The Complete Elvis Presley : List of all Follow That Dream CD and Book Releases
FTD (Follow That Dream), Sony BMG's Official Elvis Presley Collectors label was established in 1999 to serve the dedicated Elvis collector and to complement the commercial and artistic level of RCA's retail release schedule by issuing repertoire that is considered of interest to serious Elvis fans and collectors, material that is generally not part of mainstream RCA label releases to the public at large.
Starting in 1996 people were putting out bootleg soundboard concerts that were selling very well. Some of these were stolen but many, lots, where given to new musicians to get an idea of an Elvis concert, some of the sound engineers gave copies to friends, not all is known how they got out, but there are a large number of the 1000 or so concerts Elvis did in the 70s on soundboard in private hands - and also in FTDs hands.
Some high ranking RCA and BMG people are aledged to have sold soundboards to people who then bootlegged them, howver we can't and certainly won't be naming anyone! We do know one well known person was actually aloud for some time to borrow tapes for a weekend, copy them and then release as a bootleg.
After seeing the sales of bootlegs, Ernst Jorgensen convinced BMG [the owner at the time before Sony came into it] to let him start a collector's label, this was in 1999. And they named it Follow That Dream [FTD].
** FTD consider the two CD only re-releases as not new releases as they were originally released with a book.
** FTD are not counting the Vinyl releases, considering them the same as the CD releases with the same titles, although we think at the very least the 'Good Times - The Out Takes' is a different title.
*** Books without CDs are also not counted as FTD is acting purely as a publisher for someone else.
Complete List of all Follow That Dream CD and Book Releases
CDs : 7" Size Packaging
Presented as mini LP format with 7 inch packaging.