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FTD will Release Four new titles Mid-June

By Elvis Australia
Source: FTD
June 4, 2012 - 5:05:36 PM

FTD will release four [4] new titles on June 20, and all are now available to pre-order : G.I. Blues FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album [Vol. 1], From Hawaii To Las Vegas 1973 Soundboard Dress Rehearsal CD, From Memphis To Hollywood Hardcover Book and That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl.

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

In the FTD Classic Album series, 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 a very special release!!!

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

From Hawaii To Las Vegas FTD 5" 1973 Soundboard Dress Rehearsal

The new 5" digi pack release, 'From Hawaii To Las Vegas', is an originally recorded cassette recording [Soundboard] of Elvis' January 25, 1973 Las Vegas dress rehearsal for his January/February 1973 season at The Las Vegas Hilton. The rough audio quality 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 a very interesting release, one the likes of we have not had before.

1) Something 2) You Gave Me A Mountain 3) Steamroller Blues 4) My Way 5) Love Me 6) It's Over 7) Blue Suede Shoes 8) I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 9) Welcome To My World 10) I'll Remember You 11) Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 12) An American Trilogy 13) A Big Hunk O' Love 14) I'm Leavin' It All Up To You 15) Faded Love 16) I Can't Stop Loving You 17) Separate Ways –with band 18) Separate Ways - with band and orchestra 19) Bridge Over Troubled Water 20) Can't Help Falling In Love - incomplete Recorded  January 25, 1973.

From Memphis To Hollywood Hardcover Book

Hot on the heels of 'Welcome Home Elvis' comes its sequel from FTD, again written by David English, which brings Elvis from Memphis back to the movie making business in Hollywood, and the actual production of 'G.I. Blues'. As with 'Welcome Home Elvis' the book features a newly found original mono LP master for 'G.I. Blues'. As with its predecessor, the book is filled to the brim with great, rare and informative photos and documents.

That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl

FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the release of this special That's The Way It Is 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.

Side 1

  1. I Just Can't Help Believin' (MGM rehearsal) 6.08 (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weill)
  2. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (take 8) 3.16 (Ben Weisman/Clive Westlake)
  3. Patch It Up (live) 3.49 (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  4. Mary In The Morning (take 4) 4.16 (Johnny Cymbal/Michael Rashkow)
  5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (takes 1, 2) 3.12 (Wickham/Napier-Bell/Donaggio/Pallivicine)

Side 2

  1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (stage rehearsal) 4.18 (Phil Spector/Cynthia Weill/Barry Mann)
  2. I've Lost You (live) 3.16 (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)
  3. Stranger In The Crowd (master take 9, rough mix) 4.31 (Winfield Scott)
  4. The Next Step Is Love (live) 3.27 (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes)
  5. Bridge Over Troubled Water (live) 4.13 (Paul Simon)

Side 3

  1. Just Pretend (takes 1, 2) 4.46 (Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher)
  2. How The Web Was Woven (master) 3.25 (Clive Westlake/David Most)
  3. Patch It Up (alternate master take 9) 3.14 (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  4. Sweet Caroline (live) 2.43 (Neil Diamond)
  5. Make The World Go Away (live) 3.21 (Hank Cochran)
  6. The Wonder Of You (live) 2.39 (Baker Knight)

Side 4

  1. Little Sister/Get Back (live) 3.09 (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman) (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  2. Something (live) 3.36 (George Harrison)
  3. Patch It Up (take 1) 2.42 (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke)
  4. The Next Step Is Love (takes 9, 10) 4.55 (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes)
  5. I've Lost You (takes 4-6) 4.55 (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)

That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl
That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl : Special Edition.

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 From Memphis To Hollywood Harcover Book
Buy That's The Way It Is : 2 Disc 180 gram Vinyl


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