Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion 

Modified: December 27, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor 447-0639 Kiss Me Quick / Suspicion (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 4/14/1964

Gold Standard Series

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Cover: 4/1964. Gold Standard picture sleeve.

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Disc: 4/1964. Gold Standard. White label. NOT FOR SALE. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires above spindle hole. NOT FOR SALE on one line.1

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Disc: 4/1964. Gold Standard. White label. NOT FOR SALE. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires below song title. NOT FOR SALE on two lines.2
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--4S / N2WW-0964--4S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)3

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Disc: 4/1964. Gold Standard. Black label, dog on top. Regular font. ELVIS PRESLEY smaller than with The Jordanaires.
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--1S A1? / N2WW-0964--2S B1 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--1S A2 / N2WW-0964--2S B2 (Rockaway pressing)4
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--1S A2 / N2WW-0964--2S C1 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--3S A1 / N2WW-0964--3S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--3S A2 / N2WW-0964--3S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: 4/1964. Gold Standard. Black label, dog on top. Bold font. ELVIS PRESLEY larger than with The Jordanaires.
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--4S / N2WW-0964--4S (Hollywood pressing)

This is an interesting label as it does not resemble any other Hollywood pressing labels. The label is more characteristic of a Rockaway or Indianapolis pressing label, however, with a very distinctive difference in the size of the 45 RPM font on the right side. Elvis records preceding this and those released after this release all share the distinctive characteristic of 45 R.P.M. and New Orthophonic High Fidelity on right side.

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Disc: 1968. Gold Standard. Orange label.
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--3S A3 / N2WW-0964--5S (Indianapolis pressing)

A copy sold on eBay on April 13, 2018 for over $284 plus shipping.5

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Disc: 1970. Gold Standard. Red label.
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857--3S B1 / N2WW-0964--7S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: 1977. Gold Standard. Black label, dog near top.
Matrix numbers: M2WW-0857-5 Shelly / N2WW-0964-8 Shelly (hand etched) (Santa Maria pressing)

  1. eBay reference 350509438011 (November 29, 2011)
  2. Images from the collection of Christian (of France).
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  5. eBay reference 401521766114 (April 13, 2018)