Chinese Christmas Peace Promo
This is a most interesting ELVIS CHRISTMAS PEACE Promo CD issued by BMG Asia. It has 11 trac...
Tripack CDs from Venezuela
This tripack has been released in Venezuela. It contains the album '' That's The Way It Is '' w...
FTD release for April
No decision has been made yet on the next 2004 releases, except that the April 1st. release is going...
Here is the complete information on the new Follow That Dream release "So High" set for release January 1, 2004. This CD
f...
BMG Ad
Here's a BMG ad for '' Second To None '' ( Album in stores now ) and the upcoming '' Elvis : Christmas Peace ''.

s...
CASSETTE VERSIONS OF ELVIIS 2ND TO NONE & ELV1S 30 #1 HITS
  These days, Cassette-Tape versions of Elvis CDs are not relea...
Elvis Great Country Songs from BMG Asia
Here's the artwork of the BMG Asia issue of '' Elvis : Great Country Songs ''.

so...
Elvis Presley - The 50 Greatest Hits from China
The title says '' The 50 Greatest Hits '' but each single CD contains 25 t...
BMG News from Chile
The back cover on the left is the '' Rubberneckin' '' Chilean BMG single. The only difference is a mes...
Takin' Tahoe Tonight !
This is the front cover of the next FTD '' Takin' Tahoe Tonight ! ''. This CD will be out on Octobe...
Elvis 2ND To None Promo From Indonesia
  Here's the Cover art & Disc for the new ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Promo CD. Songs feature...
All 30 tracks on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE have been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound
quality. ...
Songwriter Otis Blackwell was a good friend of mine and convinced me to start writing for pop artists as opposed to just R...
RCA/BMG Press Conference - ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Special Announcement
August 15th-10:00 AM. North lawn of the Graceland Mansio...
Here's the artwork of the rare ELV1S 30 #1 HITS from PERU. This CD has been released last year, and this is quite difficul...
1 hits. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE will present a broader range of Elvis’ talents and incorporate a multiple of musical genres
incl...
Today, Tomorrow & Forever Promotional Advance Copy
This is the very rare U.S.A . 4 CD promo set in a jewel case. The front...
Spanish round-up
BMG Spain will release Close Up boxset will on June, 26th.
On the URL http://sib1.od2.com/common/frameset...
and a 16 track live recording, we felt that the variety we are aiming for is best served by a soundboard release for Octob...
According to " The Man And His Music " the upcoming FTD release " The Chinese Dragon" will continue a completely new title...
Covert Art FTD Soundtracks
Here we have the covers of the new Follow That Dream releases of the deleted movie soundtracks....
source: Barry McClean


                                                        FTD Rumour
Elvis News website received a r...
fans is not the BMG mix.

The new FTD is out since today, but because of the Easter weekend it won't reach the dealers and...
GI Blues (Take 6); Doin The Best I Can (Takes 10 - 12); Wooden Heart (Take 1); Pocketful of Rainbows (Takes 15 & 16);
Shop...
BMG also tells us that, they will realease a 4 cd boxset this summer with the working title, " Close Up ".
Source: Elvis U...
Studio B - Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964
As a straight follow up to last year’s "Fame And Fortune" this release covers Elvi...
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  1. 1. Chinese Christmas Peace Promo This is a most interesting ELVIS CHRISTMAS PEACE Promo CD issued by BMG Asia. It has 11 tracks. A very limited edition issued for Radio Promotion in Hong Kong & China only. This one is already quite difficult to find. Happy Hunting! Source: HT Long - Updated November 7th ELVIS VS JXL This is a rare version of the '' ELVIS VS JXL '' released in Venezuela. source: Ron Lacourse - updated on November 7, 2003 Grandes Exitos CDs from Venezuela Those two CDs has been released in Venezuela. '' Baladas '' was issued in 2000 and the volume 2 '' Rock And Roll '' in 2001. The second volume actually contains the afternoon show of June 10, 1972 at MSG. Ron Lacourse - updated on November 7, 2003
  2. 2. Tripack CDs from Venezuela This tripack has been released in Venezuela. It contains the album '' That's The Way It Is '' with as bonus tracks the '' A Little Less Conversation '' ( radio remix and extended remix ) and the original version of this song. The '' Elvis Forever '' LPs which contained 32 hits was issued in this packaging with 16 tracks on each CD. source: Ron Lacourse - updated on November 7, 2003 Elvis Presley - Second To None + Bonus CD from China HDCD - Encoding 2 CD - Limited Edition It is a double CD set of the Elvis Presley's greatest hits album 2nd To None on HDCD, it is made in mainland China. Apart form the original album, a 29 hits bonus CD was added to this special edition ABOUT HDCD High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) is a patented encode/decode process for delivering the full richness and detail of the original microphone feed on Compact Discs and DVD-Audio. HDCD-encoded CDs sound better because they are encoded with 20 bits of real musical information, as compared with 16 bits for all other CDs. HDCD overcomes the limitation of the 16-bit CD format by using a sophisticated system to encode the additional 4 bits onto the CD while remaining completely compatible with the existing CD format. HDCD provides more dynamic range, a more focused 3-D soundstage, and extremely natural vocal and musical timbre. With HDCD, you get the body, depth, and emotion of the original performance not a flat, digital imitation. HDCD is playable on all CD players Packing : 2CD slim jewel box with slip case Encoding : HDCD (20-Bit) Remarks : All tracks are original versions. There are Chinese characters for the translation of artist name and song names on the CD cover and booklet, which make it an extremely special addition to your collection. Tracklisting Disc 1 01. That's All Right ; 02. I Forgot to Remember to Forget ; 03. Blue Suede Shoes ; 04. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You ; 05. Love Me ; 06. Mean Woman Blues ; 07. Loving You ; 08. Treat Me Nice ; 09. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck ; 10. King Creole ; 11. Trouble ; 12. I Got Stung ; 13. I Need Your Love Tonight ; 14. A Mess of Blues ; 15. I Feel So Bad ; 16. Little Sister ; 17. Rock-A-Hula Baby ; 18. Bossa Nova Baby ; 19. Viva Las Vegas ; 20. If I Can Dream ; 21. Memories ; 22. Don't Cry Daddy ; 23. Kentucky Rain ; 24. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me ; 25. An American Trilogy ; 26. Always on My Mind ; 27. Promised Land ; 28. Moody Blues ; 29. I'm a Roustabout ; 30. Rubberneckin' Disc 2 01. Can't Help Falling In Love ; 02. I want you I need You ; 03. I was The One ; 04. True Love ; 05. Love Me Tender ; 06. You Don't Know Me ; 07. It Hurts Me ; 08. I Remember Me ; 09. Love Letters ; 10. There's Always Me ; 11. Heartbreak Hotel ; 12. Pocketful Of Rainbows ; 13. The Thrill Of Your Love ; 14. The Girl Of My Best Friend ; 15. Suspicion ; 16. She's Not You ; 17. Good Luck Charm ; 18. Fame And Furtune ; 19. Hawaiian Wedding Song ; 20. Hound Dog ;21. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I ; 22. Don't ; 23. As Long As I Have You ; 24. Don't Ask Me Why ; 25. Young And Beautiful ; 26. That's When Your Heartaches Begin ; 27. Old Shep ; 28. Love Me ; 29. Loving You Source: Ron Lacourse - updated on November 5, 2003
  3. 3. FTD release for April No decision has been made yet on the next 2004 releases, except that the April 1st. release is going to be a “soundboard” recording from the 70’s. We are keeping an ear to the ground on which show to chose, but unfortunately most fans are now asking for shows from periods and tours where we don’t have any or very few shows (1970-73, July ’75). Source: FTD - Updated November 1 (Click on the artwork to see it enlarge) FTD Movie Soundtracks We just received the tracklisting from Ernst Jørgensen for the upcoming FTD Movie Soundtracks, scheduled to be release on November 10th. Frankie And Johnny: 1) Frankie And Johnny 2:32 (Gottlieb/Karger/Weisman) 2) Come Along 1:50 (Hess) 3) Petunia, The Gardeners Daughter 2:58 (Tepper/Bennett) 4) Chesay 1:36 (Karger/Weisman/Wayne) 5) What Every Woman Lives For 2:25 (Pomus/Shuman) 6) Look Out, Broadway 1:38 (Wise/Starr) 5 second break 7) Beginner’s Luck 2:25 (Tepper/Bennett) 8) Down By The Riverside And When The Saints Go Marching In 1:54 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 9) Shout It Out 2:15 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 10) Hard Luck 2:50 (Weisman/Wayne) 11) Please Don’t Stop Loving Me 2:25 (Joy Byers) 12) Everybody Come Aboard 1:49 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 5 Second break 13) Frankie And Johnny –take 1 2:55 (Gottlieb/Karger/Weisman) 14) Please Don’t Stop Loving Me –take 10 2:13 (Joy Byers) 15) Everybody Come Aboard takes 1 & 2 2:42 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 16) Chesay - take 1 1:58 (Karger/Weisman/Wayne) 17) Petunia, The Gardeners Daughter- take 2 2:53 (Tepper/Bennett) 18) Look Out, Broadway takes 3-4-5 2:22 (Wise/Starr) 19) Please Don’t Stop Loving Me –takes 1,2,3 3:00 (Joy Byers) 20) Shout It Out - takes 1,2,3 3:31 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 21) Everybody Come Aboard - takes 9,10 2:09 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 22) Chesay - takes 3 & 6 3:16 (Karger/Weisman/Wayne) 23) Look Out, Broadway - takes 6,7,8 2:13 (Wise/Starr) 24) Petunia, The Gardeners Daughter - take 5 3:23 (Tepper/Bennett) 25) Please Don’t Stop Loving Me – take 7 2:10 (Joy Byers) 26) Frankie And Johnny –takes 3&4-Record version 2:45 (Gottlieb/Karger/Weisman) 27) Frankie And Johnny –Movie version 7:01 (Gottlieb/Karger/Weisman) Mono acetate source Viva Las Vegas (8287650412-2): 1) Viva Las Vegas 2:22* (Pomus/Shuman) 2) What’d I Say 3:03* (Ray Charles) 3) If You Think I Don’t Need You 2:04 (West/Cooper) 4) I Need Somebody To Lean On 2:57 (Pomus/Shuman) 5) C’mon Everybody 2:19* (Byers) 6) Today, Tomorrow And Forever 3:25 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 7) Santa Lucia 1:10 (Trad.) 8) Do The Vega 2:25* (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 9) Night Life 1:52* (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 10) Yellow Rose Of Texas/The Eyes Of Texas 2:55* (Wise/Starr)(Lance/Sinclair) 11) The Lady Loves Me (with Ann-Margret) 3:43 (Tepper/Bennett) 12) You’re The Boss (with Ann-Margret) 2:45 (Leiber/Stoller) 13) Today, Tomorrow And Forever (with Ann-Margret) - takes 1,2 5:39 (Giant/ Baum/ Kaye) 14) Viva Las Vegas - takes 1,2 4:27 (Pomus/Shuman) 15) Night Life - take 3 1:59 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 16) C’mon Everybody - takes 1,2,3 4:05 (Byers) 17) I Need Somebody To Lean On - take 8 3:12* (Pomus/Shuman) 18) The Lady Loves Me (with Ann-Margret) – take 9 3:43* (Tepper/Bennett) 19) You’re The Boss (with Ann-Margret) - take 3 2:45 (Leiber/Stoller) 20) Today, Tomorrow And Forever - takes 3,4 3:40* (Giant/ Baum/ Kaye) 21) What’d I Say – takes 1,2 3:57 (Ray Charles) 22) If You Think I Don’t Need You 5,7 3:20* (West/Cooper) 23) C’mon Everybody - takes 6,7 2:29 (Byers) 24) Do The Vega - take 1 2:45 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 25) The Climb - take 9 5:19 (Leiber/Stoller) Harum Scarum: 1) Harem Holiday 2:19 (Andreoli/Poncia Jr./Crane) 2) My Desert Serenade 1:46 (Gelber) 3) Go East-Young Man 2:26 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 4) Mirage 2:25 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 5) Kismet 2:09 (Tepper/Bennett) 6) Shake That Tambourine 2:02 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 7) Hey Little Girl 2:14 (Joy Byers) 8) Golden Coins 1:54 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 9) So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) 3:00 (Byers) Original bonus songs 10) Animal Instinct 2:11 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 11) Wisdom Of The Ages 1:52 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) New Bonus Songs 12) My Desert Serenade - take 7 (2052) 2:15 Today, tomorrow and Forever (Gelber) 13) Hey Little Girl-takes1,2 (2068,69)- 2:56 Out In Hollywood (Joy Byers) 14) Shake That Tambourine- takes 7-8 (2010-11)2:38 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 15) Golden Coins takes 3&4 (2075-76) 2:18 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 16) Kismet – takes 1&2 (2063-64) 2:42 (Tepper/Bennett) 17) Animal Instinct- takes 1,3,4 (2089,91-92) 5:17 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 18) So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) take 1(2042) 3:26 (Byers) 19) Shake That Tambourine-Takes 10, 16 (2013,19) 3:04 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 20) Hey Little Girl-take 3 (2070) 2:40 (Joy Byers) 21) My Desert Serenade – takes 2,3 (2047,48) 2:13 (Gelber) 22) Golden Coins takes 7,8 (2079,80) 2:23 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 23) Harem Holiday takes 1,2 (2095,96) 3:18 (Andreoli/Poncia Jr./Crane) 24) Wisdom Of The Ages- take 3 (2060) 2:04 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) 25) Shake That Tambourine takes 18-21 ( 2021-24) 3:11 (Giant/Baum/Kaye) No decision has been made yet on the next 2004 releases, except that the April 1st. release is going to be a “soundboard” recording from the 70’es. We are keeping an ear to the ground on which show to chose, but unfortunately most fans are now asking for shows from periods and tours where we don’t have any or very few shows (1970-73, July ’75). You can order the CD's through this website through our FTD Shop Source: Ernst Jørgensen - Updated October 30th So High - Nashville Outtakes 1966-1968 ( FTD label )
  4. 4. Here is the complete information on the new Follow That Dream release "So High" set for release January 1, 2004. This CD features outtakes from Elvis’s Nashville sessions during the 1966 –1968 period, hereby finishing the 1960s Nashville trilogy. The other two in this trilogy are Fame and Fortune,which features studio material from 1960/61 in the first 12 months following Elvis's army discharge, and Studio B - Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964. Tracklisting : Run On -take 6 2:27; Stand By Me - take 2 2:41; Down In The Alley - take 6 2:48 ; Tomorrow Is A Long Time - take 2 5:50 ; Love Letters - take 8 3:12 ; So High - take 1 2:12 ; By And By - take 9 2:01; Somebody Bigger Than You And I - take 11 2:36 ; Without Him - take 1 2:55 ; If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side - take 6 1:39 ; Come What May - take 2 1:53 ; I’ll Remember You - take 2 4:10 ; Guitar Man – take 9 2:31 ;Mine - take 4 3:03 ; Singing Tree - take 1 3:04 ; Just Call Me Lonesome - takes 3,4 2:19 ; Hi-Heel Sneakers - take 5 4:54 ; You Don’t Know Me - take 2 2:48 ;We Call On Him - take 2 2:36 ; You’ll Never Walk Alone - take 1 5:26 ; Jam 0:26 ; Stay Away - take 6 2:22 ; U.S. Male - take 11 3:00 ; Too Much Monkey Business - takes 4, 10 4:20 ; Going Home - take 29 2:28. source: Elvis News - updated on October 30, 2003 Elvis Christmas Peace Here's an overview of the '' Elvis : Christmas Peace '' set scheduled to be released on November 4th. source: Barry McClean - updated on October 30, 2003 Second To None double CD sets Three double CD sets of '' Elvis : Second To None '' were issued exclusively for some big stores in the USA ( Target, Best Buy and WalMart ). The Target and Best Buy versions have a sticker on the back with the name of the store and the mention '' 2 Alternate Track Bonus CD '' ( see the back cover above ). The WalMart version doesn't contain any bonus tracks but you can insert the CD insto the computer and download an alternate track of '' Little Sister '' ( see insert above on the right ). The two alternate tracks for : Target are : Viva Las Vegas ( takes 1,2 ) and Bridge Over Troubled Water ( take 1 ) Best Buy are : Too Much Monkey Business ( take 9 ) and That's All Right Mama ( live version from August 10, 1970 opening show ) source: Barry McClean - updated on October 26, 2003
  5. 5. BMG Ad Here's a BMG ad for '' Second To None '' ( Album in stores now ) and the upcoming '' Elvis : Christmas Peace ''. source: Barry McClean - updated on October 24, 2003 Elvis - Christmas Peace This is the BMG flyer for the new double CD set Holiday release '' Elvis - Christmas Peace '' due out on November 4th. The flyer mentions that '' Elvis is one of the biggest selling artist every Holiday season, having Soundscanned over 2.5 millions Christmas albums in the last few years alone ! ''. The flyer also states that these tracks were mastered from original source tapes using DSD Technology. Great value as well for two full CDs at a midline price. source: Barry McClean - updated on October 23, 2003
  6. 6. CASSETTE VERSIONS OF ELVIIS 2ND TO NONE & ELV1S 30 #1 HITS These days, Cassette-Tape versions of Elvis CDs are not released in many countries. But in Malaysia & Indonesia - BMG still issued Cassettes of ELVIIS 2ND TO NONE and they've also re-released the already best seller ELV1S 30 #1 HITS again. Both cassettes like the CDs have nice artwork & wrap around cover. Very nice and interesting for tape collectors. Source: HT Long - Updated October 21, 2003 2ND TO NONE RELEASED IN ARGENTINA Due to TWO typos and wrong color on sticker, BMG/Argentina has withdrawn 2ND TO NONE from stores. Currently being replaced by the ones with the correct stickers. There are THREE mistakes on the "original" sticker: a) color should be ocre instead of purple; b) "escenciale" should read "esenciales"; c) "minutes" should read "minutos". This first print will soon become a collector's item! (please see scan) Source: Carlos Ares - Updated Oct. 15th 2003 ELV1S 30 #1 HITS CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN ARGENTINA! ELV1S 30 #1 HITS has just been certified PLATINUM in Argentina! Platinum record is awarded in Argentina when sales exceed 40,000 copies. This is Elvis' FIRST Argentinean Platinum record EVER!!! Source: Carlos Ares - Updated Oct. 15th 2003 BMG/ARGENTINA's 2ND TO NONE TEST PRESSING (ACETATE PROMO) In-house promotional BMG/Argentina CD. Only FOUR copies were pressed for BMG/Argentina executives prior to its release. As opposed to other promos, this pressing DOES include "I'm A Roustabout"! A monster collectible!!! (please see scans) Source: Carlos Ares - Updated Oct. 15th 2003 BMG/ARGENTINA PROMO CD SINGLE: FISGONEANDO (RUBBERNECKIN') I have read an erroneous info on the web about "Rubberneckin" sales chart placing in Argentina. The fact is there is NO SUCH SALES CHARTS for the simple reason that no CD singles are pressed in our country. The Elvis ones ("Elvis VS JXL" and "Rubberneckin'") are an exception! Consequently, we can say that "Rubberneckin'" is "2nd to none" in Argentina. By the way, only the first 1,000 copies come with the sticker in Spanish. Source: Carlos Ares - Updated Oct. 15th 2003
  7. 7. Elvis Great Country Songs from BMG Asia Here's the artwork of the BMG Asia issue of '' Elvis : Great Country Songs ''. source: Barry McClean - updated on October 14, 2003 Australian in-store Display This is the in store display used in Australia for the '' Elvis : Second To None '' CD. source: Evan Mueller - updated on October 13, 2003 Lidrock 3 inch CD This is one of two Lidrock 3 inch cd's from the Regal Movie Chain in the USA. The tracks contain on this one are '' Blue Suede Shoes '' and '' Trouble ''. It has also the bonus video '' A Little Less Conversation ''. Disc is made in Hong Kong. source: Barry McClean - updated on October 12, 2003
  8. 8. Elvis Presley - The 50 Greatest Hits from China The title says '' The 50 Greatest Hits '' but each single CD contains 25 tracks and are sold individually. The first one is subtitled '' Love Me Tender '' while the second is '' Fever ''. source: Evan Mueller - updated on October 11, 2003 Love Songs From China Here's the front ( left ) and insert ( right ) covers of the '' Love Songs '' released in China. source: Evan Mueller - updated on October 9, 2003 Rubberneckin' Promo This is the '' Rubberneckin promo '' ( BMG RUBBER02 ) from BMG UK & Ireland Limited. Track #1 Paul Oakenfold Remix (Radio Edit); Track # 2-Paul Oakenfold 12" Extended Version. For Promotion Only Not For Sale---The Copyright Owner will take appropriate action in respect of any misuse of promotional CD releases. source: Barry McClean - updated on October 8, 2003
  9. 9. BMG News from Chile The back cover on the left is the '' Rubberneckin' '' Chilean BMG single. The only difference is a message saying " NO MATES LA MUSICA " ( Don't Kill The Music ), a BMG campaign for not buying CD-R copies. The one on the right is the front cover of a BMG Chile promo ( For Radio Station Only ) with only one Elvis song ( Rubberneckin' remix ). source: Mario Silva from Chile ELVIIS : Second To None from Canada The Canadian version of '' Elvis : Second To None '' will be available as expected with the silver cover. The sticker on front mentions ; More Hits from the King with a new improved sound , the '' Rubberneckin' '' Remix and newly discovered '' I'm A Roustabout '' in both Canadian official languages ( English & French ). source: Barry McClean - updated on October 5, 2003 Takin' Tahoe Tonight ! Inside Sneak Preview Here's a sneak preview at the inside cover of the new FTD '' Takin' Tahoe Tonight ''. We can certainly thank the FTD label team for giving us a soundboard recording from the May '73 Lake Tahoe gig, and moreover for having digged out very rare photographs taken at the same venue.They certainly did a fine job with the overall design and no doubts the contents will be equally interesting. source: Ernst M. Jorgensen - updated on October 1st, 2003
  10. 10. Takin' Tahoe Tonight ! This is the front cover of the next FTD '' Takin' Tahoe Tonight ! ''. This CD will be out on October 1st as scheduled. Source: Ernst M. Jorgensen / FTD label - updated on September 29, 2003 ( click on the picture above for extra details ) Press Kit for the BMG UK Launch Party for Elvis : Second To None A press kit was given out to the invited guests at the BMG UK launch party last night. The promo CDs were numbered and contain all the tracks from '' Elvis : Second To None '' excepted for ' I'm A Roustabout '. The insert states that '' I'm A Roustabout not available until release :6th October 2003 ''. source: Jeff Walker - updated on September 24, 2003 BMG Canada Flyer for Elvis : 2nd To None Here's the BMG Canadian flyer as received by the CD stores for the upcoming release '' Elvis : 2nd To None ''. The back cover of the flyer shows the front cover for the Canadian release and will be in store on October 7, 2003. source: Barry McClean - updated September 23, 2003
  11. 11. Elvis 2ND To None Promo From Indonesia Here's the Cover art & Disc for the new ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Promo CD. Songs featured includes: Rubberneckin REMIX / Rock-A-Hula-Baby / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck and others. This beautiful CD is specially meant for Radio Stations Airplay and Music Stores Promotions in Asia only. Happy hunting! Source: FECC - Updated September 20, 2003 Deluxe Edition of Elvis :30 #1 Hits Essential Elvis, the UK's official Elvis Presley magazine, received news today, directly from BMG, that the deluxe edition of Elvis: 30 #1 Hits will now be released one week later than expected on October 27th. There will be a second bonus disc featuring 15 classic rare and unavailable tracks including alternate versions of Heartbreak Hotel, It's Now or Never, In The Ghetto, Way Down and the extended version of A Little Less Conversation. BMG-UK will be promoting the release to all mainstream and specialist press. The bonus tracks (on the second disc) will be… Heartbreak Hotel / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / A Big Hunk 'O Love / Stuck on You (take 1) / It's Now or Never (takes 2 & 3) / Surrender (take 2) / His Latest Flame (rehearsal and take 2) / She's Not You (take 2) / Devil in Disguise / In The Ghetto (take 11) / Burning Love / Way Down (take 2) / In The Ghetto (vocal only) / A Little Less Conversation (extended remix) source: Andrew Hearn / FECC Forum - updated September 19, 2003 BMG/RCA RECORDS’ REMIX OF ELVIS PRESLEY’S RUBBERNECKIN’ DEBUTS AT #1 IN THE U.S. NEW YORK (September 17, 2003) Following the successful path of last year’s smash No. 1 hit, the JXL remix of Elvis Presley’s A Little Less Conversation, BMG/RCA’s remix of Presley’s Rubberneckin’ has reached the top of the charts as the #1 Soundscan sales single just one week after its September 9 release. This historic accomplishment comes 26 years after the death of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll. The single, remixed by acclaimed DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold, sold nearly double the number two record. The remix will appear on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, scheduled for release on October 7. This newest compilation will also include the recently discovered and previously unreleased I’m A Roustabout plus five additional Presley #1 singles, fan favorites and career milestones. “It is no surprise that this new remix of Rubberneckin’ is achieving the same success of last year’s hit A Little Less Conversation and we are thrilled by it,” said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. “It is an exciting way to kick off BMG’s 2003 Elvis campaign and is the ideal precursor to the launch of ELVIS 2ND TO NONE.” Paul Oakenfold is often referred to as the world’s premier DJ and is one of the most respected remixers in the business, having worked with U2, the Rolling Stones, Snoop Dogg, Smashing Pumpkins and Bjork, among others. His musical tastes span a wide range of genres, including soul, jazz and disco. Oakenfold was one of the founders of the acid house scene that swept England in the late '80s and was a leading proponent of hip-hop. In addition to the Rubberneckin’ single, BMG/RCA has released an accompanying music video -- currently on-air -- to kick off the newest Elvis campaign, culminating in the October 7 release of ELVIS 2ND TO NONE. This newest compilation will be distinctly different, presenting a broader range of Presley’s talents and incorporating multiple musical genres including R & B, rock ‘n' roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly.
  12. 12. All 30 tracks on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE have been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality. This year’s album will include such classics as That’s All Right, Viva Las Vegas, Blue Suede Shoes, I Want You, I Need You I Love You, Always on My Mind and Don’t Cry Daddy. Plus the recently announced, previously unreleased I’m A Roustabout. Oakenfold’s remix of Rubberneckin’ is sure to be well received among today’s generation of music fans and further demonstrates the legacy of Presley’s music. BMG is the global music division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's leading media companies. BMG owns more than 200 record labels in 41 countries including Ariola, Arista Records, J Records, Jive Records, BMG Heritage, RCA Records and RCA Label Group - Nashville. BMG Strategic Marketing Group is a new fully integrated organization for the U.S. that brings together BMG Heritage, BMG Special Products, Strategic Marketing and Direct Response TV as well as key support services including Business Affairs, Finance and Music Licensing. This combined structure of the BMG Strategic Marketing Group offers tremendous benefit to BMG and its businesses by increasing coordination amongst various teams and business units responsible for all levels of exploitation, across product lines and across labels. source: EPE - updated September 17, 2003 Lost Elvis Presley Song Discovered! Found Track, I’m A Roustabout, To Be Added To BMG/RCA Records Release ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Due Out On October 7th. New York, NY (August 15, 2003) - Nearly 26 years after the death of Elvis Presley, his longtime musical home, BMG/RCA, has unearthed a never-before-heard, entirely new song - I’m A Roustabout. This unprecedented discovery will be added to BMG/RCA’s upcoming release ELVIS 2ND TO NONE due out on October 7th. I’m A Roustabout was originally commissioned and written for the film Roustabout (1964) by longtime Presley collaborators Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell, but was never used. Rather, a completely different song written by the team Giant/Baum/Kaye was recorded for the film and eventually became the title song for both the movie and the # 1 album. An off hand remark from songwriter Winfield Scott to a journalist in New Jersey in 2003, started the ball rolling on discovering this lost track. When the same journalist interviewed BMG/RCA’s producer/researcher Ernst Mikael Jørgensen he mentioned that he’d talked to a songwriter who had an unreleased Elvis song. As soon as the journalist mentioned Winfield’s name, Jørgensen instantly recognized he was referring to the long lost Roustabout, originally rejected by movie producer Hal Wallis. Winfield Scott had found the original acetate in the basement of his New Jersey home, and was quite happy to play it over the phone to Jørgensen and subsequently grant BMG/RCA access to the recording. Now, BMG/RCA will add I’m A Roustabout to ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, the highly anticipated new Presley release. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE is a compilation of #1 singles, fan favorites and career milestones representing a broader range of Elvis’ talents and featuring multiple musical genres including R & B, rock ‘n roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly. The album features a Rubberneckin’ produced by DJ Paul Oakenfold – one of the most acclaimed remixers in music history, and has been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality. I’m A Roustabout is an up-tempo, tongue-in-cheek, R&B style pop song and has all the sparkle of a 1964 hit single and it remains a great track to this day. With its inclusion on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, I’m A Roustabout will finally have a chance to become the hit it could have been back in 1964. “I’m A Roustabout is truly one of the most incredible discoveries of modern music,” said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. “Rarely do we find any unreleased material for an artist of Elvis’s caliber, and to have a complete track is even more unique. We are thrilled to be able to share this gift with music lovers throughout the world through ELVIS 2ND TO NONE.” “It’s very gratifying for me to finally have this song be released,” said Winfield Scott. “I hope that it brings Elvis fans as much joy as it did for me and Otis when we originally wrote it. Enjoy!” ELVIS 2ND TO NONE is the follow up to the highly successful 2002 release, ELV1S 30 #1 HITS, which reached No. 1 in 26 territories worldwide, including the U.S. where it was a chart topper for three weeks. Over nine million albums were sold worldwide with 3.5 million in the U.S. Among the hits was the No. 1 remix of A Little Less Conversation produced by DJ JXL, which went to No. 1 in 26 countries including the US and Great Britain. That feat pushed Elvis past the Beatles for most No. 1 hits in the UK. Following the album’s release, a television special, Elvis Lives aired on NBC Thanksgiving night and the special claimed the all important 18-34 demographic for the hour. Furthermore, the ELV1S 30 #1 HITS DVD audio debuted at No. 1 in the sales charts upon its release. Q & A With Winfield Scott About I’m a Roustabout Following is the Q & A with Winfield Scott BMG/RCA has distributed to the media: How did you start in the business? I started in a vocal group called The Cues and we worked for Ahmet Ertegun on some sessions with LaVern Baker. What was the first successful song you wrote? I wrote Tweedle Dee for LaVern. I presented parts of it to Ertegun during a rehearsal, and he played it for LaVern. She liked it and I brought in the whole song the next day. (After finishing writing it that night.) It was a huge success, and much to my surprise it turned out that a very young 19-year-old Elvis liked the song and performed it live on his shows. Unfortunately he never made a studio version of it. How did you end up writing for Elvis?
  13. 13. Songwriter Otis Blackwell was a good friend of mine and convinced me to start writing for pop artists as opposed to just R&B performers. Otis had written several songs for Elvis including classics like Don’t Be Cruel and All Shook Up, and he had learned just how much more rewarding it was to write for a star like Elvis. What were the songs you wrote for Elvis? In early 1962 we struck gold and had three songs recorded in just a few weeks. Return To Sender and We’re Comin’ In Loaded for the film Girls! Girls! Girls! and Easy Question for the Pot Luck album. We wrote One Broken Heart For Sale which became the hit single for the next movie, and Please Don’t Drag That String Around which ended up on the b-side of (You’re The) Devil In Disguise. A few years later I wrote Long Legged Girl with Leslie McFarland and in 1970 Elvis recorded Stranger In The Crowd which I had written on my own. Q: What is the biggest success of them all? As I understand it Return To Sender has sold about 14 million copies in the U.S. alone. What’s the story behind Roustabout? When Elvis made a movie, many writers were asked to submit songs for his films. Elvis would choose the ones he liked and then record them. Otis and I wrote a song for the 1964 movie Roustabout and Elvis recorded it. Movie producer Hal Wallis listened to the song but he objected to the lyrics because they had Elvis saying he wanted to tell his boss to “stick it in his ear.” Mr. Wallis demanded that a new song called Roustabout be commissioned from other writers so our version never made it into the movie. Q: So what happened to the song? I had a copy of it on acetate and forgot all about it. This happened almost 40 years ago. When did you realize that you had something unique? Well, I didn’t really think about it all these years. Then recently during an interview with a New Jersey newspaper reporter, I mentioned having a copy of a song I wrote that Elvis recorded for a movie but was never used. A few days later I got a call from BMG’s Elvis Presley producer Ernst Mikael Jørgensen, who had done an interview with the same newspaper. Through his conversation with the reporter, he realized that the song I had made reference to had to be my version of Roustabout. He came to my home and listened to my record, and subsequently we made a deal. The original story he and I were interviewed for was never printed and the journalist left the paper. How do you feel about the song getting released so many years later on the ELVIS 2ND TO NONE CD? I’m surprised, happy and curious to see what kind of impact it will have. How would you describe the song? It’s an up tempo, fun, rock ‘n roll song. source : EPE/ BMG Press release Latest News About the song " I'm A Roustabout " They just played on NBC Today show snippets of the second version of " I'm a Roustabout " co-wrote by Winfield Scott. The song will be featured on the " Elvis 2ND To None " CD. This is definitely different than the first version we all know from the movie. source: NBC Today show / FECC Roustabout Promo In the BMG organization a promo with the song "Roustabout" is going around. This CD is accompanied by a letter that the CD may not leave the BMG organization. We have no information yet if this promo is a CD or CDR. So happy hunting for the collectors. source: Elvis News I'm A Roustabout Confirmed as Historic Announcement It has been confirmed that " I'm A Roustabout " will be the historic inclusion on " 2nd To None ". BMG will annouce it tomorrow morning between 8am & 10 am on NBC Today show. This song is the 2nd version of the song " Roustabout ". Why BMG calls it " I'm A Roustabout " is anyones guess, but looking forward to hearing it. source: Patrick Hughes/FECC Forum
  14. 14. RCA/BMG Press Conference - ELVIS 2ND TO NONE Special Announcement August 15th-10:00 AM. North lawn of the Graceland Mansion grounds. Free admission. Officials from RCA Records/BMG will share the latest information with fans and media regarding the October 7th release of the new CD/cassette compilation ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's global smash ELV1S 30 #1 HITS. Also, the just-completed, wonderful new music video for the Paul Oakenfold remix of the Elvis Presley recording Rubberneckin' will be screened. The Rubberneckin' remix single will go on sale September 9th and will be included on the ELVIS 2ND TO NONE album. But, the primary focus of the event is to unveil a historic surprise being planned for inclusion on the ELVIS 2ND TO NONE release. Don't miss it! source: EPE USA Promo Close Up Here we have the scans for the USA promo of Close Up. Source: Barry Mclean Rubberneckin Promo This arrived from BMG today and is the new UK advance promo for the next single. Comes in a clear plastic envelope case. The number on the disc is RUBBER01 Source: Elvisnews/ Elvis Express Dutch Promotion New Releases BMG Holland is working full-time now on the coming new single and album. BMG Holland has planned some major and worldexclusive promotional events around the single-release and something real spectaculair will happen in Holland only. Further details remain secret for now, but there is more to come soon! Source: Elvisnews.com Rare ELV1S 30 #1 Hits from PERU
  15. 15. Here's the artwork of the rare ELV1S 30 #1 HITS from PERU. This CD has been released last year, and this is quite difficult to find now. Happy hunting! Source: FECC Elv1s 30 #1 Hits made exclusively for Harrah's Casino This commemorative version of ' Elv1s 30 # 1 Hits ' was made exclusively for Harrah's Casino for their preferred customers club. The inside back cover also features a note saying ' Harrah's Proud Sponsor of Mobile Graceland '. Source: Barry McClean Elvis Presley : The Movie Songs This new Green Hill's Elvis Presley series focuses on the songs recorded and performed by "The King" for his movie features. From the number one hits such as Jailhouse Rock to the more obscure treasures such as A Little Less Conversation, this unique collection is sure to be a collectors item in any Elvis fans collection. Green Hill Productions also produced ' The Love Songs ', ' The Gospel Songs ', ' The Christmas Songs ' and ' The Country Songs '. Track listing : Return To Sender, Jailhouse Rock, Teddy Bear, Blue Hawaii, Bossa Nova Baby, Viva Las Vegas, Hard Headed Woman, Flaming Star, Kissin Cousins, Please Don't Stop Loving Me, Clean Up Your Own Backyard, A Little Less Conversation. Source: Barry McClean Extra FTD soundtracks As we all know the FTD label will release three extra soundtracks at the end of this year or very early in the next one. Those soundtracks will be ' Viva Las Vegas ', ' Frankie And Johnny ' and ' Harum Scarum '. Unless late changes those will be the next ones in this new serie from FTD label. 2nd To None BMG Press Release To Meet the Overwhelming Demand for All Things Elvis, Latest Release Features A Rare Combination of Hits and Fan Favorites and a Paul Oakenfold remix of Rubberneckin- Over nine million albums sold worldwide last year, No. 1 in 26 territories, a remixed No. 1 single, and a national TV special all proved that Elvis Presley is still a driving force in the music industry. The historic release of ELV1S 30 #1 HITS captured the nation’s attention as only The King of Rock ‘n' Roll can. Not only did the traditional Elvis enthusiasts respond to the release, but millions of new fans were introduced to the music of Elvis for the first time. As the natural follow-up to last year’s overwhelming success, and in keeping with their history of creating, preserving and celebrating great music BMG/RCA will produce -- with the full participation of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE, a compilation of additional #1 singles, fan favorites, career milestones, and a few surprises including a remix of Rubberneckin’ produced by DJ Paul Oakenfold, one of the most acclaimed remixers in music history. Scheduled for release on October 7, this compilation will be distinctly different and a complement to last year’s compilation of No.
  16. 16. 1 hits. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE will present a broader range of Elvis’ talents and incorporate a multiple of musical genres including R & B, rock ‘n' roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly. “Last year’s release proved that Elvis’ popularity is on par with today’s top artists,” said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. “For some fans, 30 #1 HITS was a way to rekindle an old friendship and for millions of others it was the beginning of a new, great relationship. We believe that ELVIS 2ND TO NONE will build on those relationships.” All 30 tracks on ELVIS 2ND TO NONE have been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality. This is the same process that drew across-the-board raves from critics, music aficionados and the original band members themselves for the 30 #1 HITS production. This year’s album will include such classics as That’s All Right, Viva Las Vegas, Blue Suede Shoes, I Want You, I Need You I Love You, Always on My Mind and Don’t Cry Daddy. Oakenfold’s remix of Rubberneckin’ is sure to be well received among today’s generation of music fans and further demonstrates the legacy of Presley’s music. “We are thrilled with this latest chapter in the Elvis legacy. This release is the natural follow-up to last year’s production and we believe music fans of all generations will continue to embrace Elvis’ music,” said Jack Soden, President & CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Certainly the success of the 30 #1 HITS proved that Elvis is 2ND TO NONE as a music and entertainment legend. The album reached No. 1 in 26 territories worldwide, including the U.S. where it was a chart topper for three weeks. Over 9 million albums were sold worldwide with 3.5 million in the U.S. Among the hits was the No. 1 remix of A Little Less Conversation” produced by DJ JXL which went to No. 1 in 26 countries including the US and Great Britain. That feat pushed Elvis past the Beatles for most No. 1 hits in the UK. Following the album’s release, a television special, Elvis Lives aired on NBC Thanksgiving night and the special claimed the all important 18-34 demographic for the hour. The retrospective on Elvis examined his legacy today and included covers performed by Norah Jones, No Doubt, Dave Matthews and Chris Isaak with LeAnn Rimes. Furthermore, the ELV1S 30 #1 HITS DVD audio debuted at No. 1 in the sales charts upon its release. Of course, Elvis’s musical contributions are unsurpassed: He is the only artist to be inducted into all three music Halls of Fame, including Rock n’ Roll, Country and Gospel. He holds the record for most top 10 pop singles (40), the most gold and platinum awards (140) and is the world’s best selling artist, having sold more records than any other artist in history. His popularity remains intact to this day as there are more active Elvis Presley fan clubs around the world than for any other artist dead or alive. ELVIS 2ND TO NONE will celebrate the music and the man that created the legend. BMG is the global music division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's leading media companies. BMG owns more than 200 record labels in 41 countries including Ariola, Arista Records, J Records, Jive Records, RCA Records and RCA Label Group - Nashville. In addition, BMG's music publishing operations are the third largest in the world. Source: Graceland Mega Rare Elvis CD Just Located This has got to be the rarest Elvis CD ever. Entitled: ELVIS PRESLEY REMIXED, this Limited Edition BMG Promotional Campaign Sampler CD was issued last year to Music Store & Radio Stations in Indonesia to publicise the ELV1S VS JXL A Little Less Conversation. The Campaign was such a success that the Single made it to the No.1 Spot in the Indonesian English Pop Charts. This CD is almost imposible to find now. Do enjoy the Cover Artwork & Picture Disc. Source: HT Long FTD Dragonheart out now The FTD Dragonheart is out now, we will add a review ASAP. The CD is also available through our FTD shop.
  17. 17. Today, Tomorrow & Forever Promotional Advance Copy This is the very rare U.S.A . 4 CD promo set in a jewel case. The front cover at bottom right has the mention ' Promotional Advance Copy ' and the back cover states at bottom left ' Promotional Only - Not For Sale '. Each CD has the mention ' Advance Music from Today, Tomorrow & Forever 4 CD Deluxe Box Set ' along with the ' Promotional Only - Not For Sale ' statement. Source: Barry McClean Close Up Promo This is the eight (8) tracks promo ( made in EU ) for the upcoming box-set ' Close Up ' from BMG Heritage. The tracks contained on this promo CD are : Loving You, Treat Me Nice, G.I. Blues, Doin' The Best I Can, It Feels So Right, The Girl Of My Best Friend, Polk Salad Annie, How Great Thou Art. Source: Barry McClean
  18. 18. Spanish round-up BMG Spain will release Close Up boxset will on June, 26th. On the URL http://sib1.od2.com/common/frameset/frames.asp you can download a lot of Elvis albums (some of them now deleted) for just 7.99 Euros per month. Source: Alberto Alvarez Perea Close Up box-set Release Date in Canada In Canada the release date of the next BMG release was scheduled the same date as the USA ( July 1st ). Since July 1st is a National Holiday in Canada the box-set will be available in stores throughout Canada on June 30th. It has been confirmed by a few HMV stores in Canada. New Legitimate BMG Elvis CD from Vietnam Elvis Presley CD's from Vietnam are truly rare and very difficult to find. This new one ELV1S 28 #1 LOVE SONGS is extremely beautiful and exciting. A real collector's dream. It has a nice and interesting Picture Disc. On the back cover sleeve it stated: Strictly Not For Export. For Sale In Vietnam only. Happy hunting! Source: HT Long Dragonheart Here's the artwork of the July 1st, 2003 FTD release titled " Dragonheart ". See See Rider 3:42 / I Got A Woman/Amen 6:56 / Love Me 1:29 / Blue Suede Shoes 1:24 / It's Midnight 3:46 / Big Boss Man 2:35 / Fever 3:38 / Love Me Tender 2:14 / Hound Dog 2:04 / Heartbreak Hotel 2:21 / If You Love Me 2:50 / Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:25 / Introductions 5:01 / Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1:36 / Introductions 0:51 / All Shook Up 1:00 / Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 2:02 / Let Me Be There 3:22 / It's Now Or Never 2:34 / You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14 / Johnny B. Goode 4:00 / Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:31 / Steamroller Blues 2:48 / Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39 / Closing Vamp and Announcements 0:56 / bonus tracks: All Right, Okay, You Win ( Detroit 9-29-74 ) 1:15 / Blue Christmas ( College Park 9-28-74 ) / Trying To Get To You ( College Park 9-28-74 ). In case you've missed it you'll find hereunder the latest news on the October FTD release and a statement from the FTD label about future releases. source: Peter Haan October FTD release The October 1, 2003 release will be the Lake Tahoe 3 A.M. Mothers Day show from 1973. We normally do not release 2 soundboards following each other, but as RCA is releasing “ CLOSE UP ” this summer – comprising of 3 studio outtakes CD’s
  19. 19. and a 16 track live recording, we felt that the variety we are aiming for is best served by a soundboard release for October. We are also working on 3 more movie soundtracks, but are holding back because of so many other releases during this time. Some of you have been concerned that there is more product coming out than the fans can afford. However it’s important to stress that FTD is fully comitted to re-release the repertoire that is no longer available through retail, and there will be more of these re- releases by the end of the year and certainly next year as well. The CLASSIC album series is not limited to MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS. source: Peter Haan Promo Close Up BMG just releases a promotion sampler of "Elvis Close Up". It's an eight track sampler from RCA/BMG Heritage 82876 52047-2 EU and comes in a single jewelcase with a 4 page booklet inlay. Selected tracks are from the upcoming 4 CD box set Elvis, Close Up Source: It's Elvis Time Rubberneckin' ( New Elvis CD Single ) We mentioned last week on our BMG News page that " Rubberneckin' " (remix) would be the next single in the same line as " A Little Less Conversation " last year. The news is now also confirmed by Worlwide Elvis website. It will be remixed by Paul Oakenfold and will be included in the SECOND TO NONE CD (see below). There will also be a special 12" version of this. It'll be released on August 12, 2003. Second To None CD According to WWE this news is 100% correct ! The follow up the 30 # 1 HITS CD will be another compilation of songs featuring the newly remastered "new sound". To quote from a special BMG inner office memo only sent to executives - "A continuation of the number 1's not on E1 plus career milestones and fan favorites including VIVA LAS VEGAS; BLUE SUEDE SHOES; THAT'S ALRIGHT; and more. Also, a previously UNRELEASED second version of "ROUSTABOUT" written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott will be included as a BONUS TRACK." One of the songs that will be featured is the new remix of RUBBERNECKIN'. source: Worldwide Elvis Dragon Heart FTD The Chinese Dragon title for the next FTD has been changed to " Dragon Heart ". You'll find hereunder the final tracklisting including the bonus tracks. This FTD contains a soundboard recording from the South Bend, IN. October 1st, 1974. See See Rider 3:42 / I Got A Woman/Amen 6:56 / Love Me 1:29 / Blue Suede Shoes 1:24 / It's Midnight 3:46 / Big Boss Man 2:35 / Fever 3:38 / Love Me Tender 2:14 / Hound Dog 2:04 / Heartbreak Hotel 2:21 / If You Love Me 2:50 / Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:25 / Introductions 5:01 / Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1:36 / Introductions 0:51 / All Shook Up 1:00 / Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 2:02 / Let Me Be There 3:22 / It's Now Or Never 2:34 / You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14 / Johnny B. Goode 4:00 / Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:31 / Steamroller Blues 2:48 / Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39 / Closing Vamp and Announcements 0:56 / bonus tracks: Trying To Get To You / Blue Christmas / All Right, Okay, You Win. Bonus tracks on the next FTD " The Chinese Dragon " A member of our Forum posted a message about the bonus tracks that will be featured on the next FTD in July so here it is :"Just got an e-mail from Ernst stating that the song in question ( All Right, Okay, You Win ) is sung more or less like a jam during Glen D. Hardin's piano solo. So I guess it's something similar to the " Bo Diddley " song on " Hot Winter Night..." CD. The other two bonus tracks are " Blue Christmas " and " Trying To Get To You "...Ernst didn't state the dates on those two though. " source: Eivind on the FECC Froum New Title on the upcoming FTD
  20. 20. According to " The Man And His Music " the upcoming FTD release " The Chinese Dragon" will continue a completely new title, at least in our Elvis-catalogue ( like we mentioned earlier ). TMAHM says the CD will contain a snatch of the jazz standard " All Right, Okay, You Win ", recorded in Detroit on September 29, 1974. source: The Man And His Music New Elvis single Rubberneckin' with Elvis is set to top the charts again with a new single to be released more than a quarter of a century after his death. Following the success last summer of a dance remix of A Little Less Conversation, record label BMG has sanctioned a remix of another track, the little known Rubberneckin'. Source: HT Long - Asian Newspaper The Real Elvis - Amazing Grace BMG Promo This is a very rare and exciting Elvis BMG Promo CD. It's entitled The Real Elvis - AMAZING GRACE. Very limited In-Store copies were issued last year especially for Christian Book Stores in Indonesia only. Almost impossible to find now. But Happy Hunting anyway! source: HT Long The Chinese Dragon - South Bend - October 1. 1974 Here we have the tracklisting for the upcoming FTD release " The Chinese Dragon: See See Rider 3:42 / I Got A Woman/Amen 6:56 / Love Me 1:29 / Blue Suede Shoes 1:24 / It's Midnight 3:46 / Big Boss Man 2:35 / Fever 3:38 / Love Me Tender 2:14 / Hound Dog 2:04 / Heartbreak Hotel 2:21 / If You Love Me 2:50 / Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:25 / Introductions 5:01 / Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1:36 / Introductions 0:51 / All Shook Up 1:00 / Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel 2:02 / Let Me Be There 3:22 / It's Now Or Never 2:34 / You Gave Me A Mountain 3:14 / Johnny B. Goode 4:00 / Hawaiian Wedding Song 2:31 / Steamroller Blues 2:48 / Can't Help Falling In Love 1:39 / Closing Vamp and Announcements 0:56 / PLUS 3 BONUS SONGS Recorded at Notre Dame Athletic and Convention Center, South Bend, Indiana (exscept where otherwise noted) This is a soundboard recording in MONO. Elvis Chante Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller This double CD set was scheduled for release in May/June 2002 by BMG France with the involvement of the French fan club " Elvis My Happiness ". However the project was finally put on ice for awhile as BMG wanted to concentrate on other major projects such as " Elvis 30 #1 Hits ". Although there's no definitive release date, this double CD set might be released at the end of May 2003. The tracklisting isn't available either since the fan club is awaiting BMG's final approval of the tracks to be used on this project. We'll keep you updated with all the latest details concerning this project of the French fan club. source: Elvis My Happiness
  21. 21. Covert Art FTD Soundtracks Here we have the covers of the new Follow That Dream releases of the deleted movie soundtracks. We added the outside of "Girl Happy", the covers of the three booklets, and the indside of the "Fun In Acapulco" to give you an idea of what to expect. source: Elvis News Elvis 30 #1 Hits from BMG Taiwan This version of " Elvis 30 #1 Hits " comes from BMG Taiwan and comes in a gatefold outer cover. This is a double CD set with the first CD being exactly the same as the version sold all over the world and a second CD with different unusual tracks. We already mentioned this release in the past but we didn't have the tracklisting of the second CD at the time so here it is. CD #2 tracklisting: Always On My Mind, I Just Can't Help Believing, Suspicious Minds (master),Tomorrow Is A Long Time, And I Love You So, Going Home, Love Me, Guitar Man, Indescribably Blue, Let It Be Me, Love Letters, Loving You, Singing Tree, Fools Fall In Love, It's Only Love, Spanish Eyes, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, Down In The Alley, Come What May, You Don't Know Me, Big Boss Man, US Male, Stay Away, Fever and Bridge Over Troubled Water. source: Evan Mueller FTD Rumour Update Earlier this week we added a rumour to the site that the Follow That Dream release containing a 1974 soundboard should contain bonus tracks including a new song that Elvis sings during the introductions. We said we'd ask Ernst Jorgensen, producer of the FTD-releases for a comment. His reply: "That's an exciting rumour - most certainly reality will then hit most people as disappointment. As the CD isn't done yet, I have no comments." So don't get your hopes up and wait for the definitive information from the FTD-label. source: Elvis News BMG Flyers for Elvis Close Up box-set Here's four flyers done by BMG Heritage for the promotion of the July 1st, 2003 box-set release " Close Up ". You can click on each of them for a larger view. A lot of the text can't be easily read but we thought you'd still be interested to see them.
  22. 22. source: Barry McClean FTD Rumour Elvis News website received a rumour that the Follow That Dream release containing a 1974 soundboard should contain bonus tracks including a new song that Elvis sings during the introductions, and this song should be fairly long. Take this for what it's worth, but to be sure we've asked Ernst Jorgensen for confirmation. When we get it we'll add an update. source : Elvis News The Millenium Collection Here we have the artwork for new release from Uruguay titled "The Millenium Collection" featuring 29 greatest hits. Source: Mario Silva Close Up Box-set Preview This new CD box-set from BMG is scheduled for release on July 1st. The overall presentation is very similar to " Today, Tomorrow And Forever " . It does look nice and will make a nice " companion " to the aforementtioned set released last Summer. source: Essential Elvis UK Ernst Jorgensen sets the Record Straight on some rumours Ernst Jorgensen puts the record straight on a few rumours that circulated on the world wide web: The title for the follow-up to the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" is "2nd To None". The reason why they decided not to use the title " Top Ten Hits " is that they would be stuck to single hits that were in the Top Ten in the US and UK and wouldn't be able to include great other tracks ( like "That's Allright Mama" ). The rumour on the other version of "Roustabout" written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott: it will NOT be used on this CD, they rather save it for a box-set or FTD release. Ray Bardani, who worked with David Bendeth on the E1 Album last year, will be the remixing producer on this " 2nd To None ". At this moment several titles are considered for a possible remix-release on single, the "Ruberneckin'" remix circulating among
  23. 23. fans is not the BMG mix. The new FTD is out since today, but because of the Easter weekend it won't reach the dealers and fans until next week. source: Elvis News Latest News on the FTDs The new FTD " Studio B - Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964 " and the three movie soundtrack extras will be delayed a little. These CDs were expected to be released today but they will come right after Easter ( early next week ). source: It's Elvis Time / Peter Haan Elvis : 2nd To None According to the French Fan Club " Elvis My Happiness " the follow up to " Elvis 30 #1 Hits " is scheduled for September 23, 2003. This compilation album will have the " new remastered sound " and would contain some songs that were hits in the USA/UK, and also tracks that were important in Elvis' career such as ; Viva Las Vegas, Blue Suede Shoes and That's All Right Mama. This CD would also featured the unreleased second version of " Roustabout " written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. There's also the possibility for a second remix and " Rubberneckin' " recorded during the Memphis 1969 Sessions ( also used in the movie " Change Of Habit " ) would be the chosen track for this. More details when we have them!!! source: Elvis My Happiness Elvis Christmas Peace This double CD set is scheduled for release on September 9, 2003. It will contain 20 Christmas songs and 20 Gospel tracks. source: Elvis My Happiness new BMG/Argentina releases BMG Argentina will release on April 22 the CD "GREAT COUNTRY SONGS" (same technology as E1) and on April 22 the CD "ELVIS '56" (same technology as E1) Source: Carlos Ares Close Up Box-set Here's the tracklisting of the BMG box-set titled " Close Up " and scheduled for July 1st. The artwork above was posted on our message board by Andrew Hearn from the Essential Elvis UK magazine. DISC 1 - UNRELEASED STEREO MASTERS FROM THE 50'S Peace In The Valley (Take 9 MASTER); I Beg Of You (Take 11); That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Take 2); It Is No Secret (Take 13 MASTER); Blueberry Hill (Take 9 MASTER); HAve I Told You Lately That I Love You (Take 15 MASTER); Is It So Strange (Take 12MASTER); Loving You (FAST Take 5); Jailhouse Rock (MASTER); Treat Me Nice (version1 Take 19); Young & Beautiful (Takes 11 -13, Take 11 is the Master which consists of Takes 21 & 22 spliced!); Young & Beautiful ( SOLO MASTER Take 3 );Young And Beautiful ( NIGHT CLUB MASTER TAke 7 ); I Want To Be Free (movie version Take 12); Treat Me Nice (2nd version Take 13); I Want To Be Free (record version Take 11 MASTER); Don't Leave Me Now (Takes 2 - Elvis on piano); Don't Leave Me Now (movie version Take 21); Baby I Don't Care (MASTER) DISC 2 - UNRELEASED MOVIE GEMS
  24. 24. GI Blues (Take 6); Doin The Best I Can (Takes 10 - 12); Wooden Heart (Take 1); Pocketful of Rainbows (Takes 15 & 16); Shoppin Around (Takes 4 & 5); Frankfurt Special (Takes 4 & 5); Big Boots (FAST - Take 1);Tonight's ALL Right For Love (Takes 14 & 15); Summer Kisses Winter Tears (TAke 2); Flaming Star (TAke 2); Lonely Man (SOLO - Take 3); In My Way (Take 2); Forget Me Never (Take 1); Wild In The Country (Takes 1 & 14); Lonely Man (Take 1); I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (Takes 14 - 16); Aloho-oe (Take 1); Hawaiian Sunset (Takes 6 & 7); No More (TAke 11); Slicin Sand (TAkes 6 & 7); Steppin Out Of Line (Take 15); Almost Always True (Take 3); Moonlight Swim (Take 4 edited); Can't Help Falling In Love (Takes 14 - 16) DISC 3 - THE MAGIC OF NASHVILLE Make Me Know It (Take 1); Soldier Boy (Take 10); It Feels So Right (Take 1); Girl Of My Best Friend (Take 9); Surrender (Takes 5 & 6); Workin on The Building (Take 4); Starting Today (Take 1); Kiss Me Quick (Take 4); That's Someone You'll Never Forget (Take 7); His Latest Flame (Take 12); I Met Her Today (Take 16); Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello (Take 4); Echoes Of Love (Take 8); Ask Me (Take 7); Stand By Me (Take 10); Somebody Bigger Than You & I (Take 15); Without Him (Take 8); Mine (Takes 8 & 9); Singing Tree (first version TAke 4); US Male (Take 10) DISC 4 - LIVE IN TEXAS 1972 Recorded "live" San Antonio, Tx. April 18, 1972 CC Rider; Proud Mary; Never Been To Spain; You Gave Me A Mountain; Until It's Time; Polk Salad Annie; Love Me; All Shook Up; Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel; Heartbreak Hotel; Hound Dog; How Great Thou Art; Can't Stop Loving You; Love Me Tender; Suspicious Minds; For The Good Times; Burning Love; American Trilogy; Funny How Time Slips Away; Can't Help Falling In Love Source: Worldwide Elvis/ Essential Elvis Boxset Rumours Elvis News learned from a very reliable source that this summer's boxset may contain " On Tour " material, probably the show of April 10, 1972 in Richmond. This show was released ( incomplete ) on the Vicky release " Carry Me Back To Old Viriginia ". 2001 Theme / See See Rider / Proud Mary / Never Been To Spain / You Gave Me A Mountain / Until It's Time For You To Go / Polk Salad Annie / Love Me / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear - Don't Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Love Me Tender / It's Over / Suspicious Minds / Introductions / For The Good Times / I Can't Stop Loving You / An American Trilogy / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Funny How Time Slips Away / Can't Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp. Source: Elvis News BMG News for 2003 BOX SET Release date: July 14 Will probably not contain any "ON TOUR" material. 30 TOP TEN HITS Release date: September In the same fashion as "30 #1 Hits." THE '68 COMEBACK - 35th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Release date: November If plans develop as we are told, this 35th Anniversary CD will contain all 4 "live" shows complete. No production numbers will be included. This will be a 3 or 4 CD set with possible rehearsal material included. ALOHA FROM ELVIS - 30 YEARS LATER! Release date: ???? To celebrate the 30th year of this show, a 2 CD set is planned which would include the regular show (with 6 extra songs) and the rehearsal show. Source : Worldwide Elvis HOT OFF THE PRESS FROM BMG (USA) - NEW ALBUM I have just received a communication from Joe Dimuro, Executive Vice President, Marketing, BMG (US)and I quote: "We are currently working on a major follow-up concept record to Elv1s' 30 #1 Hits that will consist of additional #1 singles, fan favourites, Top 5 and Top 10 singles on the charts etc. We are also working on major initiative for one or more re-mixes that will be promoted at radio and will have a music video to accompany it. It will be a very BIG project and will be coming in the marketplace sometime this Fall. Look for updates. Source : Brian Quinn / FECC Messageboard Ernst M. Jørgensen stays with BMG! We just received the info from " Elvis Unlimited " that Ernst stays with BMG for another 3 years. He just signed his new contract, this means that the FTD Label and BMG will produce good Elvis products the next 3 years at least!
  25. 25. BMG also tells us that, they will realease a 4 cd boxset this summer with the working title, " Close Up ". Source: Elvis Unlimited BMG Elvis Catalogue 2003 There have been two significant announcements from BMG in recent weeks. Firstly, the great news that the company is working on a follow-up release to last year’s mega album, Elvis 30 #1 Hits, and secondly, the much anticipated release of the new ’50 title’ Elvis catalog. On E.I.N. the new catalogue was listed. Essentially, all BMG offices worldwide will stock the same 50 titles with only ‘exceptional’ other releases being sanctioned by BMG USA for issue in particular countries. And when a new Elvis title is released one of the existing 50 will be deleted to keep the catalog maximum at 50. It appears that the long-standing BMG marketing strategy of producing smaller profits across a large number of releases rather than larger profits from a smaller number of 'strategically' released and promoted releases is going to continue. The policy is a major reason why Elvis has yet to register any Diamond award certifications (10 million units) from the RIAA in the US. 7863674632 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 2 7863676092 Aloha From Hawaii 7863677362 Elvis 7863679302 Promised Land 7863679312 Moody Blue 7863669602 G.I. Blues 7863674652 Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 4 7863674642 Elvis' Golden Records - Volume 3 ND83892 Elvis In Person 7863677352 Elvis Presley 7863669592 Blue Hawaii 7863679322 From Elvis In Memphis ND83894 NBC - TV Special 7863677412 On Stage ND90663 Madison Square Garden 7863679292 I'm 10,000 Years Old 74321146902 Elvis - That's The Way It Is 74321146932 Elvis In Concert ND83935 His Hand In Mine ND81936 Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ND83758 How Great Thou Art 7863674622 Elvis' Golden Records 7863677382 Something For Everybody 7863674572 An Afternoon In The Garden US compilations 7863679592 White Christmas 7863677422 Burning Love 7863674662 Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 5 7863664212 Amazing Grace - His Greatest Sacred Performances 7863676752 Sunrise 7863676772 Suspicious Minds 7863651352 Elvis '56 (remastered, release 7-02-2003) 7863651362 Great Country Songs (remastered, release 7-02-2003) 7863676762 The Home Recordings PD86383 The Top Ten Hits 7863680262 The 50 Greatest Love Songs 7863676122 Memories (30th Anniversary Edition of NBC-TV '68 Comeback Special) 7863680792 Elv1s 30 #1 Hits Boxsets 7863677322 Artist Of The Century 74321670612 Artist Of The Century (Intl. Version) 74321154302 From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential 60s Masters I 7863693542 Live In Las Vegas 7863679912 Peace In The Valley - The Complete Gospel Recordings 7863674692 Platinum - A Life In Music 7863679382 That's The Way It Is 74321303312 Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70s Masters 7863651152 Today, Tomorrow and Forever PD90689 Elvis - The King Of Rock 'n' Roll - The Essential 50s Masters Budget Releases 74321476822 Classic Elvis 74321647912 Love Songs 74321695762 Elvis: Christmas Album 74321709132 Gospel Favourites Source: EIN / Elvis News
  26. 26. Studio B - Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964 As a straight follow up to last year’s "Fame And Fortune" this release covers Elvis’s non-movie sessions at RCA’s studio B in Nashville. The time period is June 1961 through January 1964. 23 cuts total. This is scheduled for April 15th and the first three original movie soundtrack releases expanded with bonus material are also due out the same day. 1) Kiss Me Quick -take 1 - 2:59 (Pomus/Shuman) 06-25-61,2) That’s Someone You Never Forget - take 5 – 2:51 (West/Presley)06- 25-61 3), I’m Yours -take 4 – 2:24 (Don Robertson) 06-25-61,4) His Latest Flame -takes rehearsal & 2 – 4:05 (Pomus/Shuman) 06-25-61,5) Little Sister -takes 1,2,3 – 3:39 (Pomus/Shuman) 06-25-61,6) For The Millionth And The Last Time -take 1–2:06 (Tepper/Bennett)10-15-61,7) Anything That’s Part Of You -takes 4,5 – 2:33 (Don Robertson) 10-15-61,8) I Met Her Today -takes 8-9 – 3:04 (Don Robertson) 10-15-61, 9) Something Blue -takes 3,4 – 3:25 (Evans/Byron) 03-18-62, 10)Gonna Get Back Home Somehow -take 1 – 2:37 (Pomus/Shuman) 03-18-62,11)(Such An) Easy Question -take 3 – 2:47 (Blackwell/Scott) 03-18-62, 12) Fountain Of Love -takes 1,2 – 2:51 (Giant/Lewis) 03-18-62,13) Just For Old Time Sake -takes 3-4 – 2:51 (Tepper/Bennett) 03-18- 62, 14) Night Rider -takes 2-3 - 2:56 (Pomus/Shuman) 03-18-62, 15) You’ll Be Gone -take 1- 2:31 (Hodge/West/Presley) 03-18- 62,16) I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever -take 1 - 1:42(Pomus/Shuman)03-19-62,17)Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello -take 2 – 1:55 (Leiber/Stoller) 03-19-62, 18) Echoes Of Love -takes 2-3 – 3:01 (Roberts/McMains) 05-26-63, 19) Please Don’t Drag That String Around-take, 2-2:06(Blackwell/Scott)05-26-63, 20) Love Me Tonight -take 3 & 4 – 2:38 (Don Robertson) 05-26-63, 21) Western Union -take 3 - 2:25 (Tepper/Bennett) 05-27-63, 22) Memphis Tennessee -take 1 - 2:44 (Chuck Berry) 01-12-64,23) Ask Me -take 8-9 – 2:43, (Modugno/Giant/Baum/Kaye) 01-12-64. Source: Elvis News July 2003 FTD Release FTD asked input for future releases. they mailed a "Thank You" to all the people who have spent time sending forward ideas. Unfortunately a lot of these wishes do not match with the tapes FTD has. In general they have a lot of soundboards from mid 1974 and onwards – before that they only have a few – most of which have already been bootlegged. FTD has chosen the October 1,1974 South Bend show, and added 3 bonus tracks from the same tour. ( Read the concert reviews of the September 30th 1974 South Bend show on this website ). South Bend,IN October 1st 1974 See See Rider, I Got A Woman/Amen, Love Me, It's Midnight, Big Boss Man, Fever, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, If You Love Me Let Me Know, Bridge Over Troubled Water, band introductions, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, Let Me Be There, It's Now Or Never, You Gave Me A Mountain Johnny B. Goode, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Steamroller Blues, Can't Help Falling In Love. + three bonus tracks from this tour. Source: Elvis News/Elvis Unlimited

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