July 30 - Kickin' FTD's for Christmas

The July 2021 Follow That Dream releases - 'Elvis Forth Worth Texas '74' double CD and the Limited Edition double LP re-issue of the 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' soundtrack - are ready and will be shipped to dealers next week. 

Details: FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis Forth 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'.

FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of “Girls! Girls! Girls' as 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. “Plantation Rock” and “Dainty Little Moonbeams”/ ”Girls! Girls! Girls!” End Title are here in their rightful place at last!

Elvis Unlimited Magazine

The Danish Memphis Mansion published volume 2 of their re-vamped Elvis Unlimited magazine. 

This edition contains interesting reads on being a collector - with stories behind great items like the actual copy of 'That's All Right Mama' that was played on WHBQ-radio by Dewey Philips - being a fan - meeting Elvis and running a fan club in the old days - and an interview with B.B. King, addressing a relevant theme like 'racism' and Elvis' relation to African Americans growing up in the south and recording "black" music.

This issue comes with a flexi-disc featuring a unique movie mix of 'Flaming Star', not available anywhere else.  

Visit the >>> Memphis Mansion shop for more info and subscriptions.

Christmas on Wax

The Waxtime Record label will re-issue their 'Elvis Christmas Album' on vinyl on September 17, 2021. More information when available. 

Kickin' It Down In Baltimore

Ampex import label announced the release of 'Kickin' It Down In Baltimore' featuring an audience recording of the November 9, 1971 concert as recorded in Baltimore, MD. The label also announced that it had more releases in store featuring with "some brand new shows!".

From the press release

While previously released on 'An Unforgettable Night In Baltimore' we have managed to find a much better sounding tape from a completely new source! 

The November tour hasn't properly been represented before outside of a soundboard and a couple of not so good audience recordings. 

This is a shame because after a tiring, but successful Vegas season, Elvis reinvigorated himself and performed what could be considered his best tour of the seventies! Provided with some newly made jumpsuits and performing shows - generally lasting over one hour - and with J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet replacing the imperials, good times never seemed so good!

It's great when a good sounding tape like this is found nearly 50 years later. A tape that proves what an electrifying performer Elvis really was! Featuring fantastic performances of 'It's Now Or Never', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', 'How Great Thou Art', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Help Me Make It Through "The Night', 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' and many more. The CD comes as a digi-pack and is filled with photos, making this release a pleasure for your eyes and ears. 

Tracks: That's All Right / I Got A Woman - Amen / Proud Mary / Love Me Tender / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie / Johnny B. Goode (incomplete) / Love Me / Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / It's Now Or Never / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Hound Dog / How Great Thou Art / Introductions / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Bridge Over Troubled Water / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Suspicious Minds / Can't Help Falling In Love

(Source: Elvis Shop London / Memphis Mansion / Facebook FECC)