Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful 

Modified: November 28, 2011

         Release: RCA Victor 74-0572 Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 11/9/1971

74 0572 cover side2 small Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful (Elvis Presley)74 0572 cover side1 small Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful (Elvis Presley)

Cover: (11/1971) picture sleeve front and back.

74 0572 side2 nfs small Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful (Elvis Presley)74 0572 side1 nfs small Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Yellow label. NOT FOR SALE
Matrix numbers: APKM-1849-1S / APKM-1270-1S (Indianapolis pressing)

74 0572 side2 small Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful (Elvis Presley)74 0572 side1 small Merry Christmas Baby / O Come, All Ye Faithful (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (11/1971) Orange label. On the MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY side, on the right side, Hill & Range Songs Inc., BMI on two lines. On the O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL side, on the right side, Elvis Presley Music Inc., BMI on two lines. On top, Vocal accompaniment: The Imperials Quartet is credited.
Matrix numbers: APKS-1849-2S A1 / APKS-1270-12S (Indianapolis pressing)

Disc: (11/1971) Orange label. On the MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY side, on the right side, Hill & Range Songs Inc., BMI on three lines. On the O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL side, on the right side, Elvis Presley Music Inc., BMI on three lines. On top, Vocal accompaniment: The Imperials Quartet is not credited.1

Regardless of what the price guides may report, I believe that the regular release is far rarer than the yellow label, promotional release.

  1. eBay reference 260857197352 (September 26, 2011)