June 30 - Streaming Girls at Fort Worth

The Follow That Dream label announced the release of the double CD 'Elvis: Fort Worth, Texas '74' and a double LP edition of the 'Girls! Girls! Girls! soundtrack. The release of these two titles is set for July 26 2021.

Details Elvis: Fort Worth, Texas '74

FTD is pleased to announce the release of Elvis: Fort Worth, Texas '74. Released as a 5-inch digi-pack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the summer tour of 1974. Elvis was in great form at the two shows on Father’s Day! Songs include 'Big Boss Man', 'Funny  How Time Slips Away', 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Help Me'. 

CD 1: Recorded at Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 3:00 pm 1974.

See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Heartbreak Hotel - Help Me - American Trilogy - Let Me Be There - Funny How Time Slips Away - Big Boss Man - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp.

CD 2: Recorded at Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 8:30.pm 1974

See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord - Suspicious Minds - Introductions - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Help Me - American Trilogy - Let Me Be There - unny How Time Slips Away - Big Boss Man - How Great Thou Art - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp.

These two performances have never been released as a soundboard before. While the set-lists were very similar Elvis did perform the rare-for-on-tour-1974 'How Great Thou Art' at the evening show.

EIN Added: Elvis performed four shows at the 14,000 seater Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth Texas. These were the first four shows of Elvis' Tour #11 so he was ready to rock. The Opening Show newspaper review included:

"Elvis put on one sharp, uptown and professional show here Saturday afternoon. Wrapped skintight or loosely white bellbottoms and waist-length jacket. Elvis had the show in the palm of his hand. 

He moved smoothly through a few Elvis oldies and wheeled into heavier stuff ... 'Why Me Lord' and 'Suspicious Minds'.

Elvis was relaxed, comfortable before an obviously warm audience. His easy rapport with backup musicians and singers buoyed the show."

FTD have previously released five shows from this tour #11 all very enjoyable listening.

Rockin' Across Texas (CD1) June 19, Sold Out! CD2 June 21, ELVIS: Omaha Nebraska '74 CD1&2 June 30 (both shows), Fashion For A King (CD1) Omaha July 1.


Details Girls! Girls! Girls!

FTD Vinyl is please to announce the release of “Girls! Girls! Girls!', a limited edition on 180- Gr. vinyl. The design is inspired by the original European RCA Victor ‘60s release.

The album contains masters and alternative versions of several songs from the soundtrack sessions as recorded on March 26-28, 1962 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. 

The songs 'Plantation Rock' and 'Dainty Little Moonbeams / Girls! Girls! Girls!' (End Title) are here in their rightful place at last!

Side A: Return To Sender - Because Of Love - I Don’t Wanna Be Tied (Movie Version - Take 8 & Take 10 Intro) - Where Do You Come From (Take 13) - Mama - We’ll Be Together - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (Take 1, 2) -  Mama (Instrumental)

Side B: Girls! Girls! Girls! - The Walls Have Ears - Earth Boy (Movie Version - Splice Of Take 2 & 4) - Thanks To The Rolling Sea (Take 3) - Where Do You Come From - Song Of The Shrimp - We’re Coming In Loaded - Mama (1970 "Let’s Be Friends"-Album Version)

Side C: A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You - I Don’t Wanna Be Tied - Earth Boy - Plantation Rock - Thanks To The Rolling Sea (Take 10) - Mama (Take 1, 2, 3, 4) - I Don’t Want To - We’ll Be Together (Take 8, 10)

Side D: Thanks To The Rolling Sea - Mama (The Amigos) - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (Take 3. 4) - Plantation Rock (Take 17 & Insert) - Mama (Take  5 - 8) - Mama (Take 9) - End Title: Dainty Little Moonbeams / Girls! Girls! Girls!

FTD Re-issues

The FTD label also announced that many vinyl-titles will be reissued in August 2021:

  • FTD 307 Stay Away Joe
  • FTD 314 Today
  • FTD 315 Speedway
  • FTD 317 - Roustabout
  • FTD 318 Fool
  • FTD 319 The Last Movies
  • FTD 320 Jailhouse Rock Vol. 2
  • FTD 321 CafĂ© Europa
  • FTD 322 Kissin' Cousins
  • FTD 323 Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee
  • FTD 325 Tickle Me
  • FTD 326 Easy Come, Easy Go

Dedicated Elvis Channel

Cinedigm and Elvis Presley Enterprises said today they’re partnering to launch an exclusive ad-supported and linear streaming service, 'The Elvis Presley Channel' with archival content, specials, and music from other influential rockers.

It’s expected to launch early in 2022 in the U.S. and Canada for linear and AVOD platforms on connected TVs, digital set-top boxes, media-streaming devices and the web. Cinedigm plans to distribute the programming across the broader OTT landscape through its network of distribution partners including Samsung, Pluto, Roku, Hulu, Amazon and Tubi.

“There are few individuals more iconic than Elvis Presley, he transcends time, genre and medium,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. “The opportunity to build a branded channel around Elvis opens up streaming possibilities to an entirely new demographic in the fastest-growing segment of the ad-supported business. The channel will allow a whole new audience to experience Elvis, while also giving his fans a more in-depth look at their idol.”

“The Elvis fandom is incredibly passionate,” said Marc Rosen, president, Entertainment, Authentic Brands Group, which owns Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Cinedigm plans to feature continual Elvis programming with exclusive footage from the Graceland archives, specials and documentaries including Singer Presents…Elvis (the ’68 Comeback Special), Elvis Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite and Elvis by the Presleys. The channel will also tap into the archives of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and others and highlight iconic locations like Memphis that helped shape rock ‘n’ roll, as well as general music documentaries.


New Colored Vinyl

The Danish Memphis Mansion released a lime, red and green marble colored edition of their 'King Creole Vol. 3' EP. All colors limited to 100 copies each.

(Source: FTD / FECC / Deadline / Sabine Vindahl Andersen for Memphis Mansion / Elvis Information Network / UEPS)