It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues 

Modified: October 1, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor 447-0628 It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 2/20/1962

Gold Standard Series

447-0628-1959-side1447-0628-1959-side2

Disc: Black label, dog on top.1
Matrix numbers: L2 WW0100-10S A6 / L2 WW0085-1S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2 WW0100-10S A6 / L2 WW0085-2S A6 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2

447-0628-1965-side1447-0628-1965-side2

Disc: Black label, dog on side.1
Matrix numbers: L2 WW0100-10S A6 / L2 WW0085-1S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2 WW0100-18S / L2WW-0085-1S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2 WW0100-18S / L2WW-0085-11S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2

447-0628-1968-side2-mockup447-0628-1968-side1-mockup

Disc: Orange label.5

A good (no bad) copy sold on eBay Dec. 12, 2011 for $66.6

447-0628-1971-side2447-0628-1971-side1

Disc: Red label.
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0100-19S A2 / L2WW-0085-11S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0628-1977-side1447-0628-1977-side2

Disc: Black label, dog near top.
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0100-19S A2 / L2WW-0085-12S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0100-31 A2 / L2WW-0085-12S B1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0100-34 A1 / L2WW-0085 PB1110B 13S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0100-34S A1 / L2WW-0085 PB1110B 13S A4 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

Originally released by RCA Records on as It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as It's Now or Never / A Mess of Blues on the Collectors' Series label.

  1. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)
  3. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)
  5. Mockups of existing images
  6. eBay reference 190610475597 (December 12, 2011)