April 15 - Follow The Vinyl Elvis Files

The Follow That Dream Collectors label announced the release of three new titles. The book / CD combo “Change Of Habit”, the soundtrack “King Creole” in the “Classic Album series and on vinyl “American Sound Studios - FTD 2 LP Ltd Edition”. 
Change Of Habit

From Pål Granlund and David English comes this new deluxe hardback book in the same size as ”Something for the Girls”. ”Change of Habit” is published by FTD/FS with more than 450 pages and over 150 unpublished photos from the movie, on the set, plus candids from the same period, it captures Elvis at his very best. Elvis reported at Universal 10th of March and the filming started on the 12th. Elvis was dismissed from the movie on the 29th of April. The CD included with this book includes the album ”Let’s Be Friends” plus the bonus tracks ”Rubberneckin’” and ”Let Us Pray”. The LP was released April 1970 and peaked at chart position: #105 Pop.

Tracks Let’s Be Friends CAS-2408:
01 Stay Away, Joe October 1, 1967. RCA Recording Studios (Studio B), Nashville 02 If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) February 20, 1969. American Sound Studio, Memphis 03 Let’s Be Friends March 5 & 6, 1969. Decca Recording Studio, Universal City 04 Let’s Forget About The Stars October 15, 1968 at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood 05 Mama March 28, 1962. Radio Recorders, Hollywood 06 I’ll Be There January 22, 1969. American Sound Studio, Memphis 07 Almost October 23, 1968. United Western Recorders, Hollywood 08 Change Of Habit March 5 & 6, 1969. Decca Recording Studio, Universal City 09 Have A Happy March 5 & 6, 1969. Decca Recording Studio, Universal City BONUS TRACKS 10 Rubberneckin’ January 20, 1969. American Sound Studio, Memphis 11 Let Us Pray March 5 & 6, 1969. Decca Recording Studio, Universal City

King Creole 

FTD’s “Classic Album” series continues with “King Creole”. This 2-CD set features the original RCA masters, unique Thorne Nogar live monitor mixes* many of which contain slates, and original song demos. It features a 16-page booklet featuring great photos, behind-the-scenes chronology and memorabilia. The CD will be released in May.


Disc 1 The Album 
01 King Creole 02 As Long As I Have You 03 Hard Headed Woman 04 Trouble 05 Dixieland Rock Side 2 06 Don’t Ask Me Why 07 Lover Doll 08 Crawfish 09 Young Dreams 10 Steadfast, Loyal And True 11 New Orleans Bonus track 12 Danny 

Thorne Nogar Live Mono Mixes:
13 Hard Headed Woman (take 10 – master) 14 Trouble (take 5 – master) 15 New Orleans (take 5 – master) 16 King Creole (first version – take 3) 17 King Creole (first version – take 18) 18 Crawfish (take 7 – unedited master) 19 Dixieland Rock (take 14 – master) 20 Lover Doll (take 7 – unedited/undubbed master) 21 Don’t Ask Me Why (take 12 – master) 22 As Long As I Have You (take 10 – master) 23 Muskrat Ramble (instrumental) 24 Steadfast, Loyal And True (first version – take 6) 25 As Long As I Have You (short version – take 4) 26 As Long As I Have You (long version – take 8) 27 King Creole (revised version – take 13 – master) 28 Young Dreams (take 8 – master) 29 King Creole (main title – instrumental – take 8 – master) Recorded at Paramount 30 Steadfast, Loyal And True (undubbed record master) 31 Steadfast, Loyal And True (movie version) 

Disc 2 Demos and Acetates (not featuring ELVIS on vocal): 
01 King Creole 02 Trouble 03 Dirty, Dirty Feeling 04 New Orleans 05 Hard Headed Woman 06 Dixieland Rock 07 Crawfish 08 As Long As I Have You 09 Danny 10 Don’t Ask Me Why 11 Lover Doll 12 Young Dreams 13 Steadfast, Loyal And True 14 Turtles, Berries, Gumbo 15 Banana

American Sound Studios

Elvis at American Sound, Memphis, Tennessee” is a Limited Edition vinyl 2-disc set on 180 gram vinyl. Mastered at Abbey Road, London, ”Elvis at American Sound” completes the successful American Sound trilogy. ”From Elvis In Memphis” and ”Back In Memphis” are still available with limited stock. The set will be out in May 2015.

Disc 1 Side A:
01 Kentucky Rain – take 8 3:32 02 My Little Friend – master 2:49 03 Rubberneckin’ – takes 1,2/M 2.50 04 If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) – master 2:46 05. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road – take 5 (2.55) 06. Hey Jude – take 1 (4.34) 

Side B:
01 I’ll Be There – takes 1, 2 3M 4.40 02 Kentucky Rain – takes 5, 6, 7 6.06 03 Who Am I? – undubbed master 3:25 04 Memory Revival – instrumental 4:05 

Disc 2 Side C:
01 If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) – takes 1, 2, 3 5:56 02 Come Out, Come Out (Wherever You Are) – instrumental take 2/M 2:47 03 Mama Liked The Roses – alternative vocal overdub 2:30 04 Kentucky Rain – take 9 3:58 05 In The Ghetto – take 19 3:08 

Side D: 
01 Poor Man’s Gold – take 12/M with abandoned vocal overdub 3:38 02 I’ll Be There – takes 4, 5, 6 3.15 03 Do You Know Who I Am? – takes 3, 5 6:59 04 Only The Strong Survive – takes 8,11, 12 5:55

Elvis Files Volumes 7 And 8


The Elvis Files team are now working on The Elvis Files Volume 7 and it's planned for a release in August. It will also be a Elvis Files Volume 8. Elvis was so busy touring his last years so it's not possible to make this four years into just one volume.

This the cover for Volume 7 and some pages from the famous LA concerts in 1974. The cover photo is taken by Keith Alverson.

Elvis Files in Soft Cover


Elvis Files has announced a soft cover edition of their 1720 page "Ultimate Elvis" book set. The hardback box set is already sold out from the dealers, and this soft cover set will be offered at a special lower price.

(Source: FECC / The Elvis Shop London / Elvis And His Music)