AFL1-2428 Moody Blue 

Modified: August 17, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor AFL1-2428 Moody Blue (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 7/19/1977

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side A

Unchained Melody If You Love Me (Let Me Know) Little Darlin' He'll Have to Go Let Me Be There

Side B

Way Down Pledging My Love Moody Blue She Thinks I Still Care It's Easy for You

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Cover Front: Catalog number upper right corner.
Cover Back: Picture of Elvis in center with song titles on either side. RCA and catalog number lower right corner.

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Black vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A: AFL1-2428-A 1S A4? Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) / Side B: AFL1-2428-B 1S A4F Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: AFL1-2428-A 1S L A5 Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) / Side B: AFL1-2428-B 1S A1O Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Cover Front: Catalog number upper right corner. Stickers may or may not be applied to shrink-wrap.
Cover Back: Picture of Elvis in center with song titles on either side. RCA and catalog number lower right corner.

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Stickers: Applied to shrink-wrap announcing "The Blue Album" and "Contains the hits Moody Blue and Way Down."

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Blue vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
AFL1-2428-A 1S A1V Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) / Side B: AFL1-2428-B 30 A1Z (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: AFL1-2428-A 1S A2H Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) / Side B: AFL1-2428-B 1S A1F Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing)1
Side A: AFL1-2428-A 1S A3Q Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) / Side B: AFL1-2428-B 1S A1P Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: AFL1-2428-A 2S A2CC Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) / Side B: AFL1-2428-B 2S A1N Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Blue vinyl. Rigid vinyl.2

Matrix numbers
Side A:
AFL1-2428-A 2S W Masterfonics GAM / Side B: AFL1-2428-B 2S Masterfonics GAM (Indianapolis pressing)3

RCA Test Pressings

Vinyl pressed in other color other than blue or black are promotional only and pressed in extremely limited quantities. These were never intended for sale. Heritage Auctions4 reports that the following four colors, green, white, red, and gold vinyl records are all the possible colors that were produced in limited quantities for in-house use only567 It should also be noted that the covers that are found with these special colored vinyl, generally are offered with the Not For Sale Demonstration stamp on the back of the cover and have been found with a colored dot sticker on the front cover to match the color of the vinyl. I do not know if this dot is considered original of if someone had applied them after the fact for their own point of rerence. It would be nice to know this definitively.

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Green vinyl. Rigid vinyl.8

Matrix numbers
Side A: AFL1-2428-A-1S Masterfonics GAM (hand etched) B2 (machine stamped) / Side B: AFL1-2428 B-2S W (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing ?I)9

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. White vinyl. Rigid vinyl.8 Side A is incorrectly labeled for LSP-1254(e)

Matrix numbers
Side A: AFL1-2428--1 Masterfonics GAM A7 / Side B: AFL1-2428 B-2S W jmkles (hand etched) (hand etched) (unknown pressing ?I)9

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Red vinyl. Rigid vinyl.5

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Gold vinyl. Rigid vinyl.6

Inner Sleeves
To identify the inner sleeve that is most appropriate for each release, look at the Inner Sleeves page on this site.

Re-released as AQL1-2428 Moody Blue.

  1. eBay reference 221063783542 (July 4, 2012)
  2. Images from the collection of Roberto.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  4. Heritage Auctions. Lot #89535. 2019 November 16-17.
  5. Heritage Auctions. Lot #21708. 2006 April Music Memorabilia Auction #622.
  6. Heritage Auctions. Lot #22258. 2006 October Music/Entertainment Memorabilia Signature Acution #634.
  7. eBay reference 192192529906 (May 21, 2017)
  8. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  9. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)
  10. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  11. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)
  12. Heritage Auctions. Lot #21708. 2006 April Music Memorabilia Auction #622.
  13. Heritage Auctions. Lot #22258. 2006 October Music/Entertainment Memorabilia Signature Acution #634.