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'A Date With Elvis' 2 CD Set in the FTD Classic Album series


By: Elvis Australia
Source: FTD
March 10, 2017 - 8:15:38 PM
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The Follow That Dream (FTD) collector's label has released 'A Date With Elvis' as a special double CD release in the Classic Album series and our order is on the way to us now. The set contains masters, outtakes and home recordings made during his Army time in Germany.

A Date With Elvis' was released in July 1959 and was the second of three compilation albums released by RCA while Elvis was serving in the U.S. Army. The aim of all three albums, apart from keeping Elvis' name in the public eye, was to collect recordings that had only been out on 45 rpm records in order to take advantage of the fast-growing Long Playing album market. This 7" digipack 2-CD set also features stereo masters and 'fly-on-the-wall' persona; recordings made during his Army time in Germany.  It also includes the 'Is It So Strange' Binaural session.

Released at the same time will be a double vinyl LP for the 'Speedway' soundtrack.

Buy 'A Date With Elvis' 2 CD Set in the FTD Classic Album series
Buy 'Speedway' double vinyl LP from FTD Vinyl


Disc 1

Original Album:

  1. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  2. Young And Beautiful
  3. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
  4. Milkcow Blues Boogie
  5. Baby Let's Play House.
  6. Good Rockin' Tonight
  7. Is It So Strange
  8. We're Gonna Move
  9. I Want To Be Free
  10. I Forgot To Remember To Forget

    Bonus Songs:
  11. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
  12. Let Me

    Stereo and Binaural:
  13. Young And Beautiful
  14. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
  15. We're Gonna Move
  16. I Want To Be Free (movie version, splice of takes 10, 12 & 13 - binaural master not released as such before)
  17. I Want To Be Free (record version, splice of takes 11 & final ending take 5 - binaural master not released as such before)
  18. Is It So Strange (take 1)
  19. Is It So Strange (takes 2-9)
  20. Is It So Strange (take 10)
  21. Is It So Strange (take 11)
  22. Is It So Strange (take 12 - original master take).

    Disc 2

Private Recordings from Germany:

  1. I'm Beginning To Forget You (1)
  2. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) (ending only)
  3. Mona Lisa
  4. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
  5. Guitar Piece
  6. Danny Boy (1)
  7. Danny Boy (2)
  8. Loving You (incomplete)
  9. Talk
  10. I'm Beginning To Forget You (2)
  11. Christmas
  12. I'm Beginning To Forget You (3)
  13. I'm Beginning To Forget You (4)
  14. I Asked The Lord (1 incomplete)
  15. I Asked The Lord (2 incomplete)
  16. Apron Strings (1)
  17. Soldier Boy
  18. I Asked The Lord (3 incomplete)
  19. I Asked The Lord (4)
  20. I Asked The Lord (5)
  21. Earth Angel
  22. I Will Be True
  23. There's No Tomorrow
  24. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (slow)
  25. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
  26. Hound Dog
  27. I Asked The Lord (6)
  28. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (fast)
  29. Apron Strings (3)
  30. The Titles Will Tell
  31. Send Me Some Lovin'
  32. The Fool (1)
  33. The Fool (2 incomplete)
  34. The Fool (3)
  35. The Fool (4)
  36. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (fast)
  37. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (slow 1)
  38. Apron Strings (2)
  39. It's Been So Long Darling

'A Date With Elvis' 2 CD Set in the FTD Classic Album series.
'A Date With Elvis' 2 CD Set in the FTD Classic Album series.

Released at the same time will be a double vinyl LP for the 'Speedway' soundtrack.

Buy 'A Date With Elvis' 2 CD Set in the FTD Classic Album series
Buy 'Speedway' double vinyl LP from FTD Vinyl


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