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Released : 'Elvis Gold Records Vol. 4' FTD 2 CD Classic Album


By: Elvis Australia
Source: FTD
November 8, 2016 - 8:44:20 PM
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Follow That Dream (FTD) have released 'Elvis Gold Records Vol. 4' as a Special Edition 2 CD set in their Classic Album Series, and our order is on the way to us now.

It was 10 years after the release of Elvis' Golden Records in 1958, that RCA Victor released Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4. It contained seven 'B' sides and only five 'A' sides. Whether at the behest of Colonel Tom Parker, or RCA, the philosophy of not including tracks that already featured on existing albums weakened what could have been a more powerful and hit-laden compilation.

Although omitted from Volume 3 for the same reason, the addition of 'Can't Help Falling In Love', 'Return To Sender' would surely have enhanced it's sales potential and the inclusion of 'Crying In The Chapel' (albeit included on How Great Thou Art in 1967) should have provided the icing on the cake.

However, for dedicated Elvis fans, it was still rewarding to get these songs on a long- playing album for the first time such as 'Love Letters', 'It Hurts Me' and 'A Mess Of Blues'. Other hits that could have featured are added to Disc 1 as bonus tracks and Disc 2 features the entire original album in glorious mono!

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'Elvis Gold Records Vol. 4' (2 CD)

FTD 145 (506020-975105), BAR CODE: 506020 975105 4

Disc 1 - The Original Stereo Album

01 Love Letters
02 Witchcraft
03 It Hurts Me
04 What'd I Say
05 Please Don't Drag That String Around
06 Indescribably Blue
07 Devil in Disguise
08 Lonely Man
09 A Mess of Blues
10 Ask Me
11 Ain't That Loving You Baby
12 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello

Bonus Songs

13 Wild in the Country
14 Viva Las Vegas
15 I'm Yours (single version)
16 Come What May
17 Fools Fall in Love

Outtakes

18 Lonely Man - take 3*
19 A Mess of Blues - splice of take 4* & 3
20 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - take 3
21 Kiss Me Quick - takes 8* & 9*
22 Suspicion - splice of takes 4 & 5*
23 Gonna Get Back Home Somehow take 4*
24 What'd I Say - splice of takes 3* & 4/M

Disc 2 - The Original Mono Album

01 Love Letters
02 Witchcraft
03 It Hurts Me
04 What'd I Say
05 Please Don't Drag That String Around
06 Indescribably Blue
07 Devil in Disguise
08 Lonely Man
09 A Mess of Blues
10 Ask Me
11 Ain't That Loving You Baby
12 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello

'Elvis Gold Records Vol. 4' FTD 2 CD Classic Album.
'Elvis Gold Records Vol. 4' FTD 2 CD Classic Album to be released October.


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