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Follow That Dream Records (FTD)



Follow That Dream Records (FTD)

Sony Music's official Elvis Presley Collectors label, called Follow That Dream Records (FTD), was established in 1999. The driving force behind the label is Ernst Jorgensen. The label aims at the serious Elvis fans and collectors, and issues material that is generally not part of mainstream RCA label releases which aim at the general public. The material ranges from CD's and vinyl EP's containing soundboard recorded concerts to full RCA professionally recorded concerts, original classic album releases and alternate takes.

In addition to the music, the FTD label publishes and distributes also very high quality books. Their first book was issued in 2001 (The Way It Was), and up to the year 2010 about one book per year saw the light. These books were written by various authors, including Ernst Jorgensen. From the year 2011 and on, an of average 2 to 3 books were released each year. Most of them were authored by Pål Granlund in cooperation with his Flaming Star Elvis fanclub in Norway. So far, 26 books have been released by the FTD label (status: July 16, 2017), and new releases are announced regularly.

Most of the books include one or two CD's or EP's. The only books without CD or EP are A Moment in Time, 4 Days in '56, King Creole: Frame by Frame and Jailhouse Rock: Frame by Frame. These last two books are not strictly FTD books, but Flaming Star productions which were distributed by FTD.

A complete list with all releases (books, CD's and vinyl EP/LP's) can be found on numerous websites, of which Elvis Presley FTD and Elvis on CD are most notably. These websites also have a detailed track listing of the CD's and EP's.

The set of three books The World of Follow That Dream Records by Keith Flynn, Piers Beagley and Erik Lorentzen was not released on the FTD label, but by KJ Consulting. The book set reviews all the FTD releases from 1999 to September 2016, with the last entry His Songs of Praise, Volume 1. Since then, new releases were issued and hopefully they find their way to a supplemental (4th) book of the set.

Note that the numbering of the FTD releases is not clearly defined. The releases as such do not carry a number. To distinguish between releases people started to number them to be able to place them in an ordered list (we love lists, don't we?). For example, Elvis on CD numbers all releases sequentially, but ommits books without CD's. The numbering on Elvis Presley FTD follows the book set The World of Follow That Dream Records, where books were first given a number in-between CD releases. Starting with the book King Creole: Frame by Frame, the books were numbered starting at 201. With the appearance of vinyl releases, the first one (Blue Hawaii LP release) was randomly numbered 288. However, the 2 LP release of Moody Blue was given the number 501. In the reference list below, the books are numbered according to the 3 book set The World of Follow That Dream Records.

References:
2001 - The Way It Was by Hanna Sherif and Ernst Jorgensen (with CD) (no. 12)
2004 - Flashback by Hanna Sherif and Ernst Jorgensen (with CD) (no. 34)
2005 - Rockin' Across Texas by Stanley Oberst (with 2 CD's) (no. 43)
2006 - Writing For The King by Ken Sharp (with 2 CD's) (no. 58)
2007 - Live In LA by Ernst Jorgensen (with CD) (no. 63)
2010 - King Creole - The Music by Pål Granlund and Ernst Jorgensen (with CD) (no. 93)
2011 - Fashion for a King by Tommy Edvardsen and Atle Simen Larsen (with 2 CD's) (no. 100)
2011 - A Moment in Time, 4 Days in '56 by Michael Rose (no. 107)
2012 - King Creole: Frame by Frame by Pål Granlund and Erik Lorentzen (Flaming Star Productions, released by FTD) (no. 201)
2012 - Jailhouse Rock: Frame by Frame by Pål Granlund and Erik Lorentzen (Flaming Star Productions, released by FTD) (no. 202)
2012 - Welcome Home Elvis 1960 by Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 203)
2012 - From Memphis to Hollywood by David English and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 204)
2012 - A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings by Ernst Jorgensen (with 3 CD's) (no. 205)
2013 - Elvis, The Best of British - The HMV Years 1956-1958 by Trevor Simpson and Pål Granlund (with 2 CD's) (no. 206)
2013 - Summer of '61 by David English, Keith Russell, Pål Granlund and Ernst Jorgensen (with CD) (no. 207)
2014 - Something for the Girls! David English and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 208)
2014 - Memphis to Nashville '61 by David English and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 209)
2014 - Elvis, The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 by Trevor Simpson and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 210)
2015 - Rock Around the Bloch! by David English and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 211)
2015 - Change Of Habit David English and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 212)
2015 - Elvis, The Best of British - The RCA Years 1959-1960 by Trevor Simpson and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 213)
2016 - How RCA Brought Elvis to Europe, The Nordic Elvis Presley Discography 1956-1977 by Sigbjorn Stabursvik, Hans Otto Engvold and Pål Granlund (with vinyl EP) (no. 214)
2016 - Taking Care of Business - In A Flash by David English and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 215)
2016 - His Songs of Praise, Volume 1 by Trevor Simpson and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 216)
2017 - His Songs of Praise, Volume 2 by Trevor Simpson and Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 217)
2017 - Elvis At Madison Square Garden by Pål Granlund (with CD) (no. 218)

Announced:
2017 - A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-55 Recordings by Ernst Jorgensen (budget re-release with 3 CD's and 120-page booklet)



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