EPA-821 Heartbreak Hotel 

Modified: March 30, 2017

         Release: RCA Victor EPA-821 Heartbreak Hotel (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 4/20/1956

Side 1: Heartbreak Hotel / I Was the One
Side 2: Money Honey / I forgot to Remember to Forget

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back.

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Disc: (4/1956)1 Black label, dog on top without horizontal line.
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-1S A1 / G2PH-2943-2S B2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-1S C1 / G2PH-2943-10S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)3
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-2S B4 / G2PH-2943-2S B4 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-2S / G2PH-2943-2S B3 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (4/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Small bold fonts.5
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-4S A1 / G2PH-2943-4S A1 (Hollywood pressing)

Disc: (4/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Side numbers on the left. SIDE is all caps. with a '-' between SIDE and the number.6

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Disc: (4/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. Sides are spelled out, "Side One" and "Side Two".7
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-3S A1 / G2PH-2943-3S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)8

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Disc: (4/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. Sides are numerical, "Side 1" and "Side 2".9
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-5S RCA D / G2PH-2943-5S RCA1 A (machine stamped)9

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Disc: (4/1956) Black label. No dog on top with horizontal line.11
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-3S B1 / G2PH-2943-3S A2 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-5S E RCA1 / G2PH-2943-5S RCA J (machine stamped) (unknown pressing)

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Disc: (1965) Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942--2S / G2 PH2943-10S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942--9S / G2 PH2943-10S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)12

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Cover: (1968) picture sleeve front and back. No song titles on front. Copyright front left corner. EPA-821 upper right corner.13.

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Cover: (1968) picture sleeve front and back. No song titles on front. No copyright on front left corner. No EPA-821 upper right corner. No picture of Elvis on back, different layout.14

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Disc: (1968) Orange label.13
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-9S / G2 PH2943-10S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)12
Matrix numbers: G2PH-2942-9S / G2 PH2943-11S (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. eBay reference 170926689239 (October 23, 2012)
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  5. eBay reference 200693495450 (January 4, 2012)
  6. eBay reference 130784328510 (October 17, 2012)
  7. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  8. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  9. eBay reference 222159054729 (June 19, 2016)
  10. eBay reference 222159054729 (June 19, 2016)
  11. eBay reference 251141482751 (August 28, 2012)
  12. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)
  13. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  14. eBay reference 250969944619 (January 13, 2012)
  15. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  16. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)