Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One 

Modified: October 1, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor 447-0605 Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 9/30/1958

Gold Standard Series

447-0605-1959-side1447-0605-1959-side2

Disc: 3/1959. Gold Standard. Black label, dog on top. Camden N.J.
Matrix numbers: J2 PW5691-1S / J2 PW5692-1S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)1
Matrix numbers: J2 PW5691-1S A1 / J2 PW5692-2S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0605-cover-side1447-0605-cover-side2

Cover: 4/1964. Gold Standard picture sleeve.2

447-0605-1959-side2-wlp447-0605-1959-side1-wlp

Disc: 4/1964. White label. NOT FOR SALE.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-2S A1 / J2PW-5692-3S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

447-0605-1959-side2447-0605-1959-side1

Disc: 4/1964. Gold Standard. Black label, dog on top. No Camden N.J.3
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-2S A1 / J2PW-5692-3S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

447-0605-1964-side1447-0605-1964-side2

Disc: 1965. Gold Standard. Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-1S A1 / J2PW-5692-2S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691--4S / J2 PW5692-2S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)1

447-0605-1968-side1-mockup447-0605-1968-side2-mockup

Disc: 1968. Gold Standard. Orange label.5

A sale is recorded on May 5, 2020 on eBay at £100 ($128+).6

447-0605-1971-side1447-0605-1971-side2

Disc: 1971. Gold Standard. Red label.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-5S / J2PW-5692-2S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-6S / J2PW-5692-2S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-7S A1 / J2PW-5692-2S B1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0605-1977-side1-gstop447-0605-1977-side2-gstop

Disc: 1976. Gold Standard. Black label, dog near top. Gold Standard on top.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-7S A2 / J2PW-5692-2S B (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0605-1977-side2447-0605-1977-side1

Disc: 1976. Gold Standard. Black label, dog near top. Gold Standard on side.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-7S A2 / J2PW-5692-2S B4 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691-7S A4 / J2PW-5692-2S C2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-5691 23 / J2PW-5692 21 A3 (machine stamped) (unknown pressing I )1

Released in 1956 by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One.
Released in 1956 by RCA Records on 78 RPM as Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Heartbreak Hotel / I Was the One on the Collectors' Series label.

  1. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  2. Front cover from the collection of Barry McLean.
  3. Thanks for Neal Umphred for the date determination.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  5. Mockups of existing images
  6. eBay reference 383529770971 (May 5, 2020)
  7. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).