A change in the colour of the album title is the biggest difference, next to a slight altering of the picture colours. From the four re-releases this album has obviously the best cover art. The liner notes are filled up with pictures of Elvis' youth in a very tasteful way.
The sound quality of this CD is great. Maybe making it worth of buying, even when you have the songs elsewhere. Some people will complain about having "I Was Born" still between the songs. We can imagine they wanted to stay as close as possible to the original album, but why not take the effort to do it with the bonus songs too?
Original review 1971
This is a great album, wherein Elvis shows his country roots. Many of the tunes are arranged with gospel chord progressions, giving a true southern flavor to the cuts. Sides include his current smash, "I Really Don't Want to Know" and "There Goes My Everything," plus "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water" and others. A stone gas for pop and country charts.
Originally reviewed by Billboard for week ending 1/23/71