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“Promised Land” from the Follow That Dream Collectors Series

October 24, 2011



“Elvis Promised Land” 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.

Recorded in December 1973 at Stax Records in Memphis, the original album was released in 1974 and is thought by some to be the best Elvis studio album from the ‘70s.

The title track, “Promised Land” was a cover of a 1965 hit by Chuck Berry and was issued as a single and hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and landed in the UK top ten.  

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.

"Promised Land" will be available for pre-order soon through ShopElvis.com.


“Promised Land” Track Listing

Tracklist still in development

DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM

01 Promised Land
02 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)
03 Help Me
04 Mr. Songman
05 Love Song Of The Year
06 It’s Midnight
07 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming
08 If You Talk In Your Sleep
09 Thinking About You
10 You Asked Me To

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS – THE ALTERNATE ALBUM
11 Promised Land – take 4
12 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – takes 3,2,7
13 Help Me - take 1 (undubbed master)
14 Mr. Songman – take 2
15 Love Song Of The Year – take 1
16 It’s Midnight – take 9
17 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming - take 10
18 If You Talk In Your Sleep - take 5
19 Thinking About You – take 4
20 You Asked Me To – ?

MORE SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
21 Promised Land – take 5
22 Love Song Of The Year – take 7
23 It’s Midnight – take 11
24 Thinking About You – takes 5,6
25 You Asked Me To – ?

DISC 2
SESSIONS – THE MAKING OF
01 It’s Midnight – takes 1-4, 8,7
02 You Asked Me To – ?
03 Mr. Songman take 1
04 Thinking About You – rehearsal
05 Thinking About You – take 3
06 Promised Land – take 3,2
07 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – takes 2,3
08 Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – take 4
09 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – take 1
10 Love Song Of The Year – rehearsal
11 Love Song Of The Year – take 2
12 It’s Midnight – take 10
13 If You Talk In Your Sleep –takes 6,7, 8
14 Mr. Songman – takes 3,6
15 Love Song Of The Year – takes x,y, 8 (undubbed master)
16 You Asked Me To – take 3B (4 ??)
17 There’s A Honky Tonk Angel – takes ?
18  It’s Midnight – takes 15,16
19  Promised Land – take 6 – undubbed master
20  Thinking About You – ?
21  Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – take 8
22  Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming – take 9