Burning Love / It's a Matter of Time 

Modified: December 27, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor 74-0769 Burning Love / It's a Matter of Time (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 8/1/1972

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. The cover may have a thumb slit on one side or not.

I hadn't really paid much attention to this cover, until now. The cover with the thumb slit is the first and only one of it's kind I have seen. The inconsistencies of it's cut is identical to other Elvis releases of this era.

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Disc: (8/1972) Yellow label. NOT FOR SALE.1
Matrix numbers: BPKM-1257-?S / BPKM-1260-?S (Rockaway pressing)

It is interesting to note that the labels for this Rockaway pressing do not resemble the regular release of this single pressed at Rockaway. They look like those labels used by Indianapolis.

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Disc: (8/1972) Gray label. On the Burning Love side, "Vocal accompaniment" under Elvis Presley is spelled out. On the Burning Love side, Combine Music Corp., BMI is on two lines.2
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-1S B2 / BPKS-1260-1S A4 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)3

BEWARE OF FAKES ON EBAY! There are many tells. Most obvious ones are font sizes for the writers names are too small, dark font for the matrix numbers, and on both sides of the record, Sumner is misspelled as Summer.

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Disc: (8/1972) Orange label. On the Burning Love side, "Vocal accompaniment" under Elvis Presley is spelled out. On the Burning Love side, Combine Music Corp., BMI is on two lines.
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-1S A1 / BPKS-1260-1S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-1S B1 / BPKS-1260-1S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-1S B3 / BPKS-1260-1S A4 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-6S A1G / BPKS-1260-6S A1G (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (8/1972) Orange label. On both sides "Vocal accomp" under Elvis Presley is lower case "accomp". On the Burning Love side, Combine Music Corp., BMI is on two lines.
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-3S / BPKS-1260-4S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-4S / BPKS-1260-4S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: (8/1972) Orange label. On both sides "Vocal Accomp" under Elvis Presley is upper case "Accomp". On the Burning Love side, Combine Music Corp., BMI is on three lines.
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-5S A3C / BPKS-1260-6S C1E (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)4
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-5S B1A / BPKS-1260-6S C1C (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: BPKS-1257-5S B4F / BPKS-1260-5S C4C (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)

  1. Original source images from the collection of DarylR and have been cleaned for this site.
  2. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.