Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The alternate FTD titles

Bear with me, I'm not quite finished discussing FTD titles. But I will be short and to the point.

Quite a few of the released FTD 5" CD's have alternate titles. Leafing through some of my older fan club magazines from England I noticed that the order forms for coming releases often list another title than the one that was eventually used.

Here are the ones I found by doing a quick search (followed by their real names in brackets):

  • Tucson Arizona (Tucson '76)
  • American Sound 69 (Memphis Sessions)
  • Summer Festival '74 (It's Midnight)
  • The Last Tours (Spring Tours 77)
  • A Dinner Date With Elvis (Dinner At Eight)
  • Auld Lang Syne 1976 (New Year's Eve)
  • The Bend, Indiana (Dragonheart)
  • Mama Don't Dance (Takin' Tahoe Tonight)
  • Man With The Golden Belt (The Impossible Dream)
  • On Stage Revisited (Polk Salad Annie)
  • Las Vegas 75 April Fool (Big Boss Man)
  • Laughing Tonight (All Shook Up)
  • It Came From Memphis (Made In Memphis)
  • That's The Way It Was (One Night In Vegas)
Now, why is this? My guess is that these are the working titles, included with the information sent out to the fan clubs. Still, it's interesting that some of them differ so much from the final titles. Man With The Golden Belt is my favorite, a great sounding title that should have been used, in my opinion.

And, with reference to my last posting, 5 of the 14 releases mentioned above ended up having the name of a song on the cover. Any idea why?


Primate said...

Hi, sorry this is off-topic, but I thought Elvis fans might appreciate one of my recent blog postings, about The King's film plotlines...

PACONE said...

I totally agree with you.