October 04 - Gold Records Today

The Follow that Dream Collectors label announced the release of "Elvis Gold Records Volume 4" on double CD and "TODAY – The Original Session Mixes" as a vinyl double LP. 

Details "Elvis Golden Records Volume 4":

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!

Tracks "Elvis Gold Records Volume 4":


Disc 1 – The Original Stereo Album
Side 1: 1 Love Letters 2 Witchcraft 3 It Hurts Me 4 What'd I Say 5 Please Don't Drag That String Around 6 Indescribably Blue Side 2 7 Devil in Disguise 8 Lonely Man 9 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
Side 1: 1 Love Letters 2 Witchcraft 3 It Hurts Me 4 What'd I Say 5 Please Don't Drag That String Around 6 Indescribably Blue Side 2 7 Devil in Disguise 8 Lonely Man 9 A Mess of Blues 10 Ask Me 11 Ain't That Loving You Baby 12 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello


Tracks "TODAY – The Original Session Mixes":

Side A: 1) Susan When She Tried  2) Woman Without Love  3) Shake A Hand  4) Fairytale 5) Green, Green Grass Of Home 
Side B: 1) Bringin’ It Back  2) T-R-O-U-B-L-E  3) Pieces Of My Life  4) I Can Help 
5) And I Love You So 

The Outtakes
Side C: T-R-O-U-B-L-E - take 1  Fairytale - takes 1,2  Susan When She Tried – takes 1,2  Shake A Hand - take 1 Tiger Man – informal jam 
Side D: Green, Green Grass Of Home – take 1 Bringin’ It Back - take 1  I Can Help – master Shake A Hand - take 2  Susan When She Tried – take 3.


Elvis Turn Around, Look At Me

The Rock And Roll Majesty import-label released the 4 CD set “Elvis Turn Around, Look At Me” containing four concerts from June 1974. These shows have been previously released on the Follow That Dream label and other bootlegs. 

CD 1 - 19.06.1974:
See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord? - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - I Can´t Stop Loving You - Help Me - An American Trilogy - Let Me Be There - Heartbreak Hotel - Funny How Time Slips Away - Big Boss Man - Can´t Help Falling In Love

CD 2 - 21.06.1974:
See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord? - You Don´t Have To Say You Love Me - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - I Can´t Stop Loving You - Help Me - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Let Me Be There - Funny How Time Slips Away - Big Boss Man - Can´t Help Falling In Love

CD 3 - 28.06.1974 E/S:
See See Rider - I Got A Woman - Turn Around Look At Me - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord? - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - I Can´t Stop Loving You - Help Me - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Let Me Be There - Funny How Time Slips Away - Big Boss Man - Can´t Help Falling In Love

CD 4 - 29.06.1974 E/S:
See See Rider - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Blue Christmas - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - Trying To Get To You - All Shook Up - Love Me Tender - Hound Dog - Fever - Polk Salad Annie - Why Me Lord - Suspicious Minds - Band Introductions - I Can´t Stop Loving You - Help Me - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Let Me Be There

(Source: Follow That Dream / FECC / Elvis Shop London)

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