AFL1-5353 A Valentine Gift For You 

Modified: February 5, 2015

         Release: RCA Records AFL1-5353 A Valentine Gift For You (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 2/1985

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side A

Are You Lonesome Tonight
I Need Somebody To Lean On
Young And Beautiful
Playing For Keeps
Tell Me Why
Give Me The Right
It Feels So Right

Side B

I Was The One
Fever
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Love Letters
Fame And Fortune
Can't Help Falling In Love

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Cover Front: Elvis Presley along top. A Valentine Gift For You lower left corner. Generally found with sticker on the shrink-wrap advertising the red vinyl. May have Best Buy sticker.1
Cover Back: Catalog number and RCA upper left corner. UPC lower right corner.

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Disc: Gold label, Elvis 50th Anniversary, flat label. Black vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A: AFL1-5353A-1 A1K JA / Side B: AFL1-5353B-3 A2J JA (Indianapolis pressing?)

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Disc: Gold label, Elvis 50th Anniversary, flat label. Red vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A: AFL1-5353A-1 A1D JA / Side B: AFL1-5353B-1 A2E JA (Indianapolis pressing?)
Side A: AFL1-5353A-3 A1A JA / Side B: AFL1-5353B-3 A1E JA (Indianapolis pressing?)

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Disc: Gold label, Elvis 50th Anniversary, ribbed label. Black vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A: AFL1-5353 A -4 A-1 / Side B: AFL1-5353 B -4 A-1 (hand etched) (unknown pressing)

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Disc: Black label, dog near top, ribbed label. Red vinyl.2

Matrix numbers
Side A: AFL1-5353 A -4 A-1 / Side B: AFL1-5353 B -4 A-2 (hand etched) (unknown pressing)3

This black label, dog near top example was discovered around July 2012. The story behind this record is sketchy, but it goes something like this. A company producing gold framed records was contracted to produce A Valentine Gift For You; however, gold vinyl with a gold 50th Anniversary label would not provide the best visual effect. In response to this, RCA pressed a very low quantity with the black label, as to provide the company producing gold framed records the better contrast against the gold vinyl. Any remaining product not used for the gold framed records was sold through the retail channels as black label, dog near top with red vinyl. This example came with the "best buy" sticker on the shrink.4

Inner Sleeve
Generic white.

  1. Image from the collection of Christian (of France).
  2. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  4. Observations from the collection of Christian (of France).