ANL1-0971 (e) Pure Gold 

Modified: October 17, 2015

         Release: RCA Victor ANL1-0971 (e) Pure Gold (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 3/1975

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side A

Kentucky Rain
Fever
It's Impossible
Jailhouse Rock
Don't Be Cruel

Side B

I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Loving You
In The Ghetto
Love Me Tender

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Cover Front: Catalog number and title on top right corner. RCA bottom left corner.
Cover Back: Title on top. Two columns with song titles and three rows of other RCA releases.

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Disc: (1975) Orange label. Flat label. Flexible vinyl.1 Large font size. Song numbers line up with the copyright information on the bottom. On side B, there is a space between the credits for the Jordanaires and the last song listed.

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Disc: (1975) Yellow label. Flat label. Flexible vinyl. Large font size. Song numbers line up with the copyright information on the bottom. On side B, there is a space between the credits for the Jordanaires and the last song listed.

Matrix numbers
Side A: ANL1-0971A-1 A1SSS / Side B: ANL1-0971B-1 A3DD (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: ANL1-0971A-1 A7A / Side B: ANL1-0971B-1 A2W (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: ANL1-0971A-1 A7F / Side B: ANL1-0971B-1 A3Y (Indianapolis pressing)2
Side A: ANL1-0971A-6 B3D / Side B: AML7-0971B-6 ANL1-0971B 6 B1A [x] (unknown pressing I K )

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Disc: (1975) Tan label. Rigid label. Flexible vinyl. Large font size. Song numbers line up with the copyright information on the bottom. On side B, there is a space between the credits for the Jordanaires and the last song listed.3

Matrix numbers
Side A:
ANL1-0971-A8 K-11484 GOL / Side B: ANL1-0972-B9 K-11482 GOL A1SSS (Long Island, NY pressing)2
Side A: ANL1-0971-A8 K-11484 GOL (hand etched) / Side B: ANL1-0972-B9 K-11482 GOL (hand etched) (Long Island, NY pressing)

A copy of this variation sold on eBay on April 7, 2013 for $362.665.

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Disc: Tan label. Rigid label. Flexible vinyl.6 Small font size. The song numbers do not line up with the copyright information on the bottom and on side B, there is no space between the credits for the Jordanaires and the last song listed.

A copy of this variation sold on eBay on November 3, 2011 for $387. There are significant differences between the two tan labels, font sizes, text alignment, and spacing. The discovery of the variation in tan labels is credited to Roberto.

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Disc: (circa 1981) Yellow label. Rigid label. Flexible vinyl. Small font size. The song numbers do not line up with the copyright information on the bottom. On side B, there is no space between the credits for the Jordanaires and the last song listed.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
ANL1-0971A-1 A1 / Side B: ANL1-0971B-3 A3 (Carrollton, GA. pressing I G by Columbia Records.)89

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 AYL1-3732 (e) Pure Gold.

  1. mockup of orange label.
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  3. Image from the collection of Roberto.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  5. eBay reference 350755924939 (April 7, 2013)
  6. mockup of tan label.
  7. eBay reference 120801083551 (November 3, 2011)
  8. W.B. "Who wants to compile a list of pressing plant initials?" 10 Aug. 2004. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. 20 Dec. 2012.
  9. Fitch, Vernon. "How to Read you Record Secrets of the Matrix and more." The Pink Floyd Archives. 20 December 2012.