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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:05 pm

German promotional LP for stores, featuring the A and B side of Elvis' then latest single release.

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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:49 pm

Whoa! Almost 54,000 views... :shock:

Thanks for the picture of that promo, Tony..

Too bad somebody wrote on the sleeve.

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:06 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:Whoa! Almost 54,000 views... :shock:

Thanks for the picture of that promo, Tony..

Too bad somebody wrote on the sleeve.


I know, but finding another one of these is difficult.

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:08 pm

Tony.. wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:Whoa! Almost 54,000 views... :shock:

Thanks for the picture of that promo, Tony..

Too bad somebody wrote on the sleeve.


I know, but finding another one of these is difficult.

Looks like it's been written with a pen - if so, is there a way to get rid of it with an ink eraser?

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:37 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:
Tony.. wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:Whoa! Almost 54,000 views... :shock:

Thanks for the picture of that promo, Tony..

Too bad somebody wrote on the sleeve.


I know, but finding another one of these is difficult.

Looks like it's been written with a pen - if so, is there a way to get rid of it with an ink eraser?


I havn't tried yet. The writing, however, is not too obtrusive and quite small.

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:44 pm

Now I know what that writing means - on the right at the Billy Vaughn tracks somebody wrote "instr." (with a pencil?) and at the Elvis tracks it says "ges.", which obviously stands for "gesungen" (sung / vocal). Dunno if this information is any helpful though. :?

If you try to erase it, do it carefully. Hope it works out.

A great weekend to y'all! ::rocks

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:20 pm

Thanks for the info on the wording.

Here's a UK demo I recently acquired.

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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:37 am

Canadian Orange Label pressings from around '68 ........ Non Flex Vinyl.

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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:41 am

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and the blue label 1254
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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:53 am

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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:31 am

I don't know if this has been posted before, nor how rare it is. It's an album pressed in Iceland. Unfortunately in bad condition. Anybody know anything about it?
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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:08 am

adiels wrote:I don't know if this has been posted before, nor how rare it is. It's an album pressed in Iceland. Unfortunately in bad condition. Anybody know anything about it?


I have seen that cover lots os times before. I think it was pressed in the mid 80's and I don't think it's that rare. You should be able to obtain a better condition copy I would think.

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:40 am

Don't know if you've seen this Canadian copy before
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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:36 am

I do not know
the test pressing with a picture of King Creole
thank you

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:45 pm

I found this recently by chance. I thought it might be a bootleg, but it is not mentioned in the "Bootleg Elvis" book. It is one sided. Does anyone have any information on this record please?!?
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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:02 am

Hi there!! :D :D :D-

Tony.. wrote:I found this recently by chance. I thought it might be a bootleg, but it is not mentioned in the "Bootleg Elvis" book. It is one sided. Does anyone have any information on this record please?!?
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Maybe it contains one of the long lost versions Elvis tried on January/February 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood :wink:. Bye for now :smt006.

Source: http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-ses ... 80201.html

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Mike Windgren wrote:Hi there!! :D :D :D-

Tony.. wrote:I found this recently by chance. I thought it might be a bootleg, but it is not mentioned in the "Bootleg Elvis" book. It is one sided. Does anyone have any information on this record please?!?
Elvis Speciality demo.jpg


Maybe it contains one of the long lost versions Elvis tried on January/February 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood :wink:. Bye for now :smt006.

Source: http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-ses ... 80201.html


Unfortunately not. :cry: I played it and it is the same take. If it is not a bootleg, I wonder why the Speciality label would have pressed this one-sided single????

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:39 pm

Tony
I have this one on the Elvis Presley Label...................
BTW .... your Specialty test pressing is 'Specialty Records Corporation' NOT 'Specialty Records' Me Thinks tis a Boot.

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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:03 pm

Thanks 'REBL'. I like your one too. I assumed it could be a boot, but it is nowher to be found in the excellent "Bootleg Elvis" book. Maybe this one could have slipped the net?

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:53 am

Tony.. wrote:
Mike Windgren wrote:Hi there!! :D :D :D-

Tony.. wrote:I found this recently by chance. I thought it might be a bootleg, but it is not mentioned in the "Bootleg Elvis" book. It is one sided. Does anyone have any information on this record please?!?
Elvis Speciality demo.jpg


Maybe it contains one of the long lost versions Elvis tried on January/February 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood :wink:. Bye for now :smt006.

Source: http://www.keithflynn.com/recording-ses ... 80201.html


Unfortunately not. :cry: I played it and it is the same take. If it is not a bootleg, I wonder why the Speciality label would have pressed this one-sided single????


Specialty made test pressings for various record labels, so this probably would have been used to check the sound quality, etc. of a mastering before manufacturing commercial copies. If legitimate, my guess is that this test pressing is for a later pressing of the 45.

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:07 pm

Here is a link to 45cat which lists Specialty Records Corporation seperately from Specialty Records (Little Richard)
http://www.45cat.com/label/speciality-records-corporation

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:42 pm

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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:01 pm

Not in the Elvis bootleg book.



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Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:27 pm

Fantastic! Keep them coming! I never dreamed of this when I started this thread a couple of years ago! :D

Re: Do you have a rare Elvis record? Show it to us, please!

Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:26 pm

Tony.. wrote:I found this recently by chance. I thought it might be a bootleg, but it is not mentioned in the "Bootleg Elvis" book. It is one sided. Does anyone have any information on this record please?!?
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This is a very intriguing record.

I've done some search, and this Specialty label (Olyphant, Pennsylvania) has no connection at all to the well-known Specialty label (Los Angeles, California), as REBL pointed out.

I've found the following link, where they clearly state "Manufacturer / pressing plant. This is NOT a Record Label!". Also, they list many records pressed by them (not the one by Elvis, unfortunately), and in the history section they seem to mix-up their info with the history of the LA Specialty label, as they say it was founded in 1946 (unless both labels were founded the same year !) :

http://www.discogs.com/label/Specialty%20Records%20Corporation

Anyway, there's a telling thing, and is the presence of a zip code in the address of the company shown in the label. According to Wikipedia, zip codes were first used in 1963, so this would give us some indications, too.

It would be interesting to learn more about the origins of this record. It's anyone's guess why "My Wish Came True", a relatively lesser known late 50s Elvis cut, should have to be pressed after 1963 on a record like this.