July 11 - Good Times News



Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon, the FTD-team, mailed out a news flash with the official announcement of the upcoming releases. Last week, some of the new releases were already announced, prior to the official message from FTD. The releases that are planned at this stage are:


King Creole, The Music (book + CD, Aug 8 2010)


King Creole The Music is a 200-page book with images exclusively designed to complement the music from the film. It consists of two main sections; the recording sessions on January 16, 1958 and song scenes from the filming of the movie (including behind-the scenes shots). The images are classic and well-known shots with the majority being previous unpublished and taken by the original still photographers on the set (no freeze-frames)


The accompanying CD consist of the masters and the well-known alternative masters (no unreleased session reels have been found). As always, the music has been re-mastered.


Good Times - The Outtakes (2 Vinyl, Aug 8 2010)


Following on from the previous strictly Limited Edition series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of a special 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set of Good Times - The Outtakes. Supplied in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, it features the superb original draft artwork design that was superseded prior to release.


Boston Garden (no official title, 5" CD, Sep 14 2010)


FTD will release the soundboard of the November 10, 1971 Boston Garden Show (previously released on bootleg) as this is the only available show from the early tours of the seventies. We believe that this is of such historical importance, that it should be available to everyone.This will be a 5” digipack with a photo booklet


Elvis - Fool (2CD 7" CD, Sep 14 2010)


On the same date, a 2-CD set of ELVIS (FOOL) in the Classic Album Series. This will feature a 7” digi-pack with an 8-page booklet.


General


In September FTD plan to release another soundboard. Early November will consist of a classic album and 2-LP Limited Edition vinyl Set. Titles have not been chosen yet but we’ll update as soon as decision is made.



Recently, we’ve had several frustrated e-mails from some customers about information getting out about our releases, prior to circulation of the official FTD announcement. Ideally, it shouldn’t be like that, but at the same time with so many people helping us in advance with our product origination, there is a good chance that word will spread before exact release plans can be chosen due to manufacturing and distribution issues. The nature of being involved in the ‘Elvis‘ industry dictates that the sharing of new information is a thrill to most people, so leaks will occur.

In an effort to improve the situation, we will try to announce our schedule further up front. The downside to this is that there will be times when unforeseen production problems cause releases to slip. So, in accordance with this, In September FTD plan to release another soundboard. Early November will consist of a classic album and 2-LP Limited Edition vinyl Set. Titles have not been chosen yet but we’ll update as soon as decision is made.





Side 1
Take Good Care of Her - rehearsal & take 1 
Loving Arms - take 1 & rehearsal 
I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 1 
If That Isn't Love - take 1 
She Wears My Ring - take 8 
I've Got a Thing about You, Baby - take 1 
My Boy – take 1


Side 2
Talk about the Good Times - take 3
Spanish Eyes - takes 1, 2
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - takes 7, 8
I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 4
I've Got a Thing about You, Baby - take 14
My Boy - take 2
Take Good Care of Her - take 4


Side 3
I've Got a Thing about You, Baby - takes 6, 8, 10, 11 
Loving Arms - take 2 
I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 2 
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - takes 1, 4, 6 
Take Good Care of Her - takes 2, 3 
Spanish Eyes - take 4 (undubbed master)


Side 4
Talk about the Good Times - takes 1, 2 
Talk about the Good Times - take 4 (undubbed master) 
She Wears My Rings - takes 1-7 
I Got a Feelin' in My Body - take 7 
My Boy - take 3 (undubbed master) 
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - take 9 (unedited undubbed master) 
If That Isn't Love - splice of takes 5 (LFS) & 7

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