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THE FIRST FTD'S OF 2019
The first FTD titles of 2019 are now announced and here we take a look at what these 3 releases contain.

FTD Book & CD
'Through the Lens of Phillip Harrington'
FTD/ Flaming Star will issue a following up from the excellent 'Rebel With a Cause' and 'The Wild One' in 2018, with 'Through the Lens of Phillip Harrington'.
The book includes more than 350 photos, with over 150 unpublished from the original negatives of Phillip Harrington.

A bonus CD features Elvis live at Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16, 1956.

Wednesday, May 16th 1956 - Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas
01. Heartbreak Hotel
02. Long Tall Sally  
03. I Was The One
04. Money Honey
05. I Got A Woman
06. Blue Suede Shoes

This show only has 6 performances so we imagine there will be more to these CD? But then again, who knows?


'Kissin' Cousins'  (Limited Edition Double Vinyl Edition)
FTD promises that this special double-album contains great alternative versions of songs from the film soundtrack sessions and related tracks.
The album will be Mastered at Abbey Road Studios and Released on 180 gram vinyl.

LP1 - SIDE 1:
1 Kissin' Cousins (# 2) (unedited master)
2 Smokey Mountain Boy (track, take 1-intro & take 4/M)
3 Catchin' On Fast (unedited master)
4 There's Gold In The Mountains (track, takes 1-2)
5 Kissin' Cousins (track, take 1)
7 One Boy Two Little Girls (master)
8 Pappy Won't You Please Come Home (Dolores Edgin vocal, take 6)

LP1 - SIDE 2:
1 Kissin' Cousins (hillbilly vocal)
2 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (v.o. take 2/alternate master)
3 Barefoot Ballad (instrumental)
4 There's Gold In The Mountains (instrumental)
5 Smokey Mountain Boy (master)
6 Once Is Enough (master)
7 Tender Feeling (track, take 1)
8 Catchin' On Fast (track, take 1 & ending take 2)

LP2 - SIDE 3:
1 (It's a) Long Lonely Highway (take 1)
2 Echoes Of Love (takes 9,8 alternate master)
3 Kissin' Cousins (regular vocal)
4 It Hurts Me (take 1)
5 There's Gold In The Mountains
6 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (track, take 4)
7 Kissin' Cousins (Number 2) (track, take 1)

LP2 - SIDE 4:
1 It Hurts Me (master)
2 Kissin' Cousins (master)
3 One Boy Two Little Girls (track, take 2)
4 Tender Feeling (master)
5 Once Is Enough (track, tk 1)
6 Anyone (Could Fall in Love with You) (master)
7 Barefoot Ballad (track, take 2)


"ELVIS: St. Paul to Wichita - October '74".
Released as a 5" digi-pack, and taken from the original soundboard source, this 2-CD set features Elvis in excellent form from the fall tour of 1974.
Elvis' 1974 September / October tour saw him on a post Desert-Storm emotional and physical roller-coaster. Some shows were particularly poor. However FTD promise that "Elvis
was in great form and using a variety of repertoire."

Neither show has previously been released, even on bootleg, so it will be very interesting to discover how Elvis performed these nights.

Disc 1:
01 See See Rider
02 I Got A Woman/Amen
03 Love Me
04 Blue Suede Shoes
05 Until It's Time For You To Go
06 Big Boss Man
07 Fever
08 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
09 Love Me Tender
10 Hound Dog
11 Introductions including: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
12 All Shook Up
13 Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
14 The Wonder Of You
15 Why Me Lord
16 Heartbreak Hotel
17 Let Me Be There
18 Hawaiian Wedding Song
19 American Trilogy
20 Johnny B. Goode
21 You Gave Me A Mountain
(Rest of show is missing on the source tape)

Disc 1 recorded at Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. October 2, 1974

Disc 2:
01 See Rider (late start)
02 I Got A Woman/Amen
03 Love Me
04 Blue Suede Shoes
05 The Wonder Of You
06 Big Boss Man
07 Fever
08 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
09 Love Me Tender
10 Hound Dog
11 Introductions including: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
12 All Shook Up
13 Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
14 Why Me Lord
15 Let Me Be There
16 When It's My Time - performed by The Stamps
17 Johnny B. Goode
18 Heartbreak Hotel
19 Hawaiian Wedding Song
20 Polk Salad Annie
21 Can't Help Falling In Love
22 Closing Vamp

Bonus songs:
October 4, 1974 - Olympia Stadium, Michigan
23 It's Midnight
24 Steamroller Blues
25 Funny How Time Slips Away

Disc 2 recorded at Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. October 7, 1974.