LSP-1254 (e) Elvis Presley 

Modified: November 15, 2015

         Release: RCA Victor LSP-1254 (e) Elvis Presley (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 2/1962

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Blue Suede Shoes
I'M Counting On You
I Got A Woman
One-Sided Love Affair
I Love You Because
Just Because

Side 2

Tutti Frutti
Tryin' To Get To You
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Blue Moon
Money Honey

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Cover Front: First cover released in 1962. RCA Victor logo at upper right, number at upper left without the "(e)", and Stereo in upper right.
Cover Back: Number at upper right with or without the "(e)". FROM THE ORIGINATORS OF ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED STEREO box near the upper left corner. Important notice lower right corner. © by Radio Corporation of America, 1956 centered on bottom.

This one is gaining the attention of collectors. A copy without the (e) on either side of the cover sold on eBay for $236.50 on June 8, 2013.1

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Cover Front: Second cover released in 1962 and used through 1968. RCA Victor logo at upper right, number at upper left, and Stereo in upper right, with or without the red Stereo reprocessed sticker over top, which was later introduced in 1968 The sticker was either affixed to the cover or in rare cases to the shrink wrap.

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Cover Back: From left to right. Number at upper right. FROM THE ORIGINATORS OF ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED STEREO box near the upper left corner. Important notice lower right corner. © by Radio Corporation of America, 1956 centered on bottom. May or may not have a "2" at lower left corner. The third has © 1956, RCA, New York, N.Y. - Printed in U.S.A. centered on bottom. Will have a "4" in lower left corner. The forth has number at upper right with Stereo effect reprocessed from monophonic added. RCA STEREO RECORDS box at top center. Important notice is removed. TMK(S)® BY RCA Corporation © 1956, RCA Records, New York, N.Y. - Printed in U.S.A. centered on bottom. With SER in lower left corner. May have a "2" near middle bottom.

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Disc: 1962. Stereo. Black label, All print on label print is silver. Staggered STEREO on bottom of label. "STEREO ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4727-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4728-3S (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: 1962. Stereo. Black label, All print on label print is silver. Staggered STEREO on bottom of label. No "STEREO ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on label.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PY-4727-8S A1 (hand etched) / Side 2: M2PY-4728-2S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: M2 PY4727-5S (machine stamped) / Side 2: M2 PY4728-4S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: 1964. Stereo. Black label, RCA Victor in white, all other print on label print is silver. STEREO on bottom of label. Album title and artist above spindle. Side 1, track 6 on one line. On both sides, track spacing is condensed.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4727-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4728-3S (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: 1964. Stereo. Black label, RCA Victor in white, all other print on label print is silver. STEREO on bottom of label. Album title above spindle. Side 1, track 6 on two lines. On both sides, track spacing is not condensed.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4727-5S A1 / Side 2: M2PY-4728-4S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: 1968. Orange label. Rigid vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PY-4727-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4728-3S (Hollywood pressing)
Side 1: M2PY-4727-12S A1A / Side 2: M2PY-4728-2S A1 (Rockaway pressing)

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Cover Front: RCA logo and catalog number at upper left with Stereo Effect Reprocessed form Monophonic at upper right. SER in lower left corner. It is extremely rare to find a red sticker on a later release cover.
Cover Back: Four black-and-white Elvis photos. A note about RCA Stereo Records in box at top center. Stereo Effect Reprocessed form Monophonic in the upper right hand corner. With SER in lower left corner. May have a "2" near middle bottom.

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Disc: Orange label. Non flexible vinyl. (1969-1970)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4727-13S A1A / Side 2: M2PY-4728-8S B (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: M2PY-4727-5S C4 / Side 2: M2PY-4728-7S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: 1971. Orange label. Flexible vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4727-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4728-3S (Hollywood pressing)
Side 1: M2PY-4727-10S A1 / Side 2: M2PY-4728-7S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: M2PY-4727-17S A1 / Side 2: M2PY-4728-7S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)2

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Disc: 1976. Tan label.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PY-4727-17S A2 / Side 2: M2PY-4728-7S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: 1977. Black label, dog near top.

Matrix numbers
Side A: M2PY-4727-17S A2P / Side B: M2PY-4728-7S A3N (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: M2PY-4727-19 A3 / Side B: M2PY-4728 10 A2 (unknown pressing U)3

Inner Sleeves
To identify the inner sleeve that is most appropriate for each release, look at the Inner Sleeves page on this site.

Originally released in monaural as LPM-1254 Elvis Presley and re-released as AFL1-1254 (e) Elvis Presley.

  1. eBay reference 390605014463 (June 8, 2013)
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Adrian Tedeschi.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.