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DISCOGRAPHY Follow That Dream - 2012

CD: OUR MEMORIES OF ELVIS, VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3

Songs:

CD 1
1)
Are You Sincere

2) It's Midnight

3) My Boy

4) Girl of Mine
5) Take Good Care of Her

6) I'll Never Fall in Love Again

7) Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming
8) Spanish Eyes
9) Never Again

10) She Thinks I Still Care
11) Solitaire

12) I Got a Feeling in My Body
13)
Green Green Grass of Home

14) For the Heart

15) She Wears My Ring
16)
I Can Help
17) Way Down

18) There's a Honky Tonk Angel

19) Find Out What's Happening

20) Thinking About You

21) Don't Think Twice It's All Right

CD 2

1) Woman Without Love
2)
Moody Blue

3) When I'm Over You

4) It's a Matter of Time
5) Sweet Angeline

6) Hurt
7) Shake a Hand

8) Promised Land

9) Heart of Rome

10) If You Don't Come Back

11) Mr. Songman

12) For Ol' Time Sake

13) Love Coming Down

14) Pledging My Love

15) Raised on Rock

16) The Last Farewell

17) Fool


Reference: (Denmark) BMG FTD 506020-975038

 

Date of release: March 2012


Additional information:

Studio remixes without overdubs in several dates and locations. Double digipack with 12 pages booklet.
 

When the first volume of Our Memories of Elvis was released in February 1989, it was received with great acclaim from many die-hard Elvis fans. At the time, it was considered by many fans that extensive overdubbing and subsequent 'sweetening' of Elvis' seventies arrangements detracted from the overall time of voice and instrumentation. In essence, the intimacy and dynamic of both song and performance were somehow lost in the mix.

Therefore, when RCA executive Joan Deary, devised the 'Pure Elvis' concept, it was greeted with great enthusiasm. For Deary, it served as an opportunity to rectify what she felt has been wrong with Elvis' seventies productions. A frustration she had taken seriously within RCA by trying to get Elvis' producer Felton Jarvis fired. This was a battle she lost.

Ironically, it's doubtful that Elvis himself would have approved of the treatment. The "less is more" view was certainly in line with Colonel Parker's view (Parker was still acting as Elvis' manager at this point), who as far back as King Creole and the June '58 sessions had complained that Elvis' couldn't be heard properly over all the instruments. For this reason, he whole-heartedly embraced Joan's new concept Our Memories of Elvis that stripped carefully chosen songs back to basics. Both Elvis' father Vernon and the Colonel gave their consent and even endorsed the project by having their photo adorn the cover art.

With sales of 200,000 (Volume 1) and 150,000 (Volume 2) copies in the U.S., the series certainly made financial sense to RCA. Despite the healthy sales, the records didn't have true mass appeal and peaked on the Billboord album charts at #I32 & #137 respectively. Volume 3 had been prepared by Deary but it was shelved as other projects materialised that had more mainstream commercial potential.

This extended package includes the original albums, the unreleased Volume 3, and several extra tracks that were mixed but not used for the third volume.


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