APL1-2559 Frankie and Johnny - what if it existed? 

Modified: November 11, 2011

2559 apl1 cover side1 usa mockup small APL1 2559 Frankie and Johnny   what if it existed? (Elvis Presley)3553 lsp cover side2 usa mockup v2 small APL1 2559 Frankie and Johnny   what if it existed? (Elvis Presley)

Cover Front: RCA, catalog number and Stereo upper right corner. Formally available as LSP-3553 lower left corner.
Cover Back: Catalog number upper right corner. This album is also available on Stereo 8 and Cassette. statement right side just above the sixth picture of Elvis. RCA copyright information bottom center.

2559 apl1 cover side2 canada small APL1 2559 Frankie and Johnny   what if it existed? (Elvis Presley)3553 lsp cover side2 1 small APL1 2559 Frankie and Johnny   what if it existed? (Elvis Presley)

Cover Back: Canadian APL1-2559 and the U.S.A. LSP-3553.

According the guides, just after Elvis' passing, RCA announced the re-release of some of the 1960's movie soundtracks. Among them a re-release of Frankie and Johnny with the APL1-2559 catalog number. Though no known U.S. copies exist, one side of the album slick does. This catalog number does exist in Canada. Judging from the re-released soundtracks in Canada and those of the U.S., this is my interpretation of what if the APL1-2559 existed. The back cover is a mockup between the original LSP-3553 release and the Canadian APL1-2559.