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Welcome to The Follow That Dream (FTD) FTD release lists.

FTD (Follow That Dream), Sony Music's Official Elvis Presley Collectors label was established in 1999 to serve the dedicated Elvis collector and to complement the commercial and artistic level of RCA's retail release schedule by issuing repertoire that is considered of interest to serious Elvis fans and collectors, material that is generally not part of mainstream RCA label releases to the public at large. The following links catalogue each release.

There are the original Collectors CD's with CDs ranging from soundboard recorded concerts (Recorded from the mixing desk in mono) to full RCA professionally recorded concerts in stereo and some great alternate take CDs - Such as 'The Jungle Room Sessions' etc, later FTD introduced the Elvis Classic Album Series where they release the original Elvis albums in deluxe 7" size packaging with a booklet and a usually a second CD of out takes from the same recording sessions that produced the album. There is also the Elvis : Movie Soundtrack Series usually released as a single CD but again in deluxe 7" packaging with booklet. Read more.

What is the No. 1 best selling FTD release?

Concerts by Recording Date

FTD Releases

#
Title
Released
Category
1
1999
2
1999
3
2000
4
2000
5
2000
6
2000
7
2000
8
2001
9
2001
10
2001
11
2001
12
The Way It Was: Photo Book and CD
2001
13
2001
14
2001
15
2002
16
2002
17
2002
18
2002
19
2002
20
2003
21
2003
22
2003
23
2003
24
2003
23
2003
26
2003
27
2003
28
2003
29
2003
28
2003
31
2004
32
2004
33
2004
34
Flashback : Photo Book and CD
2004
35
2004
36
Polk Salad Annie : Las Vegas 1970
2004
37
2004
38
2004
39
2004
40
2004
41
2004
42
2005
43
Rocking Across Texas : Photo Book & 2 CDs
2005
44
2005
45
Big Boss Man : Las Vegas, March 30, 1975
2005
46
2005
47
2005
48
2005
49
2005
50
Southern Nights : 1975 Spring Tours
2006
51
2006
52
Made In Memphis : Recordings of 1969, 1973, 1976
2006
53
2006
54
2006
55
2006
56
Elvis Presley (LMP-1254)
2006
57
Let Yourself Go : Making of Elvis Comeback Special
2006
58
Writing for The King : Photo Book + 2 CDs
2006
59
2006
60
2007
61
An American Trilogy : Las Vegas-Jan / Feb 1972
2007
62
2007
63
Live In LA : 1974 : Book + CD : May 11, 1974 ES
2007
64
I Sing All Kinds : The Nashville 1971 Sessions
2007
65
2007
66
2007
67
2007
68
2007
69
2008
70
2008
RI
The Way It Was : CD re-issue from the Book
2008
71
2008
72
2008
73
2008
74
2008
75
2008
76
2008
77
2008
78
2008
79
2009
80
2009
288
Blue Hawaii 12" Vinyl LP with bonus Disc
2009
289
Standing Room Only 12" Vinyl LP with bonus Disc
2009
81
2009
82
Jailhouse Rock [Volume 1 2 CD Set]
2009
83
2009
290
The Jungle Room Sessions 12" Vinyl LP with bonus Disc
2009
85
2009
RI
Rockin' Across Texas : CD re-issue from the Book
2009
86
2009
87
2010
88
2010
291
Jailhouse Rock 12" Vinyl LP with bonus Disc
2010
89
2010
90
2010
91
2010
92
2010
292
2010
93
2010
94
2010
95
2010
96
2010
293
Viva Las Vegas 12" Vinyl LP with bonus Disc
2010
97
2011
294
How Great Thou Art 12" Vinyl LP with bonus Disc
2011
98
2011
99
Elvis : Live L.A. : Los Angeles, May 11, 1974 ES
2011
295
The Pot Luck Sessions : 2-disc 12" vinyl set
2011
100
2011
101
2011
102
2011
103
2011
104
2011
296
Elvis Sings Guitar Man 2-disc 12" vinyl set
2011
297
The Elvis Is Back Sessions 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set
2011
105
2011
106
2011
107
2011
201
2012
202
2012
108
2012
109
2012
298
2012
110
2012
203
2012
299
2012
111
2012
112
From Hawaii To Las Vegas : 1973 Dress Rehearsal
2012
204
2012
300
That's The Way It Is : Special Edition : 2-disc 180-gram 12" vinyl
2012
205
2012
113
2012
114
2012
301
2012
115
2012
116
3000 South Paradise Road : August 12 Dinner show
2012
302
2012
206
2013
117
2013
118
2013
207
2013
303
2013
119
2013
120
2013
304
2013
121
2013
122
2013
123
2013
124
2013
305
2013
208
2014
306 014
125 2014
126 2014
307 2014
127 2014
209 2014
128 2014
308 2014
210 2014
129 2014
130 2014
309 2014
131 2014
132 2014
133 2015
211 2015
134 2015
311 2015
212 2015
135 2015
213 2015
501 2015
136 2015
137 2015
501 2015
138 2015
139 2015
312 2016
214 2016
140 2016
141 2016
142 2016
313 2016
143 2016
215 2016

Elvis Concerts by Recording date, as Released by FTD

128 The Return To Vegas
August ?, 1969 Soundboard Concert
76
1969 (Disc 1)
76
August 22, 1969 DS (Disc 2)
20
August 23, 1969 MS
120
Hot August Night : August 25, 1969 MS August 25, 1969 Stereo Concert
97
August 26, 1969 DS
47
August 26, 1969 MS
58
Writing for The King : Photo Book 2 CDs
1969, 1970, 1972
122
The On Stage Season : February 1970 1970 Soundboard Concert
105
On Stage, Feb 1970 February 1970 Classic Album
36
Polk Salad Annie : Las Vegas 1970
February 15, 1970
8
August 10, 1970
81
August 13, 1970
32
January 26 & 27, 1971
92
November 10, 1971
62
An American Trilogy : Jan / Feb 1972
February 14-17, 1972
49
August 11, 1972
127 August 2 and 3, 1972 Soundboard Concert
116
August 12 Dinner show Soundboard Concert
77
February 3, 1973
27
May 13, 1973
38
September 3, 1973
55
January 27, 1974
121
2013 Soundboard Concert
61
Live In LA : 1974 2 CDs
May 11, 1974
-
May 11, 1974 ES
88
May 21, 1974
-
June 19, 1974 + July 3, 1976
121
Elvis Presley : Sold Out! 2013 Soundboard Concert
74
August 19, 1974 + August 21, 1974
15
August 24, 1974
26
October 1, 1974
45
March 30, 1975
51
Southern Nights : 1975 Spring Tours
April / May 1975
130 April 25, 27, 28 Soundboard Concert
11
May 6/7, 1975
80
May 31, 1975 + June 1, 1975
107
June 2, 3, 7 & 10, 1975 Soundboard Concert
19
December 13th, 1975
72
April 22, 1976
136 May 30, 1976 Soundboard Concert
6
June 1, 1976
-
June 19, 1974 + July 3, 1976
84
July 30, 1976
139
September 6, 1976
96
October 14 + October 15, 1976
86
October 17, 1976
140
November 29 and 30, 1976
89
December 28 + December 29, 1976
21
December 31, 1976
60
February 20, 1977
99
March 24, 1977
17
1977 : Various Shows

About FTD ... continued ...

FTD : The Beginning

The songs and outtakes being released today were in the vaults but not considered of any interest to anyone for many years. In the 90's BMG started releasing The Essential Elvis series, starting with 'The Essential Elvis : The First Movies', followed by 'Stereo '57 : Essential Elvis 2', 'Hit's Like Never Before : Essential Elvis 3', 'A Hundred Years From Now : Essential Elvis 4', ending with 'Rhythm & Country : Essential Elvis 5' in 1998, FTD began one year later ...

Importantly in 1996 people were putting out bootleg soundboard concerts that were selling very well. Some of these were stolen but many, lots, where originally given to new musicians joining the Elvis show to get an idea of an Elvis concert, also some of the sound engineers gave copies to friends, not all is known how they got out, but there are a large number of the 1000 or so concerts that Elvis performed in private hands - and also in the hands of FTD.

After seeing the sales of bootlegs, Ernst Jorgensen convinced BMG (the owner at the time before Sony came into it) to let him start a collector's label, this was in 1999. And they named it Follow That Dream.

What is the most popular FTD Release?

A: 'The Jungle Room Sessions', the 4th volume in the Follow That Dream label's releases.

'The Jungle Room Sessions', the 4th volume in the Follow That Dream label's releases.And let it be said loud and clear from the start, that it was indeed worth the wait as this is a magnificent album and by far the best Follow That Dream release so far. The album contains all the songs recorded by Elvis in his final two studio recording sessions, which took place in the so called Jungle Room at Graceland (hence the title) on February 2-7 and on October 29-30, 1976, which were originally released on the albums From Elvis Presley Boulevard and Moody Blue.

Sixteen complete songs plus one instrumental track plus a little, or perhaps more like a very big surprise! Of the sixteen complete tracks, thirteen are previously unreleased, alternate takes, and as such without overdubs, which in this case makes a very big difference.

The sound is incredible, totally pristine, which is a pleasant surprise as it has always been said that the sound on these sessions was very bad due to the unprofessional surroundings, acoustics etc. and severe microphone interference. A magnificent job, courtesy once again of Lene Reidel.

The cover is the usual digipack with only the most basic information, regarding recordings dates etc. Strangely, the backup singers are mentioned but the musicians are not!

The cover features an interior picture from the jungle room in very typical 70's colors. An untraditional approach to an Elvis Presley record cover and one of the very few not to feature a photo of Elvis. Refreshing. On the backside is a quite cool shot of the king riding either a Harley Davidson or a garden tractor (!) and inside is a shot of the RCA mobile recording van parked on the backside of Graceland. Still, it should be stressed that a little more information and an essay would be a very welcome addition to these releases. The playing time is at 72:02 very satisfying and many songs play for 4 or 5 minutes.