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Coming this month from FTD is the eagerly awaited fourth volume in the 'Gold Records' series as part of the labels Classic Album series. The accompanying album to this release
is as special vinyl edition of the 'TODAY' album featuring Original Session Mixes and Outtakes.

'Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4' (2-CD) 'Classic Album'
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 plus some unreleased studio outtakes while Disc 2 features the entire original album in glorious mono!

CD 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

CD 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.
OCTOBER FTD'S
October 05, 2016  -  Email / Elvis Information Network  /  Elvis Express Radio
“TODAY – The Original Session Mixes” Special VINYL 2-LP Set
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
1) T-R-O-U-B-L-E - take 1
2) Fairytale - takes 1,2  
3) Susan When She Tried – takes 1,2
4) Shake A Hand - take 1
5) Tiger Man – informal jam

Side D
1) Green, Green Grass Of Home – take 1
2) Bringin’ It Back - take 1
3) I Can Help – master
4) Shake A Hand - take 2
5) Susan When She Tried – take 3