Elvis Presley Bootleg CD and DVD News : Complete Elvis Presley News
The latest news of all the unofficial, bootleg, CD and DVD releases.
Complete list of all FTD Releases, currently available and deleted.
With this release, Elvis Is Back! : The Alternate Album we focused not just on alternate takes for the sake of them but rather we carefully selected good performances first and foremost and importantly a selection that 'felt' like they belonged together, an album, songs that were consistent with the preceding track, for a very listenable experience. While we looked for and found so many interesting tracks with variations of Elvis talking, laughing etc which is where so much fun is found, it was never at the expense of quality, as in quality sound, and a good performance, nor ever allowed to get repetitive. We went by 'feel' and as it turned out only one track needed replacing with another take as it did not feel right on our final listen.
Just released is a limited edition import re-issue of the 1970 Camden edition of 'Elvis' Presley Christmas Album'. This release is presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack and is limited to 500 copies. It features the original 1970 tracklisting plus 12 bonus tracks. Elvis has recently been awarded his first Diamond Award for the 1970 Camden edition of 'Elvis' Christmas Album' (CAL 2428). Also just released are, That's The Way It Is : The Alternate Album CD, Inspirations CD, Easy Come, Easy Go CD / all deluxe 6 panel digipacks.
Back in the early 1980s the K-Tel label released some great Elvis compilation albums. All their releases were advertised on radio and TV, so the impact was huge. Most of the albums became gold or platinum award winning albums. With these great albums many fans were first introduced to the wonderful music of Elvis Presley. The 1980 gospel album Inspirations
, is, perhaps, the most successful K-tel album that was released at the time. Now finally available on CD, itcomes in a 4 page booklet with original sleeve notes.
Elvis In Germany was originally released in RCA's 'take off' LP series in 1982 as was a German only release featuring 13 tracks of music and interviews with a unique painting style picture sleeve.
Following the release of the CDs Rarities Volume 1 & Rarities Volume 2 comes Elvis : Rarities Volume 3.
New in the Rare Elvis CD series is, Rare Elvis Volume 7 CD
: The California Recordings in a 6 Panel Digipack.
After the great success of Arcade's Elvis 40 Greatest (1975), K-Tel England wanted to release a follow-up in 1979. They bought the rights from RCA for 20 well-known ballads and released them on the Love Songs album. From the start, the TV album was a huge success. It reached No. 4 in the charts with sales of approx 250.000 copies sold within 12 months! It was an instant chart topper all over Europe and in many other countries (in Argentina and Brazil it was released as Love Collection). So now, the Love Songs album on CD.
Elvis Les 40 Plus Grands Success was a rare 1976 French 40-track K-Tel label double vinyl which included 18 number 1 hits. It is now finally available on a stunning 2 CD digipack release containing the original Album tracks (all taken from the latest masters) + 16 rare and hard to find bonus tracks!!
Mahalo From Elvis was a compilation album by RCA/ Camden released posthumously in 1978. Now this album is presented on CD in top quality sound in a stunning 6 panel digipack with superb original artwork / sound quality, using the new masters for the original tracklist!
Welcome To My World has been released on CD featuring the original 10 tracks plus 10 bonus tracks. 'Welcome to My World' was released by RCA Records in early 1977, just months before Elvis' death. The album was certified Gold on September 30, 1977 and Platinum on January 14, 1983 by the RIAA.
Another classic Elvis compilation is to be released on bootleg, this time the 1975 'Elvis 40 Greatest Hits
' compilation. It was the UK's 5th best selling album of 1975 and the 6th best selling LP of the 1970s. It topped the charts for ten weeks and part of its success was due, undoubtedly, to the fact that it was advertised widely on TV - the first album ever to be promoted in this way. RCA also later released this album in October 1978, when it reached #40 in a 14 week chart run. This release contains over 2 and a half hours
of some of the greatest Elvis Presley recordings including 18 rare and hard to find tracks.
To be released soon is the CD, Elvis Rarities 2
. View tracks and cover art
To be released soon is the CD, Elvis Rarities 1
. View tracks and cover art
The Wonderful World Of Christmas : The Alternate Album
will be released soon, good timing with FTD releasing The Wonderful World Of Christmas album in the Classic album series
at the end of the month. This CD contains eleven undubbed master-takes and thirteen alternate takes bonus tracks.
I Was The One
a new import CD is due out on August 16th. This is a new high-quality release of many an Elvis fan's favourite from the 1980's - the 1983 RCA stereo reworking of Elvis classics called 'I Was The One' which featured Elvis' original band members Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Emory Gordy and David Briggs.
A new and exciting import release has been announced; 'This is Elvis : From The Original Master Tapes
'. This is a limited edition of 500 copies, housed in a three panel digipack, with July 16th. as the release date.