- Released: May 22, 2007
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Personnel includes: Elvis Presley (vocals); The Jordanaires (background vocals).
Producers: Felton Jarvis, Steve Sholes, Chet Atkins.
Compilation producers: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, Roger Semon.
Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
"Ain't That Loving You Baby" was recorded in 1958. The remainder of the singles compiles on ELVIS' GOLD RECORDS VOL 4 were recorded between 1960 and 1967.
Periodically throughout Presley's lifetime, RCA Records would compile Elvis' most recent best-selling records and release them on a GOLDEN RECORDS greatest hits package. VOLUME 4 is the fourth of five such records, covering Elvis' career between 1962 and 1966. Although many rock fans disparage Presley's work during these years--primarily because this era is identified with the King's many sub-par movie soundtrack albums--the recordings on VOLUME 4 stand alongside the best of Presley's work.
High points include a cover of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say," the impassioned R&B ballad "It Hurts Me," and the top five hit "You're the Devil in Disguise." The twelve-track CD version of GOLDEN RECORDS VOLUME 4 is a digitally remastered edition of the 1968 album. It was released in 1990 and is still in print; however, this title was also reissued in 1997 at a higher list price with improved liner notes, another round of digital remastering, and--most importantly--six additional tracks, all of which were big hits (among them "Return to Sender" and "Viva Las Vegas").