CPL1-0341 A Legendary Performer - Elvis, Volume 1 

Modified: December 4, 2016

         Release: RCA Records CPL1-0341 A Legendary Performer - Elvis, Volume 1 (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1/2/1974

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side A

That's All right
I Love You Because
Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis (Excerpt from interview held Sept. 22, 1958)
Don't Be Cruel
Love Me
Trying to Get to You

Side B

Love Me Tender
(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
Elvis (Excerpt from interview held Sept. 22, 1958)
(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I
Tonight's All Right for Love
Are You Lonesome To-Night
Can't Help Falling in Love

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Cover Front: White background. The first cover contains gold print that is embossed or raised. The cover has a wood grain texture to it and is die cut to expose an image of Elvis from the inner sleeve and has a note on bottom, Enclosed: Illustrated memory log with 4-color picture suitable for framing. The second cover, not pictured, is the same as the first cover except the gold print is flat. The third cover is flat finish with no die cut. There is no note about a memory log as one is not included with the final re-release. This last cover may have a Best Buy sticker on the shrink-wrap.
Cover Back: The first three covers contain the same back with two columns with song titles and additional information in brackets followed by RCA and catalog number bottom center. Copyright bottom center. The final back has an RE lower left corner with a significantly different back that is modified from the inner sleeve of the earlier releases.

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Disc: Black label. A Legendary Performer and RCA Side A or Side B in gold. Catalog number, artist, song titles, and copyright in silver print. TM(s) RCA Corp - Made in the U.S.A. in white lettering. On Side A, tracks 1 and 2 above spindle.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
CPL1-0341A-1 / Side B: CPL1-0341B-1 (unknown pressing)
Side A: CPL1-0341A-6 A3EE / Side B: CPL1 0341B 4 A5E (Indianapolis pressing)1
Side A: CPL1-0341A-6 A5B / Side B: CPL1 0341B 4 A5G (Indianapolis pressing)2

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Disc: Black label. All text in gold. On Side A, track 1 above spindle.3

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPL1 0341A 11 A1F / Side B: CPL1 0341B 9 A1BB (Indianapolis pressing)4
Side A: CPL1 0341A 12 W / Side B: CPL1 0341B 9 A1H (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: Black label. All text in silver. On Side A, track 1 above spindle. No line around the edge of the label that connects ELVIS to A LEGENDARY PERFORMER.

This variation was found in a cover that had a Best Buy sticker. This sealed copy was opened to determine the variation.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
IMP# (hand etched) 1 CPL1 0341A 12 A1 I? (machine stamped) / Side B: CPL1 0341B A-1(hand etched) (unknown pressing I?)

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Disc: Black label, dog near top.

This variation was found in a cover that had a Best Buy sticker. A sealed copy was opened in March 2015 by Walter P. to discover this variation. A second copy has since been accounted for December 2016.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
CPL1-1349 37 IMP#1 A2 I? / Side B: CPL1-1349 36 A1 (unknown pressing I?)5
Side A: IMP# (hand etched) 1 CPL1 0341A 12 A1 I? (machine stamped) / Side B: CPL1 0341B A-1(hand etched) (unknown pressing I?)

Insert
Contains a booklet, "The Early Years".

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Inner Sleeve
The inner sleeve is unique to this release. It is the image that is displayed through the die cut hole of the cover. The later releases without the die-cut cover contain generic white sleeves.

  1. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  3. Images and observations from the collection of Roberto.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of Walter P.