Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-a-Hula Baby 

Modified: December 27, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor 447-0635 Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-a-Hula Baby (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/9/1962

Gold Standard Series

447-0635-1959-side1447-0635-1959-side2

Disc: Black label, dog on top.
Matrix numbers: M2 PW2988--3S A2 / M2 PW2989--3S A5 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: M2 PW2988-5S A3 / M2 PW2989-5S A5 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0635-1965-side1447-0635-1965-side2

Disc: Black label, dog on side.1
Matrix numbers: M2 PW2988-5S A3 / M2 PW2989-5S A5 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: M2 PW2988-5S A5 / M2 PW2989-5S A5 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2

Part of the matrix number on side one, specifically the duplication history, A3 is rather tough to make out. It does resemble that of an A5. Using a Illuminated Jeweler's Loupe with LED light at 15x25mm made it possible to more accurately identify. With that in mind and that the orange label release contains an A3, the matrix number with the A5 is questionable.

447-0635-1968-side1447-0635-1968-side2

Disc: Orange label.1
Matrix numbers: M2 PW2988-5S A3 / M2 PW2989--3S B5 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2

A VG+ label copy sold on eBay July 20, 2014 for $170.5

447-0635-1971-side1447-0635-1971-side2

Disc: Red label.
Matrix numbers: M2PW-2988-7S C1 / MWP2-2989-7S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0635-1977-side1-gstop447-0635-1977-side2-gstop

Disc: Black label, dog near top. Gold Standard on top. RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA on bottom.
Matrix numbers: M2PW-2988-7S B2 / MWP2-2989-7S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: M2PW-2988-7S C1 / MWP2-2989-7S (unknown pressing)

447-0635-1977-side1-v3447-0635-1977-side2-v3

Disc: Black label, dog near top. Gold Standard on side. RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA on bottom.
Matrix numbers: M2PW-2988-7S B4 / MWP2-2989-7S A4 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: M2PW-2988 PB11102A 10 M2PW-2998 10 A2 / MWP2-2989 10 PB11102B A2 (unknown pressing)

447-0635-1977-side1447-0635-1977-side2

Disc: Black label, dog near top. Gold Standard on side. Text on left side on both sides. RCA CORP on bottom.
Matrix numbers: M2PW-2988-12 A1 / MWP2-2989 (hand etched) (unknown pressing)

447-0635-2000-side2447-0635-2000-side1

Disc: Black label, dog near top. Gold Standard on side. Text on left side on both sides. RCA CORP and (R) only on bottom. Label is slick and shinny. Slightly different font. Likely a later pressing or NOS stock.
Matrix numbers: M2PW-2988-12 A1 / MWP2-2989 24 (machine stamped) (unknown pressing)

Originally released by RCA Records on as Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-a-Hula Baby.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby on the Collectors' Series label.

  1. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  3. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  5. eBay reference 201127996445 (July 20, 2014)