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“Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas” from the Follow That Dream Collectors Series

October 24, 2011



“Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas” from the Follow That Dream Collectors Series will be available on ShopElvis.com in the United States and through some international fan clubs in early December.

Every fan knows Christmas was special to Elvis and decorating Graceland for the holidays was one of his favorite things to do each year. The holiday decorations still go up each year at Graceland and around the world Elvis’ Christmas songs have become an important part of celebrating the holidays.

First released as a LP in 1971, “Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas” is a true classic. It reached number one on Billboard’s Christmas/Holiday albums chart and sold more than three million copies, being certified triple PLATINUM by the RIAA.

This 2-CD set includes some of Elvis’ greatest Christmas recordings that were included on the original album as well as many first takes that you have never heard before.  

The Follow That Dream Collector Series  (FTD) is a program created by Sony and EPE that serves the dedicated collector of Elvis material. There are currently over 50 titles available with additional titles released several times each year. These releases include material ranging from multiple takes from Elvis’ studio sessions (much of it previously unreleased), previously unreleased concert recordings often referred to as soundboard recordings, and Elvis movie soundtracks with previously unreleased material. Additionally, the FTD Collector Series includes deleted RCA titles that have been re-released exclusively on the FTD label with bonus material, much of it previously unreleased.

The FTD series is a fascinating and historically important look into the development of Elvis as a musical artist and the evolution of his career. The material is not available through downloads and in the U.S. is available exclusively through the stores at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis and online through ShopElvis.com.

"Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas" will be available soon for pre-order through ShopElvis.com.


“ELVIS SINGS THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS”

DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM

01 O Come, All Ye Faithful  2:48
02 The First Noel  2:09
03 On A Snowy Christmas Night  2:49
04 Winter Wonderland  2:17
05 The Wonderful World Of      Christmas  1:57
06 It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) 2:41
07 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day  3:48
08 If I Get Home On Christmas Day  2:51
09 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees  2:52
10 Merry Christmas Baby  5:44
11 Silver Bells  2:26
BONUS SONG
12) I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day
            – remake master  3:43

FIRST TAKES
13 It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) -takes 1-3  4:36
14 If I Get Home On Christmas Day - take 1  3:37
15 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day - takes 1-3  7:54
16 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 1,2  3:13
17 Silver Bells - takes 1,2  4:41
18 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day – remake takes 1,2  5:48

DISC  2
01 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day
    – take 4  4:58
02 If I Get Home On Christmas Day
     - takes 2,3  3:51
03 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees
    - take 3  2:27
04 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day
     – remake take 3  4:24
05 It Won’t Seem Like Christmas
     (Without You) - takes 4,5  3:03
06 O Come, All Ye Faithful
     – take 2  4:28
07 If I Get Home On Christmas Day
    - take 5  3:00
08 The Lord’s Prayer  3:01 (Public Domain)
09 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day
     - takes 5,6  4:26
10 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 4  2:36
11 It’ Won’t Seem Like Christmas
(Without you) - take 6  3:14
12 Merry Christmas Baby – take 1
     (unedited version)  8:29
13 I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day
      – remake takes 4-9  7:24
14 If I Get Home On Christmas Day
      -  take 7  2:57
15 Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees - takes 5-8  3:39
16 Winter Wonderland
   – takes 7,8  3:53