Released : G.I. Blues FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album [Vol. 1]

By: Elvis Australia
Source: FTD
July 11, 2012 - 10:24:14 PM
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FTD have released the G.I. Blues FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album [Vol. 1], in the classic album. It is now time for the first volume of 'G.I. Blues' material. As always in a 7" inch digi pack format with booklet. However, this time without the In-and-Outtakes section, which will be featured in Volume 2, in order to summarize all the G.I. BLUES recordings. A lot of effort (and money) has gone into making these the best sounding 'G.I. Blues' recordings ever. So this will be a very special and the ultimate release!!!

G.I. Blues : FTD 2 CD Special Edition [7" Classic Album Presentation]

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G.I. Blues : FTD 2 CD Special Edition [7" Classic Album Presentation].

Disc 1 The Original Album Side 1

  1. Tonight's All Right For Love 2:15
  2. What's She Really Like 2:19
  3. Frankfort Special 2:57
  4. Wooden Heart 2:05
  5. G.I. Blues 2:41

    The Original Album
    Side 2

  6. Pocketful Of Rainbows 2:36
  7. Shoppin' Around 2:24
  8. Big Boots 1:33
  9. Didja' Ever 2:38
  10. Blue Suede Shoes 2:08
  11. Doin' The Best I Can 3:16
  12. Tonight's All Right For Love 1:26 [Alternate Song]

    Bonus Songs

  13. Shoppin' Around (version #1) 2:17
  14. Frankfort Special (fast version) 2:19
  15. Big Boots (fast version) 1:22
  16. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 12) 2:26
  17. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 12) 2:26
  18. Big Boots (medium tempo version) 1:04

    First Takes

  19. Tonight Is So Right For Love (Barcarolle from 'The Tales Of Hoffman', instrumental) 2:18
  20. Tonight Is So Right For Love (takes 1-2) 3:07
  21. What's She Really Like (takes 1-5) 6:25
  22. Frankfort Special (fast version takes 1-2) 3:48
  23. Wooden Heart (take 1) 2:13 23) G.I.Blues (take 1) 2:57
  24. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, takes 1-2) 4:52
  25. Shoppin' Around (version #1, take 1) 2:34
  26. Big Boots (fast version, takes 1-2) 1:48
  27. Big Boots (slow version, take 1) 1:39
  28. Didja' Ever (take 1) 2:59
  29. Tonight's All Right For Love (take 1) 1:24
  30. Doin' The Best I Can (takes 1-3) 5:11

Disc 2

April 27-28 Sessions

  1. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 3) 2:43
  2. Shoppin' Around (instrumental take 4) 1:46
  3. Shoppin' Around (version #1, takes 2-4) 3:20
  4. Shoppin' Around (version #1, take 5) 2:26
  5. Doin' The Best I Can (takes 4-7) 2:23
  6. Doin' The Best I Can (takes 8-9) 3:44
  7. G.I. Blues (takes 2-4) 3:45
  8. G.I. Blues (take 5) 2:43
  9. Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 3)
  10. Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 4) 2:36
  11. Tonight Is So Right For Love (takes 5-7) 5:28
  12. Frankfort Special (fast version, takes 3-7) 6:51
  13. Frankfort Special (fast version, take 8) 2:42
  14. Big Boots (fast version, take 3) 1:36
  15. Big Boots (fast version, take 4) 1:41
  16. Big Boots (slow version, takes 2-3) 2:26
  17. What's She Really Like (takes 6-7) 3:32
  18. What's She Really Like (takes 8-11) 6:10
  19. What's She Really Like (takes 12-13) 3:02
  20. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, takes 4-7) 5:36
  21. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 8) 2:51
  22. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 9) 2:49
  23. Pocketful Of Rainbows (version #1, take 10) 2:48
  24. Wooden Heart (takes 2-4M) 3:53

Released at the same time wil be From Hawaii To Las Vegas a 1973 Soundboard Dress Rehearsal CD and That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl. [From Memphis To Hollywood has been delayed.]

FTD will release 'From Hawaii To Las Vegas' this month. The CD is in the 5" digi pack series. The rehearsal was recorded from the soundboard at Elvis' January 25, 1973 Las Vegas dress rehearsal for his January/February season at The Las Vegas Hilton. The rough audio is more than compensated by the fascinating insight into how Elvis worked in order to create his shows. With little talk and a lot of music we are invited to a first row presentation of what he had in mind and yet he decided to change the repertoire the very next day. Among the many songs is 'Separate Ways', rehearsed with and without the orchestra, a song that Elvis chose to never perform in public. So an interesting release, one the likes of we have not had before.

Buy G.I. Blues FTD 2 CD Special Edition [7" Classic Album Presentation]
Buy From Hawaii To Las Vegas FTD 5" 1973 Soundboard Dress Rehearsal CD
Buy That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl


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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.

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This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

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