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DISCOGRAPHY – Follow That Dream - 2011

CD: PROMISED LAND

Songs:

CD 1 - The Original Album
1)
Promised Land »

2) There’s a Honky Tonk Angel »

3) Help Me »

4) Mr. Songman »
5)
Love Song of the Year »

6) It’s Midnight »

7) Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming
8)
If You Talk in Your Sleep »
9)
Thinking About You »

10) You Asked Me To
Session Highlight - The Alternate Album

11) Promised Land (takes 3, 4) »
12) There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (take 4 + composite of takes 5, 3, 8) »
13)
Help Me (take 1 + remixed master) »

14) Mr. Songman (take 2) »

15) Love Song of the Year (take 1) »
16)
It’s Midnight (take 7) »
17)
Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming (take 10)

18) If You Talk in Your Sleep (take 5) »

19) Thinking About You (take 4) »

20) You Asked Me To (take 3A)

21) Promised Land (take 5) »

22) Love Song of the Year (takes 3, 4, 6) »

23) Love Song of the Year (take 7) »

24) It’s Midnight (take 11) »

25) You Asked Me To (take 2B)

CD 2 - Sessions - The Making Of

1) It’s Midnight (takes 1-4, 8) »
2)
It’s Midnight (take 9) »

3) Love Song of the Year (rehearsal) »

4) Thinking About You (rehearsal + take 2) »
5)
Thinking About You (take 3) »

6) You Asked Me To (take 1, 2A)
7)
Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming (takes 2, 3)

8) Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming (take 4)

9) Promised Land (take 2) »

10) Mr. Songman (take 1) »

11) There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (take 1) »

12) If You Talk in Your Sleep (take 6) »

13) If You Talk in Your Sleep (take 9, undubbed master) »

14) It’s Midnight (take 10) »

15) Thinking About You (takes 5, 6) »

16) Love Song of the Year (take 2) »

17) You Asked Me To (take 3B)

18) There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (takes 6, 7) »

19) There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (take 8, rough mix master) »

20) Mr. Songman (takes 3, 5) »

21) Promised Land (take 6, undubbed master) »

22) Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming (take 8)

23) Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming (take 9, unedited undubbed master)


Reference: (Denmark) BMG FTD 506020-975019

 

Date of release: December 2011


Additional information:

Studio recordings and outtakes, recorded at Stax Studios, in Memphis, on December 10, 11, 12 and 15, 1973. This is a special collector edition housed in a 7" (17.5 cm) triple-fold-out cover. Includes a 12 pages booklet.


BEHIND THE SCENES

When Elvis recorded at Stax in July of 1973, the sessions were marred by several problems. The studio was somewhat behind the times in technology with only one Strack machine (RCA had 16 tracks). Various malfunctions held up the sessions, Elvis' mike disappeared and eventually so did Elvis, leaving Felton and the band to cut backing tracks on several songs (4), of which Elvis chose to finish only one two months later at his Palm Springs home. When he retumed in December for week-long sessions, RCA had brought its 16-track mobile unit to Memphis, manned with their own engineers in order to supervise the technical aspects of the sessions, but more importantly Felton and Elvis were much better prepared, with many strong songs selected, and significantly, with Elvis in much better spirits than he had been back in July. With 18 finished masters the sessions produced exactly the number of recordings Felton and RCA needed. With the two songs held over from July, there was enough material for new singles and two complete studio albums.


Playing Time:
79:22 / 78:39












 


 

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