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.
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 Containing over 1000 illustrations, unpublished photographs and charts, together with rare items of memorabilia, this volume of 'The RCA Years' moves the story forward to explicitly reveal previously unknown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.
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!
have announced basic details of three new releases for June, and you can pre-order now. Elvis Presley Sold Out! : FTD 2 CD Special Edition
[7" Classic Album Presentation] 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 7" format accompanied by 16-page 4-color booklet and extensive liner notes : Buy Hot August Night : FTD CD : August 25, 1969 : Midnight Show [Stereo]
[7" Classic Album Presentation] Includes the profesionally recorded [multi track source] complete live recording from the midnight show on August 25, 1969
. This will be presented in 7" Classic Album format with a 12-page 4-color booklet & FTD's next vinyl release features, for the first time on this format, the complete concert recorded on March 20, 1974, in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis
2 LP FTD Vinyl Limited Edition.
The [FTD] Follow That Dream Collector's label have now released the following four  titles, From Elvis In Memphis [FTD 7" 2 CD Classic Album Presentation'], Stay Away Joe [FTD 7" Classic Album Presentation'] the book, Summer '61 [View sample page images] and a Special Limited Edition On Stage vinyl 2 LP.
Following the success of Welcome Home Elvis
And From Memphis To Hollywood
, Flaming Star productions will release Summer of '61
of this year. The focus is on the summer months of 1961, with the main focus on the making of the movie ' Follow That Dream
' filmed on location in Florida in the months July and August 1961. The book presents original newspaper articles, new exclusive interviews from the cast, the crew, and local residents, and also details about scenes deleted from the final print. The book includes over 200 stunning unpublished photos taken from the original negatives + a CD.
Promo Video : Summer of '61
Coming soon ... One Of The Most Talked About Shows ... Elvis As Recorded Live In College Park Maryland : September 28, 1974 a 2 CD-set newly remastered with 39 tracks including 'Big Boss Man', 'Love Me Tender', 'Trying To Get To You', 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'How Great Thou Art', 'Hawaiian Wedding Song', 'Blue Suede Shoes' and many others. Includes a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.
FTD Books will release Elvis: The Best of British : The HMV Years 1956-1958 a 440 page hardcover book including 2 CD's the week of February 4. This is the story of EVERY song by Elvis released on the British HMV label. It is an eclectic mix of graphic illustrations of the labels, the charts and rare memorabilia through 1956-1958. Thorough research of each song and songwriter has taken many years and provides the definitive history of the music that shook the world, sensationally revealing many previously unknown facts and British connections to Elvis and his music. The book contains over 1000 rare and unpublished photographs ...
The Follow That Dream
Official Collectors label has released the CDs, Back In Memphis
and 3000 South Paradise Road
. '3000 South Paradise Road' a 2 disc 7"16-pages booklet that takes a close look at Elvis' engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton in August of 1972. The main disc is from the dinner show on August 12, and the second disc is culled from the rehearsals on August 4th, the date of the opening of the engagement. The other title is 'Back in Memphis', in the Classic Album series which dives into the 1969 sessions in Memphis featuring Suspicious Minds as a bonus track. The 'GI Blues' vinyl will follow later this month.
We have just received, literally, a few more copies of the now sold-out FTD SUN Book and 3 CD Set, A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings. This release has received rave 'reviews' from all corners and in a world where 'deluxe' is thrown about so often, this is as accurate a description as you can get to describe this set. 'A Boy From Tupelo' is a solid 4.1 kg [9 pounds] hardcover book with a lift out containing three CDs [4.6 kg together in the solid slip case] with every single second of material known to exist of Elvis' SUN recordings. All the masters, many astonishing outtakes, rare live recordings. The BOOK itself is a masterpiece from Ernst Jorgensen. Read our
Review : A Boy From Tupelo and Buy 'A Boy From Tupelo' ...
FTD will release 'Back In Memphis' as a 2 CD set in the Classic Album series in December along with the 2 CD set, 3000 South Paradise Road and the vinyl release, 'G.I. Blues Special Edition 2 LP Vinyl Set. 'Back In Memphis' dives into the 1969 sessions in Memphis featuring 'Suspicious Minds' as a bonus track.
FTD will release 3000 South Paradise Road in a 2 disc 7" 'Classic Album' format with a 16-page booklet. This release takes a closer look at Elvis' engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton with a soundboard recording in August of 1972. The main disc is from the dinner show on August 12, and the second disc is culled from the rehearsals on August 4th, the date of the opening of the engagement.
FTD have released the three new titles Elvis : Hits Of The 70s and From Elvis Presley Boulevard in the FTD 2 CD Classic Album Series and Elvis Country : Special Limited Edition 2-disc Vinyl Set. The newly expanded edition of Hits Of The 70s offers a superb overview of Elvis' greatest songs in the '70s. While the album doesn't feature any outtakes, it does have a substantially expanded track-listing that now features 24 A & B sides and bonus track My Way. The 12-page booklet features both UK and US sleeves, release/chart information and historic overview. From Elvis Presley Boulevard
was originally released in 1976 and contained 10 tracks recorded at Elvis' home Graceland. Now we have the original release plus many outtakes over two CDs and a 12-page booklet with historic info and memorabilia as is normal with the Classic albums.
FTD have announced that the SUN Book and 3 CD Set, A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings is SOLD OUT. Released on August 16 it has clearly sold well! and to rave 'reviews' from all those that have purchased it. The set included for the first time in one collection every known Elvis Presley SUN master and outtake, plus two private records Elvis paid for with his own money, as well as thrilling radio and concert performances from the period. This 3 CD package features 10 previously-unreleased cuts.
FTD have announced multiple CD and vinyl deletions. The following CDs are announced for deletion with FTD holding less than 200 copies of each. 1) FTD 01 Burbank '68, 2) FTD 15 It’s Midnight, 3) FTD 39 Closing Night, 4) FTD 48 Tickle Me and 5) FTD 84 Rockin' Across Texas. See the Sold Out Vinyl list here.
We can now announce the December FTD releases:
have released the SUN Book and 3 CD Set, A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings
. The set contains all the masters including
the RCA masters for That's All Right
1:59 [RCA single version], Blue Moon of Kentucky
2:05 [RCA single version 78 RPM Master, with added echo
] and I Love You Because
2:45 [RCA LP version] along with a enticing selection of alternate takes
of Harbor Lights, I Love You Because
(5 takes), That's All Right
(takes 1-2 ) 0:20, That's All Right
(take 3) 1:58, That's All Right
(Original SUN Single Master), Blue Moon
(9 takes), I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine, I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
(slow version, 7 takes), How Do You Think I Feel
and When It Rains It Really Pours
. On the third disc we have rare live recordings
, with a first time ever release of the song Little Mama
, a song recorded in 1954. The quality is inferior to any Sun release, but it's history nonetheless. Looking at the tracklisting in full reveals a set that is a must have ...
Listen to 'Little Mama' :
View an mage of an open set. Buy the set.
have released the From Memphis To Hollywood
book. This book brings Elvis from Memphis back to the movie making business in Hollywood, and the production of 'G.I. Blues'. As with its predecessor, 'Welcome Home Elvis', the book is filled to the brim with great, rare and informative photos and documents and
features a newly found
original mono LP master
, this time
for 'G.I. Blues' ...
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FTD have released the G.I. Blues FTD 2 CD Special Edition Classic Album [Vol. 1], in the classic album series. It is now time for the first volume of 'G.I. Blues' material. As always in a 7" inch digi pack format with booklet. However, this time without the In-and-Outtakes section, which will be featured in Volume 2, in order to summarize all the G.I. BLUES recordings. A lot of effort (and money) has gone into making these the best sounding 'G.I. Blues' recordings ever. So this will be a very special and the ultimate release!!!
FTD have released 'From Hawaii To Las Vegas'. The CD is in the 5" digi pack series. The rehearsal was recorded from the soundboard at Elvis' January 25, 1973 Las Vegas dress rehearsal for his January/February season at The Las Vegas Hilton. The rough audio is more than compensated by the fascinating insight into how Elvis worked in order to create his shows. With little talk and a lot of music we are invited to a first row presentation of what he had in mind and yet he decided to change the repertoire the very next day. Among the many songs is 'Separate Ways', rehearsed with and without the orchestra, a song that Elvis chose to never perform in public. So an interesting CD release and one to look forward too.
We're proud to
show you some extra pictures of the upcoming SUN Bible A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings : Book & 3 CD Set, Ernst Jorgenson's masterpiece. The book is loaded with unseen pictures. It's hard to believe that so many photos were taken prior to 1956, in an era where photography was 'new technology'. Well, all the pictures are here for the first time with the exact dates and exact names of posing fans such as - see picture in the middle - Marileon Hopkins. Also note both pictures below. On the left is Onie Wheeler, on the right is Elvis. Notice something special? Indeed, Onie allowed Elvis to wear his country style jacket for one night. Same jacket, but a world of difference. And that's even without the 3 CD's! Our advice
: since there won't be a reprint, we recommend that you pre order your copy, so you don't have to worry about paying too much afterwards. Pre-order A Boy From Tupelo Book & 3 CD Set
We have a new limited stock of the following deleted FTD CD’s available. They will come in with the new June FTD [G.I. Blues, From Hawaii To Las Vegas] releases. Out In Hollywood, Long Lonely Highway, 6363 Sunset, Memphis Sessions, Fame And Fortune, Nashville Marathon, Studio B and So High.
We have just been informed that the FTD SUN Book and CD set, 'A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings' will weigh a whopping 5kg [11 Pounds] which alters both our cost in importing and posting.