Elvis Presley 33 1/3 RPM Record Guide (US) Matrix 

Modified: November 7, 2018

This is a chronology of the Elvis Presley discography. A checklist of all releases from the first run through the final run using the original RCA catalog numbers. Issues and alternate catalog numbers are not part of this guide, nor are label variations of font size, text placement, abbreviated and full text, and other variables.

Elvis Presley 33 1/3 RPM Record Guide (US) Matrix Horizontal Key
The numbers from the left column correspond to the numbers in the tables below.

#Description of label
01Black label. Dog near top.
02Tan, Beige, or Brown label.
02ATan, Beige, or Brown label (A/B variation)
03Yellow label.
04Orange label. Flexible vinyl.
05Orange label. Rigid vinyl. Non-flexible vinyl. Flat label
06Orange label. Rigid vinyl.
07STEREO on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver. Flat label. (aka. White Top Stereo or WT Stereo)
08STEREO on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver. (aka. White Top Stereo or WT Stereo)
09STEREO DYNAGROOVE on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver. Flat label.
10STEREO DYNAGROOVE on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver.
11STEREO on bottom. Black label. All print on label including RCA Victor is silver. (aka. Silver Stereo)
12LIVING STEREO on bottom. Black label. All print on label including RCA Victor is silver.
13staggard stereo 2 Elvis Presley 33 1/3 RPM Record Guide (US) Matrix (Elvis Presley) on bottom. Black label.All print on label including RCA Victor is silver. (aka. Staggered Stereo)
14MONO DYNAGROOVE on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver. Flat label.
15MONO DYNAGROOVE on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver.
16MONAURAL on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver. Flat label.
17MONAURAL on bottom. Black label. RCA Victor in white all other print on label is silver.
18MONO on bottom. Black label. All print on label including RCA Victor is silver.
19LONG PLAY on bottom. Black label. All print on label including RCA Victor is silver. Flat label.
20LONG PLAY on bottom. Black label. All print on label including RCA Victor is silver.

Elvis Presley 33 1/3 RPM Record Guide (US) Checklist
The great Elvis Presley LP catalog is too large to put into one table. In the seemingly endless flow of releases and re-releases, there are patterns which I have broken into the following groups. These tables are not universally accepted in terminology, however, are universally accurate and true. I have visually identified the following catalog and populated the tables accordingly. However, question marks exist where these titles are identified in the price guides and I have not visually seen or these are not identified in the guides, however, seem plausible to exist. These selection changes as album variations are identified.

Long Play / Electronically Reproduced Stereo
Originally, this selection of albums were released exclusively as long play monaural with the prefix LPM to the catalog number. As the technology permitted, this catalog was re-issued in electronically reproduced stereo, also referred to as simulated stereo. This re-issued selection prepends the prefix LSP to the catalog number. LSP for Long Stereo Play. The early 1962 releases of this selection do not contain the (e) at the end of the catalog number on the covers. The (e) is for Electronically Reproduced.

#Elvis 1954-1977Release(s)PDJ1234567891011121314151617181920
1Elvis PresleyLPM/LSP-1254(e)XXXXXXXXXX
2ElvisLPM/LSP-1382(e)XXXXXXXXXX
3Loving YouLPM/LSP-1515(e)XXXXXXXXXX
4Elvis' Christmas AlbumLOC-1035XX
5Elvis' Golden RecordsLPM/LSP-1707(e)IXXXXXXXXXX
6King CreoleLPM/LSP-1884(e)PXXXXXXXXXXX
7Elvis' Christmas AlbumLPM/LSP-1951(e)XXXXXXXX
8For LP Fans OnlyLPM/LSP-1990(e)XXXXXXXXXX
9A Date with ElvisLPM/LSP-2011(e)XXXXXXXXXX
10Elvis Fans Can't Be WrongLPM/LSP-2075(e)XXXXXXXXXXX

Long Play / Living Stereo
Beginning with the selection of albums, RCA released each release simultaneously in both Living Stereo or true Stereo and in long play monaural.

#Elvis 1954-1977Release(s)PDJ1234567891011121314151617181920
11Elvis Is Back!LPM/LSP-2231XXXXXXXXXXXX
12G.I.BluesLPM/LSP-2256XXXXXXXXXXXX
13His Hand in MineLPM/LSP-2328XXXXXXXXXX
14Something for EverybodyLPM/LSP-2370XXXXXXXXXXXXX
15Blue HawaiiLPM/LSP-2426XXXXXXXXXXXX
16Pot Luck With ElvisLPM/LSP-2523XXX?XXXXXX
17Girls! Girls! Girls!LPM/LSP-2621PXXX?XXXXXXXXX
18It Happened at the World's FairLPM/LSP-2697PX (1)X (1)XXX

Long Play / "Silver" Stereo
RCA transitioned from the Living Stereo to Stereo on the record labels. This group of releases were originally offered with the Stereo label, also known as the "Silver" Stereo label. The "Silver" Stereo area was a very short run.

#Elvis 1954-1977Release(s)PDJ1234567891011121314151617181920
19Elvis' Golden Records, Volume IIILPM/LSP-2765XXX?XXXXXX
20Fun In AcapulcoLPM/LSP-2756XXXXXXXXX
21Kissin' CousinsLPM/LSP-2894PXXXXXXXXXXXX
22RoustaboutLPM/LSP-2999DJXXXXXXXXXX

Long Play / "White Top" Stereo
In 1964, the RCA catalog was re-introduced with RCA Victor in white and all other print in silver, including the word Stereo on the bottom of the label. This group of albums were originally released with the "White Top" Stereo label.

#Elvis 1954-1977Release(s)PDJ1234567891011121314151617181920
23Girl HappyLPM/LSP-3338DJXXXXXXXX
24Elvis for EveryoneLPM/LSP-3450DJXXXXXXX
25Harum ScarumLPM/LSP-3468PDJXX
26Frankie and JohnnyLPM/LSP-3553PDJXX
27Paradise Hawaiian StyleLPM/LSP-3643DJXXXXXXXX
28SpinoutLPM/LSP-3702PDJXXX
29How Great Thou ArtLPM/LSP-3758DJXXXXXXXXX
30Double TroubleLPM/LSP-3787PDJXXX
31ClambakeLPM/LSP-3893PDJXX
32Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4LPM/LSP-3921PDJXXXXXX
Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4AFL1-3921XX
33SpeedwayLPM/LSP-3989PDJXXX?XXX

Orange Labels (Rigid, non-flexible vinyl.)
With the announcement of the now known as Elvis' Comeback Special, the signature album commemorating the event also commemorated the introduction of the new orange label. This grouping of albums were all released with a hard, non-flexible vinyl. Some labels with the two inch diameter circle in label are referred to as rigid vinyl labels. Even those without the circle have been referred to as rigid vinyl, however, a more appropriate term may be non-flexible vinyl.

The introduction of 2A is added to this and subsequent tables to differentiate the tan label sides labeled as Side 1 / Side 2 and Side A / Side B. Originally, this was not added as there was only one known variation, now there are three!

#Elvis 1954-1977Release(s)PDJ122A34567891011121314151617181920
34Elvis - TV SpecialLPM-4088DJXXXXX
35From Elvis In MemphisLSP-4155PDJXXXXX
36From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To MemphisLSP-6020PPDJXXXXX
37Elvis In PersonLSP-4428DJXXXXX
38On Stage February 1970LSP-4362DJXXXXX
39Elvis: Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 1LPM-6401DJXXXX?
40Back In MemphisLSP-4429DJXXXXXX
41That's The Way It IsLSP-4445DJXXXXX
42Elvis CountryLSP-4460PDJXXXX

Orange Labels (Flexible vinyl.)
As technology evolved, the standard became a flexible vinyl, that is lighter and considerably more flexible than their predecessors. Some releases include the term "Dynaflex". All but Welcome to My World, Moody Blue, and the Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii are originally releases in orange labels.

#Elvis 1954-1977Release(s)PDJ122A34567891011121314151617181920
43Love Letters From ElvisLSP-4530DJXX
44Elvis: Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Volume 2LPM-6402DJXXX
45Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of ChristmasLSP-4579PDJXX
46Elvis NowLSP-4671DJRAREXXX
47He Touched MeLSP-4690DJXXX
48Elvis As Recorded at Madison Square GardenLSP-4776DJXXX
49Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (ORANGE / RED ORANGE)VSPX-6089DJ
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (ORANGE)VSPX-6089
Elvis: Aloha from HawaiiR-213736XXX
Elvis: Aloha from HawaiiCPD2-2642XXX
50Elvis (Including Fool)APL1-0283DJX
51Raised on RockAPL1-0388DJXXX
52A Legendary Performer, Volume 1CPL1-0341DJX**
53Good TimesCPL1-0475DJXX
54Elvis: Recorded Live on Stage in MemphisCPL1-0606DJXX
55Having Fun with Elvis on StageCPM1-0818DJXX
56Promised LandAPL1-0873DJXX
57Pure GoldANL1-0971DJXXX
58TodayAPL1-1039DJXX
59A Legendary Performer, Volume 2CPL1-1349DJX**
60His Hand in MineANL1-1319DJXX
61The Sun SessionsAPM1-1675DJXX
62From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TennesseeAPL1-1506DJXX
63Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of ChristmasANL1-1936DJX
64Welcome to My WorldAPL1-2274DJX
65Moody BlueAFL1-2428DJX

** Indicates a custom RCA label, not the typical Black label, dog near top.

The Camden / Pickwick Releases

In August 1975, RCA sold its entire Camden line to Pickwick. In December, 1975, all of the albums that had originally been on the Camden label were re-issued on Pickwick. This according to Gordon Strenger of Pickwick Records.1

Elvis 1954-1977Camden ReleasePickwick Release
C'mon EverybodyCAS-2518CAL-2518
Elvis sings Flaming starCAS-2304CAS-2304
Double DynamiteDL2-5001
I Got LuckyCAS-2533CAL-2533
Frankie and JohnnyACL-7007
Almost In LoveCAS-2440CAS-2440
You'll Never Walk AloneCAS-2472CAL-2472
Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Volume 2CAS-2595CAS-2595
Separate WaysCAS-2611CAS-2611
Elvis Sings Hits from His Movies, Volume 1CAS-2567CAS-2567
Let's Be FriendsCAS-2408CAS-2408
Elvis' Christmas AlbumCAS-2428CAL-2428

Quadraphonic

ReleaseCatalog No.1974 / 19751977
1Elvis: Recorded Live on Stage in MemphisAPD1-0606Orange label.
2Promised LandAPD1-0873Orange label.Black label, dog near top.
3TodayAPD1-1039Orange label.Black label, dog near top.

Although these tables break down the majority of the album releases, there are always exceptions to the rule or to the pattern. I have tried to capture each release in the tables above.

The tables are only a piece of the Elvis Presley album collecting puzzle. The generalizations tabled above incorporate and represent the existence of a particular Elvis release with regards to label color. Other variations to the label, include font size, text placement, abbreviated text vs. full text, and other variables that years of producing and different printing plants may introduce.

  1. Barry, Ron. The Elvis Presley American Discography. Phillipsburg, NJ: Spectator Service, Maxigraphics, 1976, p. 95.