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Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4

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Elvis Presley 10/1/1969

Review

The fourth volume of Elvis' Gold Records was the first of his hits compilations to be issued at a point when Elvis Presley wasn't considered a very important rock & roll star anymore (a few months later, he would embark on his network television "comeback"). Indeed, it appeared at a point when it seemed, as Neal Umphred pointed out, "Elvis' gold was drained up and he was reduced to filling up the fourth volume with B-sides." Covering the early '60s through the end of 1967, the original collection had the bad fortune to appear at a point when politics, international affairs, and a generational change in the listening public all combined to render Elvis seemingly irrelevant. A great deal of social and musical change had taken place while Elvis withdrew from concerts and television appearances, made his movies, and scarcely attempted the recording of any non-soundtrack albums. So at the time, the album's arrival, and even its title, might have seemed like a joke to a lot of observers. That having been said, there is some superb music on Gold Records, Vol. 4, including "What'd I Say," "Witchcraft," and "A Mess of Blues," even if not a lot of it seemed near the cutting edge of music circa 1968. ~ Bruce Eder
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Love Letters Elvis Presley 2:49
  3. 2 Witchcraft Elvis Presley 2:17
  4. 3 It Hurts Me Elvis Presley 2:27
  5. 4 What'd I Say Elvis Presley 3:1
  6. 5 Please Don't Drag That String Around Elvis Presley 1:53
  7. 6 Indescribably Blue Elvis Presley 2:46
  8. 7 (You're The) Devil in Disguise Elvis Presley 2:20
  9. 8 Lonely Man [From Jerry Wald's "Wild in the Country", A 20TH ..] Elvis Presley 2:42
  10. 9 A Mess of Blues Elvis Presley 2:39
  11. 10 Ask Me Elvis Presley 2:6
  12. 11 Ain't That Loving You Baby Elvis Presley 2:22
  13. 12 Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello Elvis Presley 1:51

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