"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






Follow That Dream Records - Regular Quarterly Release

Here is the latest update on the regular Follow That Dream release.

New soundboard release

On April 1, 2005, Follow That Dream’s regular quarterly CD release of collectors' material will be a concert soundboard recording from Elvis’s March 1975 engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton. The title of this CD is still to be determined.

Following is preliminary track information: March 30, 1975 – Dinner Show See See Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / And I Love You So / Big Boss Man / It’s Midnight / Promised Land / Burning Love / Introductions / My Boy / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There / Hound Dog / American Trilogy / Can’t Help Falling In Love Extras: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (3-31-75) / The Wonder Of You (3-31-75) / Bridge Over Troubled Water (3-31-75) / Little Darlin’ (3-31-75) / Hawaiian Wedding Song (3-31-75) / Green Green Grass Of Home (Undated) / Fairytale (Undated) /Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel (Undated) / You’re The Reason I’m Living (Undated).

Follow That Dream Records - Classic Reissue Releases

Here is the latest update on the Follow That Dream release classic reissue series.

The series continues with Elvis is Back! (Release date: March 1, 2005) and Today (Release date: April 1, 2005)

In addition to its regular quarterly releases of collectors’ material, Follow That Dream Records regularly reissues Elvis movie soundtrack albums and classic Elvis albums that are no longer part of the mainstream Sony/BMG (RCA Records label) catalog.

Next in their series of “classic album” reissues are the 1960 album Elvis Is Back! (Release Date: March 1, 2005) and the 1975 album Today (Release Date: April 1, 2005).

FTD Records will release a 2-CD version of Elvis is Back! in the customary 7” format. There is a very limited number of previously unreleased outtakes on the studio albums, hence the 2CD solution – combining all previously released versions – masters and outtakes. Today will receive the same treatment.

Since many of the studio albums have been deleted by SONY/BMG, it’s FTD’s mission to make sure that the material is still available, in order to keep Elvis’s recorded legacy intact. Following are the track listings for both albums:

(An * indicates previously unreleased take.)


DISC 1: From the Original Album Release: Make Me Know It ; Fever ; The Girl Of My Best Friend ;I Will Be Home Again ; Dirty, Dirty Feeling ; The Thrill Of You Love ; Soldier Boy ; Such A Night ; It Feels So Right ; Girl Next Door Went A’Walking ; Like A Baby ; Reconsider Baby ; The Original Singles Released from the Sessions: Stuck On You ; Fame And Fortune ; It’s Now Or Never ; A Mess Of Blues ; Are You Lonesome Tonight? ; I Gotta Know (including Take 1*) ; Alternate Takes: Make Me Know It (Take 1) ; Fever (Take 1) ; The Girl Of My Best Friend (Take 3) ; Soldier Boy (Take 1) ; Such a Night (Take 1) ; It Feels So Right (Take 1) ; Stuck on You (Take 1) ; Fame And Fortune (Take 2) ; It’s Now Or Never (Take 1) ; Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Takes 1,2)

DISC 2: The March Session: Make Me Know It (Take 3) ; Make Me Know It (Takes 9*,10*,11) ; Make Me Know It (Takes 17,18) ; Soldier Boy (Takes 2*,3*,7) ; Soldier Boy (Takes 9*,10) ; Stuck On You (Takes 1-FS, 2) ; Fame And Fortune (Takes 4*,5) ; A Mess Of Blues (Take 1) ; A Mess Of Blues (Takes 2*,3*) ; It Feels So Right (Take 2) ; It Feels So Right (Takes 4*,3) ; The April Session: Fever (Takes 2*,3*-“f---” at end taken out) ;Like A Baby (Take 1-FS/BD*) ; Like A Baby (Take 2) ; Like A Baby (Takes 3,4*) ; It’s Now Or Never (Take 2) ; It’s Now or Never (Takes 3,4*) ; Girl Of My Best Friend (Takes 2*,4*,5*,6) ; Girl Of My Best Friend (Take 9) ; Dirty, Dirty Feeling (Take 1) ; Dirty, Dirty Feeling (Takes 2*,3*-sp last chord from 4/m) ; Thrill Of Your Love (Takes 1,2*,1-PB) ; Such A Night (Takes 2,3,4*/5-sp) ; Girl Next Door Went A’Walking (Takes 1,2,3) ; Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Takes 4*-FS,3*, wp 1/2-sp*)


DISC 1: T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; And I Love You So ; Susan When She Tried ; Woman Without Love ; Shake A Hand ; Pieces Of My Life ; Fairytale ; I Can Help ; Bringin’ It Back ; Green, Green Grass Of Home ; Outtakes: ; Tiger Man ; And I Love You So - take 2 ; Pieces Of My Life – take 1; Fairytale - takes 1,2 ; Bringin’ It Back - take 1 ; Green, Green Grass Of Home - take 1 ; Shake A Hand - take 1 ; Susan When She Tried - take 3 ; Pieces Of My Life - takes 2,3 ; And I Love You So - take 3 3:43

DISC 2: Original Session Mixes: Fairytale ; Green, Green Grass Of Home ; I Can Help ; And I Love You So ; Susan When She Tried ; T-R-O-U-B-L-E ; Woman Without Love ; Shake A Hand ; Bringin’ It Back ; Pieces Of My Life ; 6363 Sunset Material: Green, Green Grass Of Home - takes 2,3 ; Susan When She Tried - takes 1,2 ;And I Love You So - take 1 ;Bringin’ It Back - takes 2,3 ;T-R-O-U-B-L-E - take 1; Shake A Hand - take 2

(News, Source: EPE)












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