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Released : 'Live A Little, Love A Little' FTD Classic Album CD

By: Elvis Australia
Source: FTD
November 11, 2015
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FTD have released 'Live A Little, Love A Little', and our order is on the way to us. This release is 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 specialit's actually take 2 of the song with the ending repaired. You can always learn something new!!! And there is plenty of NEW on this release.

Unfortunately, these tapes were the only ones we found from the MGM movies, and whereas proving something exists, is easy, it's not easy to do the opposite. At this time we have exhausted our options to find these tapes – they would be in private hands if they survived. Meanwhile, here's something to look forward to ...

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'Live A Little, Love A Little' (1 CD)
FTD 137 (506020-975088)

Track listing

  1. Wonderful World (2:15) (Guy Fletcher/Doug Flett)
  2. Edge Of Reality (3:19) (Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye)
  3. A Little Less Conversation (2:18) (Billy Strange/Scott 'Mac' Davis)
  4. Almost In Love (3:08) (Luiz Bonfa/Randy Starr)
  5. Wonderful World - take 1 3:02
  6. A Little Less Conversation - takes 1, 2 2:40
  7. Edge Of Reality - takes 1, 2 4:18
  8. Almost In Love (2005) - takes 1, 4-6 5:45
  9. Wonderful World - takes 2, 3 2:54
  10. Edge Of Reality - take 3 3:52
  11. A Little Less Conversation - takes 4-9 5:16
  12. A Little Less Conversation - take 10 (album master) 2:28
  13. Almost In Love - high key version instrumental track, rehearsal 3:23
  14. Wonderful World¬ - take 7 (movie master) 2:35
  15. Edge Of Reality - takes 5, 6 4:38
  16. Almost In Love high key version - 2007 take and vocal overdub 2011 take 4 3:16
  17. Wonderful World - takes 14, 15 3:16
  18. A Little Less Conversation - takes 11, 12, 16 (single master) 5:27
  19. Edge Of Reality - take 8 (master) 3:59
  20. Almost In Love - track 2006 take 4 and vocal overdubs 2012 takes 2, 3 (master) 5:52
  21. Wonderful World - takes 16, 17 (master) 3:18


Recorded for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Live A Little, Love A Little on March 7, 1968 at Western Recorders (Studio 1), Hollywood. Session hours: 7PM-3AM Elvis' vocal overdubs possibly recorded March 11, 1968

Arranger/session leader: Billy Strange
Engineer: Chuck Britz

Musicians: Joseph Gibbons, Neil Levang, Charles Britz, Alvin Casey: guitar; Larry Knechtal, Charles Berghofer: bass; Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman: drums; Don Randi: piano; B.J. Baker, Sally Stevens, Bob Tebow, John Bahler: vocals

Lou Raderman, Sidney Sharp, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, William Kurasch, Tibor Zelig, Jerome Reisler, James Getzoff, Harry Bluestone, Arnold Belnick, Bernard Kundell, Stanley Plummer: violin; Harry Hyams, Joseph Di Fiore, Leonard Selic, Louis Kievman, Gareth Nuttycombe, David Burk: viola; Jesse Ehrlich, Armand Kaproff, Joseph Di Tullio, Victor Sazer, Frederick Seykora, Harold Bemko: cello; Lew Mc Creary, Thomas Shepard, Richard Leith, Dick Hyde: trombone; Roy Caton, Oliver Mitchell: trumpet; James Horn: sax

Album produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jorgensen & Roger Semon
Mastered by Sebastian Jeansson and Vic Anesini

'Live A Little, Love A Little' FTD classic album series CD

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