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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.

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 period as the recordings on the album. There is also the Movie Soundtrack Series usually released as a single CD but again in deluxe 7" packaging with booklet.

Soundboard Recorded Concerts

A soundboard recording is the tape recording from the concert mixing desk. Most of Elvis' concerts were recorded this way. The tapes were often used to give new band members an idea of previous shows. The concert was recorded at the mixing desk onto cassette tape, usually in mono. While they are in mono and were never intended for release, this is irrelevant to a large degree if the recording is good. And also if Elvis' performance is good. There are some very good soundboards, - a great example is the 1974 concert included with the excellent book, Fashion For A King - and many that are not as good, these are released for collectors that are happy to have as many shows as they can. Generally the later the year the better the sound quality, but the closer to ’77 the worse Elvis' performance is likely to be. We have put the best soundboards in a sub-section. It is well worth trying one to see how you like it. Everyone is different so it is hard to say who will like what. There are also several professional RCA recorded concerts in the stereo section.

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Title : Elvis Presley 5" CDs from FTD
Released
Category
1
1999
2
Out In Hollywood - Deleted
1999
3
2000
4
2000
5
2000
6
2000
7
2000
8
2001
9
2001
10
2001
11
2001
12
The Way It Was : Photo Book and CD - Deleted
2001
13
2001
14
2001
15
2002
16
Fame and Fortune - Deleted
2002
17
2002
18
2002
19
2002
20
2003
21
2003
22
2003
26
2003
27
2003
31
2004
32
2004
36
Polk Salad Annie : Las Vegas 1970
2004
38
2004
42
2005
45
Big Boss Man : Las Vegas, March 30, 1975
2005
47
2005
49
2005
51
Southern Nights : 1975 Spring Tours
2006
53
Made In Memphis : Recordings of 1969, 1973, 1976
2006
55
2006
57
Let Yourself Go : Making of Elvis Comeback Special
2006
60
2007
62
An American Trilogy : Las Vegas-Jan / Feb 1972
2007
64
I Sing All Kinds : The Nashville 1971 Sessions
2007
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The Way It Was : CD re-issue from the Book
2008
72
2008
74
2008
77
2008
80
2009
81
2009
83
2009
84
2009
-
Rockin' Across Texas : CD re-issue from the Book
2009
86
2010
88
2010
89
2010
92
2010
95
2010
96
2011
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Elvis : Live L.A. : Los Angeles, May 11, 1974 ES
2011
98
2011
99
2011
106
Our Memories Of Elvis 2012 Studio Out-takes
107
Another Saturday Night 2012 Soundboard Concert

** FTD consider the two CD only re-releases as not new releases as they were originally released with a book.

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CDs : 7" Size Packaging

Presented as mini LP format with 7 inch packaging.

General Points Follow That Dream 7" FTD CDs

General Points 7" Elvis Presley Classic Albums
General Points 7" Elvis Presley Movie Soundtrack Classic Albums
General Points 7" Elvis Presley Concert Albums [RCA Multi Track Stereo Recordings]

Concerts [5" and 7"]

General Points Elvis Presley Concerts by Recording Date : [RCA Stereo and Soundboard [Mixing Desk] Recordings]

CDs : 5" Size Packaging

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General Points 5" Elvis Presley Alternate Take CDs
General Points 5" Elvis Presley Concerts : [RCA Stereo and Soundboard [Mixing Desk] Recordings]

Books

General Points Follow That Dream Book and CD Sets [Not all have CDs]

Vinyl

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