EPA-5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 

Modified: April 29, 2018

         Release: RCA Victor EPA-5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 4/21/1959

Side 1: Hard Headed Woman / Good Rockin' Tonight
Side 2: Don't / I Beg of You

gss 2X400 EPA 5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (Elvis Presley)

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. A Touch of Gold may either be aligned center or the "of" offset to the left of "A Touch Gold".

epa 5088 side1 maroon small EPA 5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (Elvis Presley)epa 5088 side2 maroon small EPA 5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (4/1959)1 Maroon label, dog on top.2
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-1S A1 / K2PH-1246-1S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (4/1959) Black label, dog on top.
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-1S A3 / K2PH-1246-1S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-2S A1 / K2PH-1246-2S A1 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-2S A1 / K2PH-1246-2S A2 (Rockaway pressing)3

This black label is identical to the maroon example above, except the label color. By the fact that the matrix numbers are identical, the maroon label is extremely rare.

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Disc: (4/1959) Black label, dog on top. New Orthophonic High Fidelity on side.4
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-?S / K2PH-1246-?S (Hollywood pressing ?)

epa 5088 side1 blk small EPA 5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (Elvis Presley)epa 5088 side2 blk small EPA 5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (4/1959) Black label, dog on top.
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-3S / K2PH-1246-3S (Hollywood pressing)

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back. On back, copyright info changes from © by Radio Corporation of America, 1959 changed to © 1959, RCA, New York N.Y.

5088 epa 1965 side1 small EPA 5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (Elvis Presley)5088 epa 1965 side2 small EPA 5088 A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1965) Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-1S A3 / K2PH-1246-1S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1968) Orange label.
Matrix numbers: K2PH-1245-1S A3 / K2PH-1246-1S A3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)5

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Insert: "Loyal Elvis Fan" signature card, with Elvis' picture.6

  1. Date from "Elvis Presley: Discography | The Official Elvis Presley Site." Elvis The Music. Sony Music Entertainment. January 25, 2011.
  2. Images from the collection of Jouni from Finland
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  4. Mockup of eBay reference 390237449845 (Oct. 10, 2010)
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  6. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).