Follow That Dream (FTD) : Official Elvis Presley Collectors Label : News
Follow That Dream [FTD], 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.
Complete list of all FTD Releases, currently available and deleted.
The Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960 Hardcover book
has been released by FTD books. The book is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. This book includes a 30 track CD
featuring many performances officially released for the first time
Here is the tracklisting for 'Live A Little, Love A Little
', a new release in the FTD classic album series
. And the news is very good indeed, Ernst Jorgensen
has managed to find the session tapes for this movie, and so we believe we have a very attractive release here. The search also revealed
that the vocal for 'A Little Less Conversation' used for the (Elvis Vs JXL) re-mix single, was not
recorded for the TV special
– it's actually take 2
of the song with the ending repaired. You can always learn something new!!!
'Live A Little, Love A Little
' is a new release in the FTD classic album series
. It comes in a 7" digipack with booklet. Due to the fact that there are only four songs in the movie, this is a single disc with selected outtakes. (track listing not final yet).
'Elvis In West Texas
' contains a soundboard recorded
of the evening show in Odessa on May 30, 1976. A thoroughly great show with repertoire highlights in 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and 'It's Now Or Never'. It is packaged in a digipack 5" format with a 12-page booklet of 1976 photos.
Continuing on from the excellent Follow That Dream vinyl editions
, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Moody Blue
' in its original discarded art layout for the first time. To create a unique collectible, it is issued in clear vinyl and each Pressing is hand numbered
. This is edition is limited to 1500.
Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960
will be released by FTD books this month. The book is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared 'Elvis is Back!
' before the movie G.I. Blues
changed his life forever. His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs
, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. Hear Elvis personally introduce
his British chart toppers featuring many performances officially released for the first time
have added a third title to be released at the end of June. 'Elvis' Golden Records' is the next release in the FTD Classic Album series
. The release joins the previously announced titles, the double vinyl LP, 'Elvis at American Sound
', and the FTD book 'Change of Habit
The Follow That Dream classic album
, or more correctly 'wannabe' classic album 'Elvis Sings Guitar Man
' containing secular masters cut in Nashville, Tennessee between May 1966 and September 1967. In order to proceed we must establish some background to the material included. Coming in the deluxe 7" packaging we've become accustomed to with FTD this release is another stunner. The sound quality is universally excellent throughout. Snap this one up, you won't be disappointed!
The Follow That Dream
(FTD) release 'King Creole
', is out and our order is on the way to us. Continuing with FTDs very popular 'Classic Album
' series, this 2-CD set features the original RCA masters, unique Thorne Nogar live monitor mixes* many of which contain slates, and original song demos. It features a 16-page booklet featuring great photos, behind-the-scenes chronology and memorabilia.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have recently sold out
of the following title (meaning they are therefore deleted and unavailable); King Creole : The Music
(book), King Creole Frame By Frame
(book), In A Private Moment
, Polk Salad Annie
, Hot August Night
and Sold Out!
For release in May from Follow That Dream (FTD Books), Pål Granlund and David English is 'Change of Habit' a new deluxe hardback book with more than 450 pages and over 150 unpublished photos from the movie 'Change Of Habit', on the set, plus candids from the same period, it captures Elvis at his very best. The book will be the same size as the FTD release, 'Something for the Girls'. The book includes a bonus CD with the album 'Let's Be Friends' plus bonus ...
will release 'Elvis at American Sound
', a 2 LP audiophile grade 180gram vinyl set, mstered at Abbey Road, London, in May. 'Elvis at American Sound' completes the successful American Sound trilogy.
release of the extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie is now in stock, and looking cool still today 33 years after. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have released 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) and our order is on the way to us. A deluxe hardback book
with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs
by David English and Pål Granlund, the book is published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording
of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961
have released an extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie, and our order (is well) on the way to us, due to arrive 'any day now
'. What accounted for his undeniable mystique? The answer is contained in a remarkable biography, written on film instead of the printed page - This Is Elvis - a David L. Wolper Production of an Andrew Solt/Malcolm Leo Film for Warner Bros. release. Written, directed and produced by Solt and Leo (best known for their television special Heroes OF Rock and Roll). The film follows innovations first introduced by producer Wolper, whose 650 films include the Emmy-winning Roots and the Oscar winning The Hellstrom Chronicle. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
will release an extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie in March 2015. What accounted for his undeniable mystique? The answer is contained in a remarkable biography, written on film instead of the printed page - This Is Elvis - a David L. Wolper Production of an Andrew Solt/Malcolm Leo Film for Warner Bros. release. Written, directed and produced by Solt and Leo (best known for their television special Heroes OF Rock and Roll). The film follows innovations first introduced by producer Wolper, whose 650 films include the Emmy-winning Roots and the Oscar winning The Hellstrom Chronicle. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) a deluxe hardback book
with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs in March. By David English and Pål Granlund published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'Elvis Now ... and Again
' a 180 gram vinyl LP release featuring an alternative extended version of the original album. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, it includes mainly outtakes. Hey Jude
is omitted as it will feature on a forthcoming at American Sound vinyl release.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'This Is Elvis
' (2CD), 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) and 'Elvis Now .. And Again
' (2-LP Vinyl) in March. This Is Elvis provides an extended and enhanced soundtrack to the legendary 1981 movie. 'FTD Books' presents 'Rock Around The Bloch', a deluxe hardback book with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs. It includes a CD with newly-mastered audio from the show on March 25, 1961. Elvis Now ... and Again features an alternative extended version of the original album. On 180 gram vinyl and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, it includes mainly outtakes. Note: Hey Jude
is omitted as it will feature on a forthcoming Elvis at American Sound vinyl release.
Happy new year and here is the first news ... Coming soon from FTD, 'Rock Around The Bloch!
FTD will release 'Elvis' Christmas Album
', a special limited edition 'Classic Album
' CD on November 23 along with 'Flaming Star
', again in the 'Classic Album' series.
have released the new CD, 'Elvis In Florida
' a single disc in the Classic Album 7" format packaging, featuring highlights from Elvis' concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson.
have released 'The Something For Everybody Sessions
' Limited Edition 2LP 180-gram vinyl set.
FTD has announced the imminent release
of a new CD, 'Elvis In Florida
', and other titles to be released before the end of the year. ('Flaming Star' (CD), the 'Something For Everybody Sessions' (2LP) and 'Elvis' Christmas Album' Classic Album 2 CD). 'Elvis In Florida' is a single disc in the Classic Album 7" packaging and features highlights from Elvis' concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson and memorabilia. 'Elvis In Florida
' is available to order now.
FTD has released their Classic Album series (Deluxe 7" size packaging) version of Elvis' 1965 album, 'Elvis For Everyone'.
This 2-CD classic edition features insightful essays, rare memorabilia and great outtakes! It also features the rare overdubbed version of 'Wild in The Country' that featured maracas and additional bass guitar. Although, the source remains a mystery to this day, it was supplied to RCA-UK for its stereo version of the album as a replacement for 'Summer Kisses.' This track had been issued two months before on RCA-UK's unique album, Flaming Star And Summer Kisses. Apart from OPTIONAL MASTERS that could have been used, DISC 2 contains 23 Previously Unreleased Outtakes !!!!!!
FTD have released the 'Best Of British : The RCA Years 1957-1959' book and CD set. This release is the continuation of the British story now detailing his RCA releases from 1957 - 1958. This book and CD release is a follow-up companion to the critically acclaimed and highly successful 'Elvis: The Best Of British : The HMV Years', [now sold out with just a few copies remaining] this book contains the full history of over FIFTY iconic Elvis songs initially released by RCA in Great Britain. Again, each song has been thoroughly researched to the same high standards and is graphically catalogued. Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of 'The RCA Years' moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown facts and additional British connections to the songs.
FTD Vinyl has released 'Hot August Night' as a Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc Vinyl Set. Previously release only on CD, this is the first ever issue on vinyl of this concert! From the review of the CD 'Elvis was in fine form on this 'Hot August Night' of the 25th of August 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. For those that only read the summery of reviews, I can be quite clear, this concert is without doubt the best live recording released to-date of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! So crystal clear stereo sound and a great performance.
have released their new book, 'Memphis To Nashville '61
' and our order is on the way to us now. This book gives a comprehensive account of the two Memphis charity shows that Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium on a cold day in February 1961.
FTD has released 'The Return To Vegas' and our order is on the way to us. This is the official release of the soundboard recording that Joan Deary planned as a double album release back in the late seventies. It's the earliest known professional recording from Elvis' 1969 engagement in Las Vegas. The original tape box has 'opening night' written on the back, but that's not the real date. Some experts believe it's from August 3, but we have no information whatsoever to suggest a certain date. However, the arrangements seem to suggest that this show is definitely several days earlier than the shows RCA recorded from August 20 and onwards.
FTD have released both 'Love Me Tender' 2 CD 7" Classic album
and 'Stay Away, Joe' (limited edition vinyl)
and our order is on the way to us. This 2-disc 7' set celebrates Elvis' first motion picture Love Me Tender from 1956. Elvis first performed ‘Love Me Tender' on the Ed Sullivan Show (September 9) and pre-sales reached over 1 million before its release on September 28. It features a 16-page booklet with great photos, movie trivia, memorabilia and full recording data. Disc 2 features the legendary live show from the Mississippi Alabama State Fair and Dairy Show held in Tupelo on Sept 26.
FTD have released 'Stay Away, Joe' (limited edition vinyl)
and our order is on the way to us.
FTD's Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
is now deleted. We have a few copies available only.
FTD will be issuing a FREE replacement disc 1 for 'Destination USA' as there was a mastering fault on the original pressing. These discs will be sent out - to us - with the new release, 'Love Me Tender'.
While we do hope many can order the replacement disc with some other new item(s), WE cannot believe that some fan clubs are not only asking their members to return the faulty disc, and at their cost!!!, they are also asking they pay postage for the replacement disc. Unbelievable!!! HERE IS our replacement procedure
have released Elvis' Legendary second album, 'Elvis
'. The original 1956 release quickly outsold the debut album. This 2-disc 7" Classic Album release
includes every known outtake from the Labor-Day sessions and the booklet features great photographs taken from the photo session held in February 1956.
To honour all the fans worldwide who special traveled to see Elvis Live in 1972, especially the 200 British Elvis fans for whom Elvis gave this special show on September 4, 1972, FTD
the 2 CD set, 'Elvis : Destination USA
'. Re-live the experience when many Elvis fans from around the world saw Elvis for the first time in Las Vegas, September 1972. Disc 2 contains RCA Live Recordings. February 1972 and 'Sub-standard' audio from cassette tape, recorded at rehearsals August 2 and 3, 1972 at The Las Vegas Hilton.
FTD will release Back In Memphis Special Edition 2 LP Vinyl
(As usual, deluxe gatefold, 180 gram Audiophile grade) along with'Elvis
' and 'Destination USA
', around the middle of this month.
FTD have released the new book on Elvis' second movie 'Loving You: Something For The Girls' by Pål Granlund and David English.
Pål Granlund and his people have produced an unbelievably beautiful book filled to the brim with classic and previously unreleased photos from the making of 'Loving You'. The text provides us useful information, and the design is simply breathtaking. 528 pages
total. Size is 24,5 x 31,5 cm
. [9.5" x 13"] The book follows the format of the Frame By Frame books
, but different to those books, this package includes a CD
(nothing previously unreleased). Read what Gordon Minto has to say about this book
The Follow that Dream
team has just released a teaser for the upcoming release. This time, the focus is on another great live show from the Summer Festival at the Hilton. This poster however, was not an Original and has been made to announce the next release. Just like on some of the previous releases, ElvisMatters is slightly involved in this upcoming release too. More info to follow.
Following on from the success of FTD's classic album versions
of From Elvis In Memphis
and Back In Memphis
, FTD presents the remaining recordings from his legendary sessions at American Sound in Memphis recorded in 1969. Finally, these great tracks are issued as a stand-alone album with unreleased outtakes, un-dubbed versions and instrumentals. Elvis At American Sound Studio
completes the Memphis trilogy, and fittingly gets the classic album treatment to complement the other two releases. Released and on the way to us.
AS part of its Classic album series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of Elvis' last official studio album during his lifetime, Moody Blue. Taken from the original session multi-tracks, it features the masters, unreleased outtakes, rough mixes and un-dubbed songs. Released and on the way to us now ...
The FTD release of 'The On Stage Season : The Opening And Closing Shows, February 1970' is a 2 CD release in the 7" Classic Album Presentation. The set features two shows from January 26, 1970 and February 23, 1970 and comes with a 16-page 4-color booklet, featuring great photographs from the season and a insightful essay by Ann Moses Marino. These historic soundboard recordings were made by Elvis' sound engineer Bill Porter at the request of Tom Diskin. Disc 1 recorded at the opening night show January 26, 1970 at the International Hotel. Disc 2 contains the closing night show of February 23, Las Vegas.
The FTD release of 'Cafe Europa Sessions : G.I. Blues Volume 2' is a 2 CD Set in the Classic Album series and is second volume of 'G.I. Blues' material following the G.I. Blues classic album release. As always in a 7" inch digi pack format with booklet. With this volume we get the 'In-and-Outtakes' section in order to summarize all the G.I. BLUES recordings. Sounding better than ANYTHING that's' gone before, the original masters including studio banter have been NEWLY REMIXED from the original multi tracks. A lot of effort (and money) has gone into making these the best sounding recordings.
FTD will release three  titles mid-November, 2 CDs, Moody Blue Classic Album [2 CD] and From Elvis At American Sound Studio, the final release in the 'Memphis Trilogy', also a 2 CD set and again in the 7" 'Classic Album' packaging, and From Elvis In Memphis : The American Sound Sessions 2 LP Vinyl.
In mid-November, FTD will issue its last releases for 2013. The titles will be; Moody Blue 2 CD Set and Elvis At American Sound
2 CD Set, the 3rd volume from the 1969 Memphis Sessions.
FTD have announced that the Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis 2 LP FTD Vinyl release will be out next week after a lengthy delay. 'The manufacturing company has been changing premises and nothing has gone according to plan'. FTD are 'currently taking serious steps to ensure that similar delays can't happen again'. This release includes all the songs that were left out of the original album.
FTD have released Hot August Night : FTD CD : August 25, 1969 : Midnight Show [Stereo]. The CD includes the complete live recording from the midnight show, August 25, 1969 and is presented in 7" the Classic Album format with 12-page 4-color booklet.
Mixed and mastered by Vic Anesini.
FTD have released Elvis Presley : Sold Out! a 2 CD set featuring the March and June concerts in 1974 from Tulsa and Cleveland. Prepared and researched for FTD by Robert Frieser / Hans Slebos ('Forty Eight Hours To Memphis' and '3000 South Paradise Road'), this release will be presented in the 7" digi pack format [7" Classic Album Presentation] and accompanied by 16-page 4-color booklet and extensive liner notes.