CPL1-1349 A Legendary Performer - Elvis, Volume 2 

Modified: March 4, 2015

         Release: RCA Records CPL1-1349 A Legendary Performer - Elvis, Volume 2 (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1/8/1976

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Harbor Lights
Interview With Elvis - Jay Thompson, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 10, 1956
I Want You I Need You I Love You (Alternate Take 14)
Blue Suede Shoes (Live)
Blue Christmas
Jailhouse Rock
It's Now Or Never

Side 2

Cane And A High Starched Collar
Presentation Of Awards To Elvis - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 25, 1961
Blue Hawaii
Such A Night
Baby What You Want Me To Do (NBC-TV Special)
How Great Thou Art
If I Can Dream (NBC-TV Special)

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Cover Front: Color variations exist from extremely an extremely light blue tint to a darker blue. The earliest covers are likely the lighter tinted blues. All gold print 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 is supposedly introduced in 1977, not pictured, is also a lighter tint blue, die cut, wood grain texture, with note about memory log; however, the gold print is flat. The third cover is the same as the second cover except it is significantly darker blue in tint. The last cover is flat finish with no die cut. The gold print is now a yellowish print. There is no note about a memory log as one is not included with the final re-release.
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 was taken from the inner sleeve of the earlier releases.

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Disc: Black label. Elvis Volume II, 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. "RECORDS" in the copyright is in all caps.

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPL1-1349A-2S A1 / Side B: CPL1-1349B-2S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: Black label. Elvis Volume II, 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. "Records" in the copyright is capitalized. The outer edge of the vinyl is rigid, like an outer edge of a US quarter.

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPL1-1349A-34 A1 / Side B: CPL1-1349B-2S A3 (unknown pressing I L)

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Disc: Black label. All text in gold. TM(s) RCA Corp - Made in the U.S.A. in white lettering. "RECORDS" in the copyright is in all caps.1

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPL1-1349A-31 / Side B: CPL1-1349B-31 (machine stamped)(Confirmed without false starts)(unknown pressing)2

This label variation was discovered by Christian (of France) and was found with the second cover pictured above with the die-cut wood grain texture, flat gold print.

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Disc: Black label. All text in gold. Flat label. "Records" in the copyright is not all caps.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
CPL1-1349A-5 A1O / Side B: CPL1-1349B-31 (machine stamped)(Confirmed without false starts)(unknown pressing)
Side A: CPL1-1349A-31 / Side B: CPL1-1349B-31 (machine stamped)(Confirmed without false starts)(unknown pressing)
Side A: CPL1-1349A-34 B3F / Side B: CPL1-1349B-35 A3E (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: CPL1-1349A-35 A2C / Side B: CPL1-1349B-34 A1H (Indianapolis pressing)3
Side A: CPL1-1349A-37 A1B / Side B: CPL1-1349B-33 A1K (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: CPL1-1349A-37 A1B / Side B: CPL1-1349B-36 A1M (Indianapolis pressing)3

A variation exists where Such a Night and Cane and a High Starched Collar was mistakenly pressed without the intended false starts. The matrix number for this variation is CPL1-1349B-31 on side 2.

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Disc: Black label. All text in gold. Ribbed label (2" circle). "Records" in the copyright is not all caps.

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPL1-1349A-37 A2 / Side B: CPL1-1349B-33 A1 (machine stamped) IMP#1 (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Insert
A 14 page booklet entitled Elvis A Legendary Performer, The Early Years Continued ..." The images above are the front and back of that booklet.

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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. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.