LSP-2999 Roustabout 

Modified: November 1, 2015

         Release: RCA Victor LSP-2999 Roustabout (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 11/1964

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Roustabout
Little Egypt
Poison Ivy League
Hard Knocks
It's A Wonderful World
Big Love, Big Heartache

Side 2

One Track Heart
It's Carnival Time
Carny Town
There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon
Wheels On My Heels

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Cover Front: RCA and catalog number upper left corner. Victor upper right corner.
Cover Back: From left to right. Catalog number upper right corner and copyright info bottom centered. Catalog number upper right corner. Copyright info bottom centered. Stereo box upper center. RE lower left corner.

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Disc: (1964) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo in silver at top and "STEREO" at bottom.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-5278-1S A / Side 2: RPRS-5279-1S A (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: (1964) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Side 2, Track 4 alternatively credits Joe Byers not Joy Byers. Side 2, Track 4, Horizon on same line as credit. Side 2, Track 5, on one line.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
RPRS-5278-1S A / Side 2: RPRS-5279-1S A (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)

Joy Byers and Bob Johnson were a husband and wife team. Bob Johnson wrote as pseudonym Joe Byers.1 While that may be the case, the official RECORDING INFORMATION worksheet for the song, THERE'S A BRAND NEW DAY ON THE HORIZON, has Joy Byers credited.2"

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Disc: (1964) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-5278-2S A1 / Side 2: RPRS-5279-2S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: RPRS-5278-3S A1 / Side 2: RPRS-5279-3S A1 (Rockaway pressing)3
Side 1: RPRS-5278-3S A1 / Side 2: RPRS-5279-3S A2 (Rockaway Pressing)4
Side 1: RPRS-5278-3S A1 / Side 2: RPRS-5279-3S A3 (Rockaway pressing)3

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Disc: (1967) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Flat label.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-5278-5S A2 / Side 2: RPRS-5279-4S C1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

The original owner of this copy, neatly hand etched into the trail-off area the name of the owner and the date of acquisition May 23, 1970.

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Disc: (1967) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Flat label. STEREO is straight not curved.6

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-5278-??? / Side 2: RPRS-5279-???

Disc: (1968) Orange label. Rigid vinyl.

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

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-5278--7S- (machine stamped) B (hand etched) / Side 2: RPRS-5279--7S- (machine stamped) B (hand etched) (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (1971) Orange label. Flexible vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-5278--5S B1 / Side 2: RPRS 5279 10S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)7
Side 1: RPRS-5278-8S-B / Side 2: RPRS-5279-8S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)

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Disc: (1976) Tan label.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: RPRS-5278-5S B1 / Side 2: RPRS-5279-11S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Cover Front: RCA and catalog number upper left corner. Victor upper right corner.
Cover Back: Catalog number upper right corner. Copyright info bottom centered. Stereo box upper center.

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Flat label.

Matrix numbers
Side A: RPRS-5278-5S B1T / Side B: RPRS-5279-11S A3C (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: RPRS-5278-5S B1V / Side B: RPRS-5279-11S A3D (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Ribbed label.8

Matrix numbers
Side A: RPRS-5278 13 A1 / Side B: RPRS-5279-11S K A5 (Indianapolis pressing)3

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

Also released in monaural as LPM-2999 Roustabout and re-released as AFL1-2999 Roustabout.

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