LSP-1884 (e) King Creole 

Modified: May 11, 2018

         Release: RCA Victor LSP-1884 (e) King Creole (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 2/1962

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

King Creole
As Long As I Have You
Hard Headed Woman
Trouble
Dixieland Rock

Side 2

Don't Ask Me Why
Lover Doll
Crawfish
Young Dreams
Steadfast, Loyal And True
New Orleans

1884-lsp-1962-cover-side1-noe1884-lsp-cover-front-nowwith(e)-pic21884-lsp-cover-back-no(e)-mockup1884-lsp-cover-back-nowwith(e)

Cover Front: Nipper logo at top right, number at upper left without the "(e)". RE lower right corner.
Cover Back: Large RCA box upper left, number upper right without the "(e)". After the third paragraph the copyright info is not bold as © by Radio Corporation of America, 1958 followed by an IMPORTANT! statement.

1884-lsp-1962-side11884-lsp-1962-side2

Disc: Black label, RCA logo in silver at top and "Stereo Electronically Reprocessed" at bottom. Title above spindle hole, small font. In the (from the Hal Wallis production "King Creole," a Paramount picture) statement, "King Creole" is on same line as a Paramount picture. Space between song titles. (2/1962)

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PY-4735-2S A2 / Side 2: M2PY-4736-2S A1 (Rockaway pressing)1

1884-lsp-1962-side1-h1884-lsp-1962-side2-h

Disc: Black label, RCA logo in silver at top and "Stereo Electronically Reprocessed" at bottom. Title above spindle hole, small font. In the (from the Hal Wallis production "King Creole," a Paramount picture) statement, "King Creole" is on same line as Hal Wallis production. No space between song titles. (2/1962)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4735-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-3S (Hollywood pressing)

1884-lsp-1962-side1-h-var1884-lsp-1962-side2-h-var

Disc: Black label, RCA logo in silver at top and "Stereo Electronically Reprocessed" at bottom. Title above spindle hole, small font. In the (from the Hal Wallis production "King Creole," a Paramount picture) statement, "King Creole" is on same line as Hal Wallis production. No space between song titles. STEREO ORTHOPHONIC HIGH FIDELITY on right side under side number. (2/1962)2

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4735-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-3S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)3

This label is commonly referenced as the staggered stereo release.

1884-lsp-1962-cover-side1-noe1884-lsp-1962-cover-side2-noe-5

Cover Front: Nipper logo at top right, number at upper left without the "(e)". RE lower right corner.
Cover Back: Large RCA box upper left corner. Move credits left column. Catalog number upper right. Song titles, three paragraphs, copyright info, and IMPORTANT! Statement, right column. From left to right, copyright variations:

© by Radio Corporation of America, 1958 - small font (5 lower left corner)

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Cover Front: Nipper logo at top right, number at upper left with the "(e)". RE lower right corner.
Cover Back: Large RCA box upper left corner. Move credits left column. Catalog number upper right. Song titles, three paragraphs, copyright info, and IMPORTANT! Statement, right column. From left to right, copyright variations:

© by Radio Corporation of America, 1958
© 1958, RCA, New York, N.Y. · Printed in U.S.A. - bold, large font (2 lower left corner)
© 1958, RCA, New York, N.Y. · Printed in U.S.A. - bold, small font (3 lower left corner)

Disc: Black label, RCA logo in silver at top and "Stereo Electronically Reprocessed" at bottom. (2/1962) (Reference above)

Disc: Black label, RCA logo in silver at top and "STEREO" at bottom. (1963)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4735-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-3S (Hollywood pressing)

1884-lsp-1964-side1-h1884-lsp-1964-side2-h"

Disc: Black label, RCA logo in white at top and "Stereo" at bottom. (10/1964). On side 1, track 5, abbreviated credits. On side 2, track 5 is on one line with credits abbreviated. Track 6 abbreviated credits. On both sides, (from the Hal Wallis production "King Creole,"" on one line and "a Paramount Picture)" on another.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4735-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-3S (Hollywood pressing)

1884-lsp-1964-side1-r1884-lsp-1964-side2-r

Disc: Black label, RCA logo in white at top and "Stereo" at bottom. (10/1964). On side 1, track 5, full credits. On side 2, track 5 is on two lines with full credits. Track 6 full credits. On both sides, (from the Hal Wallis production" on one line and ""King Creole," a Paramount Picture)" on another.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4735-1S C1 / Side 2: M2PY-4736-1S B1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: M2PY-4735-4S A1 / Side 2: M2PY-4736-4S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: M2PY-4735-5S B1 / Side 2: M2PY-4736-5S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

1884-lsp-1967-side1-flat1884-lsp-1967-side2-flat

Disc: (1968) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Flat label.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PY-4735-5S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-5S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

Catalog: LSP-1884(e)
Release: 1971

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Cover Front: Nipper logo at top right, number at upper left with the "(e)". No number on spline. RE lower right corner. With or without sticker attached to the cover.

1884-lsp-cover-back-ser31884-lsp-cover-side2-ser-8

Cover Back: Small RCA box upper left, number upper right with the "(e)" with Stereo effect reprocessed from monophonic line added. After the third paragraph, the copyright info has been relocated to bottom center and IMPORTANT! information has been removed. SER lower left corner and the number 3 lower left corner under left farthest picture. SER lower left corner and the number 8 lower left corner under SER. The combination of this front cover in combination with the back cover, has been seen with the following discs and inner sleeves.

1884-lsp-1968-orange-rigid-side11884-lsp-1968-orange-rigid-side2

Disc: Orange label. Rigid vinyl. (11/1968)

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PY-4735-3S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-3S (Hollywood pressing)

1884-lsp-1969-side1-r1884-lsp-1969-side2-r

Disc: Orange label. Non flexible vinyl. (1969-1971)

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PY-4735-8S-B (hand etched) / Side 2: M2PY-4736-6S-B (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)

1884-lsp-side1-19711884-lsp-side2-1971

Disc: Orange label. flexible vinyl. (1971)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4735-7S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-7S (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: M2PY-4735-10S A2 / Side 2: M2PY-4736-5S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

Catalog: LSP-1884(e)
Release: 1971-1977

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Back: small RCA box upper left, number upper right with the "(e)" with Stereo effect reprocessed from monophonic line added. After the third paragraph, the copyright info has been relocated to bottom center and IMPORTANT! information has been removed. SER lower left corner.
Back: small RCA box upper left, number upper right with the "(e)" with Stereo effect reprocessed from monophonic line added. After the third paragraph, the copyright info has been relocated to bottom center and IMPORTANT! information has been removed. SER lower left corner and the number 2 next to copyright information, bottom center. The combination of this front cover in combination with the back cover, has been seen with the following discs and inner sleeves.

Disc: Orange label. Rigid vinyl. (11/1968) (Reference above.)
Disc: Orange label. Non flexible vinyl. (1969-1971) (Reference above.)
Disc: Orange label. flexible vinyl. (1971) (Reference above.)

1884-lsp-side1-19751884-lsp-side2-1975

Disc: Tan label. (1976)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PY-4735-10S / Side 2: M2PY-4736-5S (Indianapolis pressing)

1884-lsp-1977-side11884-lsp-1977-side2

Disc: Black label. Dog near top.

Matrix numbers
Side A: M2PY-4735-10S A2H / Side B: M2PY-4736-8S B4L (Indianapolis pressing)3
Side A: M2PY-4735-10S A3D / Side B: M2PY-4736-8S B4D (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: M2PY-4735-10S A3K / Side B: M2PY-4736-5S A10 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: M2PY-4735-10S A2W / Side B: M2PY-4736-8S B4W (Indianapolis pressing)

1884-lsp-1977-side1-rigidring1884-lsp-1977-side2-rigidring

Disc: Black label. Dog near top. 2 3/4" ring.

Matrix numbers
Side A: M2PY-4735-11 / Side B: M2PY-4736-9 (hand etched) (unknown pressing)

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-1884 King Creole and re-released as AFL1-1884 (e) King Creole.

  1. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  2. Images from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)