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Where No One Stands Alone

Monday, June 18th, 2018


We are thrilled to share that the next Sony Music CD & vinyl Elvis project, Where No One Stands Alone, released on August 10th, just in time for Elvis Week 2018.

** Elvis’ Most Passionate Performances

** 14 Gospel Songs

** Remixed With New Instrumentation And Vocal Arrangements

** New Duet With Lisa Marie Presley

‘Where No One Stands Alone’ celebrates the power and passion of Elvis Presley’s gospel recordings. Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs and Lisa Marie Presley, the album features Elvis’ most treasured performances of inspirational songs with newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, including members of gospel and vocal groups that shared the stage with him, including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray of The Imperials; and Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland of The Stamps Quartet.

The album also includes a new duet with Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter, on the title track. This is the first time in almost 10 years that Lisa Marie will be involved in an Elvis recording project. Lisa says, “This was his favorite genre – no question about it. He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel. He would truly come alive – whether he was singing just for himself and me at home, or on stage in front of thousands of fans.”

“Since I was two years old,” Elvis once said, “all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release.”

It was gospel music that most ferociously stoked his musical passions, even as his unique synthesis of country, popular and rhythm and blues styles made him an idol to millions around the world. Friends and family would often recall hearing Elvis sing gospel tunes at home and to warm up before concerts.

A year into his contract on RCA Records, Elvis recorded his first gospel sessions, issued as the EP Peace In The Valley and on Elvis’ Christmas Album in 1957. Three full-length gospel albums followed: His Hand In Mine (1960), How Great Thou Art (1967) and He Touched Me (1972). Each of these LPs transcended the modest sales expectations for gospel albums, earning Elvis platinum or multi-platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America. How Great Thou Art and He Touched Me also earned Elvis his sole competitive Grammy Awards.

CD tracklisting…

I’ve Got Confidence / Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley) / Saved / Crying In The Chapel / So High / Stand By Me / Bosom Of Abraham / How Great Thou Art / I, John / You’ll Never Walk Alone / He Touched Me / In The Garden / He Is My Everything / Amazing Grace

Vinyl tracklisting…

SIDE 1: I’ve Got Confidence / Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley) / Saved / Crying In The Chapel / So High / In The Garden / Bosom of Abraham

SIDE 2: How Great Thou Art / I, John / You’ll Never Walk Alone / He Touched Me / Stand By Me / He Is My Everything / Amazing Grace


CD – £12.99
Vinyl – £19.99

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Elvis: The Last Movies

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018


FTD is please to announce the release of Elvis: The Last Movies on limited edition vinyl. The album collects all the soundtracks from Live A Little, Love A Little, Charro!, The Trouble With Girls and Change Of Habit. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album is released in 180 gram format.


SIDE ONE: A Little Less Conversation (takes 11, 12, 16 – Single Master]) / Wonderful World (takes 16, 17 – Master) / Edge Of Reality (take 8 – Master) / Almost In Love (track 2006 take 4 and vocal overdubs 2012 takes 2, 3 – Master).

SIDE TWO: A Little Less Conversation (takes 1, 2) / Wonderful World (takes 2, 3) / Edge of Reality (take 3) / Wonderful World (take 7 – Movie master) / A Little Less Conversation (take 10 – Album master) / Edge Of Reality (takes 5, 6 – Alternate master).

SIDE THREE: Charro! / Let’s Forget About the Stars (Rough mix) / Clean Up Your Own Back Yard / Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Female vocals and brass overdub) / Almost / Signs Of The Zodiac (Duet with Marlyn Mason) / College Songs Medley (Far Above Cayuga’s Waters / Boola Boola / Dartmouth’s In Town Again / The Eyes Of Texas / On, Wisconsin / The Whiffenpoof Song / Fair Harvard / Notre Dame / Violet).

SIDE FOUR: Change Of Habit / Let’s Be Friends / Have a Happy / Let Us Pray (alternate vocal overdub) / Rubberneckin’ / Almost (take 29) / Charro! (Rough mix).


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