EPA-992 Elvis, Volume 1 

Modified: February 16, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor EPA-992 Elvis, Volume 1 (EP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/19/1956

Side 1: Rip It Up / Love Me
Side 2: When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Paralyzed

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back.

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There are three variations for the copyright information bottom centered on the back. The fourth image contains overlays in high contrast of two different covers to detail the major differences between the two.

  • Bottom incorrectly reads Radio Corporation o fAmerica, © aligned with the fourth letter in vitalize and extends through the end of the line with the "s" in listeners.
  • Bottom correctly reads Radio Corporation of America, © aligned with the fourth letter in vitalize and extends through the end of the line with the "s" in listeners.1
  • Bottom correctly reads Radio Corporation of America, © aligned with the seventh letter in vitalize and extends through the end of the line with the "s" in listeners.1

The variation in copyright offsets was documented by Burning Love Records in an eBay auction which ended September 11, 2011. A comparison of a few dozen specimens reveal that this offset is likely as common as the corrected typeset. The copyright spacing is the most obvious difference, there is also differences in length on at least the end of a couple of paragraphs, but only visible when overlaid using a graphic editor.3

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Disc: (10/1956)4 Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Side 2, PARALYZED is credited with Otis Blackwell.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-1S 2 / G2WH-7210-1S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-1S C1 / G2WH-7210-1S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-1S C1 / G2WH-7210-1S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)5
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-5S / G2WH-7210-1S B4 (Indianapolis pressing)6

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Disc: (10/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Side 2, PARALYZED is credited with Otis Blackwell - Elvis Presley.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-1S C3 / G2WH-7210-1S B2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-1S C3 / G2WH-7210-1S C3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)7
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-5S B3 / G2WH-7210-1S C3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)7
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-5S B5 / G2WH-7210-1S B5 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)9
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-5S C2 / G2WH-7210-1S C6 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (10/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. Straight "1" for Side 1.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-3S AI / G2WH-7210-3S A (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: (10/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. Without 45 EP on right side.10
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-2S / G2WH-7210-2S (Rockaway pressing)11

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Disc: Black label, no dog on top with horizontal line. Without 45 EP on right side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-2S A RCA P / G2WH-7210-2S A RCA 3 A (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-2S A RCA 3 F / G2WH-7210-2S A RCA 2 J (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (10/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. With 45 EP on right side. Solid center!1213
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-2S A RCA1 A / G2WH-7210-2S A RCA C (Rockaway pressing)12

This unique copy has not been identified until December 2012. The asking price $1,499 on eBay12.

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Disc: (10/1956) Black label, dog on top with horizontal line. With 45 EP on right side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-2S A1 RCA A / G2WH-7210-2S A2 RCA A (Rockaway pressing)11
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-2S A1 RCA C / G2WH-7210-2S A2 RCA C (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-4S A1 / G2WH-7210-4S A2 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-4S B1 / G2WH-7210-4S A2 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-4S B1 / G2WH-7210-4S A3 (Rockaway pressing)5
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-6S A3 / G2WH-7210-4S B3 (Rockaway pressing)

Disc: (10/1956) Black label. No dog on top with horizontal line.

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Disc: (1965) Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: G2WH-7209-5S C1 / G2WH-7210--5S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Cover: picture sleeve front and back.1819

The picture sleeve front on the left is a rare alternate sleeve featuring the original cover of EPA-747. The third picture sleeve front featuring the EPA-992 EPA-993 on bottom right corner has been confirmed with the EPA-993 back19; however, is featured here as it appears to have been intended for use with the EPA-992 back.

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Disc: (1968) Orange label.18
Matrix numbers: G2WH7209-5S F1 / G2WH-7210--6S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)22

  1. Image from from the collection of Urs Mosimann (from Switzerland)
  2. Image from from the collection of Urs Mosimann (from Switzerland)
  3. Observations from from the collection of Urs Mosimann (from Switzerland)
  4. Date from "Elvis Presley: Discography | The Official Elvis Presley Site." Elvis The Music. Sony Music Entertainment. January 25, 2011.
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  6. eBay reference 261024919650 (June 6, 2012)
  7. Matrix numbers from the collection of Urs Mosimann (from Switzerland)
  8. Matrix numbers from the collection of Urs Mosimann (from Switzerland)
  9. eBay reference 221297097913 (November 4, 2013)
  10. Images from the collection of Roberto.
  11. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  12. eBay reference 350666055051 (December 22, 2012)
  13. Identified by Jerry Osborne.
  14. eBay reference 350666055051 (December 22, 2012)
  15. eBay reference 350666055051 (December 22, 2012)
  16. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  17. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  18. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  19. eBay reference 350385881588 (September, 10, 2013)
  20. eBay reference 350385881588 (September, 10, 2013)
  21. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  22. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).