takes listed; I can only hope that we aren't talking about incomplete or snippets of takes here, which seems to be the case on a bunch of recent FTD issues I've purchased lately. You think you're getting a lot of different versions (takes) of a song, but in reality a bunch of nothing other than you like to hear Elvis and his group in the background for a brief second or too.... I still am optimistic about this Volume 2 and waiting anxiously.
Rating: 5 / 5
burton wrote on December 07, 2010
Is this released yet? I'm writing this on 7th Dec. 2010. Where Can I get it in the U.K. when it is released?
kink56 wrote on December 08, 2010
Supposed to have been released early this year, then in Nov of this year, now they say early NEXT year (2011)
burton wrote on December 11, 2010
kink56 wrote on December 24, 2010
I ordered about a month ago, and according to the Fedex tracking, I will get mine Dec 28th, just in time for Christmas.... NOT!!
kink56 wrote on December 29, 2010
Worth the wait, hovever, it kicks a*s!!
Marc JB wrote on March 07, 2011
Essential...yes it does kick a** but why were the "revisited" songs on this volume when they were on the first? oh well...
Rating: 4 / 5
FM wrote on April 05, 2011
the 2 discs are in binaural ( Stereo ) they sound fantastic, I have to say that so far this is the best FTD has put out.
Rating: 5 / 5
TheMemphisFan wrote on June 28, 2015
Great sound quality... 5 stars!