Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Don't quote me on that"

Thanks to the June issue of Elvis The Man And His Music, not only did I learn of the rare Louisville 1974 footage. I also found out long before the news were announced on various Elvis sites that FTD are going to release an expanded version of the How Great Thou Art album (finally!).

Furthermore, the magazine reports that Ernst Jorgensen and company are working on an Elvis (Fool) classic album as well. As "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" was recently among the bonus tracks on Elvis Now I wonder if it will be part of the Elvis (Fool) package as well. Maybe it will, just as "Something" was featured on both That's The Way It Is and Love Letters From Elvis.

I feel a more logical choice would've been to include the June 1971 remake of "Until It's Time For You To Go" on Elvis Now instead of "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and put the latter on the album were it was originally released, i.e. Elvis (Fool).

But let's move on to another piece of information I thought I'd like to share with you, courtesy of Elvis The Man And His Music. It concerns FTD's long awaited and much anticipated Sun book/CD project and goes like this:

Ernst Jorgensen told EMM: "The book is more or less written and we're about two-thirds through the design stage. But just when we think we've gathered all there is to know about the period, along comes something brand new. Recently, for example, an American lady contacted me and was able to supply another six unpublished photos from various 1955 shows in Texarkana. I'd love to think that we'll be able to have the thing out before the end of this year, but don't quote me on that." Whoops, we just did.

I don't know about you, but if Ernst wants to collect "all there is to know about the period" I think we're in for a long wait...

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