ElvisPresleyFTD.com : Official Elvis Presley FTD Collectors Label
Welcome to The Follow That Dream (FTD) FTD release lists.
FTD (Follow That Dream), Sony BMG'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.
The Complete : List Of Elvis Presley FTD Collectors Label Releases
Follow That Dream 7" FTD CDs
7" Elvis Presley Classic Albums
7" Elvis Presley Movie Soundtrack Classic Albums
7" Elvis Presley Concert Albums [RCA Multi Track Stereo Recordings]
Elvis Presley Concerts by Recording Date : [RCA Stereo and Soundboard
Follow That Dream 5" FTD CDs
5" Elvis Presley Alternate Take CDs
5" Elvis Presley Concerts : [RCA Stereo and Soundboard [Mixing Desk] Recordings]
Follow That Dream Book and CD Sets [Not all have CDs]
Follow That Dream 12" Vinyl LPs : 180-Gram Vinyl
About FTD ... continued ...
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 and Memphis 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, very much a part of the Classic Albums.
FTD : The Beginning
The songs and out takes 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, then Stereo '57 : Essential Elvis 2, Hit's Like Never Before : Essential Elvis 3, A Hundred Years From Now : Essential Elvis 4, Rhythm & Country : Essential Elvis 5 and Such A Night : Essential Elvis 6.
Starting in 1996 people were putting out bootleg soundboard concerts that were selling very well. Some of these were stolen but many, lots, where given to new musicians to get an idea of an Elvis concert, 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 Elvis did in the 70s on soundboard in private hands - and also in FTDs hands.
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 [FTD].