Nr 161 Please Release Me 

Modified: January 8, 2013

         Release: 1st Records Nr 161 Please Release Me (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1970

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Fame and Fortune
Stuck on You
Teddy Bear
Got A Lot of Livin’ To Do
Treat Me Nice
Jailhouse Rock
Cane and a High Starched Collar

Side 2

The Lady Loves Me
C’mon Everybody
Dominique
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Tribute Programme

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Cover Front: Black on white background. Drawing of Elvis.
Cover Back: Titles on top. Liner notes bottom.

Produced in Holland in 1970 on 1st Records, this the the very first Elvis Presley bootleg album ever. A counterfeit was pressed in the USA in 1979.1 A notable cover difference is the thickness of the cardboard, much like the typical USA releases of that era.2

Disc: Yellow label.

Matrix: 1501A/I/B/I (machine stamped) (Holland, 1970)3
Matrix: 1501A/I/B/I (hand etched) (USA, 1979)3

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In The News
The November 1970 edition of the, 22-page UK newspaper music magazine, Record Mirror features a cover stroy about this Please Release Me bootleg.5

  1. Felix Gubeli, Bootleg Elvis (2012), pp. 440-441.
  2. Boyes, Ernie. "Ernie's Import LP Corner." Elvis Collectors. January 8, 2013.
  3. Felix Gubeli, Bootleg Elvis (2012), pp. 441.
  4. Felix Gubeli, Bootleg Elvis (2012), pp. 441.
  5. "Elvis Presley Record Mirror - November 1970 UK Magazine MAGAZINE Record Mirror - November 1970 Elvis Presley 991 493366. " 991. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2013.