ELVIS IS STILL ACTIVE IN NORWAY

Follow That Dream is an exclusive Elvis specialty label run out of Denmark by BMG. To date there are almost a dozen and a half releases. Here is a review of Elvis New Year's Eve by Norwegian fan Oven Egeland who runs the fan site Elvis Is Still Active In Norway [http://home.online.no/~ov-egela/indexep.html] FTD releases are all officially approved releases but extremely limited.




ELVIS PRESLEY
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR- BMG 82876 50409 2

FTD

by Oven Egeland

1: Beyond The Bend
2: Relax
3: Take Me To The Fair
4: They Remind Me Too Much Of You
5: One Broken Heart For Sale
6: I'm Falling In Love Tonight
7: Cotton Candy Land
8: A World Of Our Own
9: How Would You Like To Be
10: Happy Ending
11: One Broken Heart For Sale (2, 3, 1*) [Collectors Gold]
12: They Remind Me Too Much Of You (1) [Elvis Aron Presley]
13: I'm Falling In Love Tonight (1, 2, 3, 4) [Elvis Aron Presley]
14: Beyond The Bend (1, 2) [Collectors Gold]
15: Cotton Candy Land (1, 2, 4)
16: How Would You Like To Be (2)

17: They Remind Me Too Much Of You (4) [Today, Tomorrow And Forever]
18: Beyond The Bend (3)
19: Take Me To The Fair (4, 5, 6, 7)
20: I'm Falling In Love Tonight (6)
21: They Remind Me Too Much Of You (6, 7)
22: Relax (5, 6, 7)
23: Happy Ending (4, 5, 6)
24: Take Me To The Fair (August master - Acetate)

Tracks in green denotes previously unreleased takes (officially).

Available on bootlegs:
Tracks 11, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, and 21 available on Girl Happy At The World's Fair


This updated soundtrack is presented in a very stylish way. The CD is housed in a colorful gatefold pack with appropriate pictures and necessary information. Inside you will also find a booklet telling more about the movie and the soundtrack. A nice touch from FTD, indeed!

The CD first contains the original LP soundtrack. In addition you will find 14 bonus tracks, 9 of which has never been released officially before.

The sound quality is very good all the way through, except for a rather scratchy acetate recording of 'Take Me To The Fair' from August 30.

Almost all takes have been available on bootlegs before; see Girl Happy At The World's Fair. Only 'Relax' (take 5, 6 and 7), 'Happy Ending' (take 4, 5 and 6) and the August master of 'Take Me To The Fair' are new.

I noticed something strange, though. Listen to take 1 to 4 of 'I'm Falling In Love Tonight'. This was released on the Silver Box several years ago. Back then it started with "Beyond The Bend take 1", before going into take 2, take 3 and finally take 4. On this CD it starts with "take 2", then take 3, take 4 and finally "Beyond The Bend take 1... I'm Falling In Love Tonight take 1..." I wonder if this is the correct sequence. If so it means that RCA did some smart editing back in 1980.

However, I would recommend this CD whether you like the music or not. Such dedication from FTD should be supported!

© Oven Egeland, May 2003


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