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January 07, 2016  FTD / Elvis Express Radio
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3 new FTD titles have been announced for February. One is a 5" Digipack double disc featuring 2 concerts from 1976, a double 12" vinyl album and a new book.

'The West Coast Tour '76'
This is a 2-CD 5” digipack which contains shows from both San Francisco and Anaheim in November 1976.
These concerts have not been previously released from soundboard although audience recordings do exist.

Disc 1 - San Francisco – November 29, 1976
01 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra
02 See See Rider
03 I Got A Woman / Amen
04 Love Me
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
06 You Gave Me A Mountain
07 Blue Suede Shoes
08 It’s Now Or Never
09 All Shook Up
10 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11 And I Love You So
12 Fever
13) Bridge Over Troubled Water
14) Introductions a) Early Mornin’ Rain b) What’d I Say c) Johnny B. Goode
15) Love Letters
16 School Day
17 Hurt
18 Hound Dog
19 Funny How Time Slips Away
The last part of the concert was not recorded.

Disc 2 - Anaheim – November 30, 1976
01 Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
02 See See Rider
03 I Got A Woman / Amen
04 Love Me
05 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
06 You Gave Me A Mountain
07 Jailhouse Rock
08 It’s Now Or Never
09 All Shook Up
10 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
11 And I Love You So
12 Fever
13 Bridge Over Troubled Water
14 Polk Salad Annie
15 Introductions: a) Early Mornin’ Rain b) What’d I Say c) Johnny B. Goode
16 Love Letters
17 School Day
18 Hurt
19 Hound Dog
20 Hawaiian Wedding Song
21 Blue Christmas
22 That’s All Right
23 Can’t Help Falling In Love
24 Closing Vamp

He Touched Me - The Recording Sessions
Limited Edition Vinyl 2-Disc LP-set op 180gr vinyl.
To coincide with Easter 2016, FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of this 2x vinyl, 180-Gram LP.
This Original Grammy award winning album completes on vinyl the trio of Elvis’ religious albums.

Record 1
Side 1
01. He Touched Me - take 2
02. I've Got Confidence – take 1
03. Amazing Grace – takes 1,2
04. Seeing Is Believing – take 7
05. An Evening Prayer – take 3

Side 2
01. He Is My Everything – take 1
02. Bosom Of Abraham  - take 4
03. An Evening Prayer  - take 2
04. Lead Me, Guide Me – master
05. There Is No God But God – takes 1,3,4,2
06. A Thing Called Love – take 1

Record 2
Side 3
01. I John – take 1 (incomplete)
02. .Reach Out To Jesus – takes 1-7,9
03. A Thing Called Love – take takes 4-7 (incomplete)
04. An Evening Prayer  - take 7

Side 4
01. Bosom Of Abraham  - takes 5-7
02. He Touched Me - take 3 (incomplete)  
03. Seeing Is Believing – takes 11,12
04. An Evening Prayer  - take 8
05. A Thing Called Love – rehearsal

'How RCA Brought Elvis To Europe' - Book:
This beautifully designed book contains unseen pictures and follows Elvis ascent from hottest act in The South via US stardom to becoming RCA Victor's spearhead as the
company launched the RCA label worldwide in 1956. It goes on to show how Europe was completely won over by the early 1960's.

The earliest international Elvis records are listed, and there is a guide to identify Elvis records from all European countries, including a summary of the earliest releases from each

There are complete illustrated discographies (including variants) for all Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. There is also a guide to first pressings of
the 47 Elvis EP's released in Germany Elvis' reception in the Nordic countries is covered by a wealth of press cuttings, local film flyers and posters, ads, premiere dates, pictures
and stories from handovers of Swedish and Norwegian record awards, and much previously unknown record company history.

Among many revelations, the most surprising is perhaps how the Swedish company Electra engineered most of the Elvis activity taking place in Northern Europe.

Spliced in between are many amusing short stories, like when three Nordic Royal Princesses sought out Elvis on the set of G.I. Blues, or how the man behind RCA in Belgium
started out smuggling records in the wings of his WW2 Royal Air Force Spitfire. Or the time Norway's bestselling crooner met Elvis in RCA Studios on the day Hound Dog was

The story behind German Teldec's earliest Elvis releases is completely rewritten along the way, and for record collectors there are many new discoveries – like why do records from
some countries come with push-out centers while others have large center holes. Or how can it be that up to three different label variants may occur within the same print run.

Or why were Europe's earliest 45-singles sold in Sweden only and why did Denmark and Norway, each with tiny populations, issue respectively 46 and 56 different Elvis records?

And did Elvis really pose a threat to communist Eastern Europe when he served as a US Soldier in West Germany? Boy, he sure did. All these topics and plenty more are covered
in How RCA Brought Elvis to Europe. And not to be forgotten: free with the book's first edition comes an

The book is written by Norwegians Sigbjørn Stabursvik and Hans Otto Engvold, supported by a network of experts from fourteen countries. Stabursvik knows things about records
that most people don't, while Engvold is a hound for detail in all things Elvis. Together they bring new insights on practically every page of this excellent book