Dear Elvis collectors;
I am very honored to be part of the FOR ELVIS CD COLLECTORS ONLY team! And it's a pleasure
to be able to talk about what I love the most: vinyl records. Knowing there are so many of
you hardcore collectors, I will concentrate on rare South-American pressings.
So, let's get things started with this baby! LPM-1884/MELODIA SINIESTRA (King Creole)
Argentinean PROMOTIONAL ONLY Lp.
Even the regular release is quite different to its American counterpart. As you can see
above, Elvis' picture is reversed showing right profile as in EPA-4319/KING CREOLE,
VOL. 1 US EP. Colors are much brighter and title/text in Spanish. Also, there is
BAILABLE (Suitable For Dancing) (!?) legend at top right. There are two commercial
pressings: a) Black label, silver letters and b) Black label, dog on top.
What you are about to see is the promotional only WHITE LABEL pressing. As of today, this
is the ONLY copy I have ever seen. I had access to BMG/Argentina vaults while doing the
research for my íVIVA ELVIS! - The Ultimate Discography And Price Guide From Argentina
and ELVIS, SOUTH-AMERICAN STYLE books. And this pressing is not even listed! However, I
did find at BMG/Argentina files other factory sheets showing white label pressings such
as LPM-2523/POT LUCK CON ELVIS (Pot Luck), where only 58 (fifty eight) white label copies
were pressed. Please see íVIVA ELVIS!, page 85. So I assume this is probably the same
with this pressing. Please, take a look at this gorgeous label:
I am also including part of the original label copy.
Hope you like this first approach! Questions and suggestions are VERY WELCOMED! There'll
be plenty of rare items coming very soon...