Album Title : Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5
Catalogue Number : AFL1 - 4941
Year Release : March 1984
Side A : Suspicious Minds - Kentucky Rain - In The Ghetto - Clean Up Your Own Backyard - If I Can Dream
Side B : Burning Love - If You Talk In Your Sleep - For The Heart - Moody Blue - Way Down
Brief History :
Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 is the final album in the Golden/Gold Records series by Elvis Presley (which began in 1958), issued posthumously on RCA Records in stereo, AFL1 4941, in March 1984. It is a compilation of hit singles released between 1968 and 1977. It is the only one of the series to miss the Billboard album chart, "bubbling under" at #207 for two weeks. It was certified Gold on 7/15/1999 by the RIAA.
Gold Records Volume 5 comprises nine Top 40 A-sides along with one b-side, "For the Heart" from 1976. Released more than sixteen years since the previous instalment in the series, it covers a span of almost ten years. The first half of the album focused on Elvis' late 1960s comeback-era recordings: "If I Can Dream" was taken from his comeback special, three singles from the American studios sessions "Suspicious Minds", "Kentucky Rain", and "In The Ghetto", and "Clean Up Your Own Backyard" was a soundtrack recording from The Trouble with Girls. The second half of the records focused on Elvis' late period singles including "Burning Love" and "Moody Blue". Interestingly, RCA did not base the selection solely on commercial factors, as they omitted two top ten hit singles from this time period, "Don't Cry Daddy" from 1969 and "The Wonder of You" from 1970.