Blue Suede Shoes / Promised Land 

Modified: November 7, 2012

         Release: RCA PB-13929 Blue Suede Shoes / Promised Land (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1984

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Cover: Picture sleeve front and back.1

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Disc: Gold label. Elvis 50th Anniversary. Blue vinyl. NOT FOR SALE. Same song on both sides.
Matrix numbers: PB-13929A-5 / PB-13929A-5 (hand etched)

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Disc: Gold label. Elvis 50th Anniversary. Blue vinyl. Incorrectly shows Blue Suede Shoes as stereo and Promised Land as mono.1
Matrix numbers: PB-13929A-5 / PB-13929B-53

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Disc: Gold label. Elvis 50th Anniversary. Blue vinyl. Correctly shows Blue Suede Shoes as mono and Promised Land as stereo.
Matrix numbers: PB-13929A-5 / PB-13929B-5

It is in my opinion that the corrected record labels, where Blue Suede Shoes is mono and Promised Land is stereo is considerably more rare than the error labels. This is incredibly difficult to find and undervalued. While actively looking for it, it took over three years to track this one down.

  1. Images from the collection of Roberto.
  2. Images from the collection of Roberto.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.