CPL1-2901 Elvis Sings for Children and Grownups Too 

Modified: March 20, 2022

         Release: RCA Victor CPL1-2901 Elvis Sings for Children and Grownups Too (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 6/1978

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side A

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Wooden Heart
Five Sleepyheads
Puppet On A String
Angel
Old MacDonald

Side B

How Would You Like To Be
Cotton Candy Land
Old Shep
Big Boots
Have A Happy

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Cover Front: Catalog number upper right corner. (1978)
Cover Back: Song titles left side. The removable bonus card attached to back cover. RCA lower right corner.

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Gatefold: Yellow background with song information and lyrics.

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Cover Front: Catalog number upper right corner. (1980)1
Cover Back: Song titles left side. No bonus card. RCA lower right corner.2

This is a non-gatefold cover. It was available for a limited time through the RCA Record Club.3 The back of the cover is quickly identifiable as it replaces the statement "A SPECIAL MEMORIES OF ELVIS GREETING CARD" with a black border, however the cover slick is positioned slightly higher to display more crayon artwork and where Side A nearly touches the top. In 2022, a stamp of R 143637 was discovered by Declan Gibbons. This number is the RCA Record Club catalog number. A sealed copy reveals that this number was stamped directly on the cover prior to being sealed.

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Disc: Black label, dog near top. Flat label. Flexible vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPL1-2901A 1S A1E / Side B: CPL1-2901B 1S A3C (Indianapolis pressing)4
Side A: CPL1-2901A 2S A1H / Side B: CPL1-2901B 1S A1E (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: CPL1-2901A 2S A2P / Side B: CPL1-2901B 30 A3S (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: CPL1-2901A 2S A3C / Side B: CPL1XB 2S A4B (Indianapolis pressing)4
Side A: CPL1-2901A 32 A1A / Side B: CPL1-2901B 31 A1A (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: Black label, dog near top. Rigid vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPL1-2901-A X / Side B: CPL1-2901-B (unknown pressing)

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Inner Sleeve
Unique to this release with song titles and lyrics on both sides of the sleeve garnishing childlike artwork and crayons. Although, not confirmed, copies may also have a generic white inner sleeve.

  1. Cover identified by Robert Alaniz (Soundz Good Records)
  2. R 143637 identified by Declan Gibbons at https://www.elvispresleyusavinyl.com/
  3. Lichter, Paul. "Elvis Sings For Children Too." Paul Lichter's Elvis Unique Record Club at ElvisUnique.com. 4 February 2011.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.