You'll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him 

Modified: July 5, 2015

         Release: RCA Victor 47-9600 You'll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 3/26/1968

47 9600 cover side1 small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)47 9600 cover side2 small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)

Cover: picture sleeve front and back.

Disc: Yellow label. NOT FOR SALE. Catalog number not in bold font. Matrix number above time.1

47 9600 side1 ylp 598x600 small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)47 9600 side2 ylp 590x600 small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Yellow label. NOT FOR SALE. Catalog number in bold font. Matrix number below catalog number.2
Matrix numbers: UPKM-2773--7S / UPKM-2772--8S (Hollywood pressing)

47 9600 side2 r small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)47 9600 side1 r small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Black label, dog on side. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE on one line. Credits on one line. On both sides, music information on left side on three lines.
Matrix numbers: UPKM-2773--2S / UPKM-2772--3S (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: UPKM-2773--5S / UPKM-2772--4S (Indianapolis pressing)

47 9600 side1 h small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)47 9600 side2 h 1 small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Black label, dog on side. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE on two lines. Credits on two lines. On both sides, music information on left side on four lines.
Matrix numbers: UPKM-2773--7S / UPKM-2772--8S (Hollywood pressing)

47 9600 side2 1971 small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)47 9600 side1 1971 small Youll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Orange label. (circa. 1970)3
Matrix numbers: UPKM-2773--5S / UPKM-2772--4S (Indianapolis pressing)4

The UPKM-2773 is directly below the catalog number, like the red label of 12/1970. However, compare all other orange labels, regular release Elvis for 1968 and 1969 and it can be seen that the take will be directly below the music publisher and above the time. This take is in an odd place for an orange label. The placement of UPKM-2773 label is consistent with Elvis beginning with April 1970 with 47-9835. An RCA release from 2/1970 with catalog 47-9810 places the take number directly below the catalog number. Also, 2/1970 catalog 47-9806 places the take number under the music publisher and above the time. I would place this copy between 2/1970 and 12/1970. A reasonable guess would place this more likely around 3/1970 to promote the sacred albums on the back as well as this title for Easter. There are distict differences between the this orange label and the red label 447-0665 in cases and commas or no commas so I would not consider this a transitional label. Paul Dowling of Worldwide Elvis has independantly confirmed in this analysis and opinion.

Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as You'll Never Walk Alone / We Call On Him on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. eBay reference 360108589050 (Feb. 6, 2011)
  2. Images from a collection of Internet images that date back to 1998.
  3. Images from the collection of Lee K.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Lee K.