Roger Semon Confirms FTD Vinyl Releases

By: Elvis Australia
Source: Roger Semon
March 12, 2009 - 7:31:12 AM
Vinyl Records, FTD News, Elvis News


Roger Semon (FTD) stated this morning that the vinyl releases of Blue Hawaii (April) and Standing Room Only (May) will be released as planned. That means orders reached the minimum 1500 units required.

This will be warmly welcomed by the Elvis collectors. Roger Semon: Yes, the vinyl will be available. Production is an education for me as it's taking so long. Hope to ship late March or early April. Best, Roger

First up, FTD will release Blue Hawaii as a special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set in April. Supplied in a new gatefold sleeve, the original release is complemented by a special soundtrack companion album featuring many stereo outtakes not previously available on this format.

Standing Room Only will be released in May.

Reasons To Buy

 Re-mastered from original analogue US tapes
 Vinyl cutting by ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
 DMM Copper Mastering
 180 Grams heavyweight vinyl
 Strictly limited pressing

Buy Blue Hawaii as a special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl

Blue Hawaii as a special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl

The Companion Disc

Side 1

Steppin' Out of Line (movie version) 1:56
Beach Boy Blues (movie version) 1:59
Can't Help Falling in Love (movie version) 1:54
Blue Hawaii (Takes 1,2,3) 3:45
Almost Always True (Takes 2,5) 3:37
Aloha Oe (section 2, Takes 6, 7/5 ) 2:10
No More (Takes 2,8*) 3:52
Rock-a-hula Baby (Takes 1,2,3) 3:36
Moonlight Swim (Take 2) 2:33

Side 2

Can't Help Falling in Love (Take 13) 2:21
No More (Take 11) 2:25
Ku-u-i-po (Takes 4,5) 2:41
Slicin' Sand (Takes 1,8,14) 3:50
Hawaiian Sunset (Take 2) 2:46
Steppin' Out of Line (Takes 4,5,15) 3:42
Island of Love (Takes 7,8) 3:42
Hawaiian Wedding Song (Take 1) 3:00

Buy Blue Hawaii as a special Limited Edition 12" 2-disc 180-gram vinyl


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