EPA-4006 Love Me Tender 

Modified: February 16, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor EPA-4006 Love Me Tender (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 11/21/1956

Side 1: Love Me Tender / Let Me
Side 2: Poor Boy / We're Gonna Move

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. Song titles on front in black border. © by Radio Corporation of America, 1956 on back.

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Disc: (11/1956)1 Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Elvis Presley capitalized.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-1S A3 / G2WH-7524-1S A4 (Indianapolis pressing)2
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-1S A4 / G2WH-7524-1S A4 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-1S C2 / G2WH-7524-1S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)2
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-1S L2 / G2WH-7524-1S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)4

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Disc: (11/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. Without 45 EP on side. Space between Side numbers and the New Orthophonic statement.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-2S A RCA1 D / G2WH-7524-2S A1 RCA G (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (11/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. Without 45 EP on side. No space between Side numbers and the New Orthophonic statement.5
Matrix numbers: G2 WH7523-2S A RCA2 C / G2 WH7524 B1 RCA E (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)6

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Disc: (11/1956) Black label. No dog on top with horizontal line. Without 45 EP on side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-2S A RCA G / G2WH-7524-2S A1 RCA E (Rockaway pressing)

epa-4006-1956-side1-wlineepa-4006-1956-side2-wline

Disc: (11/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. 45 EP on side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-2S A RCA B / G2WH-7524-2S B1 RCA B (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-6S A2 / G2WH-7524-2S B1 (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (11/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. ELVIS PRESLEY in all caps.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-3S A / G2WH-7524-3S A (Hollywood pressing)7

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Disc: (11/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Catalog number smaller than matrix number.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-7S A1 / G2WH-7524-7S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

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Cover: (1965) No titles are shown on front, white border. On back © by Radio Corporation of America, 1956 with the number "2" lower left corner.8 Or on back, RCA copyright as © 1956, RCA, New York, N.Y with the number "2" lower left corner.

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Disc: (1965) Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-1S C1 / G2WH-7524--1S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-1S C1 / G2WH-7524--8S A2 (machine stamped)(Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1968) Orange label.
Matrix numbers: G2 WH7523-1S B6 / G2 WH7524--8S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7523-1S C1 / G2WH-7524--8S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

  1. Date from "Elvis Presley: Discography | The Official Elvis Presley Site." Elvis The Music. Sony Music Entertainment. January 25, 2011.
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  5. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  6. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  7. Matrix numbers from the collection of Emile.
  8. Image and observation from the collection of Christian (of France)