'Jailhouse Rock - Vol.1'

Classic Soundtrack FTD release

- In-depth review by Piers Beagley -

Jailhouse Rock is one of Elvis' key films, and certainly his best "musical". Directed by Richard Thorpe and Produced by Pandro Berman it reached #3 of Variety's weekly list of Top Grossing films. For all US films of 1957 it was rated the #14 top-earner.

Despite being a genuine "musical" in the old MGM sense the film featured only 6 songs and only a Single and Extended Play was released.

Both the Single and EP went to Number 1 and went Platinum and several CD compilations have since been released.

Here we continue EIN’s in-depth look at each one to see if they are worth buying all over again.

'Jailhouse Rock' is the nineteenth FTD extended movie soundtrack release.

Surely every Elvis fan must own at least one copy of 'Jailhouse Rock' and the soundtrack only had six songs in any case! So this FTD extended movie soundtrack release better be the definitive version to make it worth buying again.

'Jailhouse Rock' (April/May 1957)
CD.1 The Masters, 29 tracks 60 minutes & CD.2 Binaural Sessions, 48 tracks, 68 minutes.

'Jailhouse Rock' was Elvis’ 3rd film and after the initial drama of 'Love Me Tender' and the lightweight fluffy-bio of 'Loving You' this was a serious "Musical" for the famous MGM studios. Director Richard Thorpe was known for being a thorough and solid director who went on to a long career of over 180 films. He later directed Elvis in 'Fun In Acapulco'. Pandro S Berman produced the classic rock'n'roll film 'Blackboard Jungle' and 6 of his movies were nominated for Best Picture Oscars, including 'Father of the Bride' 1950, and 'Ivanhoe' in 1952.

In 1957 Elvis' life was a whirlwind. In March he had been filming 'Loving You', while in April he was on tour in Canada and the USA. The tour finished in Philidelphia on April 6th and on April 15th Elvis visits his recently purchased new home Graceland. Boarding a train for Los Angeles on April 27th Elvis was back in the Radio Recorders studio on April 30th to start recording the soundtrack to his new film titled Jailhouse Rock.

Chart releases.
'Jailhouse Rock/Treat me Nice’ – #1/27 USA, October 1957.
'Jailhouse Rock’ Extended Play - #1 USA, November 1957.

In Europe 'Jailhouse Rock/Treat me Nice’ would be released January 1958.

Director Richard Thorpe was there at just the right time to capture Elvis in all his knee-quivering, lip-snarling, screen charisma glory. While Elvis' acting would improve by his next dramatic film King Creole, he still comes across like a musical snarling James Dean playing Vince Everett a "surly good ol' boy" who accidentally kills a man while defending a lady's honour.

In 2004 Jailhouse Rock was rightly selected preservation in the US National Film Registry being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Producer Pandro S. Berman admitted some years ago that when he was assigned to do the film, he was informed by the studio that the sole priority was profit - there were no real artistic considerations. So it is with real credit that Elvis’ great performance in the film challenged this typical studio attitude. Interestingly this is one of the Elvis' films without any input from Hal Wallis.

As a side note, to keep Elvis' female fans happy there were several dramatic reasons written into the plot for Elvis to go shirtless! The food fight for instance doesn't advance the plot at all but does however create another reason to see Elvis getting whipped - and shirtless again!

The soundtrack of Jailhouse Rock was very different to any Elvis musical before or after. Although featuring only 6 songs the script gave plenty of opportunity for the songs to appear in different arrangements. From the acoustic Prison setting to the ‘Hit Record’ version to the final RCA productions the arrangements varied a great deal and are all interesting to listen to.

Cover & Design.

With Elvis in 1957, how can you go wrong? The 12-page booklet features plenty of great photos (see below) including some nice rehearsal images as well as some interesting shots from the Recording sessions. Perhaps there could have been more care with the back-cover image photo-shopping and to me the front cover scan looks a little soft, but perhaps I'm being picky. How can Elvis not look good? GREAT hair!!!

The Storyboard, Off Camera time-line and Tracklisting is presented, however there is not the usual detailed session “In And Outtakes” section to the booklet since FTD will be releasing 'Jailhouse Rock Vol. 2' next year. As they say, it will make more sense to have this section when the entire intended repertoire content is released.

The first CD presents a perfect compilation of 29 highlights divided into The Originals, RCA Alternate Masters, Movie Masters plus Bonus treats. Even though only the 6 songs are featured, the clever sequencing creates a masterful Jailhouse Rock CD.

The second CD, as a sort of collector’s bonus, presents complete recording sessions of three songs, ‘Treat me Nice’, ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’

The audio quality mastered by Kevan Budd (‘Elvis At Sun’, ‘Loving You’, 'Million Dollar Quartet, etc) is excellent compared to previous releases that have featured the same tracks. Several of the previous song releases (like ‘Baby I Don’t Care’ on Close Up) featured bad audio hum which has now been cleaned up, or perhaps new generation tapes were found. And despite there being several previous releases of ‘Jailhouse Rock’ there are still a surprising number of brand new takes to enjoy.

Double-page photo spread from inside the Jailhouse Rock FTD booklet.

Short Verdict: A quality ‘Classic Album’ FTD release with a lovely presentation and an absolute cracker compilation for the first disc of the set. If you like Jailhouse Rock you will be playing this one again and again.

Looking closely at the various song takes on sensational DISC 1:

Jailhouse Rock.
CD1, Track 1 The Original. Elvis’ described this sensational song as the hardest he had ever had to record. It is a demanding vocal line as well as being full-on for the band! The final release was take 6 with a splice of take 2 on the end.

(Track 7) Take 5 – This version has been edited to sound like a 45rpm Single release. Previously featured on ‘Silver Screen Stereo’ (in Binaural audio) it had the Count-In and did not fade out as it does here. It is however a dynamite sound and an outstanding alternate take. Here Scotty Moore plays a different guitar break and Bill Black’s bass wanders off at points while Elvis doesn’t quite punch out the words as on the classic single. However you can hear why Elvis found it such a hard song to sing. The Master was next.

(14) Jailhouse Rock Movie Opening Theme – This is something new for FTD as for the first time they feature the movie’s orchestral opening theme. Although in ‘stereo’ it is only the actual MGM lions roar that is in stereo. A quirky nice addition.

(23) Movie Version – The full movie version that you know so well. In fine quality and in stereo since the MGM orchestral overdubs were in stereo.

(26) Movie Version (Male Vocal Overdubs) – This is the early May 9th initial overdub with Male chorus but no orchestra. This is a nice new addition since unlike the previous release on ‘Essential Vol.1’ there is no fade-out and the song continues until the abrupt ending. Great listening.

Young And Beautiful
Elvis worked through 22 takes of this song before he was happy. The arrangements varied along the way and as a 'Florita Club' version was also recorded, it is one of the highlights of the six songs.

CD1, Track 2 Original - The original EP version was Take 22 by which time the intro to the song had again been simplified. Almost A-Capella to being with, but then with the Jordanaires "doo doo" backing vocals starting at 1 minute in and tending to overpower the beauty of the song.
In fact two Alternate Masters were also created from earlier takes with a lighter, more suitable feel.

(Track 12) Alternate Master 1 (Take18/21 splice) - At a similar tempo and with smoother Backing Vocals (the “Doo, Doos” edited out), this version is a real favourite. Listen out for Elvis’ classic gasp for air at 00:17.
On CD 2 you can investigate how the splice was created since Take 18 falls apart soon after Hugh Jarrett’s bass-line starts.

(13) Alternate Master 2 (Take19) - This is interesting for being chosen as an Alternate Master yet Elvis gets the lyrics wrong, singing "and kiss me tenderly" @ 01:47 when the lyrics should be "and never set me free". Here the Jordanaires backing comes in at 01:10 which creates a different sounding second part to the song.

(15) Jail Version (Take 3) - Elvis sings a 'Jailhouse' version solo with minimal acoustic guitar. Sounding delicate and insecure to match the movie's plots this is a delight. This was previously in the '50's box-set' but sounds better in this context and also features the Count-In.

(17) Florita Club Version (Take 7) - Scotty Moore's guitar pushes this to a different "Country" sounding number. With Dudley Brooks on piano the arrangement becomes very cool. A classic version.

(25) End Title Version - (Takes 8/12/18/22 splice) This demonstrates what new delights can be created from clever splicing. Starting at a slower tempo than the record release there is a gentler feel to the song, and with the Jordanaires simpler arrangement coming in much later, this is a fabulous version. Possibly the best version of this classic song - A real highlight.

I Want To Be Free
The 1957 original record release was a splice of Take 11 and Take 5’s drum ending. However since the 50’s box-set BMG has been using the complete Take 11 as the Master.

CD1, Track 3 Original – So this FTD release is the first official CD release of the true original. (thanks to Keith Flynn for the info).

(Track 11) Alternate RCA Master (Take 11) – While this basically is the same take as the record Master this version has extra echo added across the whole track. The Master has a much dryer studio-sound with no echo. Elvis notes at the start, “That was a good opening, men” - and this version includes the Count-In.

(16) Jail Version – An interesting early “rough” version as required by the movie’s script. The feel is very different starting with the drum anvil snaps of DJ Fontana and with a full band arrangement and backing vocals. Elvis provides a faltering vocal and unsure ending.


Don’t Leave Me Now.
An interesting song as RCA decided to go with the “Movie Version” rather than the expected “Hit Record” version. There is also a variety of arrangements that make it one of Elvis’ most interesting fifties soundtrack songs.

Elvis had tried recording ‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ 3 months before during the Loving You album sessions. Then they had tried 29 takes before deciding on an unsatisfactory Master. Now Elvis would reintroduce the song for Jailhouse Rock. Once again Elvis would try over twenty takes to get a satisfactory ‘Hit Record’ version and twelve to complete the ‘Movie Version.
With a total of over sixty takes in total! this has to be the Elvis song that he worked at the most in his whole career.

CD1, Track 4 Original - The final record release starts with that cool piano intro and it is interesting that RCA decided to release this ‘MGM Movie version’ rather than the movie’s ‘Hit Record’ version which Elvis had worked on so hard. This is at a slightly faster tempo than the ‘Hit Record’ version and has that big Jordanaires ending.

(Track 9) Alternate RCA Master ‘Hit Record’ Version (Take 18) - The audio quality of this is lovely and clear compared to the EP version.
With no piano intro this has a lovely cool swing to it nicely driven by Bill Black’s double bass. Elvis uses lots of playful vocal infection here – listen to his moans on “What good is dreaming” @00:52 and cool “Elvis” mannerisms. The ending has a lovely cool & jazzy ending. The classic version.

(10) Alternate RCA Master ‘Hit Record’ Version (Take 21) - Another attempt with the similar arrangement. This time Elvis possibly over-emphasises his vocal mannerisms – check out “come to these arms” @01:20 but it still retains the cool feel. Elvis must have decided that he couldn’t improve as this was the last attempt, but earlier Take 18 is the better version.

(18) Movie Set Version – A very short glimpse of Elvis playing the song on the movie set, alone and accompanying himself on guitar. Sadly only 12 seconds long before it fades.

(19) Movie “Recording Studio” version 1 (Take 1) – Very different with only a rolling piano and bass accompaniment. This early film version has Elvis filling in for his own backing vocals “like a book on a shelf.”

(20) Movie “Recording Studio” version 2 (Take 12) – This is the original EP record release but this time the MGM Master. This version features the movie tape count-in and the audio is more compressed compared to the RCA version. Otherwise, of course, it’s the same.

(27) Unused First Version (Take 2) – A very slow tempo version, presumably recorded for use early in the movie. Without the piano intro, this version features some cool country guitar breaks from Scotty Moore giving it a very C&W feel. This is very different to the other Movie piano versions. Elvis drifts off-key at times and you can hear his chair squeak and overall it sounds very rough. However as they stopped at this second take they must have got what they were looking for! Sounding like a poor rehearsal, this is actually another highlight.

Baby I Don't Care
CD1, Track 5 Original - What a classic! With Bill Black unable to get the bubbling bass intro correct he had stormed out the studio. To everyone’s surprise Elvis then picked up the electric bass and played it himself with Jerry Leiber providing a scratch vocal. Elvis then overdubbed his own vocal, firstly at Radio Recorders, but getting the perfect Master vocal overdub five days later on the MGM Soundstage.

(24) Movie Edit (Take 16/Overdub 6) – This is the same as record release being the final vocal overdub. Here we are presented with it in Binaural and there is a minimal movie edit with the final bass play-off being edited down two bars, making the song slightly shorter.

(29) First Vocal Overdub Take 1 – Recorded on May 3rd the same day as the backing track when Bill Black stormed out, this first version has a very different vocal. I love Elvis’ comment at the start, “Just gonna be wasting tape.. it’s too late in the day for all this shi..”
On this take Elvis sings “I wonder why I love you baby” instead of the correct “I don’t know why I love you baby” and vocal is pretty rough. You can again hear his chair squeak but the long drawn out “Care, care, care” ending is a classic. Previously released on ‘Close Up’ but sounding sensational here, Elvis’ exclamation at the end “Phew - pow, pow, pow“ makes the perfect ending to this fantastic disc.

(Right: Elvis playing Bill Black's bass from the FTD booklet)


Treat Me Nice
The final Single B-Side was recorded four months later in September at the Christmas Albums sessions. Elvis was very keen on this song – he thought it might be a bigger hit than Jailhouse Rock on the A-side.

CD1, Track 6 Original - On the final session Leiber & Stoller re-arranged the song with a much slower tempo giving the lyrics a new understated cool-swagger. With a lower key this also gave the song a sexier feel and lines like, ”You know I’ll be your slave” take on possible alternative meanings. It is an all-time Elvis classic song and very different to the versions Elvis actually recorded for the film. As a bonus here we also get the Elvis count-in.

(8) Alternate RCA Master (Take 10/13 splice) – This was the spliced version originally considered for release. With a very different arrangement and at a faster tempo, along with jazzy piano, this also has a great feel. However this sounds a little more basic “Rock’n’Roll” than the slower released version but a bit spoilt with over-complicated Backing Vocals. This would have made a great Album version had they thought of alternate releases in those days.
Previously one of the key tracks on ‘Great Performances’ the audio quality is vastly improved here. This RCA Master had slight echo added over the entire track unlike the clean Movie Master.

(21) Movie Master with Overdubs (Take 10/13 different splice) - This version is a different splice of the same two takes but this time in stereo, with an interesting guitar overdub (perhaps to make it sound smoother?) and more drums beats added to the intro.

(22) Movie Master (Take 10/13) - This is the same spliced version as above but this time in mono and with no overdubs. The different edit to the RCA splice can be spotted around 01.35 where the handclaps are louder after “You know I’ll be your slave.” The mono & audio compression gives the sound and Elvis’ vocal more punch.

(28) First Movie Master (Take 19) – From the April 30th session (Elvis had just recorded Jailhouse Rock) this fascinating earliest arrangement was never used. Here Elvis is creating a back-beat slapping his guitar (as on ‘All Shook Up’) and a very different 1-2 rhythm is used. Even though they achieved a “master” after 19 takes something doesn’t sound quite right. The handclaps don’t fit and Scotty Moore’s guitar sounds “Too damn complicated.” Other earlier takes of this session were released on the brilliant ‘Flashback’ FTD. In Binaural listen to the left channel alone to hear Elvis’ vocal plus the slapback beat from his guitar percussion.
Elvis would complete the Movie Versions a few days later but would change the arrangement yet again for the single release in the following September.


Delving even deeper into the Complete Recordings Sessions on DISC 2.

With so many excellent and varied takes on DISC 1 the second CD is for a very different listening experience and more for the real Elvis sessions collector. In a similar way to the FTD ‘Loving You’ release this Jailhouse Rock FTD presents complete recording sessions but this time featuring three songs, ‘Treat me Nice’, ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’

Some of the key takes from this session feature on the first CD but here you can understand how the session worked while Elvis and the band worked towards the Master. All the tracks are also in Binaural sound and include more studio banter.

‘Treat Me Nice’ - Second Movie Version (Session) - May 3.
Only three of these 13 takes & false starts have been previously released and we even get six brand new complete takes so listening to this session is a treat.

Takes 1 and 2 nicely set the scene with the different Jordanaires arrangement and Elvis creating a cool backbeat on his guitar. While Elvis’ vocal is a little unsure and Scotty Moore’s guitar solo nice and messy there is a delight in spending time eavesdropping on this classic session.
Take 1 soon breaks down with Elvis annoyed at himself, ”Hold it. Hold it! Get it right, damn.” While the very enjoyable complete Take 2 – fabulous guitar work from Scotty Moore very evident from the Binaural mix - has Elvis querying at the end, “What the hell is this?”

On Take 4 Elvis has added the handclaps to the start of the arrangement and there is some interesting Studio discussion. By Take 5 the song is developing towards the Master with a similar arrangement and feel. At the end you can tell Elvis sounds pleased with the progress.

On the complete Take 6 Elvis has started work changing the end of the song. A good version let down by Elvis’ unsteady vocal this version has the fascinating abrupt minor-chord ending that wouldn’t be used again.

By Take 7 Dudley Brooks has added the tinkling piano arrangement to previous basic piano boogie-riff.

On Take 8 the new “bom, bom, bom” bassline has been added from Jordanaires’ Hugh Jarrett but they sound unsure with their new arrangement. While Take 9 comes to nothing there is some nice studio banter with Elvis sounding in great humour and joking, “Are you in the union?”

Take 10 has a new level of assurance about it and although the timing take fails slightly towards the end you can understand why this was partly used for the final splice.
The end includes some great discussion between Elvis and bass-man Hugh Jarrett, “Right on key like you done it then, that sounds good. I mean try and stay on key, Hugh!” (laughing ) “I mean Big Jim Waits stays on key!”

Here Elvis is referring to “Big Jim Waits.” Often called ‘The Dean of the Bass Singers’ he sang with The Stamps Quartet, The LeFevre Trio and The Revelaires Quartet amongst others. He would have been one of Elvis’ Gospel heroes.

Take 11 suddenly features a new guitar arrangement from Scotty Moore. Sounding “too damn complicated” at times it would be featured less in the final take. The Hugh Jarrett bass-line is faded down on this mix while DJ Fontana’s drums have an added punch. A fascinating new addition and it sounds great.

Take 13 – This was used for the second half of the spiced master and the “bom bom” bassline is back more in evidence again.

I Want To be Free - Prison TV Version - (Session) May 3rd

Take 1 – Starts with Elvis singing the line “Day-O” from The Banana Boat song, Harry Belefonte’s number 5 chart hit at the time. In good humour Elvis says, “Let’s go before the damn Jordanaires get out of the mood!” but the take never gets past the first intro.

Take 4 – After a few false starts this faltering first complete take was featured on the Today Tomorrow & Forever box-set. Elvis is very unsure of his timing, although as a “Prison” version this would make sense!

Take 6 previously unreleased is a treat. Elvis sings very sweetly at the start, while at 02.08 it seems Elvis has walked over towards the Jordanaires in the studio, since the audio placement changes. Then the Jordanaires completely go off-key at the end causing much merriment with everyone laughing, “Ok..., right to the end!” Now wonder Elvis jokes “Got the key right?” at the start of the next take!

Take 11 previously on the FTD “Flashback” this is a gem. Elvis vocal is very smooth compared to earlier takes and has a delightful understated quality. The ending is better for using the quiet Jordanaires fade, compared to the final drum-roll ending.

Takes 12 and 13 were used for the spliced Master and both feature new louder brush-work from drummer DJ Fontana which possibly doesn’t suit the song’s gentle lyric quite as well. Take 13 features the even louder drum-roll ending.

Young And Beautiful - Record Version - (Session) April 30th
One of the loveliest Elvis soundtrack songs, hearing this session in full has to be a treat.

Take 1 – Unreleased and what a delight. Starts with Elvis singing the song to himself before a near complete take. Delicate and delightful, nearly A-Capella, it is surprising this hasn’t been released previously. Already close to perfect Elvis falters at the end, “I’m sorry. Take it again before the Jordanaires get out of the mood”.

Take 3 – With a very slow intro tempo and simple backing vocals this is a superb version, even if Elvis over emphasises some lyrics. A very nice new addition.

Takes 4,5, – These have been released before but in mono on the ‘Today Tomorrow & Forever’ box-set. Elvis jokes about “Old Fuddly-Duddly” Dudley Brook on piano. Elvis sounds a little mannered in his vocals by the end of Take 5 but it is still a beauty. Elvis seems to play with the song and the band knows it’s not a Master.

Take 6 – Close to the Master, and previously on Flashback, Elvis knows he can do better, stating at the end, “I can beat that!”

Take 7 is a nice distraction with Elvis joking “Your lips so rare, your curly hair!” as the take fails.

Take 8 at the start is smooth-as-silk and by now the familiar final band arrangement has been added. The beginning of this take being used in the MGM End Title splice.

Take 9 is fun for the studio banter “I thought there was something happening back there?” Elvis asks after he deliberately messes up the lyrics causing everyone to laugh. Sensational fun.

Both Takes 11 and 12 are very smooth. It is hard to believe that Elvis pushed for so much perfection. “It’s awfully good” says engineer Thorne Nogar. Elvis even notes, “Let’s just make one more and play the last two and decide between them.” They would continue for another 10 takes before he was finally happy!

Take 13 starts with more rehearsing between Elvis and Hugh Jarrett as they decide to add the new bass-line “doo, doo, doo, doo” to the song’s arrangement.

Takes 14, 15,16,17 and 18 never make it as complete versions. Elvis jokes, “Shit man, no! Get Pat Boone in here quick!” Hugh Jarrett ‘s new bass-line throws Elvis off course.

Take 19 is at last near the final Master and selected as an RCA ‘Alternate Master’ featured on DISC 1 in mono. Elvis’ vocal still seems a little forced at 01:37 “Take my heart” and even more so in Binaural.

Even at Take 21 Elvis breaks up with very genuine laughter causing the whole studio to collapse. It’s a gem. Elvis laughs, “He was trying so hard” and it’s a great moment of Studio eavesdropping. A classic new addition.

Take 22 is the final Master and at last the mix of Elvis and the bass-line works creating a lovely arrangement. So good to have this in Binaural.

Overall Verdict: FTD creates the perfect product for collectors with these ‘Classic Albums’. Who would have thought that there could be so many hours of entertainment from just six Elvis songs! It is hard to imagine that anyone who loves fifties Elvis could be disappointed with this release.
Of course more complete Jailhouse Rock sessions await us for Volume 2, but for now this two CDs for the-price-of-one deserves to be in every fan’s collection.

Review by Piers Beagley.
-Copyright EIN March 2010
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For your Elvis Recording Sessions information EIN highly recommends these two great websites:
- Elvis Presley Pages website by Keith Flynn
- Elvis In Norway by Oven Egeland

'Jailhouse Rock' - FTD 2009 September release #506020 975001

DISC1 - Original releases and highlights
1: Jailhouse Rock
2: Young And Beautiful
3: I Want To Be Free
4: Don't Leave Me Now
5 Baby I Don't Care
6: Treat Me Nice (record version)
Alternate RCA Masters
7: Jailhouse Rock (5) (Essential Elvis Vol.1)
8: Treat Me Nice [2008] (splice 10/13) (Great Performances)
9: Don't Leave Me Now [2017] (18) (Silver Screen Stereo)
10: Don't Leave Me Now [2017] (21) (Close Up)
11: I Want To Be Free [2010] (11) Original?
12: Young And Beautiful [2004] (splice 18/12*)
13: Young And Beautiful [2004] (19*)
Movie Masters
14: Jailhouse Rock [opening 2527] (6*)
15: Young And Beautiful [jail 2005] (3) (Complete 50s Masters box-set)
16: I Want To Be Free [jail 2009] (splice 10/12/13) (Complete 50s Masters box-set)
17: Young And Beautiful [club 2006] (7) (Close Up)
18: Don't Leave Me Now [movie set version*]
19: Don't Leave Me Now [2023] (2*)
20: Don't Leave Me Now [2022] (12) Original?
21: Treat Me Nice [2008] (movie w/ overdubs)**
22: Treat Me Nice [2008] (splice 10/13) (Great Performances)
23: Jailhouse Rock (movie) [stereo] (Essential Elvis Vol.1)
24: Baby I Don't Care (movie splice [2013] (16)+[2021] (6))*
25: Young And Beautiful [2004] (end title) (splice 8/12/18/22) (Essential Elvis Vol.1)
Alternate Movie Masters
26: Jailhouse Rock (male vocal overdub version) (Essential Elvis Vol.1)
27: Don't Leave Me Now [2016] (2) (Jailhouse Rock BMG CD)
Bonus Tracks
28: Treat Me Nice [2003] (19) (Close Up)
29: Baby I Don't Care [2015] (1) (Close Up)

* = Previously Unreleased.

FTD CD Credits: Compilation produced and art directed by Ernst Jorgensen & Roger Semon.

Mastered by Kevan Budd.

DISC2: Binaural Sessions April 30 and May 3
1: Treat Me Nice [2008] (1*)
2: Treat Me Nice [2008] (2*)
3: Treat Me Nice [2008] (3*)
4: Treat Me Nice [2008] (4*)
5: Treat Me Nice [2008] (5*)
6: Treat Me Nice [2008] (6) (Today, Tomorrow & Forever)
7: Treat Me Nice [2008] (7*)
8: Treat Me Nice [2008] (8*)
9: Treat Me Nice [2008] (9*)
10: Treat Me Nice [2008] (10)
11: Treat Me Nice [2008] (11*)
12: Treat Me Nice [2008] (12) (Close Up)
13: Treat Me Nice [2008] (13) (Close Up)
14: I Want To Be Free [2009] (1*)
15: I Want To Be Free [2009] (2*)
16: I Want To Be Free [2009] (3*)
17: I Want To Be Free [2009] (4) (Today, Tomorrow & F)
18: I Want To Be Free [2009] (5*)
19: I Want To Be Free [2009] (6*)
20: I Want To Be Free [2009] (7*)
21: I Want To Be Free [2009] (8*)
22: I Want To Be Free [2009] (9*)
23: I Want To Be Free [2009] (10*)
24: I Want To Be Free [2009] (11) (Close Up)
25: I Want To Be Free [2009] (12) (Flashback)
26: I Want To Be Free [2009] (13*)
27: Young And Beautiful [2004] (1*)
28: Young And Beautiful [2004] (2*)
29: Young And Beautiful [2004] (3*)
30: Young And Beautiful [2004] (4) (Today, Tomorrow & F)
31: Young And Beautiful [2004] (5) (Today, Tomorrow & F)
32: Young And Beautiful [2004] (6) (Flashback)
33: Young And Beautiful [2004] (7*)
34: Young And Beautiful [2004] (8*)
35: Young And Beautiful [2004] (9*)
36: Young And Beautiful [2004] (10*)
37: Young And Beautiful [2004] (11*)
38: Young And Beautiful [2004] (12*)
39: Young And Beautiful [2004] (13*)
40: Young And Beautiful [2004] (14*)
41: Young And Beautiful [2004] (15*)
42: Young And Beautiful [2004] (16*)
43: Young And Beautiful [2004] (17*)
44: Young And Beautiful [2004] (18*)
45: Young And Beautiful [2004] (19)
46: Young And Beautiful [2004] (20*)
47: Young And Beautiful [2004] (21)
48: Young And Beautiful [2004] (22)

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Review by Piers Beagley.
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'IN PERSON’ at The International Hotel' FTD CD review:
Book Review: Teenagers' Hero
Blue Hawaii - indepth movie review
Book: The Gospel Side of Elvis
CD: The American Way Vol. 4 - Sound of the City
Book/FTD: Live In L.A.
CD 'The King' vs 'The Essential Elvis'
Book: E.P in Concert
Book: Elvis The Louisiana Hayride Years 1954-56
CD: The Complete Million Dollar Quartet
CD: Elvis movies
Book: The "Love Me Tender" Years Diary
Book: Elvis at 21 (Wertheimer)
Book: Inside G.I. Blues
Articles / Spotlights
Elvis or Michael Jackson - who is the bigger star?
Dark Side of the Colonel
Dr. Nick: Medically Irresponsible or Misunderstood?
Flaming Star - an In-depth look.
'From Elvis To Garth' Bobby Wood & The Memphis Boys;
Blue Hawaii - the movie in depth look
In search of Oahu Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii:
Rex Martin talks about Maria & Gladys Davies & Elvis
Tom Petty; How Elvis changed my world
How did Elvis get turned into a Racist?
Elvis in Toledo
Boots Randolph: A Tribute
EP In Concert "downunder" 2006
Elvis in the "gossip" mags - a pictorial review
Elvis In Concert (1977) - should it be released?
The Geraldo Rivera ("20/20") investigations into Elvis' death
The real failure of Elvis' movie career
Is Elvis a religion?
Did You Miss these Popular Interviews?
The Dangerous World of Elvis Bootlegging; Vic Colonna reveals all!
Rex Martin (Worldwide Elvis News Service Weekly)
Rocky Barra (Strictly Elvis)
Marty Lacker (2008)
Priscilla Presley Interview with CNN
Lisa Marie Interview
Sonny West (Part 2)
Wanda June Hill
Joseph Pirzada
Jeanne LeMay Dumas
Larry Geller
Mac Davis
Roger Semon
Ernst Jorgensen
Kevan Budd (Dec 2006)
Ken Sharp (author: Writing For The King)
Wayne Jackson (Memphis Horns)
Ernst Jorgensen (Record Collector)
Graceland cam
Charmaine's Elvis Graphics
EPE's Multimedia Elvis Gallery
Sirius Elvis Satellite Radio
Elvis Radio (ETA's)
Elvis Express Radio
Elvis Only Radio
Sanja's Elvis Week 2007 Photo Gallery